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Staying Cool at the Rotunda
Ranked #1 of 118 Hotels in Birmingham
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is the second time I've stayed here and this time was with friends. It is an exceptional place from start to finish. The staff go the 'extra mile' to ensure everything is perfect . Thank you so much for the upgrade Danny - the penthouse is awesome. We did not want to go out and shop and that is amazing...
The view of this vibrant City, location, the decor, the facilities, the privacy, comfy bed, toiletries, all the little extras, the staff make this the number one choice for me. I really would not want to stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: You can't beat the penthouse for its balcony if you fancy an al fresco experience.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Hello Bwywyn

We were all chuffed to bits when we read your review and particularly the part about Danny and the team going the extra mile - thank you.

We very much look forward to welcoming you again for your next stay.

Best wishes
Tracey

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Reviewed 31 October 2013

OUr first time stay at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, and it was excellent. The apartment was awesome, the views especially at night, were fabulous. The place was spotless, and lovely and comfortable. Didn't even want to go out for a meal in the evening, so got some things from Marks and Spencer, shoved it in the oven, and dined in the apartment looking at the wonderful view. What could be better.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Hello wingwalkers

The views, the views - they are great, aren't they? I never tire of enjoying them when I stay over. In fact, a guest this week asked me how I ever got any work done against such a backdrop!

Like you, so many of our guests cancel their plans to go out because they want to stay in and enjoy the views.

Many thanks for taking the time to post the review and we hope to see you again soon.

Best wishes
Tracey

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Reviewed 30 October 2013

I won a stay at the hotel in a raffle. The views from the Penthouse are great over the city. The two young men working on reception were extremly helpful and very friendly, top class service. The apartments are expensive but I think you're paying for an experience.

Room Tip: The penthouses are the only rooms with a balcony if that's what you're looking for.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Hello L_K_Today2012

Danny and Simon were very pleased to read that you enjoyed their welcome at Rotunda and pass on their thanks for your warm words. Congratulations again on winning the competition and we hope to see you again very soon.

Best wishes
Tracey

PS All the apartments have windows that open like patio doors (with safety barriers of course) so you get that outdoors/in feeling

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

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.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We chose this as an alternative to a suite in a hotel. As it turned out an excellent decision! The central location was superb for shopping and eating. The parking was difficult to get to so we gave up and went to the main Bull Ring parking, which was fine! The apartment itself was great. Plenty of space. The bedrooms had immaculate white linens and towels. Bathrooms were also immaculate. Beds were very comfy. View was stunning. No noise issues, in fact hears no one else during our stay. Would definitely use this again, and would look at the same company elsewhere. Much better value than a hotel when you need space for children.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank lynnesrob
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Hello lynnesrob

I'm sorry you struggled to get to the car park under the building. If you have any hints or tips to pass on to future guests that may make it easier then do let us know.

Yes the apartments are increasingly popular among families with our Cool for Kids package. I think guests appreciate being able to sit in a lounge when the children have gone to bed and being able to eat in if you want to. And everyone loves being so close to the shops - shopping and dropping, literally!

Thanks very much for taking the time to write the review.

Best wishes
Tracey

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

I had the pleasure of recently staying in a Mini-Apartment at Staying Cool on the 19th floor. It was absolutely fantastic, a real hidden gem right in the heart of the city - minutes’ walk from everything.
A home away from home, everything you could need was stocked in the room - from funky appliances, to lovely cereals and drinks. The room was absolutely spotless and as for the views of Birmingham from the 19th floor, absolutely amazing! The rooms are designed with modern fixtures and furnishings with a 60’s twist, offers lots of visitor information and I had the best night’s sleep I’ve had away from home – quiet and peaceful, and seriously comfy beds!
I'd highly recommend a stay whether you're travelling on business, as a couple, with friends or your family. The staff were on hand if needed and I can honestly say they were an absolute pleasure to deal with - a breath of fresh air when staying in the city! If I didn't have to leave after my night’s stay, I think I'd still be there now! No more stuffy hotels for me!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Rachel F
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Hello Rachel F

Your review was a joy to read - thank you. Hopefully we will see you again very soon.

Best wishes
Tracey

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We are three Australian Adults traveling by car around parts of the UK. Booked the Rotunda via Agoda and this was our first time in Birmingham. This is a well located and quirky place to stay but happy to recommend. Our room was on the 19th floor with great views across Birmingham (albeit pretty foggy throughout the day). The whole apartment was spotlessly clean and the living/dining/kitchen area was spacious. Beds and pillows were some of the best we have experienced in 2 weeks of travel. Located in the middle of a shopping mall but there is no direct car access ...... so that is a trick even with SATNAV. It cannot direct you onto a pedestrian only walkway ..... we parked at the 'BULLPEN' ...... and it was fairly simple from there. Rates were also reasonable. Give it a try.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Roger R
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StayingCool_Rotunda, Owner at Staying Cool at the Rotunda, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Hello Roger R

We were delighted to host the Midlands leg of your UK tour and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. The Bullring car park has its own sat nav postcode which we do give in the booking confirmation and directions information but some sat navs seem to have a mind of their own!

Many thanks for recommending us to fellow travellers and we hope to see you again on your next road trip.

Best wishes
Tracey

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Address: 150 New Street, Birmingham B2 4PA, England
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Region: 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 Business Hotel in Birmingham
#1 Luxury Hotel in Birmingham
#2 Romantic Hotel in Birmingham
#2 Green Hotel in Birmingham
#3 Family Hotel in Birmingham
Price Range: £90 - £345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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