I have nothing good to say about the experience except that the restaurant staff were friendly. It took 300 minutes of queuing to get a key and a further three ascents / further quesuing to get into the room as the magnetic strips did not work. Arrived early to be greeted simply with "You can't check in here" - no welcome or greeting. the most appalling service I have ever experienced in a city centre hotel, and for the price entirely unacceptable. Surly reception staff, overwhelmed by long queues and too few computers. Poor rooms small, dark, - wall paper peeling; paint rubbed off in bathroom
Hotel room was tiny, also walls and carpet were dirty. funny smell in hallsway and lift. Bar staff were very rude.
Although it is located in the centre of Birmingham the hotelrooms were dirty and uncomfortable (old beds, bathroom below standards) Hotel needs compleet renovation
great location for shopping etc and near station no staff about at breakfast no tables cleared to sit at when one did appear they still did not seem on top of the job. lunchtime in bar was short staffed one person behind bar doing everything not enough seats.
Room was dark and dirty, matted ball of hair on window pane( which faced another room, no natural light) awful room lighting, i asked for more lights and they did nothing to help.shower had no hot water and water poured out from a crack all over the bathroom floor and the t.v did not work unless you fiddled with the exposed wires!! the only reason i stay in this hotel is the location to workplace.This hotel needs a very huge renovation.
The hot bath/shower The facilities are old and out of date. It is a Victorian type of hotel but the maintenance to this standard has not been effected at all. The odour and smells coming out of the rooms are horrible. There is a a need to change the beddings and sheets.
Housekeeping did their best given what they had to work with. No internet in rooms-barely functioning in lobby.
the only thing good about this hotel was the guy that night on the reception he was shaking from the stress ,but we got dealy with ,and then the day after we were un happy again as my room had bee re booked to some one esle and i was sent to a yob hostel to put in polite where i had to share a lift with a skin head gross
Excellent location - closed to all of the city's attractions, bars, clubs and shops No car park
Location, the price I stay here 3 or 4 times a month and there are always niggling complaints; 2 out of my last 3 early morning call requests didn't happen. Heating not turned on in my room until 3rd request; no iron in the ironing room (stolen!) but no offer to pop next door to Debenhams to get one. Location and price, plus a decent breakfast, save the day
Very accomodating staff Dusty and the food was the same every day!
The view, bed and the shower Chaotic buffet breakfast.
location was easy to find wifi was only in the lobby and I had to pay to use their parking deck
The hotel was in a great location as we were visiting Birmingham for the Christmas markets and shopping at the Bullring. Nothing at all.
Check in/out was very efficient The lifts!! Have a mind if there own but when your in the 14th floor you have no choice but the use them it can take you up & down a few times before getting the floor you require Oh & breakfast is chaos not enough tables to cater for guests
Large comfortable rooms, well heated and great bed
The location, comfort and cleanliness of the hotel.
Staff really friendly without fail.
Staff very helpful, nice location. Room was in need of decorative updating, bathroom was scruffy and tired, heater did not work well
very close to town centre
Great, location, good food, and comfortable quiet room!
The breakfast was excellent Excessive car charges £24 sterling for one night was excessive, I presume rooms are going to be updated ...
the breakfast was fantastic.
Excellent location, high standard of room, comfortable bed, excellent en suite with bath and shower. Breakfast was not very hot and we had to wait until we had nearly finished before coffee was served, but the choice was good. The plates should have been warmed.
Breakfast Room was cold. Staff unable to get fixed so put up with it rather than repack and move.
Dining room staff excellent all staff very helpful Telephoned to change from one room to two. This had not happened on checking in. However we were accommodated a room each and next to each other which was great
helpful porters at the entrance and the pool.
Luxury and modern styling, lovely lobby, restaurant and classy bar, clean and felt quality, professional and smart staff The drunk young italian thug at the bar....... The lack of free satellite tv channels...... Plus the parking that had to be in the NCP around the corner was closed at 11pm when I got back to the hotel!
Excellent facilities Comfortable bed overal good We presumed breakfast and car parking was included in the price as it was the previouse year and cheaper then.
very helpful staff nothing outstanding stood out but it was a very pleasant stay with no problems. too much chlorine in the pool and jacuzzi
Good staff Want to charge you for water bottles in room No batteries in remote control Cheap toilet paper For the price you pay you would think the hotel would get all these little points right!
