Myself and my partner Ian had booked the Thistle hotel as part of a groupon deal for two nights with breakfast and tickets to Cadbury world.
The downside realising after I booked (My fault) that we then had to pay for parking. Staying more than two nights could work out expensive, especially if you wanted to use your car. We arrived Sunday around 14:00 and Left Tuesday at 10:15. We did get a discount for staying at the hotel, so total cost 24:55p
On arrival which was after 14:00 we checked in, we had no room allocated to us, after a lengthy phone call we were given a room 602. I did not find this an issue, yet did wonder why a room was not already allocated.
The room was clean and tidy, newly decorated probably this year, bathroom also clean. Tea bags, coffee sachets and mini milk cartons available oh and mini biccies. There is never enough milk in those things though.
Looked out of the window and realised we were on the main road, with the underpass as well.
We looked at the restaurant menu and decided to head out for a meal.. a burger and chips was a silly price.
Brilliant Weather spoons (Square peg) a short walk plenty of room and good food.
Now to more of a review:
The staff were brilliant, OK a room was not allocated on arrival yet the lady on reception was polite helpful wore a smile and was very receptive.
All the staff were the same , each morning we met the chambermaids and they all welcomed us with a good morning. The restaurant staff also wore a smile, Maria greeted us on day one, showed us to our table, supplied us with tea and juice and advised us on the buffet. On day two she remembered us and we had a lovely conversation, even though she kept on working. Maria stood out and was a real asset, nothing was too much trouble I am also saying that from an observers point of view, seeing her with other guests.
The hotel itself was well laid out, clean and tidy, I did notice a number of conference rooms. When we left on the Tuesday a few of these were being used.
Our room was at the front, on the main road, I am not a good sleeper at the best of times, so with the traffic and sirens of the ambulance (I guess) and the police cars, also, I am not sure what, road sweepers or something inside the hotel at around 4am, no sleep was had. I could have asked, to see if there was a quieter room for the second night, yet we went out for the day and on arrival back it was not really feasible - so my choice. My partner who does sleep well had no issues with the noise.
Would I return, maybe if I could be guaranteed a quite room, and maybe also cheaper parking as I would like to visit the surrounding area.
One other mini negative, the teabags and milk were not topped up on day two...
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- 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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