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Great Barr Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pear Tree Drive, Newton Road, Birmingham B43 6HS, England
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Ranked #88 of 140 hotels in Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
linly2k Rhondda, United Kingdom
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

stayed at this hotel on 23rd august 2014 part of wedding party. Checked in but did not go to our room until the wedding celebrations finished, which was about 2.ooam in the morning. Our room was in the lower corridor, the smell there was old and musty and our room smelt the same. The bed was damp so I put... More

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After booking this hotel I then read the reviews and was a bit apprehensive about the condition of it but when we arrived I was pleasantly surprised that we hadn't changed our booking . Yes our room was a bit on the small side but was very clean and a bit chilly as the heating wasn't working in our room... More

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March, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked an overnight package through Groupon to see a Motown and Soul Tribute.Ok the rooms were a bit on the small side but as we didn't spend much time in it, was fine, they were clean and comfy. The night itself was really good, a chicken, salad and wedges meal followed by the entertainment. The singer was really good and... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid at all costs! Horrible, pokey rooms, completely outdated, half the bottom corridor obviously used to be the smoking section and still reeks, no key cards just huge keyrings and actual keys you are supposed to leave at reception every time you go out. Security chain ripped out of door frame, disgustingly dirty windows, completely unreliable wifi and staff who... More

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GBHotelBirmingham, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly let me apologise that you were not completely satisfied when you visited The Great Barr Hotel. Your comments have been taken into consideration and as the new General Manager within the venue I am investigating all of the issues that you have raised, and they will be addressed as a matter of urgency. Once again please let me apologise... More

Dublin, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was located near my appointment the following day so booked based on location and saw that the price was under £40 for room only. You do get what you pay for but it was worth the £40. I wouldn't particularly rush to stay there again - rooms are dated and decor is showing its age. Of course what did... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Groupon voucher for Sunday lunch at this hotel. Food was awful.Poor Quality and tasted even worse. Service was extremely poor, miserable waiter!! Place looked dirty and in need of an update and maybe look at getting a new chef!!

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GBHotelBirmingham, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

We have noted the comments in your review and having received overwhelmingly positive feedback from Sunday Lunch guests we are sorry that it did not meet your expectations on this occasion. More

Cannock, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Read some the poor reviews and didn't expect to be happy with our stay. I booked a Michael Bible tribute note with stay over. I decided to upgrade to a clubroom (room 126) as we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, so glad I did. The room was spacious, the bed was huge, it also had a good seating area with... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Rooms are from the 1970s dirty and not worth the £60 a night. The whole place needs a good clean and bring up to date. I stayed here for business and was told there would be night porter on to let me in hotel if I came back after 11pm from my meeting when I arrived there was a note... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

booked through otel.com two twin rooms for overnight stay after local music festival. rang the day before to ask if we could park earlier and leave the car there when we went to the festival and the lady was really friendly and helpful, she said to come to reception anyway because if the rooms were ready we could put our... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Meal was awful starter was mushrooms about 2 muchrooms sliced in a sauce very small portions, beef bourguignon came with five small pieces of beef 2 new potatoes and vegetables which came about 10mins later !! The abba tribute act was terrible they sang songs that no one knew n the men oh well they just couldnt sing at all!... More

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GBHotelBirmingham, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We do take our comments and complaints very seriously. We as a business have very many tribute nights with resounding success. However there will be times when expectations are not met. Our pricing is constantly reviewed to always ensure that our offering is fair and good value for money which keeps us within the market... More

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Address: Pear Tree Drive, Newton Road, Birmingham B43 6HS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Barr Hotel 3*
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