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National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

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3.1/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Explore over 250 hectares (610 acres) of convention space at National Exhibition Centre (NEC). The UK’s largest exhibition center, the space consists of 20 interconnected halls and hosts over 500 events a year, including major concerts, traveling expositions, and seasonal festivals. Watch your favorite band perform at the music arena, which has a capacity of 16,000, or attend a specialty craft show to buy handmade souvenirs. Parking is available on site and a free shuttle is available to take you from your car to the venue. Plan your visit to National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Birmingham trip itinerary planner.
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  • You can walk miles here so wear your comfort shoes,vast place clean and plenty of toilet facilities ,we tended to venture from the main door area bathroom facilities which were far too busy and walk a...  read more »
  • Fab day out loads to see good to talk to people with caravans and pick up tips. People with products to sell are great and very helpful. 
  • Venue great, plenty of parking and shuttle buses to take you to the centre. I went on Saturday and had to queue which at first moved very slowly but eventually after about 40 minutes got in to the ven...  read more »
  • Nice hotel. Feels a bit old now but the rooms are comfortable and the housekeeping are lovely, even if they do slam doors all morning cleaning rooms. The bar prices are pretty steep as is food. But when it comes to function space it's ample for pretty much anyone. Some of the bar stuff really put their back out to help.
  • I visit this hotel a few times a year for conventions. It's always very busy but we love coming back, it's like our 2nd home. The rooms are always lovely and the beds are really comfortable. There can be a long wait for food in the bar during cons but the food stalls they have bought in have been amazing. Parking is a bit expensive but better if you have con discount. Food varies each time I go but the chicken parm I had last time was great. The gym and pool are lovely, great facilities. Always look forward to coming back
  • Nice hotel, was very busy when we arrived because of a show at the NEC. Difficult to find somewhere to sit and eat especially on a Sunday evening. Got a drink and table watched for an hour or so and found somewhere to eat. Food was good and was brought out promptly. Was able to split the bill for us aswell. This was a stop over for a flight from Birmingham the next morning.
  • Stayed here for the Cfz 2016 event. For the type of event I was impressed at the professionalism and genuine good nature of the staff. The buffet breakfast was super, as was the bar food/drinks, although these were definitely rather pricey. I'd recommend going to the Costa, as it is more competitively priced. Our room was incredibly comfortable and felt homely, but some of the furniture was a little tired (hairdryer/chair). Overall great Hotel in a good location, would gladly recommend it.
  • Good place near the NEC, small rooms for the single one. One of the receptionist was very rude when asking about late check out, and was delivering the message that it is not possible for late check out at 2 pm in a rude way even without a smile on his face, beside telling me don't forget to get another credit card as the one you booked with online has been declined in a very rude way....really rude I don't know how can that be done in a hotel like Hilton :(
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