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The Briar Rose Hotel
Ranked #24 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Excellent location and good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Stayed one night for short break in Birmingham and was a great stay. Location brilliant, 2 minutes from the train station and the Bullring. Room clean and decor modern. Really good value for the price. Friendly staff plus easy to pop to bar for drinks.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Dear Ramm2013,

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

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

We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013 via mobile

Firstly I totally agree with the reviewers as to the location. It could not be better, the short walk from New Street Station. The room was tidy and clean but the bed was shockingly bad thoughout the nights sleep, little in the way of support. A little more thought to a few details would have made it better, a shower screen that was ill fitting so I had a room full of water on the floor following my shower (in real terms you couldn't open the screen anyway due to the handle on the bath and the basin), a chair was in the room for 'lounging' but the setup meant you sat in it facing the back of the high mounted TV.

The easy location to the Weatherspoons should have been a bonus but a fairly poor meal at dinner and breakfast spoilt that... Not the worst night ever but not the best.

Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Dear DaveNelson_UK,

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

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

We are very sorry to hear about the issues with your stay.

We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks

The Briar Rose Hotel team
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013 via mobile

The Briar Rose is a two minute walk from New Street Station, just off New Street. The room was clean, cosy and warm. The welcome an customer service was good. I would highly recommend this hotel for someone on a budget. I had one of the best nights sleep in a while. Breakfast is available to purchase very cheaply from 7am in the Wetherspoons pub.

Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Dear mousey10,

Thank you for taking time out to leave us a lovely review.

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

We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks

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Cologne, Germany
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

I stayed only one night on a business trip but wish I could have stayed longer. Location is perfect to enjoy Birmingham city. 3 minute walk to New street railway station. Staff were very friendly & helpful. The hotel is well decorated and in good order. My room was nicely decorated, clean & with all necessary services. All fittings functioned as they should except the shower. The shower was GREAT and better than you deserve at that room price. I am a real ale fan so the fact that the hotel shares the building with a Wetherspoons Inn was a bonus for me. Breakfast was good but I would have to say the emphasis was on quantity rather than quality. That said, it was good value. There is free Wifi in the room and in the pub. Perfect for my business trip. In a nutshell - excellent value and well-run accommodation in a prime location.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 Wayne B
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Dear Wayne B,

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

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

We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks

The Briar Rose Hotel team
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London
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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

It really is a under 3 minutes' walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station as long as you are heading Tesco Metro (although I got a bit lost as usual). Reception is very friendly, warm and professional (many thanks to Paula, as well as her colleagues). The room is very spacious with bath as well as all the basics including free wi-fi connection and a very generous refreshment tray. I was also very impressed by the display of drawings provided by local schools.
Breakfast in the attached restaurant was very good value too!

A little bit of updating would make a huge difference on the appearance of the rooms. The other suggestion would be the option of warmer water perhaps?

Thanks a lot Briar Rose!

  • Stayed March 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
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mangofish
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Dear mangofish,

Thank you for taking time out to leave us a great review.

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

We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks

The Briar Rose Hotel team
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Ipswich
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

£49 a night weekday is excellent value. The initial welcome was superb, the refurbished room excellent and very comfortable. The bed was excellent and the shower very powerful. Somewhat reminisant of a Good Travel Lodge room but with more style.
The Witherspoons is an excellent addition and Steak NIght is great.
The only downside is, I wasin room 103 and 10 feet away on an adjacent building on my level were six big airconditioning units, whichs made an annoying hum during the day, but which meant I only got two hours sleep on my first night. My second night was better.
I would definatley recomend this hotel, but just ensure your room is at the front!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MIkegamez
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Dear MIkegamez,

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

We apologise for any noise you encountered whilst you were staying with us.

We are pleased to hear you find the hotel great.

We hope to see you again in the near future.

Many thanks.

The Briar Rose Hotel team
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england
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

3rd time of visiting this hotel still offers great all round stay,5 min walk from trian station we arrived early about 12 ish went to reception and they checked to see if room was ready for us and it was so put bags in and unpacked.would recommend this to anyone on sunday checked out at 11 and they let us leave our bags there til gone 3 when we were ready to get train home,thanks to all had great time room was lovely and warm and clean

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank wayne g
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 22 November 2015
Dear wayne g,

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

We are glad to hear you enjoyed you stay with us and found our staff helpful.

We hope to see you again soon.

Many thanks

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:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#35 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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