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The Hornby Villa
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   130 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QS, England   |  
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Ranked #61 of 910 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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barnsley
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“excellent B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay.its so clean the breakfast is excellent.david and jill such good hosts can not do enough for you.lacation is really good I would not hesitate to stop here again.just wish all b&b were the same.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Many thanks Lisa2000Barnsley for reviewing your 2night stay in a standard double en-suite. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us & are proud to announce with that with reviews from guests like yourself we have just won a TRIPADVISOR'S AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE 2013 for a 2nd year running...So many thanks to you & all the other's who reviewed their stay this past 12months....Look forward to seeing you both again...Regards Gill & David
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Its been a coupe of years since i was last here through family loss & the fact i tried twice before but they were full so i stayed at another couple down the road. They were ok but not a patch on The Hornby Villa in repect of being clean & the hospitality i recieved. Gill & David greeted me like an old friend & we had a great chat in the bar. They are now a 4* B&B & well deserved in my opinion the little extras in the room & the finishing touches show they really care about the rooms they let out. My room this time was perfectly adequate for the 2 nights i was there, the en-suite although a little small served it's purpose & was well equiped, main thing was VERY CLEAN!!
Breakfast was fantastic, this time i just had to try the Salmon & Poached eggs & they had pastries too. It was excellent value for money & this is my first port of call everytime unfortunately i left it too late last year but hopefully i'll book a bit further in advance.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Hello fossil 1943 it was lovely to see you again especially as we know you tried to book in before with us when we were full. Glad you enjoyed your stay again & our new breakfast menu. We are pleased you think we deserve our 4*'s compared to other 3 *B&B's you tried on the same road. We pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness/hospitality/food & the presentation of our rooms. Glad you found us good value for money as we have different room types to suit different budgets but all with the same very high standards. Look forward to seeing you again soon....Regards Gill & David
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

After trying other b & b places in blackpool we hit on a winner with The Hornby Villa.David greeted us by our first names which i thought was a nice touch.The rooms are very clean,lovely and the little touches very welcome.My friend is a coeliac and Gill understood the condition and my friend ate similar meals to us.The food was plentiful and excellent thank you Gill.The overall experience was fantastic and David and Gill perfect hosts.We all enjoyed our stay so much we have booked for next year already.As we come to Blackpool every year for our conference it will be like home from home with very special friends.Thank you

Room Tip: Room 9 has a 6ft bed. all the rooms have a theme ie the french room can be classed as the honeymoon...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Hello linda g many thanks for reviewing your stay with us for this years USDAW conference, After learning your party have tried various other B&B's & not been satisfied with them we are very proud that we met your expectations of what a good quality B&B is all about & that you booked your return visit on your departure for next year...It makes all our hard work worth it when guests leave such positive reviews....Glad you enjoyed your stay & see you all next year...Regards Gill & David
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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

This place is out of this world. I have stayed in menny b&b's in Blackpool but this is the best by far,
The rooms are so clean it's like home for home.
The food is very good to.
Gill and Dave are very nice ppl there make you feel at home the min you get there and nothing is to much for them. I will be back next year all the best and thanks for a grate stay.

Jimmy

Room Tip: I was in room 8 very good for the single traveler
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Many thanks Jimmy S for reviewing your first stay with us. By the sounds of it we left a good impression on you as you are a seasoned traveller to Blackpool having stayed in other less suitable b&b's. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us & We shall look forward to seeing you again next year for the USDAW conference...Regards Gill & David
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

On first arriving we were met by David who was very friendly and greeted us by name.We were shown to our room (no.7) which was spotlessly clean,toasty warm, quite spacious with a double bed and bunk beds for our daughter which she absolutely loved,this was a lovely gesture as this room would usually be reserved for a family of 4,also with it being Holiday season they had placed an Easter egg and two mini eggs in the room for our arrival which i thought was a lovely touch,you will also find tea,coffee,hot chocolate and biscuits replenished daily and being avid tea drinkers David was only to happy to supply more tea bags and milk when asked for of an evening The en suite bathroom was again spotlessly clean, bright and airy with a host of toiletries for your convenience inc deodrant and hairspray.Breakfast...WOW....there are ample cereals to choose from inc some pastries and fresh juice which you help yourself too.The previous evening you request from a menu the cooked items you would like for the following morning.Gill is certainly at home in the kitchen as this shows with the beautiful cooked breakfast that awaits you,I fell in love with the porridge which was lovely and creamy and very filling although i still managed to polish off either freshly prepared fruit salad or bacon,eggs etc all cooked to perfection with an endless supply of toast,tea/coffee.You recieve a set of keys so as you can come and go as you please,David and Gill are fantastic hosts who give 100% percent of themselves ensuring your stay is no less than perfect and all in all i would have no hesitation recommending the Hornby Villa so what are you waiting for....give them a call and get booking!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
A BIG THANK YOU !!! for reviewing your 5nt stay with us with such an in depth review we don't think you've left anything out & we would love to give you a job as our marketing manager...lol
We are pleased you had a great time all round, We pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness/hospitality & the presentation of our rooms....as well as that fantastic breakfast you sooo enjoyed. We shall see the 3 of you again in July when you will join a long list of our repeat guests who we value & look forward to seeing again....Regards Gill & David
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Me and my mum stayed here for a long weekend over the holidays. Very warm welcome and high attention to detail, extremely friendly hosts that couldn't do enough for you. The hotel was lovely and warm, I've stayed in approx 4 other b & bs in Blackpool and all were ice cold but the hornby villa is a dream. You get to choose what you have for your breakfast so if you don't want eggs, beans etc you won't get them. Ideally placed for both the attractions and bars/restaurants in town. All in all a very memorable stay and when I return I shall be re-booking. Thanks again

