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
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 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.