I went to the Woodland as a Grand National stop off, having found my usual haunt fully booked. I really enjoyed my stay it has to be said.
The rooms were a very generous size, we booked 2 single rooms, both of which could have easily accommodated a double bed. Rooms included a flat screen tv with freeview, and a decent ensuite.
Breakfast was a good qual, and came out at a good speed, which was a plus when you had to get to the national! Also the staff were lovely and chatted to you.
I really liked that they gave you a key to the whole building, and there wasn't a lock out time. Not only this, but i didn't find i got disturbed if anyone came in late.
Links to liverpool were good, getting to Aintree was a tiny bit more painful, having to go almost back into liverpool and then back on yourself to get there, but it's not an expensive trip by any means, and cheaper than petrol and parking easily! The staff were also willing to hold onto my bag for me after i had checked out, so i could come back and get it rather than pay the expense for left luggage at the racecourse. Which was just one of the many nice touches to staying in a small b&b
The area itself is not unpleasant either. Although it will not be revered for being an international beauty spot it's a nice town, and although the seafront is hardly stunning it made for a nice evening stroll. The hotel doesn't provide an evening meal, but there is a huge amount of choice not 5 mins away from the front door, all reasonably priced. Also a huge number of pubs for you to choose from. All the local people were very very friendly and by the time i left i was very fond of the town!
All in all a wonderful stay, only 2 niggles, there wasn't really a surface on which one could do work, and it's not as if the rooms don't have space, also my ensuite had a curtain, rather than a door, which the other room did have. Again not major, but if someone else was in your room, it's not the most pleasant!
Apart from that it was a really lovely stay and i will defiantly note it for next year.
- Also Known As:
- Woodland Guest House Hotel
- Woodland Guest House Hotel Liverpool
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We aim to offer a comfortable, friendly atmosphere where our guests can relax and feel at home and want to come back again. We are located five miles from Liverpool City Centre with good public transport links to the City, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and the coastal town of Southport. We are also close to the motorway network. ... more less