We booked to stay here for the weekend for a friends birthday as we were going out in Blackpool and didn't intend to spend much time in the hotel. We didn't expect much as we paid £20 per person. Upon arrival we were not greeted by anybody, and collected our keys from a friend who had already arrived. After walking up 3 flights of stairs and in need of a sit down, I was disappointed to find that the only seats available were either the horribly hard bed with springs sticking out, or the manky stained chair in the corner of the room (see picture).
Upon closer inspection of the bed we noticed that the sheets had not been changed from the previous people, so we had no choice but to simply turn the sheet over and hope for the best. There were numerous hairs found in both the bed, and the shower. The shower could be compared to a dribble, and took a good 15 minutes to get warm water. The toilet was so close to the wall that you had to sit on it sideways to prevent grazing your knees. Oh and the towels provided were also not clean. The one toilet roll we were provided with was half used.
To try and cheer ourselves up from the grim sight that was our room, we thought we would help ourselves to a nice cup of tea with the teabags and mugs that were provided..but we noticed the mugs were also not clean..with bits of coffee still in the bottom. There were still coffee rings on the drawers which had clearly not been cleaned before our arrival.
I suffer from a bad back and therefore was not looking forward to sleeping in the hard box they call a bed..and I woke numerous times in the night with my back hurting. I am currently arranging a physio appointment.
The room was FREEZING, even with the heating on full. & there was no way on this earth that I was going to use the 'blanket' (more like an oap's cardigan) to put on top of the duvet as this also, did not seem to be clean.
The 'sliding' door to the bathroom was more of a 'pull me as hard as you can' sort of door..with no track on the floor to allow us to actually slide it shut, therefore it was impossible to shut the door the whole way- resulting in everybody in your room seeing you use the toilet/shower.
Check out was at 10am..however with the check in time at 2pm I have no idea what the staff do between this time...as it is certainly not cleaning the rooms! We were approached by a member of staff who informed us that there was a baby staying in the hotel so could we ensure that we kept the noise down. I was not very happy with this as I found it quite stereotypical just because we were a young group of girls..and it was in fact, the baby screaming and running around that caused US lack of sleep.
On a positive note, there was a lovely little television which allowed us to watch Emmerdale which did brighten the place up a bit.
I did hear someone refer to the Inglewood Seafront Hotel as 'Inglewood Seafront Hospice' which some how seems more appropriate if not a little harsh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A very traditional Blackpool B&B offering a warm welcome and the perfect location right on the seafront Promenade, between South & Central Piers. All the attractions are within very easy reach and our prices mean you'll have plenty more to spend enjoying them. Blackpool is built on tourism and we let the resort work the magic - whilst we provide a welcoming place to rest your head. Low rates throughout the year on bed-only or bed & breakfast stays. Ideal for an overnight stay when catching a show, perfect for a family holiday and just right for those who want to spend on the pleasures and save on the costs. All our rooms are en-suite and some offer breathtaking sea-views. With a NEW MANAGEMENT team at the helm since November 2013, The Inglewood Seafront Hotel continues to make Blackpool holidays affordable for everyone. On the seafront ~ beside the seaside ~ at the heart of the fun ... more less
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