Stayed for two nights on 21st and 22nd December for less than £50 so really can't complain at the price!
The rooms are very basic - no tea/coffee facilities, no toiletries apart from one bar of soap, no carpet and very plainly decorated.
Carparking is a little hit or miss too, there aren't that many spaces and on a saturday our friends who arrived about 10 mins after us were unable to park, but parking is cheap and there are plenty of other places to park nearby (our friends were directed to the other Ibis which is only a couple of streets away).
The toilet is in a cupboard, and the shower is in the bedroom itself behind a frosted glass door, the sink is also in the bedroom. This wasn't a problem at all for me but I can see how it wouldn't suit everyone.
The bed is a foam mattress on a wooden base - I found this very comfortable but those who like soft spring mattresses won't be keen.
There is a flat screen tv and free WiFi throughout which was also nice considering lots of hotels charge for this.
My only complaint about the room itself is there are only two pillows - spares would be nice as plenty people use two.
One specific complaint is that the room we stayed in (131) absolutely stinks of cigarettes - our friends stayed in the room next door and their room smelled much fresher. There was also ash on the windowsill so this was obviously not noticed when the room was cleaned.
Aside from this I would most definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ibis budget is a budget hotel, offering clean and comfortable accommodation, with guaranteed standards of service and a simple food option at really affordable prices. It is ideally located within the city centre, walking distance of "Bull Ring" shopping centre, Broad Street, Arcadian Centre and the main entertainment areas. The hotel offers 24-hour reception and the option to accommodate up to three people per room. 250 en-suite bedrooms including 12 accessible rooms - "Fraiche" offers a selection of sandwiches & snack 24 / 7 - "Eat as much as you like" continental buffet breakfast. FREE Wifi is now available in all public areas and bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etap Birmingham
- Etap Hotel Birmingham