We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Buyer beware....You get what you pay for!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Adelphi Hotel & Spa
Ranked #74 of 97 Hotels in Liverpool
Stoke-on-trent
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Buyer beware....You get what you pay for!”
Reviewed 31 August 2014

A hotel that must have been fantastic in it's hey day. Architecturally beautiful and in a good location but that's unfortunately the only positive thing about this hell hole.

It smells unfortunately like an old peoples home and would require much money to be spent on it to bring it back to life. The reception were just keen to get the large queue of people booked in and were reluctant to give the basics such as telling people about check out times and breakfast. Throughout our stay at least one of the lifts was out of order. The hotel parking is a piece of wasteland at the back of the hotel, don't leave your car there, it's dodgy and expensive.t

We had an interlinking room with another couple and were kept awake not only by the never ending traffic noise outside but by the noise of the snoring gentleman in the next room through the thin doors. The bathrooms are old and dated, there is dust in every corner. The leather settees in the main reception areas of the hotel are worn and smelly.

Down for breakfast was like eating in a school canteen. There are flasks of coffee on the table and please do check all your cutlery several cups and knives on our table were not clean. The bacon on the breakfast was inedible as it was so hard and dried out, it came out of the kitchen that way!! The sausages could have contained anything, it certainly wasn't pork.

I am certainly glad our stay was short and sweet.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the road, that isn't interlinking.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Oatie66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

5,714 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    651
    1,466
    1,305
    911
    1,381
See reviews for
684
2,161
291
518
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (1,544)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Coventry
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I in the room writing this. Check in took an age, was given a twin when I booked a double which was only rectified when I threatened to check out. The room isn't particularly clean or comfortable. I would give this place a miss and right now I would rather be somwhere else.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Andy T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Liverpool hotels

Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I want to begin by highlighting that we chose the Adelphi for our stay in Liverpool because of the fact that it has a fascinating history and some interesting stories to tell; we also paid a mere £65 for a dinner, bed and breakfast package. Bearing both of these things in mind, we were not disappointed.

The hotel itself has a superb location in the city centre, making it even more of a bargain - although be aware that if you arrive by car, you will need to factor in an extra £12 for 24 hours in the adjacent car park. In the past, the Adelphi was a luxurious hotel for the elite, and there is definitely still the distinct impression of this in the reception and grand lounge areas. We enjoyed spending time in the lounge, and also the Sefton room, which is a replica of the First Class smoking lounge on the ill-fated Titanic - we found it all thoroughly fascinating and absorbing.

Our standard double room was also appealing and characterful in its own way - yes, the fixtures and fittings are tired, and the TV like something straight from the early 90s, but the room was spacious and the bathroom tiled with lovely thick marble.
We were intrigued by numerous tales of supernatural occurrences in the hotel, and although we did not experience anything directly, the place certainly does exude an eeriness that only adds to its character - especially the corridors, with their creepy full-length wall mirrors!

The food was entirely reasonable for the cost - both dinner and breakfast were buffet style, and although the choice and presentation left plenty to be desired, it was all tasty and satisfying. You can't pay these prices and expect Michelin-star quality food!

The only negative points are the amount of time we had to spend queuing at reception to check in - something we rarely experience at hotels, even busy ones. In total we had to wait about 25 minutes, which suggests an element of inefficiency. Also, the cleanliness of the room wasn't quite up to the standard we'd hope for - we certainly wouldn't describe it as dirty, but the bathroom was a little dusty, and the runner at the bottom of the bed had a small white paint stain on it.

Overall, if you visit the hotel expecting a quirky and memorable place with some forgivable flaws, you will enjoy it precisely for what it is. If you're after luxury and impeccable service, look elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
5 Thank Richard A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

My wife and I set off on a 3 night jaunt to Liverpool, a city I hold a deep affection for.
(Beatles fans.Enough said.)
Anyway, we managed to secure the afore-mentioned 3 nights at none other than The Adelphi for the princely sum of £114. (Room only).
This works out at £38 per night, which even though it was Tuesday-Thursday, was none too shabby-which is more than I can say for the hotel.
Basically, the room and most of the surrounding decor was badly in need of a facelift.
The wallpaper was faded, the window fitting loose, the furniture chipped-not all huge drawbacks in themselves, but if I had been paying the going rate of £90 per night (as advertised at reception) I would have been complaining loudly.
Another bone of contention was the length of time at check in-I must have waited for 20 minutes, as only two members of staff were present.
This seemed to be a regular occurence-every time I passed reception, a queue was in evidence.
Having said all of this, the staff were very helpful and friendly, the food good and the bar prices reasonable.
A good makeover would do wonders.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank johnnyt20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I have stayed at the Adelphi 3 times before and I do love the place - rather like the way one loves an eccentric great maiden aunt. Its faded elegance and idiosyncrasies appeal to me but they may not be to everyones liking. The rooms vary in size from massive to minute and its the luck of the draw which you get. I have had both! The public rooms are magnificent and on a gob smacking scale. On my most recent visit I was able to check in early at 1.30.pm. This is not always the case and you may have your case locked in a room with 500 others (this hotel caters for many coach parties). You then pray you can recognise your case on your return! You may also have to fight your way through hordes of smokers on the steps of the hotel. Indeed you may be one of those on the steps. I only mention it because I am not a smoker and it is not really the fault of the hotel.
I may be wrong but I think that on my previous visits breakfast was included in my booking. This time it was not and seemed very expensive option to add on. If you are in this situation I suggest you decline the offer and head down the hill to the Richard John Blacker (Wetherspoons) in Charlotte Row where you will get an excellent breakfast for peanuts.
The lift are another idiosyncrasy of this hotel. They are old and frequently out of order or the queue to use them is impressive so good cardiac exercise on the stairs is required. If this doesn't appeal, this may not be hotel for you.
However, although I have considered staying at one of the smart new upstart hotels that have been built on the dockside and probably would if her who shall be obeyed is accompanying me, if I am travelling alone I will still be revisiting the Adelphi as I would my maiden great aunt to see how the years are treating her and to renew old acquaintances and of course as long as I stay fit enough to climb those elegantly faded stairs!

Room Tip: Try to ask for one of the larger rooms and one with a window!
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank SonofSam54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Recently stayed at the Adelphi and the state of the bedrooms are terrible extremely shabby and in need of total revamp. We had booked two rooms and one was worse than the other. On arrival we opened one of the drawers and the front fell off so we put it at the side of the dressing table and there it stayed for the duration of our stay there was not even an attempt to put it back on,. On two of the days bins were not emptied nor bathroom cleaned mind you the towels were replaced. Its a shame as the location is brilliant just a few minutes from city centre . The staff are lovely and friendly which was a plus.It was really hot while we were there also and it took great effort to open the windows as they were painted while they were shut at some point and it appeared that they had'nt been opened since as they were stuck so it took much pulling to open them. There was a plastic bag tied around what appeared to be a smoke alarm in one of the rooms so I dont know what that was all about. Its a shame about the shabby state of bedrooms it seems like they dont even get a good spring clean regularly which might help.

Room Tip: Room at back was very noisy with bins been collected and filled.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank AnnetteO653
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
372 reviews
107 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel needs a full, but probably hugely expensive refurbishment. It does need a large investment in order for it to continue to survive. I would suggest it is resting on its laurels being that it is so well known.
Management take note!
Our room was large and comfy but oh so dated. My parents got married here in the 40s and I shouldn't think a lot has changed since then!
We had dinner in the French restaurant in the hotel, which was very nice and very good value.
If I was to visit L'pool again I would still stay here because of my sentimental attachment to the hotel.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
Thank Mickigirl1310
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Liverpool hotels
The Nadler Liverpool
#2 of 97 in Liverpool
4,012 reviews
Central Liverpool
Holiday Inn Liverpool City Centre
Central Liverpool
The Liner Hotel
The Liner Hotel
#23 of 97 in Liverpool
4,693 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Liverpool
Z Hotel Liverpool
Z Hotel Liverpool
#18 of 97 in Liverpool
1,378 reviews
Central Liverpool
Liverpool Marriott Hotel City Centre
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Adelphi Hotel & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Adelphi Hotel & Spa

Property: Adelphi Hotel & Spa
Address: Ranelagh Place, Liverpool L3 5UL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Liverpool > Central Liverpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 97 Hotels in Liverpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Adelphi Hotel & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 402
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Adelphi Hotel & Spa is a stunning Edwardian style Hotel in Central Liverpool. The grand building is rich in history and is just 3 minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street and is close to many Liverpool attractions. The hotel offers a Spindles Health & Leisure Club which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and gym. They also have two restaurants, residents bar and Wave Bar. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, LateRooms, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, Cancelon, HRS and HotelQuickly so you can book your Adelphi Hotel & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Britannia Adelphi Liverpool
Adelphi Hotel Liverpool
Hotel Britannia Adelphi

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing