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“Perfect Wedding Venue”
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Hogarths Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dorridge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 May 2009

We had our wedding reception at Hogarths on 21 March 2009. The level of service we received from the moment we arrived to the moment we left was above all of my expectations. Any concerns that we had were ironed our straigh away and with a smile. Nothing seemed to much trouble and the focus was very much on making sure we had the 'Perfect' Day.
We sampled the food in the resturant before we booked our wedding reception, I must say that the standard of the food was some of the best we have eaten and we have alot of experience of good resturants! The food on our wedding day was just as good, we received many comments from our guests say how much they enjoyed their food.
The room we stayed in was beautiful and most definatley had a feeling of luxury about it. Waking up in the morning looking at the wonderful view of the woods put the icing on the cake.
This hotel is a definate for a romantic evening away. We are already talking about stayng for our 1st wedding anniversary!
We were a little dissapointed by the breakfast in the morning as anything more than continenal was an additional cost. Considering all on the money that had been spent by us and our guest I though that this let the hotel down a little.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Poppy089
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Hogarths, General Manager at Hogarths Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Dear Guest

It has been a while and we wanted to get in touch, and thank you for your past reviews on trip advisor, we have been working hard since your last visit to make the hotel even better.

If you have not been to Hogarths since your last visit, why not visit Hogarths Solihull or Stone Manor and see the changes we have made. Two great hotels with one great name, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Kind Regards

Team Hogarths

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Reviewed 18 May 2009

My husband and I went to Hogarths for a meal to celebrate our engagment back in 2007 and decided to to return for our 1st wedding anniversary in May 2009, we booked an overnight stay and a meal in the restaurant. We arrived at about 4.00 pm to check in, the same time as a wedding party arrived, check in was fast and we were in our room within minutes of arriving.

All the rooms are named after months of the year, and we stayed in 'January'. Tastfully decorated in grey and cream, there was a flat screen TV with DVD and stereo system, tea making facilities, with plenty of tea, coffee hot chocolate and milk, with a lovely modern clean bathroom with overhead shower. Towels and complimentary L'Occitane toiletries were also provided.

We went to dinner at 7.00 pm, the food is second to none with fresh ingredients and wonderful flavours that you will remember for a long time. We both had scallops to start, followed by lamb for me and sea trout for my husband, then we had a selection of desserts from the menu, followed by coffee and handmade chocolates! We had the restaurant to ourselves as there was a wedding party using the main room, but we sat and watched the sun go down over the beautiful grounds as we ate our food...wonderful!! Our waiter was very attentive and courteous and made us feel very relaxed!

We had a drink in the bar after dinner, and then went to our room. We wondered if we would hear the music from the disco, but there wasnt any noise whatsever so we enjoyed a good nights sleep, the bed was really comfortable and clean!

Hogarth's is a really special place and anyone who is looking for a great place to stay will not be disappointed! I cannot recommend Hogarth's hightly enough - go try for yourself!!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrsSplodges
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Hogarths, General Manager at Hogarths Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Dear Guest

It has been a while and we wanted to get in touch, and thank you for your past reviews on trip advisor, we have been working hard since your last visit to make the hotel even better.

If you have not been to Hogarths since your last visit, why not visit Hogarths Solihull or Stone Manor and see the changes we have made. Two great hotels with one great name, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Kind Regards

Team Hogarths

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Reviewed 15 April 2009

We booked 2 rooms and had received formal (& guaranteed!) confirmation over 4 weeks before our stay, but were contacted just a week before to be told that the rooms were no longer available due to a double booking. We had to find alternative accommodation at very short notice. A relative staying at the same time who also had booked at a cheaper rate on the internet was told they would have to pay the higher room rate when they checked out.
We attended a function at the hotel - the service was very slow, disorganised and inattentive. The food was embarrassingly uninspired and dried out/overcooked with no vegetarian option. Nearly out of date soft drinks were overpriced. (Xmas branded stock at Easter!) I felt they had over stretched themselves and it showed.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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4  Thank WeekendTraveller14
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Hogarths, General Manager at Hogarths Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Dear Guest

It has been a while and we wanted to get in touch, and thank you for your past reviews on trip advisor, we have been working hard since your last visit to make the hotel even better.

If you have not been to Hogarths since your last visit, why not visit Hogarths Solihull or Stone Manor and see the changes we have made. Two great hotels with one great name, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Kind Regards

Team Hogarths

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Reviewed 6 March 2009

Me and my wife stayed for a 1 night break in their December suite which was great.The room had a few small problems but were very quickly sorted. We would say give the hotel a ring and ask for there best price as we got a great rate and the bath in the December suite is worth the trip =).We had a snack and dinner which were both very good and to a high standard,
We can see the hotel is still learning and growing so you may find a few things not to your taste but the staff make the stay as easy as 123. So go and give it ago some day .we would say try a suite or a room with a jacuzzi bath is best.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank valde_rimor
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Hogarths, General Manager at Hogarths Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Dear Guest

It has been a while and we wanted to get in touch, and thank you for your past reviews on trip advisor, we have been working hard since your last visit to make the hotel even better.