Late check out at 12.00, which means you can have a lovely lie in Unfortunately the temperature was minus 4 degrees and the hotel is not built for cold weather. The rooms were just at a reasonable temperature for someone that doesn't feel the cold too much. The restaurant and lounge area were very cold and whilst the food was excellent, we left as soon as we had finished eating as it was uncomfortable to sit and enjoy.
Easy walk to NIA. Staff always polite & friendly. Nothing
Wonderful Room Wonderful View Wonderful Spa!
Well appointed and central location However you look at it £170 can get you overnight anywhere
Excellent service Nothing
double beds in thetwin rooms and being allowed to have a smoking room
the pizza. screaming kids running about in the corridor.
Jurys have really up the mark in this Hotel,We have stayed before and it gets better every year.
Proximaty to centre
hotel room was lovely - good value for money and the breakfast was good.
Location; bar. 1. Staff ignoring people who were smoking in the non-smoking/eating sections of the hotel. 2. Newspapers having to be collected from reception - I wanted to read in bed. 3. The shower leaks all over the bathroom floor because the shower door doesn't fit properly
Location despite being far from the railway station What we were charged had nothing to do with both your prices on the internet and nothing to do with the numbers of breakfasts we had. we had to intervene to both. this is the first time we are facing this after hundreds of hotels we visited. we had our room left for the hole day as we woke up one day
My visit was good and enjoyed my stay as the location is near the clubs and restaurants and the German Market The fact that the cleaners woke me up three times between 8.30am and 9.30am by entereing my room while I was sleeping
the size of our room was excellent
Convenient location. Ideal for a night out in the centre of Birmingham. Rooms were pretty basic, but sound enough for what we needed them for.
The comfort of the rooms and big bathrooms along with the atmosphere in the bar/restaurant area. gorgeous breakfasts with very good attention to detail with what was on offer. The shower was a bit low in both pressure and height and the room a bit cool.
room was lovely Checking out was long winded as only one receptionist on, we were checking out at 07.15am (not a busy time!) to be at an appt for 07.30 but receptionist was back & forward as couldn't find a receipt for customer in front of us and never once asked for someone to serve,so we were late for our appt by few minutes....poor
massage chairs in the spa were a big plus
This is the second time here and we had another wonderful time! We especially love the position as its very close to the canal network and various bars and restaurants - plus very near to the City Centre. Lovely atmosphere too as, although its an incredibly comfortable hotel it also has a 'warm and inviting' feel. Your staff are 'second to none' - well done! Hope this assists - thanks.
The room was comfortable. The check-in experience was very amateur for a hotel of your calibre. Also I found that the carpet in the room was quite stained.
Stylish decor the very poor service!!! both reception and in the restaurant!!!
The availability of an iron and ironing board in my room. When I went down to breakfast I was seated and then ignored for about 25 minutes. I had to ask one of the staff if I could order as I had a tight schedule.
The service in the bar was appalling and the hotel is starting to look shabby and neglected.
Close to Birmingham New Street rail station
The room was very clean and well presented and very quiet. Coffee & Tea available. I did not like the Hotel policy of requiring a deposit if you were going to use any of the facilities.For example we had dinner in the restaurant but I was not allowed to charge it to my room because I had not paid a deposit when I booked in. I paid cash. It is a minor irritation but a silly policy.
Nice and friendly receptionists I choose the hotel because Internet should be available. That turned out to be the case only in the first floor, not in my room.
On a cold winters night it was very very close to the bar we were going to that evening and it was close to local shops and supermarket! Staff were extremely unwelcoming and not usefull in the slightest
the heating,as it was very cold in birmingham city that day we was their no where to park!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Hotel was spot on staff very helpfull walking into city centre was about 15 minutes through not very nice side streets. ( not recomended returning from NIA at night )
The hotel had a pretty good location, fairly central to the city and shops. I was literally a few minutes from where I needed to be. The room was very cold in the morning however it did snow over night and the beds were not partically spacious
the breakfast was delicious, hotel is quite near to the new street railway station and the shopping centre bullring although the hotel should be 4*, some services and facilities, which should be in 4* hotel are missing - minibar, safebox, bathroom amenities + the price 15 GBP also for TV (bbc, cnn...) is too high! (standard TV channels should be for free)
The whole package, from the staff to the great accommodation. Just one very small thing, at breakfast, the plates weren't warmed so breakfast was cold before it got to the table.
