Lovely lady who runs the place and breakfast was nice but a bit over priced as the pub 2 sec down the road does all you can eat for £3.99.
Lots of places to eat near by including a carvery within walking distance. All rooms are open in the house until occupied which in my view should be closed and the guest house owner should take you to your room and unlock it. We also did not receive a welcome when we arrived and we had to let ourselves in to an unlocked house.
As for the main house, needs a lot of improving to make a good guest house. Rooms are very basic and are in need of updating (i.e. in our room we had a a bed base that had a pine head board screwed to it via L shape brackets)
The house need a good clear out and sort out (i.e. there is a chair in the main hallway that has holes in it, random things on the landing that should be put away until guest ask for them)
As for the garden that can be viewed from the bedrooms it is a sight for sour eyes.
But all that aside the lady who runs the place is lovely the food was lovely just think it need some improvements to make it worth the price you pay
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run Guest House; all our rooms are en-suite. We have singles, doubles, family triple and a 2 room suite; not all rooms are available online - please call for availability. The accommodation is situated 100 metres from Knowle village High St, where there are over twelve restaurants within walking distance which will allow you to experience a different cuisine every evening. Whether on holiday or business we are ideally placed, just 1 mile from the M42 junction 5 and easy access to surrounding areas such as the NEC, Birmingham Airport, Solihull, Blythe Valley and Birmingham Business park It is the aim of Achill Guest House to provide a high standard of accommodation to business contractors and families at an affordable rate. Also for guests who require easy access to the surrounding areas or who plan to see the sights, Warwick and Stratford are also close by. Knowle: Knowle dates back to the time of King Edward I of England, over 700 years ago, when it had the status of Royal Manor. The Parish Church, which is still used today, was consecrated in 1403. There are many ancient buildings nearby, notably 16th-century Grimshaw Hall and the current library which dates back to Elizabethan times. The Guild House dates back to the 15th century and forms the core of a conservation area of which the restored Chester House is an outstanding feature. We offer spacious letting rooms and a residential lounge / Dining area. Please note we often upgrade the room size with no extra cost; please ask for details. All rooms have Tea/Coffee making facilities, colour television and telephone. We also have wireless internet, hair dryers, fans, and ironing facilities available. For guests who stay for longer periods of time we also have a microwave, fridge freezer, plates and cutlery to use , ideal for clients who are working in the area for long periods of time. ... more less
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- Achill Guest House Knowle, West Midlands