Hope Street Hotel
Comments from members who have stayed at Hope Street Hotel
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Stayed on 11 Sep 2012
This hotel is perfect for...
• Gourmet getaways • Lazy days • Lively nights
What I liked
All the staff were so helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble. Fantastic room - large and extremely comfortable. Good food.
What could be better
Pillows were a little hard and lumpy for my liking but perhaps that's a personal taste.
Stayed on 18 Aug 2012 with NA
This hotel is perfect for...
• Romantic breaks • Gourmet getaways • Lazy days • Lively nights
What I liked
We have just come back from a great one-night stay at Hope Street Hotel. The hotel staff were lovely to us and the little extras they added made it all the more special. Our room was light and spacious, with a huge comfy bed and a skyline view.
What could be better
The ceiling in the bathroom was a little stained and our ice bucket a bit mouldy in the bottom! It would also be good if breakfast were included in the price.
There are so many wonderful things to do in Liverpool, but here are a few of the essentials: for art, a trip to the Tate (Albert Dock, L3 4BB (0151 702 7400)) and the Walker (William Brown Street, L3 8EL (0151 478 4199)) galleries; for views and awe inspiring architecture a trip up to the top of the Anglican Cathedral tower (St James Mount, L1 7AZ); for fabulous food, Host, across the road from the hotel (31 Hope Street, L1 9XH (0151 708 5831)); and for a drink in the most ornate surroundings, the Philharmonic Dining Rooms (36 Hope Street, L1 9BX (0151 707 2837)).
Stayed on 21 Apr 2012
We treated two friends to a night here, to see the puppets. They both loved the hotel and were very happy with their room and dinner. We were very relieved because we enjoy staying here too.
Stayed on 24 Jun 2011
This hotel is OK rather than great. Overall it's not up to the normal Mr & Mrs Smith standards. The good points: big room (the Deluxe room). Great location. Central but quiet. The food in the restaurant is great. You'll need to book as it's really popular at weekends. Bad points: service is haphazard. We didn't get the members' extra item despite it being offered. The rooms are looking a bit tired with worn furniture and fittings. The service in the restaurant was very slow on the night we tried it.
Stayed on 6 May 2011
Stayed on 2 Apr 2011
Ian & Theresa says
Stayed on 24 Oct 2010
Stayed on 12 Oct 2010
Mr. Smith chanced upon the Pilgrim Pub, a scant four-minute meander around the corner on, of course, Pilgrim Street. When in need of a roaring crowd, cave-like protection, and an affordable quaff, beat a path to the Pilgrim Pub immediately after checking in at the Hope Street Hotel. Smokin'!
Stayed on 18 Sep 2010
On any trip a must is lunch at Host. Just over the road from the hotel Host is a friendly casual east meets west restaurant and cocktail bar. We dined on Indonesian fried rice, an excellent Pad Thai with wok fried greens. One of the best meals in a long long time.
Also on the recommended list is the crypt underneath the Catholic cathedral. Walking through this underground labyrinth feels just like being part of a scene from a Dan Brown novel. An amazing place and gives you a glimpse of what the intended largest cathedral in the world would have been like.
Finally for the best view in Liverpool head to the top of the Anglican cathedral. The roof top guide not only helps to point out the sites, he is also a real ale enthusiast and connoisseur of the very best local pubs and restaurants. Worth a trip for your own personal city guide.
Stayed on 31 Jul 2010
I'd recommend Alma de Cuba restaurant in Liverpool. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was too! Scantily clad Cuban style dancers and a fun Carnival feel.
Great cocktails and friendly staff.
Stayed on 22 May 2010
A literal stones throw from the Hope Street Hotel is 59 Rodney Street - the home of portrait photographer E. Chambré Hardman and his wife Margaret. This Georgian property is now owned by the National Trust and guided tours run throughout the day. The guides themselves are as charming as the property itself. A fascinating insight into 1950s Liverpool which will inspire you to get out and about this fabulous city with your camera – or simply set your camera and tripod up in your Hope Street Hotel room if you’ve managed to bag a room with a view.
Stayed on 27 Mar 2010
I normally make it a rule never to eat anywhere that has a menu displaying photographs of the food. However, I made an exception for the Maharaja Kerala restaurant on London Road, Liverpool (www.maharajaliverpool.co.uk), and am glad that I did – it is excellent.
Stayed on 31 Jul 2009
A meal at 60 Hope Street on Friday night and the London Carriage Works on the Saturday night were great and would high agree with your recommendations.
