Malmaison Birmingham is a boutique hotel with sexy Gothic-style bedrooms and a great location in The Mailbox, a designer shopping centre by the canal. The hotel is rich in facilities, including an AA-Rosette-awarded brasserie restaurant, Gymtonic gym and a "small but sumptuous" spa (Town & Country Magazine) with a Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, leather massage chairs and latest ESPA spa treatments.
Set in The Mailbox shopping emporium, the hotel shares its address with Harvey Nichols, a new Everyman Cinema and a large range of restaurants. It's a 10-minute walk to the Barclaycard Arena for comedy, concerts and sports, and 15 minutes on foot to shops and restaurants at the Bullring, Birmingham’s other main shopping centre. Other nearby attractions include the Ikon Gallery, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and the Library of Birmingham -- “an architectural triumph” (Lonely Planet), which houses photography exhibitions, a Shakespeare Memorial Room and a 7th-floor secret garden with excellent city views. New Street and Moor Street train stations can both be reached within 15 minutes by foot.
The Chez Mal Brasserie & Bar serves food that is "a hit with guests and locals alike", according to The AA. The menu covers classics like moules frites and burgers, and there’s a keenly priced dish of the day. Breakfast is a continental buffet with the option to add on a cooked breakfast for a couple of pounds more, and on Sunday you can tuck into a 3-course brunch buffet. Given a makeover in early 2015, the brasserie now sports a conceptual-art-inspired neon sign, exposed bricks and leather bar stools, yet continues to serve crowd-pleasing themed cocktails and an all-day menu of bar bites and sandwiches.
Bedrooms are large, with comfy beds, soft pillows and free Wi-Fi. The option to have a continental-style breakfast in bed is a real treat -- it arrives in a Perspex box and includes croissants, cereal, fruit, yoghurt, juice and coffee/tea. Upgrade to a Mal Club room with a classic Eames lounge chair for Sky Sports on the TV, a fully stocked mini bar and Lavazza coffee machine. Popular with celebrities like Beyoncé, the Penny Black Suite is has a 4-poster bed, a deluxe bath, an enormous cinema-style TV and a private steam room.
From the press:
"Nightclub ambience, dark furniture, cheeky chatty signage… slap-bang in the middle of the Mailbox" -- Condé Nast Traveller
"Within tickling distance of Harvey Nichols and the smart eateries of the Mailbox" -- Lonely Planet
"Hidden in the glamorous Mailbox shopping emporium, Le Petit Spa is one seriously cosy cubbyhole" -- Red Magazine
by Amy Lindsay
Gym / fitness center
Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 15.95 per person (approximately)
Pet fee: GBP 10.00
Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The hotel is a 22-minute drive from Birmingham Airport or a 10-minute journey by train to Birmingham New Street, which is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The train journey from London Euston to Birmingham New Street takes around an hour and a half. By car, the hotel is 2-2.5 hours from Central London. Secure parking is available at The Mailbox at £20 for 24 hours, with a 15% discount for hotel guests.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
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