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54% would recommend it to a friend
ideal short stay hotel
we have stayed at the cobden a few times now as our daughter is at uni in Birmingham.
It is very handy for the city being on a main bus route and there is plenty of parking. We didn't have the best room that we have experienced this time, the mattress seeming a bit tired and the room was very cold on first entering meaning that we had to have the heater on all the time, which was fine. the window didn't seem to shut out much noise either. Part of the reason we have come to this hotel is for the use of the leisure facilities. No-one said at reception that this was now chargeable so you have to buy a voucher to use the facilities - this is fairly cheap but is a further cost to add which may influence our choice of hotel with similar facilities in the future. Overall, an adequate stay.
Worst nights sleep ever!!
This hotel made a good effort.
Unfortunately it was massively let down buy the most important thing...the mattress. it was the worst thing I have ever ever sleep on. I hand to wrap myself up in the duvet to stop the springs sticking in my back!. I managed just three hours sleep. The hallway up to my room had torn carpets and the room door had a closing device that slammed the door when you go in or out- good luck sleeping everybody!!!
Cobden Hotel Birmingham formerly the Quality Hotel
Very good little hotel would use again.
I'm very often at Birmingham, and I choose this place accidently, but since this moment i'll be there always.
Not value for money
This is the poor end of a budget hotel.
The staff did the bear minimum for customer service and seemed stressed when asked questions. The family room was freezing cold, the only source of heat was an old storage heater on the wall. The duvets on all 3 beds were also paper thin. Breakfast was also a disappointment with dirty tables full of dirty crockery, not enough tables laid for a fully booked hotel and the breakfast itself was poor. The staff did not seem interested in clearing tables or ensuring the coffee pot was full. The whole place is in need of a refurbishment and for the same price you can stay in other inn that is much better value for money. We will be doing this in future.
great value for money
Great value for money staff really friendly
Worst hotel I've ever stayed in.
The room was outdated, came with one towel (lucky I brought my own) and a broken toilet flush.
The hotel itself needs a paint job. I booked the hotel because it had a swimming pool, in which I was not told that was extra to use (normal hotels include this in the price), I used a swimming pool every morning, so I had once, but never again. It was a health and safety risk, was not clean not maintained well and the sauna was broken. In addition to use the locker you needed a padlock. I had the pleasure of building work during my stay in which again I was not informed about. I was here for job interview and was attempting to do my dissertation. So, again if I knew I wouldn't of booked. I didn't even bother attempting to try the food. I was that disappointed I couldn't stay here any longer, so I left the night before.
On arrival the staff were very helpful and polite, The room was way too hot the radiator must of been left on all day, The bed linen had a rip in it and wasn't white more off a off colour however after a good night out on the beer we got back to the hotel to have to go and find some one to serve us a drink then went to bed the room was too hot kept waking up even though had the windows open the noise from other guests was ridiculous people running up and down the corridor shouting and screaming at gone 2am in the morning.
Then to sum it all up got up for breakfast to find no staff on duty until we'd helped ourselves to the food witch the hot food tasted like it had been cooked then left and reheated it tasted horrible.
I will never stay at this hotel again.
Room was way too hot, the bathroom was very basic and not very nice at all.
The hotel itself was super complicated to get around and the lift made you feel like you were going to die every time you stepped inside it. Food was way too expensive so had to live off of pot noodles etc. The walk was the worst. It said it was only a 20 minutes walk to and from the city centre but it was actually 45+ minutes. It was horrible. I will never stay at this hotel again.
The Decor of the room was tired with what appeared to be Lining paper very poorly put on the walls.
Lighting was poor and meant running around the room putting all lights on seperately. The bath had what appeared to be a hardboard painted panel on the side. Although the room was relativley clean but the noise during the night was a large negative for the stay. The room door appeared to be of a relatively low quality and noise passed through from the hallway with ease.