My husband and I stayed here for one night as we were going to a concert at the LG Arena. Our room was on the eighth floor overlooking the multi-storey car park and the monorail, but with distant views of hills. The room itself wasn't huge but had nearly everything you would need for a one night stay. The mattress was quite hard but had a memory foam mattress topper which made it more comfortable to sleep on than beds in many hotels. The pillow wasn't bad quality either.
The en-suite was a sort of compact pod, but again sufficient for one night. The water pressure in the shower was ok but it was difficult to maintain a decent water temperature - it seemed to pulse from warm to too hot, then back again. We did mention it at check-out and were told they would look at it.
We like to sleep with the window open and being so high up we felt that it wouldn't be too noisy. There was a bit of noise but it didn't keep us awake, and our side of the building seemed to face away from the airport so we weren't disturbed. There were blackout blinds at the window but we didn't use them as we don't mind light shining in and it would have impeded the flow of fresh air anyway. The window was right next to the illuminated Ibis sign, but again if it disturbed anyone then the blind would have blocked it out.
We only had contact with one member of staff - the receptionist - who was very efficient and also very patient with us as we couldn't get our key card to work so she came up to open the door for us.
We didn't eat in the hotel so can't comment on the food or service.
The location of the hotel is excellent - it is across the road from the terminal so handy for travellers. We were going to the LG Arena so we went to the first floor of the terminal and caught the monorail, then it was just a 90 second ride that took us straight to the NEC. We parked in the public car park across the road and were given a discounted ticket on departure which meant we paid £16 for 24 hours instead of the full price.
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