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“Loved the views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rotunda

Rotunda
New St., Birmingham B2 4PA, England (Ladywood)
44-121-643-2514
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Ranked #120 of 306 things to do in Birmingham
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Owner description: This is Birmingham's most distinctive and famous building due to its cylindrical shape towering twenty stories.
wolverhampton
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“Loved the views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a mini studio apartment on the 18th floor. The apartment was very compact and well designed. The views across the West Midlands were great although Birmingham looks better by night!!! Lol. The bed was fab. Great place to stay if you are on a shopping trip or going to central Birmingham restaurants. If your looking for something a little more interesting than the standard hotel room this is it.

Visited September 2013
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Raglan, United Kingdom
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“Polarizes Opinion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Rotunda is a perfect example of 60s architecture that divides opinion. It has been called a "60s monstrosity" and at one point there were plans for the building to be demolished. I personally love the design of the building and am pleased that it was given Grade-11 listed status. The apartment windows provide breath-taking views over Birmingham and you can book a stay in one through StayingCool.

Visited August 2013
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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“Just a landmark, now apartments”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Nothing to visit here, just a building that is in the skyline. Has been refurbished to be apartments so nothing spectacular. You won't miss it!

Visited July 2012
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Birmingham
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23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Iconic and breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This building is stunning

A makeover that has done the city of Birmingham wonders.

Great apartments with a hotel at the top Staying Cool serviced apartments so you can stay the night too.

Right in the centre with the shops to the right. Cinemas and bars to the left and the station at the back.

Private apartments don't come any better than this and the building is also listed too.

It is not a visit attraction. Only seen from the outside. But it's breathtaking.

Visited May 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“facelift”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Glad to dee to it now after its facelift from offices to living quaters, an iconic birmingham landmark now safegaurded for years to come

Visited December 2012
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