10 Reasons to Stay at The Shankly Hotel

You could live in Liverpool all your life and still not experience everything our remarkable city has to offer. However, if there is one thing you must add to the top of your bucket list, it’s a stay at The Shankly Hotel.

Here are 10 great reasons why you must book a stay with us.

1. Our amazing location

The Shankly Hotel is set within the heart of Liverpool, one of the most vibrant cities the UK has to offer and home to a selection of the UK’s finest architecture. Guests are able to saunter the city taking in breath-taking buildings and monuments, whilst staying close to their accommodation. Making The Shankly Hotel the perfect base for those hoping to explore the city.

2. The award winning staff service

Shankly Hotel Staff service

Being able to boast an amazing trio of industry awards is, in no small part, down to the customer service at The Shankly Hotel. After having earned the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership award for ‘Best Newcomer’, the ‘Simply the Guest Award’ from laterooms.com and being voted as the number one hotel on TripAdvisor. The team at The Shankly Hotel can proudly claim the best available guest customer service as their own.

3. Easy to access to the International Mersey River Festival

The scene at Canning and Salthouse docks will once again be dominated by a host of sails and masts as we welcome the International River Mersey Festival. Visitors to The Shankly Hotel are a short walk away from this free festival that offers a variety of wondrous water-based spectacles. This year there are some wonderful new additions to look forward to.

See the high speed British Racing Thundercats speeding down the Mersey reaching speeds in excess of 65mph. Witness wakeboarding pros perform death defying stunts and tricks, as the Industry Pro Wakeboarding Tour join the celebrations.

All this and live music with street performances makes this year’s festival stand out from previous years. A great reason to be staying at The Shankly.

4. The Fabulous Father’s Day offers

Sunday roast Bastion Bar and Restaurant

For your hero dad, there is no greater experience than that to be had at The Shankly Hotel. Treat the old man to a city break in a hotel sure to pique his interest.

No father could resist time immersed in our one of a kind Shankly themed accommodation, complete with genuine Shankly memorabilia. There is an impressive collection of hand written notes and letters – even his iconic tracksuit is on display!

You can go that step further and celebrate with a gastronomic Father’s Day feast in The Bastion Bar & Restaurant.

Sunday lunch, including a pint, is available for £19.95pp for a table of four.

The best part is dad goes free! Spoil the greatest man in your life this year with a visit to The Shankly Hotel, making it one he won’t forget.

5. To stay in the city of sound

Always able to promise a spot of live music, Liverpool is home to a number of the chart topping greats. This bank holiday goes a step further than usual as the city is submersed in a crowd of festival goers here to attend Liverpool’s number one music festival, Sound City.

Sound City is sponsored by local businesses, as well as giant global brands, making Liverpool the best place to be this weekend.

Join the city in celebration whether you’re attending the festival itself or just in the city, you can expect to experience the vibes from Sound City anywhere in Liverpool city centre.

6. To enjoy the start of British sunshine

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Set amongst a variety of outdoor urban venues, The Shankly Hotel is a great place to set off from when trying to catch those rare rays of British summer sun. With the water front a 5-minute walk down the road and Liverpool One’s Chavasse Park even closer, Liverpool becomes the greatest place to enjoy a city picnic.

Forget venturing to the far reaches of the English countryside, Liverpool city centre can offer you a slice of nature as well as all the great features of the city, too.

7. To enjoy the greatest group accommodation

Going on a trip with all your friends can often turn into to a logistical nightmare. Trying to get everyone into one hotel or apartment can be met with rules and regulations defeating the object of you being together.

At The Shankly Hotel, our rooms and suites and tailored to accommodate groups in complete style and luxury. Equipped with quality kitchens, dining areas and huge bathroom suites, our groups of guests can experience time away hassle-free and in great company.

So forget the usual rules and regulations, and visit a hotel where you and your friends can enjoy time spent together.

8. Learn about The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Bill Shankly

Shankly Hotel Reception

Whether you are a football fan or not, Bill Shankly is a name that goes hand in hand when thinking of the city of Liverpool. The iconic history of Bill Shankly’s story is displayed across The Shankly Hotel for all to see.

Guests are greeted in reception with a montage honouring the time he spent with Liverpool as one of the greatest football team managers of all time.

