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Bloc Hotel Birmingham
Ranked #34 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“The Future of Hotel Industry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

As the topic says this is the future of hotel industry and Bloc is one of the pioneers. Can't believe how excellent value for money I got out of this stay. In last few years I have stayed in couple of hotels but this is probably the best night sleep I ever had! Excellent space saving modern decor with modern bathroom and mood lighting - Perfect for overnight business stay! However if you are thinking about a relaxing or romantic holiday where you are going to spend most of your time in the hotel then this may not be an ideal choice.

Had all necessary amenities with more on offer on request. I stayed in an easy jet hotel before, and nearly choked myself to death because of lack of ventilation in the room, but these rooms were well ventilated with fully functioning AC.

Highly recommend it and I will definitely go back!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Laura S, Ops Development Manager at Bloc Hotel Birmingham, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. It helps to show us as a hotel brand that we heading in the right direction in terms of the customers needs when they are staying away from home.
If you travel on business a lot please don't forget that we have opened a new hotel at Gatwicks South Terminal. If you think the rooms are nice here, wait until you see the rooms and technology used there!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Bed was so comfy, only problem was the glass doors/wall for the bathroom not at that stage in the relationship to share everything aha, otherwise fantastic room very smart and modern (loved the lighting) would definitely come again! Room was very clean and good location a 5 minute taxi away from new street train station

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laura S, Ops Development Manager at Bloc Hotel Birmingham, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to BLOC Birmingham soon!
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Impossible to find fault with this place in my opinion. If you want somewhere that is comfortable and clean and good value then choose this. The rooms are not huge but the beds are really comfortable, there is air conditioning and the bathrooms are clean and modern. Had an excellent sleep here. There is no restaurant so you need to find a nearby wetherspoons for breakfast. Free WIFI in rooms and it works well. Parking is plentiful and free after 4pm but before that during the week you would have to pay.

If I need a hotel in birmingham ill be back here without hesitation. It fulfills its function very well indeed.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Matt D
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Laura S, Ops Development Manager at Bloc Hotel Birmingham, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
We look forward to your 3rd arrival!
Please note though the metered parking on Caroline Street is only free after 6pm until 8am in the morning and free all day Sundays. I wouldn't want you getting a parking ticket. Thanks again for your review.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Seriously, the beds in this place should win some sort of award. SO comfortable and huge! The rooms are extremely small (we chose a superior room with a window) and don't really have any space to hang clothes, but for the night this hotel is brilliant. Only thing I would mention is that the bathroom door is see-through and doesn't lock, so you do need to be comfortable with the idea of whoever you're with witnessing you showering/using the toilet! If I was to make one suggestion to the hotel it would be to fit a lockable covered door onto the bathroom. It's a cool quirky design, but can make things rather uncomfortable! The lighting was really cool and the staff were friendly. Didn't bother me that there wasn't kettle etc in the room, the tea in hotels is always vile anyway! Overall amazing value for money, very comfortable bed and friendly staff. Perfect for a night, maybe not any longer.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laura S, Ops Development Manager at Bloc Hotel Birmingham, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
BLOC Birmingham seem to get a lot of good reviews regarding the bed. I'm glad to hear that you had a good nights sleep. We aim to please! The bathroom glass has a gold etching on it so it only makes it possible to view the person's head or feet whilst being in there.
Thank you for your review, your comments have been taken onboard. We look forward to you staying with us again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

I was slightly daunted by other reviews and expected a tiny room, but in fact it was more than enough for a solo traveller like me. The bed is large and comfy, the space enough for me to keep my 2 luggage. The shower is powerful and hot. The cleansing service thorough. The receptionists were all lovely, helpful and friendly. The room has great soundproofing, and I always get a great sleep after a tiring day of walking.
It took me about 5 pounds taxi to get to the hotel from New Street Station, but I soon found a good walking route from Snow Hill. The neighborhood is quiet and made me feel safe coming home in the evening or jogging in the early morning. So glad I chose his hotel in Birmingham as opposed to the other more expensive options.

Room Tip: My room 217 was in a corner, so it was quiet and has a window, so I exit the room into a nice sunny...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Laura S, Ops Development Manager at Bloc Hotel Birmingham, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. What a lovely review for others to read.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

BLOC is a great find. The rooms are well designed, Its like a capsule hotel in some ways - no frills or breakfast, but very well designed and comfortable. The bed takes up most of the room, but there is a good screen, great free Wifi and you can ask for hair drier etc if you need one. The Shower room has a lovely monsoon shower. Its good value and in the really lovely jewellery quarter. Serioulsy good cafe for breakfast nearby in St Paul's Square - I think is is called Saints.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Laura S, Ops Development Manager at Bloc Hotel Birmingham, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

The hotel is easy to find and about a 15/20 minutes walk from new st station. The staff are very helpful and welcoming. We were allowed to check in early which was really sweet, our room was very clean and very modern. The bed was so comfortable, we had a lovely nights sleep. Extras such as towels, hair dryers etc can be collected from reception. The wifi is free and very fast which was great for us! The rooms are small but perfect for a few nights to stay. The shower was very powerful and easy to use however everything in the bathroom became soaking wet when we used it... Including the toilet roll... And the water didn't drain very well so everything stayed wet but the entire bathroom is a wet room. There is no telephone is the room either which is annoying if you keep needing things, also there are no tea and coffee facilities in your room... Again only downstairs... I didn't really fancy going downstairs in the morning and sitting in the lobby getting a cup of tea. But overall a good place to stay, those were just points of mine that may not be a problem for others who stay :)

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Laura S, Ops Development Manager at Bloc Hotel Birmingham, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
A great review for others to read. Thank you
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Property: Bloc Hotel Birmingham
Address: 77 Caroline Street, Birmingham B3 1UG, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bloc Hotel Birmingham 3*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bloc hotel is located in Birminghams Jewellery Quarter. The village atmosphere created by its cafes-bars and restaurants is complemented by the business-shopping-arts and sports facilities that are also on its doorstep. We have taken loose inspiration from Japanese pod style hotels which means much larger rooms more akin to a cabin on a luxury yacht with finishes and fittings to match. The rooms are equipped with a King Size Double Bed-luxurious linen-climate control-wet room with monsoon drench shower-Samsung 32inch led flat screen TV and high speed WIFI. Birmingham is of course a centrally located travel hub and for many of our visitors that will be the most important factor in just how quickly and conveniently they can access the motorway network-national rail and international flights. ... more   less 
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