We got a deal off Travelzoo for 2 nights b&b, which included a glass of prosecco and evening meal on the first night. This cost £129 for the 2 of us in a double room.
We arrived at about 1:00pm, which we knew to be too early to check in. However, we were allowed to park our car and asked to return about 3:00pm, when the room would probably be ready for us. Official check in time was not 'til 4:00pm. On returning, sure enough, everything was ready and we were shown to our our room on the third floor. It was a lovely, large room, which had obviously been recently renovated. It had been very tastefully modernised to a very high standard.
I have read some other reviews about old fashioned, dated rooms and my guess is that the top and ground floor rooms have all been refurbished, but the first and second floor rooms will be done in due course
The evening meal was really top drawer. We both opted for the cream of tomato soup which was lovely and then I chose confit of duck leg with dauphinoise potatoes and braised beetroot. My wife opted for braised beef cheek with mashed potatoes and green beans. I ordered chips as an extra. To say we were impressed with our main course would be a great understatement. Our compliments go to the chef for outstandingly good fine cuisine. Truly magnificent. We then finished off with the bread and butter pudding with ice cream. Not so bowled over with this, though. It was a bit on the stodgy side, mainly because it was done in the form of a sort of cake. This didn't work for us and sticking to the traditional recipe would have been better. It was, though an excellent meal which we both appreciated and rated very highly. Breakfast was just as good. This was buffet style and there was plenty of choice. Good variety of cereals and juices.The hot selection included scrambled or fried eggs, bacon, tomato, sausage, black pudding, baked beans, mushrooms and hash browns. All good quality and nicely cooked. Tea or coffee served at the table and help yourself to toast and marmalade or jam.
We found all the staff to be very pleasant and helpful at all times during our stay.
We had booked to see 'The Mousetrap' at the Empire theatre, Liverpool so did not dine here on the second night.
On checking out, we were asked if we had enjoyed our stay and on confirming that we had, we were given a voucher which gave us the opportunity to book direct with the Hotel, and return before the end of June for the same package and price as the Travelzoo one.
We will certainly be doing this if we possibly can. less
Ben C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Clifton Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave some wonderful comments about your stay. I am delighted to hear that you were well looked after by the team and that you sampled the excellent food we have to offer in our Pavilion restaurant. Please continue to check our website for more fantastic offers and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.