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Where can I park at the hotel?

BLOC Hotel is in the Jewellery Quarter, with easy access to Birmingham city centre. So you have a few options.

The nearest NCP car park is on Newhall Street, a short five-minute walk away. Our guests pay a discounted rate of £7.50 for 24 hours. Collected a ticket from reception.

There is also a private car park directly behind the hotel. Cost of parking there is £10 for 24 hours. You can also park on the street (avoid double yellow lines). This is free between 6pm-8am, Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday. It costs £1.80 for 2 hours on a parking meter.

Is there any breakfast?

Light breakfast of a croissant, granola yoghurt, orange juice, fruit and a hot drink (a token for the coffee machine) is available for £6.50. Breakfasts can be collected Monday to Friday From 07:00 am and Saturday & Sunday from 08:00 am. Orders must be received latest 9pm the night before breakfast is required. Orders for Saturday and Sunday must be received latest 9pm on Friday.

We also offer a ticket voucher to eat-in from 7am-11am at Saint Pauls House. This includes a continental buffet and cooked breakfast with tea or coffee for £12. 

Can I get a VAT Invoice?

We know this is important, particularly for hotel guests travelling on business. We can only process this on check-out, once all charges have been added. Ask at reception for either a hard copy or it to be emailed directly to you.

Guests who have booked through a third party (for example booking.com, Expedia or TripAdvisor) will need to request an invoice from their booking provider.

Is it possible for you to book me a taxi?

Yes of course! The taxi company we use is literally a few doors up the street so our taxi service is normally very fast. If however, you want to book a taxi in advance please just let us know at reception and we can do this for you as well.

Can I order Takeaway food to the hotel?

Yes, you can. Just remember if you do order it to tell them to come to reception and give you a call as we cannot allow any delivery drivers into the hotel past reception for security reasons.

Is there anywhere I can iron my clothes?

Yes, there is an ironing room for guests on the ground floor. Follow the signs, or ask at the hotel reception for directions. It is free for the use of any guest in the hotel.

What is the password to connect to the Wi-Fi?

You don’t need a password to access BLOC Hotels' super-fast Wi-Fi. Just select ‘BLOC-Guest’. You will be asked to fill out a short, pop-up form. After this, your device will remain connected, free of charge, throughout your stay.

How close is the Barclaycard Arena (renamed Arena Birmingham)?

BLOC Hotel is close to the Barclaycard Arena/Arena Birmingham. The Arena, on King Edwards Road, is a 15-minute walk from reception.

So it is convenient for any of our guests enjoying any music, comedy, sport and family events at the venue.

Can I have Early Check-in or Late Check-out?

Yes, if it is available. Provided your room is ready, you can check-in is early as 11am for an additional charge of £20.
Late check-out is available until 1:30pm, provided your room is free. This service carries an additional £20 charge. Ask at reception for details.

Where can I go to eat?

There is a wide range of great places to eat within a five-minute walk of the hotel. Many offering discounts to our guests. In your room, you will find a free Just Around The BLOC booklet. The middle pages have a map pinpointing some of our favourite restaurants, cafes and bars in the city centre. Click here to view online.

These places will serve food and drink to our guests at a discount of between 10%-25%. To redeem it, just show them your BLOC key card. The best places to eat in Birmingham include Henry’s Cantonese, Tapas Revolution, The Pig & Tail and Lasan – named the “Best Local Restaurant” on Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word.

Can I have Visitors at the Hotel?

You are more than welcome to have visitors during your stay, provided you do not overcrowd the room, are respect the hotel and fellow guests and keep the noise to a respectful level. Visitors must leave the hotel by 11pm. Breaking these rules will result in a warning and you may be asked to leave the hotel.

Are children allowed to stay at the hotel?

Yes, BLOC Hotel is a great place for families to stay, especially if you are looking for a short break or weekend away with the kids. We have baby cots available for use during your stay but it is subject to availability. So please let us know if you need one well in advance.

Is there anywhere to purchase food or drink?

No, unfortunately, we do not offer food or drink at BLOC Hotel. There is complimentary water in your room and guests are entitled to great discounts at restaurants nearby. (see above)

What extra services are available at the hotel?

We have a few different extras available for you to borrow or buy at the reception desk. We have spare hairdryers and TV remote controls (free), travel adaptors (£5 deposit), corkscrews (£5 deposit) and Dental kits (£1.50) or Shaving kits (£1.70).

Are any pets allowed in the Hotel?

Unfortunately, BLOC is not a pet-friendly hotel. We do, of course, welcome guide dogs or special assistance dogs.

Can I put candles in the room?

No unfortunately not, due to health and safety we cannot authorise the use of anything that is a fire hazard such candles, incense and irons in the smaller rooms.

Is there a Hairdryer in the room?

Yes, there is a hairdryer in every room hanging up behind the door. We have extra spare hairdryers available at reception if needed.

Do you offer any discounted rates?

Yes. We are happy to reward our regular guests with hotel discounts and preferential rates. To find out more about this and whether you qualify, please contact the hotel directly.

Do you offer a better price for group bookings?

If you are interested in making a group booking, please contact us directly by email with the details and we will do all we can to accommodate you. Email Bookings@Blochotels.com with your group booking request.

How do I get from BLOC Hotel to New Street Station?

New Street Station is an easy 10 to 15-minute walk in a straight line from the hotel. Walk along Caroline Street towards the city centre until you arrive at Birmingham Cathedral.

Cross the park and go along Temple St. until you will reach Birmingham New Street Station. A city map is included in the Around the BLOC guide, free in guest bedrooms.

How do I get from BLOC Hotel to the National Exhibition Centre?

The best way to go to the NEC (http://www.thenec.co.uk) is by train from New street Station. The journey costs about £3.60 (for a one way, single ticket) and it takes 12 minutes. Trains depart approximately every five minutes throughout the day.

A taxi from BLOC Hotel will cost about £5 to Birmingham New Street station, and about £20-£30 to the airport/NEC depending on traffic.

How do I get from BLOC Hotel to Birmingham Airport?

Birmingham Airport (https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk) shares exactly the same train station as the NEC. Departures from New Street are approximately every five minutes and journey time is around 12 minutes.

Once you arrive at the station, follow signs for the Airport and Shuttle. The free, two-minute service takes you directly to the airport terminal.

The whole trip from Birmingham New Street to the Airport normally takes between 15 and 20 minutes. And is the same cost as to go to the NEC.

A taxi from BLOC Hotel will cost about £5 to Birmingham New Street station, and about £20-£30 to the airport/NEC depending on traffic.