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Conference Aston Hotel
Ranked #56 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
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Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice stay in Birmingham”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2013

Can't go wrong with this Hotel, clean, friendly, nice food and beer, quiet. It's out of the town center and within the grounds of the University. Very pleasant :)
Good power shower, comfy double bed and all very clean. Complimentary shower and bathroom products, tea and coffee. Even biscuits.

Room Tip: standard double room was excellent
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Russell F
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BuncePS, Public Relations Manager at Conference Aston Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback and kind comments.

We have passed this on to our food and beverage and front of house teams, and sincerely hope we are able to welcome you back very soon.

We are currently expanding and refurbishing our lounge, bar and restaurant which is due to be complete by mid October with the extension opening in early December.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

Everything generally fine for a business venue, easy access to wifi and enough plugs in the room. Main issue was how warm the rooms were. They were sweltering and the windows only open a small way. Seemingly something the venue know about because there is a fan in each room. Doesn't really do the job though.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa J
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BuncePS, Public Relations Manager at Conference Aston Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback and comments.

We have passed this on to our housekeeping team to look at how we are able improve the comfort of our bedrooms,especially during hot weather.

We have taken a lot of feedback on board regarding our smaller rooms and we are currently refurbishing our single bedrooms which are due to be completed by mid September, which will considerably improve the comfort of our smaller bedrooms.
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Have stayed at the centre twice this year for meetings and have had a mixed experience. In February I had a lovely room, spacious, clean, roomy and in April I had a pokey room which was basic to say the least and the electrics did not work. Being an on campus hotel I wonder who the clientèle actually are and whether the staff are trained accordingly. The feeling I had on both occasions was one of an impersonal nature. Reception staff were not very helpful. The food was very good and of course you have the use of the pool, sauna etc. I would recommend this hotel to others but look to manage their expectations by saying its a bit hit and miss. If you are driving, make sure you book car parking early otherwise you will end up in a multi-storey car park 10 minutes away.

Room Tip: The single rooms are very basic and a bit hit and miss whether the electrics work.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Russell S
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BuncePS, Public Relations Manager at Conference Aston Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback and comments.

We have passed this on to our housekeeping and front of house teams and will be working with each of our departments on a brand new programme over the next few weeks to ensure you always receive the same high standard of service and a friendly and welcoming approach.

We have taken a lot of feedback on board regarding our smaller rooms and we are currently completely refurbishing our single bedrooms which are due to be completed by mid September, which will considerably improve the comfort of our smaller bedrooms. They are receiving a full refurbishment with brand new ensuite shower rooms and improved business facilities, including USB charging points.

I sincerely hope we can welcome you back from September, when all of our bedroom refurbishments will be complete.

Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay and for your feedback.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

Hotel would be lovely for a conference as it spacious and very modern. We decided to stay in this hotel to explore birmingham it not that close to the city centre as it takes around ten minutes walk away. Was never anyone at reception which thought wasn't very good. And when rang asking for room service was told to ring back as it had not started yet. Rang back to reception and was put through to the bar who then offered to put my through to the chef and then was back to the reception-- nightmare as one half didnt know what the other half was doing. When finally did go down and order it took them twenty minutes to serve the food.

Breakfast was lovely very nice and freshly cooked. Good as able to use pool and facilities.

Overall Wouldnt stay at this hotel unless was attending a conference.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank fizzyapplelaces
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BuncePS, Public Relations Manager at Conference Aston Hotel, responded to this review, 6 August 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback and comments.

We have passed this on to our front of house and restaurant and bar teams as there should always be someone available at our reception. You should also be able to order room service much more quickly and efficiently.

Following feedback on our restaurant and bar, we began an extensive refurbishment of these areas yesterday with brand new areas opening from October. A brand new hotel bar will provide a much more intimate and relaxing environment for dining and address the atmosphere within these areas. The restaurant will also become a brand new space, completely refurbished and extended with new furniture and design style for relaxed dining, particularly in an evening. The main restaurant reopens in October with the extension opening in December.

I sincerely hope we can welcome you back in the future for a more comfortable stay and to show you some of the improvements we have made following the feedback we have received.

Thank you again for taking the time to review your stay and for your feedback.
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Peterborough, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night as part of a business training course.

I thought it was a really good venue - room comfortable and spacious with large bath towels, free water, all the usual facilities and very clean. I was on level 3 and about halfway along the corridor and heard nothing from rooms around me all night. Some of my colleagues on a higher floor said they couldn't sleep due to the wind but I had no issues.The food and staff were both very good too although the breakfast was a little too greasy for my liking. The venue is easy to find, has nearby parking and is a short walk from city centre. Can't fault it really.

Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

Had a four day training event here and couldn't fault it really. Rooms are good and as good as you would get in a national chain, restaurant superb, service great and you get comolementary use of the newly renovated Edwardian baths on site with pool, sauna and steam room.

Great all round venue for a conference, training or to stay whilst in Birmingham city centre.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

The room was great - and pretty impressive for a university business school. The corridor felt like it was going to be Halls of Residence, but the room - other than a slightly bright colour - was genuinely lovely. The bathroom was good - although a massive window so I had to make sure I closed the blind, and the room was nice. Breakfast was really nice too, and the bar was good for a meal at night.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank noplacelikehome12
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Additional Information about Conference Aston Hotel

Property: Conference Aston Hotel
Address: The Aston Triangle | The Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET, England (Formerly Aston Business School Conference Centre)
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Birmingham
#21 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#38 Business Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Conference Aston Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 163
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A stylish city centre hotel, based on the Aston University campus in Birmingham. Located within the Aston Business School building, the hotel offers 163 four star standard bedrooms, a mix of single, double, twin rooms and suites, all ensuite with free WiFi, LED televisions and all of the comforts you would need when you're away from home. The hotel is perfectly situated for Birmingham and Midland attractions with the city centre within walking distance and other Midland regions close by. The hotel is approximately 20 minutes' walk from New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill train stations, 9 miles from Birmingham Airport and less than a mile from Junction 6 of the M6. Pay and display parking is available onsite. As part of Birmingham's largest residential conference centre, the hotel is ideal for business travellers. Hotel guests also have free use of the adjacent Woodcock Sports Centre, housing Birmingham's oldest swimming pool within a stunningly restored Victorian sports centre. An extensive gymnasium, squash courts and fitness studios are also available. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Aston Business School Conference Centre Hotel Birmingham
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