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Travelled from Edinburgh to Warwick. Visited Warwick Castle and Ann Hathaways birthplace. Ann Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare. She was 10 years older than him. Stayed at the Hilton hotel and had our farewell dinner. I ended up with laringytis and ...
... housed and shops. Much has been made of the fact that William Shakespeare was born, married and died here. Ron and I took a pleasant walk along lanes and past quaint cottages to Anne Hathaway's thatched cottage and garden - Anne was Shakespeare's wife and the Hathaway's lived in the cottage for 13 generations. A very well preserved and maintained building with great examples of 14th and 15th century furniture, including the bed Anne slept in when she lived ...
... We actually arrived in the pouring rain and saw them at work first hand. They reminded us of the cute little streams in Freiburg in Germany (but they're not full of water all the time in B'ham, just when it rains).
It was nice to stay in a bit of a fancy hotel, the Novotel which was very handy to everything and especially the Symphony where Tori played! We didn't have a lot of time to look around, just wandered up ...
... storm in a really small kitchen, isn't the easiest thing to do. When everything was set we took turns getting ready as there is only one bathroom and with three ladies in the house, I bet you can see the problem already. I went to get some fresh air as I'm not use to being inside all day and met a kind old man and a very energetic dog. The man was very happy when I started to play with the dog after it dropped it's toy at my feet, as he was frail and obviously didn't have the ...
... all over the world - Indian, Chinese, American (mostly) We were starving by then, as this was a very late lunch so a buffet was kind of welcome. :x Of course, Izzah was there to make sure people did not overeat...
After lunch, we decided to stop by the main Library of Birmingham before heading back to the other side of the city to our hotel. I know, of all places, the library. But this library not ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Malmaison Birmingham
A nice place to stay...if you avoid the staff!
I often have to travel to Birmingham on business and always try and get my company to book me into the Malmaison. I love the stylish rooms and comfortable beds, and the breakfast is very nice. I've always found the staff on reception to be aloof though, and they're not the most competant in the world. However the restaurant and bar staff always seem to be helpful if a little unfriendly.
I've only ever stayed in the standard rooms, but they have always been huge, clean and comfortable. The wide screen TV and CD/MD hi-fi's in each room are a nice touch.
This is the 4th time in a year we have stayed here. The rooms are modern and fairly simple. All seem to vary in size. We just stayed in an extra large room for an extra £40 which was much bigger with 2 sofas but not special. I would be interested in seeing a suite for an extra £20. All room have large tvs cds and well stocked minibar - good bathrooms aswell. The bar serves food all day. The burgers are great. Restaurant looks a little pricey for what it is and is next to the bar which gets really busy.
THe worst stay in my life
The worst hotel ever, pretencious, very unfriendly & unhelpfull staff, dirty rooms. The nice decor does not compensate for such a horrid treatment
Wow. Boyfriend booked us into a suite here and it was amazing. Huuuuuuuuge room, very smart, clean, chic (yet also comfy). Had a massive king size bed, the longest sofa I've ever seen and a bunch of comfy chairs too Can't say enough good things about it! The jacuzzi/sauna/steam room area is fantastic - lots of 'mood' lighting which changes colour every few minutes - v different to anything I've ever seen before. There's also an adjoining relaxation room which has huge (electric) massage chairs, loads of candles and relaxing music - was a wrench to leave! For a weekend of pure relaxation it is absolutely perfect!
Very good, but no X-factor
My wife and I stayed in one of the suites at Malmaison.
Very large room
Very friendly staff, except at reception - the lady dealing with us seemed more interested in the computer screen than us.
Niggling mistakes - room was only set up for 1 person, so we had to asked for more towls etc.; had to send food back to kitchen; but these were all dealt with very efficiently.
Overall a very good hotel, but didn't have any particular X-factor to make it truly memorable.
Amazing style and convenience
Had a late night in Birmingham and couldn't get a train back to London. Search for three hotels and was directed to MalMaison. Imagine the W hotel in the US, but without the annoying staff. Great service, great bar, excellent room. I travel frequently for business, so this was a nice treat. Price was a bit high for Birmingham, but well worth it.
Poor hotel rooms and bad service
Dull dark brown rooms, tiny gym, 50 minutes for room service and not a smile to be seen. Not at all a nice experience
Malmaison (The Mailbox)
Malmaison Hotel in Birmingham. Very nice restaurant, bar, spa with friendly staff. Upscale restaurants and shops next door.
Chic hotel, great location
What a lovely hotel! My boyfriend and I stayed here at the weekend in an open plan king size suite and I agree with the last reviewer in that it was beautiful. It looked very chic and was very spacious. The bed was incredibly comfortable and cozy. We ordered some room service which was very quick and the food yummy. We also had breakfast in bed which came in the form of a huge box left outside your door with fresh pastries, fruit salad and cereal (at ?9.95 p/p). Having been to the malmaison in manchester and experienced the same high quality I would definitely stay at this chain again.
Had one of the best rooms.....worth every penny!!!!!
had a kingsize suite...was really really worth it...beautiful decor, outstanding size room! will definatly stay there again in one of them rooms.