Directions to Rotunda
Our Rotunda aparthotel has been described as ‘the pin in the centre of the map of Birmingham’.
Our building entrance is on the pedestrianised part of New Street, right next to the Bullring shopping centre entrance.
Now that’s super-central!
We don’t have parking at Rotunda but we have a super-discounted rate of just £15.00 a night in any of the Bullring’s car parks.
The closest parking to our Birmingham aparthotel is the Bullring Centre car park which is accessed via Smallbrook Queensway (Sat Nav postcode B5 4EG). It’s then about a 250m walk to our front door – depending on where you park!
Please note: the Bullring Centre car park closes at midnight and doesn’t reopen until 7am, Monday to Saturday and 9am on Sundays. If this doesn’t work for you, do let us know and we’ll help you find an alternative place to park, alas it won’t be covered by our discounted ticket price.
Just follow the signs for East Mall and park as close to the lift-lobby as you can. Then take the lift to level 2. Once you come out of the lift head for Goldsmiths (on your right). With Goldsmiths on your right walk straight ahead and exit the Bullring into Rotunda Square.
The Bronze Bull is in front of you and our entrance is directly ahead (on your left) after Zara Women.
Clean Air Zone
Birmingham city centre has been designated a Clean Air Zone since 14 June 2021 which means if you have an older car you will have to pay a fee for bringing your car into the centre of Birmingham.
The majority of new vehicles are exempt, however, if you have petrol vehicle older than 2007 or a diesel car pre 2014 is it likely you would need to pay the levy – please do check prior to travel via the Brum Breathes website.
The charge is £8 for 24 hours from midnight to midnight, this means if you arrive at 3pm on Friday and leave at 12noon on Saturday, the total charge would be £16.00.
You can pay online using the Government’s payment system or you can call the Government’s Clean Air Zone team on 0300 029 8888.
You must pay during the allocated 13-day payment window which is:
- 6 days before the day you use your vehicle in the Clean Air Zone
- on the day you use your vehicle in the Clean Air Zone
- 6 days after (up to 11.59pm hours on the sixth day) you used your vehicle in the Clean Air Zone
If you do not pay within the allocate timeframe, you will receive a Penalty Charge Notice in the post of £120, reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.
If you’re arriving by taxi or want to unload your luggage, our nearest drop-off point is on Worcester Street. (Sat Nav postcode B2 4BB).
During your stay we recommend using Uber (pick up point normally by TK Maxx, a few hundred metres away) or 24/7 Taxis who will pick you up from the rear of the building. The team on reception can guide you. Black cabs are available around the city centre, with the nearest taxi rank located outside New Street station.
We’re just a three-minute walk from both New Street and Moor Street Stations.
Directions to Rotunda from New Street Station (also known as Grand Central)
From platform level follow the signs to the Stephenson Street exit (taking the escalators or lifts) and go through the ticket barriers.
Turn right out of the Stephenson Street exit and follow the tram line round to the left.
When you reach the crossroads (you’ll see Timpson store on the corner) turn right and head down New Street.
Keep walking until you reach a Lush store on your right and you’ll find our main entrance is located next door.
Here’s a Google map walking route for assistance.
Directions to Rotunda from Moor Street Station
From Moor Street Station, cross the road out of the station and turn left.
You’ll see a ramp that will take you past ARKET into Rotunda Square. In front of you, you’ll see Zara Women. The entrance to our Birmingham aparthotel is just to the right, you’ll spot the Rotunda branding above the glass doors.
Here’s a Google map walking route for assistance.
Birmingham airport is the nearest airport to Rotunda.
The airport is 25 minutes away in a taxi – or just nine minutes via train to New Street Station.
Trains run approximately every ten minutes between the Birmingham Airport and New Street Station and our Rotunda aparthotel is just a three-minute walk from there (see directions above).
We offer a discounted parking scheme (£15.00 per night compared to the standard £25.00 for 8 hours+) at any of the Bullring car parks. This offer gives you one exit from the car park per night you stay with us. If you wish to exit more than once then we offer 25% off the short stay rates. More information on Bullring car park can be found here.
