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Reviewed November 1, 2008

Booked through Hotels.com, but the booking seemed to get lost. I should have gone directly to conference centre.

Adequate accomodation - a smell rather reminiscent of mince and gravy filled the corridors, not the bedroom.

I was visiting the university and had a hired car. I normally stay at the Macdonald Burlington, but was not sure about the parking in central Brum. Here there was good parking.

Evening meal was limited in choice and a bit expensive.

I am not sure if the student's union a 10 minute walk away would have been a good choice for a meal. We chose to drive to the Frankie and Benny's a little way back down the main road in a retail park. I had looked for restaurants near to the University on a previous trip and been very surprised at only finding a rubbish meal in a pub. I would advise anyone staying at the Conference Park to do a search for restaurants before going and store the postcodes in your satnav.

Would I stay there next time? I am not sure as I like the Macdonald so much and the train ride from New Street to the Uni is so easy. I think that I would look at both and chose the cheapest on the day.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 20, 2008

Stayed at the Conference Park for 6 nights while attending a short course at the University as this is the nearest accommodation available. But it was not a bad choice.

The Conference Park consists of a cluster of buildings along Edgbaston Park Road. The reception is at Lucas House and I stayed at the Peter Scott House which is located behind it. The room offers essential stuff such as TV, coffee/tea and heater which I was satisfied. If I were fussy, I would find the shower cubicle rather small. That aside, the accommodation offers a good hot breakfast every morning at Lucase House. Dinner is also availableare at the same venue, albeit a limited selection. There is also a bar as well. Complimentary coffee/tea/hot chocolate is also available there.

One thing which I liked was the Wifi access at the reception and common area of Peter Scott House. Most hotels would charge you for this, but this was offered free here.

However, the downside is its accessibility to town. Options are limited: nearest is bus service number 44 which goes to town, else you have to walk to the University train station. But if you appreciate a quiet environment which I did, you would find your stay to be a pleasant one.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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Thank Joe_Fong
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Reviewed September 6, 2008

Stayed at this hotel last week for a night.Had some business at the university and this place was recommended to me by a friend.

It is a 10-15 minute walk from the main University area and is part of the huge university campus.The hotel itself looks at first glance to be like university student accomodation in a quiet residential area.You have to actually look out for Lucas House/Peter Scott House which is where all the rooms are located and also where the reception is.If I hadn't looked up this place on Trip Advisor I wouldn't have known what to look for!It is relatively well signposted once you are on either Vincent Drive or Edgbaston Park Road.

The recetpionist was a nice and friendly lady.The single room I stayed in was rather large,had a large work top area which totally suited me.

The only downside is that there are no shops/convenience stores nearby....unless you dont mind the 10-15 minute 'brisk' walk to Selly Oak.So stock up on snacks/drinks if you intend to stay for more than a few days.

Both Selly Oak and the University train stations would be about a 15 minute walk to Lucas House.

Would I stay there again....definitely but only if I had something to attend to in the university

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled on business
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Thank Rangas
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Reviewed June 20, 2008

A wet day at the cricket ODI ended at the Conference Park. The twin room was clean, functional, quiet, with brew up facilities. Student rooms of yore were never like this.

It is a bracing walk from Edgbaston Ground, but none the worse for being so. The park like setting is very pleasant. Can't blame it for the rain and dark, cool evening.

Car Parking is fairly good and either pays for the taxi or saves £10 nearer the ground.

Check in was painless; beware of duff information about breakfast timing. The buffet breakfast was good, but harmed by the closure of cooked breakfast and even the toast making.

The unusual feature was the profound apologies of the F&B and Reception about the duff gen.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rost
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Reviewed October 28, 2007

Excellent value, clean, comfortable and friendly staff.

We visited at weekend and only a dozen guests appeared to be staying.
- so very quiet.

Good location for City and easy to find during the day.

Extensive choice of breakast.

Stayed: October 2007
Thank visitor01
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