The Great Barr

Pear Tree Drive, Newton RoadBirminghamB43 6HSUnited Kingdom
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About The Great Barr

The Great Barr Hotel is conveniently located just off the M6 motorway, 6 miles from the centre of Birmingham and less than twenty miles from Birmingham International Airport and the NEC.

En-suite rooms and suites are pleasantly furnished to include free Wi-Fi, colour television, beverage making facilities, desk, hairdryer and toiletries.

Dry cleaning, room service, permanently available front desk, wheelchair access, safe and free parking, feature here.  Conference, meeting, social and wedding facilities are also to be found at The Great Barr.

The Palm Court Restaurant is air conditioned and hosts guests’ breakfast choices in addition to a varied menu for evening dining.  The Oak Bar offers a relaxing atmosphere; open fire, real ales and extensive bar choices.

A feature is the free, secure parking for in excess of two hundred cars.  Covered by CCTV cameras, the security gates are locked every night.


Pear Tree Drive, Newton Road, Birmingham, B43 6HS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(121)3571141 | Fax: +44(121)3577557 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Really outstanding food.

Breakfast and later dining are both of really impressive quality and choice. An unexpected but very welcome feather in the hotel’s cap.

Always pleasant staff.

Very accommodating and helpful; they perform their duties efficiently as instanced by the cleanliness throughout and the seemingly smooth running of every aspect of the operation.

Wi-Fi improvements.

Regular guests will notice a marked improvement. Easy to operate via password, Wi-Fi is now much more efficient and a real boon, particularly for those visiting business guests.

Negative Reviews

Heating has a mind of its own.

Some concern in this direction as, on a hot summer day, the heating system is churning heat out with no apparent way of controlling it.

No sound insulation.

If there is any, it’s not very effective. It’s almost like sharing a room with the folk next door.

Not a great bar idea.

The bar closes at 11pm which is an obvious drawback for business people returning after evening commitments. Bottled beers etc; are available from the night porter but it’s not quite the same.

Rating Overview

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7.4 out of 10 based on 480 reviews