Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 223
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bletch Great value
Stayed here while visiting the good food show. Comfortable room, excellent breakfast. Bar prices a bit steep. Shuttle to station very reliable
06 December 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blakey Professional, polite, perfect! Well worth the visit!
I've stayed in a variety of Holiday Inn hotels in the UK and abroad and this is excellent. It's not in the best locations (on a busy dual carriageway with other hotels) and due to its proximity to the airport it's classed as an airport hotel. But don't let this put you off. My husband and I had a very romantic break here and it was very very good. The staff are very polite and professional but friendly too. When we tried to check in at 11 am we knew it was too early but they were helpful and advised us we could use the facilities while we waited. However, we'd booked tickets for The Good Food show at the NEC, so we're happy to leave our luggage and make the most of the complimentary shuttle bus. Great driver! On our return we made the most of the spa facilities before our fabulous meal in the restaurant. Good prices too. The bar/ lounge area was modern and relaxing and the rooms were superb. I would highly recommend this hotel especially if you can get a bargain price like we did!
05 December 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by barrie1 enjoyed our stay
reception staff very helpfull and friendly. used a groupon voucher, room was great, breakfast and dinner were good, shame about bar prices nearly £5 a pint and £1.75 bag of crisps.shuttle bus to station and swimming pool a bonus.
04 December 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by asumpton Cold Evening in November
I have stayed at this location on numerous occasions without any problem, but on this occasion I was not satisfied at all. Firstly, I had to wait at least 30 minutes to check-in as they only had one person assigned to this task. I was given a very poor-quality room that was in an urgent need to be refurbished... The air-conditions wasn't working, and the room temperature was almost freezing. I called reception to ask to be relocated, but unfortunately no more were available eventually got a maintenance person to attend to my problem. He was friendly and brought me an electric heater... Needless, to say I have a rough night.... The breakfast was good, but again, I had to wait more than 30 minutes to check-out.... In the future, I'll be looking at staying elsewhere...
04 December 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by whiskey clean room, forget the bar,great breakfast.
I stayed 3 nights, for the classic car show at the NEC, i would stay again but over 3 nights i used the hotel bar twice, 1 pint per visit. £4.65 a pint is in my opinion outrageous. free bus to the NEC was a bonus.
26 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TJPro Good facilities
This makes a pretty good stopover before catching a flight - there's an excellent pool and gym, the bar food is pretty decent and the rooms are comfortable and very clean. Although it's on the far side of the airport site to the terminal, there is a shuttle bus, and the very friendly driver took us straight to the terminal rather than the usual stop at Birmingham International station because we had our 2-year old with us.
Only downsides were to do with information rather than the hotel - it wasn't clear where the shuttle bus stopped when we arrived at the station, we'd requested a travel cot but it had ended up in the wrong room (but no hotel chain seem to be able to deal with cot requests made well in advance!), and the lady on reception didn't tell us about the pool and gym or volunteer much information at all. Luckily the very friendly housekeeper who sorted the cot for us told us about the pool, which was a godsend for entertaining a toddler for the afternoon as there's nothing else at all in the area immediately round the hotel.
So overall, good, we would use it again for flying from Birmingham.
21 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joseph1994 Good stay
Really, good stay overall..... Check in is a bit of a challenge with fairly long queues at around 6.00 pm....
Room nice and comfortable
Breakfast good , good food offering, miss some background music in the bar
21 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Crafter1 A great overall experience
We only stayed one night this time but would definitely stay longer next time. The room was very clean and comfortable, bar area warm and welcoming and all the staff were really helpful and courteous. The shuttle bus service to the NEC was so convenient and the bus stop to Birmingham city centre was just over the road. We'll definitely be back.
19 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rehiker not to comfortable in Winter time
All Services good, except the Room. I was never before coming in such a cold Room. Outside temperature 4°C and no heating. Finally I found a mobile plug-in electric heater. Windows dont seal to well and as it seems poor Wall Insulation. I believe there is huge potentiol to economise on Energy. Will not be back during Winter.
18 November 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Billy23 Poor value for money
We found this hotel very expensive, room price is fair but food and especially drinks are ridiculous and due to location there is nowhere else to go. The shuttle service to and from the bus station is a joke, never showed up to take use to the hotel even phoned the hotel who said the bus was on its way! After standing for a hour all we wanted was to get to the hotel so got a taxi, same on the way home told the shuttle wouldn't be leaving for 50 minutes although a full party of passengers were waiting and the bus parked out side, so don't rely on this service add two taxis to your budget.
The room was okay although getting dated, the fridge didn't work, no refreshments in the room (tea, coffee etc), air conditioning didn't work although we did have an electric heater.
Thumping music from weddings next door to the bar and queuing for everything as not enough staff (not their fault)
Overall would have been better staying somewhere more up market as I don't think it would have cost much more.
Holiday Inn meant to be budget, value for money.....
