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The Spires Serviced Apartments
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome apartment for a great price.”
Reviewed September 26, 2007

My girlfriend and I just returned from a last minute break in Birmingham. After reading some really bad reviews on the hotels under £50/night, we decided to splash out and paid £89 to stay a night in the Spires serviced apartments. This was half the normal price as we booked through Laterooms.com.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a friendly receptionist and were quickly shown to our suite. Having seen the photos on their website, we knew that it would be something special, but we were amazed at the standard of all the rooms. The bedroom was very comfortable, and the bathroom very clean. The living area/kitchen was furnished to a very high standard. The suite was clearly designed to accomodate guests for longer periods of time (it had a fully equiped kitchen, for example), and I imagine anyone doing so would feel at home here.

The apartment building has only recently been built (work was still being done, but we were not disturbed at all) and is ideally situated in the heart of Birmingham, right behind the Mailbox (a brand new complex of shops restaurants, and bars) and a 5 minute walk from New Street station. The location could not be more perfect, as it was not on a busy main road. The only downside is that the apartment was directly opposite a busy office block- the view left a lot to be desired, and would not be suited to someone wanting to get away from the work environment!

Overall, we would highly recommend this apartment. For the price of one mediocre hotel room in the city centre, or a slightly better one on the outskirts, you can have a fantastic suite in this apartment block, right in the centre of Birmingham. It would also suit families or larger groups perfectly, as there are 2 bedroom apartments available.

  • Liked — Location, Cleanliness, Quality of room
  • Disliked — The view
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2007

I've used practically all the hotels in Birmingham after a few months working here on a contract - and the pleasure of getting a whole apartment to stay in is fantastic. The room got cleaned each day - so its just like staying in a hotel except you have a full kitchen, huge sofa and big TV with DVD player. Plus a bedroom with more than enough wardrobe space - compare that to the City Inn with the tiniest wardrobes ever made.

The lack of restaurant means no breakfast but I just bought cereal and milk from the Tesco's 2 minutes away. In fact, rather spend yet another night in a bland Brum restaurant (sorry, Brummies - but really, there are only chain restaurants in your building site city) I bought food in and cooked for myself. A real pleasure and change from the normal confinements of a hotel room.

The only disadvantage was the room was only on the second floor above a street that did occasionally become noisy. But the overall level of comfort and facilties more than made up for it.

  • Liked — Space of a whole apartment
  • Disliked — Some noise in the street
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
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Property: The Spires Serviced Apartments
Address: Viva 10 Commercial Street, Birmingham B1 1RH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham > Ladywood
Amenities:
Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Spires Serviced Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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