Thank God I was only at Thistle Birmingham City for just the one night, it wasn't right for me at all. I arrived at night and got a taxi from Digbeth Coach Station... definitely not a journey to be done on foot. Also, the hotel isn't in the easiest location to find if you aren't familiar with the city. It's really out of the way and not in the city centre as I had hoped. My friend and I went out to find somewhere to get something to eat and couldnt find any shops/takeaways places anywhere nearby. In fact, it almost felt deserted! We then decided to go back to the hotel and order room service instead.
We got the shock of our lives when we looked at the menu and saw the prices. Something as simple as an egg and cress sandwich? £5.95! A tuna and onion sandwich? £6.45! Daylight robbery. On top of that... there was a £5 tray charge. They're having a laugh! So we decided to venture up to the bar (which, to be fair was gorgeous) to try and get something to eat without having to pay a 'tray charge'. I had a very tasty ham and tomato sarnie with crisps and coleslaw along with a cup of coffee but ooops, the barman actually FORGOT to bring me my coffee!!! Luckily, he was very apologetic and I didn't have to pay for my missing cup of coffee.
Our room (520) was very small but clean. Bed was comfortable so no complaints there. However, what I would complain about is the fact the room had no fridge (I had brought snacks along with me that needed to go in a fridge), also the shower was very weak and piddly. Quite disappointing really....
If I'm ever back in Birmingham again I'll be looking to stay at a hotel actually IN the city centre. Unfortunately the Thistle City Birmingham just wasn't right for me :-(
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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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- Also Known As:
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