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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One of the things that makes me so proud is the fact that my nan; Nessie, and my mum, Jeanette, would often tell me just how similar I am to my granddad. From the way I walk, to my mannerisms, to the way I look, right through to how I would analyse and think about things; I would constantly be told that, “it’s just Bill.” My nan would often get emotional as she felt we were so similar.
This was emphatically advocated one evening following a Liverpool defeat to Leeds at Anfield back in the days of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and co playing for Leeds. I was only a teenager and still living at home with my mum; Jeanette who was of course Bill’s daughter. At that age; I was awful to be around when Liverpool lost; and I would often be agitated and pace up and down for hours after the game. Many books have been written on my granddad, and a few covered the story that my nan told a few times; about how my granddad was when Liverpool lost. She commented that he would often do one of two things when he got home and had been on the receiving end of a defeat; either cut the grass or clean the cooker. The joke was that the cooker at home must have been filthy as it was rare Liverpool would lose under his stewardship.
As a teenager at the time, I had absolutely no knowledge of this story. Still clearly upset by the defeat to Leeds I allude to above; I found myself in the kitchen at home following my pacing up and down; whereby something from somewhere compelled me to pick up the cloth and start cleaning the hob on the cooker. Following a number of minutes doing this; my mum entered the kitchen and proceeded to display a look of utter shock and awe upon seeing me stood cloth in hand cleaning the cooker. I immediately asked if she was ok and if something was wrong; where she then set about telling me the story of how my granddad would clean the cooker if Liverpool lost; and here was me, some years on; his only grandson, stood doing the exact same thing. Shanks alive and well in his grandson!
I love this story for a number of reasons; the sheer wackiness of what my granddad would do following rare defeat; but more so; the immense pride I take from knowing that I share many of his traits; crazy and otherwise!