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The Briar Rose Hotel
Ranked #28 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Better than we expected!”
Reviewed 14 January 2012

The hotel is a 5 min walk from the train station and just of new street so great for shopping and broad street is only 5 mins away! We had a luxury room (only a bit more expensive and worth every penny!) The room was really tastfully decorated with hairdryer and ironing board and iron. Feather pillows and duvet on a king size bed as well as a sofa and a 32inch LCD TV. Tea and coffee making facilities with plenty of milk (makes all the difference!) Bathroom was amazing! Large bath (big enough for two) really well decorated and a good powerful shower/mixer! Room was clean and spacious with plenty of power points. Located above a Wetherspoon pub so food and drink always on hand at a reasonable price. Would definately go again and stay longer if possible!

Room Tip: Go for the luxury room at the rear as is nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2015
Dear Wayne P,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely 5* review.

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

you pay a bit more but you can tell the difference.

Right on top of a JD Wetherspoons as well, so always food and drink available. Rooms are very nicely decorated. The only bad thing about this is that it's quite a way from Broad Street if you are going out over there.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2015
Dear anthony2312,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Udon Thani
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

It is a Wetherspoons' Hotel, so you really know what to expect.
Good size & quality room, clean & kept clean by efficient staff.
Will have a busy bar attached that will sell you reasonable quality food, at a reasonable price. On top of that they are nearly always in a central city location.
As a chain I would select them over any other as a first choice simply because of the value for money.
That aside the Briar Rose is a great building with great guest rooms..

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 29 November 2015
Dear bob_helm,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We are glad to see you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

I struggled to find a hotel at the last minute in Birmingham, due to sports events taking place, and fell upon the Wetherspoons Hotel, Briar Rose.
Not sure what to expect, I was taken aback by the quality of my room, the size of it was great and the comfortable bed made for a great nights sleep.
The bathroom was gorgeous, but if I have one criticism it is that the bath surround was very wide and so getting in to the bath to use the shower was difficult and did feel dangerous (I made this comment on my feedback sheet), but the shower was extremely powerful and the bath very deep too.

A great location, New Street with the main shops runs past the bottom of Bennetts Hill, and as the Christmas market had just started that day it was great to be so close to everything.

I ate in the wetherspoons pub itself, and the food was good but the service was extremely slow and it wasn't that busy at the time of ordering - just a minor whinge.

I would definately stay again and have already told a few people about the hotel.

Room Tip: book a superior room away from the road, and whilst no view, it does make for a good nights sleep if...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 29 November 2015
Dear pickle66,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again In the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2011

I'd definitely recommend this hotel for a short city centre break.

We were on a shopping and German Market visit, and for this the hotel was perfectly placed. The Bull Ring was a five minute stroll away while the market now extends all the way down New Street and therefore was right at the bottom of Bennetts Hill.

Our room (502) was on the top floor and I would suggest that this is probably the best option. The noise of bottles crashing into the bins that a previous review mentioned was there, but it was so far away that it didn't disturb us. The same goes for the hum of the air conditioning.

The room wasn't huge, but then this is a city centre hotel so it's not fair to expect so. It was still plenty big enough for the two of us, and was clean and comfortable. A hair dryer was provided, as was shower gel - always useful.

If you're looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay in Brum then I can't recommend this place high enough.

Room Tip: The higher rooms are less affected by outside noise
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 29 November 2015
Dear BigCol63,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again In the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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West Yorkshire
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2011

Briar rose is a Wetherspoon Pub, but you enter the Hotel by another entrance, The reception staff were helpful and friendly. the bedroom was large nice and clean with hair-dryer Tea and coffee making facilities, and a nice big TV. the bathroom was very roomy and all was very clean and well maintained. the Hotel is 5 minutes from the station (walking) We ate in the Pub on the Friday evening which was excellent value for money, and then Saturday evening we walked down the road, 2 minutes and had a meal at the Bella Italia which was very good indeed. Both days we had breakfasts in the Pub and I am vegetarian and the food was very good, my friend also said that the full English was great. I can't fault the Hotel at all, But it is noisy at night not from the Pub but from outside, as you are in the centre of Birmingham, so just take ear plugs.,

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 29 November 2015
Dear JakiWestYorkshire,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again In the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2011

Stayed here with a friend for a weekend and was very impressed. Room was large and more stylish than the tariff would suggest. Comfy beds and plenty of tea/coffee. Great location - just off the main shopping street and close to New St station. Wetherspoons just downstairs for drinks which we enjoyed in the comfort of our room and then a good value breakfast in the morning.

We stayed on a Saturday night and there was base noise from a nearby club until around 2am but it was not so intrusive that you could not sleep.

I would recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Dear simbelina,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again In the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Property: The Briar Rose Hotel
Address: 25 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#36 Business Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Briar Rose Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located right in the centre of the vibrant city of Birmingham, The Briar Rose welcomes business and tourist visitors alike. We have 40 individual bedrooms, many with high, vaulted ceilings. All of our rooms are en suite and include tea and coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer and TV. FREE Wi-Fi is available in the bar area. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Dental hygiene and shaving kits are available to purchase from reception. ... more   less 
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