Booked this hotel really cheap - £33.00 for a double which included breakfast! We arrived at hotel which is a bit tricky to find if you don't know the area - you kind of have to come back on yourself. However, plenty of on site parking which is free. Swift check in, reception staff nice enough. Was given a room on 2nd floor originally however, the room had 2 single beds pushed together and it was an adjoining room which I don't really like. Called down to reception to say I'd booked a double & that I was not a fan of rooms which had adjoining doors - the staff advised that the adjoining door was locked at all times which is fair enough but still preferred a room which did not have one. I also wanted a double bed. Receptionist checked to see if there was a double room available which there was and we were told to go and get new room key. We were given a room on 3rd floor at the front of the building this time with slight noise from the road but this was not a major problem. Room was just as large and nicely decorated as the last. Clean linen & fluffy big towels. Everything in the room, tea & coffee facilities, ironing board & iron - plenty of wardrobe space and hangers. Only slight couple of problems were the tv - had very few channels but I saw the sign on reception desk when checking in advising they currently had issues with this & that they were in the process of rectifying and there was no long mirror next to the dressing table. But these were minor issues. Bathroom was modern and clean and the shower is of a large size with a seat inside - more for disabled I guess but I loved sitting down to shave my legs and I now want in my house :o) I had a REALLY good nights sleep considering being at the front of the hotel as I didn't get up till gone 11am - i never sleep till that time!!! This meant I missed my breakfast, so can not comment on how good/bad this was. When checking out, there was no receptionist on the desk - however I could see a girl seated in a car at the back door my reception. There was a cleaner who asked if we were checking out to which I replied I was, she then called to the girl in the car that there was someone to checkout - I then realised this was the receptionist. She finished checking her makeup in her mirror and then came to the desk. She wasn't rude in any way - however it was not the same friendliness that we were greeted with when we checked in. All in all a nice place to stay, would def stay again.
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- Also Known As:
- Hampton By Hilton Birmingham Star City Hotel Birmingham
- Birmingham Blueberry Hotel