I needed a hotel for one night that was close to Birkenhead Hamilton Station and to Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal. Sleep Station ticked both those boxes. Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor I was a little bit discouraged but as I was only staying in Birkenhead for 12hrs I decided that I could put up with a potentially bad experience for that short amount of time. The location was convenient and at £60 I wasn't complaining; nonetheless I was expecting the worst.
The hotel emailed me a few days before arrival to ask what time I would be checking in. When I explained that my train would be arriving at 7:36pm on the Saturday evening they responded to say that check-in closes at 6pm. I tried to cancel the reservation via the website I booked on but was told that I would be charged the full price. I emailed Sleep Station back and they kindly agreed to authorise a free cancellation even though my reservation was, at that point, due to commence inside 24hrs. However, I then asked them if my brother, who was arriving earlier (but staying in a different hotel) could check in on my behalf, which they also agreed to.
It's probably fair to say that some communal parts of the hotel (entrance, staircase, ceilings) could do with a little sprucing but it's certainly not unpleasant. It was actually fine and, in fact, better than some of these horrible Hilton hotels with their dated carpets and floral print curtains. The room itself was a good size, bed was comfy, TV worked and had freeview but I didn't really watch it. The room was nicely decorated, it was relatively modern and you could see that someone had put thought into the furniture, lamps, and other deco in the room. The bathroom was down my own little private corridor and was clean and modern. The room was warm and the large widows opened if I wanted.
The bistro at the hotel wasn't open for my entire stay (8pm Saturday - 8am Sunday) nor were any staff on site for the duration. This didn't matter. I had everything I needed.
For £60, I thought this was really good value. Don't go here expecting that you're treating yourself to a night in Liverpool - for that, you'll need to be in a completely different league of hotel at multiple times the price, across the Mersey. However, if you need a bed and shower in Birkenhead, in a clean, fairly spacious and modern room, at an extremely competitive rate, you will struggle to find a better option than Sleep Station. Anyone who has complained about the hotel in previous posts are basically kidding themselves in terms of their expectations at this price.
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- Also Known As:
- Sleep Station Hotel Birkenhead
- Sleep Station Birkenhead, Wirral