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thanks for such a great review ZoH4. To say it was the best B&B ever & a dream to stay here after 4 other experiences of Blackpool B&B's means a lot to us & proves to us we are doing a good job offering the satandard of cleanliness/ hospitality & food that have now earned us our new 4* rating from Visit Britain...Glad you liked our choice breakfast menu from which you choose your own tailor made breakfast being either a small one or the full works...We shall look forward to seeing both of you again in the future...Regards Gill & David
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Kent, United Kingdom.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Went there approx same time last year, and again this year... and once again, we had another lovely experience! Gill and Dave naturally have the attributes to make your stay very warm, comfortable and welcoming. The Villa is perfectly located within Blackpool, along with good in-house facilities. As for the breakfasts, there is a good choice - cooked to perfection and in generous servings too... (Dave you know what I mean!). However, there are also healthy options available if required.
Apart from the great breakfasts, comfort and cleanliness of the Hornby Villa, the terms of business and policy of this establishment are simple and transparent - there are no hidden agendas. Gill and Dave are both open, upfront and endevour to cater for your all your needs where possible and, do so with their personal touch. I truely find it hard to pick fault with any aspect of the service they offer, which brings me on to say, I can't understand when I hear of the isolated negative review being written. I think I would find those people rather odd!
We will certainly return again... if not for the Blackpool Illuminations, then Spring time next year.
Keep up the excellent work guys!

Ned and Kaz

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thanks cookiemonster70 for the review of your stay with the dance group this year...it was great to see you all again & we are pleased you once again had a brilliant time. We have only ever had 1 slightly negative comment on another site & i don't think what ever we could have done they would have been happy...(just them sort of people) They did not realise we were a little B&B & expected facilities like you get in big chain hotel...anyway juging by such a positive review from yourself & many others proves what we do here is right for the clientelle we aim for being families/couples wanting a quiet relaxing break & event delegates....See you all again next year....Regards Gill& David
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Address: 130 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 910 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hornby Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE HORNBY VILLA is not a party hotel/B&B, We do not accommodate Stag/Hens, Group bookings of Single or Mixed sex OR Late Night Nightclubbers....We specialise in relaxing breaks in a homely environment for Couples / The solo traveller / Families / Delegates attending events & conferences.....If you are after a wild night out nightclubbing into the early hours this is NOT the B&B for you & there are many other Hotels/B&B's more suited to your needs. ABOUT US..The Hornby Villa is a late Victorian house providing the traditional experience of a seaside B&B with a homely ambience while awarded a 4*Guest Accommodation status by Visit Britain for our excellent standards of Cleanliness / Hospitality / Breakfasts & the presentation of our Bedrooms which do vary in size & this is reflected in our pricing structure. CAR PARKING AVAILABLE FOR FAMILY SIZED CARS & MUST BE PREBOOKED AT THE TIME OF BOOKING ACCOMMODATION--in the special / additional request box online, parking will then be allocated by ourselves in one of our parking areas- LOCATION...Perfectly situated at the top of Hornby Road away from the hustle & bustle of the noisy nightlife & Ideal for event & conference delegates being only a short 5 min walk to the Winter Gardens. The National Express coach station is at the bottom of Hornby Road, along with The Sealife Centre, Blackpool Tower, Central Pier, Town Centre & the Promenade also a short 5min walk away--- ROOMS...All En-Suite & accessed by stairs, non smoking,tastefully furnished & each room with it's own sense of identity. Rooms have Free WiFi, Freeview TV ,Tea & coffeee making facilities with complimentary beverages. We supply big bath sheets,hand towels,toiletries & Hairdryers are provided in every room. Our Superior Double/Twin - 4 Poster Room & Superking Rooms also have a Mini Fridge. ... more   less 
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