About this listing
I really can't think of anything not close to us.. tesco supermarket, petrol station, ATM, canal side restaurants, Bham's skyline cocktail bar, spa facility, newest cinema in town; all above are 2 min walk. 5-7 min to other main attractions
our flat is located at the most central and safe area in the city centre.
It's a shared apartment with private room and shared bathroom.
If you are into music and art like me, next to the great architectural library there is symphony hall , home for world class City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Everything happens in the city centre, National Indoor Arena, REP theatre, Hippodrome ballet theatre for all the fantastic musicals and shows.
Also worth mention, Chinatown is just a few minutes on foot from our cozy apartment. Menu from China, Vietnam , Malaysia to Taiwanese Bubble tea.
Experience a laid-back city stay: We love to bring out the best for our guests, all the bed materials are carefully selected including a nice & soft double bed, duck feather duvet and Egypt cotton towels.
The first thing you see when you walked in, is a beautiful white babygrand piano which guests are more than welcome to play on and relax after a long day.. A few steps to your room the floor changed from solid wood to carpet. Room is city centre standard size wouldn't want you expect a country yard experience, hopefully it's cozy and relaxing. There is a heater, wardrobe, night lamp and 1 small table next to the bed, wireless internet is essential for me when I travel. Good size Kitchen with electric hob and a big dinning table incase our guest wants to make a big feast and invite us for dinner..
Shower room: Spacious shower room comfortable for 2 people. Towel heater makes sure your clothes are nice and warm.
The worst thing about city living is not be able to find parking, there are many pay & display parking right by our street; free of charge after 6:00pm and free on Sunday.
Although it’s called an apartment, our flat is located on the ground floor with no neighbours attached to, no need to go through any lift or any common area makes it a lot easier to wheel your luggages in. It actually feels like a house except everything is a lot more secured, you can’t get in without a key, and you cant get out without a key too.
The concierge is very helpful to leave keys at the reception if needed.
Interaction with Guests
There is one thing makes our flat unique than other city centre flat, we have a roof garden with benches and table that guests can have access at any time.
This is my first property, I did a lot of research before purchasing it, there were 4 qualities that I was looking for.
1) I don't drive so everything need to be within walking distance.
2) I am a foreign female, 24 hours security, and using key fob rather than password ensure me the safety.
3) I am a musician, noise volume need to be as down as possible, so not attached to any flat is perfect.
4) Quality leisure neiborhood; Mailbox is one of the spots for free music events, canel is good for jogging, Cuba has the best gym in town ( as a member, I can bring anyone in to enjoy steam room, sauna, jacuzi, gym equipments and yoga class for £15 only (regular price £45)
I play classical, jazz, rock and Bollywood music. My partner is a professional photographer in fashion, portrait, hair and magazine.
We don’t have a pet but 2 arty souls. We have a lot of creative ideas and grow up with a hospitality culture.
Other Things to Note
We have two rooms rent out in this property, the other room is a en-suit occupied by my friend Evaldas who works as a hotel training manager; he is very friendly and often give me ideas on how to improve the bnb to make guests feel more comfortable.
I'm a piano & violin teacher with master degree in music, you might occasionally see my little students coming for lessons.
I really enjoyed my stay in this place!
The room and the house itself are clean, tidy and have a great atmosphere overall.
The best part though is Kiki. She's a great person and a perfect host!
Will definitely come back in the future. :)
Nice room, comfortable bed, friendly and hospitable Kiki! Location is as central as you could want, walking distance to most sights.
Kik was extremely welcoming - she came to meet me outside my conference centre and helped me with my luggage back to her apartment. Her apartment was very comfortable, close to my conference, and right next to the Mailbox area with restaurants, supermarket, canals and train station. I particularly liked staying in an apartment that had a piano that I could play.
The apartment is very new and stylish, very clean and well kept. The location is perfect, close to central Birmingham and New Street station is just a 5 minute walk.
Kiki is a great host, very friendly and welcoming. Kiki prepared some great green tea and snack when I arrived, despite it being very late.
She is also a wonderfully talented musician.
Thank you Kiki, maybe see you again next time.
From the moment I arrived Kiki was welcoming and friendly. She showed me round and even made me a cup of tea, which was excellent!
The location of the flat couldn't have been better - it was in walking distance from the ICC and lots of local shops, pubs, restaurants and a short walk to China town.
The flat was particularly good in that it had its own security gates and was very modern. I had everything I needed, and Kikis talent in interior design made the flat very pleasant to stay in.
Was a pleasure staying at Kiki's apartment, great Birmingham city location. For me it was like being home - music lessons, access to a guitar and a Piano plus a brandy new decorated comfortable room. Great host Kiki and her partner were friendly and very caring. Will be back!
About the Host, Kiki
I am from Taipei, capital of Taiwan. My career was set to be a musician since I was 4. I have travelled to many places while on tour or on holiday, places like New york, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Canada, South African, Amsterdam, Paris,Turkey, Hong Kong, Japen, Macau.. I know a good stay makes a huge difference to the trip and feels completely different after a tiring day..
Also living here is my partner; he has good general knowledge, chatting, helpful and very easy to talk to.