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West Midlands
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

I've stayed here a couple of times with work and the rooms are always really clean, bed really comfy and fantastic food. Food for day delegates is always great, but today's flapjacks were especially good! My bug bear in hotels is no plug point next to the bed to charge my phone, and poor lighting near mirrors to do hair...

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

Thank you for your review and really glad you found the flapjacks mention worthy, its those little details that are so important. I will look into your bug bears too thank you for that.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We have been staying here for over four years and find this lovely little hotel to be consistently good. Spotlessly clean, very friendly reception staff, ample parking and only 15 mins to the NEC, going against the rush hour traffic! Good to see they now serve a cooked breakfast rather than just the continental they used to offer. Don't be...

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

Thank you very much, consistency is so important to us and glad you enjoyed our cooked breakfast too

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We booked 2 rooms for 4 nights(room 5&11) as we were working at Birmingham International train station. We were more than happy with both rooms, everything was perfect. The house keeping lady cleaned our room each day and made sure we were topped up with all tea/coffee and toiletries. Breakfast was perfect each morning with a good choice. I would...

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

So glad that you had a good stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again here

Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Stopped over as taking a client out for a drink/meal, and what a surprise the hotel was, directly opposite the Dorridge Train Station, so have access to London and Birmingham without the stress, the staff are polite and welcoming and what is nice they do not hassle you with senseless rehearsed chat, the bedroom was very good standard and spotless,...

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

We like being an 'excellent surprise' thank you

Solihull UK
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...

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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

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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...

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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...

Solihull, United Kingdom
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...

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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

London, United Kingdom
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...

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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

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 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...

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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.

the north
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...

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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

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The Forest Restaurant
The Forest Restaurant
Cuisines: British, European, 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
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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: RM535 - RM726 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Forest Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Room 7 - ceiling fan very good”
 of 5 bubbles Hunts_11, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
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“Avoid rooms 8 and 10 for noise, not sure about the other ones”
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“Opposite Dorridge train station easy commute to Solihull, Birmingham, London”
 of 5 bubbles BK1875, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Avoid Room 10 if you want a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewH937, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
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