Liverpool can be a challenging city to choose accommodation when you are a grown up. Meaning, you’re not old enough to avoid the buzz of a busy tourist city like this, but neither young enough to enjoy its 24/7 noisy city centre.
It has to be something in the middle. It has to be something like this Grade II Listed building by the Mersey river, for example.
I guess we found a perfect match here when we headed to the north with my parents this summer. The idea was staying some nights in Liverpool, but we needed a spacious flat in walking distance from the major attractions.
This gorgeous two bedrooms flat placed in a listed building at the Princes Dock gave me all good vibes I could expect from a nice accommodation.
The building itself is a full of charm and history. The Waterloo Warehouse is a Graded II listed construction that became a residential building with a bit of twist. It’s stunning. Its original features with port hole windows and brick interior make this place a dream accommodation to everyone visiting the city.
Besides, it provides stunning views form the Liverpool waterside and the river Mersey itself. Wow. It’s a breath-taking construction indeed.
This time, we needed a place to accommodate four people comfortably and boom, this flat was available. To my surprise it was more spacious that it looked like in the photos from its profile on airbnb.
Seriously, the place is huge. From its entrance, we could already see the first bedroom. It was our room for the staying.
Taking the stairs down, on the left, there was the second room, a master bedroom with bathroom (and bathtub). This was the room picked for my parents to avoid them taking stairs during the night.
This room was a truly beauty. The original featured of the building is exposed in the celling and brick walls. What made us think about how historical is that building and how fascinating are the docks in Liverpool.
I salute whoever had this brilliant idea of gentrification of docks in this city. My friend, I salute you. I wish I could live in a place like this.
A long corridor takes you to where is placed the second bathroom, this one has a shower, more practical. As my mom is not very keen on bathtubs, it is nice to see we have both options in the apartment.
Also in the left, a bit further it’s the kitchen. A full-equipped one with freezer, fridge and even a dish washer. I think this flat is a great option to people looking for short or long breaks. It has everything a big family needs to spend more than just a weekend in this city.
From the kitchen, we can also see the living room which is divided into a dinning room too. The division of spaces makes the ambient looks bigger.
The décor in the whole flat is elegant and cosy. It could go with some few changes here and there. Some people pointed before the furniture is a bit out of date. I understand this. But thought it doesn’t change the fact this is a gem and for the price we have paid for three nights, it is a huge bargain.
The location couldn’t be a better one. The views from the Mersey river paid every penny spent renting this property. We had an excellent staying there. It’s a calm area, still in development.
You may find it a bit distant from shops and supermarkets, for example, but it means only 10- minute walk. A nice walk by the waterside, anyway.
There is a gorgeous Greek restaurant at its doorstep and I wish I could have time to book a table on it. I would go back to this property in a blink of an eye. If you like history and you love Liverpool is a place to give you great vibes.