We chose the Holiday Inn for its central location and because it had parking very close by - it wasn't the cheapest hotel we found, but the location makes it worth paying a little more for as it's a manageable walk to most attractions. Parking is in the NCP car park next door and as long as you get the hotel to validate your ticket, it costs £6 per 24 hours.
All the staff that we spoke to were very pleasant, the rooms were comfortable and had all the usual facilities (nice to have a choice of firm or soft pillows). Our bedroom was a little bit too warm but you can open the window for some fresh air. Great view from the upper floor!
Breakfast was tasty and plentiful, and the view from the big windows in the restaurant was lovely, excellent for people watchers as it's right opposite Lime Street Station.
Just a few adverse points .. we were in Liverpool for a family visit and had requested adjoining rooms, but (despite having received confirmation that this had been booked) this was not the case. It wasn't a big problem, but I do feel that the promise should have been upheld (especially as ours was not a last minute booking).
Check out time is at midday and when we returned to our rooms to pick up our suitcases at a couple of minutes to 12, we found that we had automatically been locked out already, meaning that I had to return to reception. Again, not a big problem but inconvenient - surely a grace period of 5 minutes or so would be reasonable?
And finally, my main complaint is the lack of free internet (it costs £8 for 24 hours )- this is the first hotel I've come across in many years that does not have either wi-fi or cable internet and in this day and age it's something that most people would expect as part of the facilities, without having to join a reward program.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre is located in the heart of city, directly opposite Lime Street train station and 8 miles from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The hotel is ideal for both Premier League football teams; Liverpool FC at Anfield and Everton FC at Goodison Park, and for Aintree, home of The Grand National. There is no better base from which to explore the numerous theatres, bars and restaurants within this vibrant city. All 139 guest bedrooms are fully air-conditioned, have free Wi-Fi and views of the city and the fabulous surrounding architecture. The hotel hosts both business and social gatherings with 7 flexible function rooms that can accommodate up to 400 delegates. The Arena & Convention Centre Liverpool is just over 1 mile from the hotel and is easily walkable, as is the fabulous Liverpool ONE shopping and entertainment centre. For guests looking to relax after a busy day, the Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre offers a selection of menu options in the newly refurbished restaurant, bar & lounge with fabulous views over the St. George's Quarter. As an added bonus all Kids Stay & Eat Free with their parents and there is free wi-fi in all areas. Discounted pay car parking is available to our guests at the adjacent St. John's shopping centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre Hotel Liverpool
- Liverpool Holiday Inn