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The Avenue
56 Reads Avenue, Blackpool FY1 4DE, England   |  
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Ranked #23 of 892 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Genuine Hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

We had an enjoyable 2-night stay with Chris and Gordon a couple of weeks ago. They are truly genuine hosts who cannot do enough for you. Gordon even soldiered on with massive toothache and the subsequent extraction without even mentioning it (Chrissy let on). Only a 5 minute walk from the tourist attractions, we stocked up on the breakfast and then became Grockles!!! We slept really well in our bed (room 4)... Or was that due to the alcohol in the well stocked bar? Roxy and Ruby are adorable and are an attraction in themselves. Looking forward to seeing these amazing hosts again next year.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris k, Owner at The Avenue, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Hiya both! it was a pleasure to see you ,I always say that when people that know me from my Gran Canaria days call and want to come up to blackpool and stay with us all of those naughty little plugs i got in for our business paid off lol! realyy it was a joy to see you both, please remember next time steve has to bring his tool belt with him , we've lots for him to do! lol.hope to see you in G.C soon take care.
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

We all had a great long weekend stay with Chris and Gordon .As usual the standards are high , and they did not disappoint .This is the second time we have stayed at the Avenue and there is no need to look else where.From the rooms to the breakfast and the locality its perfect. Well done boys see you next September

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris k, Owner at The Avenue, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Cheers guys its nice to know from our guests that the standards they experienced the first time around are still in place when they return, its not the easyiest job in the world lol! but its one of the nicest especially when guests come back to us , thanks once again guys.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

What can I say about the Avenue and the wonderful hosts Chris and Gordon that hasn't already been said a thousand times!!!

Chris and Gordon are absolutely fantastic hosts but I have the pleasure now of calling them very good friends as well! (Almost like family to me, Simon and my Mother-In-Law Sylvia).....

We have stayed with them 4 times now, first time being July 2012 and 4th time being 17th September - 22nd September 2013. This place really is home from home for us, it is like staying with family, you are made to feel so welcome and nothing is too much trouble for Chris and Gordon. We had Rooms 2 and 4 this time and both rooms were as always, exceptionally clean, fresh and airy with clean towels daily and room 4 has a lovely lounge area with two seater sofa and flat screen tv, walk in closet with safe and fridge and a lovely ensuite. Really is worth the extra!

Breakfast is included and you can have a full English, or if you let Chris know the night before, he will even do you an Omelette or Scrambled Eggs etc if you don't fancy the full breakfast! My husband has a lovely Cheese Omelette and Beans after devouring a bowl of crunchy nut cornflakes and occasionally some Grapefruit, he really does believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and at The Avenue you can start the day off just right every morning!

Gordon greets you every morning with a friendly smile and serves up as much toast as you want, coffee and tea, Orange Juice and lots of butter for all the yummy toast!!

After they have cooked the last breakfast, they join you in the Breakfast room for a good old natter, oh the laughs you can have over breakfast! They are delightful company and we enjoyed every minute of our stay, especially the evenings in the bar where stories from Chris will have you wishing you were wearing your Tena Lady pants!!!!

The location is perfect and within walking distance of all the amenities, so if you have a car, you can park it on the drive or round the back and not worry about it for most of the stay. Chris and Gordon have lots of tips and advice of things to do around Blackpool and most importantly, where to get the best food! Every one they suggested to us over the course of our stays have always been perfect, so don't hesitate to ask!

Well I could go on but Chris will slowly lose the will to live as he does sit and read these reviews and will be getting bored of me saying how fantastic he is!!! (yeah right! like he will ever tire of hearing that!)

Thank you again for a wonderful stay and look forward to seeing you both very soon and love to the girls Ruby and Roxy, love and kisses from me, Simon and Sylvia xxx

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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Chris k, Owner at The Avenue, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
WOW! thank you Samantha, Simon and Sylvia, what a fabulous review, it really means a lot to us when people like yourselves return to us for the third and fourth times it just cements our thoughts that we are doing a good job, it doesnt take a lot to make sure people are comfortable and are enjoying their stay and to take time to chat and make friends, cheers darlings , see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

What can I say apart from perfect, Chris and Gordon are the best hosts (and a complete hoot!) with all the knowledge of Blackpool you could need. We had room 4 which is excellent, very spacious with a sofa area, tea/coffee tray, iron/ironing board, large shower and walk-in wardrobe and everywhere is spotlessly clean.
There was ample parking and because we did not need the car for the weekend Gordon let us park it securely round the back.
Breakfast is delicious with choice of cereal, toast and full English breakfast and coffee, tea or fruit juice on tap! (Expertly topped up by Gordon)
All the amenities of Blackpool are just a short walk away we did not need a taxi for anywhere.
Can't wait to stay here again, see you soon guys and thanks for making it a great weekend break for us. Jo & Dave

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chris k, Owner at The Avenue, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
hi joanne and dave, thanks for your review its really nice when nice people have positive stuff to say , we strive to do oour best and it seems to be working wih everyone, thanks once again, your more than welcome here anytime.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This is the second time we stayed at the avenue and it didn't disappoint!
Chris and Gordon are fantastic hosts nothing is too much trouble.
The rooms are beautiful, the location is perfect, and the breakfast is delicious!
Look forward to staying again next year :-)

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris k, Owner at The Avenue, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
hey there hayley really pleased you chose to come back to us, it makes us feel we are doing our jobs right lol! any time your coming this way , we'd love to have you with us again , take care.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Chris and Gordon were very welcoming, my sister and I had travelled up from London and it had taken us longer than expected, the boys were very worried about us. We had a lovely cup of tea, and a chat. They were very patient with me, over my fussy eating (a fry up hold the egg sausage bacon and beans). We only stayed two nights in July, as we had come up for a family funeral. We will return for happier times, and will even bring the family next time. Rooms were spotless, and we couldn’t have stayed any where nicer, Thank you Chris and Gordon, for looking after us. Hope to see you soon.

Sorry for the late review, we have had a crazeee summer.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Chris k, Owner at The Avenue, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Hi there girls and thanks once again for choosing to stay with us, we know it was a very solemn occasion and we like to think that we helped to keep your spirits up, take care and if your visiting family again in this area come and see us agian even if its just for a cuppa!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Just back from a great weekend at The Avenue. All previous reviews spot on. Chris and Gordon welcome you into their home and provide lovely personal touches. We go frequently to Blackpool and this will be our first choice every time. Thank you very much guys for a great time .

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chris k, Owner at The Avenue, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
hi folks and hanks for your kind words, its always a pleasure to have nice folks like yourselves in the house, especially if they're up for a bit of a lark, and we did lol!, glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Address: 56 Reads Avenue, Blackpool FY1 4DE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 892 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Avenue is a small Guesthouse owned by Chris and Gordon in Central Blackpool, licensed, only a short stroll from the Tower, Winter Gardens etc. We can accommodate couples and families, single occupancy of any room will incur a surcharge, we are Gay friendly and Family friendly. You can be assured of a warm welcome with the guarantee of no Stag or Hen parties. Free Wifi and residents parking and a choice of rooms from standard to a premier room with its own sofa, walk - in wardrobe with a silent fridge. All rooms en-suite with TVs with DVD players and Tea/Coffee facilities, hairdryers. ... more   less 
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