Crowne Plaza Birmingham // City Centre // Short Review

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    Crowne Plaza Hotel Birmingham // England // City Centre location

    August 2011 // Weekend night // Paid Stay // PC member // No Elite Status

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    Room: Modern feel, not the largest room, but very well proportioned, black colors, very stylish feel and views towards the famous Alpha Tower, the room however could be a bit better cleaned, because it felt dusty as was the bathroom too, a minor observation which can be rectified by the hotel.

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    Bathroom had seperate shower and bathtub, Taylor of London bath amenities, very clean and stylish design but no face towels provided, which we found strange, hopefully they stock them in the future.

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    Specials: Crowne Plaza has a guarantee for wake-up calls or your room is free, loved too the Sleep Advantage program in our room incl. pillow menu, this works [TM] pillow spray and mood oil, excellent idea and innovation.

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    Dinner was great, good service and quality plus choice, breakfast was well visited, usual choices, good quality and breakfast was until 11:30am, great timing, the Clublounge was full with people, had some good red wine and juice, but food offering could be better as could be the service in the lounge.

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    Overall: A very good stay, loved the location, near the Victoria Square, Bullring and many other attractions incl. art, shopping, culture and the canals of this magnificent city, would we recommend the Crowne Plaza? Yes, we would, considering the great value curve of this hotel and some rare signature offerings [ see specials ] plus of course friendly staff encountered everywhere in the hotel, only exception the way too busy and overworked // understaffed lounge staff.

    Here are some pictures from our room on the 10th floor facing the Alpha Tower, a landmark tower in Birmingham, England, under each picture you also find the link to our Flickr Account, Hope you like it?

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    Club Floor Room // With Club Lounge Access // @ The Crowne Plaza Birmingham, City Centre, England, United Kingdom // Embrace Hospitality! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Our bed was very comfortable plus stylish!

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    Club Floor Room // With Club Lounge Access // @ The Crowne Plaza Birmingham, City Centre, England, United Kingdom // Embrace Hospitality! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ This works....Sleep advantage program, really a nice and innovative idea we found it really works!

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    Club Floor Room // With Club Lounge Access // @ The Crowne Plaza Birmingham, City Centre, England, United Kingdom // Embrace Hospitality! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Wall mounted Flat Screen TV with mostly UK channels and PPV offerings!

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    Club Floor Room // With Club Lounge Access // @ The Crowne Plaza Birmingham, City Centre, England, United Kingdom // Embrace Hospitality! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ We found the bathtub very comfortable too! There was also a seperate shower cubicle!

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    Club Floor Room // With Club Lounge Access // @ The Crowne Plaza Birmingham, City Centre, England, United Kingdom // Embrace Hospitality! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ While not the largest bathroom ever, it was indeed beautifully furnished in a stylish, almost spa like way, we enjoyed it rather much!

    Thanks for your kind appreciation and hope you like our review too?

    Happy Travels and Discoveries!
     
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    It looks like a great hotel!
    Was the price reasonable?
     
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    Clubroom incl. Club Lounge Access and breakfast in the restaurant was 90£ Sterling incl. tax // fees // charges.

    We found it great value and yes, the price would go up during the week!;)
     
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    Wow! That is pretty awesome value! I'll have to check it out next when I'm in that neck of the woods...
     
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    Considering I pass this most days on the way to work (and I live a mile away from it), I've always wondered what this place looked like on the inside.

    Looks a nice job.

    Great work OP.
     
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    Nice review. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Thanks for sharing! :)
     
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