Are you a Beatles fanatic? Situated right in the heart of the ‘Beatles Quarter’, The Hard Days Night Hotel is one that is a ‘must stay’ on your next trip to Liverpool.
Location is everything, and this hotel has got it right! Within a small walking distance, you can visit the world-famous Cavern Club (where The Beatles first played), along with many other famous landmarks and Liverpool City Centre. Liverpool One and Paradise Street station is reached within minutes, and it’s not too far of a walk from Lime Street station either. Basically, everything is on your doorstep, making a stay here perfect for your Liverpool getaway.
The hotel itself is stunning. Built in 1884, this listed building oozes character and has been restored with style and quality. On entering the hotel, you are immediately hit with Beatles memorabilia and specially commissioned Beatles-inspired artwork – and it looks amazing!
No matter where you look, there is something interesting to see, and to be honest, I found it fascinating! In total, there are 110 rooms which all have the added delight of unique Beatles inspired artwork. If you are lucky enough, and to have the ultimate experience, you can stay in one of the stunning suites, which are inspired by and dedicated to Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
Our room was on the third floor, and it did not disappoint – it was perfect for what we wanted. A huge comfortable bed and bottles of water which came in handy after shopping. The stylish décor continued, with luxurious armchairs and a fabulous piece of artwork hung above the bed. On entering the bedroom, the Beatles classic ‘Hard Days Night’ song was playing which was brilliant – sometimes the little touches to make your stay more enjoyable are the most memorable ones! The bathroom included a bathtub and separate shower, with Beatles inspired toiletries at hand too. The room itself was equipped with everything you need – tea/coffee facilities, iron/ironing board, interactive LCD TV, hairdryer, WiFi, bathrobes and slippers.
The Lounge & Bar of The Hard Days Night Hotel is extremely relaxing and the perfect place for relaxing, unwinding and of course sampling some signature cocktails. I must recommend the H.E.L.P cocktail, a fabulous blend of Pimms, Hendricks Gin, elderflower cordial topped with a splash of lemonade and fresh fruit – simply divine! Sitting in such a chilled-out atmosphere, taking in all the artefacts, pictures, books and poems of The Beatles story, was the perfect start to our evening.
Blake’s Restaurant is located just of the Lounge area and is named after the godfather of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake, whose most famous work is the sleeve for The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band album. The restaurant itself is adorned with Sir Peter’s artwork throughout. The menu features traditional British dishes with a contemporary twist, all created using fresh and, wherever possible, locally sourced produce.
The menu is extensive, also including the ‘Taste of Liverpool’ dishes such as scouse, ‘the Fab Four Burgers’, plus more. The food itself was fabulous and there were no complaints with our 3-course meal. The prawn starter was superb and the burger was amazing. The waitress was so friendly and was very helpful with any queries regarding the menu and our wine selection. I highly recommend this restaurant.
We had such a nice relaxed evening we decided not to head into town but to go into the Bar Four (located at the entrance to the hotel) for a drink. With wood panelled walls, luxury leather seating and finished with marble, this was a perfect way to end an amazing evening. There was an array of cocktails, wines, beers and spirits available, and really, I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to a spectacular evening.
The building itself seeped character, the décor was a delight and incredibly interesting, the staff were charming and helpful, the food was delicious and the whole aura of the hotel was relaxing and comfortable. I will most definitely be staying here on my next visit to Liverpool.
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