The Richmond Hotel Liverpool, in the city’s business district and a short stroll from Lime Street station, is independently owned and was converted from the head office for Merseytravel three years ago, though local folk still occasionally pop in to inquire about bus passes. The Grade ll listed building dates back to 1906, and the hotel is part of the Best Western Premier Collection.

The 130 rooms are grouped into 52 apartments containing 2, 3 or 4 rooms, so individual rooms and/or apartments can be booked. All the rooms are individually designed and for those who like a traditional soak all the rooms have full-sized baths, some with showers over and some with separate shower stalls. All have large comfortable beds, good reading lighting and 41″ flat screen TV’s, as well as safe for lap tops and a comfortable work station. There is complimentary WiFi throughout the hotel. Larger suites have kitchen areas for self-catering with cooker, washing machine, toaster, iron and ironing board and fridge with real milk in. Those wanting a room with a view can select from one of eight on the top floor which have good vistas of the city. Rooms are priced from £79 to £300.

For events there are two rooms – the William and Kane Suite which will comfortably hold 160+ theatre style and 150 for a banquet and Florentyna’s for 30 theatre style and 24 for a banquet.

The R Bar and Brasserie offers a changing menu of classic and thoughtful dishes and accepts the Tastecard discount dining card offering 50% off the food bill at selected times.

Tel. 0151 236 1220 Email [email protected] Visit

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