"Why can't all city stays be this cool?," The Times
'...attention to detail makes Staying Cool's apartments stand out from the crowd for business travellers.' Biztravel, The Independent
Everything you need when you're working away from home...
free secure Wi-Fi, Sky sports and movies
a desk or large table to work at and ample space to hold small, private meetings
the most comfortable pocket-sprung mattresses with memory foam for the very best night's sleep
express check-ins and check-outs
quality linens, robes and aromatherapy spa products
four pricing tiers to suit most travel budgets: from four star studios to five star penthouses
discounted gym membership for regular guests - from just £5 per session
a grocery shopping service - let us know what you want and we'll make sure it's in your apartment when you check-in
concierge service: the Staying Cool team can help and advise on anything from internet access to the very best places to schmooze clients.
and for long stay or regular business guests
a leave and retrieve service - we will carefully store your items and put them back when you return. Just like home but tidier!
complimentary breakfast cereals of your choice
special corporate rates and a guaranteed room at that rate even on the busiest nights
a compulsory weekend away at our Barcelona apartment when you've spent over £8,000 with us
The Staying Cool concept is based on its owners, Paul and Tracey's experiences of living in one city and working in another
We set up Staying Cool to create a better alternative to a hotel and a traditional serviced apartment for us regular business travellers. Everyone in the senior team has travelled extensively for work (and pleasure) and has used this experience to try to create pretty much the perfect home-away-from-home.
You'll find that Staying Cool apartments are places where you actually want to work, feel creative (and even inspired by), as well as relaxing and unwinding in. No two apartments are identical so you are bound to find something that will suit your style. They are also perfect for client and colleague meetings - no more meeting room fees or whispered conversations in hotel lobbies.
No hidden extras
Fed up by the great wifi rip-off? Yes us too. As well as a great place to stay, your rate includes free secure wifi, fresh coffee and Fairtrade teas, locally sourced milk, oranges for the juicer plus aromatherapy spa products, Egyptian cotton towels and robes. Essentially everything you would expect in a boutique hotel and more. Obviously there's a dishwasher, washer dryer, decent ironing board, iron and hair dryer... and a few in-apartment surprises too.
Eating in: cooking up or dialing out
All apartments come with complimentary cereals. Otherwise, you can pre-order breakfasts (organic full English, the healthier fit and fruity, continental or smoked salmon bagels - or just your favourite cereal). We can do your food shopping for you or simply tell you where the nearest supermarkets and best delis are. Whichever option suits you best.
Either way, you will have a really well-equipped kitchen with hob, oven, grill, microwave, porcelain crockery, proper utensils and if there's anything you need that we don't happen to provide, we'll get it for you free-of-charge. If you like to entertain, then you'll find plenty of everything - four red wine, four white wine, four champagne flutes, four tumblers, four high balls... four of everything per one bed apartment.
Comfort and technology
All apartments have free wifi, a 24, 32 or 48" TV with Sky sports/movies and a DVD player as standard. Each also has an Apple Mac which is your entertainment system. Most also have a TV in the bedroom. We only use the very best pocket-sprung mattresses with memory foam to guarantee you a great night's sleep (they're called the Ultimate. You'll know why in the morning!).
There are only ten of us in the company so we provide both a very personal and a very personalised service. That said, we will be as visible or as invisible as you like. Either way, we provide an impressive service if there are any problems. If anything breaks we replace it or try to get it repaired within 24 hours.
Length of stay
There is no minimum stay and no maximum stay. It just gets cheaper the longer you stay.
Please email us for our longer or regular stay rates.
For all cities contact us on or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"The New York Times recently named our second city as one of the hottest destinations for 2012...Its favourite place to stay? Staying Cool's apartments atop the Rotunda..." The Sunday Times
""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
"Leave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows." Time Out