Great location - very central & easy access to New Street station so 10mins to NEC or LG stadium plus benefits of being right next to the Bull Ring Shopping Centre.
Friendly, helpful staff. Great view over the city (I was lucky enough to see a rainbow and some fireworks too!)
A few niggles such as the toilet flush button broken, lever on tap broken, no coffee in apartment on arrival (but quickly remedied by staff & brought up immediately) and strange dimmer switches with no instructions (again, staff more than happy to explain how they work & that when the rooms are upgraded they will be installing 'dial' switches so guess I'm not the only one who has commented on this!)
Also, I was aware of the wet room-type of bathroom when I booked so not really complaining but just to let other people know that due to the nature of the shower it does mean that the bathroom floor gets very wet. This was ok for me this time as I was on my own but if you are with a partner, make sure you go first! ;-) Likewise the size of the room - as stated, these are not large and the bed (although comfy) was up against one wall so if you're staying as a couple, you would have to have one climbing over the other if they went to bed later!!!
I would definitely use this apartment again if staying in Birmingham but hopefully when there have been a few updates made to the rooms - I would also try the next size up for a size comparison with the mini.
- 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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- Staying Cool At The Rotunda Hotel Birmingham