Having stayed in apartments in Manchester several times & enjoying the experience I decided for my companies night out to treat my staff & their partners to the experience of an apartment night out for our Xmas do.
I asked if I could check in earlier than stated to start cooking & was told yes, not a problem
I arrived in plenty of time & was shown to the Dakota building, it's a work in progress & as a business owner who's own business is a work on progress it's not a problem to me or my girls that everything isn't shiney & new when clearly things are being improved.
I hired two apartments sleeping six in each. I cooked using the ovens and found both apartments clean, tidy and well positioned.
We went out late and came back even later, access to the building was very secure.
The guys in the office were really helpful, funny & polite. The prices were reasonable & I would recommend the apartments for parties, hens, stags etc! I wouldn't recommend this type of stay in a major city for romantic breaks, we were there to party & celebrate as were many other people
As I have done this type of thing before I totally understand that the owners of the apartments cannot be held solely responsible for damages in the apartments, for instance the patio door handle was broken, is this the owners fault? No it's the stupid person who broke it & these things cannot be fixed in a 3 hour turn around for bookings so a little patience & understanding goes a long way!
I think you also need to be prepared to look after the place as if its your own, I always take a little kit with me like extra tea towels, antibacterial spray, salt, pepper, sauces, tea, coffee & sugar... you have to think outside the box if you are going to use the apartments to their full potential .... they are NOT hotels so don't expect to have the same type of experience as a hotel
Non of my staff had stayed in apartments instead of a hotel so I think we have 11 convertees to apartment stays over hotels
Thank you & we may well see you next Christmas
- Also Known As:
- Printworks Apartments Hotel Liverpool