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“Absolutely the Best!! Do Stay here”
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Waterford Hotel
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Absolutely the Best!! Do Stay here”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I,like you read the reviews on Tripadvisor now before I book accomodation or go to a restaurant. So when booking a trip to Southport from Canada with my 88 year old mom required some research on where to stay. Quickly I found that the Waterford Hotel was the top rated hotel in Southport, and therefore became the obvious choice for a few night`s stay. The following is what we discovered about the Waterford Hotel and why it is such an excellent choice for you too!

I want to do some justice to the quality of ownership that we found at the Waterford and the special care and attention that we received as well. Truly we felt like we were part of the family and were treated graciously and with great care and attention. Additionally we were fed in grand style, and housed in luxurious comfortable surroundings. The Waterfor Hotel is a very well kept and tastefully throughout and decorated period style facility that is conveniently located on the north end of the Southport Promenade, in a quiet and peaceful area, that is also very close to downtown. You are just 2 blocks from Lord st. and all of its`attractions, yet without the unwanted noise, bustle and night time disturbances, but well within casual walking distance, in an area of substantial homes and buildings. Parking is available in front of the building at no charge. Wireless internet was also available, which adds to value and convenience.
Our room was large, spacious and beautifully decorated and furnished, it was very comfortable and relaxing. The bathroom was clean, modern and plush. We had large panoramic windows with expansive views of the Marine Lake, just looking out from our room was very relaxing and when the sun poured in it was very soothing. The Waterford provides quiet comfortable luxurious accomodations, but the best is yet to come!

I am talking about service, yes, service. This is what makes the Waterford so unique and why you should stay here. Service, a word now lost somewhere back in the last century and not too easily found in present day, yet we found it in abundance at the Waterford Hotel.
Yes it started when we first arrived, actually before with our emails as we discussed our booking, which were friendly and responsive. However once we arrived we discovered an unmistakeable pride of ownership and the knowledge of what a customer really needs and want to be comfortable and feel at home. There is no front desk drama or constant personel changes, which lead to different levels of expectations that occur when you are being tended to by hired staff or management because the ownership is located in a distant boardroom far from where you are staying.
Paul and Trina are your hosts and owners, everything is done very tastefully and very casually.
Our days started with the most delicious and freshly prepared breakfasts that you could ever imagine. Lots of choice variety for your taste requirements stay includes breakfast, which was absolutely fantastic, you'd think you were in a 4 star restaurant simply superb, with lots of choices, all freshly prepared, healthy, warm and temptingly delicious.

I really can't say enough about the quality of the accomodation and the warmth and friendliness of our hosts at the Waterford. This is rated the #1 establishment in Southport, and we found out why that is so true when we had the good fortune and pleasure to stay here in the Summer of 2012, I can't wait to come back here again in the Summer of 2013. Thank you Waterford Hotel for the excellence in all areas!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you are looking for a place to stay in Southport then this is a really good B & B. lovely rooms, exceptional breakfast and friendly and informative hosts. Parking available which was great. Stairs to all bedrooms, something to consider if you have mobility issues.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Mam and I visited Southport weekend of the airshow. We stayed at the Waterford hotel and i am so pleased we did. Paul showed us to room and even helped carry our bags. We were also brought tea and warm cakes. A warm welcome and great first impression. Great location for everything. we had room with lovely views over the lake and sea in the very far distance. Lovely bathroom with toiletries and nice soft white towels. sheets etc. Soft pillows and comfy clean beds. Heating in room was very efficient if required. We didnt need this as weekend was boiling hot weather. Tea, biscuits, and savouries to pick for supper and bottled water in the fridge too. Breakfast was totally an experience, so relaxed and everything and anything to eat. Paul even brought me my guilty pleasure with my fried bread one morning. Hot and cold menu all brought to table. lovely and fresh. Fab strong tea and variety of breads for toast. could go on and on. Everywhere immaculate. Lots of little touches that make this little hotel so special. Well done to Paul and Trina for maintaining such high standards. Best hotel ever will definately be back

