BioGrad Statement

As we continue to monitor the latest updates and information about the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The decision has been made to temporality close BioGrad form Sunday 15th March as the health and safety of our staff and students is our top priority.

This is not a decision that we have taken lightly. Please stay safe in these uncertain times.

Management will be contacting bookings shortly and we will keep you constantly updated on our situation.

Kind regards
BioGrad Team

The Art House Hotel

Accommodation provider for BioGrad residential courses

The Art House hotel specialises in luxurious group accommodation. Located just off Bold Street in the centre of the bustling heart of Liverpool, close to the main train stations, docks, museums and only 8 minutes’ walk from Liverpool Science Park.

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Students are accommodated in single sex dormitories of 4 or 6 beds with a full English breakfast each morning and free Wi-fi included.

Each room contains a fridge, kettle and sink for storing cold items and making hot drinks during your stay.

To reserve accommodation, please select the relevant box when booking your course. Once you have completed your registration, you will be contacted within 48 hours to organise payment. Payment must be made at least 28 days before the course start date to guarantee accommodation.

Sunday Arrivals (£150)

Students travelling a long distance for the course can select to stay at the Art House for 5 nights (Sunday night to Friday morning) for £150.

Students should arrive at The Art House Hotel by 5pm on the Sunday evening for a welcome talk and free drinks reception in The Art House Bar. After check-in students have time to get to know their new room-mates and may wish to take advantage of the reduced price dining options at the Hotel.

Students will have breakfast together on the Monday morning then walk to Liverpool Science Park for 9.30am when the course starts.

Students must check out on Friday morning before the course starts. Luggage can be stored in the secure facilities at the hotel or at the secure luggage storage facilities at Liverpool Science Park.

Monday Arrivals (£120)

Students wishing to travel directly to Liverpool Science Park to start the course on Monday morning can select accommodation for 4 nights (Monday night to Friday morning) for just £120.

BioGrad has secure storage facilities for luggage, so students can bring their luggage with them on the Monday morning. A BioGrad representative will walk all students to the Art House Hotel on Monday afternoon at 4pm when the course finishes. The representative will remain at the hotel until 5pm to ensure that all students are happy and settled in their accommodation.

Students must check out on Friday morning before the course starts. Luggage can be stored in the secure facilities at the hotel or at the secure luggage storage facilities at Liverpool Science Park.

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The hotel is rated 4.5/5 on Trip Adviser and 9.1/10 on

For further details and information on rooms please see: The Art House Hotel Rooms.

(Please note that a mix of single and double beds are available in some dormitories. Beds are allocated at one bed per student)

Private Rooms

BioGrad students can book single occupancy rooms for only £89 per night for the duration of the residential trips (Sunday to Thursday nights).

Please note that students attending residential courses as part of their Duke of Edinburgh GOLD residential award must stay in dormitory accommodation with people whom they have not previously met.

Students aged 16 and 17 years old

We do not allow students under 16 years of age to attend a residential course without a supervising adult. If you have booked for a child aged 16-17 years old (at the time of attending) they will be covered by our child protection policy. All students under the age of 18 years old must provide a signed consent form on the first day of the course, including parent/guardian contact details.

Forms are provided in the booking confirmation email sent to the email address entered at the time of booking the course. *If you enter your child’s email address please ensure that our child brings these forms on the first day of the course*. Any students who attend without these signed forms will not be permitted to stay in the accommodation.

Students will be introduced to their receptionist who will be responsible for contacting parents should students misbehave or not return by 10pm. Students will be signed in to the hotel upon arrival and signed out each time they leave the building. Students have free time in the evening and may leave the hotel to explore the city, however all students under the age of 18 years old must be inside the hotel by 10 pm or their parents will be informed IMMEDIATELY.

BioGrad Child Protection

“As a mother of 3 daughters (aged 18, 23 & 25), I understand the fears that parents have when their children go away from home for the first time. I am here to reassure worried parents that children receive a level of care and support that I would expect for my own. I am at The Art House Hotel each Sunday afternoon for the welcome talk and am happy to speak with parents at check in. I am also available at the BioGrad training centre during the course teaching times, acting as the first point of contact for students who have any questions.

I am available to contact directly any time at with enquiries."

Evening Dining

The Art House Hotel has a Pizzeria on site for students who wish to dine in the Hotel.

Bar Menu: Click here

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The central location also offers the perfect opportunity for students to visit a range of cafes and restaurants in the city which offer almost every cuisine imaginable at prices to suit any budget.

Please see a few of our recommendations here.

Contact Details

Address: Art House Hotel, 1 Arthouse Square, 61-69 Seel St, Liverpool, L1 4AZ


Phone: 0151 305 3742


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