$54 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 20, 2015 Check-out: Sep 21, 2015

Bloc Hotel Birmingham

3 stars
View map of St. Paul's, Caroline Street, Birmingham, B3 1UG

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
10 reviews
What a find

Sometimes it pays off to have a look away from the big brand names that everyone knows - this was a... See full review

  • Tristan J.
  • May 28, 2015
Always great

This was my second stay in Bloc and it did not fail to impress again - great price, plenty of space... See full review

  • Tristan J.
  • May 28, 2015
When it comes to staying in a city hotel there are a couple of ways to go. Either you choose budget or boutique. You know what you're getting with both. But that probably means you've made a compromise somewhere along the way. Good news, there is another way. It's absolutely possible to get luxury on a budget. You just need to apply a little creative thinking. Hotel adapted building techniques and technology from around the globe, including Japan, where it's common for hotel rooms to be built off site then stacked and wrapped to compliment their environment. Hotel have brought some of that wisdom to the UK so that building a Bloc takes less than half the time of a traditionally built hotel. That's not all. Hotel commissioned some studies to ask guests exactly what they want. One of the findings was that during short stays guests don't normally unpack their bags, removing the need for excessive storage facilities and desk space. They also told hotel that they prefer not to eat in budget hotels, so hotel build Blocs close to nice restaurants and bars so that they're easy for guests to access them. All of this means significant savings. Savings hotel can pass on, giving you the things you really want from your stay with the hotel. Things like really powerful drench showers, super fast Wi-Fi, luxury linen, state-of-the-art flat screen HD LED TVs, plus fresh locally sourced pastries and Nespresso coffee from self-serve machines. Don't just take the word for it. Hotel called on some expert help from a Scandinavian sleep institute, to help determine exactly what temperature is right for the perfect night's sleep (18 to 20 degrees is the accepted optimum temperature with 40% humidity). The air conditioning technology ensures the environment is just right at all times. Use of specialist sound insulation and noise reduction materials, along with luxurious cotton sheets make the rooms extremely comfortable spaces to be in. There's an Italian tiled wet room and drench shower, which allows perfect temperature control and a water pressure way in excess of industry standards. Then there's your connection to the world outside. Hotel fitted super-fast Wi-Fi, and the latest 32inch inch HD LED flat screen TVs. Let's not forget the bed. Every room has a top of the range king size double mattress with pocket spring geometry. Hotel made it easy to store your luggage underneath as well, with some clever space-saving design. Your sleep haven is then finished off with some multi layered Artemide ambient lighting, ensuring that your stay is a relaxing, comfortable and memorable experience.

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Bloc Hotel Birmingham Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE
With a large bed and air conditioning, rooms also feature multi-layered Artemide ambient lighting. Each room also has a sleek Italian-tiled shower room with a power shower. These rooms do not have a window. Room Facilities include: Air Conditioning, Work Desk, Heating, Soundproofing, Tiled / Marble floor, Shower, Toilet, Bathroom, LCD /Plasma /Flat-screen TV.
SUPERIOR - DOUBLE
With a large bed and air conditioning, these rooms also feature a window and multi-layered Artemide ambient lighting. Each room also has a sleek Italian-tiled shower room with a power shower. Room Facilities include: Air Conditioning, Work Desk, Heating, Soundproofing, Tiled / Marble floor, Shower, Toilet, Bathroom, LCD /Plasma /Flat-screen TV.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Services
Laundry service
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • The Pen Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of the Jewellery Quarter: 0.4 mi
  • International Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Hall of Memory: 0.5 mi
  • National Sea Life Center: 0.5 mi
  • St. Phillip's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Victoria Square: 0.5 mi
  • Corporation Street: 0.5 mi
  • Crescent Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Electric Cinema: 0.7 mi
  • Alexandra Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • NIA Birmingham: 0.7 mi
  • The Pen Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of the Jewellery Quarter: 0.4 mi
  • International Convention Center: 0.4 mi
  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Birmingham Repertory Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Hall of Memory: 0.5 mi
  • National Sea Life Center: 0.5 mi
  • St. Phillip's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Symphony Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Victoria Square: 0.5 mi
  • Corporation Street: 0.5 mi
  • Crescent Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Electric Cinema: 0.7 mi
  • Alexandra Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • NIA Birmingham: 0.7 mi
  • Moor Street Railway Station: 0.8 mi
  • Aston University: 0.8 mi
  • Digbeth: 0.9 mi
  • St. Martin in the Bull Ring: 0.9 mi
  • Birmingham Hippodrome: 0.9 mi
  • Birmingham Back to Backs: 0.9 mi
  • Thinktank Planetarium: 0.9 mi
  • The Giant Screen at Millenium Point: 1 mi
  • Birmingham Gay Village: 1.2 mi
  • Aston: 1.3 mi
  • Birmingham New Street Station: 1.3 mi
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses: 1.6 mi
  • Edgbaston: 1.8 mi
  • Edgbaston Cricket Ground: 1.8 mi
  • Aston Hall: 2 mi
  • Midlands Arts Center: 2.2 mi
  • Winterbourne House and Garden: 2.3 mi
  • Birmingham City University: 2.4 mi
  • Cannon Hill Park: 2.4 mi
  • Barber Institute of Fine Arts: 2.6 mi
  • University of Birmingham: 2.7 mi
  • Cadbury World: 4.1 mi
  • Erdington: 4.1 mi
  • Great Barr: 4.9 mi
  • Castle Bromwich: 5.6 mi
  • NEC Birmingham: 8.4 mi
  • National Motorcycle Museum: 8.9 mi
  • Birmingham Nature Center: 9.3 mi
  • Chamberlain Square: 3,459 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
4.3

