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Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club
Ranked #30 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Charlotte
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“Had a very comfortable stay”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Nice and quiet hotel. Clean, good service. Stayed there Jan with tons of snow.....Loved the spa and also the restaurant/bar...would stay there again if i am in the area
Location was great for us since we had family in Nuneaton and had to go to University Hospital at Coventry a bunch. Location not too close to any major shopping areas but a beautiful facility.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Breda, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

We had a two day business meeting in Birmingham. The hotel is located well - in the hillside at 20 min from the international airport. While riding onto the grounds deer are roaming the golf course. Although for Marriott standards the building is ready for an overhaul, all is compensated by the great service oriented attitude of the staff. When our taxi came in too late. The receptionist actually drove us to the airport himself. What more can I say. Great stay for business meetings.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We went to the Forest of Arden for a christmas party event. The food was of a much higher quality than I was expecting, given the "conveyor belt" style that is typical of other hotels/restaurants. If this is the standard at an event of such numbers and the pressure to serve everyone within a short space of time, the quality at any other time of year should be excellent. The entertainment (a Kylie Minogue themed night) was interesting and made a nice change, although it perhaps went on a bit too long for some. The bedrooms were clean with good views, although it was a bit of a walk to reception, particularly as the layout isn't completely straightforward - we went round in a bit of a circle initially! The breakfast was good with lots of choice. Possibly not an outstanding visit but I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Glasgow
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I stayed here for four nights whilst working at the NEC. I checked in each night when it was dark, and left each morning in darkness, and so didn't get to appreciate the wonderful view from my room overlooking the golf course.
The staff are one of the hotel's best assets, from the welcome at Reception, to Phil the Concierge who welcomed me by name each evening, to Alistair in the Oaks Bar who ensured that my glass was refreshed and I was happy with my (excellent) food.
A 15 minute drive from the Airport and NEC, this hotel is a peaceful oasis at the end of a hard day. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the golf course have excellent views
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I attended a 3 day meeting at this hotel and I can say this is a nice hotel with very good staff.
The room was tidy and clean. I had a few bar meals and one night I had dinner in the restaurant.
Service was polite and fast. The bar staff were excellent. I was pleased with this hotel it wasn't the best in the World but was a high standard overall.
Close to Birmingham airport. A very good location for your meetings.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

I booked this Hotel for an 80 attendee Conference in December.

Having looked (and stayed) at various Hotels in the Birmingham area, I have to say that the Forest of Arden came out tops!!

All the bedrooms are extremely comfortable and the service was second to none!

Large Car Park ... Gym Facility and lovely Pool.

Will book again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed here after a family wedding about 2 years ago (April 2011)! Hotel was everything I expected, Drinks prices were ok (normal hotel prices) Staff were great, pool was good as was sauna. Breakfast was great.

The only negative I could say was that I was charged over £100 for my mini bar - but when I said to the receptionist that I was just being nosy and had moved some of the bottles, therefore activating the sensors, and hadn't used anything - she just laughed and said that wasnt a problem and just cancelled the charges!

Top Quality Hotel!

Room Tip: Its a bit out the way - so get a room instead of a taxi
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club
Address: Maxstoke Lane | Meriden, Birmingham CV7 7HR, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Birmingham
#14 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#24 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#41 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club 4*
Number of rooms: 214
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located near Solihull in the West Midlands, the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club is the perfect setting for business or leisure travel. Our convenient central location provides easy access to all modes of transportation making navigation seamless for all travel preferences. Ideal for a weekend getaway in Meriden, Birmingham, our hotel features a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, serene indoor pool, decadent restaurants and a picturesque golf course. ... more   less 
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