17 November 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Diddygranma Hotel experience
This hotel needs more on site parking for people staying at the hotel not just for wedding guests. On two, two night stays at this hotel I have had trouble parking beause of weddings on all nights concerned, and I couldn't book a space before hand. I have trouble walking and need to be able to park on site not in a car park some way away. One of the managers at the hotel was very helpful but this problem needs sorting. Also one female member of the reception staff was very off hand, I booked in and the following morning after breakfast could not enter my room, the key pass being amended twice and still not working, I was then told that I should not have been in the room I was in, the key pass was then amended again and thrown onto the desk in front of me, I then asked for the second key pass which I needed amending and this was also thrown onto the desk in front of me with lots of sighs from the lady concerned, this ladies attitude was something to be desired. NOT A GOOD attitude to greet visitors. I won't be using this hotel again.
17 November 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Deirdre Shocking customer service
When i booked this hotel i thought i was booking the nearby holiday inn express which is where i stayed last year. I had a lovely stay there and i assumed the same standard would run throuh the brand. However, i was absolutely astounded by the lack of customer service in this hotel. I overheard staff speak in a a rude and insulting way to a customer who was trying to get out of the car park. After the receiver was replaced the customer was called an idiot by the staff member. the following night we waited 30 minutes for waiting staff in the bar before being told to go to the bar and order ourselves, they were too busy, we had waiter service the previous night and assumed the same would be the case. In the end we got a taxi to a local Indian restaurant. There were a few other customer service issues over the course of the weekend so overall a very negative experience.
16 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by albey Great way to start your holiday
This is a superb hotel and location if you are flying, this is the second time my wife and I have stayed at the holiday inn this time we had a KGB deal which was great value for money
16 November 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by philosiom Mixed Experience
No recognition as a Platinum Cardholder and no evidence of separate check-in/out facilities. Had to queue 10 mins to get a drink at bar then no ice. 2 weddings were underway so all staff seemed to be diverted to that. Had booked a concert package which includes meal before or after show. However restaurant does not open before 6-30 and closes at 10-00pm so little time to fit in meal around the show times. We managed to eat 3 course set meal in 50 mins- quality was ok but it was rushed. Sunday breakfast was busy. The queue to hot dishes blocked access to cold dishes so not well laid out however food was fine. Executive room was very nice- modern, big bed and nice bathroom. The minibus shuttle is also very helpful but note it does not goes to airport but to the train station. It was a good value stay but the service was average to poor and the staff did not seem aware of the terms of the package or that the restaurant hours does not fit well with the offer.
16 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scottie1 It could have been better, but I would still go back.
Pleased with our upgrade due to membership status, my wife and I had a very large, clean room with free snacks and drinks.
Swimming pool and gym were clean and a very welcoming place to relax
Shuttle service to and from N.E.C. was well planned and ran like clockwork - with a free backup taxis option if required. Well done!
Business centre had indeed a good view of the runway, nice snacks and drinks offered within room price. Thanks for that, a treat that will certainly win you customers!
Having booked half board for 4 nights, we were a tad disappointed that the menu was not rotated. However, on mentioning this to management, we were offered additional choices for no extra charge. Again, well done!
Breakfast was excellent, although we felt that there could be a few extra staff available to cope better. However, staff cost money.
Reception was often only a single memeber juggling 6 things at once, with a pleasant manner, but it certainly lets down the hotel as it is the first image a guest has and there were often unhappy guests waiting quite some time for service/check-in/check-out.
Candidly, I did have cause to complain on several occasions due to such poor service. Each time I was aided by a manager and the matter was dealt with more promptly. I received a bottle of wine one evening and upgraded meal over the second issue. Whilst this was pleasing, I wonder how many other people do not mention poor service, but instead do not return?
I hope they address current staffing issues to make this good hotel great. Otherwise, I suspect that their good staff will tire of shouldering too much work and compensating for other poorly trained staff and simply leave. Thereafter, a hotel with poorly trained staff will hemerage guests.
14 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phylray24 Comfortable bed for much needed rest!!
I checked into this hotel as I was too tired to continue my journey home to South Wales after a 10 hour night flight from the USA. The room that I was given was very clean and comfortable but not up to the standard of the room that I had stayed in 3 weeks previously. As I only required the room for about 4 hours to catch up on sleep I was more that happy that the hotel could accomodate me at short notice. Will recommend this hotel to my family & friends.
12 November 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phylray24 Excellent room and facilities!!
I stayed at this hotel the night before flying to the USA with my 7 year old grandson. The room and leisure facilities were excellent. As my grandson is hyperactive I chose to have room service for our meals so that he did not disturb other hotel users. The service that we recieved from the catering department and the room service porter was also excellent. Although I had forgotten my Priority Points number to give on checking in they added it to my account when I looked it up on my laptop after getting into my room. I will definately use this hotel again!!
12 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nigel777 Killers LG Arena overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
Great value for money, with use of leisure facilities and a good breakfast. customer service excellent especially from the shuttle bus staff.
08 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joseph1994 enjoyed the pool !
