base2Stay is very new, having opened only in 2010. The hotel is in an industrial building from the middle of the 19th century, which has been spectacularly renovated. If you want to know just how spectacularly, look up the address in Google Street View and you will see the building in its pre-renovation state. Incidentally: on Street View the whole of Seel Street and environs look rather depressing but don't let this worry you. The images apparently date from just before Liverpool's turn as European Capital of Culture in 2008 and the area looks very much better now.
The hotel announces itself as "located in the beating heart of Liverpool" and that is perfectly true. Bars, restaurants and clubs are literally round the corner and the area gets very busy on weekend nights. With a room on the ground floor looking out on a side street we were expecting a lot of noise during the night, but the sound proofing is so good that the hotel might just as well be on a remote mountaintop. The hotel has neither restaurant nor bar (which makes sense in this neighbourhood); breakfast can be ordered from a nearby cafe and they will deliver it to your room. We preferred going out for breakfast: there are plenty of places nearby (many of them listed on the hotel website) but keep in mind they only open at 10 AM. If you want your breakfast earlier, ordering it in the room is the only option. The rooms also have a kitchenette and fridge.
We had a Gallery Studio (double-height studio for 3-4 persons) so we can't really say anything about the standard rooms. The equipment is very modern (figuring out the remote control of the curtains was a bit of a challenge) and the room was impeccably clean. The reception staff were efficient and extremely friendly. We stayed for 2 nights in the second half of July. The room price (for 3 persons) was £159 per night.
The main sights are within walking distance (and not being much of a walking person when I say "walking distance" I *mean* "walking distance): main shopping streets 5 minutes, waterfront and Liverpool One about 10 min, the cathedrals 15 min. If you arrive by car you can use the Q-Park, which is only about 150 metres away and is clean and well-lit. The hotel has an arrangement with them and you can park for £ 9.50 per 24 hours.
This review may sound like a sponsored ad, but no - we were paying guests and the above is my honest opinion. base2Stay gets 5 stars all round and I will gladly stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Nadler Liverpool offers a unique combination of 4* comfort, design and service. All rooms offer A/C, mini-kitchens, free WiFi + free internet, music & games on HDTVs. Without a bar or restaurant, it’s ideally suited to the RopeWalks, Liverpool city centre’s vibrant design quarter. Enjoy exclusive discounts at some of Liverpool’s best bars and restaurants, with which this boutique hotel is surrounded and 30 minutes of free local & national calls per day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Base2stay Liverpool Hotel Liverpool