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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a tribute night out with family meal wasn't great at all for £30 ahead tribute acts started very late disappointed will not recommend this hotel needs improving a lot starter wasn't great night wasn't great

Thank csmith8430
Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments and please accept my apologies that you did not find your evening to be value for money. The tribute acts come on at the time they do to allow for foodservice to finish, and then there is a period of time for disco, provided by the DJ, and then the act comes on act... More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay here was okay, not great but not bad. The room was clean and there was a bed and tv which suited me fine. Didn't have any dinner but had a few pints before bed and the bar person on duty was rather blunt and rude whilst serving, very nonchalant about it all, and for being a manager of... More 

Thank Will M
Mark A, General Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments, I am glad that overall you found your stay to be satisfactory. The comment that concerns me most is that of the rude bar staff that served you on the evening. If it was in fact the manager that is to say me, or the duty manager, I would like to think that you... More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this hotel because of an event and it was a good location. The photos on the website looked really nice and so we were surprised by the reasonable prices. Arrived and the room we received on the day was totally different. It was old, dirty and unpleasant. We actually debated leaving and finding an alternative hotel nearby. The only... More 

Thank waals_123
Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Both myself and the staff within the hotel, are disappointed that you found your room in such a state when you checked in, the rooms have and indeed still are undergoing refurbishment throughout the hotel, so hopefully we will not encounter such comments in the future. We are delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast. Kind Regards, Mark. More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant hotel and friendly staff only stayed overnight on business in a single room which was rather small however sufficient for a one night stay . Recently being redecorated so a very strong smell of paint which actually put me off eating in the hotel as was quite overpowering although the menu did look inviting with reasonable prices and good... More 

Thank sue m
Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for sharing your views, pleased you found the staff and facilities to be ok in general, sorry that you felt the room to be a little small, I assume you stopped in a single, as otherwise normally the rooms are quite spacious. Should you be in the area again you will be pleased to know that the decorating... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a letter of complaint which i have sent to the Great Barr they have reply saying they do not take responsibility for any problems with the hotel and staff so i have posted the letter on tripadvisor so you can see what sort of things they think are acceptable at a cost of £5000 or more On arriving... More 

Thank diane c
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here overnight as a local stop off for a night in Birmingham. Pre booked. Clean, tidy and comfortable beds. Breakfast served and replenished as items ran out. Refurbishment in progress but quite dated decor. All staff pleasant and helpful. No major issues and would stay here again.

Thank Teamxxx
Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your comments, both myself and the team of staff are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards, Mark Aplin. More 

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215 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came here for a meeting and my first impression was, not the best looking place from the outside. The main reception looked nice, but I entered by the bar door. The place is in the state of refurbish with bare walls and the smell of paint. Nice breakfast area and well stocked. Moving through the building I was surprised... More 

Thank Mike P
Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Many thanks for posting your review and raising your concerns. You are correct in that we are undergoing a period of refurbishment, which will ultimately result in the bar area receiving a well earned facelift, we have attempted to minimise the disruption this causes to guests within the hotel, although we do accept that sometimes this may infringe... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had to come to the Great Barr Hotel when the Holiday Inn at Jct 7 decided they wanted to do a private function so lost our business, free car parking and the lounge area with the coffee machine was ideal for what we needed on a Saturday morning. Would return next time we are in the area.

Thank DJGough
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I have a number of meetings at this hotel with business partners, teas and coffees are priced reasonably well compared to the national hotel groups. The good thing is it is a quiet hotel and you can conduct your meeting without too much noise and get free wifi, free parking.

Thank Gurdeep S
Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review of our hotel and both myself and the staff are delighted that you have enjoyed conducting your meetings at the Great Barr Hotel. We shall look forward to welcoming you and your business colleagues back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards, Mark. More 

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182 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been a few times since I left as assistant manager in 2004 and it's still as bad dated rooms and bar food bland and not enough staff rumours are it's being taken over . Let's hope it improves as it can be a good venue

1 Thank Andrew R
Mark A, Manager at Great Barr Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments, you will be pleased to learn that the hotel is in the process of being refurbished, with a number of rooms already completed and work underway in the Oak Bar. With regards to the food, this does concern me as we have had a new chef for a while now, and we usually receive very... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Great Barr Hotel

Address: Newton Road Pear Tree Drive, Birmingham B43 6HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Price Range: ₹ 4,277 - ₹ 8,810 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Barr Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 92
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