About this listing
Quiet room but friendly place for socialize, ideally located. 10 mins walking to Broad St., 30 mins to New St, 5 mins to a big Morrisons Supermarket. Several Restaurants+Taxi company next door. Bus stop+24h shop round the corner. 2nd floor. No lift
Double room with high ceiling, double bed, wardrobe, bedside drawer, lamp, computer desk and chair. Perfect for couples or a single person.
Daily cleaning of common areas.
Free parking in Bellis Street 1 minute walking from home, Kitchen, Living room and 3 Bathrooms. Free 100MB WiFi, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, 2 Fridges, Flat Screen TV in the living room, CCTV in common areas, Guitar and Electric Piano.
Interaction with guests
We like to share at least a little conversation with our guests so we hope you like sharing, but if you don't no worries, we are not gonna push you :)
On the other hand, even if the place is very quiet (Usually you can cook alone), you can meet a lot of people since the other rooms and the next flat ones are also on Airbnb, and 80% of guests stay longer than 1 month (Some of them 6 months, etc), so there is a great atmosphere in the building, we use an online group to keep in touch and sometimes we organize activities but of course you are free to join them or not, and as you can see in the reviews, the place is quiet if you want to study or sleep.
The flat is ideally located within a 10 minute walk or a couple of minutes by taxi of Broad Street, the ICC & Symphony Hall and the NIA. The Bullring, and other shopping areas are also within easy reach. The NEC is 8 miles away and as the flat has free car parking it is a convenient place to stay for anyone attending an exhibition at the NEC but wanting to stay in Birmingham.
-Walking distance from Broad Street, the most famous street in Birmingham, full of pubs and attractions like the biggest public library in Europ(URL HIDDEN)minutes walking from big Morrisons Supermarket (Really big one)
- 20 seconds walking from a 24 hours cheap! shop (2 bottles of red wine from Sicily for £5)
- 20 seconds walking from cheap and good restaurants
- Taxi company next door! (Falcon Cars)
Buses stop round the corner (Hagley Road. 20 seconds walking from home)
From New Street Station you can take the bus 126 from Hill Street that is 2 minutes walk from the Station:
From Snow Hill station you can take the bus 9 from Colmore Row, the street in front of the station:
These 2 buses will go through Broad street and then onto Hagley Road. Once you pass five ways, you will see Morrisons superstore on your left. You leave the bus 2 stops after called the Ivy Bush stop. You cross over the Road at the traffic lights section and you will be directly on Monument Road, you will see the Ivy Bush Inn on the corner of Monument Road.
Other things to note
- If you want to book only 1 or 2 nights with more than 10 days in advanced probably we will decline your reservation because they block our calendar. We only accept short stays to fill gaps in our calendar or for the same week. Sorry for the inconvenience.
- We have 1 cat named Marvel.
- There is a quiet time from 11pm-11am for the benefit of all guests.
- There are other permanent tenants living in the flat from different countries but also other travelers.
. We collaborate with a Charity that promote higher education in developing countries. Manu is the president of that organisation
Respect the others belongings, leave the room as you found it, clean your own dishes and cutlery after use so other guests can use. Please lock the main door always behind you when you leave the building. Please note we have a quiet time after 11pm so guests can sleep and not be disturbed.
The place has just been renovated (October 2015), based on comments and advise left by previous guests but if you still have any specific issue you would like to highlight, please be kind enough to let me know this when you are here in person as direct feedback is also welcomed. Thanks
Floors have been re-carpeted, all walls have been re-painted, new front door, new locks, new flat screen TVs, brand new fridges, dryers, ceramic hobs, etc. Please note as the property itself is quite aged it cannot be modernized as most people understand without making major structural changes.
I am a Chemistry and Spanish Teacher from Spain living in the UK since 2012 and I like meeting people from all over the world. I am also the president of a Charity in charged of support pour students to gain access to the University in developing countries.
We know it's not always easy but we like when there's opportunity to share some time with guests, going out, etc, and since there are 7 rooms, and in most of them 2-3 months guests, usually there is always somebody in the living room to talk with. We appreciate guests who don't stay 90% of their free time inside the room and they contribute to the community spirit
We have an online group where we keep in touch and we organize activities like dinners, etc
There's a great South East Indian/Sri Lankan restaurant (Spice Town, previously Chennai Dosa) close to my house where we like having dinner with our guests when it's possible.
Less than 1 minute walking you can find the 2 towers which inspired JRR Tolkien to write The Lord of the Rings (One of them is visible from the bedrooms) and 2 mins walking from The Oratory where he used to participate and 1 minute from The Plough and Harrow hotel where he stayed as well.
The property is located 5-6mins walking distance to the Botanical Gardens and 7-8mins walk to the Edgbaston Reservoir