THE SPA HOTEL REVIEW: THE TITANIC HOTEL, LIVERPOOL, UK
Review: Nicola Newsome
The Titanic Hotel is part of the redevelopment of Stanley Docks, with the Grade II listed North Warehouse forming a large part of this huge red brick hotel. The Warehouse was built in 1846 with part of it being damaged in an air raid in World War II, with the attached Rum Warehouse being built in the 1950’s and is now a key exhibition and conference venue for 21st century Liverpool so a vibrant area. The Hotel is a short walk into Liverpool centre but if you are looking for a spacious hotel with plenty of character you won’t go far wrong staying at The Titanic which has bags of rustic industrial charm with its high exposed brick ceilings and very modern contemporary feel with floor to ceiling glass windows and doors to the rear and decking at the waterside, plus bonus of car parking which you don’t always find in the city centre hotels.
The hotel has 153 rooms and all are as spacious as the rest of the hotel, as our room was a Superior suite we had a separate living area with a sofa and armchair, a coffee table, desk and chair and a sideboard which had a flat screen TV and coffee machine.The room had a very light, airy and contemporary feel to it with the high exposed brick ceiling. The bathroom was large with both a bath and free standing drench shower and dual sink, everything we needed for our stay was provided including luxury Mulvenna toiletries, gowns, slippers and hairdryer. We enjoyed a complimentary single measure bottle of red wine and a measure of rum (the hotel has a rum bar which has over 60 different rums) prior to heading down to the Spa.
The Maya Blue Wellness spa was in the basement and absolutely beautiful, day beds were scattered in nooks under the many brick arches. The Thermal Suite includes sauna, steam room, Hydrotherapy pool, Jacuzzi and foot baths with salt scrub available to use. The spa is due to be expanded over next few months with added facilities so it will be great to see this already gorgeous spa after the expansion. The staff in the spa were particularly friendly and very attentive. There are some great packages on offer such as the Relaxing Winter Escape (£99), Twilight Package (£99) and Girlie Days (£75) , all of which offer generous treatment inclusions, some with lunch and fizz and all with and access to the thermal suite and hydrotherapy pool.
I had the Marine Eye Treatment, which also included a relaxing face and scalp massage with products from spa partner brand Voya. My husband had the Organic Foot Ritual, which included a back massage and use of seaweed, which he was given to take home and use again. There were complimentary fruit teas and water available to help yourself to. The treatments we had were very relaxing, the lighting and temperature of the room was perfect as was the volume and choice of holistic music and the treatments were definitely nothing less than high standard (I’m also a qualified beauty therapist with over 20 years experience).
Dinner is served at Stanley’s bar and grill restaurant which is big enough to cater for all guests with large windows as at the reception/bar area. I chose the tear and share bread followed by fillet steak with peppercorn sauce and then the sticky toffee pudding. My husband had the slow cooked pork to start, fillet steak with peppercorn sauce and then the baked chocolate mousse, all the food was fantastic and we enjoyed all our choices which were teamed with a lovely bottle of house rosé. After dinner we had a couple of drinks in the bar area which was quite busy and had a lovely atmosphere. The cocktails were very good, especially the Pina Colada and Dark & Stormy.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant and was buffet-style including full English breakfast plus cereals, juices, fruit, yogurts, cold meats, continental cheeses and pastries. This was an enjoyable luxury stay in a great bespoke hotel with tons of character and charm where the staff were nothing but efficient, welcoming and friendly.
THE TITANIC HOTEL, LIVERPOOL, UK
Stanley Dock | Regent Rd | Liverpool | L3 0AN