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“Similar to a hamsters cage!”
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Waters Edge
Ranked #306 of 864 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 3, 2013

On arrival we were greeted by a man who constantly shouted "Margaret! Customers!" this immediately made us feel at home. We were then told that we need to go to another hotel in order to get a parking Pass, to which I have never seen as many disclaimer signs saying "we are not responsible for your car". Once "Margaret" had finished her cigarette, by the smell of her, she led us up to our room. When halfway up the stairs my son said to me "Dad, it smells like a hamsters cage here" and to be honest I think a hamsters cage would have been luxury compared to this. Once in our room we were asked "do you think you'll need any towels?" Now I'm not a spoiled and by no means up my own [--] but surely a towel is not to much to ask for in a room? When we returned from a day out in the equally disgusting Blackpool we were greeted with the news that the heating would not be on due to it being nearly summer. My son had bunk beds to himself, which was a god send as he needed the two duvets to try and get a heat during the night. In the morning I couldn't get the image of this woman with yellow cigarette stained hair hanging over my breakfast with a fag butt in her gub. So we hit the road at our first opportunity to pastures new! And do yourself a favour by not visiting the 1940's "bar".

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Thank Craig S
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

What a decrepit little place. My partner, his 5 yo and I spent one night in this 'hotel' and I'm glad we made it out alive. We might have frozen to death! Thankfully there were two bunk beds and only one child so at least he could have two duvets to try and keep warm, my partner and I were not so lucky and had to sleep with coats on. Moreover, when we arrived, we were greeted by a clueless, glaikit gadge who didn't know why we were there! Erm, it's a hotel, we are guests, we should like to see our room! Room was not very clean, breakfast was average, cost far too much for the state of the place, avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank Bongatron
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Josephine B, Owner at Waters Edge, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2013

It seem that you were cold in your room that had a knock on effect to call people childish names also to find fault with other things.

If as cold as you say I would of been thinking of the health of my child,partner and myself. I would of come out of the room down the stairs and asked for a heater. ( We have done this in many Hotels as our breaks are in the winter months) This is something easily solved when we know about it. Unfortunately you chose not to let us know. After all we are not trained in mind reading.

We are only too happy to help at the time guests need it. When you are about to leave or after you have left its to late.

Sincere apology to you and your family. ( owner ) Josephine

Please remember Hoteliers are approachable. There was no need at all for this incident to have happened.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

me my husband and two friends decided to have a random night in blackpool only booked it by phone sat afternoon after seeing it on internet and arived two hours later ,paul was really welcoming and made us feel at ease ,being out of season he told us were to go and nothing was too much trouble ,rooms were great and clean and warm and we had a great nights sleep ,the hotel is near south pier so close to pleasure beach and trams run from across the road. breakfast was fab again nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel at home ,overall a very enjoyable stay thanks to paul for all the laughs ,very jolly man .

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

20 of us went to this hotel for my sisters 21st. Our party was a mixture of lads and ladies ranging from 18 to 52. Whilst booking the trip Josie and Paul were really helpful in making the arrangments. When we arrived they really looked after us and made sure we all had a great time and that we were safe. There was another party of lads on a trip, who had been to the hotel for the 3rd year running. When they got on in on the night out they were abit boysterus (I think they were a bit excited by the young girls in our party). However, Paul soon sorted them out and they were sent to bed. The only negative is that the older parties had to have bunk beds, however, they could have shared double beds, but they chose not too. The other thing was that the showers were a bit cold, however, I think some of the party had forgot to switch the hot water switch on. Overall a great hotel and a great night out.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

stayed here overnight for my partners birthday lovely b&b had the four poster bed it was so comfy breakfast was very nice and thankyou to paul and josie for making us feel so welcome will definatley return

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

would just like to say a huge thankyou to paul & josie for making our stay at the waters edge so very enjoyable, myself and my partner steve along with my sister and brother-in-law stayed overnight for my brother-in-laws birthday, we found it very clean, and stylish, rooms are very nice with tea & coffee facilities, a good sized breakfast, and a lovely warm welcome, would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning on staying in blackpool, we will deffinatly be returning in the very near future.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Me and my family stay here this weekend 2/11/12-4/11/12 and had an amazing time paul an joise were so friendly and made us feel so welcomed the food was lovely and rooms are very clean an great sizes would highly recommend people to stay here we are going back to blackpool again next year an stay there again thank you to paul an joise from clare,david, aiden,lexie and ruby xx :)

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Additional Information about Waters Edge

Address: 5 Dean Street | By the sea, Blackpool FY4 1AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
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Ranked #306 of 864 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range: $44 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waters Edge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WELCOME TO WATERS EDGE Located in the north west's finest seaside town of Blackpool. The Waters Edge is perfect for short breaks; it is a friendly family run Guest House, offering excellent customer service and hospitality. Situated at the south end of the promenade (near Pleasure Beach Resort), our main guests comprise of couples & family's we also welcome mixed parties. For the safety of our guests 24 hour CCTV is in operation and we also have FREE internet access available in Public areas. ACCOMMODATION: We offer clean affordable cozy en-suite bedrooms with single,twin,double & family being available. Some bedrooms have a sea view. ( Complimentary) tea/coffee making facilities available in all rooms, LCD television some with DVD, central heating, towels plus a selection of toiletries being made available for your comfort. Late Keys for your flexibility. Refurbished Breakfast room from Febuary 2015 where we offer competitively priced breakfasts you can help yourself to a selection of cereals, juice, Tea Coffee & help yourself to as much toast as you require while we prepare your freshly cooked breakfast served between 8.Am - 9.15 Am - Vegetarian and other special diets catered for please inform us of any dietary requirements during the booking process. The lounge has also been refurbished Febuary 2015 where you can Bring your own favorite drink or a take away meal. Watch TV or just relax with a book or your favourite newspaper. - Children are welcome in the lounge with parents' supervision. Thank you - We hope to see you soon - Josephine ... more   less 
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