US$74 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 4 May 2015 Check-out 5 May 2015

Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

3 stars
View map of St Chads, Queensway, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6HY

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
18 reviews
great value

Can't fault it, good location, clean, staff very friendly,super breakfast and a bargain. Only issue... See full review

  • coaty
  • 10 Mar 2013
The hotel is well situated for

The hotel is well situated for city centre about 15 mnnutes walk very clean and good service. See full review

  • kenneth
  • 2 Mar 2011
The Thistle Hotel Birmingham City is ideally situated for a city break or a business trip with its central location in the UK's second largest city. Shopping facilities are close at hand in the form of the Birmingham Bullring Shopping Centre, and the impressive Victorian Great Western Arcade. Entertainments and historical attractions are also nearby including the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Birmingham Symphony Hall being just a short walk from the property.
General

With ten meeting rooms, as well as a business centre and banquet facilities the Thistle Hotel Birmingham City is the ideal venue for holding an event. 24 hour reception, room service and parking facilities are also offered.



Location

Transport links are good with the Thistle Birmingham city being situated right next door to Snow Hill rail station. Birmingham International airport is just a 15 minute drive from the hotel and motorway links to the rest of the UK are easily accessible.

Dining

'Monty's' restaurant at the Thistle Hotel Birmingham features traditional British cuisine plus international favourites. 'Wimsey's' bar is the perfect place for socialising at the end of a busy day and, as well as drinks, serves a selection of snacks and lighter meals.
Rooms

Room amenities include colour TV, wireless Internet access, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries, plus a writing desk.

Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus Rooms

Standard Single
Our Standard Single rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in warm and welcoming colours and fabrics, they all have TVs and ensuite bathrooms with power showers. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi (chargeable) Colour TV Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Full Length Mirror Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Refreshment Tray Trouser Press Work Desk
Standard Double Room
Our Standard Double rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in warm and welcoming colours and fabrics, they all have TVs and ensuite bathrooms with power showers. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi (chargeable) Colour TV Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Full Length Mirror Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Refreshment Tray Trouser Press Work Desk
Standard Twin Room
Our Standard Twin rooms have everything you need for a relaxed and comfortable stay. Quiet, spacious and decorated in warm and welcoming colours and fabrics, they all have TV and ensuite bathroom with power shower. Our BT Openzone wireless broadband connection gives you access to your emails and the internet. Facilities Available: BT Openzone Wi-Fi (chargeable) Colour TV Complimentary Toiletries Direct Dial Telephone Full Length Mirror Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Refreshment Tray Trouser Press Work Desk

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible parking

Hotel Map

52.4849 -1.898
Area served
Birmingham
Nearby airports
Birmingham Airport(BHK).
Area description

Transport links are good with the Thistle Birmingham city being situated right next door to Snow Hill rail station. Birmingham International airport is just a 15 minute drive from the hotel and motorway links to the rest of the UK are easily accessible.

Nearby points of interest

  • St. Phillip's Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Birmingham Town Hall: 0.6 km
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Victoria Square: 0.6 km
  • Moor Street Railway Station: 0.7 km
  • Digbeth: 0.8 km
  • Aston University: 0.8 km
  • Thinktank Planetarium: 0.8 km
  • Electric Cinema: 0.8 km
  • Hall of Memory: 0.8 km
  • The Giant Screen at Millenium Point: 0.8 km
  • St. Martin in the Bull Ring: 0.9 km
  • International Convention Center: 0.9 km
  • Alexandra Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Brindleyplace: 1 km
  • St. Phillip's Cathedral: 0.4 km
  • Birmingham Town Hall: 0.6 km
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Victoria Square: 0.6 km
  • Moor Street Railway Station: 0.7 km
  • Digbeth: 0.8 km
  • Aston University: 0.8 km
  • Thinktank Planetarium: 0.8 km
  • Electric Cinema: 0.8 km
  • Hall of Memory: 0.8 km
  • The Giant Screen at Millenium Point: 0.8 km
  • St. Martin in the Bull Ring: 0.9 km
  • International Convention Center: 0.9 km
  • Alexandra Theatre: 0.9 km
  • Brindleyplace: 1 km
  • The Pen Museum: 1 km
  • Symphony Hall: 1 km
  • Birmingham Hippodrome: 1.1 km
  • Birmingham Back to Backs: 1.2 km
  • National Sea Life Center: 1.2 km
  • Museum of the Jewellery Quarter: 1.2 km
  • NIA Birmingham: 1.4 km
  • Crescent Theater: 1.4 km
  • O2 Academy Birmingham: 1.7 km
  • Aston: 1.9 km
  • Birmingham New Street Station: 1.9 km
  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground: 2.8 km
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses: 2.8 km
  • Edgbaston: 3 km
  • Aston Hall: 3 km
  • Midlands Arts Center: 3.5 km
  • Cannon Hill Park: 3.6 km
  • Winterbourne House and Garden: 3.9 km
  • Birmingham City University: 3.9 km
  • Barber Institute of Fine Arts: 4.3 km
  • University of Birmingham: 4.5 km
  • Erdington: 6.2 km
  • Cadbury World: 6.5 km
  • Great Barr: 8.2 km
  • Castle Bromwich: 8.4 km
  • NEC Birmingham: 12.8 km
  • National Motorcycle Museum: 13.6 km
  • Birmingham Delta Force Paintball-Beechwood: 14.5 km
  • Chamberlain Square: 5,566.5 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The largest function room, the Wroxton Suite, seats up to 200 delegates theater-style, making it suitable for larger meetings, conferences and banqueting: it's also one of Birmingham's most popular city-center wedding venues. The Suite can be divided tinot two smaller rooms if required.

