Devonshire House Hotel
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Very Friendly Staff but in Need of a Serious Makeover!
The best thing about this hotel is the staff and the service. They are so friendly and can't do enough for you. The rooms are variable - I had a very spacious room but others in my party weren't so lucky. Generally the place needs a makeover though - the decor is very eighties and a little shabby although the public rooms are much better than the bedrooms.
Although this hotel is a little out of the city centre, there is tons of car parking and a taxi to town is around £5.
Didn't try dinner but breakfast was ample with lots of choice and again great service.
Overall I enjoyed my stay, would visit again and would recommend to others who want a functional rather than luxurious place to stay at a great price.
What a Venue!
My cousin was getting married at this hotel on 15th January, so my family and I travelled up from Kent. Despite the fact that the hotel was a little out of the city, it was easy enough to find. The first thing that I noticed was the building itself, a very pretty Georgian house. The reception and staff were helpful and the whole place was warm and inviting.
The wedding was held in the hotels new "Marquee Suite", which was amazing. The room was huge, and the decorations were superb. The food was piping hot and was excellent quality.
We finished off the weekend with a nice Sunday Carvery Lunch which was only £12 (for as much as you want!!)
We have planned our own weekend back at the hotel in the spring. I would not hesitate in recommending it.
V ACCOMODATING, FRIENDLY SERVICE
Loved this hotel. We had a West Wing Room which was beatuful. The breakfast was fntastic and there was a great atmosphere in the whole hotel. STAFF V FRIENDLY. NOTIHNG TOO MUCH TROUBLE. Real Treat.
Like you are staying with friends!!
Stayed at this hotel last weekend. Breakfast was lovely. The staff make you feel at ease, and are really friendly. Ask for a room with a garden view. This hotel is a bit od a kept secret, would reccommend without a doubt
Is this Budget hotel??
When I opened the door I was amazed at the state the room was in.
Wallpaper hanging off the walls.
Clear damp spots on ceiling
Plaster flaking off the wall above bed.
Window handle fell off in my hand when i opened it.
Tv had no reception
Very noisy in East wing
Poor all round accomodation
not what you expect for ther money
Incredibly warm and friendly
What an amazing hotel. We were a little worried at frst becuase we thought we would be to far outside the city, but it turned out to be only about 2 miles and we had free parking so that was a bonus. The staff were all really friendly and the whole trip felt really personal. From the moment we checked in we were made to feel really special and so welcome as if we'd been going there for years and then half the managemnt were up drinking in the bar with us after we got back from a night on the town. We were really impressed, would recommend it to anyone.
I loved it
I loved every minute of it the breakfast was great the staff were super, the rooms were very spacious and the bed was comfy, the bar and restraunt were beautiful and not over expensive i would definatly stay at this at hotel again and it isnt to far from the city centre.
I LOVED IT!!!!!
Friendly, Warm and a great breakfast
Arrived at the hotel late last week, reception team were friendly and helpful.
Room had a huge bay window, very spacious with a spa bath (spotlessley clean)
I would say that the main advantage of using this hotel is it's parking facilities. There are about 250 spaces, all free of charge, which often causes me a problem when staying city centre.
Would not hesitate to recommend, or to re - book
Don`t accept a room in the East wing as this is directly above the function room which often holds wedding and other receptions and usually includes disco entertainment, we had a room on the third floor and the bass noise reverberated throughout the whole of the building until well after midnight, unless you are part of the party make sure you ask for a room in the West wing. That said the staff were most accomodating in arranging a room transfer after an initial disturbed night.Not fantastic but acceptable accomodation in Liverpool where accomodation is becoming more and more difficult to obtain esp in the city centre.Book well in advance if possibleDerek Bell 30/11/03
NOT A PLACE FOR VEGETARIANS (apparently)
Yet another place that claims to cater for vegetarians, but
doesn't deliver on the day.
Myself and a group of work collegues took advantage of the Devonshires Christmas Meal promotion, which advertised a choice of Vegetarian meals. The group form which was dutifully completed and despatched also stated that the
Christmas meals ended at 4pm.
I selected a choice of vegetarian lasagne, and on the day my group arrived at 1pm, thinking we had lots of time to have a couple of drinks at the bar while the stragglers arrived.
We were informed the meals ended at 2pm, contrary to what was stated on the advert', and we had to start the meal with members of our group missing. The soup starter was lukewarm, but we ignored it because after all it was
our work 'Christmas Do', and we were out to have a nice time.
Upon going to the hot buffet selection to get our main course, I discovered there was no vegetarian alternative, (there originally was a choice of two alternatives on the advertisement), and despite paying £15 just like everyone else, I was forced to select carrots, potatoes £ sprouts, or go without.
The only reason I rated this place with a two instead of a one, is that the staff were very nice and helpful, (pity the cook can't manage the same).
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