Jenna Powell, packs her bags and heads off to Birmingham where she enjoys a fab hotel and some great Birmingham attractions…
With more and more British holidaymakers choosing not to jet off to the sun but to holiday in the UK the staycation is becoming increasingly popular! If you’re looking for somewhere to take a break in the UK, then why not visit the City of Birmingham like I recently did…. packed full of attractions and with this luxury accommodation, I’m sure you will not be disappointed!
I stayed in the luxurious Radisson Blu Hotel and I couldn’t have made a better choice! The Radisson Blu prides itself on its outstanding level of first class customer service, guaranteeing 100% satisfaction; which made my stay effortless and enjoyable! Housed in a glass skyscraper rising 39 storeys above the city this chic accommodation offers 211 hotel rooms designed by the world-renowned Matteo Thun. The designs range from modern and classic to daring and unconventional; with every room offering free hi-speed internet access & flat screen televisions with satellite channels.
This 4 star luxury hotel boasts an ideal location in the heart of Birmingham City Centre and with floor to ceiling windows in every room, you can be sure to enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline. I recommend you take a visit to the 18th floor fitness centre; where you can make the most of the complimentary state of the art exercise equipment whilst enjoying the spectacular city views. The hotel spa is also available for you to enjoy a range of treatments from full body massages to manicures. When the sun goes down, staying here means you are in a perfect location to enjoy the best of Birmingham nightlife; whether you decide to visit the pubs, clubs & restaurants or head to Broad Street!
Filini Restaurant – Here you can savour Italian flavours in this award-winning concept restaurant.
Filini Bar – You’ll want to pop into this hotel bar! Here they serve a wide range of cocktails and beverages in stylish surroundings.
The Radisson Blu website has an offers section that’s worth checking out including some really special romantic deals. How about the Love Actually treat, or even a Slap & Tickle package!
SHOPPING IN BIRMINGHAM
Being a big fan of shopping, I can truly say that Birmingham is a shopper’s paradise! Staying at the Radisson Blu, I was only a stone’s throw away from the Bullring, an iconic bubble wrap shopping centre. With over 3000 parking spaces, this four storey shopping centre houses over 160 popular high street stores, including a branch of Selfridges, with plenty of opportunity to re-energise yourself in a wide range of bars and restaurants. For a more upmarket shopping experience, you may also wish to visit the nearby Mailbox; which features a range of designer shops such as Harvey Nichols.
If you fancy doing something a little different during your trip, I’d definitely recommend a trip to Cadbury World! As a chocolate lover myself, a trip to Cadbury World was definitely on my agenda and it was amazing to see so much chocolate in one place! Here you can uncover a world of chocolate delights and enjoy a fascinating day out. With fourteen different zones, Cadbury World has something for everyone including The Cadbury Story, Cadabra Ride, Aztec Jungle, African Adventure play area; taking you through the Cadbury Adventure from how your favourite confectionery is made to playing in chocolate rain!
Cadbury World www.cadburyworld.co.uk
Bullring Shopping Centre www.bullring.co.uk
Footnote by David: Please note that this review has been uploaded by me on behalf of Jenna who writes features for our publications in Kent. I hope you have found it interesting.