The location of the hotel is a short walk from the staion and from the bull ring The rooms are basic beds not comfortable air con very load for a new hotel only a shower with basic soap travel lodge style food in restraunt poor rough area laminated floors in bedroom would not recormend this as a buiness hotel
For the price, I would have expected more. It was clean and basic.
the easyness it was to get to the NIA and broad street. it was quite hot in the room and found it difficult to turn the heating down.
The room was very clean and very well equipped. The location of the Hotel was also very central and convenient for the city centre.
Very quiet room, very comfortable bed & seating. Tea & coffee facilities well stocked. Check-in was very poor, slow - with a queue from desk to entrance. Staff approach seemed rather too casual. Bedroom was quite clean but had to remove some litter from floor.
Didn't stay at Mint Hotel - stayed at City Inn, birmingham Bed really uncomfortable
huge window was a nice touch no bath
Nice spacious rooms,excelent location,check staff were friendly and efficient. Breakfast was cold,poor choice and very expensive,the staff at breakfast were either hungover or on mogodam,go weatherspoons.
Excellent hotel, with everything you need near by. The pubs clubs and restaurants were only 3 min walk away. A superb hotel to stay in.
The room was tastefully decorated and the location was awesome
location charging additional for breakfast. small rations for in room coffe making.
everything!was a great stay
The hotel was very nice and it is in an excellent location for all the shops. The room was very hot, there was air conditioning but it was very noisy.
Nice,clean and comfortable Not that easy to get to in a car.
Convenience Old and foul smelling
The location is excellent, right at the heart of prime shopping outlets and 30 meters from all transport. The room was spotless, spacious and very comfortable.
The hotel is nice for business trip.
Richard who greated us and checked us out was outstanding. slight damp issue in top corner of bedroom.(not bothered for one night)Bathroom need modernising.
Traditional comfort with up to date facilities, warm welcoming staff and very good food.
Beautiful hotel, felt right at home. The bed was comfy and the decorating was extroardinary! Nothing!
I stayed there several times and always been very happy, however on this occassion I was very dissapointed in the room wasnt what I expected or value for money.
I have stayed at this hotel before and all was as before. The room was clean, the bed comfortable. It was of concern to me that the receptionist did not appear to have my booking - it turned out my name had been spelt wrongly. I had asked for non feather pillows due to an allergy. There was a feather pillow in my room, I had to ask for this to be removed and replaced. There were problems with turning on the water for a bath through a shower mixer.
Ideally placed for shopping. Quiet and able to work in my room when required to do so. Room service very good.
the wonderful Italian Restaurant across the way!
Oriental brasserie was unusual & food was excellent It was a little hard to find
The location was very convenient Rooms were very hot and the breakfast was so expensive that we went elsewhere
How accessible the station, NIA etc were to us Taxi company used by hotel (Falcon)
The rooms were not how I imagined from the pictures or describtion
The location is excellent, convenient for concert hall, theatre, museum, cinema, shops etc and a short walk from the station. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The rooms are very tired and those facing the road very noisey, better double glazing would help. The meals are expensive but the hotel is close to the canalside bars and restaurants so it is not a problem.
Superb location, very easy to reach by car, 5 mins walking distance between New Street Station and the main shopping centre, and the Symphony Hall, but just far enough out to be away from the hustle and bustle if you want time out. About 15 easy minutes walk from the Jewellery Quarter Mattress was a bit lumpy, so didn't get a good night's sleep, however it's the first time that has happened to me when I've stayed here
Very convenient to all ameneties. Also a nice relaxed comfortable stay. Will use again.
Room was very comfortable, staff very helpful.Good experience. Cuisine choice was limited.
Location Room size TV did not work Bed too soft
Nice Windows and views to the city non
apart from the below mentioned the hotel was amazing and we would recomend it without hesitation to anyone. the front of house staff were very good and helpful. I work in customer service myself and it was nice for someone to 'go the extra mile' for me. we ordered a double room. when we got to the room it was a twin. i approached the recption and the helpful lady told me there were no other double rooms but house keeping would go up and push beds together and re make. when we got back after the night out it had not been done.i asked the same girl in the morning who apologised and compensated me which was a very nice gesture.
