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“Reasonable Accomodation” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Trades Hotel
Ranked #88 of 128 Specialty Lodging in Blackpool
Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Reasonable Accomodation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Hotel was a like maze, bedrooms, stairs, fire doors, corridors, it takes a while for you to find your bedroom and remember where it is. The room was only cleaned once on arrival, the bed was soft not good for back sufferers, the sheets and pillow cases where clean. The heating was on 24 hours a day the room was always warm in the winter. It does play up a bit with loud noises coming from the plumbing, I turned the radiator off and it settled down. Some of the staff did not seem to be happy in their job with long faces. My bedroom door was locked, I was trying to sleep, constantly the door was trying to be pushed opened by someone 7 times from 4:30am to 5:30. It was a nightmare to sleep. This Hotel is only suitable for people up all night and sleep all day. The Xmas day Breakfast, Dinner cooked by Neil,s Mother was excellent. Neil tried to make xmas special for everyone and succeded. Lots of nice people to converse with. A medal to the boy who talks constantly in the yard all night keeping you awake.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Richard M
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Unfriendly reception staff with no social skills whatsoever, was amazed to find the same worn out stinking and badly stained carpets throughout the hotel from my last visit 10 years ago! wasnt expecting 5 stars but basic cleanliness and a friendly welcome isnt too much to ask for!
All the rooms need a complete refurbishment.
Fancy a weekend break? spend some pennies and go to London or Brighton, Blackpool has very deffinately had its day long ago...:(

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank richt t
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

Trades is an institution for 25 years I have gone there on and off and it's certainly unique in what it offers in Blackpool! Rooms are ok but very basic... Maintenance could be better ... Staff are excellent... Bar prices good... Breakfasts fantastic but if you're here to rest up and get a good nights sleep then forget it;)

Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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11 Thank highlandreturn
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

location is good enjoyed the breakfast , nice to have a late bar at this gay venue the staff were fantastic with very well manners and enjoyed the company of the other guests , who were from young adults to retired gentalman if your gay and on a budget this is the place to stay , love the corridor walks aswell.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank roy w
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Edinburgh
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Taken as it is meant, Trades Hotel is perfect. Clean rooms, helpful staff and so very close to all the local attractions. Depending on your preferences, I would suggest that you ask for 2nd floor at the back for a quiet night, and 1st floor at the front for a noisier night. But do ignore the negative reviews on here. We had just the perfect time and will be going again next month.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Salvatore02
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

I had heard a lot about this hotel and thought i would check it out. I wasn't expecting the Ritz, but what i saw made me cringe...
The room was actually dirty, i didn't want to unpack my suitcase. The window had a hole in the wall next to it so the wind actually whistled through it. My bin had a syringe plunger in it and my bed had a few 'bugs' crawling in it.
The corridors were grimy and badly lit and someone had knocked over a hoover that had been left in the passageway, this wasn't recent as the mess had been trampled right along the corridor.
I stayed for approximately an hour before checking out.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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8 Thank DaveSW13
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Derbyshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed at trades about a month ago and absolutely loved every minute. We completely understood when we booked after staying a few times Trades was basic and in some respects tired. This time we had a room that had been decorated and was clean. The staff we great and were very accomadating when we asked to stay an extra night. To say we stayed another night tells you all the negative reviews aren't all correct. At the end of the day you stay at trades for the fun factor and you certainly get that if you want it!!! If you dont just lock your door!!!!! You also feel really welcome here and the drinks a very fairly priced. We really do hope to see you again this year chaps as we love our stays in your hotel.Thanks to all of you x

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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13 Thank sunandme
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Additional Information about Trades Hotel

Property: Trades Hotel
Address: 51-55 Lord Street, Blackpool FY1 2BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #88 of 128 Specialty Lodging in Blackpool
Number of rooms: 30

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