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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently visited The Forest with my girlfriend, and was extremely satisfied with the overall experience. We stayed in Room 7, which was well-appointed and benefited from a ceiling fan to ensure that we enjoyed an excellent night's sleep - if you are worried about the hotel's proximity to the railway across the road then don't be; we didn't hear... More 

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Hagley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good as was the atmosphere. seating plans tend to favor small groups and couples which was fine for us. well stocked wine cellar was a real bonus. Parking a little limited bu it is what it is.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at The Forest Hotel when my girlfriend and I spent the weekend in the area. First off, we found it very easy to get to, only being a short drive from Birmingham. We were greeted very warmly by Tracy the owner and shown to our very lovely room. It was really hot last Saturday and we were... More 

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I have never stayed in the Forest Hotel and always presumed that it was fairly average but over many years I have had to arrange rooms for overseas visitors. The hotel was very convenient for my home, at the time, but initially I thought that I was 'short changing' my visitors when I arranged a room at the Forest Hotel.... More 

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Kent
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

We chose to stay here for the evening of our Son's Graduation from Birmingham Uni. We wanted good food, in a nice but relaxed environment with great accommodation, we were not disappointed. In fact we were absolutely delighted and would highly recommend. The location was perfect , near the station so we were on Campus in 30mins without any traffic... More 

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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

As regulars at the forest we have noticed a big decline in quality since the previous chef left recently - no specials were offered and the wonderful freshly baked bread was replaced with slices of average white and granary . Two scallops were delicious but £9 a bit steep. The rump steak was burnt on the outside whilst being rare... More 

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Tracy P, Owner at Forest Hotel, responded to this review

I just wish you had brought your concerns to our attention while you were here and then we would have had the opportunity to do something about it. Then maybe you would not have left disappointed and we would not feel sad about you not enjoying your visit More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I had a fantastic birthday party celebration at The Olive Room on 18/6/16. Making the arrangements in the run up to the party was made easy and smooth with the help and support of the senior staff/management. On the day of the party, the staff were so very helpful and positive during the day and evening. I ordered the finger... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We held a party at The Forest on Friday night to celebrate my 40th birthday. From the very first moment that we contacted the hotel and were put in touch with Gill we have had an amazing experience. Gill is by far the most patient and helpful member of staff that we have come across. The party was for 75... More 

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Tracy P, Owner at Forest Hotel, responded to this review

So glad that you had a great birthday party, the chef team really enjoyed making the asian choices for you and they were so well received More 

Solihull
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

What a lovely celebration we had. The venue, food, staff.....especially Gill on reception were all excellent. I would highly recommend for any celebration. We had so much great feed back from friends and family.....everyone really enjoyed it. Thank you to everyone at The Forest hotel.

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Thank Shirley H
Tracy P, Owner at Forest Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Forest we loved working with you too More 

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Visited on a Saturday for a wedding party. Easy to find from the road, opposite side of the road from the train station. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful even though the party was taking up lots of their time. The room was large and used vintage furniture which was extremely comfortable. The staff must have worked extremely hard... More 

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Thank robwilliams01
Tracy P, Owner at Forest Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, so glad that you enjoyed the wedding, had a good nights sleep and left after a good breakfast, perfect! More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Forest Restaurant
The Forest Restaurant
Cuisines: British, European, Contemporary
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
12 bedroomed privately owned boutique hotel with a restaurant listed in Good Food Guide and Michelin serving modern european food in relaxed surroundings. Buzzy bar with an interesting wine list and 3 real ales. Great position for NEC and Birmingham International Airport, opposite Dorridge station with direct links to London Marylebone and Birmingham Moor Street. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Forest Hotel

Address: 25 Station Approach, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Dorridge
Price Range: $125 - $171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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