We are passionate about archictecture here at Staying Cool. If you'd like to explore Birmingham's architectural secrets we'd recommend taking a look at Hidden Spaces. Take the chance to explore places normally inaccessible to the public, such as Curzon Station.
We had Birmingham-based photographer Verity Milligan to stay a few weeks ago and she produced some really stunning images. The one below was taken from one of our penthouse baconies at sunrise.
If you would like to see more of Verity's work, please take a look a look at her website
Did you know that if you book direct with us at Rotunda over six weeks in advance we'll take 5% off your bill? No code required - our booking system will sort it for you online. You can find full details on our website.
Birmingham Caribbean Festival is just one week away (5-7 June). Enjoy rum punch, delicious food and live music just minutes away from Rotunda. The last festival attracted 150,000 people, so there will be a great atmosphere in the city!
Our website is now new and improved for mobile users. To take a look, go onto your browser on your smartphone and type in www.stayingcool.com.
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Birmingham Pride gets underway tomorrow and we're sure that it will be another amazing event. Have a great time if you are going to be there! You can see the full programme online at the Pride website.
Birmingham Architecture Festival takes place this weekend and
we're proud to be supporting it for a second year. There's some
amazing stuff on including workshops at the Rotunda. Enjoy cycle
tours, photography workshops, design retrospectives and more.
Full programme here
Birmingham's indy cinema, The Electric is just around the
corner from Rotunda) and its Shock and Gore Festival is happening
again this summer.
Staying Cool's top pick? A sensory night of film, food and funerals as Film Food Club screens black comedy Harold & Maude on July 30th. Book now as these nights are really popular!
We were highly commended at last night's Visit England Awards
for Excellence. We are so proud to have made it into the finals for
a second year running.
Many congratulations to the gold, silver and bronze winners of the self catering holiday category: Trevase Cottages, East View Farm Holiday Cottages and The Dandelion Hideaway. Nettlecomb Farm's Corner Cottage was highly commended alongside Staying Cool.
""The Week's Best Deals: Birmingham's Staying Cool at the Rotunda is enticing 'time flexible' guests to its chic, 60s-inspired self-catering apartments with discounted stays on Monday and Sunday nights..." " The Observer Magazine
"There are no bellhops nor a gym...instead you get a Mac Mini, free Wi-Fi, an espresso machine and a juicer (oranges included)." The New York Times
"Only one thing could possibly top the stylish design-led interiors at Staying Cool, and that’s the views..." Elle online