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Novotel Birmingham Centre
Ranked #41 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
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“Near to the action, but noisy”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

This hotel has all you would expect from a Novotel and is perfectly placed to put you in the middle of a wild night out on Birmingham's Broad Street. It is steps away from the bars and restaurants of the busiest social scene in the city. But also within earshot of it. I was awake half the night listening to the singing, shouting and general revelry; clearly much fun was being had, just not by me. To be fair when this was brought to the hotels attention they were most apologetic and have offered me a room on a higher floor away from the street for my next visit in 3 weeks time. Otherwise the room was clean and well appointed and the breakfast great. Staff were friendly and polite.

Room Tip: If you are out there partying you won't be trying to sleep through it. Otherwise ask for as quie...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay here at Novotel Birmingham Centre. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that the team offered you a more quieter room during your stay.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Had the need to stay overnight in Brum last Friday evening. Found the Novotel - Birmingham City Centre was offering an excellent rate and made booking online. Turned out to be a great choice - excellent room and excellent breakfast. Would certainly recommend and also stay there again on next visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit.
I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Hard bed. Hard pillows. Very low numbers of staff. cheap tea and coffee. overpriced breakfast.Cheap loo roll. Not what you expect for over£100 per night. Poor advice given re parking at hotel. Location good for icc.
Tv in room broken

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
I am really sorry to hear that your stay was not up to expectations and I can assure you that your feedback is currently being looked in to. I would very much appreciate it if you would contact me directly at the hotel to discuss this with you.
Please could you contact me on 0121 6432000.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Solicitious reception staff who took extra trouble with directions to the railway station for a single female on way to meet partner and who were keen to ensure the room's location was suitable e.g. away from communal areas and on a high floor.
Great hotel, next to lots of bars, restaurants etc. Car parking underground easily accessed and didn't seem too expensive for the time used.
Breakfasts were fine, coffee iffy as is so often the case in chains such as these. Mustard quickly found when requested to accompany breakfast; always pleased when this happens.
Very comfortable rooms, plentiful towels and free wi-fi. All good!

Room Tip: Street at front of hotel is vibrant and lively. Quieter rooms are towards the back of the hotel.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and compliments – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back to Novotel Birmingham Centre again in the near future.

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Sharon Thandi
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stayed a night with family and friends. Rooms are nice and car parking on site (chargeable) which is useful,
The only downside for me was the bar area which for me lacked any kind of atmosphere. You are put around the corner with little in the way of view or interaction. On the plus side we had breakfast included which although a buffet style was fantastic with plenty of choice for any taste. All staff were great and attentive and all parts of the hotel were clean and tidy.
Overall a very pleasant stay and have booked in again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Novotel Birmingham Centre. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and have noted your comments regading the atmosphere in the bar with my Food & Beverage Manager.
I look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Sharon Thandi
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Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

I was so impressed with the people in this hotel. Every single person, from reception to waitresses to bar staff, was incredibly helpful and nice to deal with. Probably the best service I've had at any hotel, anywhere. I ordered dinner and found the meat slightly undercooked for my taste - not a complaint, really, just personal preference. When they realised this, they couldn't do enough, offering to take it back and in the end offering me a free dessert! It was such a refreshing change to feel totally valued as a customer and not feel I was being screwed for more money.

The hotel itself is pretty much a standard issue Novotel - very impressive lobby but the rooms are a little on the small side. I've got to say, though, that I found the bed supremely comfortable and slept really well. Nice and dark as well at night. (The extra pillow in the wardrobe helped.). The location is quite buzzy on Broad Street but I found the walk from New Street quite tiresome and it's easy to get lost if you don't know Brum. Allow at least 20 mins, or get a taxi.

Generally an excellent stay and one which is a real credit to all the staff members there. They must be very well managed!

  • Stayed October 2013
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NovotelBirminghamGM, General Manager at Novotel Birmingham Centre, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your recent stay at Novotel Birmingham City Centre.
I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit and in particular the high levels of service you received from my team. I have shared your feedback within the hotel and we all look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

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Sharon Thandi
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hemel hempstead
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Stayed here on business with my external sales managers and the staff were a pleasure as always.

Rooms spot on , bar area and service very good, breakfast good so very happy and value for money

Location good as all the best bars and restaurants are close by so will definately stay here again when in Birmingham

Room Tip: Worth upgrading and book early for best rates
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank you for your kind comments and compliments regarding your recent stay here at the hotel – I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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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
#20 Family Hotel in Birmingham
#20 Luxury 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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