Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 235
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jbp1uk Excellent service and quality
Well looked after while using my reward points. Somewhere I will be happy to return to :)
May 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sven Great Stay
Friendly and attentive staff at reception and restaurant. Very good kitchen.
Modern decorated rooms. As Platinum Member of IHG I got an upgrade to Executive Room, which was very nice and had a good size.
April 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Queeniepearl Strange reaction to an odd service
Two of us stayed for one night and paid for the car to be parked for a week. All went very well until our return when we waited as directed for the bus to pick us up from the train stop. No bus arrived and having phoned the regular number twice and back up number three times - with no reply to any of the 5 calls - we took a taxi back to the hotel. The man at reception was most unhelpful when I questioned what was going on and asked for a refund for the £7.00 taxi fair. He offered no apology at all and even suggested ' what did we expect from a courtesy service and hadn't it delivered us to the airport on day 1 etc.' !!!!!! He very reluctantly refunded the taxi fair. His whole response was very rude. An apology and a refund would have allowed me to recommend this service and the hotel to others. Now I am certainly not inclined to do this.
April 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarkPYork Improvements are happening
As someone who had previously written a mediocre review, I thought it only fair to now write this one.
Over the past few months there have been vast improvements to the rooms and service on offer at this hotel. The newly refurbished rooms are lovely with everything you could require when away from home. Wi-Fi is now being installed and a Starbucks for that morning coffee. Roll on 1st May when this all comes into effect.
I would definitely recommend this hotel now and look forward to seeing the improvements as they are made over the coming months.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Montgomery2014 Overall great break
Really enjoyed are stay, delighted to have an upgrade! Many thanks to kind staff. The shuttle bus service was great and took the stress out of our stay as we did not have to bother booking transport. Breakfast was very good, however the evening Buffett could have had more choice. Would recommend this hotel to anyone.
April 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Traveller256 Average
My partner and I used the hotel facilities for one night as we were visiting an exhibition at the NEC nearby. The staff were very friendly and polite so the service we received was very good. In terms of the room we were provided- there was a constant draft coming from the windows which made the room constantly cold (the air conditioning only had a 'cool' setting). The room itself was one of the smaller sizes but it was perfect for what we needed.
We added the breakfast option to our booking which was nice- not a great range of options but it was satisfactory to our needs.
Overall I would recommend the hotel to those that need 1 or 2 nights stay in the area, but for a longer stay I would choose a hotel closer to the centre of Birmingham with nearby facilities and amenities.
April 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Not V Happy Great room & bed, shame about the bar food
I was given one of the executive rooms, which was very pleasant, spacious and clean. However, I don't have high expectations when it comes to the quality and value for money of hotel food but I do still expect decent service.
Having to wait almost 2 hours for bar food is bordering on disgraceful. Excuses that you were very busy due to the number of residents / major events at the NEC don't really wash; you know about major events well in advance and how your reservations are building up, so you can plan.
You get away with it because some of your hotel locations don't have any restaurant competition in the immediate vicinity, so you have a captive audience if residents are unable or unwilling to venture a few miles for better quality food and service at better prices.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilred_4589 Great place! Great for NEC!
Close to airport, NEC and only a short taxi ride to the centre of town. I will def be staying here again when we attend another show at the NEC
April 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gadgety Soft beds and expensive bar food
Stayed here for visit to nec . Hotel is ok meals are overpriced. Breakfast was great though. Didn't sleep well as too much noise from airport and road traffic ,also beds way too soft .bathroom very small and at one point couldn't get cold water from sink it just stayed on hot.bad points charging extra for parking. Stayed at Arden last year which is by far a much better hotel .
April 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Peter96 Convenient Location
This Holiday Inn has excellent Executive Rooms - extremely impressed. Service good, but hotel so busy staff at bar/restaurant a little pushed to give as good service as they appeared to want to. But overall if you need a night near the airport in Birmingham this is an ideal hotel.
April 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MarcusR76 Convenient and comfortable
A short drive from Birmingham International Airport railway station by courtesy bus, this is a very convenient location for a stopover at Birmingham airport.
Whilst the rooms are a little tired, they are clean and comfortable and offer a great night's sleep - exactly what's required from an airport hotel.
