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“Central Bradford hotel trading a little on past glories!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Midland Hotel

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Midland Hotel
Ranked #2 of 27 Hotels in Bradford
Certificate of Excellence
Northampton
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116 reviews
88 hotel reviews
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“Central Bradford hotel trading a little on past glories!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2010

The good points are the location, which is central to Bradford, and the free car parking which is always good in a large town or city.

The OK points were the facade, which is reminiscent of its past glories, and the foyer which remains grand and was staffed by staff who were generally helpful.

The room I was assigned was a smoker's room which, as I don't smoke, wasn't great, plus it was too hot and it took me a while to get a sash window opened. Other than that it was clean & tidy, but had a flickering wall light and a dodgy TV.

The main bad point was the breakfast which was below average, especially the coffee which had clearly been kept on the hot-plate too long.

Overall it was an OK stay and it was at an OK price so I can't really grumble but the Midland could do a lot better with not a lot more effort or expense so I'll look forward to the time when they do.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2010

ask for a refurbished room
amazing bathroom, roomy room, free wifi everywhere-that really works, smoking rooms that dont stink, clean,fluffy towels
good breakfast
polite staff
burger too dry-but where do you ask for replacing chips with veg and they actually do and bring you grilled vegetables enough to be a course on their own
beautiful quiet pub,
building is a traesure
next to bradf.foster square station

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2010

We stayed overnight at this hotel as we were attending some friends wedding. The hotel has great character due to its age, but the room we stayed in was extremely modern with great facilitys and lots of space. There was no noise disturbance which I was worried about being in the centre of town.

The service at the hotel was fantastic and all the staff were very efficient. We asked for an early check-in which was no problem. The wedding we attended was really well organised and the room used was beautiful. I would definitely recommend it as a wedding venue.

Bradford mat not be the most attractive city in the world, but this hotel is well worth a visit!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Berwickshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2010

Great breakfast! Slightly old-fashioned hotel (in a good way). Well located. The breakfast set me up for the day.

Stayed March 2010, traveled on business
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Cape Town is home
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2010

Bradford may not be the most attractive place in the UK but the city centre has been cleaned up and is bright and pleasant. It is a good centre for touring the historically rich area and its many beauty spots.

For my week's business trip I chose to stay at the Midland on the recommendation of a local friend. I was delighted from the moment I walked in out of the snow to the warm welcome of the lovely receptionist (Jackie) and was offered a glass of wine. Check in was fast and efficient and my room was spacious, well equipped, comfortable, and spotlessly clean, and the bed was one of the most comfortable I've slept in for a long time.

The hotel is extremely well run and all the staff with whom I came into contact seem to take pride in their job and in making guests feel welcome, with a 'nothing is too much trouble' attitude.

I had dinner in the hotel restaurant twice, not a very extensive menu but everything was top quality and excellent value for money.

The hotel also has beautifully decorated public rooms and is an old railway hotel, restored with loving care, and really is a gem.

On a previous trip I stayed at the Hilton. The Midland is incomparably better.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2009

i stayed at this hotel a few months ago and i can say it gets better each time i visit. the staff reconise you even on your second visit it feels very welcoming, they are renovating rooms all the time. they are great. i will definatly return again & again. better than the hilton or the great victoria.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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Phnom Penh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2009

I stayed for two nights and was, on the whole, very impressed with the hotel - the public areas and reception staff were of a high standard for this type of hotel at this price. The location is terrific for accessing anything you need in central Bradford. My room was small, but adequate, comfortable, clean and had a cared-for feel about it. My only complaint was the service at breakfast, which was appalling, the buffet table was a mess and it seemed some categories of visitors - business men - got instant attention, while others such as single, older females like me and an Asian family at the next table one morning got ignored until we complained - despite several staff on duty they had absolutely no system for attending to customers.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Midland Hotel

Property: Midland Hotel
Address: Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > West Yorkshire > Bradford
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Bradford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Midland Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Midland Hotel is now Bradford’s Premier city centre hotel by reputation. Blending contemporary facilities with an era of opulence, the hotel offers some of the finest Victorian interiors in the County, ornate plaster work, high ceilings and glittering chandeliers. Classically designed new Four Poster Suites, Family,Premium, Executive bedrooms and all the modern day facilities that you would expect of a 4 star hotel, including Free Wireless broadband to every guest. ... more   less 
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