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“Hotel Fine - Shame About Location”

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Solihull (Shirley) Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Shirley
Reviewed August 22, 2011

Good hotel, not quite as pristine as newer build Premier Inns but clean, tidy and easy to find. Staff were excellent - very pleasant and helpful. Room was set up for our family of three with the spare bed already made up for our child to sleep in, which is a nice touch.

The restaurant is attached to the hotel and is a 'two for one' chain type. Not the best restaurant in the world, but if you go there expecting 'posh nosh' in a two for one joint you are going to the wrong place! As a family of three we ate a reasonable meal for a good price and no real issues with the restauarant as the staff were helpful as well.

Breakfast was in the same restaurant and was very good, well up to normal Premier Inn standards.

The main problem with this hotel is the location. It's in Shirley (not Solihull) and appears to be on the main 'high street' of this area of Birmingham (we're not experts in the Birmingham vicinity). In the evening we walked out of the restaurant front door after dinner (around 7pm) to walk to a local supermarket for some supplies and hadn't got more than a few yards when some 'youths' sitting a hundred yards away, (outside the supermarket) spotted us, pointed in our direction and their body language indicated that they were looking for trouble. To avoid any trouble (and to keep my family safe) I therefore got my wife and young daughter to turn around and head back to the hotel followed by myself. Whether this is something after the recent 'troubles' in the UK or an isolated incident, who knows, but the general area which the hotel is located looks quite a run down area and we wouldn't feel comfortable walking around the locality with or without this incident.

So unfortunately this hotel is not recommended for families to stay at due to the location.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

This Premier Inn for the price was good value & service/welcome/facilities were very good

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Chris G
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Very friendly staff, clean comfortable rooms. Lovely breakfast.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank jane_maxey
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SolihullNorthGM, General Manager at Solihull (Shirley) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2011

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Solihull North Premier Inn. The hotel team will be delighted to receive your feedback as we are committed to ensuring all of our guests enjoy their stay. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Very clean and comfortable. Extremely friendly and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Very central for Birmingham, Cadbury World
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Robshawfamily
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SolihullNorthGM, General Manager at Solihull (Shirley) Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to review Solihull North Premier Inn. The team here strive to ensure all our guests have a great stay and will be delighted to receive such a great review and score from you, We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed May 10, 2011

Typical Premier Inn but like so many that are attached to an old pub, it's the restaurant and lack of continuity from the hotel to the pub that lets it down. The staff in the hotel are great - very welcoming and helpful whereas the bar staff are just plain disinterested.

Rooms are OK, a bit tired but comfortable. Food is reasonable and well priced but the pub isn't a place that you'd spend much time in.

It was OK and fitted the bill for where I was working. I'm a fan of the chain but prefer the self contained hotel / restaurant ones......just my preference of course.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 5, 2011

On arrival at the hotel the reception staff was very freindly informed us about breakfast and where it was served, the room was very clean and fresh the mattress was a bit firm but ok. The location of the hotel was excellant plenty of local amenities and only a 10 min drive into the city centre.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Thank sarkymarky13
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Reviewed September 6, 2010

I can't fault this Premier Inn in terms of comfort, cleanliness, service and value. Huge family room with two proper beds for the kids. Lovely duvets, pillows and towels; fantastically clean bathroom. These are the important things, I know, but I cannot give five stars because of the really busy road at the front, which our room overlooked. We couldn't be moved because the hotel was full. Fortunately, we were only there one night, but be warned and ask for a room at the back of the hotel for a quieter night.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Thank funnyhols
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Additional Information about Solihull (Shirley) Hotel

Address: Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull B90 3AG, England (Formerly Premier Inn Solihull North)
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Shirley
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Shirley
Price Range: $60 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Solihull (Shirley) Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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