Spread across The Bastion Bar & Restaurant are selections of memorabilia, provided generously by the Shankly family. In addition to the museum guests can then further immerse themselves in the story of Bill Shankly’s life when entering their room. Small stories and experts from his life have been inlaid into the ceilings, allowing guests to learn more about Liverpool FC’s legendary hero. Experience the level of pride that Liverpool still holds for Bill Shankly during your stay.

9. Dine at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant

When you have seen all you care to of our fair city and you’ve had a long day full of exploration, sunshine and live music, The Bastion Bar & Restaurant is a space where you and your guests can soak up the relaxing atmosphere and enjoy some first class dining. Step outside the comfort of your room and head to the in house splendor of The Bastion Bar & Restaurant. Let your taste buds be tantalised with the mouth-watering menu, supplying a vast choice of top quality classic dishes. Enjoy the finest definitively English dishes, all adapted to suit a fine diner’s palette.

10. Our fantastic tailored offers

Throughout the year The Shankly Hotel will provide an array of offers tailored to our guests. We can cater to groups of friends, families or couples. In order to make sure you receive the most from your stay, we put together some great inclusive packages. If you are celebrating a special occasion with a loved one, consider our Stay and Dine package, which includes a two course evening meal at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, an overnight luxury stay and breakfast for the next day for just £138pp.

Why not give the man of the hour an unrivalled Liverpool experience? Our Stay & Play Stag package includes two nights’ accommodation an Xbox provided with Fifa, Pizza & Beer in The Bastion Restaurant, Paint Balling and VIP Guest List, plus 20% off drinks in Bar Signature, all at a cost of £130pp for a minimum of 6 guests.

There are a million reasons to visit The Shankly Hotel. Experience all we have to offer and call 0151 909 3596 or email info@signature living.co.uk to book your visit now.


The Shankly Hotel Receives 3 Awards in First 10 Months

The Shankly Hotel has undoubtedly become one of the most popular hotels in Liverpool. Opening just 10 months ago, we are absolutely thrilled to have received three fantastic awards in less than a year. We believe the following honours are a testament to our hardworking team, luxurious design and exceptional service.

#1 Liverpool Hotel on TripAdvisor

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The Shankly Hotel officially opened its doors on Saturday 15th August 2015. We have celebrated so many landmark moments since then, but one of our favourites has to be when our Liverpool hotel hit the number one spot on TripAdvisor.

Every hotel company across the city will be vying to be crowned the #1 Liverpool hotel. What makes the award so special is that it’s based solely on reviews alone – and it’s always wonderful to hear our guests have had an enjoyable stay with us.

Our dedicated team endeavour every single day to provide our guests with an exceptional service, catering to their every requirement. From our luxurious rooms through to the delicious dishes served at The Bastion Bar & Restaurant, we strive to create memorable moments that will last a lifetime.

‘Simply the Guest’ Award from LateRooms.com


Back in March 2016, we were honoured to receive the Simply the Guest Award from LateRooms.com, making us the best UK luxury hotel on their website. This was another fantastic achievement, as the award was, again, voted solely by guest reviews. A fantastic feat for just eight months!

Best Newcomer at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards

LCP Award

The Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards are held to recognise and reward outstanding achievements made to the city region’s visitor economy. It was a pleasure and a privilege for Chris “Shankly” Carline and Lawrence and Katie Kenwright to accept the Best Newcomer award at St George’s Hall on Thursday 19th May 2016.

Echo Investment of the Year Nomination

In addition to three fantastic achievements this year, we are delighted to announce Signature Living, the hotel company behind The Shankly Hotel, has also been nominated for the Echo Investment of the Year at the Liverpool ECHO Regional Business Awards.

The award ceremony is the biggest and most prestigious business awards event in the region, and will take place on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at St George’s Hall. So please wish us the very best of luck ahead of the annual event, which is now in its 22nd year.

24 Hours at The Shankly Hotel

When you picture your city break away, the furthest reaches of your imagination could not conjure the experience you will have with us at The Shankly Hotel. From arrival to departure here are the best ways to make the most of your visit to our uniquely brilliant hotel.

The Most Important Meal of the Day, So Make it a Good One


The Shankly Hotel starts your day off with a breakfast of champions, served in the Bastion Bar and Restaurant. Go continental with mouth-watering pastries, selections of juicy fruits or freshly baked bread with locally sourced preserves. Of course there is always the gastronomic full English favourite. Fill up whilst enjoying a choice of tea or coffee, or go for fully indulgent hot chocolate . The Bastion Bar and Restaurant offer up a plentiful list of flavours to add to your hot chocolate, including a chili chocolate option. Why not you are on holiday?