Location and the views from the room (stayed on the 15th floor). Cleanliness of the rooms (althought there was quite alot of dust under the luggage rack in the room) and the hotel in general, it is obviously well looked after. However no newspaper was delivered to my room as requested. Staff are not particularly efficient. At check in, we checked into 2 rooms, one at 1pm and the other at 10pm. Having told the receptionist that we had already checked into a room earlier on in the day she still proceeded to spend the next 5 minutes telling us about breakfast, spa facilities, the gym etc. which we had already heard when we checked into the first room. When we checked into the first room, the receptionsist could not find the booking, even though we tried on numerous occasions to give him our booking conformation with the booking number on it. At breakfast, had eated the rest of our breakfast and were still waiting for 2 fried eggs.
central and staff very friendly , and rooms very good in every way. no
staff very helpful and friendly,hotel clean and nicely decorated,rooms very nice,good sizeed bathroom
Room was spacious and bed comfortable
Very modern hotel, stylish and very comfortable beds, superb views of the city from the room, and central to all attractions, perfect location for theatre goers
The bed was very comfortable and I enjoyed the view from the 9th floor. The cleaning staff did not knock before coming into the room. The room was poorly decorated.
We enjoyed the view from our 6th floor room, it was above the traffic so it was very quiet, hotel quiet too even though it was busy, staff were very pleasant and polite. Chair in our room was very wobbley, asked for aioli (on the menu) with our chips but got tartare sauce (in the bar), would have appreciated more pillows.
i liked at how friendly the staff was
clean and good service
The staff - friendly, helpful and very gard working. Personally would not classify it as a 4 star hotel - even at the "Bonus" price of £140 it was overpriced. Then to add insult to inhury theres a £13 Car Park fee on top - should be ashamed of yourselves.
very convienant and nice atmosphere
The size of the room and comfortable bed. We only stayed one night!
I thought the food was good in the restaurant I booked into the room at 11am but when retruning to the hotel at 6pm was told my room had been taken. An alternative was provided within an hour. However the TV didnt work in the room.
Location Service at the front desk was at times very slow.
Great location with parking.Breakfast very good.Staff very attentive. Both lifts were out of order.
Hotel was lovely, comfortable & spacious. Wouldn'tthink twice about staying here again. Room that I was given was not what was advertised or on confirmation, never the less it was very comfortable and served its purpose.
I would like an invoice to cover ALL of the room costs as I invited a few guests from other companies and I did not get all of the copies back.
It was close to the things we wanted to see and do. It was also very comfortable.
staff was very helpful and friendly
Convenient to Birmingham Airport! Great for early morning flight. They even gave us our b'fast in a bag the night before since our plane left before the breakfast opened. We have traveled a bit, but never in a place where we needed to insert our card into a slot to turn on the lights. Guess that is well known, however was not by us. Helpful housekeeper showed us. Very convenient to have USB charger for electronics.
Hotel as expected, staff very helpful, drinks and meals expensive but only to be expected on an airport site. Didn't have hotel breakfast as too expensive when you can get two good breakfasts at Frankie & Benny's in the airport for the same price as one in the hotel. Access to NEC and Birmingham centre.
The location was excellent for the airport along with the quick tram link to the NEC and train station. The rooms were freezing!
Great location for airport and NEC events. Restaurant on site and bar open 24hours. Good for business, leisure or family stays. Staff friendly. Very accommodating and would definitely stay again. No noise heard from the airport. Our allocated room smelled of smoke and they changed our room immediately and apologised.
Room very basic and poorly decorated, no air con or fully opening windows
I loved how convenient is was to get to the NEC and airport from the hotel. It was stress free and swift.
quality of breakfast not as high as the last time I stayed with you three years ago. Sorry.
Spacious room for organizing repacking to travel. Sufficient places to sit at dinner for a single person. Excellent personnel response in replacing burnt out light bulb. Location wrt airport and railroad. Value based on my particular reservation was good. I was paying out of personal pocket. But I would return for the same price. No bright LEDs to disturb my sleep Nice breakfast. Nothing bad No sign if water in fridge is free (many hotels charge for this) I would like decaf earl grey for room to help sleep Burger at dinner. Glad that this was well-done. But the bun was very dry. Needed a nice sauce to make it all more moist and flavorful. Restaurant did not seem to know if a British beer: ale was available. Yes I liked the ale provided but the server did not know about it. It would be good if there are real British ales on tap instead of the usual corporate beers. Is it possible to get United miles for staying at Novotel? This Would influence my decisions. John Taylot
The staff very helpful
Proximity to Terminals and comfort of rooms. Check in and out times were excellent too.
the late bar and the variety of the restaurents the cost of the restaurent and the fact that a service charge was put on the bill automatically.....even though it was a self service meal??
