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“Dark, shabby and depressing”
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Tudor Court Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Olton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 9 February 2012

My wife and I booked this hotel through Hotels.com and, of course, paid in advance. However, after only 4 hours there, we left for another hotel with most of that time spent online looking for a different place to stay. The room we were given was furnished with old, dark brown furnIture that looked as if it had come from a second-hand store although the manager, Stephen, tried to claim it was antique. Overall, the impression was of a 1950s boarding house that had not been refurbished since then. That is ironic in that new carpet was being laid in the lobby and up the stairs when we arrived but it was in an old-fashioned paisley-style design. There being only one tiny armchair in the room, with very little room for our two large suitcases - we were in the area from Australia for a trade fair at the NEC- we sat on the bed. As time passed the our view out the window of the brick wall of the house next door only added to the depression brought on by the dingy nature of the room
On both Tripadvisor and hotels.com the majority of reviews were good so, as the rates were good compared to other hotels in the vicinity of the NEC, we booked it. However the one photo of a room on the hotels.com site showed a bright, white room, totally unlike ours.
The manager was a little annoyed when we said we were leaving but on enquiry through hotels.com the following week he did give us a refund but for only 3 days of a 9-day stay. I'm sure he was able to let the room almost immediately, especially with a major event at the NEC.
The whole experience has made us very wary of online reviews and of websites where you pay the total amount upfront. The only positive thing I can say about the Tudor Court is that there is free wi-fi in the rooms. Oh, one more thing, if you do book there, make sure the room booked is ensuite. We didn't notice when booking that the word ensuite isn't included in all room descriptions. When we left, the manager said that we hadn't specified ensuite but had upgraded us. Upgrade! Ha!
Had we stayed we would never have been "up" sufficiently to face customers at the trade fair.
Our advice is to avoid the Tudor Court at all costs.
My advice is to avoid this hotel at all costs

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

I have stayed in this hotel several times with my family whilst visiting Birmingham and have always been very happy with the service and food. The rooms are clean and pleasant the location is ideal for Solihull and there is plenty of parking. In the summer you can sit in the garden and relax. The hotel has plenty of character and is typical of houses of that period so no bland theme pub style decor to bore you.

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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

Found the proprietors (husband and wife I think) friendly enough but so much else was lacking, and I could have done much better by sticking to the traditional budget Hotel brand names more convenient to the NEC.

A major refurbishment, opening the bar (which remains closed at all times it seems), and a better quality cooked breakfast with a menu or presented options rather than asking a guest to say what they would like from a blank canvass would go a long way towards bringing this guest house back up to the mark.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

I have stayed here a number of times on business and always have a relaxed night and good home cooked breakfast in the morning. Free Wifi is also included.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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1  Thank Mike_C111
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Reviewed 7 December 2015
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Room Tip: Stanza 6 all'ultimo piano da evitare assolutamente
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2015
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Room Tip: Voor doorreis geen probleem
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  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank GertdeMooij
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Reviewed 10 September 2014
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled on business
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Thank ilunUk
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Additional Information about Tudor Court Hotel

Address: 77 Kineton Green Road, Olton, Solihull B92 7DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Olton
Amenities:
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Olton
Price Range: £50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tudor Court Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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