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“Spotless” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Firs Guesthouse

Black Firs Guesthouse
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Black Firs Guesthouse
Cambridge
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Spotless”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

The decor is a bit old fashioned, for example floral carpets in the hallway and wood pannelling.

However, the whole place is spotlessly clean and the breakfast perfectly cooked and served with a smile.

Perhaps a little expensive for a B&B, but it is close to the NEC, so maybe that's the going rate.

I'd certainly consider staying there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Black240
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I strongly recommend this B&B having recently picked it as a convenient place to stay to access the LG Arena. It is beautifully maintained, in a lovely residential area and run by Julie who is a wonderful host and really goes out of her way for her guests. It was home away from home - immaculate with all the little touches that make a place special and personal. The breakfast was absolutely delicious !! Thanks again Julie (and Tracy) for your hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Siona S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

This is the best B&B we have stayed at, we visit the Birmingham NEC twice a year and find this guesthouse not only ideally located but perfectly presented. The accomadation is absolutely spotlessly clean, extremely comfortable, no attention to detail missed. Julie makes you feel most welcome in her home as does her sister Tracey. The breakfast cannot be faulted, you are spoilt for choice with good quality food from the cereals on offer, to the mix of fresh fruit to the fantastic English cooked breakfast. We would thoroughly recommend a stay at this place to everyone. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ann W
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

We have stayed at Black Firs during August each year over the last five years, and never cease to be amazed at the friendly yet professional exceptionally high quality of service and hospitality we receive from Julie and her team. We do a lot of international business travel each year and we can confidently say that Black Firs is the best B&B that we have ever stayed at. It is exceptionally clean and meticulously presented, beautifully decorated and the dining room is just exquisite. The garden is also exceptional in its beauty and presentation and Julie, the hostess is very hos pitiful, charming and extemely helpful and it is clear how much pride Julie takes in running the Guesthouse.
The breakfast is superb with every little detail thought of, perfect perfectly cooked!, fresh seasonal strawberries, blueberries, just the best! The house is beautiful and spotlessly clean,the rooms and beds are extremely comfortable with the bedding fresh and luxurious.
We leave for home in NZ today, but have already booked for next year!!!
Regards, David & Christine

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David S
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

An exceptional guesthouse, beautifully decorated and very clean. The room had good brewing facilities (essential after a day on your feet at The Quilt Show) , gorgeous bedding, hairdryer, toiletries and TV. Julie is a very welcoming lady and couldn't do enough to help, such as booking taxis etc. The wonderful breakfast was served in the conservatory overlooking the beautiful garden. Very handy for the NEC and for going into Birmingham city centre.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lull_12
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Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

The Guesthouse was outstanding. Exceptionally clean and meticulously presented in considering comfort and space. The garden is also expceptional in its beauty and preseantation. Julie, the landlady and hostess was charming and extemely helpful. For example, her recommendations for dining in the region proved to be absolutely accurate as was her knowledge of getting around the area. Her sister Tracy, was also fantastic in her amiable nature and presentation of breakfast. Overall, I highly recommend the guesthouse to others and my wife and I look forward to our next stay with Julie.

Wally & Meryl, Melbourne, AU

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Wally K
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

We have stayed at Black Firs many times and have always been impressed by the quality, service and hospitality offered by Julie. Our recent visit was no exception and we thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay. The breakfast is superb with every little detail thought of, perfect poached eggs too! The house is beautiful and spotlessly clean and it is clear how much pride Julie takes in running the Guesthouse. The rooms and beds are extremely comfortable with the bedding smelling freshly washed, just like home. Nothing is too much trouble - a worthy number 1 Guesthouse.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen J
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Additional Information about Black Firs Guesthouse

Property: Black Firs Guesthouse
Address: 113 Coleshill Road, Marston Green, Solihull B37 7HT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Marston Green
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Marston Green
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Firs Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8

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