The Vibe: Glitzy.
The Area: In Edgbaston, an affluent suburb, a 15-minute drive from Birmingham central.
The DNA: Set in a Victorian residence dating 1847, The Edgbaston is a boutique hotel with twenty rooms and an acclaimed cocktail bar, ranked among Britain’s best. Interiors feature opulent design with grand chandeliers, dark painted walls, etched mirrors, gold accents, cream leather bucket seats and Art Deco-style wall lights. The hotel has three cocktail lounges – the main bar, the library and the cellar. There is a snack and small plate service, and a breakfast (continental or English) is served in the morning. A popular afternoon tea is available Wednesday-Sunday.
Suite-Me-Up: The luxurious and glamorous rooms come with king-sized beds, upscale comforts and retro touches. There are flat-screen TVs, along with free-standing bathtubs in the rooms, complimentary fresh milk and sparkling and still water.
Your hosts: Stuart & Darren Insall
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 20 rooms • interior design: Tony Matters • bathroom amenities: Elemis • parking possible on-site (charged) • 24-hour front desk