We came up to visit family and friends, and since they live in Crosby, the Royal is well placed. We stayed three nights and from arrival to departure, we would find it almost impossible to find fault. We were given a good twin room with a new bathroom on the second floor with an excellent view across the Marine Gardens and Marina. At reception, we were asked did we need help with luggage. I said no, but the young receptionist insisted on carrying my wife's suitcase up to the room.
As it was Valentines Day, the restaurant was full, but we ate in the very spacious bar lounge, and chose from the excellent menu there, very similar to the restaurant menu. The bar lounge is well furnished for eating, drinking, or just relaxing. Decent house wine from La Mancha was £12.75, and soups, starters and mains were all excellent. Breakfast was very good also, with a lovely lady 'doing' them. Waterloo Station and bus stops are three minutes walk away.
We bought a go-anywhere Merseyrail ticket and managed Southport and Chester in the day for about £4 each, and got around with our bus passes otherwise. They have a direct dial phone to Delta Cars who are top class and cheap. Why stay in an anonymous concrete block in the city centre, when you can stay in this lovely place dating back to 1815, with standards of care and service of a very high standard, and close to the city when you want it? It is obvious that a good deal of investment has gone in here, not just in money terms but in staff training. We stayed here about six years ago, and it's a different place now. My only gripes: just one club chair in the bedroom and no safety grab handle by the bath. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for looking after us so well. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Hotel is a privately owned 25 bedroom 3 star hotel located at Waterloo in Liverpool - the hotel overlooks the Marine Gardens and the Mersey Estuary with views of The Wirral and North Wales in the distance - the Anthony Gormley Art Installation another place - which consists of 100 life-size iron men - is directly in front of the hotel - originally named the Crosby Seabank Hotel - this fine grade II listed building dates back to 1815 - just one year later on the 18th June 1816 - the first anniversary of the battle Of Waterloo - its name was changed to the Royal Waterloo Hotel and the District in which it stood adopted the name of Waterloo - today with its grand proportions and Georgian facade - much of the original character is retained - furnishings and decor have been selected to reflect the elegance of the era whilst at the same time ensuring that the surroundings are comfortable, relaxing and above all homely - set in the suburbs of Liverpool - We Are A 10 Minute Drive From The City Centre - Anfield And Goodison Stadiums and Aintree Racecourse - home of the Grand National - we are ideally situated close to the M62 and M57 motorways - with Liverpool Airport and all docks and ferry terminals nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Hotel Liverpool