If you're familiar with the usual layout and facilities of Holiday Inn Express hotels, then you'll immediately feel at home here. The rooms are slightly bigger than the Birmingham City Centre Ibis I stayed in and breakfast is included in the price. It's just like the old style Holiday Inn Express continental breakfast - the only hot item available is a bacon bap for an additional £2.95, but you could always nip out to the nearby McDonalds for a bigger choice and bring it back to enjoy with the rest of your complimentary hotel breakfast. I prefer the slightly more soothing décor to the standard dark purple of Premier Inn, and wifi is free, so are toothbrushes and toothpaste together with some personal hygiene items if you've left yours behind. Premier Inn charges for all these things. Very comfortable bed and the room was quiet so I slept well. No bath (unlike Premier Inn) but the shower was good. Good choice of Freeview channels. They just need to improve the complimentary breakfast offering so that it includes some hot items. Compare the prices of Holiday Inn Express and Premier Inn and make your choice! You can't really compare it to the basic no frills standard of Travelodge.
It's around 10 minutes walk from New Street station but you do need to pass through the rather horrible Paradise Circus shopping centre (due to be redveloped apparently) and it's not easy to find first time. Some old maps still mark it as Holiday Inn Express which could be confusing as that is now located near to Snow Hill station.
For me it was excellent value - a Friday night stay for £25 booked in advance on the Tuesday before as part of the Accor Hotels LeClub 'Happy Mondays' offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern 3 star Hotel in a prime city centre location. The Ibis Styles Birmingham Centre (formerly Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre)is 5 minute walk from Birmingham New Street Train Station and eight miles from Birmingham International Airport.The Hotel features 120 newly refurbished bedrooms with amenities including en suite facilities, air conditioning, satellite flat screen TV, free Wi Fi throughout all bedrooms and refreshment making facilities as standard. Easily accessible by major UK motorways (M6, M5, M40 and M42). The ideal place to meet and a great base for exploring the many attractions the Heart of England has to offer. Visit nearby attractions including Cadbury World, Sealife Centre and the historic Stratford upon Avon. The hotel is also excellently positioned within walking distance of the highly acclaimed Bullring Shopping Centre. The established in house restaurant offers a variety of traditional cuisine and after a busy day the relaxing environment of the lounge bar complements the experience of the Ibis Styles Birmingham Centre. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, ACCOR, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire, Priceline, TravelUp, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your ibis Styles Birmingham Centre reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Birmingham City Centre Hotel Birmingham