It had only been open a week and I presume that was why it was £43 a night for a larger room with double bed and a sofa bed, free Wifi (which was great- even on the 14th floor), air con and breakfast! It’s great value for Birmingham.
The bed is firm and really comfy and there is a choice of soft or firm pillows. No bath but a lovely BIG shower. Windows don’t open, but the air con is pretty good although it only goes down to 18⁰C. Shame the tv is so small and so far away from the bed and sofa (see photo). It must be 10 ft from the top of the bed, and 15 ft from the sofa.
The breakfast is included in the room price and you help yourself to bread, toast, chocolate pastries, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, sausage, beans, juice etc.
The hotel is 2 minutes from Snow Hill Rail Station, but about 10-15 minutes from New Street Station. It’s in the business district and close to the Children’s hospital. If you’re a tourist and want to be close to the shops, and night life, then you’d be better off going elsewhere unless you don’t mind a walk.
I didn’t try the restaurant as I didn’t see a menu in my room or in the hotel. There are coffee shops and a Tesco Express near Snow Hill rail station. Or 2 minutes to the rear of the Wesleyan (you can’t miss it) there is a big Wetherspoons (The Square Peg) and some cheap eateries. I went to an Eat-for-less and got a big jacket potato (with a choice of generous fillings) for £1.99. These are at the top end of Corporation St so there’s a number of shops there too. Follow it down to the main shopping area.
The NIA, Mailbox, Alex Theatre and Hippodrome are all about 20 minutes’ walk away. I read that a taxi would be about £8.
I was on business and liked it here as it was much quieter at night than the touristy areas. So much so that I’ve already booked to go back. One good security feature is that you have to use your room card to get the lift to move up.
there's not much noise insulation between you and the corridor, so try and get a room at the far end if you want a quieter night.
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