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Tulip Hotel
Ranked #737 of 853 Blackpool B&B and Inns
lisajolly
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Somewhere we wont book again”
Reviewed October 17, 2011

We booked 2 family rooms online at £25 a person yet when you get there it says children are half price !! Up on arrival there was a strong smell of damp. The room was ok could of done with a good clean and redecorating, the beds were clean and fresh..The ensuite in one of the rooms was so small you had to squeeze under the sink to sit on the toilet and the shower was covered in black mould!!..the shelf in there had a thick layer of black dust on it and you banged ur head when getting up from the toilet !!. Television in one room was not working and when we asked for another the owner said there was a fault with the aerial and shrugged her shoulders...there was no plug for the sink and a waste bin was placed at the end of the bath to cover broken tiles! breakfast was ok but nowhere near a decent size..there was no parking we had to park across the road at a charge of £12 for the night.Only good thing about this hotel was its location ..

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2011

This hotel needs to update its photo library on the website! The photos on the website are lovely but I am sure it is not the same B&B as our room didn’t look like any of them.
A few weeks ago I was in hospital and the idea was that I would stay in the room in the afternoon to rest ahead of our night; needless to say I didn’t stay in the B&B any longer than what was necessary. We booked this for ourselves & our 3 year old, a family room; I can safely say that the b&b was as inviting as the weather - horrible! And as a result we spent the afternoon in a cold and wet Blackpool.
The room was filthy, cold and cramp; there was a single bed for a child with a plug socket at the side, not very safe for a family room. There was a hole in the wall behind the door, and the ceiling bowed, the wall paper was missing off the wall and the wall at the bottom was a disgrace. The paper was also missing underneath the radiator.
The ensuite was not big enough for more than 1 person and as we were told if we had a shower then the door needed to be shut as the fire alarm triggered. There was a shelf in the ensuite that was on the wall and I hit my head a couple of times. I found it that cold that I refused to shower before going out that night. When we returned back to the hotel at 10pm the heating had then been turned on for the first time since our arrival at 12pm.
There was a hole in the wall at the back of the toilet and the whole ensuite was uninviting
We were told not to take food or drink on to the premises, and when we arrived I asked if they had a toilet for my son I was told I had to wait until we had been shown our room. There was a £10 deposit required for the TV remotes.
The breakfast was ok but it wasn’t anywhere near a decent size, the plates were small and I would have expected more. The wait on food was quiet long for a family with a toddler and an hour for breakfast was very unrealistic.
If we had been staying for more than one night I would definately not have been staying there, this hotel is not worth the money that is been charged!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2010

We booked a family room, single and double room, upon arrival all looked ok, although there was a very stronge smell of damp and air freshners.
The room was ok, bed was clean but the bathroom was dirty, the skrtiing boards were thick with dust and har yuk. The bar was cheap but cold, breakfast was nice but that was all that was good.
Check out is 10am and my nephew 2 years old) had a little accident so we had to shower him and was running late. The owner came upstairs at 10.10 to say we should have checked out by now. It seems like once they have your money and the night is over, they want you out as soon as possible.
There are a lot of b&b's on this road which are a lot cheaper, I will go with one of these next time.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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North Lincs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2010

If you are going to Blackpool take my advice and don't bother booking this hotel because by my experience you will be disappointed. Travelled with a group of friends for a one night stay, (at least we didn't have to stay longer than that, so there are small mercies). Should really have been warned by the exterior which looked a bit shabby, but we had paid a large deposit so we were stuck with it. On first glance the rooms seemed alright but one had a very fusty, damp smell which must have been strong because the amount of air fresheners along the corridor and in the rooms didn't even come close to masking it, and there were a lot of them, but then we started to find other things that were not up to the standard we would have expected by the amount we paid, far more expensive than other hotels in the same road. The bathroom in the fusty room was so dirty that you wouldn't have wanted to have a shower in there, the toilet seat was not attached to the toilet and the shelves had a film of black dust on them. The bathroom in the other room seemed clean but when you had a shower you had to hold the showerhead in one hand because no matter how hard you tried there was no way to get it to fit into the fixture that was supposed to hold it and you couldn't lock the bathroom door, there was a hole filled with paper where the lock was supposed to go. There were radiators in both rooms but they never got warm while we were there so the rooms were very cold. There was tea and coffee provided in the rooms but when we put the kettle on it blew the fuse in the bedside lamp, might have been a coincidence, but reading the reviews for this hotel, maybe not.
On the plus side the sheets were clean and towels and soap were provided. The breakfast in the morning was ok, apart from the orange juice which wasn't nice, but all in all not an experience I want to repeat.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Chesterfield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 17, 2010

