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Novotel Birmingham Centre
Ranked #39 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Noisy, noisy, noisy”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Although central, the road it is on seems to be clubland. We could hear the tumping bass through the window until almost 3 am. At that time someone in the room above went to the loo, which sounded like it was in the same room. Finally slept in a not very comfortable bed.

Not the best Novotel I have stayed in, and not one I would again. Try one set back a bit (such as the Hilton - no idea how costly it is, mind). The area surrounding all these hotels was lovely, so is somewhere I would like to visit again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Many thanks for your feedback and I’m sorry that you were disturbed. I am personally looking into this, working with the local authorities to ensure sound from clubs is not escaping into the environment, which is totally unacceptable.
Kind regards, Richard Marsh, General Manager
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Sussex girl
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Comfortable room and bed. Bathroom perfectly adequate and all very clean. I did think the bath was on the small side if you like a dip but the shower was very efficient.
The lighting in the bedroom ladies, as is often the case, is not very good for make-up application - easy to over-egg the pudding so get someone to make sure you don't end up with a Bridget Jones blusher look! Bathroom lighting is better but not much.
Hotel designers please take note, a lot of women like to sit before a mirror to do hair and make-up, the bathroom is not the location of choice for this activity, so please consider well the placement of good liighting, mirrors and elecricity outlets (for hair straighteners etc.) within bedrooms.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay. Please rest assured that I have taken note of your comments and we are adressing this isue with our new NeXT Generation of bedrooms. I hope we can welcome you back to the Novotel Birmingham Centre very soon.
Kind regards, Richard Marsh, General Manager
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bristol
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

The separate loo is a bit dingy and the shower completely soaked the bathroom floor but all in all, excellent value for money with a really good breakfast included.
Also we left something behind which housekeeping returned to us very swiftly by post.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
We at the Novotel Birmingham Centre very much appreciate all your thoughts. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and have noted all your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Kind regards, Richard Marsh, General Manager
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

This is the first time that we've stayed at a Novotel Hotel as usually it's too expensive for us. We got a great deal booking ahead online though which made it a worthwhile option over the Travelodge

The staff were superb - a special mention needs to go to the gentlemen behind the reception desk as he was so helpful right from when we arrived and I asked about parking (available underground) to when we left. He had a map ready for us and gave us lots of information on the city centre and where different districts were

The hotel was very comfortable and the room was a lovely clean and comfortable room. The loo was separate to the main bathroom - I would prefer if they were together myself but I can understand that other people might prefer this layout!

The location is ideal for us, being in our late twenties. It's located on Broad Street where a large amount of comedy clubs, night clubs, restaurants and bars. We spent the night out on the town so this was perfect

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your first stay at Novotel Birmingham Centre and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Please do call and ask for our best avaiable rate, when next you are thinking of a night in Birmingham? Kind regards, Richard Marsh, General Manager.
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Leicestershire
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for just the one night, as I was attending a work awards function. Both times I had to speak to the reception they were super helpful, and very warm and welcoming.

We had a comfortable stay at this hotel, and in the morning the breakfast was very nice with again warm and friendly staff.

Would recommend to others.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments and compliments, especially about the team! I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Novotel Birmingham Centre and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Richard Marsh, General Manager.
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great location for the city centre. Hotel was clean, decor modern, staff were welcoming and friendly. The room had everything you needed for your stay. Good selection at breakfast including both continental and hot breakfast. The hotel was secure - residents had to use a card to access lifts and stairs. Also secure underground parking which is difficult to find in most city centre hotels.
I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Novotel Birmingham Centre and making particular reference to the team and the hospitality they provide, is very pleasing! We look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Richard Marsh, General Manager.
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Property: Novotel Birmingham Centre
Address: 70 Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2HT, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Birmingham
#19 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#20 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#28 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#37 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Birmingham Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Birmingham Centre is an AA rated 4 star hotel right in the centre of Birmingham. We are the first choice for a business trip or a holiday. For meetings, conferences and banquets, Meeting at Novotel offers a professional service to ensure your event runs smoothly and successfully. A short walk for the international Convention Centre, National indoor Arena and Brindley Place. ... more   less 
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