★★★★★ | Hotel Du Vin, Birmingham
If you’re looking for a gorgeous, sumptuous, sexy stay in the heart of Birmingham, make Hotel Du Vin your port of call.
Located in the centre of Birmingham, Hotel Du Vin is perfectly placed for access to the theatres, restaurants and shopping centres, including the City’s famous Bullring complex, which houses the ever-popular Selfridges. The hotel itself is actually situated in Birmingham’s financial district, in an old Victorian eye hospital, lovingly and rather expensively restored to excellent standards. A true icon in the heart of the hustle and bustle.
Birmingham’s gay scene is just under a mile away and around a 20-minute walk, but don’t let that hold you back from booking one of their extraordinarily appointed and super cool rooms, which ooze continental European-style embellishments throughout, giving the overall vibe of French romance and Italian passion.
There are 66 rooms in total and are all named after premiere wine houses and their products, because of the building’s heritage and its former usage as a hospital, the rooms are large, the ceilings are high and the huge windows look down onto the back streets of central Birmingham.
As standard, rooms are fitted with monsoon showers over its baths, Nespresso machines and Egyptian linens. The room we stayed in was Penfolds, which boasted the biggest bed we had ever seen.
Lux is the first and last word at Hotel Du Vin, with every need perfectly executed. Here you’ll find all the standards of modern living, good strong WIFI, room service, laundry, fitness centre, sauna and steam room.
Make sure you take a bite to eat in the Bistro for a truly superb meal, read our full review here.
Staff were very friendly and very helpful and perfectly handled our check-in and check out and with prices from £89 your stay won’t make your eyes water.
CHURCH STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B3 2NR UNITED KINGDOM 01217943005
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