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“Absolute gem.”

Black Firs Guesthouse
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Black Firs Guesthouse
BRIDGWATER
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Absolute gem.”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Perfectly located for the NEC to watch some bloke called Robbie Williams.! Could not have wished for a better place. The welcome we received was warm and friendly, the property was beautiful and our stay just got better from there. The reception and lounge area were very tastefully appointed and airy.We were shown to our room and were very pleased to find a little gem.From tea and coffee facilities, bottled water,plenty of storage and hanging space and a small but very functional and very clean shower room. Did I mention the bed? A big warm cuddle is the best description I can think of.Great nights sleep.All in all a fantastic room.If I was to find any downside I would just be being extremely picky so I wont.
From the lounge area the garden was an absolute oasis. Being a smoker it is always nice to have somewhere to get away from those that don't. Being half the size of a football pitch and incredibly well maintained, sitting out there in absolute peace and quiet was very therapeutic.
Almost forgot.... the breakfast was amazing. Cooked to order while you enjoy cereal, juices, tea or coffee and toast. Fresh, very well presented, tasty and leisurely.
Sadly we were only staying the one night, but if we are ever in the area again this would be our first choice.

Room Tip: Room 8 we had didn't appear to have a shaver socket. but we didn't look very hard!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank IainandJulie
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julieelizabethmatthe, Owner at Black Firs Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello Julie, Thank you very much for taking the time on your very kind review, It was lovely to meet you both, Glad to here you both enjoyed your concert, Hope to see you again in the near future, And hope to stop in your hotel one day, Warmest wishes Julie and Tracey.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I couldn't speak highly enough of this wonderful guest house. My husband and I were here for three nights. The room was extremely comfortable, the breakfast was absolutely delicious and the service was so friendly and attentive. Look no further if you need to stay in Birmingham because you will not find better than this. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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julieelizabethmatthe, Owner at Black Firs Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello Melinda and dale, Thank you for the very kind positive review, Love to here guests coming back to England after 31 touring around and catching up with family, With very warm wishes Julie, Thank you for choosing to stay at black-firs.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

It's the little things that make the difference here. Stayed there one night prior to event at NEC perfectly located for this. Julie could not have been more accommodating, made 3 phone calls to get us a table for dinner somewhere. The breakfast set us up for the day and her sister was also v.friendly providing us with a lovely service and the whole place was spotless. The bed was extremely comfortable and the little things that made the difference could be found in the bathroom with all the lovely good quality complimentary toiletries. Forgot your toothbrush not a problem, other half forgot his shaver not a problem, even a fluffy towel robe provided, not that I christened it, it looked v.happy hanging behind the door. I even got a phone call when I left to say I had left my sunglasses behind so proximity to NEC meant it was easy to pop back (thank you). Black firs is cosy and personal and for value for money has got to be hard to beat. Would stay again without hesitation and if for longer than 12 hours might even snuggle up in that bathrobe. Thank you Julie and sister (sorry can't remember your name) for perfect start to birthday surprise celebration weekend for the other half, we had a lovely weekend.

Room Tip: We requested quiet room and got a lovely view of the garden
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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julieelizabethmatthe, Owner at Black Firs Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello Debra, Thank you for your very kind review, Glad to here you enjoyed your concert at the LG Arena, And the Garden show at the N-E-C, Hope to meet you both again in the near Future Warmest wishes Julie and Tracey.
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We were in Birmingham for a 2 day visit to Gardener's World Live at the NEC (my birthday gift) and wanted to be close to the NEC but not on the airport and NEC site. We booked this guest house because of the previous guest reviews and were sooooo pleased we did. This has to be one of the best places we have stayed, Julie made us feel so welcome. The double room we had was spotlessly clean, the bed comfortable and overlooked the beautiful back garden, and the only noise was birdsong. The breakfast was excellent and set us up for the day. The guest lounge is great and we were able to share a bottle of wine and good conversation with Julie and another couple on our last night. A really lovely place to stay and would highly recommend this `home from home` guest house. Thanks Julie for making us so welcome.
Caroline & Keith

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the garden are quiet with no noise from the road.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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julieelizabethmatthe, Owner at Black Firs Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello Caroline and Keith ,Hope you both are well, Thank you for taking the time on your very kind review, So pleased to here you both enjoyed your stay, And your Trip to the BBC Gardner's World,Warmest Wishes Julie.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here a couple of weeks ago as we were going to the Chelsea Flower Show on the Orient Express from Birmingham International Station (my surprise Christmas present). I searched for a hotel nearby but was looking for one less corporate with a more intimate atmosphere. I came across the reviews for Black Firs and decided to book as they were so good.
When we arrived we were greeted by Julie and upgraded from the room allocated to a 'superior double' without even having to ask! From the minute we arrived to leaving 2 days later, we were made to feel so welcome and really well looked after. From the spotless room, lovely bedding and fab breakfast, Julie made sure our trip one to remember - she even shared a bottle of wine with us when we returned from Chelsea - she's definitely earned that 'Best Landlady' crown without a doubt.
I would definitely recommend this guest house over any of the hotels in the locality and will definitely return in the future - thanks a million Julie xx

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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julieelizabethmatthe, Owner at Black Firs Guesthouse, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Hello Sandra, Thank you for taking the time on your very kind review, Glad you both enjoyed the chelsea flower show, I enjoyed your company it was like meeting two good friends, would love to welcome you back in the near future, keep well, xx Julie.
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

This has to be the best B and B Guest House that we have stayed at in the UK. We normally stay in a hotel when just overnight for concerts but on this occasion we decided on staying at a B and B as they are much better than hotels.We were greeted with a smile from Julie the owner who is a wonderful, warm and friendly lady who made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The room was beautiful, the bed very comfortable and very quiet and peaceful room. When we went to breakfast, Tracey who helps Julie, greeted us with a lovely smile. Breakfast was delicious with lots of choice of fruit juices, cereals, fresh fruits and a hot breakfast choice cooked to perfection including the toast. So many places do not seem able to actually toast bread properly, usually hardly toasted so tastes like warm bread, but Julie's toast looks and tastes like toast. Coffee was superb. All in all an excellent place to stay and if we ever plan to stay in the area again we would without hesitation give Julie a call. Thank you Julie for making our stay so enjoyable. Natalie and Kevin :)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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julieelizabethmatthe, Owner at Black Firs Guesthouse, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Hello Lucy, Thank you for taking the time on your very kind comments, Glad you both enjoyed you concert, Hope to see you again on your next visit to Birmingham LG Arena, Warmest wishes Julie.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Booked a guest house as alternative to our usual 4* hotel .... Really pleased with the decision. Helpful advice on getting to and from the arena.
But the best was to come.......Breakfast
Two fabulous breakfasts way better than the hotel buffet usual offered at a hotel
Would recommend this for a trip to the arena.... But give yourself a bit of time to get there

Room Tip: Julie works long days .... Worth a call to talk about what she can offer to help;-)
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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julieelizabethmatthe, Owner at Black Firs Guesthouse, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Hello Lucy, Hope you are well, Thank you so much for your very kind review, I know you must be busy, Glad to here you enjoyed your concert, You know were we are if you visit Birmingham again, Warmest Wishes Julie.
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Property: Black Firs Guesthouse
Address: 113 Coleshill Road, Marston Green, Solihull B37 7HT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Solihull > Marston Green
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Marston Green
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Firs Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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