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“Good, but not cheap” 4 of 5 stars
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The Ship Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6SA, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Parkgate B&B and Inns
Liverpool
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83 reviews 83 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Good, but not cheap”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Ship for a night, whilst in Parkgate for a party. It is a nice hotel with very efficient and friendly staff. I understand the evening meals are good, but we didn't eat in the hotel. Breakfast was very good. Some parts of the hotel (upstairs corridors and stairs, in particular) could do with redecoration, but the room was a good size and well furnished. At £75 per night, I thought it a little pricey for what was on offer, but overall it is a decent place to stay and is very well situated.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Today we had lunch overlooking the wildlife pools of the River Dee marshes at Parkgate, roughly from where Nelson set sail. The choice of menu is wide and the food excellent. The staff are friendly, helpful and extremely efficient. There are an abundance of Hannahs on the staff but Hannah 'M' was simply outstanding. The service was great and we had a lovely meal.

Room Tip: Ask for a table overlooking the Dee estuary.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had lunch in this place and what a lovely lunch it was. A really bright and airy pub. Three of us had sandwiches which were all on chunky homemade bread with very generous fillings all of which came with a delightful side salad. With three drinks it came to a bargain £22. All of us said we would have loved to have sampled the restaurant menu as some of the dishes sounded delicious. A really good place to go I would recommend to anyone in the area

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My first time in The Ship Hotel. Was entertaining friends who live in Parkgate. Had the roast beef and was very pleased with the quality, the portion size and the crisp vegetables. Will certainly eat there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We spent one night at the Ship recently and were content with what we found. Great location on the "prom" in the lovely Parkgate. Room, whilst small, was comfortable and clean and the bathroom was a decent size. Breakfast was a while arriving but was good when it appeared. Friendly staff. Only quibble is (and I've only just realised this!), I informed the hotel at the time of online booking that it was my partner's birthday and suggested it would be nice to mark this in some small way - it wasn't. We didn't eat dinner in the hotel but the menu looks worth a try - lots of locally sourced meats etc. at reasonable prices.

Room Tip: Views across the Dee will be at a premium but worth enquiring.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed at The Ship for 6 nights from June 11 thru June 17 and could not have been happier with our choice of hotel. For the first three nights my wife and I stayed in Room #25 on the top floor. This is one of four rooms in the hotel which look straight on to the River Dee, and the Welsh hills as well as Parkgate's famous promenade known as The Parade. When our son joined us we moved to #19, a Family Room. Both rooms were very comfortable and very clean. The stairs to the rooms creak with almost every step and you find yourself imagining Admiral Lord Nelson climbing those very stairs on his frequent romantic liaisons with Lady Hamilton. Downstairs you will find the dining room and bar area which also offer the feeling of stepping back in time, in a uniquely British way. The food quality was that of an excellent restaurant rather than of a hotel. The choices were extensive without being pretentious and the portions will have you struggling to find room for dessert. There is a separate room where breakfast is served to the hotel guests. The quality of the full English breakfast leaves nothing to be desired and provides a wonderful start to the day. The Ship is the heart of the action on The Parade and sits right next door to the famous Nicholls homemade ice cream store. A few steps further down the road is a wonderful fish and chip shop as well as a shop that sells freshly caught shrimps and prawns. Parkgate is the perfect base for visiting anywhere on the Wirral. You can be in Chester in under 15 minutes and in Liverpool in no more than half an hour. Note, if you plan on taking the famous "Ferry Across the Mersey" try to do so on a week day when they offer much cheaper commuter rates. As mentioned earlier, from your room you can see across the Dee to the Welsh hills and the drive to places like Ruthin and Bala Lake could hardly be easier. The Ship simply oozes character, history, great food, warmth and coziness. But what makes it even more special is, without doubt, the small but wonderful staff who make you feel so welcome and part of the family. The high standard of service was exemplified by Hannah who served us breakfast, lunch and dinner and always with a smile. For anyone planning to stay on The Wirral look no further than The Ship. My family and I are already looking forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking The Parade.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Room clean, modern bathroom at a competitive room rate. Hotel shows it's age in some areas, but staff work hard to keep it very presentable. Service in bars and restaurant excellent, food standard I would rate average, but very acceptable. Good friendly atmosphere.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Ship Hotel

Address: The Parade, Parkgate CH64 6SA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Wirral > Parkgate
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Parkgate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Ship Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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