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“A clean, friendly haven of peace in a busy city”
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Royal Hotel
Ranked #32 of 98 Hotels in Liverpool
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 May 2010

Six of us stayed here when attending a family wedding. We were given a chance of a reduced rate at the Hilton but chose this hotel as we knew the position in Liverpool is superb, on a quiet beach(hosting Gormley's 100 iron men), with views to North Wales, but only about ten minutes in to the city centre. The food is very good; nothing adventurous, but plentiful and of top quality. The steaks were excellent and the breakfast very good in terms of quality of ingredients. The staff were extremely friendly and willing to help and please. The rooms had all been refurbished recently and were of a high standard of fittings. Some had the traditional red decor which is not to everyone's taste. Most had good sea views. We shall certainly stay here again if we want to do something in Liverpool as we could not find a better location and will save a lot of cash when compared to the city centre hotels. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

Great location on Crosby beach, with Antony Gormley's "Another Place" only a few hundred yards across the dunes.
The hotel is well run by efficient, competent and welcoming staff. Room was very quiet, spotless, nicely decorated with good view across the water and Liverpool in the distance.
Good breakfast, but we didn't sample the restaurant.
Very tempted though to come back for their "Waterloo dinner" special in June, with Beef Wellington on the menu!

Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2010

For an economical stay within easy reach of Liverpool centre great find. Quiet ( except for the pub at rear playing live music till 12.15), free parking, 10 mins walk to rail station £3 for return to Liverpool centre, takes 15 mins. Looked online for a good deal, ebookers under £50 for double room single use. Lovely room (Room 1) but no view, comfy bed, very clean, big bathroom, full size bath. WiFi worked well and was free, room safe useful. Cant understand why only rated 3 stars, more like a small 4 star. Check in quick at 1.30pm, but receptionist didnt smile or chat and was often off doing other things. Old fashioned keys a little annoying as I left mine and went out, realised it was cold and would need a hat, so had to go back in and wait a few minutes for receptionist to appear, no bell or anything to ring, so one is left waiting -- seems they have a CCTV link though. Public areas spotlessly clean, which was a relief as I stay in many hotels and so many are really grubby .
Resturant well known in area and has dress code, free parking outside but a bit limited, though on road parking free. Opposite hotel is grass leading to a lagoon and the sea.
Easy to drive to and find as I didnt want to have to drive into Liverpool centre for a hotel. Breakfast okay but limited choice and hot buffet not very hot, bit dried up. Fresh toas brought to table and used quality thick bread.
Would stay again and highly recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 March 2010

I stayed at the hotel for two nights 19/20th February. I wanted to treat myself so booked a deluxe four poster/jacussi room with a sea view. If that was a deluxe room then I would not not want to experience a standard room. The room was small, the windows were dirty and the double glazing steamed up to a such a degree that the sea view was spoilt. In the bathroom the fittings were more B&Q than deluxe. The jacussi didn't work, the bath was surrounded by a shower curtain with half the rings missing, some of the floor and wall tiles were either cracked or broken. The sink was the type seen in railway station washrooms in the 70s and provided no space for laying out toiletries. The advertised WiFi is inadequate and does not reach all rooms. It crashed half a dozen times in my room during my stay. The bedroom furniture was old and dirty and the overall appearance of the room was disappointing and did not justify being called a deluxe room. The night before my departure and again before I left I made the manager aware of my disatisfaction and he promised to write to me with a partial refund. So far I have had neither a refund or an e-mail!! On the plus side the breakfast at this hotel is very good and the reception and dining room staff are friendly, professional, helpful and courteous.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

A group of us stayed here when in Liverpool for a funeral and I cannot recommend it highly enough. All the staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The evening bar food menu was superb, well-cooked, tasty and beautifully presented and the breakfast was the same. There is also a restaurant in the hotel which we did not use but the staff offered to make up a table large enough for us all. The bedrooms were clean and well-equipped and it was lovely to be able to make a cup of tea in the morning. I am surprised this hotel only has a 3* rating as I would rate it 4*. It isn't too far from the city centre and is also family-friendly. We would stay there again any time.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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GordonDirector, Director at Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2010

Thank you for your review, we aim to please and all feedback is acted upon

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Gordon Tartt
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Reviewed 31 December 2009

Good Say but beds need duvets not outdated bedsheets. 2nd stay here and heating still an issue turn it down! Great Breakfast and service good.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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GordonDirector, Director at Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2010

Thank you for your comments.

We are currently looking at Duvets for the Hotel, however our current Laundry supplier does not offer the crisp white quality we require as our bed sheets are now.

We will continue to improve our hotel

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Director

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Reviewed 24 August 2009

came up here to see my daughter. Again for the 2nd time we stayed at The Royal Hotel we asked for The hougoumont lodge which we got check in nice and friendly a young man working on the bar helped us with our bags. This time it was our turn to treat our daughter to a meal as last time she paid. So we booked a table for four in there restaurant and the meal & service was fantastic i had king prawns for starter then tournedos rossini could not fault it at all.It had a great atmosphere for a friday night then in to the bar for a nice relaxing drink . Many thanks again 9& a half out of 10

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Address: Marine Terrace | Waterloo, Liverpool L22 5PR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Liverpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Business Hotel in Liverpool
#16 Romantic Hotel in Liverpool
#32 Family Hotel in Liverpool
Price Range: £80 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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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