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Karzy!!! bronx crack house.
Never, ever, ever, ever stay in this fully furnished dustbin. i (honestly)have spent better nights in police cells, its a CARZY. this hotel wouldnt be fit for human habitation, it should be closed at once, it smells of old tinned peas, the lifts are covered in grafiti, the landings are unsafe building sites, the rooms are as badly furnished as any crack house ive seen on t.v, the windows are black with soot and dust (they dont even open)the carpet was cheap and worn, the kettle covered in tea stains, the taps in the bathroom were of diffeant types, the bed was knackared, the entire contents of the resturant buffet were"chanceing it"to say the least(the room guide advises guests to avoid passing on ecoli and legionaires(just the thing to break the ice on a romantic weekend)
just do yourself a favour and steer well clear. an absolute disgrace, brittania hotels hang your heads in shame...its a con.
No problems at all with this hotel
For goodness sake - i know how much the rooms cost full price and also the bargain break - we got the bargain break which was 2 people staying with full hot breakfast and 3 course meal for 2 people - all up it cost £59. Value for money was excellent, the people with champagne taste and beer budget have no right to whinge - when you go for the cheapest hotel price that you can find dont expect a five star.
Pro's: Staff incredibly friendly, decor in foyer quite nice, is probably one of the only (and cheapest) places where you can drink outside with a view of the water without being bombarded by maggotted stag & hen groups. Good location. Manager exceptionally attentive & professional. Even though there are mostly coach tours that stay at this hotel (so yeh alot of older people) they're also on their holiday and seemed friendly as ever. Alot of history also to this hotel which i normally wouldnt be interested in but i was quite surprised on some things (ask for the booklet).
Cons: Our room was somewhat shabby (however it was one of the bargain rooms that they havent yet refurbished so i didnt expect alot for the price). Linen & towels were clean, room was clean-just old, bed a bit ricketty but comfy.
Were pretty easy going people anyway but if we thought we'd been hard done by then everyone would know about it.
We did only stay one night because we were in transit, if you're going for a weekend away or a holiday and you're really big on how plush your hotel room is then maybe ask for a more expensive room - or weigh up if it's worth staying at a more expensive & plush hotel (although in saying that Blackpool hotels in general look pretty dated).
I agree with the last speaker...
Seriously, what the last guy just said. We knew it was being refurbed, which was just as well, if you walked up the stairs expecting it to be as "posh" as downstairs you would be in for a shock. Shabby isn't in it. But the room, while really in need of some work, was perfectly comfy, the bed better than many I've slept on and the only drawback being the lack of a shower in the (seriously needing some of that refurb) bathroom. But we wanted somewhere cheap near the Winter Gardens and it was ideal, a really good location and the view from the rooms on the sea side must be pretty nice. We had the main road, which isn't the best of views, but the (rather mucky) windows were double glazed and even the trams weren't a problem. If you were awake you could hear them (feel them!) but they didn't wake me up. Neither did the rowdy hen/stag dos, and there were enough of them. We didn't have the evening meal but the breakfast couldn't have been much better, hot and lots of it, even the sausages were OK :-) And the coffee was actually drinkable, which is more than I can say for most hotel breakfasts. Free newspapers, free parking, staff were absolutely fine (we didn't have any problems for them to solve but they were polite and friendly) and seemed to be looking after the (as previously mentioned, large number of) old folk. Nice location, good price, you just need to be aware of what you're getting, which I appreciate isn't alway easy. Be nice to see what it's like when the work is finished, I might even go back :-)
I stayed in the hotel at the beginning of August with my wife and 11 week old baby. The hotel is undergoing extensive improvement, but we had an unimproved room. However, despite 1970s touches and a lack of a shower in the bathroom, it was clean and had a great sea view.
The best aspect was the staff, and from the moment we arrived they couldn't have been more friendly, from receptionists to restaurant staff.
We got a good deal via Lastminute and only paid £59 for the room inc breakfast and evening meal. The food at both mealtimes was good, and eat as much as you want too. We're both vegetarian and the chef, via a really nice waiter, said he would cook us anything we wanted in addition to what was on the hot buffet.
