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Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham
Ranked #71 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Reviewed 14 July 2013

we stayed for one night with friends.we were given adjacent rooms on the 7th floor.
beautifully clean and fresh,modern and tasteful.
good service on check in check out.
great bar for last drinks after a great night in the city.
central for city center,short walk away

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Russell M, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thank you so much for your 5 star review!

Naturally I'm delighted that we lived up to - or perhaps exceeded - your expectations.

We hope this means we will be seeing more of you in the near future.

Warm regards,

Russell Markou

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

All the staff I encountered here were really helpful and friendly. The room (0810) was clean and well maintained, and a very good size with a large and comfy bed. The hotel is well located (though the current work at the train station means it's not quite as easy to get to as it should be, it's still not far at all!). The restaurant serves really nice (if slightly pricey) Italian food, though the service was a little slow.

All in all, very convenient though and I would return.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Russell M, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2013

Many thanks for your review of our hotel.

I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you were happy with our staff and the overall service provided - the team will be delighted to read yet another positive review!

Apologies if you felt the service was a little slow in our Filini restaurant - we recently launched our exciting new menu and there are naturally one or two teething problems which have now been addressed, rest assured our super-efficient service levels are now back to normal.

We hope to welcome you back to us the next time you are visiting Birmingham.

Warm regards,

Russell Markou

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

Stayed in a suite on the 16th floor(very high arrggh lol). Overall a really nice stay just a few little blips. On arrival discovered the bedding to have feathers which affects my asthma. Would have asked for these to be changed before arrival if we knew this would be the case. We asked for these to be changed three times and after a couple of hours nothing had been done. On our way out to our evening meal we asked again at reception and asked for it to be swapped by the time we got back so we could settle down for the night. We were happy to find out things had been sorted by the time we got back. Room was very nice and had a massive bed. If the air con was a bit cooler then it would have been perfect. Had breakfast brought to our room in the morning which was great being able to stay in our pj's. only other blip was the gym not being open in the afternoon was looking forward to a workout before a night out. Got the room for £135 which for the size of the room I think was good value don't think I would pay more.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Russell M, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2013

Thank you for posting a review of our hotel further to your recent stay.

I'm very happy to read that overall you enjoyed your stay and you were happy with your suite - please accept our apologies for the delay in responding to your request, although I'm pleased to see we had everything in place by the time you returned.

The gym opening hours have changed to allow the spa to operate; the spa has been put in place further to many guest requests over the past few months. Now open for the past 2 weeks the spa is very popular with our guests and I highly recommend you pay it a visit the next time you visit Birmingham.

I sincerely hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon.

Warm regards,

Russell Markou

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Reviewed 13 July 2013

I have stayed here twice, the value is not outstanding as you will not get a room here for much less than around £90 a night, but as the tallest building in Birmingham it offers some great views over the city with large floor to ceiling windows, I asked for a room on a high floor which was well taken care of by the hotel as they gave me a room on the 18th floor but sadly only the first 19 floors belong to the hotel, with the 19th floor being a gym, everything above the 19th floor are private apartments so do not expect to go to the top of the building for the views, there is no access for hotel residents, there is no cafe on the top floor or viewing area or anything like that which is a disappointment.

The rooms are a very good size, well equipped with glasses, bottle opener, ice bucket with ice machine in corridor on every floor, toiletries ect, the bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. although there is the odd stain, cigarette burn ect in the room. This is a smoking hotel which I find ridiculous and insane, no high rise building of this size should allow smoking for obvious reasons, many other smaller hotels are completely non smoking, so I cannot understand why they allow smoking in a building which has the biggest fire risk. I am a smoker myself but think it is very irresponsible towards the private residents on the 20 floors above (39 floors high) to allow the lower 19 floors to smoke. The bathroom is very nice, the atmosphere of the hotel is pretty good, nice and calm, the self service buffet breakfast was okay, not bad at all, and the (French) staff in the restaurant were extremely professional and welcoming. Although one or two of the (English) staff at reception had the 'air hostess' attitude but generally speaking the staff were good. Overall a good trip, left the hotel happy.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Russell M, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thank you for your review of our hotel.

I'm very pleased to read that overall your stay was to your satisfaction and I'm happy that you enjoyed the amenities available.

In response to your comments regarding the smoking policy; we have one floor which is entirely dedicated to guests who prefer to smoke in their room, however, we see a decline in the number of requests for these room types and as a result we are in the final stages of planning to convert this floor to non-smoking, once completed the entire hotel will be non-smoking. I can assure you that the building is designed to all current safety standards which take into account the current smoking policy.

