Staycations on the historic Liverpool Waterfront

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Here at His & Hers we have been enjoying the tropical weather in the local neighbourhood, admittedly intermingled with occasional lightning showers. We thought, now that Spain and France have become countries where quarantine applies, that we should report back on destinations closer to home.

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Maya Blue at Titanic Hotel at the Stanley Dock

With staycations set to be the holiday choice for many this summer, Titanic Hotel Liverpool is the perfect place to enjoy a mini-break. Locals can be tourists in their own city and experience the rich heritage of Stanley Dock. Guests can enjoy first class facilities at the Hotel. 

Within a UNESCO World Heritage site on the waterfront, Titanic Hotel is ideally located to offer an idyllic escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Guests have everything they need right on their doorstep. This includes: stylish, spacious bedrooms, Stanley’s Bar & Grill restaurant, the renowned Rum Bar, and the sun-soaked Colonnades. The Colonnades are perfect for al fresco dining on a warm summer’s day.

The newly launched Summer Getaway package includes a two night stay, Grab & Go breakfast and three course dinner on the first night. Dine in Stanley’s Bar & Grill from the Dockers menu, which offers classic seasonal dishes with theatrical dining at the open kitchen. 

For an additional element of luxury, the hotel’s subterranean sanctuary, Maya Blue Wellness, offers a diverse range of body treatments. Wellness packages ensure that guests can completely relax and unwind.

There has never been a better time to ‘Jump into the Pool’ and enjoy a memorable staycation at Titanic Hotel Liverpool this summer.

*The Summer Getaway package runs from Sunday- Thursday from 3rd August to 24th September, prices start at £238.

Hilton Hotel Liverpool

Enjoy a quintessentially British afternoon tea from 1-4pm in the Cinema Supper Club restaurant at The Exchange. You can enjoy a selection of freshly prepared sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a delightful array of mini cakes and desserts.

Silent black and white movies play in the background, while you sip traditional English breakfast tea or a chilled glass of champagne. Or enhance your Afternoon Tea experience at Hilton Liverpool City Centre and upgrade to ‘Afternoon Tea with a View’ in the hotels 7th floor Executive Lounge. There are stunning views of Liverpool ONE’s Chavasse Park and you can enjoy a Champagne cocktail upon arrival. Prior booking is required, for reservations please go to:

The Royal Albert Dock

The Royal Albert Dock rivals any cosmopolitan city destination, and it is a must for most visitors to Liverpool. You can visit Tate Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool and International Slavery Museum. And then find yourself surrounded by restaurants that specialise in international cuisine. If you fancy fine Spanish tapas: try Lunyalita. Or if it is Middle Eastern cuisine you seek: it has to be Maray. If authentic Mexican food floats your boat: go for Madre. If tempted by Cuban cuisine: there is Revolución de Cuba or if fine Thai cuisine inspires you: go for Rosa’s Thai Café.

The Dock is beautiful at night, and never more so that at Gusto Italian. It is a spectacular interior space with mesmerising views. Their Italian food is consistently good. My own favourites are: the pan fried sea bass and the honey glazed duck and balsamic. The duck comes with: red wine, jus, cavolo nero (Italian kale), creamy mash, and candied pistachios. Enough said. There seem to be some good deals on Sunday roasts too. Have fun in the sun.

Main image: Maya Blue at Titanic Hotel.

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