Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 224
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
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DaveDave I am not happy with the stay.
1. Water was coming from the side of the shower handle (annoying).
2. Bed head lamp was not working.
3. Centralized heating was not working.
4. While having a breakfast with a family, staff asking for the plate to clear from the table (still we were eating not finished yet). One way or other staffs are pushing you to finish your breakfast as quickly as possible (This is not a holiday breakfast rather you have to consider business breakfast going for a work)
5. I am not happy with the stay especially the room.
January 6, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Sakhmet Room
The room disturbed my sleep was very cold and this disturbed my sleep significantly
January 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mamy01 Big Surprise
I stay at many Holiday Inn and I was wo disapointed with my last stay at Holiday Inn Crest Way at Gloucester that I've decided that will be my last stay at Holiday inn.
But my stay at the Holiday inn Birmingham Airport was a real good surprise.
For the first time I've been in an holiday inn where property, customer relationship mean something!
The staff was nice and I was upgrated from standard room to an executive one very nice.
I really appreciate the stay eventhough that does not make me change my mind about the holiday inn hotel (which is not good), the holiday inn Birmingham hotel is a good one.
December 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JPEE JP
Room was very nice and actually slept well this time as I had a room away from the main road, this does mean however, your overlooking the runway!
On check in I thought the receptionist was a little rude, not acknowledging my platinum status, it appeared to be a chore to check me in. Whilst I don't appreciate a full blown conversation or a huge appreciation of my platinum status I thought all staff had received the same training, regardless of hotel?
December 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Karlsson Clean room and good service
This is a very good, nice hotel close to the airport. Shuttle bus direct to airport and very nice staff all over.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucy1988 Comfortable and great service
Enjoyed a recent stay here. Fantastic room we were very impressed with the facilities provided. Bed was comfortable, lovely shower, just what you need for a 1 night stay. Excellent staff who were able to help and nothing was too much trouble. Ate here at night and breakfast was great.
December 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NDMorris Excellent facilities
Shuttle to train station excellent, breakfast is of a very high quality
December 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Friendly staff
On arrival at the hotel the staff were very helpful and we had a quick check in...on arriving in our room to find a oil filled radiator as air con not working the view was looking at the function room which at night for the 2 of the 3 night stays had functions on we may as well have sat in there with are pj's on mattress was terrible then the bathroom sink would not drain properly they said they knew about the problem... so nothing done... The pool was ok but the shower round the pool only worked on cold ....but I have to say all the staff from reception to maids were very friendly but don't think we will be using this hotel again ....
December 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by britboss comfortable room . good nights sleep
very comfortable room.
high cost of overnight parking compared to other hotels in the area
December 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bazza01 Another good night's experience
Arrived at the hotel after a long drive from Sunderland. Received a prompt and cheerful check-in and recognised as a Plat card member.
Plenty of carparking with ease of entrance etc. Staff always helpful. Great bedroom with all amenities.
Good food choice and service at breakfast
I have always had a good experience when I stay at this hotel, and I recommend it highly
December 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GJB880 Great Stay
Not a hotel to win any awards for appearance however staff and rooms more than made up for initial thoughts.
Checked in late but given a great family room.
The room was compact but nicely decorated and the bathroom was modern and rather swish.
Breakfast ok but a bit disappointing.
December 3, 2013