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“Amazing hospitality”
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Gayton B&B
Ranked #21 of 53 Solihull B&B and Inns
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Amazing hospitality”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

I go to the NEC regularly to visit trade shows. I chose to stay at John's B&B for two nights, because of its close proximity to NEC, it is only 3 minutes away on the train from NEC and the train ticket only cost 1.9 pounds each way. During my stay at John's B&B, I was more than pleased with the hospitality that I received. John went out of the way to make sure I am well looked after and all my needs are met. Throughout my stay, I was made feel so welcome and so at home. Due to the late train arrival on Sunday night, John kindly offered to pick me up at NEC. His partner and he cooked me lovely breakfast every morning. They are ever so friendly and accommodating. The house is a hidden gem, it is tastefully decorated, and the rooms are very spacious, comfortable and clean indeed, and only 2 minutes walk to the Hampton-in-Arden train station. I would not hesitate to recommend this B&B to anyone who travels to NEC or Birmingham.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Great Harwood
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

A room was booked for a business trip for a colleague travelling with our Director to the Waste Recycling convention in Birmingham. We were asked a time of arrival on the day, which we gave as 5.30pm. On the day, my colleagues finished earlier and arrived at the B & B earlier than anticipated. The B & B was locked up and we tried phoning the B & B on and off for an hour and a half, with no luck. It was pouring down with rain and my colleague gave up in frustration and left at 6.10pm as nobody had arrived, despite us saying 5.30pm arrival. My colleague came home, missing the second day of the conference.
I phoned the B & B the next day and spoke to John who was most unhelpful and rude. I was told that I was lying about the arrival times and telephone calls and that I in fact had spoilt his night as he waited in all night for our arrival.
I cannot comment on the accommodation or services offered as we didn't get to sample them. All I will say is that John's customer service was appalling.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Selby
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

Stayed for one night whilst seeing a show at the NEC. Station was a 5 min walk if that and NEC is the next stop along. Very convenient! The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast lovely and the hosts were very accomodating. Would stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

John was very friendly and location is great for nec. Station 2mins walk from his house and nec is next stop. Journey takes 3 mins if that! However, you are essentially sleeping over on a couples home so use of the bathroom in the morning could be problematic with owners and guests vying for the shower at the same time! Breakfast was delicious and the cake. But i arrived late as I struggled to find it in the dark.... I was looking for b&b signs, but instead pulled up to a home in a tucked away residential street, so felt like I was intruding essentially. I didn't expect this but then again I'm not paying hotel prices so I shouldn't face expected a reception desk when I walked into the landing a living room. Overall basic rooms but free wifi is a necessity as there is next to NO signal in the house with certain mobile providers- but not the owners fault .

  • Stayed May 2013
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Just stayed here for three nights. John is just fab, very friendly, very easy going, very funny. Had the full cooked breakfast with propper sauge and bacon, egg was always perfect.

I was visiting the NEC, which was about 10 mins drive max with no traffic. There is a train station stright to the NEC within a five min walk.

Overall clean, spacious room and lovely owner. Would definately stay again.

ps gave me home made lemon cake when I arrived !!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

I travelled to an event in NEC on my own and needed to stay somewhere overnight. I was impressed by everyone's positive comments about Gayton B&B and decided to book a room there. John, the host, greeted me with a cup of tea and home made cake which I found just lovely! I then spent an evening relaxing with a book and chatting with John. It felt as if I was staying at someone's house whom I had known for a while! In the morning I had delicious breakfast cooked by John with two other guests who had stayed overnight. John made sure to ask me how I usually have my breakfast, what I like and what not.

Very much recommended, especially if you are attending NEC. The B&B is only 3 minutes walk from the station. And it takes only 3 minutes by train from Birmingham International.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Broxburn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2012

Just returned today from Gayton B+B.Fantastic location for our visit to the NEC,train station 5mins walk,trains every half hr to Birmingham.Immaculate accomodation,with the warmest welcome we have ever had!cup of tea and homemade goodies on arrival,excellent breakfast,with homemeade apple and pear compote with greek yoghurt,an ample English Breakfast with locally sourced products,really sorry we didnt find this gem of a place sooner!but will be going back again soon.I went as part of a couple but would happily stay on my own as a single female.Can only say thanks John for having us and hope to be back soon!!Fiona Fraser

Room Tip: 2 Doubles and one single to coose all of high quality
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gayton B&B
Address: 34 Meriden Road, Solihull B92 0BT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull
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Ranked #21 of 53 B&Bs / Inns in Solihull
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gayton B&B 2.5*
Number of rooms: 2
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