A Weekend Away // Liverpool

 A couple of old fashioned's in the hotel bar to celebrate my boyfriend getting 'old'

A couple of old fashioned's in the hotel bar to celebrate my boyfriend getting 'old'

It was my boyfriend's 30th birthday last weekend and as we're both native Scousers we travelled back home to Liverpool for the weekend to celebrate with friends and family. I thought it would be a nice idea to also spend a night in a hotel and as Liverpool has seen a lot of regeneration recently there were plenty of great hotels to choose from. In the end I chose the Titanic Hotel as it seemed the most luxurious and I had heard great things about their gin bar.

The hotel is set about a 5 minute drive outside the immediate city centre which was actually a little bit of a pain getting back and forward and in hindsight I wish we'd stayed closer to the city centre. The room was absolutely huge with a window overlooking the dockside but the real star was the amazing bathroom with a beautiful free standing bathtub against a grey tiled wall. If I had one complaint about the room it would be that it was extremely dark, there were no overhead lights and the room we were in had one small window which didn't capture any sunlight so even in the morning as we were packing our belongings away I had to use the torch on my phone to see (yes really).

In the evening we headed to Maray on Bold Street for some yum tapas food followed by a couple of cocktails at a discreet speakeasy on Berry Street called Berry & Rye. There's no obvious signage or door and you have to knock on the right door to be let in (insider tip, knock on the door on the left and not the door for the upstairs flat on the right hand side - oops). The bar is really quirky with a menu hidden inside some old dusty books, the staff were great and the cocktails were a treat.  

 Dinner at Maray on Bold Street

Dinner at Maray on Bold Street

 The cocktail menu at Berry & Rye

The cocktail menu at Berry & Rye

If it's your first time visiting Liverpool and you want to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the immediate city centre and you're after a more chilled stay then I would definitely recommend the Titanic Hotel, the staff were great and there's also a lovely spa on site as well. However if you're looking to stay somewhere within stumbling ground of your night out then I would recommend the James Street or Hope Street hotels instead.

£150 for a one night stay for two adults (breakfast included) - Titanic Hotel