We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Ticks all the boxes”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Shard Riverside Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“Ticks all the boxes”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the hotel including Christmas lunch. Have stayed here several times now and the standard is consistently high. The food is always good - traditional but with modern twists. We particularly like the fact that so much of the food is locally sourced. Christmas lunch was the best I have tasted when eating out anywhere. My elderly parents have also stayed there and my Mum had a 90th birthday celebration at the hotel.The staff were attentive and sensitive to catering for the particular needs of their older guests. The rooms are spotlessly clean and comfortable. We think the Shard offers excellent value for money and a much more welcoming atmosphere than some of the chain hotels which we have tried in Blackpool. We will probably try the sister hotel in Lancaster when visiting family next year

Sue and Keith

Room Tip: Room with river view
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Susan J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Shard Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi Sue & Keith,

In response to your lovely review I will like to thank to all our guests and our dedicated staff in ensuring Christmas day was a successful and enjoyable day!

Also, we were delighted to host the celebration meal for your Dad's 90th Birthday and we are glad you and your family had an enjoyable time.

Do visit our sister hotel if you have not already, I'm sure you will find it equally as welcoming and friendly as the Shard.

Thanks again
Chris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

534 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    303
    162
    49
    14
    6
See reviews for
121
243
21
72
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (146)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Whitstable, Kent
Level Contributor
162 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Stayed here two nights on business - recommended by colleague.
Not a full business hotel - no room service and room I was in was fairly small and sparse - BUT well appointed, spotlessly clean and modern.

Bed comfortable, new TV and clean modern bathroom - no bath but had shower cubicle.

Was in room 5; end of corridor and door to stairs and floorboards and people moving around early in the morning (pre-7am) woke me both mornings.

Staff were helpful, friendly and efficient - food was exceptional. Breakfast freshly cooked and served piping hot - makes a lovely change from the luke-warm buffets served in larger hotels; had the hotpot one night - fantastic!!
Restaurant and bar busy with non-residents but always served quickly and food arrived looking and tasting great

Overall a very good stay - would recommend and will stay here again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mattizzard
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Shard Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi kentyankee,

We do have rooms available with carpet and baths, so if you book again please ask the staff and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs. Room service is not something we offer and therefore is currently not an advertised service.

I'm glad you liked our traditional Lancashire home-cooked breakfast. It's cooked to order using tasty local produce and is served straight from the fry pan!!

Thanks for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you again on your next business trip.

Cheers
Chris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bewdley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
142 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Excellent stay at this hotel 15 Dec 12. Very clean and comfortable. Rooms have all facilities and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good with lots of choice. Will definitely stay here again and next time will also sample the restaurant menu which looked most inviting.
Well done Shard, full marks to all concerned there.

Room Tip: We stayed in one of the signature rooms so cannot comment on any others.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank grantourismo99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Shard Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi grantourismo99,

Thanks for your review and for giving the staff full marks for their collective efforts. Like I said before the staff do read these pages and little nods like that go a long way.

On your next visit make time for a relaxing riverside meal. We have lots of appetising dishes!

Cheers
Chris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wem
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Having stayed and enjoyed the sister hotel the Mill at Conder Green we decided to give this a go for a change. It did not disappoint. It was everything we expected and a little bit more. The rooms throughout are modern and clean . The hotel has a really fresh look and feel. The bedrooms have laminate not carpet which is great for me as i always take slippers as I am never sure what carpets can hide. Nothing is hidden here the rooms are minimalistic in style but have everthing that is needed and clean , the linen is fresh the beds very comfy. Good wardrobe space and dressing table our room had a fab shower and views over the river. I cannot recommend or say any of the staff were out standing as they all were, friendly helpful and very welcoming. The restaurant food is first class, everything we tried was well cooked , tasty and well presented. Location fab overlooking the river and perfect for jouneys out sightseeing.A great hotel and a credit to the owners and staff. Just sorting out for our next stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Shropshirefamily2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Shard Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi Shropshirefamily2,

(What ever happened to Shropshirefamily1 I wonder?)...

I'm delighted you enjoyed your Shard Riverside visit as much as your visit to our sister hotel. It's always nice to hear first hand experience from the customers perspective. In some ways they are strikingly similar, eg, clean rooms, similar menus serving quality dishes, but in some ways they are a million miles apart. I guess you need to visit both to understand what makes each of our hotels special.

Many thanks for your valued custom!
Chris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oldham
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2012

This was our second visit to the Shard Riverside (November 30 to December 2, 2012) and was equal in excellence to our first time there in December 2010.

What a location, with many of the very comfortable and well-equipped rooms, including ours, affording stunning views of the River Wyre in all its glory.

If the views are to die for, then the hotel's signature dish (although this is not specified on the menu) of Beef and Ale suet pudding is surely to live for. Imagine eating a savoury candy floss - the suet literally melts in your mouth to reveal prime beef and a raft of flavours and textures. The pudding itself is the size of a football - almost - but it is one of those that you just have to get on with.