If you have not been to Hogarths since your last visit, why not visit Hogarths Solihull or Stone Manor and see the changes we have made. Two great hotels with one great name, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Kind Regards

Team Hogarths

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Reviewed 25 February 2009

Nice building, friendly staff, wonderful restaurant and the rooms look nice BUT for £135 I'd have expected: (a) plug sockets that work (b) plug sockets that work (c) a cupboard that didn't creak spookily (as if there was someone hiding in it) every time you moved and (d) a bathroom designed for use NOT looks: it's lighting was so directional, I could only shave one side of my face with confidence; goodness knows how anyone could put on makeup in that mirror. One of our party said his bathroom smelled as if there was something dead in there.

I'm not sure who their target market is: my room was too small for a couple to use in any comfort but had no features for the lone business-person. They clearly do a lot of weddings so maybe that's it. But even wedding guests like to use the sink, plug things in, shave or put on make-up.

It's close to the M42 but you can't hear it with the windows closed.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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4  Thank The_Lunch
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Hogarths, General Manager at Hogarths Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Dear Guest

It has been a while and we wanted to get in touch, and thank you for your past reviews on trip advisor, we have been working hard since your last visit to make the hotel even better.

If you have not been to Hogarths since your last visit, why not visit Hogarths Solihull or Stone Manor and see the changes we have made. Two great hotels with one great name, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Kind Regards

Team Hogarths

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Reviewed 24 December 2008

We held our wedding at Hogarths in April, and we had a fantastic day. The new wedding suite was flexible for good or bad weather (luckily we were blessed with good weather), the staff were very attentive and helpful, the food was high quality and we loved our room (as did our guests).

We booked out the hotel for as many of our guests as we could fit, and our friends (both those who stayed there and those who didn't) are still talking about what a great wedding it was.

Food: we chose Soup, Medallions of Lamb and Eton Mess (we were trying to suit 90 people), and the kitchen were very flexible and helpful in accomodating vegetarians, nut and lactose allergies and a handful of small children. We had bacon sandwiches later in the evening.

Decor: we loved the modern look and feel of the place, very classy and unfussy. Hogarths organised flowers for us and were very helpful at liasing with the florist to make sure they matched the bouquets. The grounds are also lovely for photographs, especially the tree lined avenue leading up to the hotel itself.

Disco: Hogarths arranged for the disco - we gave the guy a good list of likes and dislikes and he judged the mood of the guests really well.

  • Stayed: April 2008
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Thank parky08
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Hogarths, General Manager at Hogarths Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Dear Guest

It has been a while and we wanted to get in touch, and thank you for your past reviews on trip advisor, we have been working hard since your last visit to make the hotel even better.

If you have not been to Hogarths since your last visit, why not visit Hogarths Solihull or Stone Manor and see the changes we have made. Two great hotels with one great name, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Kind Regards

Team Hogarths

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Reviewed 22 September 2008

I held my wedding reception here and, if some of my friends (guests!) hadn't stepped in on the day to help, my day could have been spoilt.

Good points:
Nice, imaginative food.
Pretty location.
Nice rooms.
Friendly (if not very organised) staff

Bad points:
Drinks weren't ready upon arrival (despite this being clearly stated on the documentation I had been asked to complete). 2 of my guests ended up picking up trays and handing out drinks.

At no point during the day did any of the staff introduce themselves to me / the bridal party to check that everything was in order.

The Bridal party wasn't served first during dinner.

Many of the requests that had previously been agreed by the hotel's wedding planner weren't carried out.

The Continental breakfast was very poor (half the items listed were missing).

That said, I did have a lovely day. However, I'm not sure if I'd recommend it to others purely on the basis of the hit and miss service.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Roseybud73
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Hogarths, General Manager at Hogarths Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2016

Dear Guest

It has been a while and we wanted to get in touch, and thank you for your past reviews on trip advisor, we have been working hard since your last visit to make the hotel even better.

If you have not been to Hogarths since your last visit, why not visit Hogarths Solihull or Stone Manor and see the changes we have made. Two great hotels with one great name, we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Kind Regards

Team Hogarths

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Address: Four Ashes Road, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8QE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Dorridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dorridge
Price Range: £68 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hogarths Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestling in 30 acres of beautiful, unspoilt woodland, Hogarths stands in secluded surroundings. With its inviting avenue of chestnut trees, historic moat and private island, it is a truly enchanting setting with picturesque grounds. Our hotel is a sanctuary for visitors seeking secluded and stunning surroundings, delicious food, exceptional wines and exemplary hospitality. Our charming former manor house has been carefully restored and extended to create a luxury hotel with 21st century comforts.All of our 49 bedrooms, consisting of luxury suites, superior and standard double / twin rooms, family and accessible rooms have been exclusively designed with luxury, comfort and all the fine finishing touches you would expect.Beautifully decorated to reflect the changing seasons of the year, there is one for every mood and occasion. All of our bedrooms offer impressive soft furnishings and contemporary designed en suite bathrooms.Whether you stay with us for work or play, we hope you enjoy your stay! ... more   less 
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