Dining

Monty's Brasserie
Situated on the 2nd floor, our Monty's Restaurant has an enticing menu featuring home-cooked British and European favourites in comfortable surroundings. We also keep an extensive cellar of classic and New World wines to complement your meal.
Wimseys Bar
Our 2nd floor Wimsey's Bar offers the perfect location for a drink, snack or light meal. Set in comfortable surroundings, the bar leads directly into the conservatory and open roof terrace where guests can enjoy views of the city.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.7
Value:
4.1

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JPL10
Business
London
6 Apr 2013

Good Hotel

Rooms are clean and comfortable. The food at the restaurant is good and reasonable value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
coaty
Business
chester uk
10 Mar 2013

great value

Can't fault it, good location, clean, staff very friendly,super breakfast and a bargain. Only issue is its very noisy with all the building work going on around it, but not enough to put Me off

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Disgruntled Overnighter
Business
Midlands
20 Feb 2013

Disappointing stay

Only staying for one night as going to concert in Birmingham. Looking for something a bit more special than a Premier Inn, as was part of a gift, but wish had stuck with what I know. Room was small and overlooking 6 lanes of road. Coming into the room, we thought that the window was open, only to realise that it was shut (both handles broken) and the double glazing barely keeping out the noise. For a 4 star hotel, our experience was a definite 2 star ordeal. The bathroom was clean enough (barring a solitary curly hair enthroned on the toilet), but in a poor state; the bathpanel was partly rotted at the base and we only had one bathtowel in a double room. Did phone down to reception to request further, but they never materialised. The reception staff were apologetic in the morning, when the issues were mentioned but little could be done. Feel that as we booked through a third party site to get a good deal, we were just shoved in a second-class room and forgotten. Will certainly avoid this hotel in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
bobcatherine helen
Business
devon
8 Jan 2013

Review

Arrived late 10.20pm and bar was closed. Taxi ordered by hotel ovecharged, same journey back by black cab a lot cheaper. Room very tired Television picture v. poor not tuned in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Graver
Business
The South of England
16 Dec 2012

Christmas in Birmingham

Excellent location, with easy access to the centre of the city. Considering the hotel was hosting multiple Christmas parties the staff went out of their way to cater for the residents. Although the hotel was built in the 70´s the refurbishment has brought the hotel into the 21st century, much like Birmingham city centre.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The German Christmas Market

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Very Unhappy Customer
Business
Birmingham UK
29 Oct 2012

Party in progress in room opposite

I have stayed at Thistle Birmingham City on several occasions and normally it is an enjoyable experience. I arrived at hotel yesterday and at 6pm and by 9pm I was back in my room as I was feeling unwell. The room opposite had very loud music blaring out into the corridor this continued for about an hour. Then throughout the whole night until 4.30 am I was kept awake by the door of the room opposite being slammed shut very loudly and also a lot of shouting was going on in the corridor for same period of time. Today I left at 8.30am and I am so exhausted as I did not get any sleep last night. AS the rooms do not have a telephone I could not call reception to complain and as I was feeling very weak I did not want to walk to reception. I have to say that I will not stay at hotel again and I will not recommend the hotel to my work colleagues and friends after this appalling experience. Before I left this morning I did mention my dissatisfaction to reception as I checked out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MooseHose
Business
oxford
5 Aug 2012

Bargain city hotel

Not quite central: a good ten minutes brisk walk from the centre. Located on a busy ring road which meant it was noisy if you wanted the window open but to compensate that my room was overlooking a lovely cathedral. The room was spotless and better furnished than the average three star hotel, with a comfy bed and crisp linen. The staff were amazingly accommodating and the price we paid was an absolute bargain. Would definitely go again for that price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The canal system is really worth a visit.

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kenneth
Business
Not Provided
2 Mar 2011

The hotel is well situated for

The hotel is well situated for city centre about 15 mnnutes walk very clean and good service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
23 Nov 2010

Nice hotel. Location is decent,

Nice hotel. Location is decent, very near Snow Hill train station, just at the top of the town. Staff were friendly. The room was a decent size, the bathroom included a bath and was kept clean. The heater was good and its controls functional. My room overlooked the street, so opening the window was a noisy option to cool the room. So, the negative. My room was not cleaned and ready until 3pm, strange when check-in time was 2pm... Also, the cleaners seemed to have no set plan – sometimes my room would not be cleaned until very late in the day. The Thistle Hotel is a nice hotel and reasonably located, but just a few little things let them down. But a good option for the price-range.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Thistle Birmingham City Centre, The Royal Angus

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
23 Nov 2010

Service was OK, apart from some

Service was OK, apart from some miscommunication on the first evening. Only used front desk to book a cab. Did not use restaurant or bar facilities. As for the cleaning of the room, it was OK but one day they forgot to leave a face towel and they did not replaced shower cups, gel etc... (stayed 3 nights)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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