Once again, all of the hotel's staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful.

Lancashire's hidden gem that is sure to become a massive hit.

Thanks again for a lovely weekend.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view, but you won't be disappointed whichever room you stay in.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Skirlston
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Shard Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Hi Skirlston,

Indeed the beef & ale suet pudding is a hearty dish and does take some finishing (I've never managed a full one yet!)

Glad your recent visit was as enjoyable as your previous stay over in 2010. We look forward to seeing more of you, hopefully sometime in 2013!

Cheers
Chris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Staying at the Shard Riverside is a first class experience. The management and whole support team deliver excellent customer service in a quiet "not in your face" manner. The comfort, food, location and facilities are first rate. If I was not retired but doing business within 25 miles of that spot, I would use the hotel. Staying there for leisure is ideal and there is a 30 minute 'bus service into Blackpool providing connections to other surrounding towns/villages. We hope to make three trips there in 2013.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mike w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Shard Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Hi mike w,

I'm delighted your previous visits to our riverside retreat were a pleasant and enjoyable experience. We had a meeting today discussing high standards and exceeding a customers expectations. Once you set the bar high you have to continually be very good at what you do in order to achieve this. I understand in the 'real world' despite best efforts this will not happen 100% of the time. But our team do try their best to ensure all guests enjoy their Shard Riverside experience. We look forward to your next visit and trust your expectations will be met, in fact better still exceed once more!

Thank you,
Chris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
143 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012 via mobile

Booked the Shard Riverside Hotel while on a visit to see Peter Kay at the opera house!

We didn't like the look of the hotels & 1000's of B&Bs in Blackpool so decided to stay just outside of Blackpool & i'm so glad we did!
It was only a short taxi into town so not worth driving in.

Great location on the riverside (as the name suggests) & very reasonably priced, in fact the same or LESS than a central Blackpool B&B!

Room was spotless & very modern & our room (luxury signature room) had a huge double shower, tv, phone, tea & coffee etc + a great view! pic attached (was a bit cloudy)

Stayed for breakfast & lunch, both delicious, served in their modern light & airy dinning area.

Booked via their website, this worked out cheaper than using an agent site like lateroom.com!

Highly recommended!.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Anonymous_reviews
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Christopher H, Public Relations Manager at Shard Riverside Hotel, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Hi Anonymous_reviews,

One of the things I enjoy at the Shard is the ever changing landscape as you look out across the estuary and beyond. In fact cloudy days can often produce very dramatic and impressive skies. If you head over to our website I'm in the process of adding a few images which perfectly showcase just what I mean. Great tip Anonymous_reviews about booking direct, if you are comparing deals just phone and we will match it!

Thanks
Chris
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Poulton Le Fylde
3.5 mi away
Briardene Hotel
Briardene Hotel
#1 of 1 in Thornton Cleveleys
4.5 of 5 bubbles 207 reviews
4.9 mi away
North Euston Hotel
North Euston Hotel
#1 of 3 in Fleetwood
4.0 of 5 bubbles 512 reviews
3.3 mi away
Premier Inn Blackpool (Bispham) Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.1 mi away
Hilton Blackpool Hotel
Hilton Blackpool Hotel
#37 of 70 in Blackpool
3.5 of 5 bubbles 3,850 reviews
4.1 mi away
Village Hotel Blackpool
Village Hotel Blackpool
#30 of 70 in Blackpool
3.5 of 5 bubbles 3,293 reviews
5.0 mi away
Savoy Hotel - Fleetwood
Savoy Hotel - Fleetwood
#2 of 3 in Fleetwood
4.5 of 5 bubbles 142 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Shard Riverside Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Shard Riverside Hotel

Property: Shard Riverside Hotel
Address: Old Bridge Lane, Poulton Le Fylde FY6 9BT, England
Phone Number:
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Poulton Le Fylde
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Poulton Le Fylde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Shard Riverside Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With stunning river views, comfortable sleeping and free wifi throughout, the Shard Riverside is the perfect choice for the modern traveller or discerning business guest. Just a stone's throw away from the M55 Motorway yet nestled in Lancashire's finest rolling countryside, the Shard offers a relaxing get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Enjoy our riverside restaurant with fabulous views, serving local Bowland Ales and a wide choice of Lancashire dishes all prepared using the best in local produce. Just 10 min drive from the M55 Motorway and 2 miles from Poulton-le-Fylde train station, the Shard Riverside is well connected for the modern day traveler. So if you're staying for one night or more, come and see why guests regard the Shard Riverside as a jewel in the crown on the Fylde Coast. Our 23 bedrooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated with most enjoying stunning, panoramic river views. All rooms have free wifi, plus internet connected TVs for your modern convenience. Rooms range from standard double en suite to luxury signature rooms with guaranteed river views. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA and HRS so you can book your Shard Riverside Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Shard Riverside
Shard Riverside Hotel Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing