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Birmingham
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We visited to celebrate a family birthday on one of their tribute nights and stayed over. The food was pretty good, considering it wan't too expensive. I had salmon for starters and then a chicken pie. Both were quite tasty. The entertainment was also good and fun. The downside is that as a group of 11 we were sat in...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments, both myself and the staff are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the evening to be good value, I will apologise for the position of your table in the room, however the logistics of fitting the tables of varying sizes into a limited space can be a tricky one, I will say that...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Booked this through booking.com, first off the good Breakfast is excellent, better than Premier Inn, who I think are about the best of the budget chain hotels in that regard. The staff were all excellen, helpful and happy to see you. Now the bad I booked a "Superior" single room, the picture on the website has leather sofas, a writing...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments, we appreciate your feedback. Apologies for the confusion over your room I will check the details on our site as none of the single rooms have a sofa, they are as you stated. However I will apologise for the state of your room, the musty smell is not a normal one so this will...

WEST MIDS
Reviewed 25 January 2017

A large group of us gathered at the GBH to celebrate a birthday. Our experience overall was very positive; front desk staff were very pleasant and efficient despite a little confusion which was dealt with very well. There is a large carpark so no parking issues. Our rooms were perfectly adequate for a short stay (bathrooms have basic shower wash...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your comments, both myself and the staff are pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel. I am concerned that you found there to be no shampoo etc as these are available in the rooms, there are dispensers fixed to the walls in the bathrooms. I...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Myself and my partner stopped at the Great Barr hotel in October 2016 . We didn't book through the hotel directly and managed to get a great price, for what we thought look quite luxurious . There was ample parking and the reception was easy to locate and access . Which is a bonus if you have many bags which...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments, both myself and all of the staff here at the hotel are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and we shall look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Regards, Mark.

Kinver, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Went to a retirement party around 20 of us. It was a Abba tribute. The room was packed and it seemed somewhat overcrowded hardly room to move freely between chairs and tables. Starter I ordered salmon which was lovely. Mains I ordered pork which came with potatoes and veg. The pork was over cooked and extremely dry. The potatoes were...

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Mark A, General Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Many thanks for posting your comments and highlighting your concerns to me. Obviously I was aware of these issues prior to your comments, as I did do what I could on the evening with regards to the guests that you mentioned in your review, however as I am sure you can appreciate it is a fine line in...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I held my 40th Party here Jan 2017, What a great evening the food was amazing a vast improvement on previous parties I have attended. The staff working were great from the Bar staff to the restaurant staff wow yet again great, polite and on the ball, nothing was too much trouble. The refurbished bar looks the bees knees welcoming...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments, both myself and the staff are delighted that you enjoyed your birthday party here at the hotel. Pleased that the rum punch was a hit also. We look forward to seeing you again at the hotel soon. Regards, Mark.

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Didn't read any reviews prior to booking, perhaps best I didn't, because I personally had no major problems with the hotel. My room was clean. Best thing about the place - the absolutely outstanding breakfast, one of the best Full Englishes I've ever had, not only compares to other 3 star hotels but even better than some 4 I've been...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments, both myself and the staff are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast also and we all look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel when you are next in this area. Regards, Mark.

Edinburgh
Reviewed 31 December 2016

After reading the reviews, I was a bit cautious into booking at this hotel, but I was glad that we did. Firstly, there is ample parking. On arrival to reception area we were greeted by a lovely receptionist, who gave us the info that we require (bar times, breakfast, wifi etc). Our room was clean, tidy and appeared recently decorated....

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments, we are pleased that you found your stay to be good value for money. I will pass on your comments to the staff with regards to watching their conversation, I am sorry if this offended or embarrassed you in any way. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Regards, Mark.

Newquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We booked through hotels.com and when we checked in they gave us the wrong room. Was only a double bed, the email said kingsize but we had to stay in the double the first night as it was late but the next morning they put us in a kingsize as soon as we said something again 👍🏼 we stayed a...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your comments and sorry for the issues with regards to the room size on check in, however I am pleased we were able to rectify this and that you felt your stay to be good value for money. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon. Regards, Mark.

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I was checking out for an early flight and was told by the male clerk I owed 65 pounds, which was quite strange has the hotel are pretty insistent on obtaining payment upfront. The clerk informed me that i was unable to leave the building even to place my baggage in the car, which was to detain me against my...

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Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for raising your concerns, firstly let me apologise that you experienced these issues. I am sorry for the manner in which you were dealt with when it came to you checking out of our hotel, I will speak to the staff concerned and discuss how information is held on clients reservations so that there is not this misunderstanding...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about Great Barr Hotel

Address: Newton Road Pear Tree Drive, Birmingham B43 6HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Price Range: $96 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Barr Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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