Discover a slice of culture from the museum of Bill Shankly


Before you head off into the city to soak up the sights, consider the cultural on offer within the hotel. Adorning walls and tables, shelves and ceilings, is a selection of Bill Shankly memorabilia donated by the Shankly family and showcased for all to see. From letters penned by the man himself to stories emblazoned across the ceilings of suites. To spend a day here would not be enough to take in all that is on offer.

Shankly on tour


If you feel your thirst for Shankly knowledge is still unquenched book yourself on the Shankly Tour Experience. Delivered to you by members of the Shankly Foundation with a choice of 6 different tour packages. One of the packages even includes opportunity to play on the hallowed Bill Shankly fields. Partake in a Shankly Training Experience to see what a training session with Bill was really like.

Other options take tour attendees to key attractions of the city not to be missed. With each package the visitor gets an alternative look at life in Liverpool. Visits to Anfield, cruises on the river and a look at the home of the legend himself. Such all-encompassing city wide tours are not available anywhere in Liverpool and are an exclusive adventure to behold. Whether a 3-hour, or the more extensive 8-hour journey, you will have experienced the city from a most exclusive viewpoint, and come away your knowledge thirst fully quenched.

Halftime at the Bastion Bar and Restaurant


With a lunch menu to tempt your taste buds, The Bastion Bar and Restaurant is the ideal place to fuel up for the day ahead. On match day diners can experience an atmosphere rivalling that of the busiest city centre sports bars. With options to satisfy all palettes, feast on the finest of gourmet burgers to the most sumptuous of salads, all washed down with a wide range of frosty beers or a choice of expertly mixed top quality cocktails. After filing your boots with us, there might be little left to do other than head to your room and collapse into a food induced coma.

Rooms with a view and a difference


The rooms at The Shankly Hotel, are worth staying in for, city street views and top quality décor make a guest feel bad for leaving. A visit to Liverpool’s bustling city centre could not be easier from the central location of the hotel. On the other hand, if a day of relaxation is what you have in mind, while away the afternoon enjoying the luxury provided in your room. Take a dip in the double Jacuzzi bath, relax and watch TV on the 50” screen from your exquisite double bed. Kick back in the ornate leather clad sitting chairs. Each room has a bespoke design, and is decked out with the most up to date technologies, as far as hotel rooms go The Shankly Hotel has visitors wishing to stay for longer.

An Evening Meal Worth Staying In for

Shankly burger

During your city break you may wish to spend an evening soaking up the native culture offered by the local restaurants. With most hotel experiences offering up chain restaurant dining, The Shankly Hotel again provides a dinner with a difference. An evening meal service born and bred in Liverpool, with dishes prepared by talented chefs to suite any appetite, round out the full Shankly Experience and try The Famous Shankly Burger. Surrounding diners with the Bill Shankly experience, allows our guests to sample that resident history and culture from within the The Shankly Hotel, never having to set a foot outside.

A Top Tipple for Extra Time

Drinks at The Bastion

If you are not quite finished off by the culinary delights from the Bastion’s extensive menu, the delicious desserts not filling that last empty spot, then let the bar staff tempt you with a night cap. From the delicious variations of Liverpool Gin and Tonics available to premium bottles of champagne, spoil yourself on this day, your day, a day in The Shankly Hotel.

Night, Night, Sleep Tight

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Your room is equipped to provide you with a perfect night’s sleep. With larger than average rooms, adorned with padded walls, you can come in and kick off your boots, (without the worry of them flying through the nearest window). Hop into your plush double bed and drift away whilst reading the bedtime story in your ceiling from the archives of Bill Shankly’s associates. A super night’s sleep in a super styling room, a top class way to top of your stay.

There you have it, a full 24 hours spent at The Shankly Hotel, you’ve learned all about the legend behind the man, had some top quality booze and scran, you think its all over? It is now!

To stay in The Shankly Hotel, or ask any questions about planning a trip to Signature Living’s Liverpool call 0151 601 8801 or email info@signatureliving.co.uk, and we shall be happy to arrange your stay.

What Went Wrong for the Reds Last Night?

