Thinking of staying at the Premier Inn Liverpool Albert Dock hotel? Read on to find out why this UNESCO World Heritage site gets consistent 5/5 reviews *.
In my last post I spoke about my childhood dream of living in one of the Albert Dock buildings in Liverpool. I recently lived out a much smaller, budget version of it when I visited family for Christmas. Here’s why I love this budget hotel and this part of Liverpool.
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It’s located at one of the best spots in the city
This building sites next to the river Mersey, right at the heart of Liverpool and opposite the Liverpool Echo Arena. It has a rich maritime history that has been well preserved since it’s completion in 1841, and the history is evident throughout the building, most notably the characteristic red and black iron pillars in the rooms and cast iron doors in the hallways.
|Image – Elliot Brown|
The hotel at the Albert Dock Liverpool* is slap-bang in the middle of the action at the Albert Dock in Liverpool. Located next to the Beatles Story museum, this hotel is part of the same complex that houses the Tate gallery and the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
The hotel is located just a 2 minute walk from there Liverpool One shopping center, and the rest of the city – Lime Street train station, Bold Street, both cathedrals, and the remaining museums and galleries – is easy to access from that point. The Mersey Ferry and Cruise terminals are just next door to the dock too at the Pier Head, where you’ll find the Three Graces which includes the iconic Liver Building.
There are so many dining options in the Albert Dock complex, including the pirate themed Smuggler’s Cove *, Middle Eastern cuisine from Maray,* and the best fish and chips I have ever tasted at Docklands Fish and Chips * (and I’ve tried a lot of fish and chips!). There’s also a Tesco just a 2 minute walk across the main road outside the docks if you’re on a tight budget.
It’s unique, cosy and comforting.
What made this stay at the Premier Inn Liverpool so special was the warmth of the staff. Every member of staff I encountered during my time there was polite, warm and welcoming. Especially in the breakfast area.
There are two tasty breakfast options. Choose from a Continental breakfast buffet or a full English plus Continental.
If, like me, it takes you a while to wake up in the morning you’ll appreciate the atmosphere of the breakfast room. Relaxed, warm lighting with a beautiful view of the dock and brick arches.
If you have stayed at a Premier Inn previously you will know what to expect from the bed. Fairly firm mattresses, each room with extra pillows provided in the storage/clothes hanger area. They’re so confident you’ll have a good night sleep that they have a “no questions asked” money back guarantee.
Our room was a nice size, with all of the usual Premier Inn amenities included. Lots of space to store toiletries and make up in the bathroom. I suggest you bring your own shampoo and conditioner as the basic soap provided wont suit everyone’s needs (my hair gets dry so easily!). The bathroom has a bath and shower combo, which was appreciated after a long day of sight seeing.
These old warehouse buildings can be dark, but the Premier Inn has a cozy vibe rather than gloomy. Our room had a tall window at an angle, just tucked away out of shot in the above image. The windows could do with a clean on the outside, but we did have a nice view of the Anglican Cathedral.
All of this with free wifi!
The Premier Inn Liverpool Albert Dock is a great budget choice for people who are new to the city, people who appreciate architecture and history and returning Scousers like me who enjoy a warm welcome home. Check out more rave reviews here!*
Do you have a favourite Liverpool hotel? Let me know below 🙂