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“Leave off with the negative comments - they are not necessary” 3 of 5 stars
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Golden Nile Hotel
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   55-57 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QJ, England   |  
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Ranked #755 of 897 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Leave off with the negative comments - they are not necessary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

My friend and I booked this b&b for one night, after booking it we stupidly came on here to see what the reviews were like. Needless to say, we weren't impressed with what other travellers had said - comments like "it smells of Curry" "Dirty bedding" "rude staff" etc very nearly made us cancel the room, and the whole drive to Blackpool we were worrying about what we were going to encounter.

Upon pulling up outside the hotel we parked car in designated parking and were suprised with how nice the exterior looked, we tentatlively opened the door expecting to be hit with a wave of strong curry smells, no bad smells whatsoever, I would assume that the comments are not about curry itself but about the owners being foreign and thus racist.

Mr Ghandi advised that he had more secure parking at the back and to put our car there instead of at the front of the hotel, which was very nice and meant we knew our car would be safe. He then showed us to our room.

We were on the top floor, and i'm assuming by the lack of love on that floor and the noise from revellers at night that this is the floor for party goers and therefore is not the best in decor and maybe not cleanliness (managed to sneak looks in rooms on the lower floors and they are a lot more appealing) This said, we checked the bedsheets - which were clean, the shower - again clean and the toilet - spotless. So we were quite happy to stay there.

The next morning we went down to breakfast and it was nice to see families there enjoying the beautifully cooked full english breakfast. Mr & Mrs Ghandi could not have been more accomodating with their guests. I asked for well cooked bacon, and plate came out with bacon ok cooked, then a couple of minutes later Mrs Ghandi came out with some more rashers on another plate for me, saying that was probably better - this she didn't have to do. Not only that, throughout our breakfast the staff were checking that our meals were ok, if we required anything further and kept our individual coffee pot flowing. From past experience in B&B's you get what you are given, and don't get seconds, and definately don't get the owners coming round each table and talking to the guests making sure everything is satisfactory and that we had a good stay.

All in all, yes the b&b is a bit basic and could do with some TLC, but other than that we had a fantastic night, and Mr & Mrs Ghandi are brilliant hosts.

If ever i'm in blackpool again, i will use the Golden Nile.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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English first
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

This was a very budget place to stay and ok for one night, contrary to other reviews i did not smell any curry, the room was very basic and although the bed was clean, you could tell the cleaner had just brushed over what she could see, i would only recommend this for one night if your there for a drinking weekend, and not as part of a family or couples, the owners were very friendly and kept asking if we wanted any more breakfast, and the secure parking sound the back was a bonus, i also think with the current climate they let large groups of stags and hens stay which can be very noisey in the early hours. location wise this was good.

Room Tip: Ask for a middle floor not the top, as i believe they are the worse rooms.
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Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011 via mobile

Owners were pleasant and friendly but the hotel was very dirty the beds the blinds were covered in large brown stains the toilet had old and new urine all over it the floors were dirty there were used cotton buds lying on the bedside cabinet old chips on the floor the cutlery in the dining room was dirty there was a old curry smell through out the whole place would not advise anyone to stay here have lots of pictures to prove it.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011 via mobile

Easily the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Please stay away.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

My Wife & I have just spent three perfect nights at the Golden Nile Hote from arrival to departure Mr & Mrs Ghandi & family & even the cleaner were extremely pleasant and very helpful,our bedroom was spotlessly clean there was even flowers put in there for us which we thought was touching,we had a four poster bed and it was very comfortabe,the breakfast was perfectly cooked & very tasty,we specially enjoyed the comfortable bed, the food,free parking,the location, and the company of Mr and Mrs Ghandi,& family & staff,we have rebooked to stay again very soon and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel thank you. Graham & Julie,St.Helens,Merseyside.

Room Tip: go for the four poster bedroom its so comfy
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

We arrived new years eve all seemed ok we upgraded to the four poster rooms for 3 pound per person the four poster bed was metal with plastic shower rail and net curtain, there's was no space in the room the shower wouldn't drain properly and would have overflowed if left on longer, there was a constant aroma of curry throughout the hotel, a porn dvd left on the tv in the lounge not acceptable! !!!! So if you like overpaying for rubbish rooms with diy four poster beds with showers that dont drain, porn on tap and a half naked Asian guy walking the halls in just his boxers in the early hours of the mornng then place is for you. Shud be shut down you cant call this a hotel

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011 via mobile

Well well well where do I start with this that they call a hotel, got lost on the way due to bad directions from mrs ghandi that eager for us to stay she phoned us pestering serveral times asking for our details down the phone then told us to stay where we were her husband would meet us so we could follow him needless to say I only just managed to follow him as he nearly caused an accident and was going about 60mph!! On arrival the hotel on the outside looked welcoming boy was I wrong on entering the hall way smelt of urine and larger with empty beer cans and serveral crisp packets laying about, nobody even introduced them selfs the first thing that was said by mr ghandi was.... Thatll be £25 each please (even though on the website it states £18 a night) when we questioned him on this he reluctantly dropped the price to £22 which said to us he was trying to fool us as we are only 19 year old!!! And It dosent stop here when showed up to our room we we're amazed of the size and quality of the room the word dirty was an understatement there was dust on every fixture in the room the curtains were hung on by a thread an looked to be coverd in vomit!!! Then to look up an see a light buld not working and an over head lmap was hanging by 1 screw an was most deffinatly unsafe to sleep below there are limited plug sockets which to discover when we pluged our telly in it did not work! We immediatly reported this to Mr ghandi in which he came up with several tools banging around the room trying to fix is. After this me and my friends began to get ready to go out we went down stairs to view the lounge and bar area which was also dissapointing it umdingd of curry powder and the bar was very limited on drinks serving warm cans of larger and energy drinks!!! We them went to sit in the seating area only to find a porn DVD whixh is beyond un acceptable to say the least!!! We then walked over to the dinning area which again looked discustingly mucky, after this we decided to head out...returning to the hotel later on that evening we tried to enter the premises with our given key we tried several times but the door wouldn't unlock which left us stood out in the cold while waiting for mrs ghandi to let us in 15 mins after first rinign the door bell! We came in to be welcomed in darkness and everthing closed up, we then came upstairs to our room to go to bed the room was ice cold no heating bedding was blood stained and had a fusty smell once settleing into bed we saw a woodlouce run across the wall we were all discusted by this and shocked to say the least an didn't feel comfortable staying in the bed for fear of other bugs! The whole experiance was a shambles and would never return again even if it was the last place on earth and was for free!!! ..... What a dive!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Nile Hotel

Address: 55-57 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #755 of 897 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Nile Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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