Near the hotel on the corner is a public house called the Philharmonic Dining Rooms aka The Phil - this has to be in your next book as a recommendation. The building itself is an architectural delight from the outside, and even more impressive on the inside with superb high ceilings and an art decor design - in fact the mens toilets are subject to the occasional guided tour for ladies they are that impressive.
A great range of well kept ales is on offer, and its reported to have been John Lennon's favourite pub in Liverpool. Its certainly mine.
Activites in the local area. You can have guided tours through the National Trust of Paul and Johns childhood homes, and there are lots of Beatle themed tourist things to do.
Liverpool One, the new shoopping Centre, is a great place to wanted round for retail therapy - and you admire the legendary scouse-wit that has named the Everton shop in the centre Everton Two (their postal address must raise a few laughs).
We also got the train to Chester from Central Station (just 10 minutes from the Hotel) and have a wonderful 40 mile cycle ride back to Liverpool on the National Cycle Network Route 56 (Hope Hotel were very obliging with the bike storage).
Great Hotel, Great City, great break - Thanks.
Stayed on 24 Apr 2009
The food at the Hope Street Hotel restaurant (known as The London Carriage Works) is great but Delifonseca (+44 (0)151 255 0808) on Stanley Street is well worth a visit at any time of day. It's a proper delicatessen downstairs, with a comfortable dining area upstairs (open all day Monday–Saturday).
Stayed on 2 Apr 2009
This was our fifth year at the Hope Street Hotel. I cannot think of going to the Aintree Festival and not staying there! We're always welcomed by Tracy at reception and she says that she knows that the Festival has started when we arrive. A great place to stay and yes, we'll be back next year!
Stayed on 22 Jan 2009
This hotel has everything you need on a business trip…a quiet room, good room-service food and parking.
Stayed on 15 Nov 2008
Amanda Joanne says
For a first time visit to Liverpool, Hope Street is the perfect location to stay and enjoy a weekend packed with shopping (the re-generation of the city has provided big-name shops alongside quirky boutiques and record stores), relaxing (thanks to the amazing bathroom and generous REN products at the hotel), eating (a fantastic dinner in a lively atmosphere at The Living Room), drinking (the Carriage Works hotel bar does a 'knock your socks off' mojhito) and dancing (around the hotel room, courtesy of the borrowed Michael Jackson CD!). My main tip is to pick up a fresh green apple from the huge platter at the hotel reception and walk everywhere – the city is small enough to walk around in a day, from the hotel down past the cathedrals and china town to the familiar sights of the docks, taking in the fantastic mixture of architecture and various art works around the city. Turning right onto Hope Street out of the hotel we found a wonderful organic farmers market which provided us with tasty croissants for breakfast, and then stumbled across a sculpture with suitcases and guitar cases of famous Liverpudlians – John Lennon and Paul McCartney included. My final suggestion is to try to fit in time to visit Crosby beach on the way home for a bracing walk to see Antony Gormley's statues... in the winter sunshine, this was the perfect end to a perfect stay.
Stayed on 13 Jun 2008
Stayed on 7 Jun 2008
Liverpool is certainly up and coming, no doubt about that, what with the city centre re-development and the waterfront with the Tate etc, but it lacks good places to eat for a major city. If you are staying in the Hope Street Hotel, which I highly recommend, you need to book in advance as the few good restaurants tend to be busy at the weekends. The London Carriage Works restaurant is attached to the Hotel and is definitely worth considering. The food is prepared to an excellent standard and is not overpriced, but when I was in Liverpool the menu lacked excitement – the usual steak and fish option.
Another excellant restaurant is 60 Hope Street, just down the road from the hotel. Again, booking is essential; you are sometimes competing with Liverpool football players for a table! The menu changes reguarly and is a lot more interesting for about the same price as the London Carriage Works. If you want a pre-meal drink I can recommend the Philharmonic Dining Rooms – a large heritage pub in Hope Street. This is a gem of a Victorian pub, not quite in the gin palace mode but very interesting inside. The gents' toilets are a wonder to behold; they are exactly like they were when first installed.
I went to the Bar and Grill in Bold Street for a evening meal, (having failed to get into 60 Hope Street). It used to be a Halifax branch and on a Saturday night is bustling with all age groups.Tthe centrepiece of the building is a cocktail bar, square-shaped so you can stand there and watch the bar staff making cocktails. I had an excellent Bloody Mary. My partner had a martini and that too was made to perfection. The meal was very enjoyable and there was a good choice on the menu and the waiting staff were friendly and efficient. The whole meal cost £100, including two cocktails, two starters, two mains, six lovely truffles and a bottle of wine – excellent value.
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A bottle of prosecco on arrival, plus free late check-out (usually charged at £10 an hour and subject to availability)