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Staying Cool at the Rotunda

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It’s as discreet as you like, with no signage indicating that the Rotunda is home to a place to stay, and the serviced apartments at Staying Cool may just be one of Birmingham city centre’s best-kept secrets. It's also unjustly named: Staying Very Cool at the Rotunda would be a more apt moniker as the accommodation is of rock-star quality, and it’s nice too to be staying in what has for decades been perhaps the city’s most iconic, building – now a Grade-2 listed landmark. The Rotunda's circular shape lends these idiosyncratic upper floor apartments a 'cheese wedge' design, while the floor-to-ceiling windows allow for great panoramic views. The white bespoke furniture helps ensure the space is refreshingly light and airy, even in the smaller studio rooms, and they all boast proper pocket-sprung king-size beds and high-end fixture and fittings – Poggenpohl kitchens with dishwashers and washer/dryers, Illy espresso makers, Apple entertainment systems with iTunes, ultra-fast wifi and satellite TV… plus aromatherapy bathroom products and complimentary breakfast cereals. The staff and service are slick and professional, and you also couldn’t be more central for the many delights of Brum – the Rotunda is handy for both stations, the Bull Ring and other shopping centres. Go on, indulge your inner rock star and check in. 

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A haven of peace in the City ★★★★★

Staying Cool at the Rotunda does exactly what it says in the title. On the 20th floor with floor to ceiling glass doors in the lounge and both bedrooms the penthouse views are awesome. It's a fantastic experience to see the City change from day to night while still having the peace of your own private and luxurious sanctuary. This apartment - hotel has everything you need for a fabulous stay and just a short lift ride away all the shops and restaurants of the Bullring. It's in walking distance of New Street station and just a 10 minute train journey to the LG arena and NEC centre, great for watching a band then living the highlife. The staff are friendly and helpful, the apartment has everything you would ever need to eat in or just chill out but the views have to be seen to be believed. I loved the Rotunda and can't wait for an oppurtunity to stay again.

Staying Cool at the Rotunda reviewed by on May 22nd, 2014

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What to expect?

Chic well-equipped city apartments that make you feel like a particularly cool resident.

How much?

Studios from £95 a night, Clubman apartments (one bedroom) from £129, Maxi apartments (two bedrooms) from £170, Penthouse (two bedrooms) from £299.


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How do I get there?

They don’t have parking on site but offer discounted rates of £10.50 per night in any of the Bullring’s car parks, the closest of which is the Bullring Centre car park which can be accessed on Smallbrook Queensway (postcode B5 4BU). If you are being dropped off by taxi or wish to unload your luggage, our nearest drop-off point is on Worcester Street (Sat Nav postcode B2 4BB). Arriving niu Birmingham by train, the Rotunda is situated within a three-minute walk of both New Street and Moor Street Stations. 


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  • Flatscreen TVs
  • Wifi

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