Hotel is a typical comfortable corporate hotel, but what made the difference is the leisure club, witha fantastic pool and a nice, not to overwhemingly hot stream room, nice after a hard days work,,,
07 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sue40 COMFORTABLE BED AND GREAT FACILITIES
I booked this room for my son and daughter in law as they were visiting Birmingham overnight , although they only stayed one night they were delighted with every aspect of the hotel and all it had to offer, they would definetly stay again and really appreciated the late checkout.
07 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joseph1994 good stay
good stay, no hassle
littlebit of a queue at check-in and check-out, but nothing troubling or long
Lovely room, very comfortable indeed
05 November 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MAGS14 GOOD LOCATION BUT MAKE SURE OF FREQUENCY OF SHUTTLE BUSES
Stayed at this hotel for one evening as part of a 'Concert Package' to see Lionel Richie at the LG Arena. On arriving at Birmingham Rail Station just prior to 14.00 no shuttle bus appeared for transport to the Hotel so phoned Reception to establish what was happening and was informed the next "bus" would be at 15.00. No bus appeared so was obliged to take a taxi #for which I was re-imbursed# and on arrival at the Hotel was then told that no buses were actually running, but taxis were being laid on instead There was no indication of this at the Station however. For the concert we were taken to the Station for the walk to the LG Arena but some confusion was already setting in as it was on a 'first come, first served' basis instead of having to pre-book a time when the bus could take people to the Station as it was when I stayed here before. Coming back from the concert the same method applied and several people were getting quite irate at this as people were pushing in to the queue. On leaving the Hotel the next day, there was a similar problem with the courtesey buses as apprently, a driver had not turned in, so taxis were having to be laid on for people wanting to go to the Staion/Airport etc. Again some confusion occurred as the taxi drivers were not being given correct information as to who they were picking up.
In addition to all this the service in the Flight Bar on the afternoon/evening of the day we arrived was less than acceptable as we had to wait for one of the meal courses to be served and then only after a 'prompt' as time was marching on. There seemed a distinct shortage of staff to cope with what was a busy weekend , being half term. That said, this should have been taken into consideration beforehand.
We have stayed at this hotel on a few occasions and feel that as an airport hotel the services should be better organised as people catching planes/trains need reliability in getting to their destinations.
02 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paula59 Great stay
We were on a KGB stay excellent value. We were first put in room 702 needs a bit updating and the TV did not work we could not get the movie channels so we were moved to 737 WOW what a room far far superior to the previous room really loved it hope all the rooms come up to this standard eventually. Can't fault the stay service excellent and the food wonderful. We will be back
29 October 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WM12 Wonderful place to stay
Would definitely recommended this hotel to everyone!
The only drawback was the parking that was quite expensive, but i guess it's because of the location.
27 October 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jackend Wake UP!
The week prior, I stayed at a hotel in Sweden and did not get my wakeup calls as arranged. However when I spent the night at the Birminham Holiday Inn, I enjoyed superior furnishings, But MOST important, I had a MUST wake up call to catch a flight home and the call came in as expected. My backup alarm was not necessary.
I always have 2 systems and it is refreshing to have confidence in the Holiday Inn.
26 October 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nevertooold comfortable and relaxing
Even though i have give excellent reviews on this hotel it is based on the deal i had.Good as it was i would not pay the price advertised for the hotel.
The room was extremely comfortable and clean.The food is good but not much choice on set menu and bar menu is expensive.The quality of food is good.Drinks are expensive ,you would get more trade if you didnt charge £6.50 for a glass of wine.Breakfast was lovely.Only disappointment was we were entitled to a free film and it didnt work and £15 to park when you are staying in the hotel is not on.
26 October 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mclean Disappointing
I had a very bad problem with my hotel brought via a groupon voucher last week.
After checking in to the room, the heating wasn't working, spent an hour and after reporting it a maintence guy visited saying there was a problem and he will try get another room. 10mins later we were offered room cards to another cold room. After half hour or so the room temp hadn't changed. Ater calling the front desk again, my partner went down there. To where he was told that there is nothing they can do about it and no other rooms avilable. Now I know this is nothing to do with groupon, however I was so cold I decided to leave my partner there and go back home till the next morning. I am so disapointed as I've just waisted money on a room I couldn't bare to stop in
25 October 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Djfxxx In need of some TLC
This seems to be an older Holiday Inn that needs some money spent on it.
Corridors smell of damp and the lift had at least two separate incidents of people being stuck for some time - me being one of them.
Restaurant prices seem out of kilter with the whole hotel and it's location.
Only one person on reception on Saturday morning when phone kept ringing and half a dozen people wanted to check out and/or speak to her. She worked well but needed help.
25 October 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Better than it looks
From the outside it doesn't look much but it was clean and the food was very good. 99 percent of the staff were really good from the pick up to check out. I would definitely use it again.
24 October 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jon156 Not good at all
The room was dirty and old. The mattress was well over due renewal. The TV and its lack of digital channels was pathetic. All in all a real disapointment considering i was under the impression Holiday Inn was supposed to be a quality name.
24 October 2012