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Staying Cool at the Rotunda
Ranked #1 of 117 Hotels in Birmingham
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“Perfect Getaway!”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Amazing hospitality during my stay in Birmingham. From Check-in to Check-out and everyone encountered in between - could not have been nicer or helped more.

The apartment itself was fantastic, well equipped & very clean. I have been raving about it to everyone that I have met since.

If you are looking for a convenient & friendly place to stay then Staying Cool is for you - I can't wait to get back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Guest Relations Manager at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hi missm78

Thank you for your rather flattering review, we are blushing just reading it. We're overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your time with us and have been raving about us since.

We welcome you back with open arms.

Best wishes
Simon
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed in the 18th floor facing east. The central location, ease of check in, and stunning view (including the sunrise) were topped off with fresh oranges in the fridge for the juicer. Being right in the middle of Birmingham and being able of step out into the Bull Ring area is a location that's hard to beat. The service and smiles from all of the staff topped off a great stay. We'll certainly be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Guest Relations Manager at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Hi Wayne E

We are thrilled that you had such a fab time staying with us.

The Rotunda truly is a great place to watch the sunset. I'll have to take your word on the sunrise though, I'm rarely up that early!

We'd love to see you again soon.

Best wishes
Simon
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Thame, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

The only 5* accommodation I could find in Birmingham.

5* star view - if you can deal with heights this is the place to stay.

Very stylish and thoughtful accommodation. After staying in the apartments here we would always choose this over a hotel. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a recently refurbished room with views over Birmingham New Street station - if you haven'...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Guest Relations Manager at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Hi Dawn

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you loved the views over New Street Station, the view at the front of the building towards BT Tower or St Martin's Church are equally as fab.

To hear you would recommend us so highly is a joy. Please do remember to use your 10% returning discount on your next stay, we'd love to see you again.

Best wishes
Simon

(For readers without a head for heights, our Clubman Cabriolet apartment on the 2nd floor is ideal - it even has a large roof terrace, great for sunbathing in the summer or an alfresco drink).
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed on the 19th floor with the best view of Birmingham.
The apartment is small but perfectly suited for our needs. Milk, coffee and oranges for the juicer. Lovely bathroom products. All the gadgets or entertainment you will ever need. Even a washer !.
You are right next to the bull ring. We had a fab night and the bed is one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in. The staff are friendly and attentive. I can't find one single negative. Try and catch the sunrise view from your window.

  • Stayed October 2013
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Guest Relations Manager at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Hi Theresa

Thank you for your lovely review, it's lovely to hear that you found your stay so enjoyable that you struggled to find one negative.

There's nothing better than a good night's sleep, so we're happy to read that you found our beds so comfy. Our supplier offers a discount to our guests, so just let us know when you are in need a new one.

We welcome you back with open arms.

Best wishes
Simon
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

we were on the 18th floor, and with floor to ceiling glass, it was a spectacular! especially at night time, turn off all lights and just look over birmingham. the german markets were on and these are really lovely. apartment was spotless, and there was nothing that you wanted for. shampoo, shower gel provided free of charge , and they were not the teeney weeney bottles, these were large bottles and lovely.
On arrival there was, milk oranges, in the fridge. Then there was 2 portions packs of muesili, tea/coffee/drinking chocolate. real cofffee machine . cant wait to tell all our friends about this super staying cool apartments. totally sound proofed so sleep was blissful too.

Room Tip: i would imagine a room on any of the floor is wonderful
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Guest Relations Manager at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this review, November 21, 2013
Hi Cathy

Thank you for such a glowing review. We are ecstatic that you enjoyed your trip to Birmingham and your time with us.

We are indeed very lucky to have the fabulous Frankfurt Markets on the doorstep, it's great for sampling a gluhwein or weissbeir after some Christmas shopping.

We'd love to have you with us again, perhaps for the market next year?

