The Thistle Hotel was located a little remotely at the North end of Birmingham. While the area seems a bit deserted, it is just a short walk into town, to the Snow Hill Train Station, or north to shops and restaurants along...
The hotel has a large foyer area, which I enjoyed whilst waiting for my room to be cleaned, 1 hour after the advertised check-in time! Indeed, the cleaners at the hotel seemed to work on a very strange system and quite often I would return to the hotel in the afternoon and have to wait until they got to my room. But that was really the only issue with the Thistle.
I would say that my room was cosy – not huge, but an economic use of space and there was enough room to spread out. There were good facilities included – tea/coffee and kettle, tv, desk, iron and ironing board and a clean bathroom with a bath and shower.
When I first got there, I thought the Thistle might be a little too remote, but once I got to know the lay of the land, I realised it was fine. If you are travelling further than walking distance, there is a large bus stop just around the corner, or if you have your own car there is parking on site.
The Thistle was a good, economical, comfy place to stay. By no means was it the best hotel I’ve stayed in, but it was a very good option and certainly comfortable for a weeks stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Angus Hotel is a welcoming, contemporary hotel close to the city's famous Bullring. Located in central Birmingham, The Royal Angus Hotel is an excellent choice for discovering Britain's second-largest city. Local highlights include the Bullring Shopping Centre, with several theme parks and other outdoor attractions within easy driving distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Thistle Birmingham City Hotel Birmingham
- Thistle Hotel Birmingham