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Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Star City
Ranked #88 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Reviewed 2 June 2013

This hotel is as good as, or better than, Premier Inns in many respects for half the price. Pleasant, efficent staff, very large well-lit room with lots of space, comfortable bed, plenty of chairs, a desk, even a computer chair, good-sized bathroom with large shower cabin, great shower, lovely thick towels and plenty of toiletries. There was even an iron and ironing board in the large wardrobe unit. It is just over the road from Star City restaurants where we had a fantastic curry at Shere Khan's - highly recommended. A good night's sleep, then a perfectly adequate free breakfast thrown in! Only one thing I didn't like and that was the carpeting, my pet hate in hotel rooms. Please rip it out and get some laminate flooring in.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Room was a good price, it was clean, large and had everything we needed. The free breakfast in the morning was good quality and nice. You know what you get with Holiday Inn's, and this is no exception, very good.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

I've been there only 3 days but I can't say nothing wrong. Good service, hotel rooms clean, nice and tidy. Everything what you need next to you. I will always recommend it to my friends. Friendly staff and nice breakfast.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Have stayed here 3 weeks already just starting the 4th week. Joined the premier reward scheme and already dissapointed witht the service that i have recieved.On check out we were confirmed a ground floor room for this week as the lift has been broken several times on previous weeks to arive today to be told that Brian has moved you to level 3. this is week 4 statrting and have yet to have 1) an unbroken bed & 2) to remake the bed when you pull the duvet out as it pulls the sheets clean away from being tucked in. certain reception staff are verry helpfull especilly the cute blonde that works weekends and sophie. Limited menu for evening food especilly if you are here for some length of time and very limited bar options..... Disapointing as a hotel it would suit B&B standards more.

Room Tip: NO swiming pool or Gym nearest Gym is virgin active Star City that charge a full months membership a...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Star City, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Dear kenny n,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your feedback. It is our goal to consistently ensure our facilities and service are superior and we strive to provide comfortable, clean and friendly accommodations to all of our guests.

Please accept our sincere apology for the shortcomings you experienced during your stay and regret our hotel did not live up to your expectations in some aspects.

While we understand that your stay was less than satisfactory, we thank you for sharing your feedback as this is our best resource for improving guest services.

Sincerely,

Joel B
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

Went to this hotel this weekend and the experience was OKAY.
Went to the hotel and the first impressions were really good we had 3 rooms, which were really nice and very spacious. Bathrooms are very nice and spacious and clean.
We went to the bar and they had no Bacardi which was not very impressive as that's all my mum wanted. But that was okay.
When we came back to the hotel at 12 the gates were closed bit you have to open them with a pin. When we got in the receptionist was rude and we founs that opening the room doors were hard and do take a bit of timw to open. When we went to ask them how to open the doors the guy started swearing in french, and was extremely rude to us.
Breakfast was okay had some really good food. But the coffee and tea was not very good.
But I know my review sounds bad but the hotel has a lot of potential with the rooms being so nice. Only if they sort out the food they serve and also give some staff customer service training ( morning staff were very polite and nice) it would be a hotel I would definitely recommend this to other people.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Star City, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Dear Jteezy101,

Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. We rely on you, our guest, to let us know how we
are doing and how we can better meet your needs. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our service continually.

Though I would prefer you had a better experience at our hotel, I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and I hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Joel B
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Stayed here a few times as I struggled to get a reasonable priced hotel in the area. Staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are ok, but don't expect anything special. TV was small and dated. Bathroom is spacious and has everything you need.
Breakfast was good, fair choice, nothing cooked to order, but great if you want to get in and get out before you go to work.
Star city across the road is walkable if you want evening food and entertainment.
I was there when Smurfit had a fire and all the roads were closed off. Found it quite difficult to get back to the hotel as there is only the one entrance off the dual carriageway.
Due to its location from my work area it would probably be low down on my list if I were to return.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Star City, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

Dear Bikerboy40,

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. We strive to provide the best possible service and experience and it is always great to hear from our guests on how we are doing. We are very sorry to read that you experienced inconvenience because we did not meet your expectations. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate the candid feedback we receive and welcome any opportunity to improve.

Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Ferdinand G
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

I stayed here when it was Hampton by Hilton, apparently bought by holiday inn in oct 12. Same staff, pleasant welcome and they clearly have regular business custom. Clean, decent shower, big room, free wifi, £59, can't grumble really can you ?

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Star City, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2013

Dear 007Jansari,

Thanks for your business and your review. Also thanks for pointing out the convenience of our hotel for business travelers.

We are very pleased that you were satisfied with the amenities and services we have. We work very hard to ensure our facilities and services are superior and we strive to be the best hotel in the area and it makes us happy to read that we somehow lived up to your expectations.

Once again, thank you for the kind words of praise. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,

Dhan M
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Star City

Address: Cuckoo Road, Heartlands Parkway Nechells, Birmingham B7 5SB, England (Formerly Hampton by Hilton Birmingham Star City)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: £49 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Birmingham - Star City 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Hampton By Hilton Birmingham Star City Hotel Birmingham
Birmingham Blueberry Hotel

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