My friends got married over the second weekend in August 2014 (Saturday 9th August). I stayed at the Knowsley Suite Hotel with my partner. The drive from London was long and due to weather conditions took us over 4.5 hours to arrive (without any stops). All you look forward to at this time is a warm welcome, a nice room and a cup of tea!
We booked two nights at the Knowsley Suites Hotel in an ‘Executive Suite’ which proved to be spacious, clean and close to the reception area. The suite was perfect for my partner and I as we were able to get ready in separate rooms if we wished to. There area few mirrors dotted around the suite so you can do your hair/makeup in either the bedroom, living room or bathroom.
There is a decent sized living room which has a desk, office chair, sofa, separate television, mini table and a small area with a kettle, coffees, teas etc. The bedroom was again roomy with a well-dressed bed, cushions and neat sheets. The bathroom was an average size had a shower curtain as opposed to a screen which I personally prefer. All in all the room was perfectly clean and much better than other hotel bedrooms we have stayed at before.
In the morning we made our way to the breakfast buffet. The full English breakfast was tasty and I even managed to get some vegetarian sausages on the sunday morning. You can help yourselves to cereals, cooked English food and many varieties of eggs and continentals pastries. Again very good for the unconventional breakfast feaster like myself as I like to have a random assortment of foods!
The only disappoint we had with staying in the hotel was that the rooms were quite hot (no air con) and there was a loud noise that sounded like a broken machine/fan that lasted about half an hour on Sunday morning around 8:00am; to our annoyance this woke us up. I did notify the staff when I checked out. Late night (early morning) room service took around 20-30minutes to arrive which consisted of tuna and cheese, and egg and cress sandwiches. The ironing board was also broken which was slightly annoying as my partner needed to iron his shirt desperately on the morning of the wedding. The staff said they would get another ironing board but it never came. After a few phone calls later they confirmed they did not have one they could lend us. When we returned after the wedding reception around 1:00am there was an iron board propped up against the wall in our room. Our room was not made on the Saturday morning which was a shame. Other than a few issues I would stay at this hotel again and did enjoy my stay. The breakfast was good and there was another choices to choose from. I wish I had time to check out the spa and gym facilities but unfortunately I had to leave early Sunday as it was a 6hour drive home. Overall I would recommend the hotel 🙂