Excellent dining room and breakfast service.
Friendly and efficient staff.
April 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jay222 Very handy, very busy, very friendly
Food was very very good for dinner and a nice NZ white wine. The staff in the restaurant were very friendly and good
Arrived about 10 minutes too late for breakfast, staff were so accommodating and managed to get me some breakfast - thank you
Bit hard to work out where to pick up the free shuttle from the airport or the train station, so gave up and took a taxi. But did use the shuttle on the return journey back to the train station
Phone reception wasn't very good, many people out in the carpark trying to get their phones to work, seems to be in a bit of a hallow
All in all, a good place to stay a night to break up an onward journey
April 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 My Cousins Wedding
Attended the reception of my cousins wedding at the holiday inn. Staff were pleasant, helpful and genuinely interested in making our time there the best it could be. Rooms were easy to find, rooms were clean & comfortable. The double room could have been provided with an iron, and the room I stayed in didn't have a working remote control for the telly. Apart from those little quips, I really enjoyed my stay. The breakfast the next day was fab too! Check out was really simple and would definitely recommend!
April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt24199 Excellent Stay
Couldn't fault anything. Great staff, superb location and nice rooms. Swimming pool was a big plus!
March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Smudgecat Enjoyable stay.
My daughter and I normally stay in this hotel when we attend an exhibition in the NEC. Once again the staff were friendly and the service and food in the Flight bar was excellent. However, one thing took the rating of "Excellent" away from "room and comfort". I have never had, while staying in a hotel or B&B, to make my bed before getting into it on the second night of a stay! The duvets had just been thrown up and tucked in at the bottom, with no attempt made to smooth out the sheet or mattress protector.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shaheel Excellent hotel
Very warm friendly warm welcome. The hotel staff were extremely helpful and the hotel was very child freindly. Pool and jacuzzi were brilliantt and the breakfast was fantastic. Thanks. For a brilliant stay.
March 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AngieASwansea Excellent hotel- recommend it
Well I must say after reading the reviews after I booked this hotel I wasn't looking forward to my stay.. In fact I very nearly cancelled my booking.
How wrong could I have been! From arriving at the hotel.. There was plenty of parking and then on arrival in reception a quick an efficient check in I got to my executive style room which was fabulous... Very very clean, modern and had been recently refurbished by the look of it. The bed was lovely and so was the bedding. A lovely size room and mini bar. The bathroom had a lovely shower and was very clean and modern too. I went down for dinner in the hotel and the lady greeting me was very friendly and had a lovely Dinner. Had a great nights sleep and breakfast next day was lovely with plenty of choice and nice quality. On checkout the Manager was in Reception a Mr Hiley who was taking the opportunity to meet and greet guests and who explained that he has just taken over as manager of the hotel just weeks previously and is planning on upgrading the bedrooms etc. All in all a very good hotel with good service and I an only speak for the exec rooms which are fabulous and I would recommend this hotel and will stay there next time I am in Birmingham!
February 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sleepless in B'ham Noisy
This hotel is ok, nothing better, in parts a little worse. For example the shower dripped all night which added to the noise off rom the airport lead to a restless nights sleep. On checking out and advising of the dripping shower, the hotel colleague said 'I'm sorry about that' - and that was it!
February 28, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by vauxhall1192 Hmm
Use this hotel quite often, good links to the nec airport etc... Felt really let down this time! Room stank of stale smoke and cigarettes, floor wasn't hoovered and the shower was plastered in hairs. Either there was a mis communication with regards to the room been cleaned in time for our arrival... Or they have gone very downhill since the last time I visited before Christmas.
I probably won't book here again for the above reasons, more likely to now go next door to the travel lodge.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PJ2108 Good swim
Swimming Pool great and never busy.
Had a problem with my Pizza, but all sorted by Connor
They had a coffee machine in the Restaurant for breakfast, but took it away, this morning was really busy so the girls were run off there feet serving coffee and having to sort everything else out just make no sense to me
February 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed fan Adequate accommodation enhanced by fantastic staff
All the best efforts of the professional, enthusiastic and fantastically helpful staff cannot disguise the fact that this hotel is overdue a refit. I am a huge fan of IHG hotels and make a point of staying in them for preference but, the gloomy decor, appalling lighting in the dining room, unnecessary canned music in the public areas, tired paintwork in the rooms and corridors do this hotel no favours. It is like stepping back in time thirty years. Where is the flair that makes Holiday Inn Express such a welcoming experience? Would I use again? Yes but, only if the nearby Holiday Inn Express is full. Come on IHG, if nothing else, your wonderful staff deserve a better working environment!
