Not sure how I feel about these apartments. Got it online with a good discount - had I paid full price I would have felt ripped off. Front reception staff - great, very helpful and friendly. To get to the rooms, you need to walk up stairs to the lift, not the end of the world but with 2 small children and 4 very heavy suitcases (about 25kg each) and arriving late at night, it was a little inconvenient. Room itself was 2 bedroom apartment on 7th floor. Rooms were large, beds were comfortable. Did not use the kitchen but it seemed to have everything you would need. Was clean, bathroom was good size. My big issue, washing machine and dryer were combined. This usually means at least 3hrs per wash and dry and you cant get much in if its in the cooler months when everything is bigger and heavier. Also not one to leave appliances on when out, this was a problem for me. (I booked an apartment mainly to wash clothes in the middle of a two week road trip). Had I been staying here for a week, whilst annoying I would have been able to wash every day so this might not have been an issue, but still very time consuming. Another downfall, our bedroom doors would not stay open (having two small mischievous children they had to be open). We had to put suitcases in the front of them to keep them open (shoes, backpacks would slide and the door would close). Now again, not the end of the world, but staying somewhere where you feel like it is on an angle and going to collapse at any moment isn't also the best fun either! Location - great. Again, not sure how I feel about these apartments, they have good and bad points. I guess if you asked me if I would recommend them to family or friends to stay in, I would have to say no. But if you need somewhere with alot of space and are on a budget, this would probably make a good option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 78 stylish and modern one and two bedroom serviced apartments conveniently located in Birmingham City Centre. We offer a selection of 52 one bedroom (sleeps 3), and 22 two bedroom (sleeps 5) self catering apartments, which come fully-furnished with bed linen and towels also provided. All apartments also come with fully-equipped kitchens, washer/dryer, microwave oven, LCD TV, lounge/dining area and spacious bedrooms. 24 Hour Reception, Car Parking and FREE Wi-Fi available. Our accommodation is comfortable, contemporary and convenient. Providing a genuine home from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arc Apartments By Staybirmingham Hotel Birmingham