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Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club
Ranked #37 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Reviewed 30 April 2009

I went to this hotel for my birthday and played golf here. We ate in the restuarant on a sunday when they had the all you can eat and DRINK! for £16. It was alot better than you would expect, the food was layed on on platters with seafood king prawns through to fancy cheese parcels and a great meat carvery. After eating we waited several hours to recover and then hit the golf course! Sadly I was not at my best as the arden is a hard course to play if you a 24 handicap!

great golf venue, and worth the extra.

  • Stayed: January 2009
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

We stayed in this Marriott hotel for 1 night before flying out of Birmingham airport on holiday. The staff were fantastic - gave us advice as to where to eat in a nearby village (The bulls head - which I'd also recommend), the room was spotless and of high-standard and the views were impressive.

Overally a great experience.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2009

First impressions were what a beautiful place. It was, the service, rooms, restaurants and facilities were all excellent. we were there to play golf. The Main Arden Course is superb and even in april had quick greens. The Aylesford course is fairly bland and uninteresting and right next to the M42. You could not be heard speaking to your partners on one tee. If you have the opportunity to play, try and just book the Arden.

  • Stayed: April 2009
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Reviewed 18 April 2009

Great place to relax and great surrounding away from hustle of the city.
Rooms are spacious and good.
Service is great

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 April 2009

This is a very good standard Marriott hotel, but I would only recommend this hotel is you're golfing as everything is directed towards the golf trade, and there is very little to do in the hotel or close-by if you are not golfing. The hotel is also very much focused towards the corporate trade - there was busy conferences during each day of our stay, with crowds congregating outside reception for cigarette breaks, and drunken guests (cue banging doors) arriving back to their hotel rooms at 2/3/4am in the morning - this generally didn't foster a relaxing atmosphere.

On the plus side, the hotel is located in a good position if visiting Birmingham, Coventry (or Warwick Uni), Stratford upon Avon, or Warwick. Obviously, having a car is a necessity given the countryside location. The rooms have been refurnished to a high standard and the beds are very comfy, but there was a number of silly problems: no shower hose in the bathroom, only five TV channels (no CNN etc), fire doors throughout the corridors are noisy during the night, some rooms are very far away from the reception and bar area, and at least half the rooms face inwards or over the big car park, while 'golf views' or countryside views are limited (whoever designed this hotel's layout needs to be fired!). Breakfast was very good, and service (including room service) was very attentive and fast.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2009

Stayed at the Forest of Arden for a golf package Sunday/Monday March 22nd/23rd. The hotel was lovely. Filled with many families celebrating Mother's day, the restaurant and Hotel staff were extremely attentive and courteous. Had a wonderful lunch in the Zest Bar/restaurant, before playing the first 18 holes of the 2 days. The hotel room was clean, comfortable and looked out onto one of the courses. The evening meal was a choice of either the buffet, various roast meats, salads, vegetables, cheese, which all looked a bit tired, or the a la carte (£25 each on the golf deal, you pay the extra above that). Had a fabulous steak cooked to perfection and husband's duck was very good. Wine very reasonable and some good choices available. Rejected the a la carte pudding and opted for buffet cheese. Wrong choice. But overall very favourable experience, as was breakfast, the next day. Large selection of cold and hot plates, the scrambled eggs looked decidely over egged, but with an egg station attendant ready to cook omelette or fried to your liking,they could be ignored. Fresh coffee, tea and juice, DIY toast, but in convivial surroundings, linen tablecloths and helpful staff.

Overall the hotel was a very positive experience. I just wish I could say the same about the golf. we didn't play the Championship course, we played the Aylesford Course and were sadly disappointed. the course was tatty, unkempt and stupidly we didn't realise how close it was to the motorway. The majority of the holes are played parallel to the sound of trucks roaring by. We were disappointed. I assume serious golfers would play the Arden and therefore not be bothered by the noise, as the Championship course does not follow the motorway. I would hope as well, that the green and tees fair better than those on the Aylesford.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2009

We arrived at the Marriott on the Thursday evening tired after a long day with two young children in tow to find our booking for three nights through Superbreaks had not been received by the hotel (Another story if you want to look up Superbreaks; I would never book through them again!)

The receptionist was excellent and having contacted Superbreaks on my mobile she was more than willing to get us booked in to our room, despite I think this may have caused them an issue for Saturday night bookings.

Our room was smart and well decorated and furnished and two double beds. Mini bar and all the bits and pieces you would expect in a good Hotel.

We had three excellent night stays at the hotel using the pool in the evenings which the kids loved. Travelling around from this location was so easy just five minutes bacck onto the M42.

The staff at all times were very attentive and helpful and the kids loved the breakfast each morning and despite the dining room being really busy especially Saturday and Sunday morning. The staff were excellent very polite and attentive and nothing was too much trouble especially for the children too.

There is work going on at the moment creating a new bar are and this reflects in a smaller bar area only being available which gets very crowded but I am sure once the alterations are complete this will only enhance further what is an excellent Hotel. My thanks to the staff for a great weekend.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club

Address: Maxstoke Lane | Meriden, Birmingham CV7 7HR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Birmingham
#17 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#24 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#41 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: £61 - £198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club 4*
Number of rooms: 214
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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