Staybridge Suites, Liverpool – Hotel Review

Staybridge Suites, Liverpool – Hotel Review

This year for my birthday I actually didn’t want anything.
“WHAT?!” I hear you cry! Well I say that because I couldn’t think of anything I wanted or needed – I must be getting old ehh! Plus the fact that both me and my boyfriend are saving for a house and for our cruise later on in the year, I thought it best not to go big for my 29th…

So this year, I left my birthday completely in my Mr’s hands. Bit risky but hey, he’s got good form. He once organised a surprise weekend away in the Lakes for Valentines Day one year, it was beautiful!

On the morning of my birthday I woke up to a cute text from my boyfriend saying to pack an overnight bag as we were off to Liverpool to stay in our favourite hotel! Perfect!

 

Staybridge Suites, Liverpool

This is our absolute favourite hotel we have stayed in, it was our 4th time here! I say hotel, but really they’re mini apartments.
Each room/apartment has kitchen facilities, a bathroom and depending on whether you go for a studio or suite, a bedroom. This place is fantastic for extended stays and for people who have to work away from home for a long period of time as it’s just like a home away from home.

Staybridge is part of a collection of chains that is owned by the company IHG. They own chains such as ‘Holiday Inn’, ‘Crowne Plaza’, ‘Hotel Indigo’ and ‘Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’.

I actually didn’t realise IHG had that many Staybridge suites all over the world! They have hotels in; Azerbaijan, Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, The USA and the UK.
There are several Staybridge suites in the UK; Liverpool, London – Vauxhall, London – Stratford City, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle.
I have only had the pleasure of staying in their Liverpool suites but my parents gave me money for a weekend away for my birthday, so we’re going to stay at their Birmingham suites in the very near future!

Instead of going out for dinner, my boyfriend thought he’d be all romantic and cook me dinner in our room using the kitchen facilities. So before check-in at 3pm we went to the supermarket and picked up a few bits for a curry.
If you are staying at Staybridge and find yourself with nothing in the fridge to eat, head to their ‘Pantry’! Its like a little mini shop where you can buy microwave meals, snacks and drinks. They even have toiletries and other useful things you may have forgotten to pack. Really is such a great thing to have in a hotel.

 

Arrival

We arrived at Staybridge, went straight to reception and the fantastic Guille was there to take care of us. He checked us in and took details of our car so we could park in their secure underground parking.
Since our last visit the hotel has had a bit of a refurb and it whilst it looked fab before, I love this new refurb more!


We got our key card from Guille and headed to our room on the top floor. Room 618.
How gorgeous is the set up in the lobby where the lifts are? I love that mirror!

hotel room

Excuse our bags!

hotel room view

Check out that view!

staybridge bed

How I wish I had that bed throw… and that wallpaper… and the pictures…

We opened the door and it was just like coming home…
My boyfriend had booked a studio suite this time and it’s just perfect for one night. I saw that the rooms have been refurbished as well as the main areas of the hotel. The new design is beautiful and I love the colours that they have used!

staybridge kitchen
The kitchen has everything you could ever need for your stay and includes a dishwasher, because after all, who wants to wash dishes whilst away?

When booking the room online my boyfriend also mentioned that it was my birthday. As a very kind gesture I was given a card and some chocolates as a present from Staybridge which I thought was so lovely! These were scoffed watching tv in bed that night haha!

chocolates

‘The Social’

When we checked in Guille told us that ‘The Social’ was on in the main breakfast area that evening from half 6 to half 7.
We have been to a couple of Staybridge social events in the past and were so pleased that we’d be able to go to another.

The hotel runs ‘The Social’ every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and its a chance to meet and chat to other guests. Each evening is hosted by a member of the Staybridge team, they’re ever so friendly and they come over for a chat too!
On previous stays we’ve loved chatting to Elaine, she does all in her power to make you feel welcome and take good care of you. This place is seriously full of amazingly friendly people, it’s one of the main reasons we like coming back so much!

