Anyone that knows me well, will know that I absolutely LOVE a night/weekend away in a beautiful hotel. I love my little home, but sometimes it can be so hard to switch off – there’s always work to be done, cleaning to do, food to be made – so sometimes you just need to get away for the night and unwind.
Last month, we took a trip to Liverpool for my birthday and stayed at The Titanic Hotel which is located just a 10 minute drive out of the main city centre, at the Stanley Dock. The hotel building itself is a Grade II listed warehouse, originally built in the 1800’s which has undergone a £36million renovation project to bring it up to it’s current glory.
We stayed in a Superior Dockside room, which was absolutely huge and had a lovely little view of the docks outside. If you are anything like me and are partial to a bit of exposed brick work, you will be in interior heaven as it’s everywhere! The brick work, ceiling beams and pillars are such a beautiful feature and are a nice reminder of the buildings history (who doesn’t love architectural history). The decor has a subtle hint of luxury but is also so cosy and comforting at the same time, due to the colour scheme and dimmed lighting.
The bathrooms are also a really good size and we had a huge bath, as well as my fave – a rainfall shower. There are various types of stay to choose from, we were on the Wellness Break which includes spa access and treatments so also had robes and slippers in our room, which gets a massive yes from me.
Stepping out of the room, onto the upper corridors where the rooms are situated, you honestly feel like you are on a cruise ship, the aesthetics are absolutely perfect and all of the art situated around the hotel gives a nod to the titanic which is another carefully thought out touch, marrying history with an otherwise modern interior.
As I’m an absolute lover of any sort of pamper time, my favourite part of the hotel was the underground spa – ‘Maya Blue Wellness’. The exposed brick work and dim lighting continues from the upstairs of the hotel, into the spa and creates the most relaxing area – so relaxing that myself and my boyfriend both fell asleep wrapped up in our robes by the side of the pool.
The spa itself is incredibly intimate and features a hydrotherapy pool, foot spas, two saunas, a steam room, an experience shower and relaxation area as well as the treatment suites.
If you are staying at the hotel I would highly recommend booking some time in at the spa and if it’s a special occasion, maybe a treatment as well!
The food at The Titanic didn’t disappoint. They have an extensive menu, all of which is cooked in the open kitchen to the side of the restaurant (something which I always rate) and the staff are so friendly and helpful, they gave brilliant recommendations on food and made us feel really welcome and at home all night.
The Titanic theme carries on into the restaurant and even into the food presentation, your fish and chips for example comes laid out on a sheet of newspaper titled the ‘Titanic Bulletin’. It’s detailed touches like this that lead me to staying at a hotel over and over, because everything feels so thought-out and special.
I’ve already recommended the hotel to family and friends and I know it’s somewhere that I will definitely be choosing to stay again. I’m hoping for more than one night next time! The Titanic has everything you could ask for in a relaxing, spa break but whether you choose to make use of the spa or just the hotel I can promise that you will not be disappointed.