Bloc Hotel Birmingham3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
My wife and I visited Birmingham for a weekend in October in order to see Neil Diamond in concert. Booked the Bloc Hotel because it seemed to be in an ideal location between the city centre and the Jewellery Quarter. When I booked the room, I was a little nervous of the "compact" room but I needn't have worried; on arrival, we were upgraded to an apartment which was larger and had a kitchenette area. The hotel was clean and the staff friendly. We were really happy with the location and thoroughly enjoyed our stay
Stayed here for one night on a business trip. This is a simple and efficient hotel. All you need is within two or three paces in the tiny room but very convenient. I ordered myself a Vista Room Plus in order to get a window because I felt staying in a room with no windows seemed a bit claustrophobic. In hindsight that was a bit of a mistake as the room had a row of windows but was COLD and drafty. I turned the air conditioning up to 26 degrees with no discernable difference in temperature and resulted to using the hair dryer to warm my toes after drying my hair. Once under the covers it was fine – in line with the Scandinavian Sleep standard where cool rooms are best for sleeping – just cold for living in!!. The bed was comfortable and big enough for two, and the four pillows were plush. The sheets were clean but thin and not luxurious linens as advertised. It was so thin that you could see the mattress pad sheet so I decided to put a towel down and sleep on that for warmth and as an additional barrier. Add to that – my bed sheet had a rip in it which was frayed so implied they don’t take sheets out of rotation if damaged. The bathroom (I had a normal bathroom with a separate shower – not a wet room) was neat, clean and sterile. The shower was large and had a monsoon shower head which I am generally not a fan of – you can never get enough water pressure to thoroughly clean your hair when you are in a rain shower! The one thing which felt missing was someplace to open your luggage. They don’t have cabinets or shelves here as they determined that most guest live out of their luggage for short stays – and this makes sense but if that is the case, then give us a place to put our luggage on. It can’t go on the table as we use that as a work desk and even that was cluttered with the coffee / tea / kettle items. It can’t go on the bed as we sleep there. Beyond that, there was nothing else but a stool and the desk chair – which I ended up using when I wasn’t on the desk but the luggage kept sliding off. The reception was very nice at check in and hotel concept is good. These little matters need to be ironed out for me to return, but the overall idea is appealing and the value (my room was £80) was not bad.
This place had a really cool design to the room - quite a modern feeling. Two things which were a tad bit problematic: 1) walk in shower is beautiful to look at but once you shower is a bit annoying to use as the whole room is wet 2) the heating wasn't on until we spoke to reception so when we thought we'd come back to a nice warm room it was actually freezing
I was looking for a reasonably priced hotel in central Birmingham and found this. It‘s a cross between a Japanese pod hotel and a normal European one. The room was small - approx 4x3 m max including bathroom, no window, but still comfortable. Obviously a lot of thought had been put into the design. Breakfast was included in the price but was a picnic with coffee from the machine. Alright for a short stay.
Hotel is in a great quiet location just a 10 minute walk to the centre. NCP car park is just down the road and only £7.50 for 24 hours if you ask at reception. The room had a large comfy bed that was very cosy with a tv at the end. No noise at all so we slept well. Very clean. Water bottles supplied and lovely soaps. The bathroom was a struggle. There’s no privacy with the door as it is completely clear glazed. Fine if you are comfortable with the person your staying with but even then it is an issue. Lovely waterfall shower but small so it makes everything wet in the bathroom. Can’t keep anything in there. The water was leaking out on to the carpet. Small room with no storage but not an issue if your only staying for a night. Can’t complain much for the price. We had a lovely stay. Had a lovely breakfast at the Saint Kitchen Just down the road on Saint Paul’s square. Would definitely recommend if only for a quick stay.
I enjoyed my stay at Bloc Birmingham, I was travelling alone and paid the extra for a window room. Had I been travelling as a couple I think I may have found the room too cramped but alone it was ideal for the price. The shower room was a wet room which was different but workable, although being so created a lot of steam which crept into the bedroom as there was no ventilation. The wet floor wasnt dangerous but caused problems when needing to brush teeth, hair etc before leaving. The bed was comfortable and had plenty of pillows, Im 6ft 2 and the bed was big enough, I was slightly worried when I saw that it was the exact measurements of the room in length but it wasnt an issue. Overall Id stay again if alone but would have to upgrade to a bigger room as a couple. Close to the tramway too which was ideal.
Check in was smooth and quick and I was given room 222. This room must qualify as one of the smallest hotel rooms in UK. As you enter the room the window is facing you and the king size bed is in front of window, with a TV built into wall at bottom of bed. The distance from the door to the bed is round 10 ft and the room at this point as you enter is about 3ft. There are 2 hooks to hang clothes and that is it. No where to store any bags etc except under bed The bathroom is off to right as you enter and is "we style room with a monsoon shower. As such the whole bathroom gets soaked when you have a shower, toilet seat, toilet paper Now I was there myself and for 1 night so for me it was OK, but for 2 people could be a bit of a squeeze You after to order your breakfast pack the night before. I did not order so have no idea what it consists of. There is no restaurant nor do you get any tea/coffee facilities in room. Bed was king size and was very comfy. As for the walls Oh dear. Around 00.30 some guest arrived in a nearby room and you could hear every word they said, it was very loud, After about 20 mins they stopped talking, Great, eh no, on went the music and boy was it loud. After a further 20 mins off went the music, great, eh no, they started talking again then music went back on and this continued on and off until around 2.00. No phone in room either to call reception and I could not be bothered going downstairs to reception. Next morning asked reception to call me a taxi at 8.00. A few minutes they said. At 8.15 no taxi so I spoke with reception again, it will be here in 3 minutes. 8.30 a taxi finally arrived but not for me. 8.31 another taxi appeared again not for me but for a young lady also going to rail station. Luckily she asked if I wanted to share. I appreciate that the taxi part is outwith their control, but annoyingly there is a taxi company about 200 metres from hotel, could they not use them Overall a very poor experience only pass marks for shower and a decent bed
I stayed here for 1 night whilst on business in the city as my usual hotel was unavailable. It’s location is pretty central in St Paul’s just a short 10min walk from the main centre. The check in was slow although the staff were really friendly & apologised for the delay, a nice pleasant reception area but I think is the only communal area in the whole hotel ie there is no restaurant or bar. Just a coffee machine and a few sofas / chairs. The room was small, very small. Just enough room to open the door and not fall over the bed or your bag. But it was a modern room, contemporary, good quality, clean, comfortable and warm (winter visit so important). It was also pretty quiet and I slept well. The room had a TV at the end of the bed, a wet room and toilet which I’d describe as cosy but means you get the rest of the room wet once you’ve had a shower - not ideal! There is no breakfast offering, or at least I wasn’t offered one. Generally though, considering the price, I was generally happy and would return.
We stayed for 1 night with friends. We’d not come across this hotel before but was pleasantly surprised. It is compact but is very clean and comfortable. We have read other reviews but didn’t find it to be noisy or smelly as others have said. Staff are polite and friendly and bed was very comfortable. It’s only £7.50 for 24 hour parking in the NCP car park. We would stay again. It’s also in a great location if visiting the Jam House.
Spot on and no competition for this value for money hotel. Suite was clean and comfortable staff were really helpful. Room was showing showing signs of age but nothing to take away from the overall experience. Will definitely stop again.
- 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% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1015 reviews