On this occasion our host was Lisa and this was the first time we’d met her. She was lovely, kept our drinks topped up and asked about our plans for the night.
Staybridge Suites treat their guests like Kings and Queens and all the snacks and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) served at The Social are completely FREE!

alcohol
My boyfriend and I love The Social and find it’s a great opportunity to meet people from all over world and learn about their culture. This occasion we spoke to people from Ireland, India and the Czech Republic! Love the new chairs too, Staybridge!

 

The rest of the evening…

After the Social we headed back to our room where my boyfriend got his cook on whilst I enjoyed a lovely warm shower using the luxurious products that were in the bathroom. The shower gel smelt gorgeous!

Everything in our suite was exceptionally clean and I watch Four in a Bed so I know what to look out for, haha!

I would’ve had a picture of my meal that my boyfriend made but I was just so hungry and relaxed after my shower that I scoffed it so fast it didn’t touch the sides!
Such a lucky duck to have a boyfriend who is an amazing cook! Ooh, that rhymed!

We spent the rest of the evening eating snacks we’d bought, in bed, watching tv.
My boyfriend got a bit peckish later on and we discovered a card in our room informing us that we could use Deliveroo to order in a takeaway direct to our room. How awesome?! I looked on the Deliveroo app and found a dessert shop nearby called ‘Heavenly Desserts’ and I was SO tempted to order one… Next time maybe!

 

Breakfast

staybridge breakfast

After a very comfortable sleep, we woke up around 8am to get ready for breakfast. Breakfast is served in the same place that The Social is held and is included in the price of your stay.
There is everything you could ever wish for to eat for breakfast served in a self-serve, buffet style and there is also a member of staff at hand to help with any requests you may have.

My boyfriend opted to have a cooked breakfast and I just had toast. So exciting aren’t I?!
There are also a variety of juices, teas and coffees on offer. Again, self serve, but you can eat and drink as much as you want here and you don’t have to pay extra -fantastic! One guy we seen went up 4 times getting food!
My boyfriend enjoyed his breakfast and said everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. My toast was.. toast haha, not much you can say about toast is there? But yeah I enjoyed my breakfast too.

After breakfast we just sat for a while and chatted to each other and others around us before going back to our room to pack.
Check-out came around and it was time to say another farewell to our favourite hotel.

We both had a fantastic stay (again) and can’t wait to return once again to Staybridge Suites. Thank you for a wonderful birthday stay!
Watch out Staybridge Birmingham, you’re next!!!

 

 

Livvy x

 

 

 

 

30 Comments

  1. 28/03/2018 / 6:55 pm

    That sounds so lovely, what a nice boyfriend you have! I had never heard of the chain before. I’ll look out for them in future 🙂

    • Livvy
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      28/03/2018 / 7:26 pm

      I couldn’t fault anything there! X

      • 28/03/2018 / 7:27 pm

        Aww lucky you! It sounds pure bliss. I can’t remem we the last time my husband and I had a romantic night away. It was certainly long long before the little monkey came along!

    • Livvy
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      29/03/2018 / 6:04 pm

      They’re brilliant and you get SO SO much for your money! xx

  2. 28/03/2018 / 7:32 pm

    Sounds fabulous! Staybridge here are great too but if you ever come to the US be warned Crowne Plazas are probably the worst value hotels I’ve stayed in. I’ve stayed in them in Dallas, St Louis and Syracuse NY and they were all below par!

    • Livvy
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      29/03/2018 / 6:06 pm

      Yeahh they’re not great here either from what I have heard… x

  3. 29/03/2018 / 10:51 am

    Sound like you had a lovely birthday treat! Your post made me want to be there!

