Britannia Hotel Birmingham
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Travelled from Edinburgh to Warwick. Visited Warwick Castle and Ann Hathaways birthplace. Ann Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare. She was 10 years older than him. Stayed at the Hilton hotel and had our farewell dinner. I ended up with laringytis and ...
We left Bath around 10am with plans to call into places of interest along the way. Harry recommended a stop at a historic village called Lacock where we wandered around admiring the buildings for an hour or so. We called into a local fete and bought some homemade jam and chutney - very small village feel and classic CWA style fete. Next stop off was the Slaughters (Upper and Lower) which were extremely picturesque with large manor houses that the villages grew ...
... I went to Adventure Bar with a few girls and it was exactly the dose of medicine that I needed at that point. If there is one useful thing that my mother taught me to do, it was how to coupon. I am a couponing-vouchering-dealfinding guru and it definitely paid off there that evening! My bar tab alone added up to £46 (which is about $78) but thanks to my mad-skills, I only paid about £10. WIN.
Now, for the not-so-win. On my way home from the ...
... We actually arrived in the pouring rain and saw them at work first hand. They reminded us of the cute little streams in Freiburg in Germany (but they're not full of water all the time in B'ham, just when it rains).
It was nice to stay in a bit of a fancy hotel, the Novotel which was very handy to everything and especially the Symphony where Tori played! We didn't have a lot of time to look around, just wandered up ...
... Thank you come again." On the tram home we decided to stock up on snacks and watch a movie. We watched a cheesy romance film and declared it the cheesiest cheesy romance film of all time because we have the power to do so. Self appointed power is the best source of power I say. We finally did something productive today and helped set up the apartment for the party tomorrow. It takes a lot more skill than I thought I would require to set up a party scene fit to accommodate ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Britannia Hotel Birmingham
Better off in a coffin
I booked 3 rooms for 6 days for a work trip in December 03. Every room was moody,ugly and shabby. The first room I stayed in looked like it had blood staines on the wall! The whole building needs to be pulled down, everything about this hotel is awful,food,service,decoration you name it. Anyone that rates this hotel because of its low rates obviously hasn't stayed in any hotels in Europe were for the same rates you'll get a Palace compared to this medival flea ridden lepers hell-hole!
Booked in for a two night business trip, when we arrived we were told that they had double booked us and would find us alternative accomodation, which they did 10 miles away. It took us 45 mins to get into the ofiice the following day. The hotel apparently always do this.
2nd night we stayed at the Brittaniana and to be honest it was not as bad as I expected, yes it wqas a bit shabby and the reception staff were quite rude but the room was clean. Would I stay again, not if it was my money I was spending.
Consenus opinion is: Awful Hotel
We booked three rooms for a friend's birthday night out in Birmingham - some of us had "superior" rooms whilst the third couple had a "standard" room: there was absolutely no difference except for an extra ten inches of space -and about £70 each. The room was shabby, dirty and poorly lit. The corridors smelt of cannabis and there was a used towel left in our bathroom. The staff were generally helpful, but this did not compensate for the dreadful state of the room. All in all a complete waste of money and a real disappointment for the birthday boy.
We stayed in this hotel on the 8th November and were very disappointed.
The rooms were small and very old. The bathroom was dirty. Also when we went for our breakfast there was hardly anything left and this was 3/4 of an hour before it closed. They normally charge £10 for that. Don't waste your money staying there.
Myself and my girlfriend needed to spend a night in birmingham as we were meeting up with some friends who live there. Having stayed at both the "Copthorne" and "City Inn" Hotels in the past, and having been extremely pleased with both, we were disappointed to find they were both fully backed for that date.
In keeping with the previous reviews, I would advise any potential customers to stay well away from this hotel. When I was checking in, there was a row going on at reception, as a resident had their room broken into. As it turns out 9 rooms also suffered the same fate and the hotel were less than helpful. I also got 2 flea bites and found the hotel itself very outdated. I thought the lift was going to give way and the breakfast food made me sick later that day. the staff were generally very unpleasant and very reluctant to be of service. It is going into a timewarp, and at the prices they are charging, i would expect a better standard of service. Absolutely terrible!!
We stayed at the Brittania this weekend. We were due to stay for a few nights but checked out after one because Fawlty Towers had nothing on this place!
A pleasant surprise
Having read the previous review of the Britannia Hotel at tripadvisor after I had made my reservation I must admit that I was not looking forward to my stay at the hotel. However, I should not have worried because the hotel was fine and very good value for money. I paid just 55 GBP for a double room. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the bar and restaurant areas were nicely decorated, my room was clean and well furnished the décor and furnishings were brand new and my room was clearly a recently refurbished one. Although this hotel wasnt one of the best in the world, it certainly wasnt the nightmare I had been led to believe.
Horrible, small scruffy rooms, non-working tv/telephone, unhelpful staff, overcharged, saving grace is that it is really convienient for the shops!
I had the extreme misfortune to stay at the Britannia Birmingham on business overnight on 5 August 2003. This hotel is a disgrace. One review on this site that states that the hotel has been recently refurbished - what absolute rubbish! This place has not seen a coat of paint since the 1960's.