I've noticed a number of recent positive reviews about this Guest House, but unfortunately my experience was not as enjoyable.
I arrived at about 6pm to be led upstairs, down a dark, unlit corridor to my room, which was clean enough if a bit dated.
My first bone of contention was the toilet, which had some unpleasant marks at the bottom of the basin. I can understand how anyone cleaning the toilet might have missed this, as the cistern had one of those ghastly blue tablets, which makes it virtually impossible to view the toilet bowl. The rest of the bathroom was OK, although there was a layer of grime at the top of the -very handy- shower caddy. The shower itself lacked oomph, but did the job.
I had a very bad nights sleep, which was due in the main to the very warm and oppressive weather that we had in July. The bed was comfy enough, but I had to sleep with the window open, and as the B & B is situated very close to Birmingham Airport, it meant that my sleep was severely interupted by the steady flow of airport traffic. Perhaps outside of the summer season, this might not be so bad, especially if you can get away with the window being closed.
Breakfast was not great either. I came downstairs to find one table set, so I plonked myself down. There was already some toast there, which I assume was meant for me, together with a glass of fresh orange, but when I lifted the glass, the place mat stuck to it. The cooked was OK, but I've certainly had better.
I didn't think £58 was particularly good value for this place and I certainly wouldn't rush back, although I'm always open to the fact that anyone can just have one of those experiences, but as someone who travels a lot, I found the whole place tired and dated.
I also tried the newly opened Indian restaurant in the village. Once again, I was left disappointed, as my lamb dish was quite obviously re-heated meat which was tough and a bit grizzly. My poppadoms were fine! The two guys opposite me had a mountain of food and seemed to enjoy it. Perhaps I was just unlucky with my dish, although I expected better from an Indian in Brummie land.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quality bed and breakfast 1.5 miles from National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and 2 miles from Birmingham Airport. Holiday and business parking available. Various en-suite rooms include twin, single, double, family, and double suite with whirlpool en-suite also a triple room which is not en-suite but has its own personal shower room. Full English breakfast is included with cereal, fruit and yogs. Walking distance to Marston Green railway station only 1 stop to NEC/Airport and takes 3 mins. Birmingham City centre is 14 mins on the train. Close to amenities but not noisy and not under the flight path. Quiet road opposite local church with large parking area to front and overlooking large private garden at rear. Easy access to motorways M6, M42 and A45. Ideal location for exhibitors showing at the National Exhibition Centre. ... more less
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- The White House Quality Bed & Breakfast Marston Green, Solihull, UK