I have only visited Liverpool twice but each time I have experienced the warm heart of Liverpool and each time I have stayed at the Hard Day’s Night Hotel. Without exception the people of Liverpool and I include the staff at this unique hotel are friendly, welcoming, chatty and genuinely proud of their fab city.
The Hard Day’s Night Hotel is located on North John Street at the junction of Mathew Street what could be better if you are a Beatles fan? Mathew Street being the home of the Cavern Club and now host to a lively night life, Beatle memorabilia and statues of John Lennon and Cilla Black.
Parking is simple in the Q Car Park dead centre of the Liverpool One Shopping centre, which is host to a range of department stores, upscale boutiques and restaurants. As you enter the park I suggest heading to the most north westerly corner which will conveniently locate you with about a two minute walk to the hotel. The hotel will also supply you with a discount code when you leave the car park.
We were met at the door by a most charming and elegantly dressed gentleman who was always kind enough to enquire of our intentions so that he could guide us in the best possible direction when exploring his grand city.
The location made walking to the city land mark’s easy, I explored the Beatle Experience, Albert Dock, 4 free museums, Lime Street Station, the cultural quarter, the Pier Head and watched the ferry cross the Mersey.
The exterior of the building reminds me very much of an old bank, in fact much of Liverpool’s centre is architecturally pleasing, look up and take in the view!
The foyer is welcoming and hosts the The Lounge and Bar, decorated by glossy black and white photos of the boys that this hotel is all about as well as a wall of news memorabilia, a juke box and a suite of lifts to glide you to your room. I had a refreshing Liverpool Gin and tonic garnished with cucumber as suggested by one of the bar’s staff ……..it’s now a Grey Gin Lover recommend!
The deluxe room which I enjoyed was spacious, equipped with comfort tray, hairdryer, wardrobe, TV, Beatle books, desk and chair, large bathroom with soft white towels and toiletries. Exceptionally clean, bed very comfortable and decorated in a contemporary style with the lush Lennon looking down on me whilst I slept. Despite being in a shopping area and close to Mathew Street the room was very quiet and once the door was shut I wouldn’t have known that I was in a busy city centre.
Breakfast was in Blakes Restaurant and again the staff could not have made my stay any more comfortable with plenty of coffee offered and a wide range of cold and hot buffet items and of course the room is decorated with Blake’s photographs.
Would I go here again? yes in a Merseybeat I would, the location, decor and service is first class.