Simply park up as normal and exchange your issued car parking ticket for one of ours when you check in. We can’t retrospectively refund monies, so please do swap your ticket on check-in rather than check-out to be safe.
The nearest of the Bullring car parks is Centre which is roughly 300m away beneath the Bullring and the Rotunda.
Opening times are: Monday to Saturday 06:30 AM – 12:00 AM and Sundays: 08:00 AM – 12:00 AM.
Access and available exit points will be limited outside of these hours, so if you are arriving or departing outside of the times stated above, please let us know and we will advise on the best alternative parking options.
If you have very heavy luggage then please feel free to use our loading bay to drop it off before you park up. Please email us or call us on +44 (0)121 285 1250 to arrange.
Just an FYI, if you want to use your car during your stay, it may be cheaper to use pay as you go. Also, the carpark closes at Midnight and doesn’t reopen until 7 am, Monday to Saturday and 8 am on Sundays. If this doesn’t work for you, do let us know and we’ll help you find an alternative place to park, alas it won’t be covered by our discounted tickets.
How to find us from the car park:
Directions to Rotunda if you are arriving before 11.30pm (7 days a week):
- Park as near to the East Mall entrance as possible, on the left as soon as you enter the car park
- When on foot go through the glass doors marked West Mall and take the lift to Level 2
- From the lift, walk straight ahead until you are in the main mall (keep to the left).
- You will walk past Goldsmiths (opposite H&M Home). Exit the mall, here you should see the famous Bull statue just outside.
- The entrance to the Rotunda is just after Zara (Woman). Keep to the left. We are the tall cylindrical building with ‘Bullring’ on the top.
- Press ‘123’ on the buzzer panel to contact Guest Relations.
Directions to Rotunda if you are arriving after 11.30pm (7 days a week):
- We would recommend parking a little further into the car park (under Selfridges), as after these times the lift above is closed, unfortunately, this does mean a slightly longer walk.
- There is a lift and staircase by the car park entrance.
- Once out of the lift on the 1st floor of the mall, you will need to walk between Costa and Burger King and through the glass doors.
- From here walk towards Chaopharaya Thai restaurant and turn right to go up the ramp between the two halves of the Bullring.
- Once at the top, the entrance to the Rotunda is after Zara (womenswear).
- Press ‘123’ on the buzzer panel to contact Concierge.
Birmingham has a great bus, tram and rail network. You can plan your journey in and around the city via the Network West Midlands Journey Planner.
See below the Network West Midlands routes map and guide. Please note that you you’ll need the correct change for your journey when using the bus or you can download the NXBUS mTicket app from your chosen app store and purchase an e-ticket.
You can travel around the city centre and as far as Wolverhampton using the Birmingham tram system. No need to buy a ticket before boarding, speak to the conductor, they accept cash and card. Plan your journey via the Network West Midlands Journey Planner.
Both Birmingham New Street and Moor Street stations have electronic barriers which allow you to scan an e-ticket. You can purchase an e-ticket via the Trainline app, which will save you queuing at the machines.
West Midlands Cycle Hire
Experience the city by cycle. West Midlands Cycle Hire offers a range of bicycles and ebikes around the city for you to unlock and pay as you ride. With multiple bike stations around Rotunda, simply download the Beryl App, unlock your nearest bike from its dock and you’re away!
For those visiting us for a longer period, minute bundles are also available to purchase if you’re going to be using the WM Cycle Hire service regularly.
Do you want to get around the city without pedaling? If you have a provisional or full driving licence, a Voi Scooter might just be the answer. These snazzy electric scooters are dotted throughout the centre and can be easily found and accessed with the VOI App which you’ll find on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Choose how you want to pay, whether it’s by the minute or day to monthly passes. You can also take them to the roads, using the designated cycle lanes. But do be careful, they can go pretty fast!
Should you decide to explore the city during your stay, you’ll find some recommendations on places to visit for food and drink in our Dining Out section.
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