We (a group of 5 girls on a Hen Party) stayed at the Highbank for 2nights, we have stayed there for the past 2years for a night out in blackpool and all has been satisfactory........until this year. When we arrived we were informed we would be staying in a room for 4 people and a room for 1 even though when we booked it we stated we wanted a room for 3 and a room for 2. After we complained about this the rooms were eventually swopped over. However, the room that slept 2 had an electric heater screwed onto the wall (which seems very dangerous) we were told that the room was often very cold and that’s why there was a heater. One of the girls turned the heater on because the room was freezing and the electric went, we informed the owner and she came upstairs with a wooden stick and started whacking the plug socket (very dangerous) this electric problem could have easily started a fire. Both rooms were freezing most of the time, the heating came on for about an hour during the middle of the night when we didn’t really need it. We all had a cooked breakfast on the 1st day...everything was cold apart from the croquets. So the 2nd day we all had cereal for the safer option.
We did find the whole experience quite entertaining but next year we will be staying in a different hotel up the same street which looks a lot cleaner and is only £18 for b+b rather than £25 at the highbank.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Gloucester England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 4, 2009

We went here to stay for an engagement party, it was DANGEROUS!

There was a screw connection terminal connecting two electric wires together which each had at least 1 inch of bare 240 volt cable!

I was looking to see what the plug powered to see if I should unplug it to charge my laptop, so I lifted up the corner of the carpet to follow the cable, and I was 1 inch away from getting a 240 volt electric shock! These two bare wires could EASILY short curcuit and start a fire as they are less than 1cm away from each other.

There was more than once case of dodgy wiring, the person who did it obviously has no idea of safe wiring.

So after that I went downstairs to get a drink from the bar, and play pool, to find out the people running the hotel had left for the day and the bar was locked.

So I went back up to my room. Next time I went downstairs to leave for the engagement party, I looked into the windows of the bar to see water FLOWING off the light fitting onto the pool table at a fast rate! I overheard this was caused by a tap that doesn't stop running.

The bathroom was exteremly small, just big enough to slide into sideways. The cupboard was wobbly, and you couldn't reach the TV on the top of the cupboard to turn it on, there was no remote. The shelves were home made and seemed unfinnished. The bottom of the bed sheet was torn and tied togther.

The building was in a dangerous condition, HOWEVER the staff, when they were there, were friendly and made a good breakfast, the plates ect looked as if they would have been nice new, however they had lots of chips. It is only 2 stars therefore it is no frills.

The whole place seemed like a badly done DIY project.

The rooms are dangerous and I would not recomend it because of this. However, the staff seemed friendly and the breakfast was good.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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TheHighbankHotel, Owner at Tulip Hotel, responded to this review, November 2, 2009
As your review on 4th October,
i checked the wire you said that was dangerous and it is ok. You said about the leakage in the bar, this was because other guests above the bar, left the sink tap running with the plug in the plughole. The staff wasn't there because we were at a family party in the next street, so they went for a couple of hours. After midnight they were back at the hotel for the rest of the night.
In the room there was no remote as we only suply the remote on request and for that a £10 deposit is taken.
We have been running this business for last 4 years and we haven't occurred any electrical problem.
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Property: Tulip Hotel
Address: 98-100 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QS, England (Formerly Highbank Hotel Blackpool)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #737 of 853 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
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Hotel Class:3 star — Tulip Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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