The hotel didn't have any facilities for babys, and we had to take our own travel cot which was not a plus point, but we managed ok with ours when there.
I think if you go to that fantastic looking large Victorian hotel thinking you are going to get Hilton standards you will be very disapointed. However, if you think cheap and cheerful, with a very good location, you won't be (we wouldn't have wanted to spend more on a room there than we did do). So, to sum up, not luxury, but a decent hotel at guesthouse prices where you will get very well fed!!
worst hotel in the world!
The worst hotel in the world,filthy,grubby,dirty unopenable windows festooned in muck and grime,nothing matches,open pipework both on landings and in rooms,canteen like resturant that doles out cold soup in dirty bowls,lukewarm tea out of flasks(honest).smelly and old and ewwwwww my skin crawls just thinking about the place.
keep your health safe,dont visit this dump.
You get what you pay for
Was unaware of the fact that the hotel had the "builders in". Booked in and the reception was very beautuful and the chap helpful.
Room was like a bedsit from 1974 that I occupied as a student (same carpet). :-(
Hot water and clean towels/sheets :-)
Self service food in the evening was like school dinners :-(
Breakfast self service was great :-)
The dining room staff were really friendly and helpful :-) :-)
FREE PARKING :-) :-)
Trams going past my window :-(
Worth a visit if ever they finish the work and with a sea view.
Was only here for one night but for what I paid it was OK.
Old Folks Home
Ok, we went as two couples for my husbands 40th birthday and whilst we had fun it wasn't quite what we expected. The rooms were all clean although, as previously stated, were under referbishment. and very 70's in style, Robins Nest springs to mind!!! Food was really nice, eat as much as you like buffet style for both breakfast and evening meal and a good choice. No tablecloths on the table so that made it feel very much like a school canteen environment.
We went when the firework championships were on and we got a great view but we nearly died when we saw the disco at the end of the night, it was a little old man playing an organ. Fantastic, we nearly died laughing.
If you are just looking for somewhere to stay and want to hit the bars on the front go for it, DO NOT go there for entertainment if you are under the age of 50.
One sour note, even though the staff were very helpful, we asked for more tea/coffee for our room as we made a drink when we arrived and wanted another one before bedtime and were told no way. Take your own if you need a drink :(
do not stay here
we arrived for our 1st wedding aniversary what a disappointment the reception looked nice but then we tried to find our room there was broken glass in corridor then the room was awful wallpaper hanging off walls damp spell and the shower ,well i would not use it there was a hole in ceiling awful. we asked for another double room was given 1 with 3 beds in it ,it was excactatly the same. we went down and demanded our money back. we found another hotel half the price the decor and the food was excellant
do not stay at this hotel
the worst hotel. the room was dirty the windows you couldnt open and one had a sign on it that said PLEASE DO NOT OPEN we had no shower either but im not sure we would have used it if we had had one!! odd taps on the sink too the wallpaper was out of the 1970s as was the whole hotel even though in reception it said that it was having a 5 million pounds refurb not sure where though!! there was workman wandering around and wires hanging everywhere and pipes exposed too. one night at 3.30am the fire alarms went off,and scared everyone half to death and then was told it was a false alarm even though no fire brigade came to investigate!!! another night we had a power cut.the only plus point was the food which was very good and you could eat as much as you wanted for breakfast and evening meal but the night befores food was recycled into some thing else the next night so my advice to you all is dont stay there
holiday to hell
i had read all the bad reports but as we'd paid we'd still go but do i wish we hadnt! we wasnt expecting much but it was a bit of a shock to find we had no bathroom door, the service in the rooms was hit and miss sometimes u'd get tea and milk but others u wouldn't! one of the worst things was going out for the day and when we got back all our cases and bags had been gone through and i was £24 missing but the very worst was having a security man let himself into our room at 1.20am to check the room because the records showed it vacant and apparently this is normal practice but he was a bit late doing it! some information in rooms wouldn't be a bad idea then at least u would be expecting it! as there was no reviews here after november last year we thought it may have improved but it hasnt!
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