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The Briar Rose Hotel
Ranked #25 of 115 Hotels in Birmingham
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israel
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“great place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

stayed there for a night, the room was big and very clean, staff was nice and friendly the hotel is situated in the middle of Birmingham not far from the center, lots of shops and not too far from the train station. would defiantly stay there again

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2015
Dear littlecat81,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Hereford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012 via mobile

Stayed here with other family members during Arts Fest in 2011. This is the second time that we have stayed. The value for money is excellent and the rooms are fine and comfortable. The Briar Rose pub itself though is not the best of Wetherspoons. It is busy, the food and drinks are unrivalled in price, but the decor is disturbing visually. It is a mixture that is hard to define, but there seems to be an overall African theme and although there are no flashing lights, the clashing bars of colour may be enough to provoke the Gramd Mal in an epileptic. Close this place and give it a make-over for pity's sake. However, it was a good stay and we would go again.

Stayed September 2011
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2015
Dear Philip D,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review.

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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wirral
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

The wetherspoon lodge is in an excellent position near ncp parking and new street train station, restaurants and pubs abound , my favourite for the decor is the old joint stock theatre ,wow!! ,if you want beer the Wellington will take some beating with 15 different ales on tap. Took a trip to canal area via the Mailbox[ shopping/eatery area] and onto broad street where i believe the young ones enjoy the nightlife . Back to hotel later for a nightcap and bed , a quiet yet spacious room of good standard

Room Tip: A quiet room was requested and the amiable receptionist put us in room304 two single beds.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2015
Dear debed,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review.

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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St Helens
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

As a Cheltenham Festival goer who doesn't stay in Cheltenham because of the ridiculous prices many hotels there charge when the fesitval is on, Birmingham is a great alternative. The trains from New Street to Cheltenham Spa are frequent (take 35 mins, £22 return) and when you've got affordable hotels like the Briar Rose (we paid £75 but you can get it cheaper if you book early enough) it's a no-brainer.

The Briar Rose is a 5 min walk from the station, the room we stayed in was not only spotless but much bigger than you'd find in a Premier Travel Inn or Travelodge and for a hotel in a city centre above a Wetherspoon pub it's not half quiet. If you want a twin room you need to phone the hotel in advance as all are automatically set up as doubles - it makes this clear on your confirmation email - and I'd say my bed was the comfiest hotel bed I've stayed in for a long time.

You don't get breakfast included in the price of your room, but as you're above a Wetherspoons and pretty much every breakfast is less than a fiver you're still getting a good deal. What's more, brekkie is served until 12 in the pub - giving you an hour after check-out if you happen to have a hangover, which it's fair to say I did.

Having arrived at the hotel far too early to check in, we left our bags behind reception and went to the races. Got back into Birmingham for 7pm, far poorer in case you were wondering, and check-in was efficient. Make sure you ask for two keys though - we only got one and as we ended up back at the room at different times later on getting into the room proved to be quite a challenge for my mate as I had the key!

My only gripe with the Briar Rose is that the electricity in our room kept going off, even with the key-card in the slot. We left our phones in the room to charge the notoriously rubbish batteries that Apple provide smartphones with while having tea downstairs, went back up to collect them and neither had charged. I thought this was because there wasn't a key-card in the slot, but the same thing happened overnight when we put our phones on charge again with the key-card in place. I'm guessing the electricy is triggered by a movement sensor, which is great for the environment but not much use when you're trying to charge a phone while sleeping. I ended up having to charge mine in the pub downstairs (which has free wifi) while having breakfast - not ideal but it got the job done. Check-out is 11 and again the girl behind reception allowed us to leave our bags with her while we spent the day in the city centre.

Anyhow, if you're staying in Birmingham and need a clean, quiet, decently priced hotel in the city centre near New St station, I'd recommend the Briar Rose. It's a fair bet I'll be staying there again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2015
Dear All-Fur-Hat,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review.

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please accept our apologies for the issue you encountered with the electric in your room, some of our key slots are more temperamental than others.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Heanor, Derbyshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

A great clean hotel. Remarkably quiet for such a central location. Very very close to new st station a great find. We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DotAdair
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BriarRosehotel, Receptionist at The Briar Rose Hotel, responded to this review, 28 November 2015
Dear DotAdair,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review.

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

We hope to see you again in the future.

Kind Regards,

The Briar Rose Hotel Team.
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Property: The Briar Rose Hotel
Address: 25 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5RE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#35 Business Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — The Briar Rose Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located right in the centre of the vibrant city of Birmingham, The Briar Rose welcomes business and tourist visitors alike. We have 40 individual bedrooms, many with high, vaulted ceilings. All of our rooms are en suite and include tea and coffee-making facilities, a hair dryer and TV. FREE Wi-Fi is available in the bar area. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Dental hygiene and shaving kits are available to purchase from reception. ... more   less 
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