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What our guests say

...the location, the facilities, the décor, the attention to detail....every aspect exceeded our expectations.Mark McGrath, WeekenderWhen I come to Birmingham, I only stay here.James Lohan, Founder Mr & Mrs Smith. Space epitomized what I love about living spaces and their potential. It's so well-devised, so exquisitely thought-out.Charles CulpepperLOVED my Rotunda apartment. It's far nicer than any other hotel I've stayed at in Birmingham. See you next time.David Dunne, DJ, Hed Kandi...We've loved our stay in Manchester. If only we had Staying Cool in London. John Gordon-Sinclair, Actor...Great views, stunning and unusual design, topped off by fantastic service. I'll be back." Tom Bloxham, Chairman, Urban Splash & Vice Chancellor Manchester UniversityI liked the fact that all the food products were fairtrade/organic (excellent!). The flat was lovely, wish I had somewhere like that in London..Kate Cater, Life & Style Editor, The GuardianYou guys make the rest of the hospitality industry look like rank amateurs! I'll be recommending Staying Cool to everyone I know who is headed in your direction. Dave Keffer, Film & TV EdkotrWhat a find..! The Rotunda Penthouse was truly one of the most special places I have ever stayed. It's not only unique, exciting to look out from, but also a joy to love and wake up in.Kevin Breese, General Manager, Harvey NicholsOnly one thing could possibly top the stylish design-led interiors at Staying Cool, and that’s the views...Elle onlineWhy go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham...Red onlineSomeone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows.Made for Mums..brilliant either for a short break with kids or just for a night or weekend away without them if your batteries need recharging.The Baby WebsiteSelf catering couldn't be more groovy.The Telegraph's Stella magazineLeave the curtains open and wake up to the panoramic views from floor-to-ceiling windows.Time OutThe 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 TimesThere 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"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"..the Rotunda is superbly located bang in the city centre with New Street and the famous Christmas market less than 20ft from our door – perfect for dropping off those heavy shopping bags."North Devon Journal"..our apartment was equipped with a fully functioning kitchen, replete with oranges for juicing, a juicer, coffee grounds for grinding, a coffee machine, and the most swaggy open-plan living room, framed by a seemingly endless view..."Wonderland Magazine

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5* Rating

5.0 of 5 stars

Certificate of Excellence

June 2013

Staying Cool at the Rotunda

"..brilliant either for a short break with kids or just for a night or weekend away without them if your batteries need recharging." The Baby Website

"Why go? For an ultra-stylish taste of Birmingham..." Red online

"Self catering couldn't be more groovy." The Telegraph's Stella magazine