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“You will be looked after” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Babylon

Hotel Babylon
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Hotel Babylon
Ranked #174 of 913 Blackpool B&B and Inns
1 review
“You will be looked after”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Stayed over the New Year for three nights with family and had a ball. Both David and Craig are teriffic hosts, good company and really looked after us. They and their staff worked very hard over this most tiring of business periods to ensure everyone enjoyed their stay.
The rooms were spacious, comfortable,clean and tastfully decorated. En suite shower rooms are slightly small but so what. How much room do you need for a shower, shave and shampoo? And besides there are all sorts of toiletries provided to compensate.
A good tasty cooked breakfast is served with a choice of fruit juices and cereals again in a very clean and well maintained dining room.
Craig and David will look after you.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank cruiser222
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

We have stayed at the Babylon Hotel many times over the last few years and always had a pleasant stay. We recommended the hotel to various friends of ours (at least 6) who have stayed there both with and without us.
Our positive thoughts of the Babylon went down the drain after our stay in February 2012. Just before we left the hotel we booked our next two nights stay for us and my best friend and his wife. One of the owners wrote out the booking cards for the two rooms in front of us and said that our room would be £104 as usual and our friends would be £112. We were told that as we were regular customers they would keep our room at the price we usually pay (£104 - £52 a night). So both prices were written on the cards. A couple of months later we called to pay a deposit of £50 for our room and £35 for our friends. After paying the money we asked what the balance was and were told £70 for our room and £82 for our friends' room. We said that wasn't right and to check the price on the cards as it had been written down back in February 2012. The lady checked the cards and said there was nothing written on them and would check with one of the owners. The lady checked and said the price she said was correct. We were left very confused by this and decided to send an email to the owners directly to clarify.
Emails were fired back and forth, although some of our emails were ignored completely (every time we mentioned that it was written down) and others were abrupt. We were told that the rooms haven't been £52 for a long time and "the price is on the door" (which was irrelevant as we booked it in person on our last stay and was told we would pay the usual rate as regular customers). We don't mind the price increase. (One of the reasons given was everything's gone up e.g. electric etc, which is fair enough) We would happily have paid the increase but what we do mind is them telling us of the increase AFTER a deposit was paid and then emails being ignored and emails that were answered were abrupt.
Quite reluctantly we stayed here for the planned as we knew the hotel was nice and was in a good location, etc, plus we had paid a deposit now and would probably be hard to get it back and would struggle to find somewhere else at such short notice. We paid the extra money on arrival; however the owners were away on holiday.
Usually we would buy a few rounds each night in the hotel bar but on this occasion we bought one round all weekend. The lady serving tried to short-change us the first night and the second night we asked if it was possible for her to call us a taxi, she did so but practically grunted at us.
It’s a real shame as like I say we enjoyed staying at the hotel and in the past we were made to feel very welcome and were told that we were valued customers. Initially, we thought the owners were great but unfortunately that has now gone down in our estimations. We have realised it seems they are only interested in getting your money.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank JoeFCHT
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liverpool
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have just returned home after 3 nights stay,myself and 3 friends/co workers where really let down by a holiday flat on central prom,we were in blackpool working on the north pier theatre in Peter Pan,one of my collegues rang the bell at the Babylon and explained our situation and we were welcomed into this hotel very warmly by David and Craig,i have stayed in Blackpool on many many occasions and this hotel is by far the best,cleanest well decorated and friendliest hotel i have ever stayed in in the resort,we were treated like friends from the minute we stepped over the door,i cannot fault any part of our stay,so much so i am returning here in two days to stay again for our final show,they even told the other guests what we were doing in Blackpool and some of them came to see the show,stay at this hotel and you will not be dissapointed,full marks to Craig,David and thier staff .from now on I know where i will be staying when in Blackpool,Hotel Babylon..thanks so much for looking after us and see you friday guys, big Dave xxx

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tuggy01
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Ive seen this hotel and looks really nice from the outside, i rang to book a double room for 2 nights and was given a rate of 50.00 per night B&B and i payed 32.00 deposit.
We turned up on Friday teatime, after the usual check in process i was asked to pay the rest of the balance which he asked for 92.00 pound!!
i explained the rate we had been given and the deposit taken.
What happened next i could not believe i was told there is no way that rate could have been quoted and he kept pointing at the door saying that the rate is on there which was irrelevant seen as i booked over the phone, i asked if i could speak to the person i had made the booking with and told he didn't know who that would have been!!!
i asked if i could see the room and i would pay the extra but told no!
In the end he handed me my deposit back and i was asked to leave!!!!!
I have never been treated so bad i didn't raise my voice i tried reasoning and i was very upset to be treated in this way.
In the end they actually did us a favor we booked into a very nice hotel over the road called Seaclose, which was 50.00 per night B&B , they are a lovely couple that have been in the business for 13 years and made us feel very welcome, would definetally recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Sam C
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

we have a 1 night stay in blackpool every year in which we take our daughter through the lights and from now on this hotel is the one we will be staying in , it was that gud , from the moment you step through the front door you realize how clean cosy welcoming it is ,, we could not fault 1 thing ,, and all the staff are very very nice , location is great aswell as you can go either way due to its position i:e north to bispham or south into blackpool,,the breakfast is excelent and perfectly cooked , all the staff loved kids and make you feel so much at home ,, we will be back next year ,
thx to all at the babylon for making our stay the best ,,, see u soon
from mr and mrs hirst and our daughter katie , and stuffed smurf

Room Tip: we stayed in room 14 which for a family was ideal , very roomy
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gary H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Arrived on 28th sept 2012 for a weekend, with sisters. We never met Craig as he was away, but met David who was lovely, would do anything for you. The hotel as ammaculate, also rooms was very clean and cosy. Bathroomvery small though,but plenty of toiletries for our use such as showergel, cotton wool, cotton buds, handwash. Breakfast was fab, plenty to eat and enough cooked breakfast very enjoyable. Overall would reconmend this hotel to anyone, and would definitely book there next year.

Room Tip: Would not be dissapointed with this hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pandapants0406
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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Had a lovely weekend at the hotel, Craig and David made us very welcome, rooms are clean and have lovely decor. Breakfast was lovely and service second to none, will be visiting again soon and passing detail onto my friends and family.

Room Tip: Room 3 was lovely sea view
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Janette S
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Property: Hotel Babylon
Address: 8 Banks Street, Blackpool FY1 1RN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
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Ranked #174 of 913 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14

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