The Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool
This remarkable brick-built five storey building is an impressive sight. The former North Warehouse was built between 1846-1854 on Stanley Dock and was used to store a variety of goods imported from around the world. As part of a multimillion-pound regeneration programme, this Grade II listed building was transformed while retaining all of its character into an impressive 4* Hotel which opened in the summer of 2014. As part of the ambitious regeneration of the dock, the larger Tobacco Warehouse to the south of the Hotel is currently undergoing a similar transformation to create luxury waterfront apartments and penthouses.
A Titanic Marvel
Located to the North of Liverpool’s City Centre, the impressive 153 room Hotel includes a restaurant, Bar, events centre and the most awe-inspiring Spa located below ground in the cellar of the hotel. As you approach the hotel from the dock road, the huge sight of both the Titanic Hotel and Tobacco Warehouse is magnificent. Surrounded by the original high brick walls with white turret like pillars marking the entrance to the grounds of the hotel. The doors to the hotel foyer are located in the centre of the building and as you walk through them you are immediately aware of the nautical theme including drawings and models of the hotels historic namesake… the RMS Titanic, a seafaring theme which is continued throughout the hotel.
The ground floor of the hotel is bright and extremely spacious comprising the reception area, Rum Bar and Stanley’s Bar and Grill. In the corner of the foyer, your room key will allow you access to the lifts which will either take you up to your room or down to the Spa.
From the Classic Room to the Presidential Suite, there are 5 grades of rooms from which to choose with each growing in size and half of them offering a dockside view. We stayed in a very spacious ‘Presidential Suite’ complete with a Dockside view. The suite comprised of a living area and kitchenette with all the facilities you would expect from Coffee Machine to Dishwasher. The living area had a three-piece suite, small dining area and charming corner bar complete with stools. The bedroom was also very spacious with a huge and very comfortable bed with plenty of pillows. Connected to the bedroom was the luxurious bathroom with a deep bath and separate shower, large thick towels, bathrobes and slippers. All entertainment needs were catered for with flat screen TVs in both rooms and a Bose Bluetooth speaker in the bedroom.
The ‘Maya Blue Wellness’ Spa is like nothing you have seen before. Located beneath the hotel, the lack of windows and dimmed lights adds to the ambiance. The mesmerising walls, arches and ceilings are all built from brick. The thermal suite consists of a hydrotherapy pool, experience shower, sauna, steam room, sanarium and foot spa all in one big open area covered by the prominent arched brick ceilings. There are plenty of loungers dotted around the spa allowing you to lay back, relax, read a magazine or just enjoy the atmosphere.
Stanley’s Rum Bar is well stocked and as you would expect given the name, has a wide variety of Rums from around the globe. Whether you want a beer or an extravagant cocktail, the bar staff will be able to meet all your requests. We were delighted with some of the cocktails they made for us making the end of our night even more enjoyable. The Bar are also able to provide light snacks.
If you are looking for something a little more substantial, then Stanley’s Bar and Grill can provide Lunch, Dinner afternoon Tea and Breakfast the following morning. The open kitchen allows guests to watch the chefs preparing the culinary delights. If the weather is a little warmer, you can even dine alfresco on the dockside of Stanley Dock.
This is a very special hotel and it more than met our high expectations. We can without a doubt recommend this Hotel and its Spa, Restaurant and Rum Bar to all of our clients and we look forward to our next stay!