Good Hotel Guide Review
Opposite the Philharmonic Hall, in the vibrant cultural quarter, this handsome modern hotel is ‘a real find’. ‘It’s a fine example of change for the better, in a city that’s being revived so well,’ say Guide readers in 2016. Mary Colston is the manager. With exposed brick walls, vintage metal supports and old beams, the former Victorian coach factory retains a characterful atmosphere in its ‘light, airy’ public areas. Most of the ‘tastefully decorated’ bedrooms have ‘fantastic’ views of the river, the cathedral or the city skyline. Dine on chef David Critchley’s ‘delicious’ modern dishes in the London Carriage Works restaurant; cocktails, sandwiches and sharing plates may be taken in the residents’ lounge. ‘The breakfast menu provides many choices, some of gargantuan size.’ ‘At the end of our stay, the 25-minute walk – nearly all downhill – to Lime Street station was a good way to finish an excellent break.’ Lounge, bar, restaurant. Private dining. Lift. Gym, treatment rooms. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky). Background music. 24-hour room service. Civil wedding licence, functions. Limited parking nearby (£10 charge). Children (special menu) and dogs (£15 per night) welcomed. 89 bedrooms (some interconnecting; 2 suitable for disabled). Per room B&B from £114.
This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.