Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 332
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kdoggydog Poor Experiance
Spent 2 nights here in Ocober and regret it, no recodgnition as platinum elite status and none of my requests were met, i.e. wanted a non smoking room but got a smoking room, requested executive room got a standard, wanted a room close to reception but got one on the other side, etc. to add to this the room next door were having a party till the early hours and as such we were unable to sleep.My company are planning to send me here next week for business however i am seriously thinking of commuting instead.
April 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Business76 Würde ich nicht weiter Empfehlen
Hatte ein Zimmer im Keller bekommen und die Leute wahren nicht so hilfsbereit.
Internet hat für zwei Tage ca. 24 Euro gekosten ??? Nein Danke
March 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ney Y Good stay at Holiday inn Great Barr
I had very good experience staying at Holiday Inn Great Barr, the hotel is clean and very relaxing. The staff are very helpful and accomodating. The bar and restaurant offers good food and there are many choices on the menu. Majority of the restaurant and bar staff are very good, one excells most, Gabriel as he is very helpful.
March 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave 73 Good Hotel, great breakfast
Stayed overnight in a family room. Arrived mid evening to a warm welcome & quick & painless check in.
Room was clean & well sized, contained the usual coffee/tea making facilities & complimentary bathroom soaps etc!
Comfy beds, plenty of pillows & a working tv remote.
We opted for the self serve all you can eat breakfast (children eat for free) Great quality & choice of food, the kids especially enjoyed the automatic pancake making machine.
First time we have stayed at a Holiday Inn & if they are all of this quality will definatley stay at one again.
Warm & friendly staff.
Thank you for making our stay a pleasant one.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SIR BUCKY Okay Hotel with adequate services
Welcomed at hotel with good parking facilities. Felt welcomed at reception. Room looked okay and covered all needs. Hotel looked okay. I was a bit concerned that when I had asked the time the Gym was closing and was advised at 10:00 giving me some 35 minutes upon arrival. But got to Gym only to be told last entry was 9:30.. Reception should have known this however once i left by 10:00 to get a quick heart beat exzcercise, i could not see the problem.
I would suggest that hotel staff are careful with their wording to say the Gym closes its door at 09:30 and all to leave by 10:00 or words to that effect. All gym activities to finish by 10:00. Some may feel this is a small point but as I chose a hotel with a Gym and never got to use the facilities, i felt i did not get what i paid for.
Funny enough when i visited the Colchester Holiday Inn and asked what time do they close, i very helpful gentleman in a grey Suit said 10:00 with last entry at 9:30..
To me this Gym issue dropped a all but good hotel to average. Be interested if the hotel get backs to me especially when i was asked at reception where i would score the hotel out of 10 and said 7 and asked why a simple call from management to have apologised would have done the trick. What is service all about. A CALL FROM MANAGEMENT WOULD STILL BE APPRECIATED
March 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pen3 Great leisure facilities
Loved the sauna and steam room :) nice bar which serves lovely food and great atmosphere
March 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJFOZZY WEEKEND BREAK
HOTEL WAS EXCELLENT TWO MEMBERS OF STAFF IN PARTICULAR GABRIEL IN THE BAR AND SOPHIE ON THE DESK THESE TWO SHOWED THE HOTEL IN A GREAT LIGHT
March 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris1968 Always a pleasure to return.
The staff are always helpful and will be only too happy to deal with any requests you may have. Room cleanliness is guaranteed. The quality of sleep, in the huge comfortable beds, is also a given.
Food and drink either in the bar, or ordered as room service, is both of good quality and speedily arranged. Breakfast is especially good, with a fantastic hostess (the young blond haired lady). Most helpful and always a pleasant welcome.
The gym is also well equipped and the staff friendly and helpful. My one and only complaint, it's only open from 6.30 in the morning and immediately gets full with members, meaning that the two exercise bikes are off limits.
March 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mayo32 great stay with excellent service
Great overall stay. Excellent customer service from sonia and chris on the reception. Will stay in the future
March 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 657 Pecky Excellent
Very helpful reception staff. Bar and restaurant staff polite, friendly and attentive. Excellent food. Pool with sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room a pleasant addition to a clean and tidy hotel. Just off the M6 Walsall turn off. Don't hear the M6 traffic. All in all an Ideal location
March 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jhtty Excellent
The rooms do need a little bit of a refurb,, however the fantastic staff far outweigh this minor problem. The customer service is first class and all staff should be highly commended for their excellent happy service. Lisa in the restaurant has fantastic customer skills. All in all an excellent hotel to stay at.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dog Lovers Extremely helpful staff and loely meals (breakfast and dinner)
This hotel was ideal for a trip to Crufts at the NEC, the rooms were great, good sized, very clean and everything you could wish for. The staff were very helpful and made us feel very welcome, when I was leaving on the Monday morning I realised I had mislaid my car keys, the reception staff and two of the maintenance men took a great deal of time to look for said keys, the went out of their way, keys were found and I was a happy customer.
The meals both breakfast and dinner were superb
Definitely be back
March 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jobber Exceptionally Friendly Staff and excellent service
As usual, an excellent stay with first class service. All staff present a cheerful welcome and are always helpful. One specific mention should be for one of the waiters, Gabriel, couldn't have been more helpful in selection of the food and wine. I'll be back.
