Top accommodation tips for visiting the Grand National

Top accommodation tips for visiting the Grand National

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

On 9 April, thousands of horse racing fans will descend upon the Aintree racecourse in Liverpool to celebrate Europe’s top racing event – The Grand National.

But it’s not just the horse racing odds that will cause consternation amongst attendees, as finding a good place to stay in the city can also pose something of a headache. However, Liverpool’s renowned for its hospitality and accommodation options, and here are some of the best for your 2016 visit to the Grand National.

Big hotels

Beetham Tower and Radisson Blu, Liverpool

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For racing fans who want the minimum of fuss, the Radisson Blu on Old Hall Street provides a premium quality environment to relax in after a good day at the races. The hotel may be part of a chain, but it’s got enough individuality in the form of the owl-and-orchid-inspired restaurant to keep it from feeling too bland.

And Liverpool’s waterfront regularly attracts huge crowds, but the best hotel in the area has to be the imposing Malmaison. Its huge gothic facade certainly delivers a striking impression, but the comfort that can be found in its luxurious rooms that overlook the Mersey can provide a tranquil environment to counter the race-day crowds.

Boutique hotels

The Nadler

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Just like a good racing tip, sometimes straying away from the favourites can work wonders. And that’s why The Nadler can work so well, as it’s well equipped with cosy rooms, friendly staff and it offers easy access to the city’s Ropewalk area that’s packed full of bars, shops and cafes.

And if you’re looking for a burst of colour, then consider Hotel Indigo’s vibrant colour schemes that should definitely wake you up for the race-day as you plan your betting strategy with bookies.com who provides a comprehensive list of tips with odds included for the Grand National and all other top racing events.

Cost-effective accommodation

Bridge Street at Liverpool

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But for those who are wanting to save their pennies for the horse racing odds, then the contemporary apartments on Bridge Street at Liverpool ONE can give you a place to relax and even cook up a celebratory meal courtesy of the fully-equipped kitchen and dining area.

And finally, for a no-nonsense cost effective solution, then the Ibis Styles hotel offers a cheap and cheerful option to enjoy the races and explore the city so that you can get the best out of the horse racing odds without any unnecessary expense.