GENUINE REVIEW -
After looking at the pictures of the Beeches venue online, I was amazed that such a lovely looking hotel was advertised at such a reasonable rate - upon arrival, I understood why...
From outside part of the hotel looks 'ok' and other parts (reception entrance) reminded me of a 1980's working mans club. In fairness the staff that I met were lovely, even the bloke that I think was the manager who spent every moment learing over the hotel reception desk 'chatting' to the check in girl (who was chewing gum and filing finger nails) !! - It was a bit surreal and reminded me somewaht of a cross between Faulty towers, shamless and 'The Hotel' on TV at the moment. I think all good intentions are there but it obviously lacks management and investment in bucketloads. The Beachees is very tired and worn and is ok for a few quid. I work for a large international company nearby and thought I would give it a go in the spirit of British enterprise with a view to telling my collegues to use it, but it is not for me (or I would imagine my business colleagues). Bad points were,
Hotel - General decor was in need of updating, No lift, Evening meal menu was bar food only with Burger and chips topping the menu - **
Room, Hot as you like, poop floating in toilet when i got there, Pubic hairs in shower, bed sheets smelt like my dog had been roling around in them, no iron in room and only 2 plug sockets in whole room, kettle full of manky water (big no-no), No complimentary items, toilet fixtures all loose......and room probably had not been decorated since 1970 - I have not slept here yet so will update with any stories if bed bugs or other vistors (or may sleep in car) !!!
I have spent many many nights in all sorts of hotels across the uk, europe and further and would rate the beeches as a 2.5 star at best.... you get what you pay for......
I paid £59 for one night ............enjoy
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally built by the Cadbury family in the 1900s, The Beeches is a unique and characterful property set in the heart of the beautiful village of Bournville. Easy to reach from the M42, M5 and M6, and with ample free parking on site, The Beeches’ grounds and peaceful location offers a restful stop at the end of your journey.Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, The Beeches provides a very warm welcome and a comfortable stay in one of its cosy rooms. All the rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, a safe and hair dryer as well as free WiFi for all guests. In the evenings guests can relax in the bar and lounge where bar snacks and evening meals are served. The friendly staff and home-cooked food make The Beeches a great choice for regular guests visiting the University of Birmingham, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham International Airport and new Queen Elizabeth Hospital.With the popular Cadbury’s World and the attraction and history of Bournville just minutes from its door, The Beeches is the perfect location from which to explore the delights of the local area. The city of Birmingham is just a short train ride away, and highlights such as The Bullring Shopping Centre, the National Exhibition Centre and National Indoor Arena mean it is a fantastic location for a short break or extended visit! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beeches Conference Centre Hotel Bournville