Freelance Travel & Music Writer24 November 2020
Looking for serviced apartments in Birmingham? Right in the heart of England’s West Midlands, Birmingham is great for solo stays or family getaways – whether you’re visiting the NEC Birmingham or the famous Cadbury World.
Birmingham is one of the UK’s fastest growing destinations – and its accommodation offerings are second to none. As overnight stay demands are changing, the UK’s second city is benefitting from a boom in stylish, self-contained suites popping up in iconic locations. Read on for our pick of the best apartments in Birmingham, from central, high-rise luxury to cool, unassuming comfort.
Staying Cool at Rotunda
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Housed within an iconic city skyscraper, Staying Cool at Rotunda Birmingham blends timeless luxury with effortless convenience. These swanky pads – which are the only four- and five-star independent serviced apartments in Birmingham – provide guests with picture-perfect city views, chic ’60s interiors and Poggenpohl kitchens in an unrivalled, central location. Fancy a cosy night in? Each apartment is equipped with a selection of board games. Just make sure you pack your A game.
At Aparthotel Adagio Birmingham City Centre, you’re right in the thick of the action. Just a few steps away from the Bullring shopping centre and on the edge of the graffiti-strewn creative quarter of Digbeth, this aparthotel boasts 108 spacious apartments, suitable for solo stays, romantic weekends or family getaways. All guests can take advantage of free fitness centre access, and pets are welcome, too – nobody gets left out here.
The elegant suites at No.8 Waterloo Apartments Birmingham are ideal for those who seek that warm, home-away-from-home feeling. All of their 30 apartments have been meticulously designed to reflect the building’s Grade II-listed status and are equipped with solid wood flooring, bespoke furniture and stylish kitchenettes. Located in the city’s business district, you’ll be within walking distance of historic buildings, hip bars, quirky brunch spots and art galleries.
With an impressive 170 furnished rooms just a hop, skip and a jump away from one of the city’s coolest districts, Staycity Aparthotels Birmingham Central Newhall Square ticks all the boxes. Nearby, take advantage of the coolest bars and restaurants in the Jewellery Quarter, or take a short walk into the city centre to visit renowned attractions like Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
Birmingham has more miles of canal than Venice – and this luxury base is ideal for exploring them. Situated next to bustling narrowboat mooring point Gas Street Basin, the Spires Birmingham offers deluxe, spacious apartments near high-end shopping centre the Mailbox. Take a canalside stroll and stop off at quirky waterside bars, like the Gin Vault and Canalside Cafe. The 15,600 capacity Utilita Arena Birmingham is a short stroll away, too.
Nestled in a lofty position above the tree-lined square at Brindleyplace, SACO Birmingham is within touching distance of high-end restaurants, chic cocktail bars and cosy canalside pubs. After a good night’s sleep, look forward to preparing breakfast in your well-equipped kitchenette and enjoying it on your private balcony. Keen to explore the area? Check out the nearby IKON, a contemporary art gallery just a three-minute walk from your door.
Ditch those cramped hotel rooms and upgrade to a furnished apartment at Staybridge Suites Birmingham. All 179 of these deluxe suites bestow equipped kitchenettes, bright workspaces and cosy seating areas; breakfast and laundry services are complimentary, too. Birmingham’s business district is across the street, there’s a tram stop directly outside, and New Street Station is a four-minute walk away.
Just a four-minute walk from New Street Station lies the plush Premier Suites Birmingham, home to 66 apartments with an abundance of amenities. Once you’ve risen out of your comfy double bed and peeled yourself away from the snug sofa, the city is your oyster. Take in the sounds and smells of the city’s fresh fruit and veg market on your doorstep, or head to the train station and explore the rest of the city at your leisure.