Part of the Albert Dock, very close to the Arena and Conference Centre and the Tate and next door to the Beatles Story. It’s the right end of the waterfront for Liverpool ONE, too.
No frills, but can be impressive. The shape and history of the building mean that exposed brick and arched ceilings, all details you might pay extra for elsewhere, are here as standard. There are lovely dock views through double windows, the corner rooms are huge (especially 137, an easy-access room) and room 177 still has the tobacco press in it. Those unacquainted with budget hotels may find the soap and shampoo dispensers a bit depressing, but it is greener than lots of little bottles. Big beds.
A little bit of seating in reception, and a bar and restaurant (with dock views) upstairs.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is served buffet-style in the restaurant upstairs, which also has a bar. Coffee is by Costa, which is part of the group. The food is similar to what you’d find at a chain pub, with steaks, burgers and pizza to the fore.
Staff go out of their way to be helpful, especially when it comes to allocating rooms. If you’re travelling alone or have a special request, let them know.
Who stays there
Tourists looking for a bargain, groups of hens and stags, and families too. Party groups are tucked away together on the isolated mezzanine level if possible, but the cheap and lively nature of the place means it can and does get noisy.
Book 21 days in advance, for the best prices. The bargains apply even to the best rooms.
- High-Speed Internet
- Backpackers / Students
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Stag / hen parties
- People watching
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Great location
- Dock views
- Characterful building
- Can be noisy