Our room was booked from 3pm, but there was no twin room ready when we checked in at 4pm, yet they wouldnt allow us a late checkout either, that was unreasonable. Also, food was a v basic bar menu, or a la carte expensive fine dining or the middle option was a buffet which costs £33 per head and was a total rip off. A glass of wine ws £7.95. Do not recommend eating here. Although breakfast was included in our rate, we couldnt pay the £3.50 tray service to have it delivered to our room, we would also have to pay an additional £20 for the breakfast!! I think the website should inform you of this and I think it is unfair.
Location - Near NEC and Birmingham Airport Rooms tiny with single bed up against wall. No Aircon and advised not to open windows as the Mosquitos will come in. Restaurant expensive for extremely average food.
Everything was very nice,the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel was only about 10 min walk from the nec. The meals were a bit to expensive.
We booked the hotel because hotel had a multi-million pound update. Unfortunately we were put in one of old rooms not refurbished. The hotel accommodated us when we explained we booked the hotel on-line because of the refurbishment and we were moved to a more suitable room
the menu choice and the food and service in the restaurant was excellent, the rooms were very comfortable as well. When I was arriving to find the hotel (however it was in the darkness) I felt that there could be better directional signage for the hotel on the surrounding roads.
Heating did not work very good,only cold air and it was -6 outside.
swimming pool the room was a bit shabby -bathroom the guy next door smoked hanging out side the window and there were tab ends all over the flat roof outside It was not as nice as the other 2 stays
Room service was excellent!
All staff I came into contact with, the checking- in staff and particularly the concierge staff were excellent, pleasant and extremely helpful. Obviously, as it is near the NEC it was quite crowded and noisy in parts/
leisure facilities, close to nec
easy no fuss practical not enough staff on for the breakfast rush
Walking distance to the city centre Cell-like room had a dirty floor and was uncomfortable
its locality to facilities. Breakfast ok, It was very very basic, no phone, all little things you expect you had to pay for. not very clean (walls, shower cubicle) just felt like stayed in youth hostel. But get what you pay for.
the bed was very hard and the non slip flooring outside the shower is not non slip trust me .booked a triple room on this site for 29 nov ,when i arrived at hotel they had me booked in for 29oct .staff sorted it qiuckly but ended up in a double room.have used these hotels all over europe with no problem.
Clean functional hotel, similar to Ibis chain. Close to city centre & station Perhaps not the best of areas, or access (subways) for women travellers, however taxi costs reasonable.
children eat free and pets welcome the room was cold and had marks on the walls
Clean hotel with good facilities and ideally situated
The location is very convenient and the area seemed generally safe. It was under a ten minute walk to train station, bullring and Mailbox district. The decor is fresh, new and well maintained. I was impressed how much they seem to have invested in lighting. It was quite sophisticated and for a small room there were several different options and it created a relaxing environment. They are a green hotel and leave reminders to switch off lights and reuse towels. It was good to see that they care about our environment. Overall, it is great value for money and I would definitely stay here again. The room seemed really clean except for the floor. It wasn't exactly dirty, it just didn't seem like it had been swept properly. The shower unit was a bit weird as it is separate from the toilet and the door is opaque and opens up right into the bedroom. This wouldn't be a problem for a solo traveler or a couple (to be fair this was a room with only one double bed) however I'm sure in some situations this would be awkward. However, these are really minor things and really didn't bother me. The pros definitely outweigh the cons for this hotel.
Quick check in/out, clean simple room, excellent bed, central location near Chinatown and the Mailbox for eating and nightlife Its a bit basic but good value, room layout is a bit like a view of the future from 1965 but it has a futuristic charm
location & car aprking no tea/coffe facilities in room
The location us good, pretty close to city center. The price is very fair. But the temperature of the room is very low, i almost got frozen. There is only one socket in the whole room which disappointed me most!