Staying Cool has bridged the gap between stylish boutique hotels and top notch holiday rentals for the past decade with our 35 bed architectural stunner atop the iconic Rotunda in Birmingham.
We have four apartment types - from studios (Minis) to Penthouses (two en-suite bedrooms) - right in the heart of the city centre. This guide focuses on Mini (studio apartments). For other apartment types please visit https://www.stayingcool.com/accessibility-matters/. Stay like a stylish local. Enjoy great design, space and show-off views.
Come and find out why our guest review scores have been 90+% since we opened.
There is level access from the main entrance to:Main reception
Level access bedrooms
Travel by public transport
The entrance to Rotunda is in the pedestrian area of central Birmingham and is officially part of the Bullring. It is on New Street, next to Zara. Access to the building is by ringing the concierge from the panel to the left of the front door (press 1 2 3 and the bell button). We will issue you with an electronic door fob for you to use whilst staying with us.
Travel by taxi
Walking from the car park to the building is through a busy shopping mall (Bullring) and then a short uncovered walk (200m) from the Bullring exit to the Rotunda entrance across a pedestrianised square.
Path to main entrance
The entrance to Rotunda is in the pedestrian area of central Birmingham. It is on New Street, next to Zara. Access to the building is gained by ringing the concierge from the panel to the left of the front door. (We will issue you with an electronic door fob for you to use whilst staying with us.)
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Guest lifts to all floors and apartments
The reception area is very spacious (30m x 20m) and has a slate floor. The floor slopes away from the entrance door for 10m into the centre of the building. The Staying Cool reception and oncierge desk is on the left. It is 50cm high at its lowest point and 90cm high at its highest. The desk is fitted with a hearing loop. The lifts are directly ahead, in the centre of the building.
Place to eat and drink
We provide fully equipped kitchens in every apartment. They have espresso machines, microwave, four ring hob, full-sized oven, pans, cooking prep equipment and utensils. Do get in touch if you would like a full inventory.
Getting around outside
Customer care support
There is no separate area, however charging can be carried out within each of our apartment types, using a mains 3-pin plug socket.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
The Guest Relations team is available on reception from 8.30am - 10pm every day of the year. Outside of these hours, our phones are answered by an out of hours service and reception is staffed by a member of the Rotunda’s security team.
Wheelchair users, and those with mobility impairments, can book and pay for our smallest apartment type - a Mini which is not suitable for any wheelchair - and receive a free upgrade to a larger Clubman (subject to Clubman availability).