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3.0 of 5 Inn   |   10 Charnley Road, Blackpool FY1 4PF, England   |  
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Ranked #655 of 886 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

After reading all the other recent reviews I had to double check that I was reviewing the right place! I am no snob and have stayed at loads of b & b's and hotels all over the country and overseas and this is the worst I have ever been to. Granted we only paid £41 for a twin room for one night but you still expect a basic level of cleanliness... Perhaps as it was the end of the season standards had slipped but aside from the clean bedding - there is at least one positive comment! - it was mucky. The carped had not had a hoover over it for some time. The t.v and kettle worked and were clean - another positive note! but the over riding negative comment was the overwhelming smell of stale chip fat/fried food in the public areas. We had to hold our breath when we came in and went out. We had a great time at Starlight Express though and brought a pizza back for supper but again the rank smell put us totally off our food. In the morning the smell from the breakfast room and the smoke completely put us off venturing down for breakfast so we left our keys and went. As for the fantastic party hosts, we saw them once for literally 2 seconds on arrival when we got our keys As I said previously perhaps they were worn out from all the entertaining they did during the summer season but we got about 3 words out of them - Heres your keys, the room is down there - sorry thats 8 words. I wont be going back. Nor will any of my friends and family. Sorry Forty Winks but if the rest of the place was as clean and welcoming as the bed I slept in that night this might have been a different review.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Steve B B, Owner at Fortywinks, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thanks for your Comments, Although left feeling mistified to your stay at Our hotel?

We can only accept your Opinion, of which does not read a true account of Our Hotel, suggested by the rest of the feedback on this and other sites such as our Facebook Page.

Having come to the end of our First and very sucessfull season, We have both enjoyed welcoming so many Fun and Friendly Guests, and we are looking forward to hosting all the future guests over the Christmas and New Year Period.

Again thanks for your Personal Opinion athough seamingly inaccurate.

Many thanks Steve and Peter
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

would recommened this hotel to everyone it was fantastic they took us in from off the street and put us up and made are stay the best steve and pete your one in a million big hugs and kisses from brini (sabrina)

Room Tip: the rooms are all perfect i would just recommened the hotel full stop
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve B B, Owner at Fortywinks, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thanks for your comments, you were more than welcome and very welcome again!! the sooner the better!! you all certainly brought fun and Joy to the hotel and all other guests commeneted too!!
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Myself and two friends stayed at Fortywinks in October 2012 for a night out. Lovely clean and spacious bedrooms, very friendly staff, great service and an AMAZING hangover breakfast. Great value for money and a good location. Nearby parking available.Really close to the nightlife, the illuminations, the shops and the seafront. The perfect place to stay. Thank you very much to all. We will be back very soon!!! :-)

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve B B, Owner at Fortywinks, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thanks for the kind words, nothing better to motivate us in our Early Days! Thanks you were FAB too!!!
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Berkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

If you’re reading this review because you are looking to stay at Fortywinks then you can book with confidence. I stayed there with a friend our room was much bigger than I expected, clean, very comfortable beds. I liked the information book in the room; it covered everything you might want to know about the hotel.

Breakfast was phenomenal, huge and delicious full English, there was also a good selection of cereals, croissants and toast, you won’t be hungry for a good while after this.

Location wise you can’t really go wrong, it’s within walking distance to everything.

If all this wasn’t enough the best thing about this hotel is Steve and Pete, what amazing hosts, these guys made us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived nothing is too much trouble for them and they are great company. Pete’s cocktails are awesome I recommend the Crazy Frog!

And now for the negatives…… honestly there’re aren’t any, they’ve thought of everything to make your stay in Blackpool perfect you certainly get value for money here.

Thanks for a great stay Pete, Steve and the other staff, I’ll be back and have personally recommended to my friends and family.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve B B, Owner at Fortywinks, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you very much for this kind and encouraging Words!!

Its Really nice to Host Friendly and Fun Guests in Blackpool.

Steve
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

thank s to peter and steve, yous made are stay a great one ,everything that you needed they had, breakfast was to die for plenty of it ,yous were great hosts, i will be recomending this hotel to anybody. i will be returning again, once again ty for our stay x

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Steve B B, Manager at Fortywinks, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thanks for Your Comments!! Warmly Recieved!! We dont Really Try it Just Comes Naturally! We Love Hosting Fun and Friendly People, and the OdD gROup Of OdD PEOPLE DRESSED IN OdD CLOThES oN Charnley Road on an cold Autumn Afternoon!!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Me n my wife stayed at fortywinks n the hotel was fantastic The breakfast was to die for n plenty of as well. There tea,coffee,sugar with a clean kettle in each room n the rooms n bathroom was clean to high spec. I stayed in the London room it was room 1 (the black n white room) Peter n Steve made us welcome from the moment we walked in n when it was time to go it was like leaving friends behind . We will be back again in February as we already book in for it again . See you lads soon and thanks again x

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

my stay at the fortywinks was very lovely, the holtel its self is very nice and clean, my room was out of this world, the breakfast well lol i didnt need any dinner wen i got bk home lol, steve and peter was both polite and very helpfull, id recomend this hotel too any body and myself will b returning very soon

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10 Charnley Road, Blackpool FY1 4PF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #655 of 886 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Fortywinks 3*
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