Premier Apartments Birmingham
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A great alternative to a hotel
My husband and I rented two apartments, along with my Mother in law and her sister for 5 nights. This was prior to moving overseas and to be in the vicinity of the Botanical Gardens where we held a pre-wedding party one night.
Although not in the smartest section of the city centre, the location is pretty good and generally the apartments offer great value for money. This was so much better than a hotel for our purposes and we really appreciated the cooking and dining facilities in the apartment. Even if you don't really want to cook, Selfridges is close enough to walk over to buy a restaurant quality meal to heat up in the apartment. The Arcadian Centre is also a short walk away, offering Italian, Indian and other cuisines as well as night clubs and bars. Oh and shops are near enough to allow you to buy bags and bags of stuff and not get too tired walking back with it all.
The interior was well presented and I hope that the apartments' good condition is maintained as they are more heavily used.
The only minor complaints I have was that our apartment on one of the lower floors was very hot and when we opened the windows to cool the place down it was noisy outside. However my M-I-L's apartment was on a higher floor and a much better temperature, it also had a great view of the cathedral and Selfridges. Also as it is serviced apartments rather than a hotel, there is not 24 hour cover on reception although you can contact someone at any time if you need to. Oh, satellite TV would have been wonderful - it had been a long time since I was restricted to 5 channels!
Well fitted kitchen area, huge bed, clean, comfortable and in a great location - all you need for a weekend getaway.
Although it is in the city centre the noise didn't bother us at night - and we are a couple of country bumpkins.
The Spar below the flats has a good selection of essentials, but go to Selfridges' foodhall if you want the ultimate takeout!
The only downside was the fact that the apartments aren't non-smoking - smell of stale smoke spoilt the effect of the stylish interior imo.
We stayed in the Premier Appartments for two nights in March for our anniversary. Every year to celebrate we stay in a city centre hotel and Premier Apartments have definately been the best! Our apartment was spacious, clean, quiet and had everything you could possibly want. The service we received from staff was polite and courteous at all times. The location is great we were within walking distance to the Bullring, city centre shops and the Acardian's bars and restaurants. For the price you pay for some hotels in the city this is by far the best value for money! We will definately be returning!!
Very bad customer service & misled information on website
I only decide to book a room for Premier Apartments is that my friend recommend the hotel to me as he stay there for three nights during the valentines. I got a phone call today for Premier Apartments from Kylie to say I need to pay £250 bond if I want to stay for one night. This information was not on the website or their terms and condition when I book the room. So they was misled information. The lady was very unreasonable over the phone she then told if I want to cancel the reservation I have to do it over their website but I couldn't cancel over the website as they didn't have the facilities to do so. So I ring back and told her, I got to say that she was extremely rude over the phone. She told that I couldn't have my deposit back but in the end of the day it was their mistake. Until I say that phone Trading Standards they decided to do something about it. I wouldn't recommend any of my friends & family in fact anyone I know to Premier Apartments in Birmingham. £250 bond for 1 nights is a lot of money.
I had a pretty shocking weekend in Birmingham but the bright spot was the accommodation- perfectly placed and in great condition.
The staff were friendly and gave clear instructions on arrival, the apartment was well sized for the price, clean, and had pretty much everything you could want for a short stay.
Someone pointed out about the noise in an earlier review but we ended up sleeping in until 11.30am even without the influence of alcohol! It was very dark and very quiet and we slept like babies.
I'll go back to the location which was perfect- a few minutes walk from the Bull Ring shopping area home to the likes of Selfridges, and a short further walk to Coroporation St area where you have HOF, used to be known as Rackhams- a 9 story department store which has had better days but is the place to be on boxing day for the sales!
The Arcadian is a stones throw from Premier Apartments, where there are a number of faceless and supposedly 'trendy' bars. My partner and I, in our late 20's, visited one or two but were turned away for being too casual- which as experienced party goers we found unbelievable as our dress had never been a problem in any other city. The people are not generally as approachable as they used to be so my advice to anyone wanting a night out is take your smartest clobber and don't expect any great conversation from the natives!
The only thing that I didn't like about Premier Apartments was the extremely loud sound the plumbing seemed to make when we flushed the loo, but this is a very minor quibble and the only thing I could thing of when trying to balance out the review.
Well worth staying at and much better value than other hotels I have stayed at in the area.
