Stopping in this apartment really made our stay in Birmingham. Once you get over any initial vertigo issues, opening the full height windows on the 19th floor (protection is provided by a waist height glazed balustrade), the views are sensational, although not picturesque. The use of an apartment rather than just a boring hotel room makes stopping in the room a pleasure.
The space isn't enormous, but far bigger than a typical hotel room. The shower room (note not a bath in the midi's) is however small, but fine I would suggest for a short stay. I know it is opinion, but the bed was the most comfortable I have ever experienced within a hotel; or was that down to the large quantities of alcohol experienced before going to bed! As previously stated the hotel is central.
Staff are very friendly and helpful. One thing to note, not a criticism, is that the room isn't serviced every day. But when we wanted extra towels the second day these were delievered straight away. And stock up with extra oranges from the local supermarket when you have used up the initial supply. Oh and book parking through the hotel (it is just £7.50/day - a bargin in the centre of Birmingham).
In summary I would thoroughly recommend these apartments. I'm sure we will be back. Birmingham is a great town to spend a couple of days.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Staying Cool At The Rotunda Hotel Birmingham