The Elms Hotel & Spa
Why We Love It
- This manor-house hotel is near the Wyre Forest Nature Reserve
- There's a spa & indoor pool, plus an indoor/outdoor hydro pool
- This is a family-friendly hotel, but the restaurant is adults-only in the evenings
"It's like home, but better, with more space and more toys" -- The Guardian
91% (22 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
The Elms Hotel & Spa is set in a manor house built in 1710, in 10 acres of grounds. It's an hour's drive from Birmingham, and around 15 minutes from the Wyre Forest Nature Reserve, where you'll find many walking trails and Go Ape, a high-wire treetop challenge. Witley Court and Gardens is less than 10 minutes' drive, and the West Midland Safari Park and Severn Valley Steam Railway are less than 30 minutes' drive.
At the hotel, there is a croquet lawn, tennis courts, a tree swing and a trail to follow around the gardens. Many of the herbs, vegetables and fruit used in the restaurant are grown here, and the greenhouse has more exotic plants, including Venus flytraps. The spa is free to use and has a sauna, a steam room, an ice fountain and a thermal suite, plus there's an indoor pool and a hydro pool that is half indoors and half outdoors.
Bedrooms are furnished in a country-house style. Most are in the main house but there are six in a modern annexe. Wi-Fi is free. Some rooms are dog friendly by prior arrangement for £15 per night.
On Sunday mornings, there's a breakfast club where little ones are looked after by nursery staff to give parents a much-needed lie-in. Later on, the Garden Café serves a relaxed menu all day, including a high tea for children each afternoon. Little ones are also welcome in the Library Bar, which is cosy with an open fire and dark wood. The Brookes restaurant is adults-only in the evenings, but has an early sitting for children.
Families are more than welcome here -- there is an Ofsted-registered crèche offering guests a free 2-hour session per day, outdoor play areas to explore, early dinner times and tailored menus. Mums and dads are well looked after, too, with adults-only dinners in the restaurant. Older children will be taken with the Xboxes, the air-hockey machine and the DVD library in the games room.
- "The Elms is one of the group of Luxury Family Hotels... dedicated to entertaining parents by keeping the children happy" -- The Daily Telegraph
- Infant cots / cribs
- Kids' club
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Games room
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- 100% smoke-free
- No elevator / lift
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour security
- Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception
- Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
- Central heating
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- DVD / CD player & library
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Internet access
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3:00pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge, for infants aged 2 and under. Extra bed available on request, free of charge, for children up to 16 years of age. This does not include breakfast. Breakfast will be charged as taken. Charges will be added to your bill. There is no extra bed available for adults.
Dogs are allowed on request and will be charged at £15 per pet, per night, in Coach House rooms only.
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
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(22 Member Reviews)