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Solihull UK
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92 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Booked for family overflow from our house nearby. Room 9 had twin beds and a super put you up for the children. My daughter in law said it was one of the best hotel rooms ever. Children aged 6 and 4 loved the bathroom, all spick and span. A good breakfast meant not too hungry for lunch. Been going to... More 

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

So glad your family enjoyed their stay with us, and were impressed with their bedroom and breakfast, thank you for writing a review More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

We booked our annual Christmas party here on Saturday 19th December for 41 people.What a fantastic night was had by all. The whole evening was superb.The staff were helpful, friendly and very professional. What can i say about the food ? Well it was the best meal we have ever had, where it was catered for a large group of... More 

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Thank Barbara186402
Tracy P, Owner at Forest Hotel, responded to this review

It is great that you felt it was such a good meal when we were serving so many guests, we try to keep our quality even when cooking for so many and it's good that we succeeded. Also I'm pleased that your group had so much fun with all the bits supplied on the tables and enjoyed all the entertainment... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

I cannot praise the forest enough for hosting our ceremony and reception last Friday. Firstly Gill was unbelievably helpful and enthusiastic from the moment we met her , she answered every question I asked , and was always at hand for advice , she was just perfect , we had an intimate ceremony and wedding breakfast and the hotel was... More 

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

We are so glad to have helped to make your perfect wedding day, what more can we say x More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I was attended my nieces 21st birthday meal at Forest Hotel - so decided to stay over and I am really glad I did. I stayed in room 1 - very nicely decorated - and the shower is top notch. The food at the party was spot on. A good sleep in a very comfy bed was followed by a... More 

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

So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for your descriptive review More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Don't let my score of 3 put you off. My score is based on my experiences and all the negatives are hopefully constructive to enable the venue to become a 4. We checked in around 1130 hrs and the gentleman on reception was extremely friendly and helpful. We were given Room 10 and a rather cumbersome key attached to a... More 

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

A comprehensive review and I am happy with your opinion of our strong points decor, cleanliness and staff which are important to me too. We are changing our keys to another quirky idea I have had which will be easier to carry so thank you for that. More 

the north
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The room was comfortable and had everything you needed but overall the place just felt a little unloved and run on a shoe string. The staff were friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was quite nice although on the pricey side for what it was. It is what it is though...quite a few manual workers staying long term there... More 

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

I can assure you I run this place with love and certainly not on a shoe string!, also I am not sure where we are marketing ourselves as a romantic escape? our focus is a great restaurant with comfortable bedrooms, good service and a relaxed atmosphere More 

solihull
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195 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We had a private function in the lovely Olive Room on Saturday evening for 90 guests. Every aspect of the night was just excellent, from the service, the food, the DJ (arranged by The Forest) and the general ambience. many stayed overnight and spoke well of the bedrooms and the breakfast. All in all a great success!

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

Thank you David for your wonderful review, the whole team enjoyed looking after you at such a great party More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

A great place to stay,even for only one night. Nothing was a problem to them. Even a later check out was possible for our wedding party that was travelling to another hotel. Lovely comfortable rooms and tasty food.

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

I am glad you had such a good time, thank you for taking the time to let other potential guests know More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2015

From the moment we met Gill and had looked around the property we knew it was the perfect wedding reception venue. She was very welcoming, helpful, and nothing too much trouble for her. Beautiful, intimate, yet spacious and versatile space with neutral decor, very useful for decorating to a colour scheme, chandeliers and mood lighting. We could come visit the... More 

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Thank ChrisSarah85
Tracy P, Owner at Forest Hotel, responded to this review

We are really happy that you enjoyed your wedding here. I am glad that you noticed the new chandeliers and mood lighting, it does add to the atmosphere in the room. Cooked breakfast is included in our bedroom rates and is offered alongside our continental table, maybe some guests just wanted the continental option that morning. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I have worked in 26 countries, and eaten out on an expense account in plenty of good restaurants. I am 56 now. Who would have thought that the best food I have ever had anywhere would be found in Dorridge? But that is the case. Tom Jackson is a brilliant chef! -Paul Barnard

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

Yes, we think Tom is brilliant too, he has already made a big impact in the 3 months that he has been head chef here and there's more to come More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Forest Restaurant
The Forest Restaurant
Cuisines: European, British, 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
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Dorridge
Price Range: ₹ 9,712 - ₹ 11,080 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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