Best wishes
Simon
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Englanf
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

I recently stayed at the rotunda for one night with my boyfriend for my 18th birthday. We weren't in the hotel for a long time because we went out for meal and drinks however, the room was exceptional. It is not like a hotel, it is more like a set of very modern apartments. We arrived at the front desk and quickly got checked in and were given the key to our room, we were on the 17th floor as we stayed in a mini studio suite. On entry, I was taken back by the amazing view from the window and incredible used of the space in a small room. The decor was minimalist if and modern and the bed was wonderfully soft memory foam. The whole place was wonderfully clean and tidy and was perfect for one night, I didn't want to leave! I would highly recommend this to anyone and will definitely be staying there again ASAP!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hello BecciW

Happy birthday and thank you for choosing to celebrate the occasion with us at Rotunda. We were all delighted that you had a great time and enjoyed the apartment.

We very much look forward to seeing you again very soon (and don't forget to use your 10% returning guest discount).

Best wishes
Tracey
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

I recently stayed one night at The Rotunda and loved it! I needed a place to stay as i was seeing Billy Joel in concert at Birmingham LG. He isn't hubby's cup of tea, so i decided to go by myself. I specifically chose The Rotunda due to the location to the rail station (10 mins to the LG), shopping area and also not too far away from the National Express bus station (which i travelled up from Cardiff to). I've travelled on my own before and security is very important to me and I felt very safe & secure at The Rotunda. The apartment i had on the 19th floor (with it's amazing view!) was clean, comfortable and had everything you needed. The kitchen had tea,coffee, hot chocolate, fresh oranges for you to make your own juice, and milk in the fridge. It also had a toaster, kettle, coffee maker, microwave, cooker, washing machine, sink and as well as plates, cups, cutlery, glasses, cork screw, pots & pans, etc. The living room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Sky television was a great bonus, as well as free internet to use. The bedroom was small but i had a very good night sleep on the warm & comfortable bed. The bathroom was clean and had two doors (one leading from the hallway and one leading from the bedroom). I particularly liked the high level of service from the staff, they were professional and friendly and made me feel very welcome. I hope to stay at The Rotunda again when staying in Birmingham next.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hello MandyCardiff

As a fellow frequent single female traveller I know how important it is to feel safe when you're away from home and I think serviced apartments are a real boon.

Many of our guests also stay with us because they are attending events at the NEC as we are but a hop, skip and a jump away from the railway station and you also get the benefit of staying "in town".

It's always a pleasure to read about how helpful our team is as they work really hard at it - thank you.

We were all really pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully we will see you again very soon.

Best wishes
Tracey
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Property: Staying Cool at the Rotunda
Address: 150 New Street, Birmingham B2 4PA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > West Midlands > Birmingham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#1 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#2 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#2 Green Hotel in Birmingham
#4 Family Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Staying Cool at the Rotunda 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at the top of the city's iconic Rotunda and enjoy amazing views of the city from your very own beautifully designed apartment right in the heart of the city centre (Selfridges will be your corner shop). Each apartment has floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open fully and the Penthouses have their own outdoor balconies. These stylish apartments have been designed with your maximum comfort in mind. Each comes with bespoke designer furniture, a very well-equipped Poggenpohl kitchen, espresso maker with complimentary locally sourced milk and Illy or Fairtrade coffee, oranges for the juicer, iPod dock, plus a king size bed with pocket sprung/memory foam mattress for the very best night's sleep. There's a 24 hour reception plus daytime/evening concierge offering Staying Cool's renowned service. Choose from Minis (studios), Clubmans (one beds), Maxis (two beds) and Roadsters (two bed Penthouses). And if you don't like heights, we have two apartments on level two (the Olympian and Cabriolet). In short, stay in the best location, in an award winning Grade II listed building and experience life like a local. If you book via Staying Cool's website then you will get a complimentary bottle of wine or free parking and the guaranteed cheapest rate. ... more   less 
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