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Ramada Plaza Southport
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Southport
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Great hotel, excellent location”
Reviewed 6 September 2010

I stayed here for 2 nights with my dad as we were visiting friends in the area. The hotel was great, excellent location ,close to the shops and just a short walk to the train station which was handy.

The free underground car park was also a bonus as it meant we could leave the car for the duration of our stay and as the hotel was so central we managed to walk everywhere and not have to worry aout where the car was parked. the reception staff were very helpful, we arrived early however it was no problem and our room was availiable in under 10 minutes, we were given directionsto the car park and even offered a porter for our bags!

The hotel itself was excellent, the room was spacious with plenty of storage, we had a twin room with 2 double beds in it and still had plenty of space to move around in even with all of our cases and bags, the beds were very comfortable and the shower was excellent, although a little high to get in and out of, im only 26 so was not too much trouble for me but if you are an older traveller or have any mobility problems I would suggest asking for one of their easy access rooms. the room also had a large TV and a fridge both of which were handy to have although we didn;t use them much, really just to keep a bottle of juice chilled and to catch the news in the morning before heading out to southport. The room we had also had a view of the lake and with it being a beautiful day when we arrived we could see as far as blackpool.


All in al an excellent hotel in a very pretty location, helpful and friendly staff, excellent facilities in the rooms and all at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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gmramadaplaza, General Manager at Ramada Plaza Southport, responded to this review, 7 September 2010
Many thanks for your recent review, your kind comments are most appreciated and will be passed on to all the staff.

We all look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Enda Rylands
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

What a great hotel this is.
We stayed for one night only (that was my only disappointment) and were absolutely thrilled with this hotel.
We have stayed in many hotels around the world and this one is by far the best so far.
We booked a twin room and I must say that the room was very tastefully decorated and overall excellent. The room was large and spacious, with two double beds (instead of the usual two singles) which was a real bonus. There was a 32" flat screen TV in the room and the ensuite bathroom was also very spacious and clean.
Lovely white fluffy towels and crisp white bed linen on very comfortable beds, with the added bonus of air conditioning and WiFi access. Underground secure hotel garage parking - all you would expect from a quality hotel.
This hotel was great value for money as we booked through late rooms and secured the room for £60 (usual rate is £190).
Highly recommended and can't wait to stay again.
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  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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worcs,england
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Reviewed 5 September 2010

Good hotel , you can usually guarantee with Ramada good standards even if because of the size slightly souless . However it does have its eccentricities to keep you on your toes e.g Entrance ground floor, reception 1st floor , only one lift services the free underground car park .

Reception staff polite and positive though room key didnt work when we got to room so I had to trek back for them to do it properly.

Room itself well appointed with everything you need either as a business or leisure guest. Clean room ,good standards of housekeeping with enough staff to ensure that that rooms was ready by mid morning.

Breakfast primarily buffet but also a la carte menu , very good buffet selection well prepared, hot , particularly liked the black pudding and sausages.

Very well situated ,as other reviews have mentioned , it is right in the centre of Southport with Lord St ,the pier , the lake , the theatre and most of the other attractions e.g restaurants, amusement arcades all within easy walking distance.

Only criticism it was expensive for a provincial town but there is very little competition from any of the other big hotel groups so the alternatives are locally owned hotels , where you can either take pot luck or trust other trip advisor reviewers. However the rate didnt stop it being full for the 2 nights we were there

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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gmramadaplaza, General Manager at Ramada Plaza Southport, responded to this review, 7 September 2010
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and that the hotel offered the perfect base for your visit.

Enda Rylands
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

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.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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gmramadaplaza, General Manager at Ramada Plaza Southport, responded to this review, 7 September 2010
Many thanks for your recent review, your kind comments are most appreciated and will be passed on to all the staff. I am delighted that the reception team were able to offer you the attention you required.

We all look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Enda Rylands
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

I used to live in Southport so saw this being built. It is clean and well planned good rooms with good facilities.
BUT . . . and it is a bit but the food is poor, for a 4 star hotel (which it advertises itself as) there was no a la carte menu which is not what would be expected. the roll was stale, the food tepid and not very appetising, there were children running around the resturant and all in all it was not a good experience - the breakfast buffet had not been cleared away by 8pm and there was juice and dirty crockery still on the counter - once again not a standard that would be expected.
I would stay here again for the room but I would eat elsewhere as it was so poor

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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gmramadaplaza, General Manager at Ramada Plaza Southport, responded to this review, 7 September 2010
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel, I am glad that the accommodation was to your requirments but equally I am dissappointed that on this occasion the food was below your expectations ,

I can assure you that your comments regarding the Marine Brasserie will be discussed with the food and beverage team and I am confident that in particular Breakfast Buffet had not been left out and that the other issues highligted will be addressed with imediate effect.

Kind regards

Enda Rylands
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blackpool
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Reviewed 31 August 2010

stayed here for one night. greeted by friendly receptionist, free underground parking,
room had great views, 2 double beds, clean, modern and comfy. had everything you could want in a hotel bedroom. food was excellent. handy location on sea/lakefront. would definately recommend and stay again. excellent value for money.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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chester
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Reviewed 27 August 2010

This hotel is a perfect example of the modern bland chain hotel. You could be in Scunthorpe, Stockholm or Sheffield and get the same experience. It's a good job that that experience is pretty darn spot on then.

The facilities are excellent and clean; the breakfast is plentiful and tasty; the staff are plastic smiled charming efficiency without any eccentricty. Any staff showing that would have it beaten out of them by some beak nosed corporate suit and have it replaced with efficient robotic precision.

This hotel is superbly placed on the promenade within a 5 minute walk of Lord street and 15 minutes of the showground. Our room had superb views of the arena and a very comfy bed.

You can find the car park by taking a left after crossing the bridge, left and left again behind the theatre.

Look, don't expect the country house feel. Expect a first class bed, clean comfy accomodation, lovely bathroom and efficient staff. if it's chintz and charm look elsewhere.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Ramada Plaza Southport
Address: Promenade, Southport PR9 0DZ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Southport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Southport
#1 Luxury Hotel in Southport
#1 Business Hotel in Southport
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Southport
#2 Romantic Hotel in Southport
#2 Family Hotel in Southport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramada Plaza Southport 4*
Number of rooms: 133
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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