Sunday, 17 February 2019

Staying in the city with FM Living...


A short break in the city can be so appealing, especially at this time of year following on from the madness of the holiday season. Staying in a lavish hotel always has its appeal, but sometimes finding somewhere which can offer more of a home away from home feels more relaxing. Step forward the new FM Living Apartments* in Liverpool – situated in the stunning Grade II listed Produce Exchange Building, these stylish serviced apartments are a sophisticated blend of old and new. The reception area shows off the grandeur of a bygone era, with original stained glass and wrought iron features. It is easy to envisage the building’s former purpose as the Produce Exchange, where the administration of goods imported to Liverpool took place. Later, the building became a bank – but I must admit that it really suits its new use as a serviced apartment space. 


I was greeted by the lovely FM Living General Manager Ricky and after a good catch up (we have known each other for a few years!) he whisked me up to show me the apartment which would be my home for the night. The first thing which struck me was how bright and airy the space was and all the creature comforts of a hotel were in situ – including a welcome bottle of chilled Chenin Blanc!


The apartment also featured a sleek marble bathroom with waterfall shower and mini bath products. 


The neutral d├ęcor of the space was given a splash of colour by a feature wall of striking gold and green wallpaper and the comfortable bed was bedecked by crisp white bedding.



Add to the equation the fully equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge area with television and coffee table and I was one happy guest anticipating a night in the city. 


It really is a bonus to have your own kitchen during a break like this and I was pleasantly surprised to see the kitchen was filled with every appliance (hob, fridge, toaster, kettle and even a washing machine!) and utensil you could possibly need. The addition of a hospitality tray with tea, coffee, biscuits and even take away cups was another thoughtful touch.


After a quick shower and a trip to the shops for some snacks to accompany my wine, I had a glass of wine before heading out to some of my favourite Liverpool bars. The nightlife in the city is second to none and when you stay at the FM Living apartments, the bars and restaurants of Castle Street are only a two-minute walk away.


Later, after indulging in the buzz of the city I headed back to my temporary home with a take away and watched a movie before I fell in to a restful sleep. There really is something about staying in a place like this which feels much more restful than a hotel and the next morning, I had a leisurely cup of coffee before I checked out and bid my apartment a fond farewell.


If you are looking for a perfect base to stay in Liverpool city centre, the FM Living Apartments are the ideal choice!

FM Living 

Produce Exchange Building 
8 Victoria Street 
Liverpool

L2 6QJ

For more information about staying at FM Living visit the website


What do you all think, do you prefer to stay in a hotel or an apartment when you go on a city break?
As always, I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!

Until next time,

Camille
xo



*I was invited to stay as a guest of FM Living Apartments, my stay was complimentary. All opinions expressed herein are my own and honest.