I was part of a large group (27 kids and 34 adults) on a trip to Blackpool for the Easter Youth Football Tournament. We were initially a bit concerned over the standard of accommodation that we might be allocated by the tournament organisers but the Bedford Hotel was recommended to us by the coach of one of our other teams who stayed there last year. I am delighted to say that the recommendation was spot on.
The Bedford is not the Ritz but it was everything we could have wanted and much more. Prior to our trip, I received emails from Adrian at the Bedford to confirm our arrival time and to let us know that our rooms would be ready for us.
All public areas are spotlessly clean and tidy. The rooms are a little tired but clean and comfortable with pristine bedding.
The service at meal times was excellent. For such a busy dining room, no-one was kept waiting for their food.
The bar service was friendly and the 7-9pm happy hour was great value.
Keeping a bunch of 10 & 11 year old boys happy is not easy but Adrian kept the swimming pool opened late on both nights of our stay. Entertainment in the form of bingo and karaoke was laid on for the adults - who didn't hold back, especially after the happy hour!
Overall, I would say that we got great value for our money and we can't thank Adrian and his team enough for making our stay memorable.
Our team is looking forward to a return visit to the Bedford Hotel next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in one of the finest positions on Blackpool's exclusive North Promenade, the 42 bedroomed Bedford is the ideal base for your holiday, just a short walk from the Town Center, North Pier, Blackpool Tower, and within easy reach of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The Bedford hotel has been awarded a Quality Plus status, Blackpool's highest quality standard, an has been family run for over 50 years, establishing itself as one of the areas best. We have a enviable reputation for first class food and service. Sea view rooms, luxury sea view lounge and a well stocked bar with live entertainment throughout the main season. Whether your visit is for pleasure or business, take a well deserved swim in our indoor heated pool, or sit back and relax in the turbo spa or sauna. ... more less
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