Jurys Inn Birmingham
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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!
Think twice before booking here!
Jury's in Birmingham - well, I'm glad to get home!
On arrival they could not find my booking for that night, only the following night. I'd booked through the tourist office and never did discover where the fault lay. Anyway, it did not seem to be too much of a problem and we went to our room without too much delay.
The room was fine. I was pleased to find two double beds rather than two singles, and well appointed, though the shower screen does not stop much of the water leaking all over the bathroom floor.
The area in which the hotel is situated is very convenient, but in the middle of the "party" district, surrounded by very noisy clubs, restaurants and bars. Luckily, we went to bed quite early, having fought our way (not literally!) back to our hotel. I dread to think what its like late on a Friday or Saturday night. There was a very visible Police presence in the area. Those of a nervouse disposition should not stay near on or near Broad Street.
That first night, on turning back the bedclothes I was dismayed to find that my sheets looked very creased and wrinkled. By comparison, the sheets of my companion were crisp and white with visible fold marks. I felt like one the three bears : "Who's been sleeping in MY bed?"!!!
I called reception to be told that it would be about 10 minutes before someone could come up and change the bedclothes. I was not impressed. 15 minutes passed with no sign of anyone coming. I got dressed again and went down to reception. The man at the desk seemed more interested in taking details about the matter so he could report it the next day. He also said he'd just come on shift and the people from the previous shift had not passed on any message about my sheets. By this time, tired and wanting to go to bed, I was getting more annoyed louder. A rather large man then came over to find out what the problem was. He told me someone was delivering the sheets at the very moment. So back I went, to find my companion still waiting for someone to arrive. Straight back downstairs to find out why I had been lied to. He denied it, saying someone was dealing with it. I told him I wanted him to come to my room and see the sheets for himself. As we walked towards the lift two men from housekeeping walked by us and he gestured to them asking "Have you delivered the clean sheets to room 1310?". They responded "No?", as if to say "Should we have?". So we all trooped upstairs together and I finally got my clean sheets. Took a while to get to sleep after that debacle though.
They next evening when we came in they had, to be fair, left a small plate of fruit and a bottle of red wine. At least £5s worth!!!
All was well til I was woken on my second night by an alarm. It was the fire alarm going off at about half past midnight. We started downstairs but about halfway down (our room was on 13th floor) the alarm stopped. Should we continue down or go back? As my companion walks with a stick I was not happy to let her walk all the way down for nothing so, against all my safety principles, I checked the lifts and, seeing they were working, we got in and went back to bed. As far as I can make out, some idiot had set the alarm off. Another night of tossing and turning ensued.
Fortunately out third night went off without and disruption.
The final insult was the cost of parking at the hotel over the weekend. No one mentioned to me when I booked that I would have to pay for parking and there was nothing in the tourist office booklet about it. For a weekend I ended up paying over £20 to park. Shocking.
As for Birmingham, it was grubby and not very friendly. Whenever we asked anyone the way somewhere or where something was they invariably said they didn't know. It was incredible. The Jewellery Quarter was full of tacky stuff - more chav or rapper than Elizabeth Taylor. A great disappointment. While there we picked up a leaflet on, of all things a coffin factory. It sounded quite interesting, if a bit dark. However, when we got there it looked like the place had been shut for years. Equally, the National Trust let us down by telling us we couldn't look around the Back to Backs. Health and Safety apparently.
While there are lots of restaurants in Birmingham we didn't find a very good one, and no one seemed to be able to recommend one - not event he chap in the tourist office. I imagine there must be some, but we didn't go there. One tip, on Saturday night it's very busy, so you may need to book if you want to go somewhere in particular.
All in all, a very disappointing experience.
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.
Very nice hotel!
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.
A big disappointment.
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!
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