The Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre does exactly what it says on the tin! Right next to the Lime Street train station, a mere ten minutes’ walk from Liverpool One, Albert Dock, next to St George’s Hall and Liverpool airport is also only 20 minutes away- so it really is in the centre of all the action and major attractions Liverpool has to offer.
We were greeted by Emma, who wished us a good stay and made sure our check in was swift and easy.
The room itself was generous, with a separate area for a desk and chair to work at or for the ladies- to groom yourself on a morning and the bedroom was through a door for some privacy with a wall mounted TV and spectacular views of the city. All decorated in warm chocolate colours- this is the perfect place to unwind. You can also upgrade to a suite if you need a little more room and the feeling of being at home during your stay (as pictured below).
The bathroom was medium in size and had everything you could need for the night, with complimentary toiletries, white towels- even the tissues were folded into a bow!
We had tea and coffee making facilities, with a complimentary bottle of water, a chocolate bar and biscuits- great for those pre-midnight snack cravings!
We walked into town to get a bite to eat, as the Chevas Park in Liverpool One, however the hotel also has room service, a restaurant and the Lime Lounge if you want to stay in house for a bite to eat or a larger meal.
The hotel has complimentary wireless internet and discounted use of the car park located just next to the hotel so city parking is thankfully easy and cheap for once making the whole experience much less stressful.
The hotel also boasts a gym, so if you don’t want to break your fitness regime while you are away from home then this is available for residents.
While we were there we saw a lot of groups and couples heading out for a night out in the city, so it’s a great base for clubbing and pub crawls.
The breakfast is located at the front of the hotel with a large sweeping window so you can look at all the eager shoppers and commuters milling around in front of the station. The room lets in all the morning light to help you rise that bit easier. There was the usual selection of cold meats, fruits, cereals and cooked breakfast options with waitress service for tea and coffee. The service was swift and before we knew it we were ready for another day.
Among the other nearby attractions is the Walker Street Gallery, Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium and Goodison Park, the Beatles Museum and Tate Liverpool; there really is a lot of choice to occupy your time during your stay.
We found it a great place to stay for a couple looking for an evening’s escape from the routine of home. If you want to go out for a meal, go to the Empire Theatre or rest the night before a day full of shopping- there is a room for everyone- whatever your reason for being in the city.
Thanks to Emma and all the staff who made our stay so pleasant.