This is our 5th time to spend our New Year at the Metropole, and this will be our last, so many cut backs by the hotel have ruined this once fantastic venue, the sparkling wine reception at 7pm has been moved to a tray of sparkling wine served at midnight to your table, the reception is now a very expensive mobile bar, before moving into the room for the night, on entering the room there were no trimmings apart from a very very cheap Xmas cracker each containing a silly plastic spinning top, ( why bother ) the food served was fabulous as usual, congratulations to the kitchen and the waiting staff, the theme this year was Hollywood, what a joke two fairly large screens either side of the stage area showing a film called Breakfast at Tiffanys, whilst you were eating, at midnight these screens could have been showing Big Ben or a link to a TV coverage, no they decided to show animated Hollywood scenes. The live band wasn't as good as last year, very loud with bad acoustics.
Our room was a twin on the second floor which badly needed refurbishment wall paper peeling away at the joins, very tacky we were very surprised that Hilton hotels allow this type of room to be used , beds were very comfortable with fabulous pillows.
Finally on leaving the hotel after check out we had to walk outside through at least 20 people smoking, we have nothing against smokers but it would be a good idea for the hotel to organise an area suitable for smokers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hilton Birmingham Metropole is a well-connected and easily accessible Hotel in walking distance to Birmingham International Station linking to Birmingham Airport. Regular complimentary shuttle ensures guests will only be minutes from the airport and railway station. Park & Fly options are available at the hotel. With a great location next to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and LG Arena, it is an ideal choice for attending events and fairs and from 2015 attending the Resorts World Complex with Casino, shopping outlets and Cinema. The hotel provides superior leisure facilities onsite with Ocean Rooms Spa, LivingWell Health club featuring Fitness Room, Indoor heated pool, Sauna and Steam room. Food and Beverage Outlets include two restaurants and a 24 hour Lounge Bar, with Room Service available all day long. Free Wifi is available in Public Areas. For those travelling as a family, enjoy dedicated family rooms accommodating 2 adults and 2 children as well as children-friendly amenities and services. Easily accessible by rail, road and air networks , the hotel is at the hub that connects Birmingham International Airport and the International Railway station with the M42, M6 and M40. Birmingham City Centre and Regional attractions such as Warwick Castle, Cadbury World and Stratford-upon-Avon are easily accessible. The hotel is also largest accommodation and convention centre outside London with 790 guest rooms and suites, 33 flexible function rooms for meeting and events from 2 to 2,000 people and an experience team. This is where it all happens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel Birmingham
- Birmingham Hilton