Somewhat surprised at the ferocity of the bad reviews, so thought I’d throw my two pence worth in.
We enjoyed our second stay at The Printwork Hotel a few months ago, the last time we stayed it was called the Renshaw and we have been to Liverpool several times in between. By “we”, I refer to myself and a group of friends who frequent cities in the UK for weekends away.
The hotel is perfect for a group of four like us as we simply check into a quadruple room and are away. We negotiated a good deal with the Manager and did have to wait a while to check in as there was nobody on reception. If you find this is a problem just pop into the side door into the restaurant and problem solved. It is a bit of a concern that the door to reception is left unlocked during the day (security risk when nobody on reception?) but during the night it is monitored.
The room we stayed in was a little too warm as the air conditioning wasn’t working (a frequent complaint I see) but this was not too big an issue as we left the windows open. Everything was working – iPod dock, TV (we hooked our PlayStation up to it for a few games before we went out) and shower etc. the hotel is very well located, approx. 5 minute walk from Lime Street station, the shops and Concert Square, so if you are here to hit the bars it’s excellent to stay.
Overall I would say that if you are a group heading out for a party weekend it is a very good base to stay in, if you are going away with your partner and want a quiet, relaxing weekend it is not. There are some unreasonably negative reviews from people on here who appear to be attacking the hotel because they made a poor choice of where to stay – if you are going away for a romantic weekend you would pick a romantic hotel, no? Also others have attacked the customer service here, we found all the staff to be friendly, polite and attentive to our needs, the fact somebody wasn’t on the reception desk does not take away from this in my humble opinion.
Having said that there are a few small issues here which didn’t bother me personally but they may bother you, so in conclusion if you use the The Printwork Hotel as a base for a night on the tiles you won’t go far wrong.
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