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“Service with a scowl”

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Plaza Hotel Comfort
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Service with a scowl”
Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a hotel with delusions of grandeur in a down at heel area next to the ferry port and railway station.

The fact that the location is handy for travellers is the only reason for staying - but this point is lost on the manager / reception chap who looked down his nose at us as soon as we set foot in his posh establishment. He would obviously have preferred to be running somewhere simply marvellous in Milan or Rome with a rich designer clad clientele - what he got was us... touring adventurers. And he made his contempt very obvious.

Several times during interactions with the aforementioned manager i attempted to lighten the frosty atmosphere but he was the man who refused to smile.

What a snob!

  • Stayed March 2013
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NY
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Beautiful lobby and rooms. Beautiful wood furnishings. Helpful personnel, allowed us to use their computer and internet access free of charge. Great bathroom - shower with heads at head, feet, body, many towels! Indoor garage for a charge - needed as parking is very tight in the area.
Not much to do in the area but used it as a stop over between Calabria and Sicily. Breakfast was fair, dinner was terrible but the people were so nice it was hard to complain.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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4 Thank WendyBNY
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2010

i had been on a 5 star hotel fpr a few days on a business trip before checking in for leisure on the Plaza Hotel. The staff was very friendly , and the room, not only it was spacious and clean, but it had a wonderful walk-in closet and the bathroom included a spa style shower. it is also across the street from the trainn station, which also has ferries for other nearby cities like Messina. and a very smal public beach. Very good price-quality relation.
I'd definetely comeback!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Nayla V
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Novi Sad, Serbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2010

I have been in the Plaza hotel last year and I have just compliments to say. Hotel and stuff are great. I want to recommend it !

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank yp6ahc
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Novi Sad
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2010

I am very satisfaid with staying in Plaza hotel. Everything was great, room, food, service.....everything. We had good luck so weather was perfect too.

I would like to recomend Hotel Plaza to everyone who visit Calabria or Sicily !!!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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4 Thank talokin
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Additional Information about Plaza Hotel Comfort

Property: Plaza Hotel Comfort
Address: Piazzale Stazione 1, 89018, Villa San Giovanni, Italy
Location: Italy > Calabria > Province of Reggio Calabria > Villa San Giovanni
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Villa San Giovanni
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Plaza Hotel Comfort 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Plaza Hotel tre stelle comfort, è una delle strutture ricettive del territorio più ricco di storia. L’albergo nacque con il nome di Piccolo Hotel per volontà dello scrittore Corrado Alvaro e fu considerato per un quarto di secolo il vero tempio della cultura meridionale per avere ospitato, per venticinque edizioni consecutive, importanti eventi letterari quali: “Premio Villa” e “Premio Calabria”. Il valore storico di tali manifestazioni è confermato dal fatto che tra i premiati e ospiti spicchino i nomi di grandi personaggi del calibro di Carlo Levi, Leonida Repaci, l’On. Amintore Fanfani, i ministri Emilio Colombo e Giovanni Spadolini ed infine il Premio Nobel Renato Dulbecco. ... more   less 
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