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Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Ranked #63 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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“Fine for business meetings”
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We held 20 interviews here over 2 days. Originally we were put into meeting rooms right at the back of the hotel. I changed them to the ones at the front below reception. I was worried that candidates would not be able to find us.
Otherwise everything went smoothly. Nice room - i got a fruit bowel for some reason which was most welcome.
Good standard breakfast. Close to the station and although I didn't drive I'm told that the parking was very close by.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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, Manager at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, responded to this review, 16 July 2012
Dear CheshireChap58

Thank you for your review, I hope you had good stay with us.

The location of the hotel it is great, we are in the heart of city centre everything is within minutes walk away.

Once again, thank you for taking the time and trouble to write. We look forward to welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Looking at the hotel you do think you want to get back in your car and run but it is better inside. I have stayed here a few times and it could really do with a makeover on the exterior. It is down the road from the bull ring and round the corner from New Street Station. You can park at Albany car park behind (which is very rough but ok). The rooms are ok and the bar a bit dated but it does have a balcony area (true it does look over the road and dodgy shops) which in the summer is a welcome addition. This is a fine hotel for business or a flying visit but not for a long stay or a romantic break.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, responded to this review, 10 August 2012
Dear UkBustraveller,

Thank you for posting a review of our property. Our hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the city center. I am glad you liked your room accommodation. It is my regret that you found the hotel exterior unattractive. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our hardest to delight our guests. Please accept my apologies for falling short of your expectations. Your review will be used to consider needed improvements and I hope that you can give us a chance in the future to show you what we have done.

Sincerely,

Lera M
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

I stayed at the hotel on Friday 29th June, The reception staff were friendly and professional. The hotel building was better on the inside than the outside. The rooms were reasonably decorated but nothing special and all fixtures worked, sadly only a double bed, not a king size, this did not aid a comfortable sleep. However the rooms were very clean, throughout.There was only one towel in the bathroom on arrival but reception had others sent up quickly after my request.
The menu in the restaurant was not exciting and as a vegetarian i had only 2 options, both pasta dishes. I do expect a better quality menu in this day and age and at a 4 star hotel. When i asked the waiter for any alternatives he pointed me to the bar menu, which gave a choice of Pizza, or Nacho's, not great for a birthday celebratory meal.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Dear Dawn186424

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I do apologise for any inconvenience that you have experienced. We regularly review our menu option and we will take you feedback into our consideration for our next review. I hope you had good stay otherwise.

Once again thank you for your review and we hope to see you soon with improved menu option for you.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2012

Convenient for the city centre shops and restaurants. Easy to get to from New Street Station. Just face the Bullring and walk to your right.

Not a particularly inspiting facade but the rooms are big, bright and modern. Functional bathroom with good shower. The twin had plenty of space for two to spend a few days. Small table with chair and a desk and chair..

Facilities good with good sized TV (limited channels), tea and coffee maker and an ironing board and hairdryer.

My room faced the street which was pretty busy and relatively noisy. Didn't cause any problems sleeping though.

Breakfast was good with a choice of continental and cooked items, toast maker etc.

Good choice for business in the city centre or, at the right rate, for a tourist.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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, Manager at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
Dear Adrianhobson,

Thank you for your review, I hope you had good stay with us. The location of the hotel it is great, we are in the heart of city centre everything is within minutes walk away. We are currently working on a project regards to the TV channel options and looking to roll it out very soon.

We look forward to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 2 July 2012 via mobile

Nothing that will set the world of fire but does the job for a hotel near the station and my local office. Nice bar and rooms are large with FS TV.

  • Stayed June 2012
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, Manager at Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, responded to this review, 5 July 2012
Dear monkfish870,

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre.

Concerning the Bar and the TV , it is very encouraging to receive your kind comments.

Once again, thank you for taking the time and trouble to write. We look forward to welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre

Property: Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre
Address: Smallbrook Queensway | Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham B5 4EW, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#24 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#32 Family Hotel in Birmingham
Price range (per night): ₹ 4,107 - ₹ 12,001
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern 3-star Hotel located in the Smallbrook Queensway area of Birmingham. ... more   less 
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