I stayed at the Beechfield this weekend, wish I'd slept on the streets, it would have been nicer! The welcome was appalling as the staff did not know their bottom from their elbow. Myself and the large group I was with found the staff sarcastic, miserable (but at least they could return home that night), unhelpful and aggressive in manner and tone. Especially the older woman who should know better, as she terrified the children who were with us!
The twin room I stayed in was small (my bathroom at home is bigger and I live in a terraced house, not a mansion) Although the carpet did look fairly new, the room was dark, oppressive and smelly. The brown bedding was from the 70's, I doubted the cleanliness and chose to sleep in my clothes. The bathroom was like a bush tucker trial from I'm a celebrity...... It was very poorly lit, god help you if you are bigger than a small child, as you will struggle to navigate yourself from the loo to the sink. I would advise you to brush your teeth in the bedroom area as you could potentially swallow your toothbrush if you bang your elbow on the walls while aiming for the sink. I did venture into the shower area, but the pubic hairs stuck on the tiles, cold water, mould, smell, lack of energy from the shower head and the prospect of showering vurtually in the dark, persuaded me to have a baby wipe wash in the room.
The room was very hot, so I opened the cat flap sized window, only to smell cooking fat and fag smoke wafting from the back yard below. Nice!
Some parts of the hotel were acceptable if you have low standards, and the location to Blackpool centre does compensate for the smell of cheesy, fishy sweat which does go away after a few glasses of wine.
The breakfast was disgusting. Again we encountered the older woman who should know better, who was at least consistent, with her rude, grumpy, vexed manner. The cold toast was delivered to our table by children, a small boy and a girl, who also asked what we wanted for breakfast. The breakfast room was surprisingly busy, so when the waiter did arrive he was flustered, and gave us several more rounds of cold toast. I think the waiter also doubled as a comedian, as someone in our party asked for tomatoes with their breakfast, only to be told " it's the wrong day for tomatoes, and we don't do mushrooms or scrambled egg either". All of the breakfast had been deep fried until it was truly cremated so we chose a McDonald breakfast.
Please do not stay here. I don't know where the reviewers who praised the hotel were staying, or how much they have been paid to leave such feedback. No-one in my party enjoyed the stay, the hotel, the staff or the food, which was a real shame as the weekend away had been planned for sometime, and booked from the feedback left.
I do not expect 5 star, gold standard hotel service in Blacpool, but basic hygiene, safety and friendliness is a must if you are to run a family hotel. Overall, a total let down for us all! :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come to The Beechfield for a warm Northern welcome! Situated in the town centre of Blackpool, we are only a short stroll to The Winter Gardens, Grand Theatre, Hounds Hill Shopping Centre and The Iconic Blackpool Tower.Our extensive car park caters for cars, coaches, vans and mini buses for the duration of your stay and we even offer to leave your vehicle with us on day of departure to make the most of your final day in Blackpool. All our en-suite rooms have 22" flat screen TVs, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and lift access. We offer ground floor rooms, smoking and non smoking rooms and late-check-outs (£10 per room) ... more less
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