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The Eaton Hotel
Ranked #13 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Booked after reading reviews.Just returned from a one night stay to visit the German Christmas fair.We had room 131 which faced the quieter rear of the hotel.The room we had was tidy enough and nice big bed comfortable but the carpet had quite a number of stains over it and could do with a proper carpet shampoo clean .Looks to me that a good "service" is needed to this room as a hole in shower wall and bits of furniture seen better days.Yes the staff are very attentive and helpful generally although we did have to "find" someone to take our Breakfast order as we seemed to have been forgotten.Re the German fair ......well,not really impressed at all and disappointing .The one memory i have of it is that every-other stall sold either food to eat on the spot or was a beer stall and not really anything else worth buying that you cant get in the high anyway.And to cap it all,you just cant move freely as so overcrowded.Dont take children or wheelchairs/pushchairs.

Room Tip: front facing rooms are noisy due to continues traffic through the night.get a rear facing room
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank andrew r
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

The hotel is only a couple of miles out of the town centre. It has parking and a great welcome when you go in. The rooms are very clean with all the facilities you need .the breakfast is exception but the breakfast staff where the best I've seen in years.
I will go back whenever I'm in Birmingham . Top marks staff.

Room Tip: Any room. They are all good
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank 25Steve
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Stayed at the Eaton Hotel bed and breakfast 2 nights for a weekend family celebration in Birmingham. Reception was courteous, friendly and helpful. The room and bathroom were modern, clean and beyond our expectations and the shower was great. Breakfast, a full English was served in a lovely dining room by friendly, happy and helpful staff. Perfect place to stay for a weekend in Brum. We will definitely stay there again because besides all the above the cost was reasonable and was terrific value. Highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jeffyoung
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

It is important to note that this hotel does not proport to be 5* and it doesn't have the facilities that one would expect of that type of establishment. However what the eaton does do, it does well! We stayed 2 nights. The hotel is very conveniently located for junction 3 of the M5 and is not far from Bournville and the associated tourist sites. The car park is a reasonable size and FREE a huge plus point for Birmingham. The front of house staff were very friendly and the hotel has obviously been recently refurbished and looks clean and fresh with some nice pieces of art. .Our room on the second floor faced the rear over-looking pretty st Augustines church and the car park. the room was a good size with very comfortable bedding. There are adequate tea/coffee making facilities and a large television the wardrobes are quite generous and contain trouser presses and safes. There are no mini-bars though (please note this). The en-suite contained a newly appointed suite of shower toilet and wash-stand. the shower was extremely effective. 2 small minus points. no1. There is no moisturiser provided, only shampoo and bodywash. no.2 the light is not well positioned above the mirror/shaving point, so me end up having shadow across half their face when shaving....If I was being very pickie, the extractor fan is quite loud in the bathroom, but not a big problem. In general the room was extremely quiet and there was not a great deal of sound transference. We dined out in the evenings, but had breakfast in the restaurant. it is a lovely, light airy and elegant room. There is a good selection available on the buffet. Pastries, fruit, yoghurts, cereals, meat cheese etc. In addition to this, you can elect to have full or continental breakfasts served which utilized high quality ingredients. There were also several egg options. Coffee and tea or chocolate waitress served. Refills were proffered and the staff in all points of the hotel were friendly courteous and helpful. We secured a very good price for these two nights and were very pleasantly surprised with the quality, We would definately stay at the Eaton again if in Birmingham, and would recommend their services to others.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank creteboy
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

stayed here for one nite at the weekend with my friend to attend the xmas market.

this hotel is lovely !!!!!!!

It cost us £6 each way for a taxi into town

We had a twin room on the side of the hotel and were amazed to get two double beds ! The shower was excellent, there was everything in the room you could need - hairdryer, iron, toiletries etc. The room was very clean.

We had an evening meal which quite simply was superb. we had chicken a la crème and it was a very large portion with lovely tastes. It was silver service and we were treated very well by a mature waiter and waitress.

Breakfast was excellent. We were warned the hotel was full so there might be a wait at 9am so we went down early. Lovely plated breakfast and all you could need on the cold buffet including thick sliced ham and fresh fruit.

We would love to go back here again and again and again !!!

Having stayed at the plough and harrow down the road this is not comparision - far far better

Definitely the place to go if you are staying in Birmingham and visited the markets

well done to the eaton !!!

Room Tip: get a side room
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank westie6692
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed a one night stay. Fast, friendly and efficient check-in and out. Quiet room requested at time of booking and duly granted. Good sized room, big TV, well equipped and large, comfy bed. Although full, hotel was lovely and quiet at night. Breakfast absolutely fine. Went down just before 9 and restaurant was fairly quiet. Would definitely suggest saving money by staying here rather than Broad Street. Only a £5 taxi to Brindleyplace. Honestly can't fault the place.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel and location.. nice room.. great shower
BUT they stop serving breakfast at 9.30.. which is earlier than most hotels and meant I didnt get breakfast.. guys you should consider extending to 10.30 on par with most establishments

Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
Thank sandip k
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Additional Information about The Eaton Hotel

Address: 279 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Edgbaston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#5 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#12 Family Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: $99 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Eaton Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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