#AD – We were gifted the Friday night stay at StayCity
On our epic trail of the UK, we’d travelled over from Wales and straight to our Aparthotel for the night. Located right near all the action of the town centre the building is the perfect place for a city break. Right next door there is an underground carpark, which is ideal for most people. We, unfortunately, had a roof box on the car and didn’t want to risk taking out all the drainage system from the offices above it. So instead parked over at Liverpool One’s car park (a slightly higher clearance height).
Serviced Apartments in Liverpool
If I’m totally honest I had never considered the idea of staying at an apartment block, usually, we’d search for hotels. My reasons for this is that I like the convenience of on-site bars / café. A reception if anything goes wrong. And what I’d thought was better quality finishing. I WAS SO WRONG!
StayCity has a 24-hour reception desk. A café / bar that is open 24 hours, but only served alcohol until 3 am (not an issue for us!). The interior was totally on-trend with grey tones and an accent of yellow. We poked our head into the lounge area and it had comfy looking sofas and stylish seating areas. I was really impressed and totally take back everything I’d pre-thought.
We’d been allocated a 2 bedroom apartment on the 7th floor. I’m not sure how long the aparthotel had been open, but the rooms were immaculate. This felt like pure luxury, (even more so that we’d just been camping for 5 days).
Staycity Serviced Apartments Layout.
The Sitting area was also a dining room/kitchen. Although there was just the 4 of us it was kitted up for 6 people. It’s grey sofa, turned into 2 single spring framed beds.
The kitchen had everything you could possibly need, including the sachets of coffee and milk like a hotel. Catherine fell in love with the dual bag (recycling and general) Brabantia bin. In fact, one thing I say about going away is that ideally, you want to stay somewhere that is better than your own home! This kitchen beat ours hands down.
Everything tied in nicely, even the mugs, were on brand. The bottle of Yellow Tail Shiraz, matched in perfectly too, but we picked that up from the Tesco around the corner.
Our Hoopsters were in this twin bedroom, which had more than enough space for them. Opposite the beds were some built-in wardrobes. Inside the headboard, were plug sockets, which were perfect for charing their screens up. Which meant that when we settled in for the night, they made themselves comfy and didn’t make a sound!
The Main bedroom, had a very very comfortable kingsize bed in. I’m not joking when I say that we instantly zonked when we went to bed. We had about 9 hours of unbroken sleep, with no waking up at all. Which also means that the rooms were well noise proofed.
Our room had an ensuite, which was only slightly smaller than the main bathroom.
The view from the apartment certainly wasn’t boring. Although not a riverside view, we could see the Wheel of Liverpool which was down by the Royal Albert Docks.
The main bathroom was immaculate and exactly what I’d want to get installed in our house. A floating toilet, huge frameless mirror & plenty of towels. The Shower had two heads a large rainfall head and a smaller paddle-style nozzle.
As we settled down to watch some TV, the kids went quiet… too quiet. Which was followed by “DAAAAAD!! There’s a frog in the bathroom!”
Breakfast at StayCity Liverpool.
The breakfast was served in the dining/lounge area on the ground floor. Self-service buffet of the usual continental style items. Much to our delight, the coffee machine made Flat Whites (we’ve moved on from Americanos).
Bacon or sausage sandwiches could be ordered from a staff member. There was also an overcomplicated self boiling egg system, which involved balancing an egg in a wire basket and lowering it into a water bath. Cat tried this with mixed results.
HOWEVER… Abigail and I had our minds blown! We’ve seen the standard toast conveyor belts before, but an automated pancake maker! I’ll say that again… AN AUTOMATED PANCAKE MAKER! You’ve got to try these out.
Simply press the OK button and it dispenses the batter on a conveyor belt.
Which moves along and through a conveyor press. This perfectly cooked the top and bottom of the pancake.
At the far end, it falls out and lands on your plate. They were light and fluffy and way better than my home-cooked ones. Needless to say we had several.
StayCity Liverpool Review
As you can probably tell from the above we loved it here. We wished we’d stayed for 2 nights, but had already booked a hotel for night number 2. Everything I’d wanted in a Hotel was available here, but more so. The convenience of a fully stocked kitchen made it perfect for snacks and drinks, even though we were eating out.
The beds were really comfortable and where we would usually have an awkward first night sleep in a strange place. Here the set up guaranteed a perfect night sleep.
We fell in love with Liverpool on our brief visit and are definitely going to come back. Possibly even hopefully wrangling a child-free weekend here! StayCity have different size apartments and their smallest studio apartment sleeps two people and we’ve seen prices from £58 per night. Due to location, quality, design and pricing, when we start to plan our return, StayCity will be our first choice.
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Locations: Birmingham, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Paris, Venice & York.
Address: The Corn Exchange, 25 Drury Ln, L2 0PH