Novotel Birmingham Centre
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... most were the gardens. The penguins live in the walled garden which has beautiful colours and some amazing plants that I didn't recognise but appreciated their loveliness. The Kids has a good time and enjoyed the train ride albeit from the bottom of my bag because I forgot to take them out!!!
After a lovely 3hours I headed off to London and to my dodgy digs for the evening. I just looked for somewhere near Heathrow that was cheap! I checked in about ...
... it was not raining, so we set off at 7.50am.
We passed Birchills Junction, and soon were out into farmland and countryside. The litter was not so bad, and we didn’t need to visit the weedhatch. We even saw a large flock of swallows. Perhaps they are getting ready to leave for the winter.
Apart from a light brief shower, the rain stayed away until we moored up at 10.10am at the Fingerpost pub at Pelsall. We could not get in to the side where ...
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 ...
... This was really great. The story was told by 5-6 actors who were in each of the rooms. They were really clever and the show was interactive. Levi was put in the dock in the court and charged with weeing in the well in Warwick. After he revealed that he was Australian, the judge knew right away that he was guilty. We all had to boo the accused... it was a lot of fun. There were a few times that we jumped... but on the ...
... 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 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
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 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!!
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.
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.
If this is the 4th best hotel in Birmingham then the competition must be dreadful!
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.
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.