We hope to see you here again very soon, next time don't miss out on a great treatment in our new spa!

Warm regards,

Russell Markou

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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We live in Birmingham, but after seeing a show at the Hippodrome we decided on a one night stay at The Radison Blu to save going home. We were not dissappointed. The hotel is in a great location, just a short walk from the main railway station, New Street, and the famous Bull Ring shopping centre. The room was very pleasant, comfortable bed, flat screen TV and a clean bathroom. There is also a great view from the room we stayed in of Birmingham with a wall to ceiling window some 7 floors up. Ok, it's not the Manhattan skyline, but, still it is very nice. We had breakfast next morning which was very good, help yourself type food. All in all, a very nice stop over in our home city.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Russell M, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel following your recent stay.

Indeed we are very fortunate to be so close to Birmingham New street train station and both the Alexandra and Hippodrome theatres, why not try out our pre-theatre menu in our Filini restaurant the next time you stay? New chef, new menu - I am certain you will be impressed with the new offering.

I'm very happy to read you enjoyed the views from the 7th floor - the next time you book be sure to request a higher floor, perhaps the 18th? The views across Birmingham are breath-taking.

We hope to welcome you back to us very soon.

Warm regards,

Russell Markou

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

well what can you say curtain missing broken chair cigaretts burns in carpet stains on the duvet they dont seem to care to much helpfull man on reception when e
we cheecked in and lovely polite bar maid

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Russell M, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2013

Thank you for your review regarding your stay with us.

I appreciate your comments and I am sorry that you got the impression that we don't seem to care - I can assure that we care very much for every single one of our guests and we take pride in making every effort to ensure that all of our guests leave our hotel happy, if issues are brought to the attention of our staff during the guest stay then we jump into action to resolve it to the satisfaction of the guest, our staff are empowered to use their initiative to solve all problems - although in your case it seems that we missed a couple of items during the room inspection which has been followed up on and resolved, again, please accept our apologies for this and for any discomfort caused.

All of our rooms are equipped with sheers and black-out curtains, I can assure you these are in every room, however, in some rooms they are discreetly tucked into alcoves to allow maximum light into the room during the day. In regard to the carpet, we do have a small number of carpets that have become stained over the past few weeks, whilst they are clean I appreciate they could look unsightly, these carpets are being changed over the next few weeks.

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon where I am certain you will see that your previous visit was an unfortunate one-off occurrence. Please feel free to contact me at the hotel should you wish to discuss further.

Warm regards,

Russell Markou

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

MAIN POINT - This hotel has a perfect location. Short walk from the train station, bull ring shopping centre and Arcadian (bars, clubs, china town). Therefore everything is a short distance away.

Hotel itself is clean, modern and friendly. Rooms are brightly decorated with decent flatscreen TV and comfy bed. Not the most luxurious hotel but definitely to our taste as a young couple.

Staff were friendly on check in but we seemed to get at a busy time and this did take 20 mins or so. So we went for a drink in the bar. £11 for 2 drinks later (not cocktails - beer and small wine) we were sorted.

Breakfast excellent. Lots of healthy options with fruit etc, cereal and an English hot selection which was very nice. Breakfast room is very smart too.

Overall, I have stayed in many Birmingham hotels and this is definitely in the top 2!!!

Room Tip: Went via Trivago. Got room for less than £95
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Russell M, Director of Operations at Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to pass on your feedback regarding your recent stay with us.

I can see that overall you had a delightful stay, it's always lovely to read such positive comments about our location, rooms, food offering and our genuinely friendly staff; the team will be very happy to read these comments which will only add to their motivation to continue to exceed our guest expectations.

We hope that soon we will be your number 1 hotel of choice in Birmingham and we look forward to welcoming you back to us.

Warm regards,

Russell Markou

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Address: 12 Holloway Circus Queensway | Queensway, Birmingham B1 1BT, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: £69 - £216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Birmingham 4*
Number of rooms: 211
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. The 211 contemporary rooms and suites showcase modern accents and furnishings and provide amenities such as Free high-speed, wireless Internet. Experience the unique twist on the classic British Brasserie in on-site Collage restaurant. From sumptuous steaks and smoked haddock kedgeree to a classic British cheeseboard, enter the world of Collage where the theatre of service and unforgettable dishes are the order of the day. Enjoy a cocktail or beer at our Lobby bar or the Collage bar. 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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