Novotel Birmingham Centre

Address: 70 Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B1 2HT, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Ladywood area of Birmingham, is near National Sea Life Centre, Symphony Hall, Gas Street Basin, and Ikon Gallery.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel Birmingham Centre

    Nice & pleasent


    me & my partner stayed at the novotel on the 29th jan we arrived to a very polite receptionist who gave us everything we needed to know in detail & then when we arrived at our room it was very nice, spacious clean, the bed was comfy...everything was perfect we only stayed for one night but i wish we could of stayed for more. well worth the price & breakfast was included which was lovely & a good range of choice, even yoghurts!!!

    me & my partner would defo give this hotel 10/10

    Brill weekend


    we have just returned from the novotel birmingham were we enjoyed an overnight stay. this was our second visit and we were even more impressed than last time. the rooms have all been redecorated in nice neutral tones and everything was spotlessly clean, the breakfast is superb with an excellent selection of fresh fruit,breads,cereal and the usual choice of traditional english bacon ,eggs ,sausage etc. the hotel is ideally placed for the nia arena and all the bars and restaurants of broad st. overall it makes a good base for for a few days away. one word of warning there is a big price difference depending on who you book with. we booked through superbreaks and four adults in two double rooms with full breakfast paid less than the price of a double room booked through the hotel with breakfast an extra 12.00 each so check out the bargains

    Very Good


    Very nice hotel, Prices are great. Better than when we stayed at the Hilton!!! Staff are pleasent, food was great and the rooms and bathroom were very spacious. great for a nite or two stay!!



    We stayed at the Novotel for 2 nights in May 05. The first room we checked into was totally appalling. It was grubby and dark and the bath had dark hairs in it! The room was so bad we didn't even want to sit down. When we complained we were told we could move to a recently renovated room but this would cost us an extra 15 per night. Having already paid 140 per night (for a room worth 20) we were not very happy about the additional charge but could not possible stay where we were. We paid the extra and moved rooms. The new room was great but not anything special, to be honest it was what we expected in the first place for 140!!

    The Bar was dingy and the food in the restaurant wasn't that great. There was a lot of choice for breakfast but you had to pick around the bits that had obviously been out for hours.

    Wouldn't stay here again.

    Over priced mediocre hotel - you can do better


    I've stayed in many Birmingham city centre hotels on business and I'm afraid this is not one of the better ones. In my opinion it is way over priced for what it offers - I suspect you're paying for that Broad Street location.

    I've stayed in a few Ibis hotels over the years which offer basic comfortable accommodation for around 50gpb. Novotel - being part of the same chain - doesn't feel that different from the Ibis ones, at least in the fixtures and fittings in the rooms. I paid 140gbp for my Novotel room!

    Despite being actually on Broad Street the room was quite quiet and I got a good night's sleep. There's plenty of good restuarants around too - although I went to one in Brindley Place that I had visited some time ago (Thai Edge) and found it was pretty mediocre this time around (and expensive).

    The hotel seems to be used by businesses for meetings and conferences quite a bit and when I was there, despite being at breakfast at 06:45, it was very noisy and busy with a corporate (sales types!) breakfast meeting in full swing. The hotel staff were more interested in looking after these customers than the single person. :-(

    My Birmingham favourites still have to be the City Inn (just behind the Novotel but fully booked this trip) and the Holiday Inn in Smallbrook Queensway - again fully booked.


    Don't believe the hype


    booked a room here on basis of previous reviews and feel misled and disappointed.

    location is good, but room was equivalent to poor travelodge holiday inn express standard (though apparently new rooms are better) breakfast very ordinary.

    Very ordinary: must try harder!


    If this is the 4th best hotel in Birmingham then the competition must be dreadful!

    I recently stayed for 3 nights for a conference at the ICC. The handy location is the only great selling point of this establishment. The room was a reasonable size but the decor was rather tired and overdue some attention. I had one of the rooms that is yet to be upgraded and it showed.

    The staff were efficient but the service did not meet the high standards described in other reviews. For instance, I did not receive the daily paper that I requested.

    I paid 95 per night which I thought may be good value in the light of previous reviews: I was wrong! Whenever in Birmingham again I would probably stay at Malmaison or the Hotel du Vin which are far superior and don't cost a whole lot more.



    Hotel on busy broad street, with hundreds of bars and restaurants nearby. Not that noisy inside though due to tripple glazing. I am not one to enjoy staying in chain hotels but I have to say Novotel get it just right. The staff are the best of any hotel I have been to - and this seems to be the case across the chain. The bar and restaurant serve good quality food and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Rooms good size and well equiped. New "novation" rooms are step up from normal rooms (good size bathroom, queen bed, light colours etc). Nothing is too much for the staff who seem to enjoy their jobs. Puts a lot of other hotels to shame. Would definitely recommend for a night or two.

    Fabulous room


    This hotel was wonderful. The staff are incredibly friendly and courteous. The superior novatine room was fabulous! My boyfriend and I have stayed at many hotels abroad and the Novotel in Birmingham City Centre was amongst the best. We only stayed for one night, but we are planning to go to Birmingham again in October for two nights and we will definently stay at the Novotel.

    The amazing novotel


    This amazing little hotel is just about as good as it gets! The rooms are spacious and modern, and extremely welcoming. The food is delectable. But most of all it has to be a first class award to the staff. I have never felt such at ease in a hotel, the staff are friendly but profesional, and nothing is too much trouble for them, their customer service is the best i have encountered. They give a first class impression or the Acorr group, and of the wonderful city of Birmingham.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Novotel Birmingham Centre

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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