We stayed at the Holiday Inn Albert Dock on bank holiday Sunday for one night - due to the bank hol and problaby the fact there were various events in Liverpool the room was fairly expensive (as was much accomodation in Liverpool this weekend) we paid £100 for a double for one night. This reveiw is based in proportion to the price we paid - we would have probably rated it higher if we had paid the 'normal' rate.
The location is perfect. great bars / restaraunts / site seeing right on the doorstep. All the buildings have that typical dockside convertion feel, very nice indeed.
The hotel building is superb, it is in keeping with the dockside style, exposed brick walls, big open spaces etc. The rooms was big and we had a superb view of the docks. We had a nice big flat screen t.v, the bed was comfy. Plenty of hanging space. We only stayed one night but the room would have been more than comfortable for a stay of a week.
The bathroom was fine with a good shower (no bath) & it was clean but there was quite a bit of mildew round the bottom of the tiles, this gave the impression the floor was dirty, though it wasnt. Its not what i'd expect for £100 a night.
The other thing that let the hotel down was the breakfast as mentioned on many other reveiws. It seems that because the breakfast is included in the room rate (i.e not an optional extra you pay for additionally) they seem to thinks its ok to have a canteen style scrum. The items are not replenished - we went down at 9am & there was no bacon left. So for 'hot' items all we had a choice of was sausage & scrambled eggs, luckily they had bread buns so I could make a sausage sarnie, The last crossiont was taken by the person about 7 places in front of us the the que and they wearnt replenished until we had nearly finished our breakfast. There was jam for toast but again once it had all gone that was the lot. Again this is not what I expect from a hotel experience we had paid £100 for.
Had we paid £60 - £80 for the room these small things would have probalby not niggled however for £100 you do expect a little but more for your money.
On the upside the staff were nice & helpfull. If you stay here & use the Echo Arena multi story carpark ( a five minute walk over the dock area) you can get a 25% discount voucher - just ask reception. The price of parking there is £10 for 24 hours without the voucher.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Express by Holiday Inn Liverpool has been developed within the Britannia Pavillion, Albert Dock. A group of 19th Century Grade one listed warehouses, made entirely from cast iron & red brick. The Albert Dock is now the largest group of Grade One listed buildings in the UK and as such the Express by Holiday Inn Liverpool has retained many of the original features. Today the Warehouse has been beautifully renovated and now offers 135 bedrooms, which offer choice and flexibility to business and leisure clients alike. All rooms feature Wi-Fi, modem points, direct dial telephones, power showers, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities and fully interactive colour TV's showing Sky TV & Pay Movies. Our conference rooms can accommodate up to 35 delegates and also have their own unique decor. Also located in The Albert Dock are numerous quality restaurants and bars all within a minutes walk. Be sure to book a table at weekends. We are located just five minutes walk from Liverpool's vibrant town centre where you will find one of the busiest and friendliest nights out in the country. The hotel is situated opposite the New Echo Arena and BT Convention Centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Liverpool-Albert Dock Hotel Liverpool
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