The wife and I stayed at the Gables Nest stayed just for the one night as we had tickets to see Fleetwood Mac at the LG Arena at the NEC on Sunday 29th September 2013.
We found the Guest House fairly easily, only overshooting once damn SatNav but easy to get back on track via the roundabout just up the road! After parking outside we were greeted by Marilyn who greeted us like old family which was lovely and explained, like a previous poster had mentioned, they had upgraded us to the large family room at the back due to ongoing road works. The room was clean, bright and spacious, en suite and also had tea and coffee making facilities.
We had previously been in touch with Marilyn via email so she had already given us information regarding buses and taxis however she was still kind enough to go through them again with us on arrival and also gave us directions to the two local public houses. The bus stop to the NEC is just across the road, ideal, and it cost us a grand total of £8.00 on the 900 Bus (Main Birmingham to Coventry bus) for the round trip to the NEC and back! We would fully recommend this as they run frequently and the queue at the taxi rank was rather long and would have probably cost us quadruple our bus fares!
Breakfast the next morning, a time arranged the night before, was lovely not too big and not too small, freshly cooked, with a nice rack of toast each. The bacon was lovely! Cereals were also available with fresh coffee and fruit juice. Marilyn sat chatting to us asking about the concert and general chit chat which was nice.
Lovely overnight stay in a guest house that actually makes you feel like part of the family and really welcome. Like I said to Marilyn on departure it was like visiting your favourite Grandma (No offence meant of course). If we go to the NEC again we will most certainly book here as home from home. In the immortal words of Arnold Schwarzenegger “I’ll be back” with my good lady of course!
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