I don’t think anyone can hide their disappointment at last night’s result. To lose two cup finals in one season is hard for any fan to take and, of course, we can’t overlook the vast incentive that had been on offer of Champions League qualification for next season. Whether this will play a factor in Klopp’s rebuilding strategy for next year remains to be seen. My heart says no, but my head says yes. My hope is that the infectious nature of the manager combined with the fact that Liverpool FC will always be one of the biggest clubs in the world will see us still able to attract the biggest players on the planet. Goetze certainly comes into that category and, frankly, I’m not sure how true the rumours have been up until now. I’m from the school of people who don’t believe it until I see them sat at Melwood holding the shirt up, but, the fact is, he is a world-class performer and, if Klopp wants him, I hope we get him. The signing of a proven world-class schemer will always then be an anchor for others. We shall see.

So what went wrong last night? I don’t think it was anything that hasn’t been symptomatic of Liverpool’s all season. That said, the issues we had last night that conspired to hand us defeat are the issues we as fans and the manager and his staff have been acutely aware of all season.

First up is the lack of a genuine on field leader. Jordan Henderson as club captain didn’t play a part last night due to fitness and, even so, I am not convinced at his leadership qualities when he is on the field. He is a mouthy little so and so and I like that; he won’t back down to anyone, but that tends to be with opposition players and referees. I am not convinced he believes himself that he has the credentials to lead a Liverpool team and when his team mates need geeing up and picking up, it rarely comes from him as an individual. The self-belief just isn’t there, in that I think he truly thinks that if he started screaming at team mates he’d be almost told to “do one!”

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As vice-captain, James Milner is more your lead-by-example type of captain. His tireless work ethic sets the benchmark for the rest of the team, but the problem here is that this doesn’t always inspire team mates, more so the crowd in many respects.

When either of these has been absent from the field, the captain’s arm band at Liverpool this season has been passed round from pillar to post, (I think even Sturridge took it against Chelsea for a period), confirming the fears that there just isn’t a natural leader in the team who fits the bill. As a result, and you can chart this the whole season, not just last night; when we face adversity on the field, namely in the shape of conceding a goal, heads drop and players start hiding, as there is no leader to rattle them from the slumber.

Sevilla’s equaliser last night was a classic example of this. Players sleeping from the first whistle, and a goal conceded 30 seconds in the half and all of a sudden, panic stations, heads down and a game of hide-and-seek from many of the players in Liverpool red. What was needed was a period of calm for 10 minutes after conceding. Keep hold of the ball, slow the tempo, give every player a touch of the ball and take the momentum out of Sevilla who clearly have their tails up after getting themselves back in the game. With no ‘leader’ to orchestrate this Liverpool fell into the trap they have all season after conceding and a second and more that point were always inevitable; you only have to think back to games like Southampton away, Newcastle at home and Sunderland at home to see my point.

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Secondly, was the lack of performance from our so called better players when it most matters. True world-class footballers don’t wait for the game to find them. They go and take the game by the scruff of the neck and run it themselves. I don’t want to single out players but it is hard not to, so I will. Phillipe Coutinho is often mentioned in the same sentence as the words, ‘world class’, yet for me, he will always struggle to justify that if he continues to float in and out of games, especially big ones. Is that something you could ever level at Messi, Ronaldo or Suarez? He skirted round the periphery of the game last night and had no impact on proceedings at all. And he wasn’t the only one. Roberto Firmino has caught the imagination of Liverpool fans in the clichéd difficult first season in English football, but there is a worry there for me that he suffers to much from the same problem of his Brazillian counterpart Coutinho. He is either right on it or he is anonymous and, again, last night he had little impact on proceedings. Sturridge at least produced one piece of genius in the game, yet in the second half when the chips were down, looked like he had one eye on Euro 2016. Where was the running in behind, working the channels etc.?

The only consolation you can take is that Klopp now must know clearly what his team needs for next season and must now set about getting it. Genuine competition for Sturridge up front is needed; as well as a genuinely class ball playing midfielder who is comfortable in possession, understand the game inside out and isn’t afraid to put a foot in where needed. A world class centre half is needed and I think we can all now see the need for another left back. Within his recruitment of these players, Klopp needs to find himself someone who has the persona to be his leader and his general on the pitch, an individual who not only leads by example performance wise, but has the self-belief to say, “I am captain of Liverpool FC,” whilst truly believing he is worthy of that accolade and whom knows that is he asked it, his team would go to war on his command.

Over to you, Jurgen. “Shankly, don’t worry, about a thing, cos every little thing, is gonna be alright…”