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Old January 6th, 2008, 01:13 AM   #101
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Great news! I still don't like the tone of our falling behind our Northern rivals - they may not be 5 Star but Brum's the only city with a Hotel du Vin and Malmaison (most cities have one or the other) and we have a Hyatt Regency too which is class.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #102
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Can we guess which Hotel made it onto top dirty hotel list

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Revealed: List of shame names Britain's 'dirtiest hotel'
Last updated at 11:38am on 15th January 2008

The TripAdvisor poll gave the unwanted accolade to the Nanford Guest House in Iffley Road, Oxford.

The top ten UK dirtiest hotels:

1. Nanford Guest House, Oxford

2. Manor Court Hotel, Notting Hill, west London

3. Britannia Hotel Stockport, Greater Manchester

4. Europa Gatwick, West Sussex

5. Whiteleaf Hotel, Inverness Terrace, west London

6. Park Hotel, Belgrave Road, London

7. County Hotel, Carlisle, Cumbria

8. Britannia Hotel, Birmingham
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

But according to today's Birmingham Mail, although the 'Hotel's manager who did not wish to be named, refused to comment on the cleanliness of the hotel, [he] said that it was currently undergoing a £2.5million refurbishment'.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 10:33 PM   #103
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well im not surprised, something has got to be done on the outside.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #104
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Yet again, the Britannia chain's reputation as being a set of complete dives is well earned. It was the same last year, and the year before that. Tut tut tut.
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Old January 17th, 2008, 11:04 PM   #105
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The hotel needs to look across the road at the McDonalds Burlington for inspiration. The Britannia needs to move it's reception from that dingy alleyway too and have its entrance on New Street with a meet and greet chap in uniform at a desk for a better welcome. Taxis should be able to have access to the front.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:21 PM   #106
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Im sorry but that building is a serious blot on our landscape and needs to be "BULLDOZED" and now. It is Sh-----------------------------it
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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #107
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Im sorry but that building is a serious blot on our landscape and needs to be "BULLDOZED" and now. It is Sh-----------------------------it
Totally disagree mate.

I think the building is great. They just need to kick out the half-wits that occupy it and run a sorry excuse for a hotel, and make better use of the building. Scrap that shabby side entrance for a start, a use the front properly - there's a ready made frontage just begging to be used!

A large slosh of soap & water would help too!
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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:35 PM   #108
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Sorry but i totally disagree with you on this one and im not going to change my mind
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Old January 18th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #109
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I agree F&N

Took these yesterday and with a very large slosh of soap and water it is quite a nice art deco-ish building.



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Old January 18th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #110
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Nice pics Feltip! Iy just screams "Grand Entrance" to me! Who owns the building anyway? About time they kicked O2 out. And Brittania for that matter!
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Old January 18th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #111
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2 hotels in the top 10
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Old January 18th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #112
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Nice William Hill banner. Classy

I think you'd be hard pressed to make the grand entrance any worse
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Old January 18th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #113
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2 hotels in the top 10
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I thought it was only Greater Manchester with two and both Brittania
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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:00 PM   #114
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Sorry the full list wasn't posted earlier. Just checked the link and Brittania have 3 hotels in the top 10.

Blimey that realy is supercrap
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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:02 PM   #115
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Very and I think they have been in that list for a number of years from what people have said. I thought Hoteliers sought to improve their ratings and encourage better occupancy.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #116
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The building is nice. Would make a great department store or another hotel
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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #117
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It was actually built to be a department store back in the late 30's, but the war sort of messed that plan up. The shop was called something like Marsh adn Snellgrove...
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Old January 18th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #118
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Yep! Marshall & Snelgrove.

I think it operated as a store for some time. Not sure when it closed.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 03:01 AM   #119
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How does a Hotel survive in a pedestrianised area anyway??

Surely its a right royal pain in the arse getting to it with luggage?
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Old January 19th, 2008, 03:15 PM   #120
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I still dont like it.
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