The Shankly Hotel offers so much more than luxury accommodation – it is an experience. Enjoy rooms inspired by one of the most iconic sporting figures in the world. Comprising of 83 luxurious rooms and suites, it’s the ideal destination for those looking for a stylish, comfortable and flexible hotel in Liverpool. No other hotel offers such a unique insight into the life and career of Bill Shankly.
Each room is inspired by the legendary manager’s illustrious football career, and offers iconic quotes, relaxing beds and a luxurious bathroom, we guarantee an unforgettable stay at our hotel in Liverpool.
“Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.”
– Bill Shankly
The Shankly Hotel has aimed for the sky – creating the ultimate hotel experience in Liverpool. Our comfortable, sleek and stylish rooms and suites span over 2.5 times an average hotel room. As standard, rooms include a double whirlpool bath, 50 inch plasma TV, free WiFi and air conditioning.
To really make the most of your stay at The Shankly Hotel, you can book a table at The Shankly Hotel, which celebrates Bill Shankly’s life. Experience delicious dishes surrounded by amazing memorabilia from the Shankly family’s private collection.
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Here are a few humorous memories from my time playing under the great Bill Shankly in the early 1960’s at Anfield. They were very happy days when Liverpool was transformed from an average second division team going nowhere to become one of the most famous football institutions in the world.
Bill Shankly was born in the mining village of Glenbuck in South West Scotland and it is fifty five years ago since he arrived on Merseyside to take over the Managers job at Liverpool FC. He was a fantastic character full of passion drive enthusiasm and humour. Time has not dimmed my memories of Bill and how influential he was on my early life.
He possessed an undefinable God given charisma that rubbed off on everyone who crossed his path. He had a tremendous passion in his voice He loved boxing and gangster movies. I always thought he seemed to model his harsh staccato style of speaking on one of his great cinema idols Jimmy Cagney.
In late 1959 I was playing for Aberdeen and Scotland Schoolboys when Bill and Rueben Bennett appeared at my mother’s door in Aberdeen. Bill said he wanted me to come to Liverpool and sign as an apprentice professional. I was only 15 at the time and my Granny and my Granddad had brought me up with my Mum after my father had been killed in the war in Normandy. They did not want me to go to Liverpool.
My Granny interrupted Bill in full flow and said that she thought it was a long way away from home for me to go at such a young age and I would be homesick and miss all my family and friends, she then asked Bill “Where exactly is Liverpool in England anyway Mr Shankly?” Bill replied, “We are in the second division at the moment but I can assure you that next season we will be in the first Division”
That day when Bill Shankly came to Aberdeen and persuaded my family to let me come to Liverpool at the age of 15 changed my life forever.