Parr Street is one of the cluster of RopeWalks streets that line up parallel with Bold Street, home of odd-looking shops and excellent coffee. Blissful during the day and noisy at weekends, it’s a likeably offbeat patch that’s close to shops and handy for FACT’s galleries and arthouse cinema.
You reach the bedroom corridor in what feels like a goods lift. Here there are seven doubles and a triple, each with flatscreen TV, a shower rather than a bath, and an oversized bean bag for flopping. It’s not overly fancy, but it’s all new and clean, and basic cutlery and plates are provided in case you want to take food up to your room. There is also a set of tiny, cheap new pod rooms (five singles and the ‘love pod’ double) on the mezzanine and a penthouse annexe a few minutes away on Campbell Square.
Just a little mezzanine near reception, and use of the bar and restaurant in the studio building.
Eating and drinking
Studio2 has been converted into a bar and lounge of the same name. Diana Ross, Coldplay and Take That all recorded here, and now you can sidle up to the bar (housed in the old control room, with the window through to the ‘live’ space still intact) and order a drink. The rest of the bar is done out like a bashed-up, comfy Swiss chalet with crazy paving and album covers on the walls. Breakfast is served here at the weekends only, but you won’t need to venture far to find some. There’s also a members’ restaurant and bar, 3345, which serves tapas with a side order of cool.
Staff are laid back, jovial, and resolutely casually dressed. And why not?
Who stays there
Mature travellers who’ve seen all the chains and are looking for something different, music people, and fans who want to feel close to their idols, or even bump into them in the lift.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Mature travellers
- Stag / hen parties
- Celebrity spotting
- Live entertainment
- Chilling out
Pros & Cons
- Plates, cups and glasses in each room
- Unique to Liverpool
- Great atmosphere
- Low on conventional hotel services
- The area is noisy