If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you may know I stayed in a hotel this week. I stayed in the Radisson Blu in Birmingham. I've walked past the hotel a few times and I have to say from the outside it looks really impressive. I jumped at the chance to stay here!
It was so exciting, we stayed on Thursday night. I finished work early and we headed straight into Birmingham. The closest car park to the hotel is New Street Car park. We checked in smoothly and were told we had been upgraded to a one bedroom suite. So we headed up to the room. We were on the 11th floor, you had to use your room key for the lift which I thought was a really clever security idea.
We got to the room and it was huge, there was a small loo as you got in the room and a few little cupboards. There was a living room with a desk, a tv and wardrobes and inside was tea and coffee making facilities, a Tassimo machine and the mini bar. The next room was the bedroom, there was a huge bed, another tv, an ipod dock and a full length mirror and bedside tables and then the bathroom, there was a bath and a shower, another toilet and sink. There was a huge selection of toiletries and essentials like a shaving kit and toothbrush and toothpaste.
Before we could even take the room in we were greeted by room service who had brought up a plate with fruit and truffles on which I thought was a cute touch.
We had a shower and got ready for dinner in the Filini restaurant, it was really nice getting to dress up for a posh dinner. The restaurant was really nice, lots of tables. I started off with the Autumno Bellini which was like a peach and Prosecco cocktail. Clint chose a salami Pizza and I had the Paccheri with Shallot puree which was a pasta dish. Clint said he really enjoyed his food, we also shared a portion of parmesan fries which were nice. My pasta was really good, I normally go for a chicken dish but decided to try the pasta. It was so good! The service was great, the staff were really attentive.
After this we went for a drink in the Lobby Bar, I had a sex on the beach cocktail which was really good, it made me feel like we were on holiday. The bar was chilled and the service was good.
We really enjoyed our night at the Radisson Blu, I'd stop there again and i'd recommend it to friends, I would say to pay the extra for the one bedroom suite as you wouldn't be disappointed theres great views and the rooms are so big. I think the rooms could maybe do with a freshen up, some of the furniture was scratched and there was some stains on the curtains so I think just a good clean and maybe some new bed sheets and curtains would make the rooms really nice and clean this didn't put me off my stay and I was still really impressed with the room.
The breakfast is included with the one bedroom suite. Breakfast is a buffet style and theres just so much choice! I had little fry up and then some fruit and a yoghurt, some juice and a cuppa tea. It was all soo good.
Overall I really enjoyed our stay, the staff were great very attentive, the hotel was clean and tidy. It looked grand and i'd recommend it to friends and family. I think it would be a great place to stay for an occasion.
Find out more about the Radisson Blu Birmingham here
*I stayed at the Radisson Blu Birmingham to review the hotel, my room, dinner and breakfast were complimentary. I have not been paid for this review. The opinions above are honest and my own opinions and words.