Visited this hotel while attending a training event in a nearby office and from a location perspective it was ideal - near the station, other transport links, offices and every amenity required.
In my head I compare everything to a Premier Inn and to be honest - it is effectively it is the same except overpriced. Yes the windows are great and yes it has access to a gym but I would much rather have a reliable WiFi connection, a duvet and pillow that doesn't make a lot of noise every time I move and a television that responds when you press the buttons on either the television or the remote with at least the freeview channels available.
Breakfast was good enough with lovely croissants and the gym was adequate enough for a good cycle but I left feeling more tired than when I went in to check-in and already wanting to get back to my own bed!
I would tend to agree with the other comments that a refresh is required - from the significant amount of wood panelling to the quality of the carpets... just not that great.
My advice: By all means use this place as a base for one night but consider alternatives if you can should you be using this for any longer!
- 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