I recently visited Liverpool for the Curve Fashion Festival and fell in LOVE!
The Curve Fashion Festival opened it’s doors to curvy women from all over the UK. Of course I had to be there, but I decided to make a weekend out of it. I wanted someone where central to stay, close to the docks where the event was held, close to shops and close to bars of course!
The Novohotel Liverpool is situated in the heart of the City Centre and exactly where you need to be! Not even a 5 min walk from bars and shops and only up the road from the Docks. The location really is perfect for a weekend in Liverpool.
The hotel was busy at most times, there was lots of buzz on the Friday as it has 10 meeting rooms and perfect for businesses but on a weekend it was a different kind of buzz. Families, friends and couples were visiting from all over the world and eating and drinking in the Ropewalks gin bar and restaurant which is also available to the public.
We dined in the restaurant on the Friday night to sample their menu and it was delicious. For a hotel restaurant I was very surprised. The menu had so much variety and there was something for anyone travelling far and wide to pick from and enjoy. The décor of the restaurant was warm and comforting and I could have sat their all night!
We sampled the scotch egg with a twist and nachos for starters. The Scotch egg was truly amazing, filled with haddock it was unusual at first but definitely a delicacy. I had the mixed grill with fries and the best dish out of them all the sweet potato curry with added chicken. It came with rice and naan bread and was honestly so much better than expected considering it was not a curry house! I would travel back if only for that alone.
Dessert’s were lovely too of course, the crème Brule which was perfectly done and the cheesecake, a perfect round up to the evening. We retired to our room after a long day and drive and relaxed with the beautiful view of the docks and Liverpool eye. I was surprised how quiet the hotel was considering how central it is.
The rooms were large and extremely clean and the beds were super comfortable too!
In the morning we visited in the indoor heated pool and Turkish SteamBath before heading out to the Festival. ( there was gym too but that’s too much for a weekend!)
The pool area on both occasions was well attended too and appeared very clean. In the basement was a kids play area with bean bags and interactive games, a perfect hideaway for the kids!
The Curve Fashion Festival was brill, and the hotel was such a short walk we were able to pop in and out. When our feet were too sore from dancing we only had a short walk back to the hotel.
The most important thing to me for ANYWHERE I stay is the people, and that is why I love Liverpool. Not one rude person, the hotel was welcoming as was the festival and the people in the shops and street. All so lovely!
It’s always a good thing when there is a restaurant in the hotel but it’s even better when the food is actually good. My only down fall I noticed was there is only one pillow on each bed. I love pillows. I’ sure the hotel would accommodate my need of extra pillows if I asked. And that pool looks uber relaxing.
The pool was amazing, the whole hotel was and I cant wait to go back. They did have extra pillows in the wardrobe which was fab! x
I like that they have a Curve Fashion Festival 🙂 I am yet to visit the UK but i have no family there so i guess i would have to choose a hotel to stay at. I will make sure to bookmark Novohotel . The food pics look yummy. I like the fact that they have a heated pool. I can just imagine how cold it must be around this time.
I’m loving how they did the decor in the Ropewalks Gin Bar. That’s so cool and the hotel looks pretty awesome too
I love the hotel decor, and the food too, lol! I’d love to hear more about the festival itself, what was it all about? I may just plan on attending the next festival!
I’ve only been to Liverpool once and a very long time ago. This hotel sounds really nice though, the rooms are pretty spacious looking! Also my general experience with hotel reasturants are not that great but it looks lovely there, that sweet poptato curry looks delicious! I hope you had a good time at the fashion event.
That looks like a great property. Love the comfy bed and that pool. I will keep it in mine for whenever I happen to visit the city.
Wow. Liverpool sounds nice. That poool looks amazing. Oh my! Nice to go to a place that not only is clean but has great people.
I wanted to stay in a Novotel hotel in Panama. The Novotel hotel brand looks great place to stay across the world.
I’m hoping to make it to England within the next year & Liverpool sounds lovely. The hotel seems really nice. The creme brûlée looks yummy!
Indoor pool! woohoo, I love indoor pool as it isn’t affected by weather, although we don’t get as nice a view as an outdoor one. The food from Novotel looks delicious, especially the naan bread (hee hee, i have a soft spot for that!)
This looks like a really nice hotel. And what an awesome conference. I’m sure you had a blast there!
It’s great that you have an amazing time in Liverpool! The food at the Novotel restaurant looks really yummy! I would love to try that potato curry. Also, the room looks spacious and it’s great to know that beds are very comfy.
loving the decor. Glad you had a great time 🙂
thank you so much its was fab!
Oh I love Liverpool too! My university city! Love your posts xx
I REALLY want to visit Liverpool, I’m thinking of a couple of nights away later in the year!