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“Fawlty Towers eat your heart out!” 2 of 5 stars
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Waters Edge
4.0 of 5 Inn   |   5 Dean Street | South Shore, Blackpool FY4 1AU, England   |  
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Ranked #375 of 897 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Staffordshire
1 review
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“Fawlty Towers eat your heart out!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2009

Fawlty Towers has nothing on this place! I travelled with 10 other girls for a girly weekend. When ringing round, most hotels were booked up, but this had plenty of spaces - we soon found out why! Having to park 2 streets away wasn't a good start and it went rapidly downhill from there. We were put in 3 family rooms - 2 of which had a double bed and bunkbeds. I think the bunkbeds were there to provide the entertainment later on as we were in Blackpool to celebrate a 40th birthday, so most of us were around that age and out for a night on the lash! Other than the beds in the room, there was very little carpet space. A sink and tea-making equipment and very small wardrobe completed the furnishings. The showers were on the landing but no towels were provided until we asked for some! The toilets (with ill fitting doors that you had to slam shut in order to lock them) were at the end of the landing but no sinks or towels in there so we had to go back to our rooms to wash our hands. The girls that were unfortunate enough to get the room next to the toilets were constantly disturbed by people slamming the toilet doors shut. After we'd finished laughing, we uncorked a bottle of wine and attempted to get ready to go out - sharing the one plug socket in the room between hair dryer, straighteners and travel iron and dancing around each other in the limited space available! The rooms are not self-locking, so after a night out we had to try and remember to lock them - we failed, which could have been a hive for robbers during the night after we'd all passed out!

Breakfast - OMG laugh out loud. I'm not even going to begin to explain the ordeal we went through, but long and short of it was that we went down for breakfast at 9am and didn't get any food or drink until 10.15. We had to beg for a drink of juice whilst we were waiting as the landlord couldn't cope and was very rude when we kept asking how long it would be before we got fed. He openly admitted afterwards that he wanted to serve us as a group, so waited until everyone else had come and gone before concentrating on us! Absolutely awful service. Would I recommend the waters edge hotel to a friend? Not if I valued their friendship! We were happy to wave goodbye to Fawlty Towers, even though it has provided us with plenty of memories for years to come - bad memories! Good points? The hotel was clean.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

Booked this hotel via laterooms.com and for the money had excellent value. The owner is very enthusiastic, pleasant and does his utmost to ensure all his guests are happy. The location is brilliant for the south pier and pleasure beach and parking didn’t seem to be too much of a problem. The hotel is a traditional sea side small guest house with basic bedrooms and shared toilets / bathrooms but it is maintained well and kept clean. There were no problems with noise as it is a family hotel and most of the people staying were couples of families. In summary it’s a basic, clean hotel that is good value for money.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5 Dean Street | South Shore, Blackpool FY4 1AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #375 of 897 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waters Edge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO WATERS EDGE Located in the north west’s finest seaside town of Blackpool. The Waters Edge is perfect for short breaks; it is a friendly family, offering excellent customer service and hospitality. Situated at the south end of the promenade (near Pleasure Beach Resort), our main guests comprise of couples& family’s we also welcome mixed parties and organised children’s groups. For the safety of our guests 24 hour CCTV is in operation and we also have FREE internet access available. ACCOMMODATION: We offer clean affordable en-suite bedrooms with single,twin,double & family being available. Some bedrooms have a sea view. ( complimentary) tea/coffee making facilities available in all rooms, LCD television some with DVD, central heating, towels plus a selection of toiletries being made available for your comfort. Late Keys are available for your flexibility. New Room :- From July 2013 we will have a new "Basement Holiday Flat" available comprising of lounge,diner & kitchenette, 1 bedroom with double bed plus bunk beds,bathroom with full sized bath. This flat will be ideal for a family of four. Facilities & Services: Refurbished dining room from December 2012 where you can help yourself to a selection of cereals, orange juice & help yourself to as much toast as you require while we prepare your freshly cooked full English breakfast served between 8.30 – 9.30 am – Vegetarian and other special diets catered for please inform us of any dietary requirements during the booking process -Breakfasts will be served in 2 separate sittings during the busy periods. The lounge has also been refurbished recently where you can watch TV or enjoy a game of pool or just relax with a book or your favourite newspaper. – Children are welcome in the lounge with parents' supervision. Thank you – Hope to see you soon – Josephine ... more   less 
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