Stayed at the Bloc in Birmingham last year, last trip stayed at the Etap hotel - similar minimalist concept - but didn't like the area, so very happy to go back to the Bloc and the wonderful Itihass Indian restaurant just down the road. Don’t have much patience with reviewers who book into a budget minimalist hotel only to grumble that they're not getting the facilities of an ordinary and much more expensive hotel. I still find this a modern & exciting hotel and I like the concept. It’s probably the cleanest hotel I've ever stayed in. I think the rooms are solid and well designed, the waterfall shower is really good (glad I don't have to clean all the glass) and the TV's adequate. The staff are really nice, always very helpful, and the free Wi-Fi works no problem. It’s not close to New Street so you'll probably need a cab if travelling by train, and there is sometimes some noise from other guests, so I always use my earplugs when sleeping or ask then to shut up. Apart from the last two points I can’t fault it.
- 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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