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The Radisson Blu hotel in Liverpool is a comfortable Business Hotel with excellent city centre location. The hotel boasts a swimming pool, dock views and hearty breakfast. The hotel isn’t luxury, but it does the job.
In March, I spent a couple of days in Liverpool for a business trip. I own real estate in the city, and had a few things to sort out. I stayed at the Radisson Blu during my trip and was able to review the hotel. If you’re interested in UK real estate investment, then please check out my blog, Evolution Blogger. It has tons of free education for investors.
I took lots of photos of the Radisson Blu in Liverpool, so make sure to view the slideshow above!
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The Radisson Blu hotel in Liverpool is a 4* business hotel. It has the following features:
The hotel design is functional and no more. There’s no funky design features, like when I visited the Park Hyatt Siem Reap! The one nice feature of the hotel was the atrium on the ground floor. You can see photos in the slideshow above.
Liverpool isn’t a large city and is best explored on foot. The Radisson Blu has an excellent city centre location, and is walkable from the main attractions. It’s 10 minutes walk from Liverpool One shopping area. It’s only 5 minutes from the docks, which contains the Tate Liverpool, the Beatles Statue and other tourist attractions.
Liverpool is most famous for 2 reasons, the Beatles and football (soccer). The Beatles are the most successful band of all time, selling over 180 million records. The main football club in the city is Liverpool FC, who (along with Manchester United) are the most successful club in English history. Everywhere you go in the city, you’ll see reminders of the Beatles and Liverpool FC!
In the past, Liverpool was a deprived city – and the 1980’s was the nadir. Since then, much money have been spent to regenerate the city – and the results are clear to see. The city centre looks fantastic, and is full of classy shops, cafes and restaurants.
The city is next to the sea, and has historically been a port city with large docks. These docks have been transformed and are now a fantastic destination to visit. Tourist destinations like the Beatles Statue, Tate Liverpool and the Exhibition Centre are all located on the docks. It’s an exciting time to be in Liverpool and I definitely recommend a visit.
I liked my room at the Radisson Blu in Liverpool. As a Radisson Rewards Gold, my room was upgraded to one with a dock view. Regular readers will know that I love a water view, so this was appreciated! The docks themselves aren’t the prettiest – it reminds me of the view from the Intercontinental Boston.
The room was pretty good for a business hotel:
One thing that the room was not is luxury! However, Liverpool doesn’t have many luxury hotels, so this shouldn’t be expected. Overall, I liked the room, it was a good size and had a fantastic view.
The bathroom was functional, but no more. Check out the slideshow above for more details.
One thing that I appreciated was the in room Nespresso machine. This is standard in 5* hotels, but is uncommon in 4* hotels. I’m impressed, as they don’t need to do this. One hotel that has shocking in room facilities is the Intercontinental Paris Le Grand. It’s IHG’s flagship hotel in Paris, and they serve instant coffee in the rooms!
Breakfast was standard English breakfast fare and of middling quality. There’s a small buffet in the Collage restaurant with the following:
None of the food was especially fresh and none of it was all that good. I ate some of the melon, and it tasted of preservatives. I also had some eggs and bacon, and while they weren't terrible, they weren't great either. I had a coffee from the machine, it wasn’t the best. I didn’t see any cook to order options or any pancakes.
I took lots of photos of breakfast, so you can decide for yourself – take a look at the slideshow above.
Ultimately, this is what I’ve come to expect at regional 4* hotels in the UK. English breakfast is very popular here (unsurprisingly). I’m not personally a fan of English breakfast, despite being a Londoner.
The White Bar is a restaurant and bar on the ground floor. The menu contains typical pub fare. I didn’t eat there, but I did pop in to take some photos. I can’t comment on the quality of the food, but I can say that there’s lots of choice in the city centre. We ate at some nice restaurants in Liverpool.