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  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 09:56:52 52,772 posts
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    I suppose this counts as travel... so in this section it goes!

    My missus wants to visit Cadbury World this weekend for some obscure reason so I'm looking for some other things to do while I'm up near Brummigan. Anyone know of any nice hotels to stay in (~4 star), decent places to eat (that don't need booking 6 months in advance) and some other things we can do while we're up there?

    Will be there Friday night to Sunday evening so don't have a whole lot of time but can probably fit in a few things. Thanks in advance. :)
  • smoothpete 8 Sep 2008 09:59:21 31,016 posts
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    Cadburys is ace. Keep an eye out for the cream egg shaped buggies (if they're still there)
  • Lutz 8 Sep 2008 09:59:28 48,854 posts
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    Places to stay: Somewhere else.
    Things to do: Leave.
  • mcmonkeyplc 8 Sep 2008 10:00:11 38,857 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    Places to stay: Somewhere else.
    Things to do: Leave.

    THIS!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Deleted user 8 September 2008 10:00:46
    Definitely stay in the nitenite hotel - the views are to die for!
  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 10:01:16 52,772 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    Places to stay: Somewhere else.
    Things to do: Leave.
    Actually... the last two times I went to Birmingham haven't ended well at all. First time I got into a fight because I didn't want to buy drugs and the second time some clown tried to mug me.

    Yay. But anyway, that's all a little academic as I'm stuck with it. :)
  • Lutz 8 Sep 2008 10:02:30 48,854 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Yay. But anyway, that's all a little academic as I'm stuck with it. :)
    In that case,

    Places to stay: In a bank vault.
    Things to do: Lock the door, pray.
  • smoothpete 8 Sep 2008 10:02:56 31,016 posts
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    Hating Birmingham is, frankly, pig fucking ignorant these days. Get over it, it's improved massively
  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 10:03:18 52,772 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    Definitely stay in the nitenite hotel - the views are to die for!
    The room looks a little cramped: http://www.nitenite.com/images/media/room360.wmv

    \o/
  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 10:16:01 52,772 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Hating Birmingham is, frankly, pig fucking ignorant these days. Get over it, it's improved massively
    Fair enough, ignore them... help me!
  • Deleted user 8 September 2008 10:17:45
    Psychotext wrote:
    MrED209 wrote:
    Definitely stay in the nitenite hotel - the views are to die for!
    The room looks a little cramped: http://www.nitenite.com/images/media/room360.wmv

    \o/
    It is. And there isn't a window.
  • smoothpete 8 Sep 2008 10:18:11 31,016 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Hating Birmingham is, frankly, pig fucking ignorant these days. Get over it, it's improved massively
    Fair enough, ignore them... help me!
    I haven't spent any time there for ages I'm afraid. Canal side is always worth a look though, lots of nice little places around there
  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 10:22:51 52,772 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    It is. And there isn't a window.
    I... umm...

    What? So you're in a box essentially? Do none of the rooms have windows?
  • mcmonkeyplc 8 Sep 2008 10:24:35 38,857 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Hating Birmingham is, frankly, pig fucking ignorant these days. Get over it, it's improved massively

    You lie! If it's improved I dont want to know what it was like before!

    /strokes south west london

    DONT EVER become like that.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 10:26:06 52,772 posts
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    Derail my thread again and I'll beat you to death with a master chief figurine.
  • Deleted user 8 September 2008 10:26:13
    Psychotext wrote:
    MrED209 wrote:
    It is. And there isn't a window.
    I... umm...

    What? So you're in a box essentially? Do none of the rooms have windows?
    Yes. And no. In that order. I stayed there for one night when I had a job up there for a couple of days. It was cheap and had free WiFi which I needed. It was fine at night when I got there, but a bit depressing in the morning when there's no daylight. I also asked if it was okay to get one of their disabled access rooms when I checked in and they were absolutely fine with it as they were all empty - about twice the size of room.

    Only mentioned it for a laugh, not suggesting you go there! Good for stopovers and not much else.
  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 10:30:06 52,772 posts
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    MrED209 wrote:
    Only mentioned it for a laugh, not suggesting you go there! Good for stopovers and not much else.
    /closes order form

    The Hyatt Regency looks quite nice. Still going through pages though.
  • deem 8 Sep 2008 10:39:19 31,641 posts
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    Malmaison

    Hotel Du Vin
  • THFourteen 8 Sep 2008 10:40:58 31,783 posts
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    eat curry.
  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 10:43:44 52,772 posts
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    deem wrote:
    Malmaison

    Hotel Du Vin
    Thanks, will have a look
  • Lutz 8 Sep 2008 11:07:39 48,854 posts
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    smoothpete wrote:
    Hating Birmingham is, frankly, pig fucking ignorant these days. Get over it, it's improved massively
    Sorry Pete, I just begrudge the place as it's the 2nd largest city in the UK when it's quite clear that Manchester > London, let alone Birmingham. ;)
  • Lexx87 8 Sep 2008 11:11:51 20,869 posts
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    Fuck at all the birmingham hate! It's not that bad guys come on :p I am struggling a bit to come up with what you can do though apart from go see whatever is on at the IMAX or something. Could always go see a show at some point and there are millions of lovely restaurants all over the place too. If you think you'll want/need directions to anywhere it's where I live at uni so I know my way around.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 11:14:42 52,772 posts
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    Sea life centre... is that place any good? I likes fishies!
  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 11:15:42 52,772 posts
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    Oh, and seriously hotel people. If you're going to charge me 175 a night for a room you'd better make sure that free on-site parking is included or you can just fuck off on principal.
  • Lexx87 8 Sep 2008 11:16:24 20,869 posts
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    It's half decent yeah :) I went years ago though so it'll probably be better now. You always want (if it's a niceish day) to go walking down the canals area which is quite pretty.

    Speak the truth hussy!

  • Fonzie 8 Sep 2008 11:27:11 1,711 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Hating Birmingham is, frankly, pig fucking ignorant these days. Get over it, it's improved massively
    Fair enough, ignore them... help me!

    Depends how much you want to pay really.
  • Fonzie 8 Sep 2008 11:28:36 1,711 posts
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    City Inn

    Birmingham is no longer the shit hole it once was. This hotel is in Brindley Place which is a really nice part of the main city part of Birmingham.
  • Salaman 8 Sep 2008 11:36:47 18,237 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    Oh, and seriously hotel people. If you're going to charge me 175 a night for a room you'd better make sure that free on-site parking is included or you can just fuck off on principal.

    No actually, once you pay 175 a night, you've indicated that you're either filthy rich or travelling for business. either way, you won't mind forking out an extra charge for parking, 20 for breakfast and 6 for a pint in the bar.

  • X201 8 Sep 2008 11:38:25 14,692 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    smoothpete wrote:
    Hating Birmingham is, frankly, pig fucking ignorant these days. Get over it, it's improved massively
    Sorry Pete, I just begrudge the place as it's the 2nd largest city in the UK when it's quite clear that Manchester > London, let alone Birmingham. ;)

    Yeah but in Manchester: it always rains, everyone carries a gun and are constantly killing one another, all the pubs only sell Boddingtons (which is shit), the whole town is dirty and grimy and the women are all slappers.

    Just being pig ignorant in return to redress the balance. ;)



  • Psychotext 8 Sep 2008 11:44:24 52,772 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    No actually, once you pay 175 a night, you've indicated that you're either filthy rich or travelling for business. either way, you won't mind forking out an extra charge for parking
    You have a point. I do however, so they can all fuck off. :)
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