March 10, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Steve_MC Shabby Room
My room 219 was in need of spring clean the room made me feel dirty and at unease, and the sound of dogs in the room s around me just added to my unease.
March 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lizard1061 Great staff, some lovely touches
The hotel is fine, just what you would expect from Holiday Inns and their equivalent. My room was clean and comfortable and probably the only the thing that is required is free wi-fi; I was surprised that this was not available even in the public areas where lots of hotels offer this. The gym was great and the staff in there were lovely. Same as the reception and bar lads and lasses, just superb. Jane, too, seeing to our needs at breakfast couldn't do enough, so I had a smashing stay.What made the difference was the little touches that were such a pleasant surprise, like on Tuesday, we were able to celebrate Pancake Day as chef had made loads of them and they were at reception when you came in from work. With as many sweet toppings as you can think of too, it was a really nice thing to do. The next night has an Italian theme, so it was Rioja and canapes, again, all complimentary. All this aside, i would recommend the hotel; the location is excellent and I can say that even though I don't enjoy being away so much these day,s my stay here was made more than tolerable. Thanks everyone, see you next week!
March 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anon1111 Friendly staff, comfortable stay
The staff were very friendly, and the rooms was comfortable and clean
March 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Regular Traveller Poor experience this time
Room they put me in was tiny, old, gloomy, belonged in a travel Inn of 20 years ago, no wardrobe, no safe, very poor.
March 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nb5000 Excellent customer service
The hotel may be a bit tired but the staff make up for it. Nothing was too much trouble and a special thank you to Lisa who enabled me to eat when I needed to.
March 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pjm5555 Average rooms let it down
As a Platinum member a travel all around the UK and the States in this chain.
Good hotel that suffers from very dated rooms with poor décor.
February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by toffeelicious2010 My Family weekend experience
I have stayed at this wonderful hotel again for the third time with my family for a weekend away.
We enjoyed it the first time around and returned twice. They say that first impressions count. This is a great hotel for families. We found the staff on reception, the staff at the leisure centre and the chamber maids to be marvellous and they were all so friendly and accomodating. I must point out that they are all a credit to the hotel.
Well done all for making my family weekend away a great one to remember and thank you. If you are looking for a great hotel to stay with leisure facilities, this is the one to book..
Will be staying again hopefully around Easter
February 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Thomp14 Nice hotel just poor quality of mattress
The hotel is nice but unfortunately the quality of the mattress was very poor it was sinking in the middle
February 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boomanandan excellent place to rest and work
Like to see face lift to the hotel in the future. More homely set up of flowers and plants decorations in executive rooms. More veg items on in house menu.
February 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobinS good room, great staff, recommended
The hotel may look a little dated upon arrival, but the service was right up to date. Friendly and efficient staff at check-in, the bedroom was comfortable and functional for a business user and when I asked to go "off-menu" in what was a very busy restaurant, staff were very helpful and the chef provided an excellent meal. Well done
February 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boomanandan gexcellent
Your staff are superb in general and Gabriel is a good man. He is very well mannered staff deserve a gift and appreciation of his devotion to duty.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Yellow12 Family break
A great welcome as always , made my family feel really at home. I use the Holiday Inn chain regularly , this hotel in particular , but the staff gave that little extra that ensured that the rest of my family had the best of everything that was available. They can't wait to go back.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rhino50 Excellent service
Myself and a colleague spent 5 nights at the Birmingham M6 Holiday Inn last week and were delighted with all aspects of the hotel, especially the management and staff of the restaurant where we ate 4 times. Nothing was too much trouble for them and they should be commended on their professionalism and manner in which they deal with customers.
I will certainly be booking again at this hotel and when I do, will eat at the restaurant which is first class.
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Boomanandan nice room need make over and decorations
Need over all face lift to the hotel improvement to layouts and access to corridors etc
February 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by judsie excellent hotel
Free breakfast, free parking, free wifi and excellent staff. What more could you ask for?
January 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ric17 Exceptional Value & Convenient Location
I stayed one night at this hotel and my overall impression of the hotel was very good. Great service from the staff, great rooms and public spaces.
The hotel is easily accessible from the motorway and yet within easy reach of Birmingham City Centre.
The hotel is well managed and well maintained. More importantly, it provides exceptional value for money.
January 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jase2 Better Than The Last Time
Stayed at this hotel again after a dismal experience a few months ago.
This time got a platinum upgrade and found the overall experience ten times better than the last visit.
It may be the case that the standard rooms are grim (it was on my last visit) but the executive room was pretty good, very comfortable bed and bigger. If its the case that the standard rooms are just bad the hotel needs to think about refurb as I sure wouldnt stay in one of them again but would come back to an exec room without a problem
The breakfast was better than most HI that I stay in and the staff were fine just like my last visit.
The roadworks on the M6 continue to cause a real problem getting out of this hotel, I left at 0705 and got on to the M6 northbound 25 minutes later despite the hotel being almost on the junction, so if your going on to the motorway at this time take this into account
January 19, 2014