At this lovely setting (it is ovely, green , spacious, just beware loud trousers on loud golfers), I had a day conference on a Saturday and an overnight stay.
The room was a delight - it is high spec and the bed I wanted to live in, goosey all the way - what a treat.
Room etc all as expected of a good quality chain hotel.
The staff at the conference area were most obliging but could not conquer the air con - boiling or freezing, no middle ground.
The reason for the review is to say STOP _ THINK if you are using mass catering there. WE were only 30 odd for private dining meal. The food was SO DISAPPOINTING, nit the menu but the actual plated items. Soup - underseasoned and bland. Stuffed pork loin with apricots tasted unpleasant and veggies were dull and tasteless. The cheesecake was no better than a Tesco's value one. IT was shocking, Simple food badly cooked and prepared wihout care. I would not spend my own money in their restaurants.
Breakfast service from maitre'd was terrific; bucks fizz, free paper even carried to the table!! But - POWDERED EGG for scrambled eggs, porridge in a vat clearly marked 'soup of the day' so MOST OFFPUTTING. You could find pretty much what you wanted but it was not stunning or even as good as it should be. Filter coffee stewed and shoved in a stainless steel jug? WHY no cafetieres?
Needs all elements to be as good as the bed, then I'd consider returning, but next time I want a good sleep I'll bring my own food and stay in the room!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located near Solihull in the West Midlands, the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club is the perfect setting for business or leisure travel. Our convenient central location provides easy access to all modes of transportation making navigation seamless for all travel preferences. Ideal for a weekend getaway in Meriden, Birmingham, our hotel features a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, serene indoor pool, decadent restaurants and a picturesque golf course. ... more less
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