Ibis Budget Birmingham Centre
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After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
Monday 16th Sep
A gloriously sunny morning. James went to visit the old pumphouse on the hill at Windmill End, and got some photos of the boats departing from the Black Country Boating Festival.
As we reversed out of our mooring another boat went past the junction heading towards the tunnel. This boat has a lot of brass on the sides in artistic panels. We reversed to the junction and turned to follow them. They were very slow in ...
Today was quite warm by UK standards and Derek and I had a pleasant walk along the canal in the morning before joining the Grimer family for a very tasty Sunday roast lunch. Rob and Fi then took us to Croome Park, an 18th century country house and estate where we enjoyed a walk through the house and grounds. Rob then dragged me out into the fields to go blackberry picking and Derek and I dropped in for a chat with Lesley's parents, Ray and Doreen, before supper and a chat with Rob and ...
Leaving Michele's place after a yummy breakfast, I headed off toward Warwick. It was supposed to be an hours drive but there were so many 30 and 50 mph spots and fixed speed cameras that it took me and hour and a half! I was glad to get there and go inside the gate. Mark, Levi and Brittany were waiting and had only been there for about 10 minutes. We already had our tickets so we went straight to the ticket booth and picked up ...
... all over the house as well as Dan and Alex and Tom. Fiona's sister Linda was also there with husband David and two daughters Holly and Emma. A short while later Derek's brother Brian arrived with Hazel. I was not surprised to find she ignored us when she came into the room and Derek had to force her to greet us. She is clearly not a very sociable person as she kept very much to herself all day. It was fun to meet everyone and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis Budget Birmingham Centre
This hotel is great value for money. The rooms are basic and small; perhaps more like ship cabins than traditional rooms. They can sleep up to three people in reasonable comfort (with a double bed and a bunk bed above). It's best to see it as a good hostel rather than a mediocre hotel. I was impressed by the pleasant manner of the staff, the free secure car park and free wi-fi. Not somewhere you'd go for a holiday but great value for a functional stopover after a night out in the town. Gets an excellent rating from me based on value for money rather than luxury.
Me and my boyfriend stayed in the hotel when we visited Birmingham to go christmas shopping. The hotel itself was easy to find although i would get the directions from the aa route planner, rather than relying on the hotels directions.
Great little place
This place is the easyjet of hotels offering no frills accomadation.
The room is bright with double bed, desk and tv. No tea facilities in room. Had its own heating/aircon system. The shower is in the main room with a perspex door so be warned only to use a shared room if you dont mind your room mate seeing your ----
The breakfast is danish, cereal and toast but good and have as much as you like. No bar or catering facilities but lots of surrounding restaurants. If you need somewhere to rest your head this is the place although its def not for those special weekends or events. Free car parking at rear of hotel.
When my friend first told me about this hotel, I was amazed that you could get a room for £35 that sleeps 3 ppl. Location of this hotel is great, although we did have trouble finding it. Hotel Parking is very limited so if you want to take advantage of their car park, try and check in early.
Made a flying visit to this etap last night. Got there late. Unfortunately my reservation hadn't come through but that wasn't a problem. The lady on the desk checked me in efficienly and quickly. The room was basic as I expected but the bed was ok, the room clean and the hotel quiet. nothing fancy but I was thoroughly satisfied with my stay, £35, a bargain. Thanks.
We just returned from a Saturday night stay at the etap hotel, and I am glad that we did not have to stay any longer.
Not at all bad for what you pay.
its within walking distance of the bullring and new street station (about 10mins).
Its clean and comfortable. we got a taxi to broad street but it didnt cost much and recption was more than happy to call the taxi for us.
Just be aware that when you step out of the shower you step back in to the main room!
Overall extremly good value for money and hey you get what you pay for,
This hotel is great. It is very inexpensive. Birmingham is a very noisy place because the traffic is fast moving and it is the city of the car with roads going in all directions right through the heart of the place. The top three reasons in my book for a hotel are, one - quiet, two - quiet, and three - quiet. There are no quiet hotels in the city centre. This hotel is right on the A38 but the double glazing is superb. Keep the window closed and you will have perfect silence. This may prove to be a problem in the hot weather because you would need to switch on the air conditioning which is also noisy, so you tolerate the noise or suffer the heat. In the winter I wouldn't stay there because I couldn't stand the noise of the air conditioning. It should be fine in the spring and autumn but be sure to ask for a quiet room if you are staying there at a weekend as it is favourite with youngsters in partying mood.
Departing from the premise this is a budget Hotel you must not expect any fancy commodities from this one.
Fine for a weekend
Just spent a weekend here whilst visiting relatives and was pleasantly surprised by the small but adequate room- double bed with a single bunk over. Very good value for 3! Wash basin in corner and separate shower and toilet.
Good security as they are near the city centre and clubbers come and stay over once they have had enough. Most of the hotel is taken over by a mix of travellers of all ages. There were also lots of Crufts candidates with lovely dogs! Pity some of them let the dogs excercise in the car park if you know what I mean.
Simple buffet breakfast for 2.50 with sandwiches, hot drinks and other alternatives available 24 hours. The pub next door did full English very reasonably too.