Forget hopping on a plane or spending hours on the motorway – some of the best hotels, culture, nightlife and dining is right here on your doorstep. ‘Staycations’ are what it’s all about. Become a tourist in your own city and you might just discover a whole new world!
We’ve checked out some of the best hotel hotspots in and around Merseyside to help you stay, play and enjoy a get-away right here at home!
An iconic dockside setting, bags of history and just the right mix of luxury and relaxation, The Titanic is a world class hotel just a stone’s throw from the city centre.
Set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site in one of the ports former bustling warehouses, the hotel has used the vast spaces to its advantage and now offers beautifully appointed bedrooms – all 56 sqm and above as well as the stunning Maya Blue Wellness Retreat and superb dining and leisure facilities.
A multi-award winning 4-star hotel nestled in the beautiful village of Thornton Hough on the Wirral, Thornton Hall is the perfect get-away. A real haven of peace and tranquilly set in stunning grounds and surrounded by rolling countryside, there is a world class spa, gorgeous bistro and superb fine dining in the acclaimed Lawns Restaurant. The bedrooms are beautifully furnished – ask for a garden room when booking so you can make the most of the beautiful surroundings. They usually have a good selection of deals on offer so check the website for any current offers.
It may not be set in rolling countryside or slap bang in the city centre but you can be assured of an incredible hotel and spa experience at Suites. Exceptional attention to detail and significant investment has turned this once unassuming ‘business’ hotel into one of the finest 4 star retreats in the North West. As the name suggests, every room is a suite; with luxurious fittings and plenty of space to relax. The jewel in the crown though must be the incredible, multi award-winning spa. A haven of pure indulgence, the facilities here including the super-relaxing thermal suite, Rasul Chamber and over 90 beauty & wellness treatments make this place one of the most luxurious spa experiences in the region.
A historic gem in the heart of the city centre, the Doubetree combines old style luxury and modern hospitality effortlessly. Enjoy a signature warm chocolate chip cookie on arrival, before letting your tensions melt away in the luxurious Eforea spa or treat yourself to a champagne afternoon tea in the 19th century Library Lounge. Enjoy a pre-or post dinner drink in the super-stylish Koukash Bar and dine in style in the gorgeous restaurant. How ever you chose to spend your stay you won’t fail to be blown away.
They say variety is the spice of life, well Formby Hall has it in bucket loads. From award winning golfing to the superb spa and multitude of dining experiences, it’s a world away from the stresses of everyday life. Set in beautiful countryside just a short drive from both Liverpool and Southport, Formby Hall is a world class resort destination with something for the whole family. Don’t miss their incredible Spring Revive spa break package – overnight stay in one of the luxurious Classic Rooms with breakfast, access to the leisure suite and your choice of luxury 25 minute treatment all for £84.99pp !!
She’ll definitely ‘Love You’ (yeah, yeah, yeah!) if you whisk her away to one of the city’s most iconic hotel experiences. Slap bang in the centre of the Cavern Quarter, this Beatles themed paradise attracts visitors from across the globe. It certainly won’t be a Hard Days Night at this ‘Fab Four’ starred hotel when you immerse yourself in the beautifully themed luxury of one of the 110 bedrooms, which all come complete with specially commissioned Beatles artwork. Throw in dinner at the acclaimed Blakes restaurant and a few signature cocktails in the bar then ‘All You Need Is Love’ to make your stay an experience you will never forget.
For dockside glamour and a full hit, city centre experience The Hilton is hard to beat. Perfectly located to take in the best of the sites and world class shopping, you can enjoy superb dining and a buzzing bar crowd at one of the city’s most loved hotels. From its beautifully appointed rooms (check out the stunning suites with magnificent views of the Albert Dock and river sunsets) to the uber-glam Pima Bar, it’s a perfect base for a fun, action packed staycation in the heart of the city.
Hidden away in the depths of Wirral’s stunning Royden Park, Hillbark is the regions only, true, 5 Star experience. An exquisite, privately owned hide-away, famed for its superb dining and extraordinary events, Hillbark is luxury personified. The hotel’s gorgeous Solia Spa has a couples treatment room and private Jacuzzi along with a range of treatments and the highly acclaimed Riviera Restaurant delivers a fine dining twist n Mediterranean classics in truly exceptional surroundings.
With unparalleled views of England’s oldest working racecourse, the contemporary ABode Chester is a contemporary gem the heart of this historic city.
Individually designed bedrooms and stunning contemporary bathrooms offer a distinct style with quality and comfort at their core.Enjoy relaxed, sophisticated dining at Brasserie Abode, light bites and plats du jour in the Brasserie Abode Bar or relax with a cocktail in hand and take in the magnificent views of the racecourse and beyond from the stunning roof terrace.
Undoubtedly one the most luxurious hotels in the city, the Malmaison oozes seductive style and contemporary chic. The stunning bedrooms are the perfect backdrop for a romantic get-way and the super-sexy bar is the ultimate location for a date night dalliance! The Chez Mal Brasserie offers true ‘decadence on the docks’ with superb menu options and just about the best bottomless brunch in the city every Saturday from 2-4pm. (£29.95 pp for two whole hours of unlimited Prosecco, Gin or Heineken, while you dine from the delicious chef’s table buffet and crepe station.)
Situated in the stunning village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, Lord Leverhulme’s former cottage hospital has been transformed into a luxury retreat that oozes art deco glamour.
Part of the privately-owned Contessa Hotel group, this extraordinary boutique gem is the highest rated 4 Star hotel in the area, offering superb dining, indulgent afternoon teas and high-end, luxury suites in the heart of the picturesque village.
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