Checking daughter into University of Birmingham
Posted Jan 9, 2017
We traveled from the USA to take our daughter to her semester abroad at the University of Birmingham. I liked the hotel very much because the staff were very welcoming, helpful and accommodating. The breakfast buffet was large, well stocked and tasty. Our room was comfortable and clean with nice touches like pillow selections, lavender sleep spray, and tea/coffee and biscuits. If I had to pick out a few things to improve on, it would be this : the hallways are very dark. The place felt a bit dated with dark corridors, velour accessories, and purple hues galore. The construction out front was an eye sore but not the hotel's fault. But it did make things seem a bit depressing. Not to mention there were large construction noises on Sunday morning! I would have loved to have had free breakfast and car parking but I realize that is just wishful thinking. And I do think the free Wifi could have been stronger. We were constantly being kicked off Wifi and that is expensive when you are traveling with phones from another country. Overall, I had a pleasant stay. Thanks to the wonderful staff who helped us out and answered our questions.