    • Livvy
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      29/03/2018 / 6:07 pm

      I did, such a fab hotel x

  4. 29/03/2018 / 1:38 pm

    Omg that place looks amazing!! I’ll keep an eye out for them when I next need a hotel room and that mirror setup is gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed your night away honey xxx

    • Livvy
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      29/03/2018 / 6:10 pm

      Steff it was so fab and you get SO much for your money! Defo one to keep in mind 🙂 Thank you xxx

  5. 30/03/2018 / 10:06 am

    Sounds like you had a nice birthday! It looks amazing there! ☺ Lovely post!! 😁

    • Livvy
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      30/03/2018 / 4:13 pm

      It was brilliant! Thank you for reading 🙂 x

  6. 01/04/2018 / 4:40 pm

    This looks like a beautiful hotel, love having full facilities in the room too ! The idea of the social is a fab way of mingling plus a free drink what could be better! Happy Belated Birthday!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Livvy
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      03/04/2018 / 9:40 am

      It really is Melanie! I can’t believe just how much we got for what my boyfriend paid, such good value xx

  7. 01/04/2018 / 4:52 pm

    This hotel/apartments look absolutely lovely! My fiancé has never been to Liverpool but he’s always wanted to go so I’ll definitely look into staying here when we do book! I’d never heard of Staybridge before and we live quite close to Birmingham but your review was great so if we’re ever in need of a hotel after a night out I know where to look! Glad you enjoyed your birthday! What’s your plans for when you come to Birmingham or don’t you know yet?

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • Livvy
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      03/04/2018 / 9:38 am

      Ohhh you have to go Jess! I’m a little biased as I live here but there’s so much to do!!
      Not sure about plans for Birmingham yet, not had time to see what’s about to do. Any suggestions?? Xx

      • 03/04/2018 / 4:21 pm

        It all depends when you’re planning on coming and what you like to do, shopping is quite good in Birmingham, Brindley place is nice to go for cocktails and there’s lots of places to eat around there and on Broad Street. There’s a few theatres so if you like that type of thing I’d look to see what’s on as Matilda is coming to the Hippodrome soon!xx

        • Livvy
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          03/04/2018 / 7:42 pm

          Well I know we’re planning for around the middle/end of May this year or maybe early June. Always love a bit of shopping! I’ll have to have a nosy on Trip Advisor and see whats going on xx

          • 03/04/2018 / 8:11 pm

            Aw Matilda doesn’t open until July but there might be other good things on! Hope you have a fab trip!xx

  8. 01/04/2018 / 5:42 pm

    Looks lovely, surprise trips are the best! Hope you had a lovely birthday, it’s mine next week and I felt exactly the same couldn’t choose much specifically I wanted so opted for some Pixi stuff and an oil diffuser

    • Livvy
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      03/04/2018 / 9:37 am

      They really are! It gets harder every year to think of something that I want 😂 Hope you have a great birthday! Xx

  9. Bexa
    01/04/2018 / 8:01 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous hotel and such a lovely birthday treat 💖. That’s so nice of your boyfriend to arrange it all. It sounds like you had a fab time and I really enjoyed reading all about your experience. Thanks for sharing 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • Livvy
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      03/04/2018 / 9:36 am

      It was really lovely.
      Thanks for reading Bexa!! Xx

  10. 03/04/2018 / 12:54 pm

    I think Mum would be upset if we stayed anywhere other than with her when we went to Liverpool, but in other cities, who knows…Another nice place to stay is the chain Hotel Motel One (https://www.motel-one.com/en/) These are more on the continent, but there’s one in Manchester, and in a few other UK places. I really enjoyed my stay with them in Weisbaden.

    • Livvy
      Author
      03/04/2018 / 7:38 pm

      Oooh, never heard of them, will check them out thanks!! x

  11. 10/04/2018 / 10:54 am

    Sounds like a lovely trip 🙂 I grew up near Liverpool and it’s a great city. So glad you enjoyed it too!

    • Livvy
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      17/04/2018 / 6:47 pm

      Thanks Sam!! xxx

  12. 23/04/2018 / 9:39 pm

    I’ve always wanted to stay in this hotel, it looks amazing! I think I may have to treat myself at some point this year to stay there! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk/

    • Livvy
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      01/05/2018 / 11:31 pm

      You must do the next time you’re in Liverpool! Its so cosy and homely xx

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