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10 reasons to love our family hotel rooms at Rotunda

“Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows.”  Made for Mums

Aparthotels and serviced apartments are perfect for families. You can enjoy all the benefits of a hotel with the added comfort of being able to spread out in your own family space. Most city centre places have now re-opened post lockdown and with the sweeping views you will have from your apartment, being in the city centre couldn’t be more fun.

Child playing at MiniBrum - a child friendly exhibition at Thinktank Birmingham
MiniBrum at Thinktank – one of the nearby highlights for younger children

1) Food glorious food!

Each of our Birmingham serviced apartments has a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area with all the kit you need. Rustling up your favourite family dishes is as easy as it is at home. Marks & Spencer Food, Sainsbury’s and the Selfridges Food Hall, as well as a host of delis, are all a couple of minutes walk away. You could arrange an Ocado or Waitrose delivery and we’ll put it away in your apartment ahead of your arrival. Even better, you could ask us to come in the next day to do the washing up for you! Both services are at no extra charge.

If you’re looking for cooking inspiration, we even have a range of Cooking Cool recipes from local chef-hero, Alex Claridge.

Want to eat out? There are lots of child-friendly restaurants a hop, skip and a jump away as we’re so central. You can also have takeaways delivered to your apartment door. Deliveroo, Just Eat, UberEats and more. Basically, being in an apartment gives you the ultimate flexibility and keeps everyone happy.

Family cooking together at Staying Cool

2) Family-friendly hotel freebies

We won’t ask you to pay for travel cots or high chairs. You can prebook these (and exceedingly cute nightlights too). Microwaves come as standard for warming bottles and sterilising.

Our complimentary Cool for Kids package provides free gifts and goodies for kids of all changes which always gets things off to a swinging start. You’ll find a teepee tent, bean bag, games and a personalised gift for each child as well as a Variety Pack of cereals (well they are on holiday…) and a popcorn maker.

Highchair in apartment at Staying Cool

3) Sheer Practicality 

From warming baby bottles in the microwave, flinging a wash in the machine after a toddler ‘incident’ to making an espresso in your Illy coffee machine, and being able to introduce your teens to the joy of ironing, you have all the comforts of home in a beautifully designed apartment. 

child friendly birmingham washing machine drum in serviced apartment
You’ll find a washing machine hidden away in your apartment

4) Space to have fun (and have time out)

There’s plenty of room for everyone to sit comfortably and relax after a fun-packed day out in the city. It’s so much more relaxing than squashing into a family hotel room. Our two-bedroom Maxi apartments give you two bedrooms and two ensuite bathrooms plus a very spacious living room/kitchen diner. Our penthouses give you all that plus a spacious, private balcony.

Kids playing in a penthouse apartment at Staying Cool Birmingham

5) Relaxing family evenings

Our ClubmanMaxi and Penthouse serviced apartments have separate bedrooms, which means that when the small people sleep, you can enjoy the rest of your evening with a glass of fizz (or a cup of complimentary hot chocolate!) taking in the rooftop views of the city. The views are Insta-tastic.

Couple relaxing on sofa in penthouse apartment

6) Child-friendly value (and style)

Your Birmingham family hotel stay will also be great value. Rates are per apartment, not per person, and there are no hidden extras to pay for (unlike some other Birmingham family hotels). We also make sure that you have everything you need to make a great cuppa (or coffee) during your stay and provide kitchen essentials such as oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper ie all the basics.

Balsamic Vinegar, Rapeseed Oil, Salt & Pepper Grinders - Kitchen essentials at Staying Cool Birmingham

7) Family Rooms to recharge

We’re located right in the city centre, in the pedestrianised area, which is very child-friendly. Get out and explore then pop back any time to your apartment with the kids and grab a bite to eat, play some board games (supplied), watch TV or take a nap – you choose. You’ll also have free, high-quality Wi-Fi for your entire stay and a good choice of TV channels or the option to plug and play your own devices.

Three girls playing board game at Staying Cool

8) Putting your feet up

You are having a break and that’s exactly what a family friendly hotel apartment delivers. You will find everything ready to use on arrival (beds made up etc) and it’s our job to clean the apartment after you check out not yours.

During your stay, you can enjoy a free, daily maid service. Just let us know how often you would like it at check-in.

Housekeeper holding fresh towles at Staying Cool at the Rotunda

9) Banish boredom

Taking a family staycation or holiday in Birmingham can be great fun – no matter what the British weather is doing. And staying right in the heart of the city means that you have brilliant entertainment right on your doorstep. Birmingham has lots of indoor options ranging from museums and art galleries to sports and shopping. It’s a very child-friendly place to take a break.

Spacesuit at the Thinktank science planetarium
Spacesuit at the Thinktank science planetarium

Some of our favourite things to do

There are tonnes more things to do in Birmingham for children. Visit Birmingham has a dedicated website section for families, highlighting a great range of ideas and suggestions to keep children of all ages entertained throughout their stay. And for Summer 2021 we have this handy guide.

10) Our family-friendly team

Our helpful concierge team at Rotunda love having children and families to stay and will happily give you advice. If you want to find the best child-friendly restaurants Birmingham has to offer – or the top things to do in Birmingham for children – then we’ll be delighted to help you to get the most from this great city.

Combining the vibrancy of the city with Staying Cool style can really give you one of your best ever UK breaks.  We’ve looked after 4,000+ families at our Birmingham serviced apartments over the past thirteen years. Children, parents and grandparents alike think Rotunda is a great child-friendly hotel to stay at and so do the media…

Staying Cool team on balcony

What the papers say

“Families with a taste for design can upgrade to Staying Cool at the Rotunda. Upscale amenities include organic breakfasts, an espresso machine and orange juicer.” Frommer’s

“As the kids did their thing…and then fell exhaustedly into their beds, we were able to sit and relax over a bottle of wine as the sun set and then the lights of the metropolis winked into life all around us.” Takethefamily.com

“Someone has put a lot of thought into making the stay a wonderful experience for guests, and it shows.”  Made for Mums

Put Staying Cool’s serviced apartments in Birmingham on your list of family-friendly holidays in the UK.

Little children playing board games in apartment at Rotunda