OK - I have stayed at some 'interesting' places ..... pre Tripadvisor ......
and this hotel was up there with the interesting ...
I actually booked at another hotel through Last Minute, but when I got there, I was sent up to this hotel. I am on a tight budget, but I wouldn't have booked here after reading the other reviews !!
Apparently it used to be a Comfort Inn .... well, it is undergoing a refurbishment, so it is a bit like sleeping in a building site..... and yes, the hotel obviously lets rooms out to emergency housing and others ..... it's economics .... everyone needs repeat business !!!!
But look, it was OK. The wifi only works in the reception area, and there are bare (patched) gyprock walls in the room, and building materials in the hallways - but - hey, the bed was clean, there was TV, kettle etc, and the small bathroom was clean - basic - but clean....
It was OK ..... If you ignored the fact that a couple of people had carved their names in the bathroom door and the walls were varying stages of patched gyprock. 'Guests' in other rooms were having loud, interesting discussions, and maybe, for some, English wasn't their first language so they hadn't quite grasped the 'no smoking' instruction !!
But hey, I take a heater with me in case I am cold ... and I didn't need to use it here ..... the heating worked and it was snowing outside ! I was warm, it was clean, and my door locked.
It was cheap ...... interesting and cheap !!! .....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With over 100 en suite bedrooms, the 3-star Norfolk Hotel is situated on the A456 in Edgbaston, less than 10 minutes' drive from Birmingham city centre. It offers Wi-Fi access and free parking.Located next door to the hotel, the Headingley Restaurant offers international dishes for breakfast and dinner.Tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview TVs and a private bathroom feature in each modern room.The hotel is completely non-smoking, and has a stylish reception area and a well-stocked modern bar, which serves drinks until late and has Sky Sports channels.In large, peaceful gardens, the hotel is down the road from lively Broad Street, 2.5 miles from Edgbaston Cricket Ground and 1.5 miles from Birmingham New Street Station. The NIA and the ICC-Birmingham convention centre are a 10-minute drive away, with the M5 motorway less than 4 miles away and there are regular buses to the city centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Birmingham
- Norfolk Hotel Birmingham