Last Wednesday was my Birthday and not just any birthday, it was my 21st! Me and my girlfriend, Keely enjoyed a 4 day weekend which was full of surprises for me, I can’t tell you how amazing our time off was. As a big Liverpool Fan and living close to the city, I’ve always wanted to stay in The Shankly Hotel and I can’t tell you how happy I was when we pulled up outside and realised we would be staying there for my birthday!
The Shankly Hotel is located in the city centre, close to Liverpool One and only a short walk away from the world famous Albert Dock. The hotel offers a luxurious experience with images and memorabilia celebrating the life of one of the most successful footballing managers of all time, Bill Shankly.
We checked-in and made our way to our room, I’d seen a good amount of different pictures of what the rooms looked like at The Shankly so I had an idea of what to expect, but I couldn’t believe my eyes when we entered our room. We walked in to find two king size beds (yes, you heard right, two!), a huge Jacuzzi bath, flat screen TV and incredible décor.
In the evening we had booked a table at a restaurant and then we’re planning on going out for a few drinks. It wasn’t until we started getting ready that we realised there were speakers through out the room, which you could pair your phone too. Although most of us have Bluetooth speakers and occasionally take them away with us, having one already connected to the room was an added bonus.
I can’t recommend the Shankly enough, from its décor to the food, it really is a great place to stay if you want a bit of luxury adding to your overnight stop. As I said previously, it’s located in the heart of the city so there are plenty of restaurants and bars in the area and the hotel itself has its own restaurant, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we had breakfast there and it was really nice, high quality food.