The Best Hotels to Book Near Cadbury World, Birmingham

Hotel Indigo Birmingham is a sleek hotel inside the Cube
Hotel Indigo Birmingham is a sleek hotel inside the Cube | Courtesy of Hotel Indigo Birmingham / Expedia
Joe Bindloss

The largest chocolate company in the UK was founded in Birmingham in 1824 by John Cadbury, and its famous factory in Bournville is the closest stand-in for Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. Tours of Cadbury World feature tastings, animatronics, audiovisual displays on the history of chocolate and more. Here’s our pick of the best hotels nearby – you may even smell chocolate in the breeze – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Oak Tree Stables


Oak Tree Stables
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There’s timber in abundance in the appealing holiday cottages at Oak Tree Stables, with wooden beams, wood floors, natural wood furniture and wood-framed windows looking out towards the paddocks from a historic stable block. Horsey ornaments recall the building’s original function. Perks include a wood-fired hot tub, a wood-framed sauna and a peaceful country location in Wythall, just a few miles from Cadbury World.

2. The Edgbaston

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The Edgbaston
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You might expect a cricket theme from the name, but the Edgbaston will transport you back to the 1920s with lavish art deco details, framed black-and-white prints of New York in the Roaring Twenties and polished brass in abundance. The moody, speakeasy-style cocktail lounge is almost as big a draw as the rooms, with their free-standing baths, chequerboard floors and Great Gatsby lighting.

3. The High Field Town House


Elegant lounge with sofa, four soft chairs and coffee-making facilities at High Field Town House boutique hotel
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Boutique in the best way, the High Field Town House has a handy Edgbaston location and imaginative, arty rooms with design print wallpaper, antique furniture, bold fabrics and little glam touches, such as free-standing tubs in the bay windows. There’s a globe-trotting food menu, and behind the striking white cube of a building is an inviting beer garden with tables under umbrellas on the lawn.

4. Staying Cool at Rotunda

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Staying Cool - Birmingham
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With Moor Street station just yards from reception and fabulous downtown views, Staying Cool at Rotunda is indeed a very cool place to stay. Set inside a Birmingham landmark, the stylish apartments have a 1960s Mary Quant vibe. Here, you’ll find designer furniture in eccentric shapes, gleaming, modern kitchens, epic city vistas through curving, floor-to-ceiling windows and open balconies that float above the cityscape.

5. Park Regis Birmingham


Dimly lit viewing room with four stools and floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the city at Park Regis Birmingham
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A smart reinvention of a vintage office block, the Park Regis Birmingham has reimagined the formerly forlorn Auchinleck House as a sleek luxe hotel, with a spa, a cocktail terrace and an excellent restaurant – though busy, buzzy Broad Street is right on the doorstep. The spacious rooms are rather ritzy, with gleaming bathrooms and purple bedspreads that nod to the Cadbury colours.

6. Hotel Indigo Birmingham


Hotel Indigo Birmingham
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Behind the Cube’s futuristic facade, the rooms at the Hotel Indigo Birmingham have been designed with a real sense of fun. Geometric patterns spill from walls to floors to fabrics to furniture, while bright colours and diagonals create a feeling of movement. Also, the floor-to-ceiling windows reveal giddying views over downtown. Add in a canal-side location within easy ambling distance of Gas Street, and this is Birmingham perfection.

7. Hotel du Vin Birmingham

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Hotel du Vin always does things with a touch of class, and its Birmingham endeavour is no exception. Set in a dignified, red-brick Victorian building – the former Birmingham & Midland Eye Hospital – in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, the Hotel du Vin has filled its rooms with future deco details, lush leather and sensitive, saturated colours. Expect touchable fabrics, stylish tiling and fine French food served in an elegantly nostalgic dining room.

8. Old Farm Hotel


Old Farm Hotel
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This cosy Bournville hotel is so close to Cadbury World you can almost sense the sweet smell of chocolate from the factory floor. Art-inspired fabrics and papers add a splash of modern glam to snug bedrooms that look out over a flowery, private garden. There’s a licensed bar and a garden-side deck where you can sip a sundowner and smell the roses. Out front, Linden Road passes Cadbury Park and Cadbury World en route to Bournville station.

Visiting family-friendly attractions in Birmingham? Then book a room in one of the best family hotels in the city now with Culture Trip. You can also unwind in the best boutique hotels for a more fanciful stay.

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