We stayed en famille in two rooms on the seventh and eight floors for one night while shopping and going out in central Birmingham. The fact that its a huge blue glass tower makes it easy to find in the city centre's difficult one way system. We parked outside in the slip road to drop off luggage which was good and then parked in the rather grim NCP place round the corner (but which has a deal with the hotel making it considerably cheaper to park there.) Front desk staff were v helpful (young Russian chappie) and two of us had a drink in the ground floor lobby bar, which was fine but later in the evening was v crowded so we gave it a miss later on.
Our rooms were good with interesting views and plenty of space. Wifi was fine and bathrooms big and warm. The decor was a bit "tired" and could do with a refresh. Key positive point was that even tho this was a Friday night and there were people there on a hen night, the rooms were quiet and we didn't hear any corridor sound. In fact we had a really good night sleep.
So the one issue which was disappointing was that we planned to eat in the hotel restaurant but as it closes at ten and we wouldn't be back till ten fifteen that wasn't going to happen. I guess with so much happening in terms of night life around the hotel it probably isn't worth them competing.
Two of us used the gym in the morning and the view was pretty awesome from the 19th floor.
We would use this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Hotel in Birmingham soars above the cityscape in an impressive 39-storey structure near the business district, convention centre and shopping complexes. The large 170,000 square foot John Lewis and the new grand central station on New Street are just a 3-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel also has NCP parking facilities directly behind on St. Jude's Passage. Designed by Matteo Thun, the 211 contemporary rooms and suites showcase modern accents and furnishings and provide amenities such as Free high-speed, wireless Internet. The on-site dining option for guests is the award-winning Filini Italian restaurant. To sip a cocktail or enjoy a beer, step into one of the 2 hotel bars, and keep fit in the 18th-floor fitness centre, where skyline city views enhance your workout experience. The hotel's flexible meeting facilities surround up to 130 attendees with generous meeting spaces and equipment ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham Hotel Birmingham
- Radisson Birmingham
- Birmingham Radisson
- Radisson Sas Birmingham