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The Baron
4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   296 North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2EY, England   |  
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Ranked #394 of 886 Blackpool B&B and Inns
England
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“A pleasant stay at The Baron”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

I stayed at The Baron with my partner Friday-Monday to see the illuminations in October. I use to go to Blackpool yearly but my partner had never been. It was my first stay at The Baron. After a long search on the internet The Baron was chosen for its location (nicer north end of Blackpool and seafront location). Parking was available and we selected a seaview room.

When we arrived the car park was full and there was a lot of people waiting to check in. Which was fair enough as we had arrived at check in time (2pm). The owners kindly informed us that there was another car park around the back.

We were shown to our room. The Baron has a lift but I chose the stairs as I don't like lifts. There was a lot of stairs!

The room was a double with a single bed also. En-suite toilet and shower. A lovely sea view, Ample storage, tea and coffee making facilities. The room was clean and the owners were pleasant.

The negatives for the hotel was that there was no bath mat provided so had to step out of the shower onto a cold tiled and slippery when wet floor. There were no plastic cups or glasses to rinse you mouth out with after cleaning your teeth. The opening did not close securely so on our last night when there were 60mph winds this made the room very cold and you could see the curtains moving! We were given biscuits only on the first night and they were never replenished and I remember seeing something on the website about complimentary mineral water which was not in the room.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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dar_lan, Owner at The Baron, responded to this review, October 21, 2011
Hello Pandora,
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave a review and all the positive things you have kindly written.
As you rightly say we are extremely busy at The Baron and unfortunately we overlooked the hygenically wrapped beakers and the mineral water etc.
We have whipped the member of the team concerned with rusty barbed wire to within an inch of his life and hopefully he will not forget again!
In fairness had it been mentioned when the omission was noticed it would have been attended to immediately.As it was things were put right the following morning when the room was serviced.
Regarding your concerns about the slippery en-suite floor you need not have worried.Approximately 2 years ago when we refurbished all 20 en-suite bath and shower rooms we specifically chose non slip flooring recommended by our builder.
Incidentally the heating in all our rooms is controlled by thermastatic valves on the radiators.
Thanks once again for your review we look forward to welcoming you to The Baron on your next visit to Blackpool.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

Have just returned from Blackpool after a three night stay at the Baron Hotel. A pleasure to stay there. Spotlessly clean rooms comfortable beds and excellent shower. Breakfast wonderful, with very accommodating staff. Landlord and landlady very friendly. Only a short walk from the Tower and Winter Gardens. Would highly recommend this Guest House, which has the bonus of a car park.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front have sea view, but if you do not intend to stay in the room all day, it doesn'...
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  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We were a family of five and chose the Baron Hotel for its proximity to the town centre and tower amusements etc. I would highly recommend this Hotel for the friendliness of staff and the high standards of cleanliness and superb food on offer. We really appreciated their assistance in booking Taxi's Restaurants etc. very helpful. They also have a wheelchair available for anyone that needs it, how thoughtful. To Marian, Graham and Bob thank you very much as Craig Revel Horwood would say FAB-U-LOUS and as Arnie would say WE WILL BE BACK.

Room Tip: All rooms very comfortable we enjoyed a room with a sea view
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

went to veiw the rooms on arrival asked to be near lift,taken to 2nd floor told to climb 2 flights of stairs as lift never went to top floof ,complained was shown other room at back of hotel?,we had booked 2 seaveiv rooms ,
the attitude of landlady was more or less take it or leave it she said she had told us on booking about the rooms. as we are 2 people over 65 with 2 grandchildren if i had known tis i certainly would not have booked .4 star must be from another planet ,needs to learn manners. do not think of this place.salvation army may have better vaccancies,this is only a guest house.

Room Tip: stay in a proper hotel
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

If, like us, you prefer peace and quiet, this guesthouse is for you. Very friendly and helpful staff and lovely and clean, which makes a big differece. The room we had was pleasent and the beds very comfortable. Breakfast was spot on, really nice man serving it too. Oh, and compliments to the chef. Abit of a walk into the centre but trams and buses stop right outside. Could't fault anything, thankyou.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We stayed here for two nights in July for my other half's birthday and we weren't disappointed. As soon as we walked through the door we were made to feel very welcome. Marian and Graham are really down to earth.

The room was lovely, especially the bathroom which looked like it had recently been refurbished, and thought the swans made from the towels was a nice touch! In fact, the whole hotel was decorated to a very high standard. The bar area was also nice, with a little terrace to go out for a smoke. Breakfast was very good, the waiter Bob was very attentive and nothing was too much trouble.

It was ideal for what we wanted as it was a short walk to the town centre and nightlife but far enough out so you weren't in the hustle and bustle. It also had good parking facilities which is hard to come by in hotels in Blackpool.

The only bad thing about the whole weekend was the awful weather!

We will definitely be back :)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

We had a lovely stay at the Baron, Graham could not do enough for us, we had trouble parking one day and Graham moved his own car so we could park at the front. Breakfast was first class and the service excellent.
Tony &Sheila Hart

Room Tip: nice clean comfy stay..
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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dar_lan, Owner at The Baron, responded to this review, July 27, 2011
Hello Tony and Sheila,

thank you for your wonderful comments in your review, I will of course pass them on to the team.
Marian and I look forward to welcoming you to The Baron on future visits to Blackpool that you may have planned
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Address: 296 North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2EY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #394 of 886 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Baron 4*
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