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Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Centre
Ranked #59 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
Nailsea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Etap stay”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

You have to pay for parking and wifi separately and on top of the cost of the room but other than that great place

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Goole, England
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Needed to book a cheap hotel as my partners son was undergoing a major operation in a Birmingham Hospital. Cheap it was, only £29 per night for the 2 of us in a double room. Very modern hotel and the staff were very friendly (special mention for Daisy!). Unfortunately, the modern room was very small and clostrophobic with the sink in the room. The very small shower opens out into the room and the toilet was so small my shoulders touched both walls (it to opened out directly into the room. The room was very clean and modern. the Bed was very low, almost like a japanese footon and a very thin matteress laid on top of a solid chipboard panel. We are both in our mid fifties, and found it a little difficult to get into bed. It was twice as hard to get out of after a disturbed nights sleep because of the constant traffic noise from the A38 outside and its limited height off the floor. Ideal hotel for the young, but if you have aches and pains etc, book elsewhere.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paul U, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
I’m so sorry that you were disappointed by your experience staying with us. I appreciate the feedback and rest assured that we take all comments very seriously.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

The Etap Birmingham Centre is located 10 minutes away from New Street rail station and the main City Centre area. The hotel is located off Bristol Street, buses 61, 63 pass by every 5 minutes (evenings and Sundays every 7-10) to the City Centre, however it’s quicker to walk.

Check-in is efficient. Payment is taken upon arrival so you don't have to wait when check-in out.

Breakfast is £4.75 and is basic compared to other Etap hotels in Europe. There are numerous places to eat breakfast in the City Centre including Wetherspoon’s which open early.

Breakfast consists of tea, coffee, orange juice, apple juice, toast, pastries, selection of jams, preserves and spreads, fresh fruit and two types of cereal. Unfortunately, during my stay, there was only one member of staff replenishing the buffet and I had to ask four times for items such as coffee mug, glass for juice, milk, juice)

Reception staff are friendly.

Rooms are basic (as per Etap hotels) and have good air-conditioning. Freeview television is in all rooms. Powerful shower, sink basin and WC.

Internet is available within the café / reception area and is charged. Internet is slow.

Parking is available and is chargeable.

The hotel has two lifts which were slightly temperamental.

My room was overlooking the back area / car park and I was woken up at 7am by delivery vans.

Overall a good priced hotel offering basic good accommodation for a good price. I paid £31 including breakfast for one person which was booked online.

Good points: Location and friendly staff.
Bad points / things to be improved: breakfast selection – less choice than other Etap hotels. Breakfast replenishment was slow. Hotel lift’s temperamental.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Paul U, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Many thanks for the review. We always welcome feedback and my team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope we can be part of your future travel plans.
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

The Etap is a nice clean hotel on the edge of a housing estate about a ten min walk from the city centre.
The rooms are nice and bright, basic but have everything you need and for the price I paid perfect.

The only negative I have is the big fridge full of drinks downstairs didn't work and it was boiling hot the day I visited. When I pointed out the problem to the staff they didn't really seem to care.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Paul U, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, 27 April 2012
Thanks for leaving your thoughts here. The team and I are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we’ve taken note of your comments. Rest assured we will address them.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

The title says it all really......how etap can justify charging £50.00 for this type of a room is beyond me. We normally pay between £18.00 and £34.00 pounds for staying at the etap but on our last visit the room rate was £50.00 this in my opinion is heavily overpriced considering how basic the room was.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Paul U, General Manager at Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, 23 April 2012
Many thanks for your feedback and I’m sorry that you were disappointed on this occasion. Our rates do reflect the demand in the city and are closely monitored with other hotels in the city to ensure that we are offering the best available rate. Promotional rates that are highly discounted when booking over 30 days in advance can be found online subject to availability.
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Property: Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Centre
Address: 1 Great Colmore Street, Birmingham B15 2AP, England (Formerly Etap Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Birmingham
#40 Business Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel ibis budget Birmingham Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ibis budget is a budget hotel, offering clean and comfortable accommodation, with guaranteed standards of service and a simple food option at really affordable prices. It is ideally located within the city centre, walking distance of "Bull Ring" shopping centre, Broad Street, Arcadian Centre and the main entertainment areas. The hotel offers 24-hour reception and the option to accommodate up to three people per room. 250 en-suite bedrooms including 12 accessible rooms - "Fraiche" offers a selection of sandwiches & snack 24 / 7 - "Eat as much as you like" continental buffet breakfast. FREE Wifi is now available in all public areas and bedrooms. ... more   less 
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