Recently stayed here for 2 nights to attend a wedding and found it an ideal location. It was well priced for such a central location - you can walk into the City centre in about 10 minutes - and all the staff were really friendly and helpful, which is to be commended considering some of the idiot guests we saw them having to deal with.
There's lots of off road parking next to the hotel and although the room was 'compact' it had everything we needed - including a comfortable bed.
The history of the building is really interesting - it was used to house migrant workers, mostly Irish - and a lot of the Victorian architecture remains. Digbeth is very much the Irish part of Birmingham and we had a great night in a nearby pub called The Spotted Dog, with a live band, cheap drinks and friendly drinkers.
Yes the building is a little bit rough round the edges and could benefit from some modernisation in parts but for the price and location, it is really good value for money and it full of character, which I'd rather have than some bland, personality-less building.
On the downside, our room was at the front so we did find it a bit noisy from traffic and gruops of people outside the hotel, as we had the windows open.
Also, we ate in the bar one evening and the food wasn't that great, although the breakfast - which is varied and plentiful - was much better.
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