14th to 16th March 2014. Booked this hotel again for the fourth or fifth time. The break started at the desk with staff who are friendly and professional. We were shown to our Premier room which was a twin, large double bedded room, with a window spanning the width of the room. It smelled fresh and was certainly very clean. I was glad to see that the hotel had decided to remove the rather tired green throws that used to be on the beds; they look a lot better without.We had booked DBB for two nights; the meal being in the Oaks Restaurant, however, looking at the bar menu I would have been just as happy eating in there, as they also had a very comprehensive choice of meals. The following day we had booked for a spar treatment, which I think is a must when you stay at the FOA, but you must book as it gets quite busy with spar day clients. The facilities in the pool area are lovely. I would recommend either an early morning swim or a bit later in the day, as lessons take place on a Saturday morning. However, the pool never gets particularly busy.
The only down side, which is not really a negative, was that I had booked a course view and was a bit disappointed that room 249 mostly overlooked the car park. Also as the hotel is set in such beautiful grounds, it would have been fantastic if there had been some walks to the lake or the woods, other than just for the golfers.
Less of my gripes, it's a lovely place to stay.
- 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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