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lovebeach
Family
N/A
Jul 11, 2015

Different concept, good hotel

Having read good reviews, I booked this hotel for one night and stayed with my daughter. Good location, very clean, helpful reception staff and free street parking over night if you can find a space. Only niggle is that room is quite dark without window, and all mirrors are brown tinted. I love to wear makeups so it was quite difficult to apply eyshadow ect. But the most important factor to choose hotel for me is cleanliness so I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Janine C.
Single
N/A
Jun 6, 2015

Great to be close to uni for exams

Needed to be close to uni for exams. Received a room that reeked of smoke, spoke to front desk (a very friendly male) and was immediately relocated. Did not like the bathroom setup, but was prepared for it. Room very clean. All in all I would stay again for future exams.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tristan J.
Business
London
May 28, 2015

What a find

Sometimes it pays off to have a look away from the big brand names that everyone knows - this was a great find! Good price, lovely area just a short walk from the city centre, and everything I needed during my stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tristan J.
Business
London
May 28, 2015

Always great

This was my second stay in Bloc and it did not fail to impress again - great price, plenty of space even in a smaller room and a lovely area. Managed to wander around the Jewellery Quarter this time and it's a lovely area with lots of interesting pubs, bars and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The serpant
Couples
Wolverhampton
Feb 21, 2015

Great couples break

Hotel was great, very good value for money.staff very friendly and helpful and very happy that Bloc subsidises heavily for parking. Also there was a great live music wine bar within a stones throw.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Billy Bob Perez
Business
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Dec 3, 2014

Great hotel, smart concept!

I love the whole concept. The room was clean and comfortable. The whole infrastructure has a fresh appearance. Great value!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ravi
Single
Cheshire
Jul 22, 2013

Cool place!

Would recommend this to someone looking for a good place and a nice little room. Bed was very cpmforbale, air con was great. Nice little wet room to get showered in. Only downside for me was that my room didn't have a window. I'd suggest calling the hotel and requesting a room with a window; other than that I'd definitely come back! :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karl90
Business
Minnesota
Jan 23, 2013

Great Value

Bloc Hotel hotel offers nice, but very small, rooms at a low price. The rooms were clean and comfortable. I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

I recommend eating breakfast at Pickwick's, about two blocks away from the hotel.

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
naptie
Couples
bath
May 11, 2012

1 night stay

no food on site, no tea or coffee,no air in rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Bloc Hotel Birmingham

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miranda M
Single
North Wales, UK
Feb 7, 2012

Exactly how advertised - Boutique on a Budget

Loved the mood lighting, and the power shower was something else. I only marked the Room Comfort down slightly as I had quite a noisy fan/pump? in the bathroom going all night. But was too tired to care! Only other point - the air was a wee bit drying, you will gallons of water overnight!! Which on the face of it is no bad thing. Very helpful staff who pointed me in the direction of a lovely restaurant so I didn't have too far to walk in the heavy snow. Altogether a very nice experience and will definately go back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of lovely Restaurants/takeaways with a very short distance. Try the Paradise Lagoon Caribbean cafe a short distance to the north opposite a large Tesco Metro.

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