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3.7 out of 5

"Really comfortable beds. Helpful staff. Wonderful breakfast. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 09 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they can't get enough of The Great Barr Hotel's great location. During your stay, you'll be close to Arena Birmingham. Features include free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus a restaurant. This 3-star hotel has 92 rooms over 3 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a deep-soaking bathtub in each room.

  • All rooms offer deep-soaking bathtubs, 24-hour room service and TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • English breakfast offered for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • Guests have great things to say about the helpful staff and the location
  • 13 minutes by car from StarCity and 14 minutes from Aston University
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£46* Per night/room 21 Feb - 22 Feb

Double Room, 5 course gala meal for 2, dancing and entertainment till late.

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Single Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Great Barr Hotel ratings based on 9 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Great Barr Hotel

Business (2) Couples (2) Family (2) Other (3)
4 out of 5
Really comfortable beds. Helpful staff. Wonderful breakfast.

Posted by on 9 Jul 2019

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4 out of 5
Toilet seat loose Gareden view!!! Full of weeds No heating on n in room

Posted by on 17 Apr 2019

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2 out of 5


Friendly staff and a decent breakfast buffet gave a great impression but were let down by no towels in the room and a terrible smell of urine in the bathroom.

Posted by on 20 Feb 2016

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2 out of 5

load of rubbish

I was informed that I could not get a cup of coffee in the Bar when I arrived, coffee was supplied if my room but being slightly disabled I could not reach it as it was in a draw almost on the floor. I was informed that I could not have anything to eat as they did not serve food until 7:30 so back up to my room, 7:30 came and I was informed that it would take up to 3/4 of an hour for a bowel of chilli. at that I called it a night, or so I thought, the walls were so thin I could hear something like an Irish Banshee shouting outside in the corredore then some body shouting I cannot find my pyjamas, all this at 01:00 in the morning. Tried to get back to sleep but the lights in the corredore kept going on and off it was like Blackpool Illuminations, finally it was time to get up and I could not get out quick enough.

Posted by on 2 Feb 2016

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3 out of 5

Value for money

Friendly helpful staff, clean and comfy room, evening meal was only OK.

Posted by on 7 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

lovely retreat for reflection

In line with the rating no more no less, nice place, cool, silent, excellent for all maner of holidays, work etc. Staff are wonderfull

Posted by on 21 Sep 2014

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4 out of 5

Good clean hotel with a bar

We stayed here as a stepping stone to break up a long journey. The bed and breakfast deal for 2 was only £65 The hotel room was clean with a good shower and other amenities: the double bed was comfortable. The hotel was overall presentable but there was a noticeable damp fusty smell in the lower ground floor corridor. The bar served tasty food at reasonable price but there are plenty take always within 5 mins and even a carvery restaurant nearby. The only negative we have is the staff who didn't really engage with us at all.. Even the girl on reception when we checked out could even be bothered to put down her personal mobile phone to process our check out!!

Posted by on 15 Nov 2013

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5 out of 5

Great Barr Hotel

5th/6th visit to the hotel - good value for money - very good breakfast choice. Easy to reach and on site parking. Staying while competing in Alexander Stadium in British Masters.

Posted by on 17 Sep 2013

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4 out of 5

Gute Preis/Leistung

Für den Preis ein sehr gutes Hotel mit Parkplatz in Birmingham. Wir waren nur auf der Durchreise nach Schottland vor Ort und dafür war es für den Preis sehr gut. Vielen Dank nochmal.

Posted by on 20 Sep 2014

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly The Great Barr Hotel. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Birmingham hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 92 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Birmingham (BHX) (29.2 km / 18.2 mi)
  • Train station: Birmingham Hamstead Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Great Barr Hotel offers 92 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit with a deep soaking bath and hairdryers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Deep-soaking tub
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Television
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy English breakfast for a fee.

On-site venue – This bar serves lunch and dinner.

Palm Court Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 10.0 per day.


  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 20 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Barr Hotel
  • Great Barr Birmingham
  • Great Barr Hotel
  • Great Barr Hotel Birmingham
  • Hotel Great Barr
  • The Great Barr Hotel Hotel
  • The Great Barr Hotel Birmingham
  • The Great Barr Hotel Hotel Birmingham

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.