Ghosts of the Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
The Adelphi Hotel has been the location for numerous ghost hunts and ghost walks and is a favourite spot of many local paranormal groups. Some guests have reported seeing the ghost of a man known as George standing next to their bed during the night.
Other guests have reported that the third floor of the hotel in particular is haunted. Some have reported falling violently ill during their stay, whilst others have reported feeling watched and others have mentioned seeing someone standing by the side of their bed. There have also been reports of a demon on the third floor of the hotel.
A paranormal team who visited the hotel also reported hearing a growl or a disembodied voice and one of their team also reported being violently sick during their stay.
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A hotel has stood on the site of Adelphi Hotel since 1826. The site was originally Ranaleigh Gardens, the first open space for public recreation in Liverpool. The first hotel was replaced another 50 years later and that hotel was bought by Midland Railway in 1892. In 1911, they began the process of replacing it with the hotel that stands today and when it opened, it was regarded as the “most luxurious hotel outside of London”. Former guests at the hotel include Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Laurel and Hardy, Judy Garland, Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger.
Adelphi is a huge hotel with a whopping 402 en-suite bedrooms, all stunningly decorated and furnished, complete with tea and coffee making facilities, a direct dial telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and satellite television. Larger rooms and public areas of the hotel also have access to free Wi-Fi. All of the rooms have been decorated in such a way that they are modern and comfortable, yet still, retain the original charm and character of the hotel.
The hotel also retains much of this charm throughout the public areas, with stylish and elegant features such as crystal chandeliers and marble hallways. There are numerous dining options at the Adelphi Hotel, depending on your personal tastes. Cromptons French restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine in elegant surroundings, along with a cocktail bar, a la carte menu or a four curse set menu. Jenny’s Carvery restaurant offers a selection of carvery meals including various meat and vegetable dishes, and Jenny’s bar offers a great range of ales, wines and aperitifs.
There are also plenty of leisure facilities at the hotel, including a gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, solarium and heated marble swimming pool. Prices start from £4 for an adult and £2 for a child for one session, and for £10 for an adult and £5 for a child, you get a week’s worth of entry. There are also facilities for meetings and conferences at the hotel for the business traveller.
- 402 en-suite bedrooms
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Satellite television
- Free Wi-Fi
- Leisure facilities
- Numerous dining options
- Cats and dogs allowed if well-behaved at a cost of £10 per pet per stay
- Luggage storage
- Safety deposit box
- Dry cleaning and laundry
- Meeting and banquet facilities
Things to do
There is plenty to do in Liverpool and as the Adelphi Hotel is located right in the city centre, you are ideally located for exploring the best of what Liverpool has to offer. There are museums, art galleries, zoos, fun days out with the kids and much more – restaurants, cafes and bars right on your doorstep.
- Single room available from £58 per night.
- Twin room available from £65 per night, based on two people sharing.
- Double room available from £65 per night, based on two people sharing.
- Superior double room available from £86 per night, based on two people sharing.
£2 surcharge for payments made with debit/credit cards.