2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool, Merseyside

Practically within earshot of the Liverpool Philharmonic, in the city’s cultural quarter, this pitch-perfect B&B has attracted ecstatic reviews since it opened in 2014. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Practically within earshot of the Liverpool Philharmonic, in the city’s cultural quarter, this pitch-perfect B&B has been attracting ecstatic reviews since it opened in 2014. Guide readers were given ‘a warm welcome’ by owners Sarah and Glenn Whitter, she a former primary school teacher, he an interior designer, musician and composer, and what a composition is this! A fine late Georgian terrace house behind a screen of trees, it has been made over from top to toe in ‘inspirational’ style. From the ‘shattered’ mirror in the hall – as if the Lady of Shalott had paused to check her hair – to a double-height top suite with views over rooftops to the Anglican cathedral, everything is on song. Here are oversized lamps, an orange velvet-upholstered ottoman, works by Turkish artist Ayse Kucuk, a bathroom with freestanding bath against a raw stone wall. Each of the ‘exquisite’ rooms has top-quality Egyptian bedlinen, a Sonos music system, luxury bath foam, hand-made chocolates, a tot of artisan gin. Guests relax with a book in the drawing room or pretty garden, while in the dining room ‘a fabulous breakfast’ brings ‘an enormous buffet’, rare breed meats, smoked salmon, veggie options.

Hotel details


2 Blackburne Terrace
L8 7PJ


0151 708 5474




all year except 24 Dec–1 Jan.


drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV (Freeview), walled garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

classical at breakfast.


not under 10.


not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.


per room B&B £160–£290.

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We returned at the end of February for a couple of nights. The experience was again excellent; sloe gin and macaroons waiting for us in the room; on the second floor, ít had with views over the cathedral. All roomsl have high-quality fittings, spacious bathroom, good coffee making machine, fresh milk in a thermos, etc. Breakfast was either full English (or any combination), smoked salmon and scrambled egg, kipper or a vegetarian option with avocado, mushrooms and halloumi cheese (my wife enjoyed the latter). Hosts are very welcoming, there is a really comfortable sitting area on the ground floor with choice of newspapers, and interesting books on Liverpool etc. - Donald Reid - February 2017

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide