Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The AC Hotel Birmingham - Marriott Review

I've always wanted to start adding some cool travel content to my blog, and what better way to start things off than to review one of my favourite hotels I've ever stayed in and that's the AC Hotel by Marriott, in the Mailbox in Birmingham which has a very special place in my heart.

My boyfriend and I have stayed in this hotel twice before, one time last October 2017 for his 20th birthday and another time this year in March too! The first time I booked the hotel, I found it through and did the book now and pay on arrival method which is so good for someone like me, who budgets tightly each month. If you book through my link here, you can get £15 off your first stay which is amazing! (This isn't a sponsored post just wanted to share this with you!) 

The first time we stayed, I wanted to make it extra special for my boyfriend so I asked the hotel to put some rose petals out in the room along with his favourite chocolates - Lindt Lindor for an extra charge which they were more than happy to do. The reason this particular hotel has such a special place in my heart is because I had originally booked it as a nice treat for my boyfriend, just to say thank you for how amazing he was to me at that time and for his birthday too. On the run up to the stay at the hotel and his birthday, I had fallen completely in love with him and hadn't told him just yet as I was a little nervous he wouldn't feel the same way. The night before the stay, we went out to an event called Carnival which was amazing where we both told each we loved each other and it was the most euphoric feeling! When we got to the hotel the next day, I just thought that there would be a few rose petals scattered around the room and when we walked in they had written 'I <3 U' in petals on the bed which was too fitting as we had only just told each we loved each other - to all who finds this story cute - you are my kind of people. 

Moving onto our third stay which was on the Friday 26th of October, the night before my boyfriend's 21st birthday - I wanted to be cute and do the same thing again with the hotel, so I rang them up a few days beforehand to organise it and explained how I wanted the exact same thing before with the rose petals spelling out I <3 U on the bed and they happily did this for me again.

When I checked in, the concierge was so friendly and let me up to the room before my boyfriend got there so I could have a look and set up his birthday presents & banners - I was greeted by the lovely rose petals which I stepped around carefully and a cute little birthday card from the AC hotel team and a few balloons too which was a really nice touch. As always the bed was amazingly comfy, the bathroom was lovely and clean and they provide body lotion, soap, shampoo and your basic toiletries too which is always handy. The hotel is located in a really cute area of Birmingham - The Mailbox, which is along a canal with a strip of restaurants such as Miller & Carter, Pizza Express and Zizzi which is where I chose to eat as we love an Italian! Another little bonus of the hotel is they have a little Starbucks right inside the hotel foyer so you can grab and go a coffee on your way out after checkout. 

As you can probably tell, I love this hotel and will definitely be booking again sometime soon - big love to the AC Hotel team! You can see a little room tour on my vlog here

Until next time, 

Shiv xoxo


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