The Best Romantic Hotels in Birmingham, England

Birmingham is a great place to explore with a loved one
Birmingham is a great place to explore with a loved one | © Shahid Khan / Alamy Stock Photo
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Freelance Travel & Music Writer23 November 2020

It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for a romantic getaway – these cosy Birmingham accommodation options are a testament to that. The UK’s second city is packed with intimate retreats, lavish townhouses and quaint hotels. Read on for our pick of the very best romantic places to stay, for both wallet-friendly weekends and very special occasions.

New Hall Hotel and Spa

It’s easy to feel like royalty at the former holiday spot of Henry VIII. In the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, New Hall Hotel and Spa is a tranquil retreat around 7mi (11km) north of the city centre. All 60 rooms at England’s oldest-inhabited moated house boast comfy beds, designer seating and roomy ensuites. There’s also a spa, a tennis court, a golf course and a AA Rosette-rated restaurant within its historic grounds.

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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
Smoke-free property

The Edgbaston

The Edgbaston

Just 20 rooms adorn the halls of this timeless, Romantic-era building. Couples staying at the Edgbaston can expect truly personalised service; staff recall previous requests of returning guests and plan for future visits of first-timers. With a cocktail lounge led by one of the country’s best bartenders, a seasonal, informal bar-food menu and individually designed, Victorian-inspired rooms, this is one of the best hotels in the city.

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Saint Pauls House

Sitting pretty on the leafy St Paul’s Square, this guest house is ideal for couples looking for a romantic weekend away. The 34-room St Pauls House combines luxury and home comforts and has a highly rated restaurant, a casual bar and a very Instagrammable entrance. Nearby, couples can enjoy strolls around the Jewellery Quarter, or sample drinks from top bars, including world-renowned gin parlour, 40 St Pauls.

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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Malmaison Birmingham

When it comes to style, Malmaison Birmingham is up there; after all, it would be hard to top a hotel inside the high-end Mailbox shopping centre. This 193-room opulent abode offers a restaurant, bar, gym and spa, while its Nirvana Signature Suite is eclectically electric. Think sharp colours, bold interiors and daring mood lighting. You’ll be forgiven for feeling like a rock star while sipping champagne in your mirrored Jacuzzi.
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Free WiFi
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Frederick Street Townhouse

With a sister bar next door, spacious suites with free-standing bathtubs and a gorgeous suburb to explore, Frederick Street Townhouse makes perfect sense for a lovers’ holiday. This beautiful boutique hotel may look unassuming from the street, but when you step beyond its white façade, you’ll discover an intricately designed stay with homely interiors and vintage furniture. Continental breakfast is included, and for lunch or dinner, several of the townhouse’s sister bars are within walking distance.

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Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Terrace
Smoke-free property

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  • Park Regis Birmingham

    Park Regis Birmingham is a luxury four-star, 253-room hotel on the edge of the city centre, close to top local attractions. Boasting a tranquil spa, a popular restaurant and a bar terrace, it has plenty to keep you and your partner occupied on-site. Take a charming canal-side stroll, stopping off at several quaint bars, or head into the city centre to dance the night away at one of Birmingham’s many cocktail lounges and nightclubs.

    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    In-room accessibility
    Concierge services
    24-hour front desk
    Fitness facilities
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    Simpsons Restaurant

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    Simpsons Restaurant
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    With just three luxury rooms adjoining this Michelin-star restaurant, expect an intimate experience like no other. Simpsons lies in the gorgeous suburb of Edgbaston, just outside the city centre. You can enjoy a cosy stay in a deluxe ensuite room with super comfortable beds, free-standing bathtubs and L’Occitane toiletries, while a continental breakfast is included and can even be enjoyed in bed. Here, relaxation is guaranteed.

    The High Field Town House

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    The High Field Town House
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    We’ve seen some beautiful hotels in our time, but this converted Victorian villa is right up there with the very best. The High Field Town House is in one of the country’s most desirable suburbs, Edgbaston, and offers a lavish stay at a reasonable price for its quality. Rooms feature grand beds and large bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, while the adjoining gastropub of the same name offers excellent value, British cuisine for all.

    These recommendations were updated on November 23, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.