Great John Street Hotel
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... for us to go and watch the World Cup final tomorrow. We have found the people here to be super friendly and chatty.
We are trying very hard to stay awake right now. We've been up for over 26 hours but want to try and get ourselves adjusted to the time change ASAP.
Tomorrow we are visiting Anfield stadium. Soooo excited! ❤️ Liverpool FC
... on them if we went this route. Nic was weary about managing the streets by herself, but this would be a good icebreaker for her. We have to break that comfort bubble sometime soon.
I relaxed on the sofa in the bar and splashed down the rest of my drink as I waited for her to return successfully from her mission. Dancing queen amongst ever other flagrant gay 80’s-90’s song blared out of the jukebox as I made myself comfortable. The beer settled ...
... the church my parents were married, my grandpas garage and my family favorite fish & chips shop! After a few days here we are heading north. With the eventual destination of Edinburgh Scotland. To see my Grandma and Grandpa! Ps I am exhausted so don't mind my probably terrible post. Dan puts a lot of work into his blog postings but I'm not about getting stressed over my blog. So bare with me and my terrible ...
... paths in a similar direction to the day before. We didn't make the 55km goal for the day only hitting 40km as I wasn't feeling great in the afternoon and we decided to turn around rather than get stuck in the middle of nowhere! We made a good decision as I was still not feeling well enough the next day however after a day off from cycling and a train ride to Liverpool I am ready to get back on the bike :) Rodney, however, did ride Manchester ...
... obviously rejoiced about this a little too soon. As a family of five came in and sat the main part of the family in the middle row leaving the man of the family choosing to sit next to me. Obviously I looked less stressful than sitting with his three kids.... But I bet he was thinking otherwise with the amount of times I moved and adjusted and moaned about my seat. Probably kicked him a few dozen times too. Best seat mate EVER! But hey I had to deal with his ...
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My husband and i had the pleasure of staying at The Great John Street Hotel on Friday night. I booked it the day before as a surprise, i chose 'The Grandest' suite. I was quite surprised at the price as it was £205 for the night however when i enquired into staying saturday too the price for saturday jumped to £450!
we have just done the unthinkable and stayed in a 5 star hotel with a baby!
Well then... a wicked hotel, in a fantastic city centre location yet you can hear a pin drop at night (nb. this was on a saturday night!). The room we had was one of the cheapest yet was still the best i have EVER stayed in. Good quality fittings, modern decor, and a superb bathroom suite up the stairs consisting of an iron bath, walk in shower and wooden flooring.
Having originally planned to say at this hotel in October, but due to an unforseen flood we got relocated to the Radisson. The way the staff dealt with this situation was excellent, and reflective of Great John Street in general. They informed us next time we want to come to their hotel they would upgrade us. So the Wife and I decided to go on New Years Eve and experience it first hand. Not only were we upgarded to a Grand suite, in the spirit of the season we also received a bottle of champagne and two free breakfasts.
A truly five star experience!
I booked this hotel as a birthday treat. From the moment I arrived at the hotel everything was just perfect! The receptionist was delightful. She showed us to our room and to my delight I found that I had been upgraded! The room was up to five star standard. It was immaculate. We had a sleigh bed which was outstanding. Upstairs we had two baths, a steam shower (which we spent alot of time using!), a dvd player etc. I felt like it was home from home and was so disappointed when we had to leave! The hotel was so quiet too - no evidence of building work going on. The hot tub on the balcony is gorgeous - and from a distance you catch a glimse of Coronation street!! I would totally recommend this hotel to anyone - and if you get the chance, ask for room number 30!!!
Having read the reviews on this site and stayed at the hotel myself it would appear that experiences at Great John Street are a bit hit and miss.
Wouldn't pay rack rate
I booked this hotel as a surprise for my boyfriend for our anniversary and it was half price on lastminute. Beautiful room, gorgeous roll top bath and shower, nice toiletries, great bed ;o)
However, it took 15 minutes for the receptionist to realise we were stood in reception waiting to check in (poor first impression as she didn't apologise), the rooftop bar wasn't open, neither was the hot tub, and £16.50 for breakfast is extortionate.
My biggest gripe was the building site next door, got woken up at 7am by shouting, banging, drilling. Not good - take some earplugs!
This place is over-hyped and over-priced. Split level room was cool, and clearly lots of thought has gone into the decor. Shame not so much thought has gone into sound insulation, service, or cleaning.
We stayed at this hotel (for which the book rates are absolutely astronomical although we paid less at £210) in October. The reception was indifferent at best, the room nicely furnished and cleverly designed with the bathroom built into the space above the bed, but very depressing and dark. There was also the constant loud noise of building works and shouting from the adjacent building site all the time during the day.
Stayed here beginning of August 2005 - The hotel is shamelessly "boutique" - executed well (Interior design is obvious but cool) The hotel is in an old school and there is a "Headmasters study", "boys" staircase, "girl's" staircase as well as old black and whit school photos on the walls. The room I stayed in had a mezzanine bathroom and great wooden floors, etc.