Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Jurys Inn Birmingham Hotel Review

Recently I was invited to review the Jurys Inn Birmingham on a Cadburys World Special Offer packageThis family offer includes 1 night bed and breakfast accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children inclusive of Cadburys World tickets.

The hotel is centrally located on Broad Street, Birmingham, with a selection of restaurants and bars at Brindley Place almost on your doorstep, the National SeaLife centre close by and New Street train station a ten minute walk away. 

When we arrived at the hotel about 11am the room wasn't ready yet but our bags were taken and put safe until our return. Myself and my husband had stayed in this hotel a few years ago when we went to a jewellery show in Birmingham, but this time we were bringing my son as well.

I remembered the hotel as being of a great standard and very stylish so I was interested to see if it was as good as I remember.

The reception area looks classy and the decor of the hotel is smart and modern. When we returned check in was straight forward and staff were efficient. Wi-fi is free and parking is £14 a night. When I asked if there was any discounts it was explained to me that the car park was not owned by them, so unfortunately there wasn't any although it was next door.

When we got to our room I immediately liked the decor, white walls and fresh white bed linen with a carpet in browns and purples and furnishings in the same colour tone.

It's the little things that matter in a Jurys Hotel:-

Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
Tea and coffee with excellent quality biscuits in the room
Free water
Flat screen TV with Freeview

Free water, tea and coffee and quality biscuits in the room

The bathroom was fresh and modern, with a bath and shower, and expensive toiletries from Gilchrist and Soames which smelt lovely.

The room was clean, and the only minor niggle was the fact that the grouting looked a little tired around the bath tiles. A little refresh here could make a big difference. The shower pressure was good and it would be nice to have a magnifying mirror but I am just being picky now.

The room was air conditioned which we were glad about as it was a warm day and the beds felt very comfortable. 

We took a stroll around Brindley Place which is a 2 minute walk away and this has an abundance of well known restaurant chains and bars near Birmingham's pretty canals. Did you know Birmingham has more canals than Venice? No, neither did I!

We decided to eat at the restaurant next door that night - an Indian restaurant called Pushkar. We had eaten here last time we visited and it was amazing then. This time is did not disapoint again. It served excellent cocktails and high quality refined Indian food which we really enjoyed and was well prepared and tasty. Highly recommended. 

We then returned to the hotel and had a drink in the hotel bar which had a decent selection of drinks. Drinks prices were on the high side but average for a hotel - £6.50 for a large glass of white wine for example. We didn't eat in the restaurant 'The Grill On Broad Street" but it had a variety of food from salads and sandwiches to burgers and steaks and 'home comfort' food, and appeared to be moderately priced.

For a location right in the heart of everything and although there are a number of clubs on the same street we couldn't hear any noise at all from our room at night.  The beds were very comfortable, not too soft or too hard and we had a good nights sleep.

Breakfast the next morning was extensive and included a full cooked buffet breakfast, cereal including porridge with a variety of toppings, toast, yogurts, muffins and fresh fruit. The variety was excellent.

My husband and son had a full cooked breakfast and they both couldn't fault it. 

Cooked breakfast as part of an extensive buffet

We then checked out and headed off to Cadbury World approxiately a 15 minute drive away. Cadbury World is a family attraction in Bournville which charts the history and invention of chocolate and the origins of the Cadbury business including how chocolate is made. 

We thought the perfect age to enjoy Cadbury World, is between the ages of 4 and 11, although there were plenty of adults there too. They also have a 4D attraction which we didn't have time to visit but it looked great fun. One of the best things about Cadbury World is that you are given a selection of chocolate as you enter, and get the chance to try samples of chocolate in the factory area.

I would stay at the Jurys Inn again in a heartbeat. It's a very good quality 3 star hotel in the centre of Birmingham and ideal for a stay for business or pleasure. Price wise it's not the cheapest or most expensive but provides excellent accommodation in very comfortable surroundings. The Cadbury World package is good value and perfect for those with a young family. If you are thinking of staying in Birmingham it's definitely worth checking out the Jurys Inn.


  1. I've been past the Jurys Inn in Birmingham many a time, so I was intrigued to see how it was inside. Parking at £14 sounds expensive, but it's not a cheap part of town for that. There are places where you can park for free on road, but they are probably a 10 minute plus walk away.

    1. Well I have paid a lot more in a public car park in Cardiff for parking, so it's not that bad really.

  2. I've not been to Birmingham before but would love to head to Cadbury World, the hotel looks lovely, I've stayed at their hotel in Sheffield before so would happily stay with them again x

    1. I stayed in a Jurys in Dublin and that was lovely too.

  3. You had me at biscuits, I totally want to go there now!

  4. Looks like an amazing hotel. I stay close to Birmingham so I may be checking this out.

  5. Looks like a fab hotel. I've aways wanted to go to Cadbury World too, it's on my to do list!

  6. The hotel looks nice. I've never been to cadbury world before, but wanted to. It looks great. Just think of all that chocolate x

  7. I have not lived! I did not realize that there was a Cadbury world in England!http://www.fadedspring.co.uk

    1. Well there is Ana and this hotel is perfectly situated to go there.

  8. I've always wanted to go to Cadbury world! This hotel sounds like its in a great location for a packed weekend away in Birmingham!

    ​Leanne @ www.leanne-marie.com

  9. This looks like an amazing place to visit! I loved Cadbury World when I visited

  10. This looks like a wonderful hotel and how amazing to only be 15 minutes from Cadbury World. I'm itching to go there, I bet the smell is amazing!

    1. Cadbury's World does smell of chocolate, especially in the factory.


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