My wife and I spent two nights at a Baron's Court Hotel while celebrating her fathers 60th birthday in nearby Chasetown. We arrived at about 9pm on a Friday, when a party was in full swing. The hotel entrance to this tutor fronted building on the main road in Walsall wood was already swamped with revellers smoking which was a nuisance, but hardly the hotels fault.
Inside the hotel was clean and modern, if not to my taste with too much glitter, dark furniture and tinted lighting. The receptionist was brilliant, and quickly checked us in and explained where our room was. We were on the third floor and didn't hear a peep from the party all night.
It was a longish walk to the room, down some interestingly decorated corridors with spot lighting, and the room was perfectly fine, clean and spacious enough. The bathroom was particularly modern and well designed.
The receptionist called a local taxi firm on our behalf to get a quote into Lichfield on Firdya night, which was £10, and we trotted off to enjoy our evening.
At breakfast the first morning it took a while for staff to notice us waiting to be seated at the entrance to the brassiere restaurant. Once we were seated, I found our table offered no natural light and the decor continued to play havoc with my sensibilities as glittering diamanté lamps tried to show modern design. We had a better table on the second morning.
Breakfast itself was fine with a wide buffet selection, and my wife really enjoyed her full English saying that the sausages were a real highlight. Unfortunately the tea and coffee from the canteens were weak and tasteless, but there was a fresh hot water canteen and tea bag so it was possible to make your own tea instead. On both mornings there was a problem with toast, as the staff couldn't replenish this as fast as customers were taking it, but the overall quality of the breakfast was fine for the price.
My wife's aunt had suggested that the hotel was supposed to have a spa, but inspection around the back of the hotel revealed that it USED to have a spa, which is now derelict. Never mind.
When we went to check out at 11:00am, check out time, there was only one member of staff on the reception desk and my wife had to wait almost 15 minutes as the receptionist dealt with a slew of guests all at once. This was slightly disappointing, but overall we enjoyed a comfortable, reasonably priced stay. less