Thistle Liverpool City Centre, Atlantic Tower
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Historical Traveler Reviews Thistle Liverpool City Centre, Atlantic Tower
Good location, enjoyed the breakfast!
We stayed here in a double room which overlooked the church (and it's tolling bells!) The room was clean and the bathroom included a combined shower/bath - plus toilet. Breakfast was great (hot/cold by your choice) and the windows gave views of the river/towards Albert Dock area. My daughter and her husband had a larger room with a queen sized bed. It was within easy walking distance to Albert Dock (and the Beatles Museum) and to the city centre. The staff were friendly and helpful.
Try somewhere else unless you get it cheap!
Stuck in the eighties, staff friendly, good prices, good location, penthouse rooms good size..
Good Location but Hotel Just Not Upto Scratch!
Visited this Hotel Mid-September. This Hotel never learns from it's mistakes and whilst the Hotel Staff are friendly and helpful the overall House Keeping is just totally sloppy! As per usual the room had lights that weren't working and even when they were reported to reception they still couldn't get it right! The TV in the room had a very poor quality picture. Considering the state of most of the rooms, which are grubby and in bad need of a refit, the rates that the Hotel charge really cannot be justified. The Manners of the Staff though are second to none and it's location is superb. Do not pay more than £65 per night for the room though as you will feel as though you have been ripped off.
Good location and helpful staff
Stayed at this property from 26 Aug - 31 Aug. Easy 15 minute walk to Albert Dock and Mathew Street. The Pier Head is a 5 minute walk. My single room was "compact" -- 2 twin beds pushed together and not a lot of room to walk around.
I had 2 little problems while in this room. The first was that the telephone did not work and the staff was very helpful in trying to swap out phones. When they determined that the actual problem was in the lines in the wall. they offered to move me, but no rooms were available (Bank Holiday weekend and Mathew St. Festival). However, on Monday, 30 Aug, they were able to move me to a very posh upgrade -- Queen-sized bed, windows overlooking the stages at the Pier Head and the River Mersey. Plenty of room to stretch out and move around.
The second was some very noisy guests in the room next door who woke me twice during the night with their partying. I was told to speak with the Head Porter, who assured me they'd already had two "stern words" with those guests. He found me later that day to confirm that unfortunately no other rooms were available, but that the problem guests had already checked out.
Every staff member I met was extremely friendly, helpful and dedicated to making my stay a comfortable one. Room service was great! The food was good and they were happy to bring me pitchers of ice water. The breakfast buffet was very good with lots of choices from full English Breakfast to fruit and cereal. The tea and biscuit tray placed in the room each day was a nice touch.
Enjoyed the Hotel
We stayed here when we visited Liverpool. The accommodations were excellent, even though we are used to larger beds in the United States. The room was clean and very comfortable with a nice bath and great shower. The breakfast was outstanding and the staff was very gracious. I would certainly stay here again.
I stayed in november 2003(last weekend) and it was an ok stay. I was just a bit dissapointed with the service beforehand, I'd emailed and faxed them several times that I needed a room with a window that could be openend, but never got any reply(the hotelroom was booked by a friend of mine for me).
When I arrived I went to a room on the 4th floor but there was no window to be openened, and then went back to the reception and was given another room on the erm 7th floor if I'm correct that was way more spacious. I quite liked the room and had everything I needed in it. The only 2 things I wasn't very happy about where the churchbells which where ringing most of fridayevening it seemed, and a sort of car alarm(I think) which went on for most of the night. I complained about that at the reception around 01.00 and a few minutes later 2 members of the staff came to listnen for themselves. Unfortunately they weren't able to stop it.
Breakfast was great even for a continentalal(??) like me who's not in the mood for a big english breakfeast cause there was a lovely continental one.
The only downside to the whole weekend where the lifts! 1 seemed to be out of order and the others well you sometimes had to wait 10 minutes and then it was too ful for you to get in!
Otherwise it was a lovely stay and I wont mind staying there again.
I have stayed at this hotel twice due to the fact that the rest of the cities hotels have been booked out. Each time, reception has seemed understaffed. The rooms I had differed in quality. The first time I stayed, the room looked like it was from the 1970s...one of the worst I have ever stayed in. On the second occassion the room was much better but very small for 2 people and the double bed was like a large single. My advice would be only to stay here if you can not find any other hotel in the city and do not pay more than ?65 for a double room or you will be very dissapointed
Need a lick of paint.
Paid ?64 a night for the Thistle which was about right for what we got. Thanks to a previous review we asked for and got a corner room, which was very spacious. The view of the Mersey would have been wonderful if the windows had ever been cleaned on, they were filthy. I always got the feeling that the room could have done with a makeover, the woodwork could have done with varnish and the bathroom was not spotless by any means. The breakfast was very good, buffet style and lots of selection. The front desk seemed to be understaffed and there was usually a queue at it. Overall it was just about worth the ? 64, anymore and I would have been disappointed.
Think twice before staying here
Myself and my partner stayed at this hotel on the 29th November, during our visit to one of the theatres in LiverpoolWe were disappointed that we had to pay extra for car parking, and was a nightmare to find due to the one way system.Once we arrived in reception, everything seemed better and at £125 per night that was what I expected!Things detiorated from that point forward. I specifically asked for a non-smoking room and was given a smoking one. The room was in a fair state of repair but not up to the £125 I had paid!We were kept awake at night by the very thin walls and the people next door!!!!!!! Down the corridor at around 3am there appeared to be a group of people shouting and swearing very loudly. This went on for some while.The busy road outside the hotel was a magnet for cars honking their horns throughout the night.To top this off early on Sunday morning, the church next door decided to have some bell ringing practise.The breakfast was OK but most of the dishes were empty when we went for our food.If I ever stay in Liverpool again I certainly will not be staying at this hotel and wasting my money.
Great late bars ! Poor clubs !
Visited Liverpool on Saturday 28th June 2003. It was a Stag night. Stayed at the Thistle Hotel on Talbot Street and can highly recomend this hotel as it was very nice and the breakfast was a superb buffet style. If possible request one of the rooms at the front which are triangular shape, they are quite a bit bigger and nicer than the others. Liverpools nightlife was slow to kick off but gradually it got very busy. One piece of advice for anyone going is to avoid the clubs as they all play dance music and they are very poor by my standards. Most if not all of the bars stay open until 2 am anyway. Stay in the City Centre and dont bother with Albert Dock unless you go to 'Blue' which is worht a couple of quid in a taxi for a few drinks. Very upmarket and trendy. Visit Albert Dock on a sunday and have a few drinks in the bar. Take a tour on the yellow bus that turns into a boat when it goes down the hill off the road and plunges into the river at 40 mph.......very scary but cool.........