February 21, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by robbo698 Tired
Accommodation looked worn and tired, food wasn't great. Only positive were staff friendly and accommodating.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jodie 23 Comfortable
Had a lovely time was comfortable. Love the room the whole hotel was gr8
February 12, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Over stretched staff and hotel.........
Myself and two colleagues stayed with you last week for spring fair. The hotel was fully booked and we all paid a premium for this. The increased room rates are very normal for this week but the lack of service was terrible. The poor staff were very friendly but over stretched and in meltdown most of the week. We arrived Sunday night around 6pm, there was no one around to help us with our luggage, my colleague is 5 moths pregnant and we had to struggle with our heavy bags half way round the hotel. When we got to our room we tried to order room service but our room phone was broken, so we resorted to using my mobile to phone the order through. We waited 1hr 45mins without it being delivered. I then recalled the reception staff who said they would check on the order and get back to me. I never heard anymore from any of the staff and ended up eating a bag of crisps at 10pm.
We also paid £40 for two nights parking and then on the third morning reception told us not to use the ticket machine and pay them at a reduced rate of £8.50 per night.
One morning we tried to get the shuttle bus into the nec but that was completely overwhelmed with fellow commuters, we ended up getting a taxi.
I will say that the room we stayed in was very quiet considering being near the airport, but it was quite a small room.
We also struggled to get hot water passed 9pm.
I accept that at peak times we all pay a premium but at peak times you need to be able to offer a large volume of customer a better service than what was available.
February 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by German Guest Very, very cold and windy (also inside the room)
I stayed 7 days in room 274. It was a very nice and clean room, personal is very friendly, and the food is good. But it does not at all help when there is no heating on by the end of January. The windows in the hallways have so bad (old) window swales that I could put my fingers in between. All fire doors in the Hallway where always wide open; otherwise they could have reduced the cools air a little. We had to put a blanket between the door and the floor to stop the cold air to come in.
In bed I slept with all available clothe and a cap on. It did however all not help, after 4 days I had a cold. It´s a pity that a hotel which is so very keen of writing "environmental" everywhere not are able to keep doors and windows in a "environmental" shape.
February 9, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silverjet3 BUSINESS
Stayed in this hotel 1 night for business quite close to the airport
1.5 mls approx, The rooms are very well laid out and comfortable
Good choice of TV channels But car parking is expensive at £8.00 per night
There is nowhere close to walk near the hotel as it is close to the motor way and the old airport terminal building
The breakfast is excellent self service but the restaurant was closed in the evening time there was bar food available
January 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Micky58 Would use this hotel anytime
Friendly staff . Room was fab . Food was good . No complaints here
January 29, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by PJ2108 Its Okay
The food was okay, but te chips on the mixed grill were under cooked, and not enough prawns on the sauted chiili and ginger prawns. The Scallops were excellent and so was the burger. Just a pity I didn't get the correct cheesecake. The swimming Pool was great. I had an executive room for both of my stays, which were great very clean, beds and pillows gave a good nights sleep.
I liked the complementry water and Kit Kat. On my last morning there was no hot water so no fun having a cold shower. Ludovic in the bar was great and sorted out the complaint about the chips, so a real credit to your hotel.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by agf360 EX SERVICE GREAT TEAM
FANTASTIC NIGHT AS ALWAYS.USE HOTEL MANY TIMES A YEAR.ALWAYS EX STAFF GREAT ROOMS.
January 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by petenickname great value
We used the stay and park facility - stayed for one night and left the car for a week for about a hundred pounds.
The staff are friendly and helpful, the room was no frills but clean, functional and roomy. The bar lounge area is comfortable and functional with little atmosphere.
The car park is an NCP car park about 200 yards away so pretty convenient. Not sure about the security as it seems open to the public with no obvious signs of security patrols - we shall see on our return.
Ideal for the airport.
January 15, 2014