Excellently located on Broad Street, this stylish four star establishment is within spitting distance to the NEC, Birmingham’s cosmopolitan shopping districts and a great selection of bars and restaurants. This large and well run hotel offers business guests and tourists to the area fabulous value for money with a spa and sauna suite on site, a contemporary restaurant which serves fresh cuisine in a relaxed environment and a friendly bar when snacks are served through the day but come evening serves the most sensational cocktails. There is also a pay per use car park on site.
Every one of this hotel’s 148 guest rooms are designed with your comfort and stay in mind and boast climate control, complimentary toiletries in the modern en suite bathroom, daily housekeeping, additional sofa beds, cable and pay per view TV, a flat screen LCD TV, a work desk with lamp and wireless internet connection, tea and coffee making facilities, speakers in the bathroom, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a well stocked mini bar, a safe and internet TV.
Our top picks in the local area
Cadbury World can easily be described – yummy, family fun! This place really is all about the chocolate and the whole family will love a day out here. From the start of life as a cocoa bean to the finished chocolate product in its distinct royal purple livery, the story of each bar is told through this fascinating place. Of course, tastings are almost mandatory!
Aston Hall is a beautifully restored Jacobean mansion house and is just about as romantic as they come. With sumptuous rooms, sweeping lawns and sympathetic landscaped gardens this place is stunning. There is also an excellent art gallery where items can be bought. A visit here will conform to you why this really is one of the treasures of the area.
Sarehole Mill is one of only two surviving working water mills in the city and has been operational since the 1500’s. This Grade II listed building is now run as a museum and its life can be traced back through its ages. It has led an interesting life being used by one the pioneers of the Industrial Revolution, Matthew Boulton, who used it for scientific experiments.
The Custard Factory is a vintage clothing and quirky knitting shop where savvy knitters can meet with like minded people and shop for lovely clothes and handmade silver jewellery.
For eating out
Simpsons located in Edgbaston is a French inspired, Michelin starred offering which is nestled in an elegant Georgian townhouse in this leafy area of Birmingham. It deserves its recognition as well – the food here is sublime.
If you like your cocktails served to you Prohibition style, then head to Gingers where the natty staff are kitted out in well cut waistcoats and flat caps which add to the overall ambience of this place. They serve some truly weird and wonderful cocktails here – the likes of which you will probably have never tasted before.