Birthdays are a wonderful thing. Cake, parties and of course presents. Sadly my birthday isn’t until August but Amelia turned 22 in April. As a gift, her parents decided to send us away for the weekend to Liverpool. Maybe it was a hint they didn’t want to look at us anymore? Even though I might be a Manchester United supporter, Liverpool is unbelievable. The culture, atmosphere, shopping, there’s honestly nothing bad I could say about the place.
The flight with Ryanair was decent, even with mild turbulence. A short 40 minute trip across the Irish sea and we descended into John Lennon Airport. The airport itself is very well organised and looks sophisticated both inside and out. A good start to the weekend!
- Hotel Name: Travelodge Liverpool The Strand Hotel
- Address: The Strand, Liverpool L2 0PP, UK
- Duration: 2 nights – Friday and Saturday
Accessing the hotel from John Lennon Airport could not be easier. Outside the terminal you will find Arriva Bus number 500 which will deliver you, comfortably I might add, to Liverpool One Bus station. The cost of the journey was a mere £3 which we did not complain about. A 5 minute trundle to the hotel, bags in hand, we arrived safe and sound.
The hotel, from the outside, is massive. Connected to the hotel is a Tesco Express and an ATM if you ever need cash or something small to take back to your room. You are literally in the heart of the city with this place as Albert Dock, Liverpool One shopping center and the famous Mathew Street are all a mere 5-10 minute walk away.
The reception to the hotel is located on the first floor. You can access it both by the stairs or the lift. We took the lift as carrying two suitcases up the stairs wasn’t going to happen. Yes we’re both lazy! Anyways back to the story, we were greeted by a lovely male receptionist (I’m bad with names sorry!) who kindly told us that our room wasn’t ready but that we could store our bags in a separate room until after 3pm. He joked about with us as Amelia dropped her makeup while we moved our bags. Very friendly and very helpful!
To the left of the reception is the restaurant/bar, although it was very quiet throughout the day and night. The main aim of Travelodge, for me as I see it, is to provide a comfortable place to stay and sleep, without the need for high amenities such as pools, gyms or high-charging bars. The furniture of the restaurant/bar was nice and simple, with flashes of orange and blue everywhere.
Our room was located on the 3rd floor. To access the corridor to your room, you must present your room key to the magical slot to gain access. Otherwise, the red light says no!
The room itself was lovely, clean and modern. You get exactly what you pay for with Travelodge – a comfortable room with a massive bed to sleep in and bathroom to do your business. The bed itself was the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. If you live in the UK, Travelodge offer their service to sell you one of their new beds which I would highly recommend! I slept like a newborn baby in one of these bad-boys.
The bathroom had everything you could need – toilet, shower, big mirror to look at your pretty face! No marks or discrepancies could be found in neither the bathroom or the bedroom. Comfortable and clean, just the way I like it.
Would I recommend the Travelodge Liverpool The Strand Hotel? Friendly and welcoming, there is honestly nothing bad to say about this hotel. The staff could not be more helpful when we arrived and the room itself was more than adequate. Within a few minutes walking distance to Liverpool’s main attractions and for the price that was paid, it is definitely worth staying in. We’ll be back don’t worry!
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