I've stayed at this hotel three times so I reckon my comments are going to be valid. Every time I arrive I get a friendly, welcoming greeting from the staff. On my second visit the staff recognised as having been there before me and greeted me, and of course same third time.
It seems to be a young crowd that uses the hotel and I know friends who use it rather than drive home after a night in the Village which is just across the road. I thought therefore that it might get a bit raucous late evenings--and there are security staff around from Thursday nights on--- but no hassle no problems and less noise than in most other hotels.
Breakfast is basic, toast, croisants, cereal and some fruit but the coffee is the best machine made coffee I have had -- if you want cooked there are dozens of restaurants within 5 mins walk.
Location is brilliant so close to China town, Hippodrome, Alexandra theatre, cinemas and the gay village, clubs, bars etc.
Rooms are smaller than a lot of places but for the price great value-- spotlessly clean, decent quality towels. I notice another review complained about noise and draught from the window-- I discovered that there are two settings on the window catch--push the lever down and you get no draught or noise.
The bed is firm and yes the mattresses are thin I'm lucky I like a firm bed but I guess it wont suit everyone.
I stayed here while on a series of short courses and recommended it to others who were staying at travelodge ( similar price band)-- they moved and were pleased with the difference.The college will now include it on their suggested hotels list.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Etap Birmingham
- Etap Hotel Birmingham