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Review of The Laurels Guest House

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The Laurels Guest House
Ranked #130 of 913 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Crewe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Great Place to Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2014

Seven of us stayed at the Laurels for the Modern Jive Championships from 7-9 March. Colin and Sue, the proprietors, made us very welcome. The place is nicely appointed and spotlessly clean. It is within walking distance of the central Blackpool attractions. We have no hesitation in recommending the Laurels to anyone visiting Blackpool

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Thank you all for your company and for the kind comments.
Well, what a weekend it was, as we were entertained by what turned out to be a very talented gathering of competition Jive bunnies.
The event, "The Modern Jive Championships" proved to be a great success as they won through and returned with their medals, and well deserved indeed. (I still have mine around my neck)
We could not have been more pleased for them and hope that the practice levels are being maintained in preparation for next years event, so ladies and gents, keep dancing.
Our best wishes to you all and it is hoped we see you all again.
PS, make sure you get a suitable dance partner for the tall one, you know who i mean !
Go on , get on that floor, you know you can do it.

Best wishes
Colin & Sue.

Warm regards,
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Every year I visit Blackpool for a convention and I usually stay wherever has a vacancy. From now on I will only ever stay at The Laurels. It is the friendliest, and best B&B I have ever stayed in. Sue and Colin are the nicest people in the world. They make you feel welcome immediately and there's plenty of little touches that make your stay comfortable. The room was cleaned to perfection and I'm still amazed at how soft the pillows and bed linen are. Haven't slept so well in years. The breakfast was also delicious. Anyone who has stayed here will know how great it is so if you're looking for somewhere to stay in Blackpool, stay at the Laurels!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Again, thank you, your remarks have been noted and are very much appreciated.
The convention has been very generous as we would not otherwise have had the guest levels, and to say that we very much enjoyed the pleasure of your companies.
We make every effort in making your individual stay a happy and as comfortable an experience as possible and pleased that your comments reflect our efforts.
We look forward to when we meet in the future and wish you and your partner our best wishes
for the future.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue.
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Canvey Island, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

I visit Blackpool every year and we always stay somewhere different. Not anymore. The Laurels is now our permanent choice, as well as being the place that we have recommended to all friends and family. Sue and Colin treat you like family from the first second you arrive until the moment you leave. The bnb itself is spotlessly clean, they obviously take a lot of pride in what they do. I am looking forward to our next Blackpool visit, who needs lights and attractions, we'll just stay at the bnb with Sue and Colin, their warm personality is reason enough to make the 5 hour drive. I cannot recommend the Laurels highly enough!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review, which are always well received.
It was a magical weekend in more ways than one as we were delighted at having so many stay from across the country.
The company of two from London fitted in well as it was the Annual Magicians weekend conference at the Winter Garden.
Well boys ,it was our pleasure looking after you both and hopefully we will have a repeat performance again next year.
You told us that you were moving house and had a lot of painting and decorating to do,
so we hope it has gone well and you are all well and truely settled in your new home.

Kind regards,
Colin & Sue.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Hi. i am a Magician Entertainer and have Booked many Hotels on my Travels ,This was a little gem in Blackpool The Laurels is 1st Class.
The room was Cozy and so clean ,Sue and Colin such nice owners served me Breakfast so Tasty and Hot
For £30.00 single Room inc Breakfast this is value for Money
This is a little magic Gem in Blackpool.
A Big Thank you to the Colin and Sue for making my stay a nice one
Mike Alan The Magician Entertainer

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
The occasion was the Annual magicians Conference at the Winter Garden which gave us the opportunity to meet and greet our guest from London.
Such a tall gentleman you are i thought when greeted and wondered where i was when height was being handed out, please could you wave your magic wand and make me taller, i wish !
We are very happy that your stay was enjoyable and hope that the future will hold a welcome return.

Best wishes,
Colin & Sue.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed over on New Years Eve: we were going to The Tower Ballroom for the night and wanted somewhere within a short walk (it's about 5 minutes in heels). Colin and Sue are ideal hosts: welcoming, friendly and helpful. The place is spotless and our room was ideal for our stay, comfortable and warm. Bernadette and Mike

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this review, March 24, 2014
Our thanks to you both for your cordial remarks and hope that you enjoyed your time here dancing at the Tower Ballroom.
We remember you both well and you were no sooner here and then you were gone, in between your feet literally never touched the ground.
Well, when you are out to enjoy yourself you really showed us how it should be done.
Our very best wishes to you both and mind your step.

Warm regards
Colin & Sue.
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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

When we used to visit Blackpool we always stopped with our Nanna . Sadly she is no longer with us. However The Laurels is probably the next best thing ! On arrival after a long journey we received a warm welcome and a warmer cup of tea! The rooms were clean ,well decorated and comfortable with the addition of tea making ,hair dryers,telly etcetera . The location is easy to find and central to all the entertainment you want in Blackpool, our room had a view of the tower ! As the Laurels was fully booked all the car parking had been taken. This was not a problem as a cheap Car park was available round the back. This is the same for all bnb in the area . Our host were helpful friendly and good fun with a bit of banter ! We stopped two nights and the breakfast in the morning had a good choice of fruit ,cereal and then a full English ! I didn't need lunch as it was that good. Would I recommend The Laurels ! Reluctantly as I want to keep it free for ourselves. Thanks Sue and Colin

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
The generosity and warmth shown by your comments is the reason why we find our job rewarding and fulfilling.
To compare our place as the next best thing to your Nanna is really something and we feel really honoured indeed that you all came to stay.
On recollection you all had a good time and made good use of each day as the weather predicted.
Overall it seems you were pleased and happy with the standards we offered and hope to see you all again in the future.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue.
The Laurels.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have just returned from our third weekend stay at The Laurels,we would like to thank Sue and Colin for being the perfect hosts.This B&B is spotlessly clean,cosy and warm with comfortable beds and the breakfast is first class.Nothing is too much trouble for Sue and Colin and all our needs were catered for.We would not stay anywhere else, 10 out of 10 for Sue andColin.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
It was good to meet and greet you both again and it seemed as though you had only just left from your last time here.
As usual you never stood still from the moment you arrived until your eventual departure
as you were busy ferrying your granddaughters to the dancing event at The Winter Gardens.
You brought with you a very special video which was an account of your new home being assembled and watched with great interest and were amazed at the speed and efficiency in which it was completed, a lovely new home to share and enjoy, good luck to you both.
Well done to the girls for all the hard work and to keep up with your dancing practice and for your grandson to keep working at his gymnastics.
We enjoyed very much your company and look forward to when we meet yet again.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue.
The Laurels.
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Property: The Laurels Guest House
Address: 14 Reads Avenue, Blackpool FY1 4BP, England (Formerly The Willswood)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #130 of 913 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Laurels Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located and within easy walking distance to town centre shopping, theatre and clubs, our small B&B offers a warm and friendly welcome. Catering for couples and solo travellers having en-suite single, twin and double rooms. We offer a daily service of your room to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We make every effort in attaining to the highest levels of cleanliness at all times. We have a policy as a non-smoking hospitality provider. ... more   less 
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