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... and family will attest, I have been counting down the years, months, weeks, days and in a few hours the car will come and we' be off and away. So anyway, this song has been running through my head - but I'm not sure I follow the tune correctly- so if I may borrow/change some immortal words from Eric Morcambe, " I sing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order!!" Our bags are packed, ...
... with plenty of people playing golf. It was even warm enough for my to not wear my coat. But it wasn't so warm that the mud had dried up, which meant we both left the journey with a good layer on our shoes.
We finally got to the castle and as we got closer, we saw, and heard, a group of children which must have been at a birthday party charging the castle with their swords. We got to the castle which was probably the highest point in ...
... t nearly as many pecans and the gooey part wasn't nearly as gooey. The cream tea was to be expected, delicious, and it has become my fall back at all of our afternoon teas.
After a couple of hours in town, we headed back home for the night. Stratford on Avon was a nice English town and would be a great place to stay if you wanted the English town feel that was still close enough to London to see the big city as well. Overall, not bad but not too terribly exciting.
11.34 from York, coppers everywhere, weather getting better by the hour. Train to brum delayed and onward train cancelled, turning into a long trip but weather now glorious. Brums rough as ever, Moor street very old worldly. Got on train eventually an hour late. B&B nice, excited to get started. Missing my superbly fit and awesome ...
... were endless makes and models of caravans
and motorhomes but not so much of the nicknack stuff which Pete finds
so interesting, and sadly the stalls that had these items were very
crowded. Pete spoke to a few stall holders and may become the agent
for items not seen in NZ. It was all very interesting and we were
amazed to find we had pretty much covered what we wanted by mid
afternoon was sunny and warm, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jurys Inn Birmingham
What a view!
This hotel is basic yet clean with everything you need. The room was neat and the bathroom fully equipt, even for people with disabilities. The staff were polite however the door man had no idea where we should go for a dinner meal when we asked him. The location is good if you are going to party on the 'Birmingham strip'. There was a little bit of noise from the people on the street that we could hear from our room but it was not loud enough to disturb our sleep. We had a good view of the clubbing strip below which was fun for people watching. We did not eat at the hotel because we mainly used the Sainsbury's across the road however note that the room does not have a fridge. All in all, a fine no frills experience.
Not That Good !!!
I stayed at this Hotel for 5 nights and this is my report:
Positives - Location due to the fact it is near plenty of good pubs, restaraunts and shops. The staff were friendly although not all understood english well !!! Rooms were a good size and clean.
Negatives - Rooms had many things falling apart in them, they were seviced poorly (I had toilet rolls not replaced properly for 3 days). Carvery and breakfast were very average, showers in room were very hard to work and tempertures changed without touching anything.
I wont be back, simple as that.
Depends what you are there for
Stayed here on a week long UK tour.
It was functional and staff helpful. The room was fine, if a bit faded (holes in the towel! )
So why stay here? Well for night life or the Convention centre it's an ideal location and worth putting up with the faded bits. It's a very busy hotel, so if you are looking for a quiet weekend, avoid it. If you are a party animal you coudld'nt find a better place.
Public areas a bit grim, but hey if you are a party animal you won't be there much anyway. Lots of bars, nightlife etc seconds away!
Jury's in Birmingham - well, I'm glad to get home!
Basic hotel, good location
I stayed at this hotel last week on business, the rooms are basic but clean, the location is excellent for the shops and bars-5 minute walk max. the evening food in the restaurant is average, but as it is an all you can eat buffet you can certainly get value for money if you try. the buffet breakfast is excellent, far better than the evening food. I stayed here mid week so noise from the bars ect. was not a problem, however I would imagine this may be a problem at weekends as I was on the 6th floor and could hear people outside. As the windows do not open the room can be stuffy at times- especially if you are a smoker like myself.
Get a corner room!
A hotel that deserves the name, unlike many others in this city. Perfectly adequate for 4 star, though you do pay for it.
Tiny TV, nice bathroom, check in/out efficient without being over polite, room service extortionate, but what's new?
Make sure you get a corner room, plenty of space and panoramic windows of Broad Street, otherwise rooms tend to be on the small side.
Me and my partner planned to visit Birmingham for a Sunday/Monday night Valentine 'get away'! After reading the reviews for the Jury's Inn, Birmingham we were convinced we may have made the wrong choice with our hotel selection...How wrong could we be! Bearing in mind we are in our Mid-20's, we couldn't have asked for anything better for the price! When we arrived at the hotel the staff we very professional and polite, upon entering our room we found it to be spacious and comfortable with an ensuite to meet our needs. The room was extremely clean and had sufficient coffee and tea condements! The hotel was ideally situated, close to Brindley Place which is a very nice and stylish part of town offering many restaurants to chose from. The Mailbox which is also a contemporary and chic building with designer shops was also within a 5 minute stroll by the canal which was very refreshing! We found all local amenities within a reasonable distance and walked almost everywhere, except on a night out to a club - There tends to be a lot of beggars in Birmingham so for safety we opted for a cab at 12.00am! On our frst night we stayed in the hotel to eat, but instead of choosing the restaurant we ate from the Jury's Inn Pub Menu - Wow...The portions were amazing...What we ordered for the two of us was clearly wasted and could have realistically have fed 4-5 people! It was well presented and very nice, a shock to us really! We did however go the pub just a few doors down the road for breakfast which was great value. Overall, we had a great time, the hotel was FAB and we will definitely go back...We now have a place to stay for our nights out in Birmingham!
Just stayed for 1 night at The Jury on Birmingham's Broad St for £55 per room. The room, No 1006, was large with two double beds and a clean bathroom. The decor was of the usual modern hotel standard,clean,bland but OK. The windows don't open so it would be warm in summer and it's impossible to take a shower, which is over the bath without soaking the bathroom floor!
The hotel is well placed for visiting the newly developed Mailbox and canal areas.
Breakfast is expensive at £9 pp, so stay bed only as there are lots of places to buy breakfast close by.
Although it's in a busy nightlife area our room was very quiet.
We would stay there again if visiting Birmingham.
If you don't mind a hotel on Birmingham's "pub row," and being awakened at all hours by shouts of revellers, even from a room on the 12th floor, the Jurys Inn is adequate.
For those people with a passion motorway services/supermarket wash room facilities and university accommodation I'm sure you'll find the Jury's Inn Birmingham a delight. For the rest of us who expect something better for £110 per night room only it's a big disappointment. It is, however, well placed. The rooms are large but have all the charm of a room in a university hall of residence - 20 ft of magnolia wall, decorated only by a fire regulation notice and a mirror. The bathroom was equally large but for a moment I felt as though I had walked into the washrooms at a motorway service station fully expecting to see a row a cubicles on one side of the room. Eastern Block chic perhaps? A single hanging rail was the only concession to a wardrobe - clearly designed at a height to take shirts only (skirts and trousers do not fit). Being tucked around a large corner, the TV can only be viewed from the bed, not from the desk area. Don't expect anything other than 3 tea-bags and similar supplies of coffee on the hospitality tray (£110 and no biscuits!). On checking in we were told that "Breakfast is an additional £8 per person - but you'd probably be better off at McDonald's up the road"...and the final sting in the tail is that the hotel car park is 60p per hour!! Ouch!