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Old July 27th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Hotels in Liverpool

What are peoples' experiences of hotels in Liverpool? - are they crap/good/indifferent/bad service etc??

Going over to ask one of the girls on my section as she's been in virtually every hotel in the city centre but all she ever sees are the ceilings in the rooms.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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Park your car mister ?

Best and worst recently - SAS Radisson - but NO parking arrangements - left the car in the NCP and had it broken into! A 4* Hotel with no parking - what a joke!

Heres a great site for hotel reviews etc for anyone travelling to Liverpool ( or anywhere else for that matter)

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g...Vacations.html
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Old July 27th, 2005, 06:27 PM   #3
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Holiday Inn Express Albert Dock for VFM, setting and the way they've retained the original interior brickwork and metal doors. Rooms aren't all that large, but well equipped. Surprisingly though, no wireless internet
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Old July 27th, 2005, 06:32 PM   #4
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she's been in virtually every hotel in the city centre but all she ever sees are the ceilings in the rooms.
Tell her read the Kama Sutra if she wants to see more of her hotel room
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Old July 27th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #5
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The Adelphi ! Plain and simple.

My thread on the Layla hotel has links to some scathing reviews and another link to a picture of the manageress of the fly on the wall documentary that was done in the late 90's. She was one scary scally.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 10:50 PM   #6
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Agree with Dave about Holiday Inn Express at Albert Dock, it's good value and it's a nice place to stay, at least it was the one time I stayed there. Nice bar, not too pricey. However, the brickwork of the window cil (is that how you spell it?) outside my bedroom window was encrusted with very large amounts of pigeon shit which I thought might be a health hazzard. It's probably 3 or 4 years since I stayed, but arriving late, there was no food in the hotel (the "express" chain is basically just rooms and a bar), and the Albert Dock outlets had closed down, so it was a struggle finding anything to eat ......I hope the city centre is a bit better able to cope these days? The Albert Dock is a bit remote.

Worst I have stayed in is Atlantic Tower, the rooms are unacceptably small and - again it's probably three or four years since I stayed - was unacceptably decorated. Hunting prints with brass lights above them, really old-fashioned and tacky stuff. Breakfast was shit with nothing for vegetarians, not even yogurt (it had gelatine in it). Generally poor service I felt. But, the view was glorious, so I'd probably stay there again just for the view if I had a choice of room.

My favourite has been Marriott in Queens Square or whatever it's called, stayed a couple of times and it's a classy operation. Big rooms, good service, they treat you well. The view from a very big window was entirely of St Georges Hall, which loomed hugely, and you can't beat that. I would recommend that place to anyone.

Haven't stayed in a hotel in Liverpool for several years now, so I am a bit out of date. And I've never stayed in any of the posher ones.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 12:29 PM   #7
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You a veggie Poli? If you've never tried an Eddie Rockets burger then you're missing out mate!
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Tell her read the Kama Sutra if she wants to see more of her hotel room
I did but she had a cob on that I took her to the Formula 1 hotel!
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Old September 5th, 2005, 05:29 AM   #9
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Had to spend a night in the Ibis, saturday night. It was OK.

Decent size room. No smell of pets (they allow them) or signs of ciggie wanking activity.

Free parking and £6.95 will get you an "English Breakfast Buffet" which means as much bacon, sausages, baked beans, tomatoes etc as you can eat.

Good value and nice views

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Old September 5th, 2005, 10:38 AM   #10
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some great pics as ever dave! we will have some good additions to the liverpool hotel scene with layla, malmaisson and Jurys all joining the scene soon to name but a few
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What's the Campanile like then? Staying there in a month or so.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 11:04 AM   #12
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P.S. Is there a La Taska's in Liverpool? If so whereabouts? (Don't ask).
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campanille i imgines to be a pretty good budget hotel located near the albert dock, you will find la tasca's in queen square . Enjoy!
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P.S. Is there a La Taska's in Liverpool? If so whereabouts? (Don't ask).
It's in Queen's Sq by the Marriot, assuming you mean the tapas place.

Oops, I completely missed the end of that last message sorry...
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Yep, the Tapas place is where I mean, thanks.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 02:02 PM   #16
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Radisson is absolutely brilliant. It's a 4* plus. There IS actually limited parking available for guests.

The worst is undoubtedly the Adelphi. It's absolutely awful
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Old September 5th, 2005, 03:03 PM   #17
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Wink Britannia Adelphi etc .....

Sadly the Adelphi can be very hit and miss - fantastic to crap.

I have stayed there and it wasn`t bad, some members of my family have stayed there and it was alternatively very good and sometimes very poor (a lot does depend of what rooms you are allocated - some very spacious and grand and others cramped and a bit pokey.)

On the plus side it has a variety of bars and other facilities and it is as far as I know still the largest Hotel (by number of rooms and also scale) in Liverpool.

(Did you know it has a "one ton" moveable wall in the banqueting suite - it lifts up into the ceiling? Look around the back of the hotel and you will see the structure it rises into. Incidentally the Adelphi is currently only about half it`s intended size as it was meant to go further back but the land wasn`t available at that time!)

The `Carvery` on a Sunday used to be excellent value and that also went through a period of being hit and miss.

So that`s all down to the `management`

Generally on the many times I`ve been in the Adelphi the staff themselves have always been courtious and friendly - but some of the service slow.

Which again could be a problem with management and resource.

My brother and his wife once rang room service for a bottle of champagne about 1.30 am (champagne taste with beer money) and after an hour and a quarter waiting, cancelled the order.

However the suite of rooms they were allocated for themselves and their two sons was absolutely wonderful.

Sadly some of the larger suites on the upper floors were converted into additional rooms to squeeze the cash cow.

Various `presidential style` rooms and suites however remain.

The Grand Nationals `Jockeys Ball` (what ever it`s called) is still held there(?) after the Grand National and they make merry.....

The Britannia chain (Manchester based) needs to recognise that the Adelphi needs less reality shows and probably new investment - though to be fair to Britannia they bought the Adelphi at a time (1970`s) when it could so easily have closed for good and they did invest several millions in refurb etc.

It`s a big hotel and needs big custom.

(Charles Dickens stayed in the previous Adelphi many times - which also had fifty lounges....

It was he said his favourite hotel in the world - and he did a lot a travelling.

He stayed there when he gave his various public readings of his novels in St Georges Hall and when travelling to the United States for similar readings.)


The present hotel is the third and largest of the Adelphi`s to occupy the site.

One good reason to build in the area is too keep the Adelphi busy as the competition increases - I wish it well.

And of course you know why the bedroom doors open outwards don`t you.........to get the guests used to being on board a ship.

But you probably knew that.


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Old September 5th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #18
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The Adelphi can be lovely though.











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Old September 5th, 2005, 03:32 PM   #19
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Paul, those pictures bring a lump to my throat.....in many ways that is how a hotel should look!

A `Grand` experience......

Hopefully with matching service.

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Old September 5th, 2005, 03:49 PM   #20
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The Adelphi needs a lot of investment. Those photos are flattering but a lot of rooms are just really tired and worn. They also need to jib the spotty twerp who spilt sauce into my lap on a Christmas night out in 1996.
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