Chamberlain Tower Hotel
Travel Blogs from Birmingham
Anyway, we finally got to our hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our evening in Birmingham.
The next morning saw us returning our hire car and taking the 2.5 hour flight to Malaga. We both loved Spain the last time we visited and made sure that it was back on our list of things to do for this time. Warm weather, paella, friendly Spaniards and more golf courses - what is there not to love?
... and the tour through the great hall explaining the suits of armour, swords etc have both Tomi and Neo mesmerised. Headed outside in time for the archery show which was fantastic. The history of the English longbow, which actually came from Wales, was interesting and the actual archery was impressive. The wandering carries on with some very cool photo opportunities, the weather has cleared up and as we head to the bottom of the castle grounds ...
... to spend the next 2 nights, we decided to stop off at the National motorbike museum. This really is a place that you need to see if you like old cars or bikes. There were bikes going back to 1896 on display and all of these bikes had been restored to working condition. Makes you really appreciate the motor vehicles we had the privilege of driving today.
Once booked into the hotel we made our way to the Fan park to watch the Argentina vs Georgia game. A walk ...
There wasn't much to do. Saskia mourned the loss of her perfume, confiscated by the liquids police. Lynn amused herself by misplacing her boarding pass at regular intervals, then putting it in a 'safe place', like up her sleeve, only to forget where she put it.
Once we finally took off, wedged at the back of the plane, the flight was a little bumpy. I've had less impressive roller coaster rides. At ...
... screaming "MOMMY!" or cry from laughter at the guy in the cart in front of you, who thought it would be a good way to show that he is a tough guy by taking the girl he is trying to impress into the haunted house ride and ends up screaming more than she did, while he clutches onto her for dear life. This is where childhoods come to be made. Leandra and I spent ages there, slowly eating our way through the blue sugary goodness, just watching the kids run around with wide eyes ...
Other places to stay in Birmingham
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $74
- Ok.... At The Right Price....
- Food OK --- otherwise poor value
- Not bad
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $85
- What a view!
- Not That Good !!!
- Depends what you are there for
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Adequate, but tired decor and noisy
- Usual great service at the crowne plaza......
- Shabby and tired
Ladywood, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $110
- London, Dublin, ... Birmingham!
- Classy hotel.
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Big hotel brand, big disappointment
- The good, the bad, and the ugly
Nechells, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- Okay hotel, Awful area
- Cheap, but not really good value for money
- It's Chavtastic!
Pendigo Way, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Great hotel!
- Great location, ridiculous prices! £16.00 for breakfast!
- Nice and comfortable
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Coventry Road, Birmingham | 2 star hotelfrom $69
Bournville, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $77
- Doesn't justify its 4 stars
- Good value hotel
- Depends on the price!
Lozells and East Handsworth, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $86
- Great value for money!!!!!!!!
- Rooms spoiled an otherwise good hotel
- Very modern - a nice change!
Maxstoke Lane, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Thumbs up for Mariott Forest of Arden !!
- Very relaxing and comfortable hotel
- Great for families
Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Bournville, Birmingham | 2 star hotelfrom $63
- Better off in a coffin
- Expected worse...
- Consenus opinion is: Awful Hotel
Ladywood, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- Booking a twin room
- Loved the hotel
Bickenhill Lane, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- A nice place to stay...if you avoid the staff!
- Good - if thats what you are after
- THe worst stay in my life
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- Nice & pleasent
- Brill weekend
- Very Good
Edgbaston, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $49
- Give it a miss
- Don't stay here!
- Mrs Sandhu owns the hotel
Edgbaston, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $63
- Mediocre city hotel claiming four stars
- Probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed at....
- Really very bad, should be 1 star at best
Ladywood, Birmingham | 2 star hotelfrom $81
- Good value
- Quiet and cool
- First choice budget hotel in Birmingham City Centre
Bournville, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Nechells, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $118
243 Hagley Rd, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $61
- OK - better than the Quality Hotel!
- Apollo Hotel Motel
- A blast from the past!