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Last updated: 05 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: David Atkinson

Along with Hotel du Vin, Malmaison reinvented the concept of city-centre hotels; sleek sexy rooms, a destination bar and restaurant, and an insouciant feel that is perfectly suited to a cheeky night away.

The Liverpool Mal has benefited from its recent facelift; the rooms have the trademark dark-and-dangerous feel (lots of matt black and aubergine colours), while a cocktail at the fabulously-kitsch Liverpool Bar is the fastest way to the heart of Liverpool’s upscale nightlife.

Situated on the Princes Dock, the Malmaison is right on the waterfront, but away from the main hubbub of the city centre. It’s an easy walk down to the Albert Dock, and the city’s main shopping streets and bars and restaurants are just a five-minute taxi drive away.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Parking: Not available
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

British Music Experience

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[0.4 miles]

A colourful, interactive museum dedicated to the story of chart-toppers – from The Beatles to Freddie Mercury. Highlights include outfits worn by David Bowie, hand-written song lyrics from Adele and an interactive gallery where you can play instruments along to your favourite tracks.

Best for ages: 8+ | £16

Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[0.5 miles]

Fascinating waterside museum exploring Liverpool’s industrial, cultural and social heritage – including the Beatles and football.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free

Tate Liverpool

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[0.9 miles]

The northern counterpart of the world-renowned Tate enterprise, showcasing an eclectic collection of British art.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Beatles Story

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[1.1 miles]

This popular museum, located in the Albert Dock, traces the Beatles’ journey from The Cavern, via the dizzy heights of Beatlemania, to the final days. Colourful and engaging with lots of pop trivia, it’s one for curious and serious fans alike.

Best for ages: 13+ | £18

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Exterior of the buildings from the street

RLB 360

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

This tour offers a rare glimpse inside one of Liverpool’s most iconic buildings, the Grade I-listed Royal Liver Building. Catch the cityscape views from the 10th floor balcony then climb up the historic clock tower to watch the audio-visual show.

Best for ages: 13+ | £15

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exterior of the entrance

Western Approaches Museum

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

This secret underground bunker under Liverpool’s Moorfields was the Northwest nerve centre of the WWII war effort. Don’t miss the central Operations Room with its giant battle map and the Cypher Room, where secret coded messages were exchanged with Bletchley Park.

Best for ages: 13+ | £14

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Aerial view of the city of Liverpool in United Kingdom

Three Graces

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

A waterfront stroll along the River Mersey banks via the Albert Dock showcases Liverpool’s maritime-heritage architecture. The Pier Head is home to Liverpool’s iconic Three Graces, namely The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Underground room with the Beatle's drumkit, showing where they would play

The Cavern Club

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)[0.6 miles]

Heart of the Mathew Street Cavern Quarter, home to Beatles-themed bars, shops and the Hard Days Night Hotel, this cellar-like music venue is where The Beatles played their first gig at a lunchtime session in 1961. It hosts live music to this day.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)

Home of the world’s most successful ever-band and one of the world’s top football clubs, the reborn city is also a cultural powerhouse, with top-notch museums, rich maritime heritage and cultural events galore.

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