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The Gurkha Hotel

148-154 Waterloo Road, Blackpool FY4 2AF, England (Formerly Alpine Hotel)
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, and to be honest the only thing that kept us there was the bottles of Malibu we were drinking, certainly couldn't have stayed here sober !!. The lady who greeted us (greeted in the loosest sense) didn't say anything, not sure she could even speak English, finally got our room, which was on the top... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Alpine (an odd name in itself, given all pictures and theming is based around the Himalayas, given it is run by Nepalese) is substantially cheaper than many of the B&B's located in and around the Blackpool Water front, and is well served by Blackpool South Train Station, however you really do get what you pay for. Upon arrival, we... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Unbelievably awful couldn't get parked , all the locals sitting outside with there : family's and dogs watching us arrive . Got temporarily parked outside checked in ,however instantly disliked everything so made our excuses and left .£89 down the pan , but COULDNT stay here

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A friend & myself stayed here as everything else was taken and we were expecting to get what we paid for as we were going out and using it as a sleep source only. We arrived to find at 1pm to find the reception shutters down, with a sign saying to "go to the bar". We went to the bar... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Booked this hotel quite late so there wasn't much choice available at the time of booking. Upon booking we emailed to see if we could possibly check-in early ( advertised check-in time states 12 noon). We didn't get a reply so arrived only to be told quite rudely that we couldn't get into our rooms until 2pm. Having finally checked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the alpine hotel for one night although it was a decent sized room the owner was very rude, funny thing is the price went up from £35 to £48 over night! We were will to stay for a week and were willing to pay £200.. so glad we didnt though as it stunk of curry.. and we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Horrible rooms, very bad customer service, unfriendly, unwelcomed..... Very small corridor, not sure how they got 3 star. With regards health and safety a big question mark..... No intercom in the rooms..... No hot water..... TV not working if working remotes not working.... Oh my too many thinks to say.......

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with friends as a last minute booking. They charged us 40 a room for the night. The rooms as well as being dated, disgusting and not even having towels stunk of curry and fish due to the hotel being attached to a gurkha bar and restaurant. The halls were creepy and the decor out of a haunted... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed here as a last minute booking due to going to a concert in lytham on arrival no one was in reception we had to go to bar for keys for room... the building smelt of curry due to it being attached to the gurkha buffet bar... the rooms were shocking very dated decor and everything was terrible. Chipped... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Gurkha buffet is amazing, good variety, attentive staff, the rooms old, smelly and just would not bother. Broken lamp, dirty bathroom, a washing bag left outside room with presumably dirty linen in, toilet seat broken and no refreshment facilities in room. Go for a meal there but do not stay there....trust me.

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