I stay at this hotel a lot-- and have started using the one in Cardiff too as a result of the good experiences in Birmingham.
I most places it is the staff that make the difference, Ibis budget must be training staff well because the welcome is equally warm in each location.
Given that these are budget hotels they do not feel cheap, they are built for purpose not old hotels that have been downgraded-- so the facilities they offer work -- the showers are better than many higher grade brands.
Admittedly the low price brings some compromises-- the bread on the buffet breakfast is consistently poor quality and many of the beds creak every time you turn over ( but are still comfortable as i like a firm bed) but for the price paid they are excusable-- guest houses would struggle to give the flexibility and service for this price.
Being in the centre of the city there is always a buzz about the place-- lots of people out to enjoy themselves and very international --- so the appeal is universal.
The lifts seem to be working again now so no need to worry if you are on higher floors !!!
Welcoming dogs -- even though I've never taken mine gets them a big extra tick-- these little things add to the likeability of the place.
It's so handy for Chinatown ( Restaurants) Arcadian ( more restaurants) theatres, Arena, Mailbox and the gay village that it is easy to see why it is so popular.
- 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