Bloc Hotel Birmingham3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Good location and price, we booked the smallest room with no window. The size is as advertised really, there is a small amount of space as you walk in before you reach the bed. Enough room for 2 people to get ready and have our small amount of luggage for 3 nights. Lighting is quite low but not a massive issue, nice on an evening. Bed is large and comfortable. Was disappointed to see the temperature control panel had come off the wall, it still worked but poor maintenance and annoyed to use when it kept falling off the wall. The wet room has no 'lip' so a fair amount of water came out and we had to put a towel down to stop our luggage getting wet. After our first night I noticed something in the corner of where the 'window' sized space is on the wall so lifted the 'blind' to find a piece of chewing gum stuck in the corner, very disgusting to think we slept next to that! Mentioned we would like an extra towel for the water that comes out the wet room, the heating panel fixing/looking at and the chewing gum cleaning to the guy on reception and got no apology from him, just said eww about the chewing gum and that he could over ride the heating from reception, which wasn;t out issue. Returned that evening to find no extra towel, heating panel bits still off the wall and chewing gum stuck there despite house keeping having been in to change sheets etc! Very disappointing, had to go back down to reception where the lady did apologise and changed our room. We had to pack our stuff and move a floor up, but was very happy when we got in there to see she had kindly upgraded us to a larger room with a window. We were happy we got tea/coffee facilities (bit steep that you have to pay £1 for this in reception when not offered in smaller rooms), window so better lighting and the wet room has a 'lip' so no leakage. However, the room was rather dusty, the TV didn't show the channels/guide so had to look up a TV guide and press buttons till we found the right channel but not a big issue. The iPad which controls the temp/one of the lights wasn't working which we didn't realise until late when one of the bright lights wouldn't turn off and it was a bit cold, but called reception and two gentlemen kindly came up right away and re set it. Wouldn't stay again and service/maintenance wasn't the best, would've been 2 stars if it wasn't for the receptionist who upgraded our room. Didn't catch a name badge or would give her a name mention.
just wanted to make sure that the lovely Maya gets some recognition for her customer service this weekend!I was a very stress out close to tears master student on Sunday night she helped me sort my tech issues and did some vital (last minute) printing for me!as well as sorting out my room etc so I could have a desk! would most definitely stay in the bloc again great location and perfect rooms!the showers are amazing! and the customer service is just the icing on the cake!!
As I was staying for 8 nights while volunteering in Birmingham I had to upgrade to an apartment as the room I had booked was even smaller than I had expected. However this hotel is in a quiet location in the jewellery quarter but still close to the city centre. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The room controls are on a tablet on the wall which is great until the WiFi goes down, as happened during my visit, and you can’t control the lights or air con. The microwave is in a cupboard above the sink which meant I had to stand on a chair to use it. The bed is king sized and very comfortable but there is little storage - just a rail for hanging clothes so I had to live out of my suitcase for 8 days.
The room was amazing - neat, with a huge bed (a ~2.30m long king-size), which was also very comfortable. Everything is beautifully designed, and caters perfectly for the solo traveller or an adult couple: taking a shower while watching the flat screen TV through the glass wall is great, but probably not ideal if you travel with children, despite the mid-riff matte section of the bathroom enclosure. I was able to work on my bed for several hours, so the lack of a large table is not an issue. The receptionist, Valentina, was very helpful, sorting out the checkout in seconds and calling a taxi, which arrived in less than 2 min. The Italian manager was also enthusiastic and professional.
Me and my Boyfriend love this hotel!! We stay in a hotel to at least once a month in Birmingham and this Best one we have stayed in. For one night it’s exactly what you need!! Love the king size bed, air conditioning and the mood lighting 😉 The wet room, the water doesn’t drain or dry out that fast and the loo gets wet. But apart from that the shower is amazing, just don’t wear socks after someone been for a shower 😊 No restaurant Either Eat out for order takeout but bring your own cutlery and hotel don’t have it!
Room was small but clean. Having no window was a bit weird, would pay more for a window next time. Bed was comfy. Staff reasonably helpful, if a bit disinterested. Worth a go if looking for something cheap.
The room is very small, but knew what we were getting when we booked. Bathroom windows a bit see through if the person outside is standing up, this would maybe make some people uncomfortable. The wet room definitely is just that, best to have a shower when you won't need to use the bathroom again as everything gets wet. Overall the room was very comfortable and more than sufficient for a couple of nights, would stay again.
We loved the bloc! Really trendy, quick, pleasant service, convenient location. good coffee shop over the road. Helpful staff that ordered us a taxi. Vending machines that you can access 24hr.. Really enjoyed it, will be back next time we are in Birmingham!
This hotel is in a good location, only a few minutes walk from restaurants and bars in the Jewellery Quarter. It's also not far (10/15 minutes walk) from either the city centre or Broad Street. Unknown to us when we booked is that the hotel offers discounts at some of the local restaurants - we'd already booked for Viceroy Tandoori and got 10% off for staying at Bloc. The rooms are compact and the bed can only be accessed from one side, but they are more than adequate for a short stay. And for the price I don't think I've stayed in a trendier hotel than this. We are regular visitors to Birmingham and shall definitely look at staying here again.
I was in a windowless room, it’s cheaper and doesn’t sound great, but it was great. The room was small, bijou if you prefer, quite swanky. I especially liked how it didn’t feel claustrophobic, clever use of mirrors. Excellent WiFi, speeds, tv and two bottles of mineral water. The mattress is slightly on the soft side, and the rooms aren’t as insulated for noise, as one may wish. I stayed in the middle of the week, so it wasn’t a problem for me, but it might be an issue at weekends with possible hen and stag parties? The hotel has a little booklet of vouchers for some local, Jewellery Quarter restaurants, typically 10% off food. Though, I think the best thing about the place is that it is opposite Ottos, which serves fantastic rustic wood fired pizzas!
- Walking distance to Arena Birmingham and Birmingham Cathedral
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Bloc Hotel Birmingham places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Arena Birmingham and Birmingham Cathedral. This 105-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, coffee/tea in a common area, and a 24-hour front desk. Centrally located in Birmingham, the hotel is also a short walk from Victoria Square and Big Brum.
For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.
All 105 air-conditioned rooms provide desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and free toiletries.
Bloc Hotel Birmingham offers free WiFi in public areas and coffee in a common area. Offsite parking is available for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready.
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82.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1042 reviews