Although i got in on a cheap rate (£69) by God did they try and make it up in other departments..now don't get me wrong, just to make this clear before i carry on - i'm not tight and i'm not short of a few quid..
One bottle of Sol beer and one gin and tonic - £15
One bowl of tomato soup and one (overdone and tasteless) burger - £22
There was 3 of us staying, and needless to say, we didnt eat there again, and managed to abstain from the bevvy due to the rip-off prices..there's expensive and then theres out-and-out rape. I've been to clubs in Marbella that look cheap next to this place..
Other issues included freezing cold room (heating didn't work), phone in room didnt work and internet broadband charged at £7.50 an hour!
Even the Hilton Metropol (much nicer hotel) was cheaper than this.
They have you by the balls because of its proximity to the NEC, but do yourself a favour, you'll save money in the long run by staying somewhere like the Arden Hotel which is about a mile away.
Truly disgusting, and with trade as it is at the moment, this hotel does nothing to support the customers it attracts.
Oh, another thing, nobody speaks English - try complaining at someone who doesn't understand the finer nuances of our language, and you're banging your head against a brick wall, so i thought i'd complain via Trip Advisor.,
Stay away or you WILL get mugged.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of England the Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC offers a unique contemporary style and simple elegance on the doorstep of the NEC and within close proximity of Birmingham International Airport. Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC offers a luxurious accommodation featuring air-conditioning, high speed Internet access (subject to an additional charge) and TV with movies on demand. A fashionable bar and Pendigo's Restaurant is also available for all residents and non-residents. With 11 custom-designed meeting and banqueting suites, Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC has the flexibility to host events of many shapes and sizes. Set in landscaped grounds overlooking Pendigo Lake, Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC is only 5 minutes walk from the National Exhibition Centre and NEC Arena, 5 minutes drive from Birmingham International Airport and International Train Station, 10 miles from Birmingham City Centre and within easy reach of major UK motorways (M5, M6, M40 and M42).WI-FI Internet Access is available in all meeting rooms, bar and the restaurant. We also have very reasonable Park and Fly packages packages available. ... more less
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