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“Welcoming Hosts” 5 of 5 stars
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68 Needlers End Lane, Balsall Common, Solihull CV7 7AB, England   |  
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“Welcoming Hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were warmly greeted by Gilly and Grant with a welcoming cup of tea and cake. Certainly needed after driving through a thunderstorm. The bedroom was very clean and comfortable - pillows were lovely. The breakfast was delicious and our hosts were very flexible with the timing. We were looking for a B&B with off-street car parking and easy road access to Birmingham airport. G&G B&B was ideal and an excellent choice for our requirements.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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, August 27, 2013
So glad to hear you finally got home safely and I hope you have now fully recovered from the jet-lag and the dreadful worry of the earthquake. In spite of all that, you found the time to write a review - very many thanks! I'm sure you had a wonderful time with your family in Germany, and perhaps when you're over this side of the world once again we'll have the chance of seeing you.
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

A lovely place to relax - spacious, pristine and very comfortable with use of small kitchen downstairs. Gilly and Grant were extremely welcoming with flexible and delicious breakfast times. Within 20 min easy walking distance from local train station and Co op nearby, both of which were a necessity for me. Lovely view from my room over their huge and beautifully kept back garden - very peaceful. A memorable visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, August 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write a review - we were so glad you enjoyed your weekend in the Midlands and it was a pleasure to have you staying with us. We are very lucky in Balsall Common to have the local railway station and late opening village shops on the way back here! Hope we will see you again.
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Unfortunatley, we were rather wet when we arrived during our walk of the Heart of England Way but Gilly and Grant made us very welcome and provided a reviving cup of tea. The accommodation is first class and the breakfast designed to cater for all tastes. Highly recommended.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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gillymatthew68, Owner at G&G B&B NEC, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
It was a pleasant change for us to have guests walk into the drive with just a small ruck sack on their backs - how sensible to travel light when you're walking. There are many footpaths in the area and one of these days Grant and I will go and explore The Heart of England Way for ourselves, which is just down the road. Thanks for your inspiration and thank you for writing a review.
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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
1 review
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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Penzance, United Kingdom
1 review
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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