Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

Holliday St, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B1 1HH, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $112.00
 

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What are we doing?

A travel blog entry by mblinko

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... To do this we need many things, not least of which is a strong dependable workhorse to get us around and arguably no better vehicle exists for this than a Toyota Land Cruiser 80 series. So, here's a picture of our latest acquisition. It's nearly 20 years old and has done nearly 167,000 miles and still going strong. It's in standard shape right now and will be base lined for a long trip and have few modifications to ...

Flattest but longest day!

A travel blog entry by ashbysontour

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... Manchester . 10miles later we were out in rolling countryside. We were on a roll and cycled 25miles in one and a half hours. We stopped for a coffee as it just started pouring with rain in a pub that wouldn't serve us until 12. After that we pushed on till lunch. At the end of the day we had a serious hill climb. After that we dropped down to Ironbridge which was delightful . After a few photos we checked into a charming ...

A Message to You

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... goes. Only Nick Helm at Machynlleth was better but that was comedy as well as music. A Helm/Staple double-bill – now that would be worth seeing.

I felt that Neville had earned the right to do some of his new music at Godiva 2014 after last year’s success but of course I was hoping for “A Message to You, Rudy” and “Ghost Town” as well. He is not in the best of health, sadly, but I suspect that he could get away with almost anything in ...

B'dum B'dum

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... 8217;d probably never heard of them.

The set was superb. They played all their well-known tunes and got a great reception from the audience who were dancing pretty much from the first notes played. Pauline was looking sprightly and the band really seemed to be enjoying themselves in front of a partisan home crowd.

Out of the whole line-up, the band that I was most looking forward to seeing was Buzzcocks, Manchester punks from the very early ...

The week of the number 13.

A travel blog entry by lesliegugger

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... a good book a thick blanket and just vege out. Her power were too strong and rainy Sunday may have won this round but next Sunday's forecast has yet to be seen. So I made a huge cup of tea and found some snacks and sat at the table looking out at the small pond and garden being showered with the gentle rain drops and just thought about what ever came to mind. I thought for a long time about all the things Leandra and I experienced throughout our trip and how lucky we are ...

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Ladywood area of Birmingham, is near Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Gas Street Basin, Ikon Gallery, and International Convention Centre.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

    Adequate, but tired decor and noisy

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    The hotel is adequate, although the rooms and common spaces are a little tired. There was a cricket tournament going on in Birmingham when I stayed there in Sep 2004, and some of the visiting teams from India and Australia were staying there. That made for big crowds in the lobby and noisy hallways. The exercise room is somewhat above average.

    Usual great service at the crowne plaza......

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    stayed overnight on 27 nov.2004.had 2 rooms. walking distance to the shops. everything excellent from the check in to the breakfast buffet (plenty of choice, nice dining room and great service).....lovely rooms pleasant decor, spotless bedrooms and bathrooms. staff very amiable.concierge wonderful. nothing was too much trouble.will definately stay here again when christmas shopping next year!!

    Shabby and tired

    from

    We stayed in this hotel weekend of 12-13 November, on a good rate - £80 a room (2 adults, one child) and breakfast included. Anyone paying the advertised rack rate - £178 single, no breakfast - would have every justification in feeling royally ripped-off. I have stayed ina number of Crowne Plazas around the world, because someone in their management realises that even this shabby, run-down chain can attract customers if they discount enough. Staff were nice and friendly, the non-English on the ball, the English dozy as usual.

    Excellent

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    From start to finish a most pleasant experience.

    Food superb.

    Very spacious, clean, attractive rooms.

    Excellent concierge.

    Great Service at Breakfast

    from

    Stayed here a few times while on business. The rooms are averagely comfortable with as good a view as you get in Birmingham ;-) What stood out was the service at breakfast time. Not only was the food very good for hotel fare (a choice of sausage no less!) but the woman who manages the restaurant does so with a great mix of firmness and friendliness. She's a bit let down by some of her staff whose command of English leaves something to be desired (and I once was asked 5 times whether I wanted toast) but it always got me off to a good start in the morning. Thank you.

    Very average

    from

    Needs refurbishment. I don't think this hotel has changed much since it was built. The rooms are big but tatty with noisy air con machines. The staff can be rude - my mini-bar was locked even though my account is settled by my company. I complained and no response. There is a small health club but again needs refurbishment. Parking is also expensive. Nice views from the rooms on the city side though. Overall, not a patch on the nearby Hyatt.

    Very efficient

    from

    Had a mother and daughter weekend away shopping! Spacious room, complimentary tray both days. Treated ourselves to breakfast and dinner - room service very prompt. Staff very obliging and efficient. Taxis arrived on time. Situation ideal for "Bull Ring and Mailbox" shoppers!

    A very pleasant stay

    from

    I stayed at the Crowne Plaza for 3 nights in March 2003.From the outside, the hotel looks like a somewhat dated and tired 13-storey 1960's tower block, but don't be put off - inside it is much better!The rooms are very large and clean (reputedly the largest rooms in Central Brum), with decent white bathrooms. Satellite TV and minibars come as standard, along with very (!) powerful air conditioning - reckon this would be brilliant in the summer. Unlike many other hotels in central Brum, you can also actually open the windows to let in a bit of fresh(ish) air.Breakfast was good - the usual buffet-style breakfast affair, although on one occasion when sat at the back of the restaurant the service for tea/coffee/toast really was painfully slow.Otherwise service was very good.Having stayed at othe 4* hotels in Brum (Hyatt, Copthorne) I would say that the Crowne Plaza holds its own. Recommended.

    Great service in restaurant!!

    from

    This was my second time satying at the crowne plaza birmingham city. The first time I stayed was good but the second time was great!!

    Top marks to the Crowne Plaza

    from

    My 10 year old son and I stayed overnight while attending an event at the NEC. At the time he was confined to a wheelchair. The staff were wonderful beyond the call of duty and did all they could to make our stay a pleasant one.

    The breakfasts and room service offered excellent value for money.

    I have visited a lot of hotels on business and I'm not easily delighted but the staff and service at the Crowne Plaza were excellent and I would definitely recommend it for business and pleasure.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent