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The Lord Nelson Hotel
Ranked #55 of 97 Hotels in Liverpool
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Disgusting Hotel”
Reviewed 26 January 2011

This is probably the worst hotel that we've ever stayed in. Our room was dirty, with chewing gum on the floor. The showers didn't work and the brekfast was terrible, with sour milk. The hotel is loacted very near to the railway station and it is very noisy. The owner of the hotel was also very rude. It is a disgusting hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

At first glance, the building doesn't appear too bad - a little care worn, the neon signs fail to illuminate and it's in need of a lick of paint: Its close to Lime Street stn, within walking distance of the city centre and the university campus.
But then enter what is effectively a working man's hostel - somewhere to lay your head whilst you're contracting the week away.
Be under no illusion the place is run down, tired and down on its luck; it smells stale and this smell gets much worse once you set foot in the lift.

Accommodation is basic in the extreme - no wardrobe (just four hangers on a rack) two very worn out drawers and a single divan that has seen much better days; the room smells -like a mix of damp and staleness and this smell does not diminish with time.
The paintwork is jaded, akthough the ensuite was clean and looked resonably new.

Breakfast is not continental but COMPLIMENTARY - nowhere does it say continental in the hotel- it says COMPLIMENTARY. It's served in the bar area and consists of a choice of three cereals, toast, yogurt, fruit juice and tea/coffee. There are some complimentary tabloid newspapers. The "full English" costs an extra (whopping ) £8.95 per night.

Staff are friendly, but this friendliness cannot get away from the fact that this is a hostel rather than a hotel. Upon arrival you are handed a remote control for TV and asked to return it when you leave - as people take them apart or re-tune the TV to get Russian TV stations or simply break the remote controls.

Whatever you do - don't pay the advertised rate (£55 per night for a single room) there are much better local deals for that money - I paid £59 for the two nights and all said and done it was adaquate, but I would not rush back.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Can't for the life of me understand the good reviews - wonder do they refer to the same hotel. Turned down first room shown to us - the second wasn't much better. Floors not clean. Mould on shower. Rooms musky. Doubts about blankets. Asked for refund there and then so as we could leave and find other accomodation but they declined. But I do acknowledge that the staff were friendly

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Rotherham U.K
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

stopped here on the way to the airport, the room is very basic but clean, my room didn't have a tv but for £25 who's complaining.
The staff could not have been more helpful and breakfast was continental or for an extra charge full English.
the hotel is situated 300 yards from lime st station side entrance where the taxi rank is.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Pontypridd, Wales, UK
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2010

Nothing special. Receptionist was very friendly but the place does look a bit tired. It has clearly suffered from hen/stag/boozy/rowdy parties (I stayed there in the middle of the week). Single room was OK, I was more concerned my the multiple electric plugs loaded on one socket - not very safe. Close to Lime Street Station - excellent for the museums/Walker Art Gallery.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled solo
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2 Thank Murdom
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Lodz, Poland
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2010

You get what you pay for. This is a budget hotel with a big heart and very friendly people. Perfectly placed for my needs at the central Library. Sure, the room was tiny and there was a labyrinth of corridors to get to it, but, it was clean, the bathroom was the right size and worked great. Not many amenities but a real Liverpool experience. I really enjoyed hanging out at the hotel bar and watching the footie. Its not the best location in town but a safe and interesting environment--walking down past the Empire theater and the little pubs along the way was a nice way to get to the Hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Murdocki
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

I read the reviews on here before I stayed... I was expecting the worst... THIS HOTEL IS ONE OF THE BEST VALUE HOTELS I HAVE EVER STAYED IN! I had a single room (room 101 ha ha!) The staff were lovely the room was TIDY, CLEAN AND SECURE. The saying is you get what you pay for and this was it, I got the basic essentials because this Hotel is just a base to enjoy Liverpool, if you want fancy five star then stay there dont dis this one for not been five star! :-) If I was a fussy person I would say "the mirror is falling off the wall and I cant see out the frosted glass window" but then I would slap myself for been petty. DEFINATE RETURN FROM ME IF OR WHEN I GO TO LIVERPOOL AGAIN (Lovely city) I have stayed at budget chain hotels that didnt even come close to this. To recap, very basic but clean, tidy, secure, friendly staff and a perfect base if you are in Liverpool (right next to lime street station!) I let the staff know the hotel was one of the best I had visited

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Property: The Lord Nelson Hotel
Address: Hotham Street, Liverpool L3 5PD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Liverpool > Central Liverpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Liverpool
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Lord Nelson Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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