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Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan
Ranked #52 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Quite why my wife and I ended up in Birmingham is a long story however the Menzies Hotel was to be our destination. Thanks to previous contributors we easily found the hotel due to its strange architecture. It really is a weird shaped building for a hotel.
Once inside however we found a bright modern establishment. The ground floor comprises reception/lounge/dining areas. Check in was quick and efficient and carried out by a pleasant young man. First negative however - a supposed four star hotel but no offer was made to assist with luggage to the room. Our allocated room was situated in the inner circle and again as previously described is wedge shaped. The room was immaculate, well fitted, however! It was compact. My wife and I found difficulty in navigating around each other and I eventually ended up just crawling across the bed at times. The space between the foot of the bed and the wall was only about two feet and you had to be careful not to bang your head on the projecting wall television when passing. The only very small window looked into the inner circle but all that could be seen was other windows and concrete. It could be quite claustrophobic. The bathroom was not too bad a size taking the room into consideration and once more was spotless and well fitted.
I tried to nosey into rooms situated on the outer circle but was unsuccessful. Surely they must be larger in size and therefore well worth requesting. At least they have outer facing windows.
We dined in the hotel restaurant on both evenings and have no complaints whatsoever about the rather good food offered. On night one I was surprised to see omelette on the menu which I ordered out of curiosity and was not disappointed. A very unique and enjoyable take on this dish. Breakfast was also very good, buffet of course, but compared to a lot of hotels all the available dishes were warm and regularly refreshed.
The hotel situation may be slightly outside the city centre however accessing the same is very easy due to the very frequent bus services into town. The bus stop is immediately outside the front door of the hotel.
In conclusion a two day stopover was more than enough in such a compact room I could not have stayed any longer. An outside room may be more accommodating but I did not have the opportunity to check perhaps another traveller could comment. It is for this reason I cannot give the hotel any more than three stars.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Back again for the 3rd time.We stayed 31st augst for one night with friends,We stayed in room 708 lovely room. Staff fantastic once again,breakfast superb again.We will be going back again next year.please dont let the outside put you off,we wont stay any were else. thankyou menzies.M. Blair : ))

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Dropped off son at university and stayed three nights--good location for University of Birmingham.
Room pleasant with lovely washroom. No A/C so lots of road noise with window open.
Food terrible both for breakfast and dinner. Poor atmosphere in restaurant. Nice lobby.
Free parking helpful.
Staff helpful but not overly friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Stayed here for the bank holiday weekend on a Groupon Voucher. We could not fault anything for what we paid. Room was clean and pleasent, not a great view at all but we found this rather funny. Food was delicious and staff where very attentive. Shall definatley return. Don't be put off by what the hotel looks like from the outside!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sally H
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Had one night stay, gone to a wedding nearby. Not the most attractive building but lovely inside. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Double room bit on the small side but clean and well equipped. Buffet style breakfast was lovely and restaurant staff very attentive. Free parking a well welcome bonus (my brother stayed in a hotel nearby and paid £12.00 to park).

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank DizzyNStafford
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Probably a state of the art building when constructed some while ago, but now showing its age in some places. It is built in the round, so the inside rooms are very cramped for two, with a small window facing other windows and boring concrete.
However the staff - reception and restaurant - are exceptionally helpful and all seemed to care well for their guests. Food, both breakfast and dinner were good and in terms of the offer we had for a two night stay, it would be hard to find better value. We went on from there to a Premier Inn in Manchester the next night. The Strathallen [nb they don't make the Menzies part obvious - locals didn't know the Menzies!] was infinitely better at probably half the price.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights this week as my husband was rushed into QE Hospital and I wanted to be nearby. The staff could not have been more helpful, arranging taxis, enquiring after him, giving me nice private tables at dinner. The room was only a single but was well equipped and very clean. Breakfast and dinner very good choices and plenty of variety. Would definitely stay again, maybe for Christmas shopping as it's also handy for the Bull Ring.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan

Address: 225 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9RY, England (Formerly Menzies Strathallan)
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Edgbaston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#43 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: $59 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan 4*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan is centrally located and easy to get to. The hotel is close to Birmingham city centre and offers plenty of free parking on site. Free, superfast WiFi is also available throughout the hotel available to all guests. Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan has 135 bedrooms including 17 bedrooms refurbished in 2017 and 53 new City Double bedrooms created in 2016. The hotel also has lots of great facilities including a Hallmark Grill, bar and lounge, a small gym for hotel guests, 7 air-conditioned meeting rooms for up to 170 delegates. BT Sport is now available in the bar/lounge area playing top sporting action. ... more   less 
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