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“Weekend Visit” 5 of 5 stars
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68 Needlers End Lane, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AB, England   |  
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
1 review
“Weekend Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Gilly and Grant made us feel so welcome, and as a family group of 5, we appreciated the very pleasant sitting room downstairs and the little kitchen with it's wonderful selection of teas and coffee. Beds were comfortable, rooms lovely with good sized en suites. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. Altogether a home from home!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review. We really enjoyed having you to stay - it was a very special, sunny weekend. Hope to see you again sometime.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This was my third stay at G & G B & B and will hopefully be making it a fourth next year. Gilly & Grant are very kind, caring & considerate hosts, where nothing is too much trouble. They certainly make one feel very welcome & relaxed. The surroundings are very comfortable and the rooms with ensuite bathrooms are well appointed & spotlessly clean.
The facilities in the guest kitchen & sitting room are extensive and the attention to detail is second to none. The breakfast choice is suitable for every pallette & everything is freshly cooked & beautifully presented.
Our stay could not be faulted & certainly provided a haven after a busy day!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, April 13, 2013
Thanks for your lovely words - we really enjoying having you to stay too! Having a stand at the NEC is always very tiring and it was a long show for you, but you all did so well. Looking forward to your return visit next year.
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Chilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Gilly and Grant are a very friendly couple, we weer nmet with tea and cake on arrival, and booking in was very easy and relaxed, even though we wer later than planned in arriving. Our room was very commfortable and clean room, with a complete kitchen of tea and coffee making facilities at our disposal. Our breakfast on Sunday morning was freshly cooked for us, and we were offered as much toast as w wanted, complete with Grant's home made marmalade. What more could you want from a B&B, and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Thank you for putting your review on Trip Advisor - and for your kind words, and sorry that I've taken such ages to respond! We enjoyed having you to stay and felt lucky that you came inspite of the fact that the party you were going to had to be cancelled. Hope all is going well in that direction, and the party will take place at a later date, and maybe we'll have the chance of seeing you again. I hope so.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I stayed here with my 2 colleagues and was very happy with everything. Rooms were very clean, bed - comfortable - had a great few nights sleep. Gilly and Grant - serve up a lovely breakfast - and try to make you feel very welcome. Look forward to my stay again in September. Mesbah, Kent

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write on Trip Adviser - we enjoyed having you all to stay and look forward to seeing you in September
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I couldn't recommend Gilly & Grants B&B highly enough. I was made very welcome in their beautiful accommodation, they are a lovely couple who both work hard at making your stay as comfortable as possible.
The rooms are in an annexed part of the house with it's own front entrance, and you have your own key, to come and go as you wish. There is a lounge/dining room with a kitchenette to help yourself to teas and coffees when you want. My bedroom and roomy bathroom was spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated and maintained. The whole accommodation was kept comfortably warm and cosy and the bed was very comfortable giving an excellent nights sleep.
They are also really handy for the NEC being approx 15 minutes away and a very straightforward route. I would highly recommend this B & B - I really don't think you would find any better in this area. I will certainly be back whenever I am in the area again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, December 9, 2012
It was a real pleasure having you to stay, and thank you for all the lovely things you said about us.

I hope the show was a huge success for you. I thought your beautifully delicate edible flowers, all grown and chrystalised by your own fair hand, were "simply the best" and by far the most unusual in the show. Definitely something different and very special.

Hope to see you again.
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

For the visit to our daughter in Coventry we preferred a quiet B&B to a hotel in the city. Our choice for Gilly and Grant’s in Balsall Common just could not turn out better. They are a lovely couple who make you a very warm welcome. They make you feel so much at home and go out of their way to help you. For instance, on the day we wanted to visit London, the London Midland service into Coventry didn’t run. To enable us to get to Coventry in time for our connecting service to London, Gilly got the car out and took us to the busstop in time for us to catch the bus into Coventry.
The full English breakfast is just marvellous. The rooms are excellent and with very comfortable beds. A B&B which we highly recommend and which we certainly will go back to.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Thank you for your kind words. In fact, we enjoyed having you to stay just as much and hope it won't be too long before you return.

I hope you will look into the possibility of joining a local pilates group - and don't forget to tune into BBC Radio Four for Gardeners' Question Time on January 4th at 3pm.

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.
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Bolney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Certainly 5 star accommodation in a quiet setting. Both Gilly and Grant were charming and helpful hosts who made us feel most welcome. The bedroom was well appointed, the shower excellent, the bed very comfortable and the pillows were a real luxury. Breakfast was first class. We frequently visit this area and have hitherto stayed in local hotels but in future we will return to G&G because the ambience, personal attention and overall presentation is far better. It is highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Thank you for writing a review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We try to make all our guests this happy! Look forward to seeing you again.
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Additional Information about G&G B&B NEC

Address: 68 Needlers End Lane, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Balsall Common
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Balsall Common
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A modern, quiet, clean and extremely comfortable b&b with wi-fi near the NEC Birmingham giving you the privacy and independance that you need and all the help that you want.Perfect for small groups looking to stay together while visiting the area or the Nec.G&G B&B is in the village of Balsall Common with a choice of banks, a post office, a late opening Co-op, a Shell Garage and an excellent variety of eating places - good pubs and Indian restaurants - all within walking distance.Plenty of driveway parking. The village railway station - called Berkswell Station - has it's own free car park and is just 2 stops from the NEC ... more   less 

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