Having read the really long review of this hotel, it does seem a little unkind given that the place had only been open a week.
3wks in, there are a couple of minor minor things that aren't quite right, but this is as one might expect, and they are only noticeable in the context of how high the standards are overall. So it would be churlish to mention them here.
As the previous posters have mentioned. Everything is really really nice - and not just the fun gimmicks like the TV in the bath. The bed linen is good, the shower is a top quality rainfall shower, the room was quiet, the list goes on. Everything is new, everything is good quality and technologically up-to-date. It's just a really nice place to be.
I also wouldn't say I recognised the character profiles of the guys running the place. The two chaps I met were very easy-going, chatty guys, who enjoy a bit of banter, were happy to help and seemed genuinely interested in the well being of their guests.
It's true you have to order your breakfast upfront, but come on... this means you get exactly what you want, made to order at the time you want. I'd much rather have that than pick from a lukewarm buffet or sit and wait for someone to bring me black pudding and a load of other stuff I don't like.
There are hundreds of B&Bs in Blackpool, and they're probably all cheaper than this place, but when you've been out all day, and you're wet and cold, and your feet hurt, I'd much rather go back to this place than some grubby B&B with cardboard walls. We actually said to ourselves, "it's really nice here, shall we just not bother going out tonight and watch TV in bed?"
- Also Known As:
- Number One Blackpool Hotel Blackpool
- Number One Blackpool Hotel
- #1 Blackpool
- Number 1 Blackpool
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Number One, St Luke's offers stylishly appointed rooms where a king-size bed, 42 inch plasma TV, CD, DVD, PlayStation2, Wi-Fi, remote lighting, refreshment tray and full bathroom en-suite with whirlpool bath, 17" LCD TV, power shower and music system come as standard. With private parking, gardens and putting green - the ultimate boutique B&B experience! VisitBritain 5 Star Gold. Visit Britain's B&B of the Year 2008. ... more less