Bloc Hotel Birmingham3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I have stayed at this hotel a couple of times now. It is relaxing, very clean and comfortable. Excellent value to. One of the best I have stayed in at any price. It might not suit all (location and lack of catering) but that means it is quiet and unhassled. Would recommend.
Had a great time visting with my sister in law. Location was fabulous, surrounded by quality bars and restaurants in walking distance. Amazing breakfast in cafe across the road. Hotel was excellent value, stylish and had everything we needed. Staff were helpful and courteous. Would definitely visit again. More Bloc Hotels needed in uk locations- love the concept!
We stayed here whilst attending a gig at the Barclaycard Arena. When we walked in I was suprised about how small the room was. However, I felt snug in the bed with the TV in the wall. I had a great nights sleep. Very soft pillows. I do wish they had a kettle with tea & coffee. Instead we had to pay £1 for a tea or coffee in the lobby. Toilet and shower were in the same place and the door separating the toilet and the bed was made of glass. Made me slightly uncomfortable as you can see straight through it. Definitely different to what I'm used to, but overall not bad for one night away. We parked our car behind the hotel for £10 for 24 hours. Plenty of cafés around for breakfast and dinner. We ate at Zizzi on Brindley St which is approx 12-15 mind away. I would recommend if you want a nice hotel near the arena and local amenities.
Near Birmingham city centre. Rooms are small, but not cramped, with a well thought out design. Tea and coffee facilities included. No door to the bathroom/WC, (part of the modernist/minimalist design , I assume), which was not a problem, but some people might prefer a bit more privacy ,(even for a couple together). I had not noticed that breakfast must be pre-ordered when you book and had not done so, but the reception recommended two cafes both open for breakfast within a 2 minutes walk. Both were good. Parking is on the street, free from 6pm to 8am and you can pay and display if you need to park outside of these times. The receptionist warned me that a number homeless people often slept in local multi storey car park and that car break-ins and vandalism had sometimes occurred over night. Reception closes at 23.00, but you can access the hotel with your room key. Good wireless connectivity.
This is along same price range as a travelodge or premier inn but tries to be stylish, however the finish is just cheap. The tap lever came off in my boyfriends hand, the fridge didn't open unless you opened the cupboard next to it first and as we were getting ready to leave (glad we weren't sat there) the heavy cube lampshade just fell from the ceiling and smashed into the table! Convenient for arena and cheap but not great.
I had a very comfortable night at the Bloc Hotel. I have never experienced this hotel concept before but I was pleasantly surprised. The bed was super comfortable with good quality bed linen. I loved the ambient lighting too. And last, but not least, the receptionist was very welcoming.
I stayed at the bloc hotel with my boyfriend, we chose the hotel as it was close to the Barclay card arena and the town center plus it was half the price of other modern hotels (by close I mean a 10/15min walk ) Before arriving I looked at other reviews to try and build a picture in my head of a windowless room done in a small space, their wete lots of people picking holes in stupid things, don't listen to them ! First of all the bloc hotel is absolutly amazing, the room although simple, was very clean and had a extream attention to detail. The tv was perfect size and perfectly located, I love the selection of different lights and there's a storage area under the bed as well as a small desk and chair. The waterfall shower was beyond amazing and the frosted glass door between the wetroom and the sleeping area is more than enough for privacy (and no you can't see though unless you dive lower, in that case why are you sharing your room with a perv? The inside of the wetroom has a massive mirror and so does the outside wall! There are no tea and coffee making facility's but outside for £1 there are x2 vending machine with a selection of confesionary and drinks, the hot drinks from the machine are beyond amazing And there is a massive selection, the mocha was my favourite! and for £1 you can't complain. The room came with enough towels and a powerful hairdryer. There is a thermostat in the room personly id recommend putting it on low and my.only compliant is we couldn't get it any colder than 19°c , But then im used my home which gets to -3° in the winter Oh and the staff were polite! That all said I would come back again in a heart beat, And we will be looking to return for our next visit Oh a tip for new guests : The hotel is happy to hold bags before and after check in and out!! So don't do a us and wonder round with bags 6 hours prior and pay expensive locker fees
I am writing this review from my hotel room. This is around the 10th time I have stayed here in the last 15 months. I visit Birmingham regularly for college and have to stay over 3 or 4 times per term. I have never had a bad experience here. The rooms are always clean and comfortable and the beds are amazing!! The staff are some of the most welcoming and friendly I have come across in the last few years. The prices are extremely reasonable, considering that you get free access to the wi-fi connection too. I don't even bother looking for another hotel now, I just book here every time.
This hotel was great value for money. Our room was upgraded on arrival so I didn't see the basic room but found the one we had to be very clean, modern and very comfortable . It is well located for the Barclaycard arena and has limited but free parking outside after 6pm. Staff were friendly. Couldn't ask for more for the price. Will definitely use again...... in fact I have just booked The Bloc again today for a future comedy event at the Barclaycard arena.
We stayed here whilst visiting Barclaycard Arena. What a great hotel. Located in a quiet area but close enough to park and walk to the venue. Staff really welcoming and friendly. Our room was excellently appointed and immaculately clean for a modest cost. I cannot fault this place.
- Walking distance to Barclaycard Arena and Birmingham Cathedral
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour front desk
Bloc Hotel Birmingham places you in Birmingham City Centre, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Barclaycard Arena and Birmingham Cathedral. This 73-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 73 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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 948 reviews