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!!!!!!
It was a special birthday weekend and I scoured the internet for something based in Birmingham City Centre as we had a "night on the town" planned. The location of these apartments was right opposite the Bull Ring so fantastic for shopping (you can easily nip back to off-load bags!!) and even better for a night out. It was heaven not having to worry about getting a taxi!!! The apartments came up after an internet search and I was amazed that you could get your own apartment for just £20 more than a bulk standard hotel room. The apartments are soooo stylish and alot of care and attention has gone into the furnishings. Everything is colour co-ordinated and tasteful. The apartment was very warm although additional heaters in each room weren't even turned on (in November that says alot!!).
Everything has been thought out although I do agree with a previous review that a TV in the bedroom would have been the icing on the cake!!! Having said that the huge comfy sofa's in the living room are just as comfy as the bed!!! The kitchen is well equipped and the Spar supermarket downstairs is heaven sent if you need anything!!!!
We LOVED these apartments and will definately, definately, definately return!!! That statement may not mean alot to you but I have never returned to a hotel before as I love to explore new placed . . . . I WILL BE BACK!!!! :)
Me and my partner stayed at theses appartments, end of June this year!! The appartments had only been opened a few days, so we were one of the first people to stay in them!
I was suprised by how the appartments looked exactly the same as the pictures on the website!!
They provided everything dishes, cutelery, hairdryer etc, and the apparment was very contemporary and plush!
The staff were very friendly, and we had a fantastic view of the bullring lit up at night from our balcony!!
The location was brilliant, very close to the ammneties of Birmingahm city centre and the train station.
We had a fantastic night and we have booked to stay again in februaury!
Would definatelty reccomend to anyone!!
These new apartments are right in central Birmingham and are a great base for the city and NEC. The station is 10 minutes walk through the new Bull Ring. The gay village in also just 10 minute walk. The apartments are a complete home from home, not just a hotel with a kitchen sink they are complete with washer dryer, central heating boiler, full fridge freezer, etc etc. Stylish and tastfully equipped. The only problem I had, was the booking I made, clearly checking that car parking was available and booking a space. When I got there, there was no space and I had to double park, yet still got charged for the space! This is the only restriction with the apartments there are only about 10 car park spaces, which are very secure behind a huge metal gate. You need to pre book parking at £7.50 a day. Providing the owners keep these appartments in good order they will continue their success.
This was the first time that I'd stayed in an appartment, and at only ten pounds more expensive than the local Holiday Inn, it was worth every penny.
By staying here, everything is on your doorstep. You are a couple of minutes walk from the Bullring, the Birmingham Hippodrome and the clubs and pubs. There are several carparks near by incase you can't get into the one supplied by Premier Appartments. They charge £7.50 per day, but it was fully booked when we tried to get a space several weeks before our stay but we easily got a space in a near by mulit-storey for £12.50. Prices do range with parking, £4 was the cheapest we saw and £15 the dearest. It just depends on where you feel safe leaving your car!
The appartment itself looked brand new. The only thing that gave away that someone else had stayed there was some dirty cutlery but that's minor. Everything is supplied for you though, from washing up liquid to a proper hairdryer. I was impressed by the power shower; never had one of those in a hotel before! On the ground floor there's a Spar so it's easy to stock up on food and drink (or like us you can do the 10min walk to Tescos).
I can not praise this place enough. The staff were very friendly, the place spotless... I could go on. However I have thought long and hard and come up with a list of negatives just to give this some balance.
1) The doors of the appartment feel like fire doors, although they certainly don't look like them. This means though that they wont stay open, so we ended up proping them open with umbrellas and bags.
2) There is a slight amount of traffic noise at night. I managed to sleep through it and my friend didn't even notice but if you're a light sleeper, it's there.
That's all I could come up with. If it wasn't for lack of storage space I'd move in!
we stayed in their apartments last week and had a great time and because it has only been open for a week of course everything was new and the apartment was very clean. In terms of location you could not ask for anything better. Its located right opposite the Bull ring so if you are into shopping, clubs and bars it would the best place for you. If you are into a quiet time away i would not recommend it because with the traffic and the late nite clubbers things do get loud.
The apartment on the whole is what you would expect from any other premier apartment the only thing it didnt have is cable tv and a tv in the bedroom but thats no biggie..
the staff were very friendly and i will go back later on in the year..