The Ramada Plaza is situated right on the promenade of Southport adjacent to the bridge and the longest pier that I have ever seen it is also very conveniently situated for the local shopping and nightlife. On arrival I had to ask someone for directions to the underground car park as it is not signposted very well but is very convenient and free parking is always a bonus. From the car park you can directly access the Hotel either by stairs or via the lift. It is strange that you have to go to the first floor to go to reception as there is only an empty room with a lift on the ground floor that leads on to the promenade. This aside when we arrived at reception we were greeted with a smile and even though we were quite early the receptionist who was very polite and professional found us a room that was vacant and allowed us to check in. She also explained where everything could be found and informed us that we could always book anything else as required. The hotel itself was very impressive with all areas looking clean and comfortable and a nice outdoor area with tables and chairs where you could sit and watch the world go by.
When we got to our room we had a nice view of the lake and further on to Blackpool.
On to the room as you would expect from an hotel of this kind very clean and bright with a very comfortable bed and a very nice duvet, sleeping was no problem also helped by a nice quiet location. There was a good sized LCD TV with all freeview channels plenty of storage space and not only Tea/Coffee making facilities but also a refrigerator tucked away in a cupboard beneath the TV ideal for cooling drinks. The bathroom was very nice with an excellent shower. We did not eat in the hotel but I was told by other guests that the food was good and quite reasonably priced.
This was our first time in Southport and very different to what was expected nothing like Blackpool. The town is a lot cleaner and more tasteful not full of tat shops and a whole lot cleaner with nice places to eat and drink but with still plenty to do including a boating lake ,pitch and putt course and a fair that is positioned out of the way. There is also a good selection of shops bars and places to eat.
All in all we were well impressed with both the Ramada Plaza and Southport and look forward to visiting again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ramada Plaza Hotel Southport is a four star hotel, perfectly situated alongside the beautiful Marine Lake, central to all Southport has to offer. All rooms offer fantastic views, whether this is across the sandy beaches to Blackpool or over the Marine Lake Bridge to Southport's ocean plaza, all equally stunning. The hotel is within easy reach to some popular world class golf courses including Royal Birkdale and Royal Lytham. Just a short walk from Lord Street, lined with shops, boutiques and wine bars. Underground parking is available and our helpful concierge will be waiting to greet you with a smile. All rooms have high speed internet, king size beds and 24 hour room service, everything you need for a comfortable stay for business or relaxing whilst enjoying a night away from the kids! Enjoy a bite in our award winning on-site restaurant, Marine Brasserie, or order room service while you watch blockbuster movies on your flat-screen TV. Our Marine Lake suites feature floor-to-ceiling curved windows and balconies, offering panoramic views of the coast. Looking for something more corporate?....we do that too!..... Meeting and banquet facilities, capable of hosting up to 250. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Plaza Southport Hotel Southport
- Ramada Southport