"I've always wanted to kidnap the ex-professional tennis player Pat Cash just so that after his family pays the ransom I can bring them up and ask them 'do you want Cash back?'" - Lee Mach.
The historic seaside city was founded in 1792 and turned into a tourist spot in the 19th century. Hotels in Southport increased over a period of time with the Victorian era bringing in several developmental initiatives including the canals at Liverpool and Leeds. The Southport Pier became a major attraction, and the introduction of the tramway increased interest in tourism. Among other attractions are the sand dunes between Woodvale and Birkdale; and Lord Street, a shopping street lined with beautiful trees. Popularity has grown over the years with several events like the flower show and annual airshow attracting visitors. Major golf tournaments such as The Open Championship are held along the coast.Â
3 Budget Hotels Blending With The Landscape
Victorian-style buildings are found across the city, some of which have been converted into cheap hotels. Cambridge Town House Hotel - The hotel is found in an old house that looks really nice from the outside and offers comfortable accommodation. Breakfasts are included in tariffs. Cleanliness is an issue, but for the low tariff it can be overlooked as service attendants are quite helpful. Scarisbrick Hotel - Another budget hotel that needs a bit of upkeep, but noise issues have been addressed by the management. Good breakfasts are served, and rooms at the lower level are generally better. Balmoral Lodge Hotel - large rooms with terraces opening out to a garden are offered. The building is slightly old but is kept clean and tidy. Accommodation is comfortable with well-equipped bathrooms and tea/coffee supplies. Cheap hotels in the city are good for short stays.
2 Elegant Hotels With Stylish Accommodation
Luxury Southport hotels are very stylish and impressive to look at. Ramada Plaza Southport - The four-star hotel is quite modern with an excellent fitness suite and has Wi-Fi fitted in all the rooms. Delicious British food is served at the in-house Marine Brasserie. Important landmarks like the Southport Theatre, Marine Lake, and Convention Centre are quite close to the hotel. Parking space is available with a small charge. The Redstone Guesthouse - Located in the heart of the city, the luxurious hotel is near the sandy beach and promenade. Rooms are fitted with flat-screen TVs and luxury beds. Guests can relax at the stylish bar or spacious lounge. Important landmarks nearby are the Blackpool Tower and Pleasure Beach.
2 Boutique Hotels in Chic Surroundings
Boutique hotels in Southport have a lot in common with several unique features attracting visitors. The Vincent Hotel and Spa - The four-star hotel finds a great location on the main shopping street close to the train station. It has several unique features like six) seem, a penthouse with a private stream, studios, and the lovely Sushi Bar serving a wide variety of Japanese dishes. The Tony McGee Member's bar offers creative cocktails. Holistic therapies are offered at V Spa. Bold Hotel - The fancy hotel finds a great location amidst trees lined up at the City Center's boulevard. The dining area has an open plan serving excellent English breakfasts. Online booking are favorable for discounted rates. The hotel serves fresh fish dishes. Southport hotels are ideally suited for tourists wanting to experience the Victorian style of living.
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Score 5.0 / 5
Restaurants mostly very good and Volare, Auberge excellent.
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