My first IHG hotel group Staybridge suites brand stay. Was really good, budget price and worth far far more to me IMHO
As IHG Platinum, upgraded on booking room in reception to Junior Suite. Rooms are priced ex VAT, as if you stay 28days, no VAT is payable as long term rental setup here. For shorter stays remember 20% vat is due.
Really central location, just off main city centre street 'Corporation Street' and a short walk everywhere one wants to go, including New Street Railway Station.
I was driving and hotel has 24hour discount rate with the two nearby NCP carparks, £8 instead of £24, much appreciated by me. Hotel marks your ticket in hotel machine before you leave. I try to include such savings in my total price/night, so with a car, that kinda knocks £16 off nightly rate in my book definitely a further rate/price reason to stay at this Staybridge which was already great rate value.
Had 2-room Studio/Junior Suite on high floor. Not overlooked by other buildings which I always prefer, separate bedroom, bthroom + combined living room and kitchen area.
Nice double bed, pillows, bath towels etc. TV in bedroom with wide channel choice, no Skysports/Eurosports but had BT-sports not that I watched.
Loads of lighting and powerpoints throughout, and reasonable speed wifi included along with some breakfast
Living room has another Flatscreen TV, 2-seat sofa, nice armchair, table, cushions and the kitchen area partitioned in corner is very well equipped, sink, dishwasher, pans/china/glass/cutlery, 2 elec hobs, toaster, kettle, combi microwave grill (real shame not also a convection oven ?? ) and even had washing up liquid/sponges/drying towels provided. For food storage also fridge with icebox.
This Staybridge in great condition, hardly used, not sure when opened, could be very new, or maybe things are replaced frequently, I was very impressed with cleanliness of room, kitchen etc
Checkin easy, friendly and helpful staff. Elevator is room key coded. Small selection of food on 2nd floor reception to buy to heat in room, eg Baked Beans, soups, pasta, and good Sainsburry is just 100m away.
Free breakfast in tabled area on reception level, as finished 9.30 I missed it, and in anycase I could make/have coffee + toast in my own room, which was nice and lazy on a Monday morning.
Really worth staying here just for the very central convenient location, let alone price and option to cook odd meal, breakfast for yourself any time you like.
I will return, depending on my needs, but I also like the less central IHG Crowne Plaza although it would be more per night, but for central location this is the place I will now choose to stay, especially if I have driven here, due to £8/24hr hotels discounted NCP parking rate.
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- Our hotel offers a "home-from-home" environment for all types of guest. Relax and un-wind in The Den, making use of FREE WiFi. Enjoy your FREE breakfast in the Hub Kitchen or take it to your room. Get fit in our FREE Exercise Room before grabbing a coffee from our 24/7 coffee machine! All our suites include a fully-equipped kitchen so you can prepare yourself a meal in the evening, or attend the Evening Social on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for complimentary drinks and nibbles! ... more less
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