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“Friendly and clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gordene Hotel

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Gordene Hotel
Ranked #56 of 911 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stafford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Friendly and clean”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed at the Gordene Hotel during the first week of August. We were in Blackpool for Rebellion Festival and wanted somewhere that was located towards that end of the town, close to The North Pier and The Winter Gardens. For that purpose this hotel was fantastically located, right near the heart of the town and a short walk without being too close. The Central Pier is also close as well as the pubs, clubs and bars. Like 99% of guest houses in Blackpool there isn’t any parking but literally a 2 minute walk away is a huge car park. Our car was parked there for 5 days and the cost was £20 (you have to pay this in pound coins) and it was safe all during those 5 days.
The guest house itself is ran by Alan and Donna and you really will not meet a friendlier couple in Blackpool, they are attentive but leave you alone, not strict and extremely welcoming.
The room we booked was a double and it was en suite, the beds were extremely comfortable and if it wasn’t for the laws of this country I would have stole the pillow, the best nights sleep I have had in months. The rooms were clean and spacious enough for us. Sink in a corner, toilet and shower in a separate room. The rooms also had TV, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and tea and coffee facilities as well as fresh towels when needed. Oh and a bowl of sweets. Really good room in a quiet guesthouse.
The breakfast was of a really good quality, choice of cereals, juice, tea or coffee, toast and full English, tasted great and cooked by Donna fresh and served by Alan. Again attentive and always ensuring that if you wanted more then you could have more.
All in all a place we would return to, well ran, clean, hospitable and very very friendly.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

i took 14 girls upto blackpool on a hen weekend. they didnt stay at the Gordene as they dont take stag or hen does and i was struggling to find somewhere to park my minibus but the owner came with me and found me a spot, very helpful and time consuming, he went the extra mile to sort this problem out, thankyou. the hotel was very clean, the room was warm and spacious, the shower was warm with plenty of pressure... the breakfast was fantastic, lots of choice of cereal, orange juice, coffee and tea, eggs, good bacon, sausage, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms and very attentive, asking if we wanted more of anything. good chinese takeaway around the corner and 5 minute walk to the pictures,,, walking distance to the front... loved the place and will recomend it to anyone... if anybody can find a fault in this place then they are just crazy.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

Just returned home from 2 days at the Gordene. Donna and Alan were brilliant and made us feel welcome from the moment we checked in. The room was spotless and the breakfasts were great and tailored to what you wanted and not precooked (they even catered for a request for two boiled eggs). Other guests were really friendly too. All I can say is we will be back if Donna and Alan will have us! Highly recommended hotel with the personal touch (even down to the sweets in the room, which Gary raided!)

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2011

just returned from a 3 night stay and can honestly say from the minute we arrived we were made to feel very welcome by both Donna and Alan ( and Donnas mum) they were very friendly and nothing was too much bother to them. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable and were kept well stocked with tea/ coffee etc.
The "full English" was well cooked and presented with endless tea/coffee and toast on offer.
Excellent location with just a short walk to the front and other amenities and far enough away from hens and stags to allow a peaceful nights sleep !!
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Blackpool as i couldn't fault anything really..good luck with your future Donna and Alan...hopefully see you both again next time !

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

Stayed here for one night, close to Winter Gardens where we attended an event.

A nice welcome and good directions to a nearby car park a few minutes away.

Donna was very helpful the whole time, we had a triple room, was a bit tight but for one night was fine.

Breakfast plentiful and tasty enough.

We went to the Pleasure Beach the next day so checked out early, overall a good stay, the place is family friendly and we heard no noise during our stay.

  • Stayed July 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2011

Just returned from our stay at the gordene with our two children, booked into a family room which was fully stocked with tea,coffee,biscuits and sweets for kids,room was cozy and clean. Breakfast was lovely and overall place was clean and tidy. We found donna very pleasant and easy to approach and lovely to talk to and contrary to what we had read in a previous review we found Alan to be nothing less than charming,polite and very friendly. Both donna and alan were great with the children. Would we come again-certainly! Ps little ellie says hello

  • Stayed July 2011
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2011

alan and donna were perfect hosts we cudnt have wished for a more welcoming welcome the food was outstanding nothing was to much trouble we r looking forward to coming back in oct (kevs in the back garden donna lol ) only joking

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gordene Hotel
Address: 7 Havelock Street, Blackpool FY1 4BN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 911 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Gordene Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gordene hotel, open all year for bed and breakfast in central Blackpool. A warm and friendly guest house catering for couples, families and senior citizens. ( no stag & hens or single sex groups). LOcated in central Blackpool, close to Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens, Sealife Centre, Hounds Hill Shopping centre, the beautiful promenade, with its brand new comedy carpet.All prices include breakfast. All rooms are en-suite, they each have tv's with free view, hair dryers, tea & coffee facilities, iron & ironing board, alarm clock. Linen and towels included.We have a licensed residents bar open daily fom 7pm, serving a range of drinks and snacks. ... more   less 
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