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“Awful stay from start to finish!”
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Oakwell Hotel
Ranked #478 of 856 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awful stay from start to finish!”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on 25th August 2012, a group of 7 of us. We booked 4 rooms through late rooms. When we arrived we were greeted by a grumpy woman asking 'have you booked?' - no hello or any pleasantries! We said we had, but she look aggrieved by our presence and kept moaning about a booking system which is causing her problems. But this wasn't our problem! A guy was there when we arrived who I can only assume was her son and he was just as rude. She also kept moaning at the fact we had only booked one night and it should be a min stay of 2 nights. This wasn't our fault though either, the system had let us book one night but she still made us feel in the wrong. It also turned out she still had rooms available, so where was the issue? Our rooms were very shoddy, with things pulled off the wall, dirty drawers, loose fixings, a door that didn’t lock (a small kick and it popped open so we didn’t sleep well at all), TV that didn’t work and overall very rundown. The room wasn't exactly cheap and didn’t reflect the standard you got. I wouldn’t recommend anyone stays here. It was a bank holiday weekend and it seemed to be the only hotel still with vacancies which says it all!

Room Tip: Not the one on top floor as you get to top of the stairs!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Sue and I turned up at the OAKWELL without booking on a friday afternoon, just looking for somewhere to stay. Booking in was no problem. We found a realy friendly and spotlessly clean
accomadation, The breakfast was plentyful and hot, (just the thing for the start of the day)
Nice plesant and friendly, I will be staying there again on my next visit to Blackpool

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 21, 2012

can i just say..me and my family stay at this hotel 2/3times a year and we absolutly love it here,brady along with her family are hard working annd go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. we have just come home from yet another great weekend with friends at the oakwell..booking again soon to see the lights.views,rooms,company and food is great loved it and keep the blackpudding up..lol x michele n carl x

  • Stayed October 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

stayed here with my husband, mother in law and 2 kids for one night really nice and friendly hotel we were early but wasnt a problem. had no problems at all stayed in a family room sleeps 4 mother in law had a double done the trick for the night nice and clean and tidy.. breakfast was lovely and hot .. great location and parking

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

I took my 2 boys and their friend for 2 nights, a small mix up with the room to start with but was resolved quickly. We all found Brady very friendly and enjoyed ourselves, as for the smell of wet dog (from another review) I was there at the same time as the group of lads and didn't get a whiff of a wet dog. Brady even called us a few days later to make sure we had a safe journey home which is above and beyond customer service I think.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

upon arrival we were greeted with what could only be described as pure agression and the smell of wet dog! we were told we didnt have any rooms because some were flooded and her computer was stolen the night before,we were a group of 6 lads and she offered us hers and her sons room when we were shown the room we found red stains on one of the duvet covers and was disgusted by this! there was 2 beds for 6 people and some of us had to sleep on the floor. because of the situation i asked if we could have at least one free drink or a free breakfast i was looked at like a turd and told no, had to ask when we wanted hot water and even then you would get shouted at if you took more than 5 mins! you get treated better in a prison atleast there you get a bed, hotwater and 3 meals a day......... #kinkyboots #timeofthemonth #RoyalV<3 #hotelinspector

Room Tip: the bench near the beach is better than the floor and you wont get shouted at there !
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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john t, Owner at Oakwell Hotel, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Iv been waiting for this comment i exspected this from them .i had a bad problem with damage in one of my rooms.yes i was abrupt with them as they was useing bad language in front of guests.i offered them my bedroom and the spare room.they was quite ok at the to time. till they started kicking of very ignorant boys had 40 men in the week before not a bit of trouble.they wanted breakfast at 10.30 when it was time to leave,they had me up all night they left my home like a bomb site.ihave a lot of respect for my quests but this was not the case with these boys so by giveing me a bad revieve shows the mentality of them
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Stayed for the weekend with a group of guys on a stag do. We were greeted from arrival by the owner and well looked after throughout our stay. Situated on the prom within easy distance of most attractions. Could not fault it for value for money, well done.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Oakwell Hotel
Address: 357 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 6BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #478 of 856 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oakwell Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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