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Woodlands Hotel
Ranked #77 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Could be better could be worse...”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Arrived for a weekend with some mates for two nights out in Birmingham. Was one of the cheaper hotels in the area and the pictures looked promising so we booked it.
The hotel itself is easy to find and in a good location, Tesco Express just across the road and only a fiver taxi to get into the centre where all the bars/clubs are. Nice secure car park too.

Service was ok. One of the male members of staff wasn't particularly welcoming. The reception is quite drab, makes you feel a bit like you're in a haunted hotel. No lift either so the treck upstairs is no fun when you're drunk hehe.
The room itself was quite nice, however on arrival none of the lights or TV were plugged in so we had to pull the fridge out to access the multi socket and plug everything in, really this should have been done for us in advance.
TV is small, Wifi reception is dreadful, ended up using my 3g. Shower was about as powerful as a watering can, and the complimentary soap wouldnt clean a little kittens paws. The room had a fridge which was very handy, so we didnt need our friend Little George.
Bed was comfortable and had lovely pillows despite what my trolling friends said. Sound nights sleep.
Breakfast in the morning was hit and miss, the first time it was a bit cold but the attractive waitress offered a lovely service, her smile lit up our day. The second morning breakfast was hotter, but the waitress came across quite impolite and unwelcoming. Too many plants in the windows too, looked a bit like a greenhouse.
All in all, for the price, location and all important secure car park, it's worth the money!

Room Tip: One with the appliances plugged in
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Desborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

The owners were very welcoming and couldn't do enough for us during our stay. The room was very clean, spacious, comfortable and surprisingly quiet considering that the hotel is on a busy road. There is also a good sized car park at the back of the hotel which is secured at night.

Stayed October 2013
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south wales
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Very easy to find from the M5 and only a short taxi ride out of the City Centre. Secure parking at the rear and very friendly staff.

We had a family room which had a comfortable double bed and bunk beds for the kids and was adequate for our overnight stay. Free wifi too, which the larger hotel chains should note. The only negative being the shower - it was ok but a power shower should be the minimum requirement. Breakfast was lovely too.

In comparison to the overpriced City Centre hotels this was very reasonable and somewhere I'd definitely consider staying in when I next visit Birmingham.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Harwell
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We were met by a very friendly lady who checked us in and told us all about the hotel and what time breakfast was . What time the outside door was locked what the keys were for and then we went to our room which was very clean and I liked having 2 arm chairs in the room - after being at the cricket all day and getting cold and wet it was lovely walking into a warm room - there was a dressing gown in the bathroom and that soon got me warm and snug - breakfast was lovely and so was the breakfast waitress that served us nothing was too much trouble

Room Tip: We did not have room service but everything was out of this world and we would recommend this hotel...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Friendly staff who kindly ordered us a taxi into town on our arrival

Good location which is very easy to find

Nice and clean with good safe parking at the rear of the hotel.

Good nights sleep with a good breakfast to send us on the way

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Preston
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

A 1 night stay was really enjoyable, with one of the advantages being you can book in after 12 pm, so as we were going to the stock car racing this was really good. We arrived back at 9.15 pm and the bar was available, bottles beer and lager but a drinks a drink. A room on the back of the hotel provided a quiet nights sleep and the car park gate is locked overnight so cars are as safer than being out on the street. Breakfast is served to your table, a good choice and really tasty food and plenty of it. We stay in many places and this is one we will return to if the opportunity arises. Yes the decor needs updating in the hall and dining room but the rooms are very clean and items that are needed to make for a comfortable stay are supplied

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

A cosy hotel close to all amenities ( short taxi ride or bus service), superb value for money. The decor is a bit dated but who stays at a hotel to stare at the decor all day. The owner is very helpful and doesn't suffer fools easily. All in all a good stay and will go back.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Woodlands Hotel
Address: 379 Hagley Road, Birmingham B17 8DL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Harborne
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Ranked #77 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
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Hotel Class:3 star — Woodlands Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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