Room Tip: Rooms on front have lovely views of the lake
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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kinross
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This was not our first visit to Southport but our firsit to the Waterford This is a bed & breakfast a d hotel in a good location near the marina. We were welcomed by the owners Paul & Trina and shown to our top floor room with a view of the marina and the distant sea .Lovely bathroom and shower bathrobes and flufy towels which during our stay were replaced daily.The breakfast room was a delight to take breakfast in along with a menu. to go with it .Trina"s presentation was wonderful and so was the food.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire Dales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Wanted somewhere for one night for a romantic break, booked at short notice.
Very efficient booking experience, great location towards the end of the marina, easy to find. On-site parking (v. useful). Warm welcome. Lovely room with view over marina.
Beautifully presented breakfast, with wide selection of choice.
Paul, the owner, was full of charm and local information.

Room Tip: We had a room on the front which had good views over the marina and shore. There are rooms at the b...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stockport UK
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Unlike a lot of 'Seaside B&B's/Hotels, this hotel must be the standard that all others should wish to emulate. The proprietors were charming, and provided a most enjoyable stay. We were there during the busiest weekend of the year and the on-site parking proved a real bonus.

We arrived a little early but our room was already prepared, spotlessly clean with fresh towels and a beautiful counterpane and cushions on the large double bed. The en-suite bathroon was pristine with fresh toiletries and large fluffy towels. TheLCD television was positioned on the wall at the bottom of the bed, so we watched TV whilst having a lie-in on Sunday morning.

Although there were tea making facilities in the room (which we used early the following day before breakfast) our hosts had prepared a tray of tea, cakes and biscuits which we enjoyed in the small bar on the ground floor. The room had a small fridge with milk and bottled water, and on top a tray of assorted chocolate biscuits which we cleared at 1.30 a.m. after a very pleasant night out at the local Brasserie (recommended by Paul) and the Casino.
Breakfast the following morning was a real delight, with an excellent selection of food and freshly prepared cafatiere coffee. A morning paper service might be something to consider for the future.

The hotel generally caters for the more mature, discerning traveller. Most of the other guests were of a similar age to ourselves, which provided a more sedate atmosphere - no banging doors or loud voices in the middle of the night!

I would certainly recommend this hotel without reservation. It is in an excellent location and the hosts have a real feel for the needs of their guests, and know how to maintain the standards of a 5 star Hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cumberland Center, Maine
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We made a spring trip to Southport to visit family. We selected the Waterford through TripAdvisor, and we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the facility and the genuine warmth of our hosts, Paul and Trina. The room was well furnished, the bed was quite comfortable, and the bathroom was sparkling and spacious. The breakfast room and the lounge were impressive. Our four nights at the Waterford were relaxing and refreshing.

Paul and Trina had a lot to do with making our stay comfortable. They were genuinely welcoming and accommodating. We arrived mid-morning, but our room was ready and we were immediately moved in. From that time until we left four mornings later, Paul and Trina worked hard to ensure we were well cared for. They paid attention to the little details that make a stay at any hotel memorable. Of particular note was the breakfast fare. Paul donned a nice shirt and snappy tie to serve exceptional meals made by Trina. The presentation was classy and the food itself was delicious.

Later in the same trip, we stayed at other hotels in London, Paris, and Barcelona. All of those other hotels were nice, but none of them was as personable as the Waterford.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Waterford Hotel
Address: 37 Leicester Street, Southport PR9 0EX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Southport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Southport
#3 Family Hotel in Southport
#4 Business Hotel in Southport
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elegant Victorian villa. Open aspect with stunning Lake views. Free off road parking. Free fast wifi. Professionally run by chef proprietor. Multiple award winning. Not available to book online. Sorry no children or pets. Please ring us to discuss your requirements. ... more   less 
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Waterford Hotel Southport, England

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