The city of Liverpool may once have thrived due to its maritime industry, but today it's tourism that boosts the city's economy. A vibrant cultural hub, Liverpool received the European Capital of Culture award in 2008, and it's easy to see why. Whether you're here for a romantic break or a weekend of clubbing, there are bars, restaurants, cultural attractions and more just waiting to be uncovered. The city's four-star hotels offer the perfect base from which to explore the city, from independent boutique hotels to contemporary apartments and luxury chain hotels.
Luxurious Little Extras at Liverpool's 4 Star Hotels
It's the little extra touches which make staying at Liverpool's four-star hotels so special. From Beatles-themed boutique hotels with individually decorated rooms, to luxury chain hotels with 24-hour fitness centres and free WiFi, these hotels won't fail to disappoint even the most discerning guests. Luxurious little extras such as designer toiletries, flat-screen satellite TVs, iPod docks and Egyptian cotton sheets are on offer at many hotels.
Hotels Close to Liverpool's Restaurants
Dining out in Liverpool is heaven for foodies. Although complimentary breakfast may be on offer at your hotel, there are plenty of cafés, delis and bistros serving excellent options for brunch in the city centre, as well as family-friendly restaurants at Liverpool ONE. You'll find everything from gastro-pubs to fine dining restaurants in the city centre - some of the most renowned restaurants can be found near Hope Street. Lark Lane, to the south of the city, is popular for its bohemian vibes and cosy gastro-pubs, such as The Monro. Here you can settle down with a pint of ale and a steaming bowl of Scouse, a traditional local stew made with beef or lamb. This is the dish that gave Liverpudlians the nickname 'Scousers'.
Celebrating Special Occasions in Liverpool
If you're celebrating a special occasion or looking for restaurants with that 'wow' factor, avoid your hotel restaurant and head for Panoramic 34 in the business district. Located on the 34th floor of the West Tower, you can dine with 360-degree views over the city skyline at night - how romantic! Beatles fans will love Blakes at Hard Days Night hotel, with its Beatles theme, whilst if it's Chinese cuisine you're after, you'll be spoilt for choice, as Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinese community in the United Kingdom.
Excellent Amenities for Discerning Travellers
When booking a four-star hotel, you want to feel like all your needs are catered for, and whether you're travelling on business or enjoying a romantic weekend away, Liverpool's hotels don't disappoint. With plenty of technology on offer in guest rooms, from iPod docks to satellite TV channels and free WiFi, you'll feel right at home, whilst business facilities such as 24-hour business centres and conference/meeting rooms make it easy to catch up on work or hold important client meetings. Whatever style of hotel you prefer, from a themed boutique hotel to a luxury chain hotel, you'll find it in Liverpool - and you'll also find most hotels are within easy walking distance of the city centre and its many shops, restaurants and sights.