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The Regatta Hotel
Ranked #750 of 864 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 11, 2005

A little un-nerved by the late discovery of the comments on this page (the night before while confirming location) we had the pleasant surprise on arrival of a very warm welcome from Peter and Ana for whome nothing was too much trouble to make our stay a pleasant one. Our room was clean and comfy with a wonderful Sea View. the food was good, and it was very quiet apart from the occassional passing tram, but hey, its Blackpool (or rather Bispham, the quieter and we believe nicer part of Blackpool) which is renowned for its trams.
Yes, the Bar at the Regatta was not open, but is that a major deal?. People in that much need of a drink have the Norbreck Castle Hotel only 5 minutes walk away, with bar prices surprisingly reasonable for such an establishment. There is also a choice of Indian, Italian, Chinese and Traditional Restaurants 5 minutes walk the other way (We can particularly recommend the Indian Restaurant), and if you do not feel like - or have difficulty - walking, there is a bus stop right outside the front door, and a tram stop on the Fleetwood/Lytham Line within 50 yds. A clean beach is immediately across what can sometimes be a busy road, so keep a good hold on your kids. Access is then across an easily negotiable tramway crossing, and down a slope from the promenade which may be a little steep for the elderly, but on a sloped path most of the way rather than steps, so suitable for chairs.
We think Peter and Ana (who at the time we visited, had been in the Hotel only 6 months) have inherited some bad press either as a result of their predecessors, or general "sour grapes" from some previous visitors who may have been expecting a "5 Star Luxury Hotel" standard for B & B prices. No signs of the previously stated "Devil Worship" pictures may I add which if they actually existed departed with the previous proprietor!!!
We also believe that the current Proprietor is a guy that will continue to develop the hotel given time to settle in. He has a wealth of experience in this area. I know, people's tastes are different, as are their standards, but if you want room service, pay the price and go to a major Hotel!!!. If you want the warm and friendly Traditional Image of a Blackpool B & B. then the Regatta will suit you by providing a clean warm accomodation and bed for the night with a good breakfast the following morning.

Working as a Contract Engineer in various parts of the country, and using B & B on a regular basis, I personally found that the standard was above that I normally expect for the price I paid, and would have no hesitation in stayng there again next year when my family and I attend the next International Flight Sim Convention at the Norbreck. Looking forward to seeing you both then Peter and Ana. Thank you for your hospitality. during our stay.

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Reviewed September 9, 2003

On booking the Regatta from the web page we expected to get a lovely w/end from all the description written about this hotel ! How wrong we were , the smallest , dirtiest out of the way hotel i have ever had the mispleasure to stay in . A BIG peace of advice keep driving , just keep on driving , its a hole!

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Manchester, Lancashire
Reviewed August 31, 2003

Poor Decor, Strange apparently devil worshipping pictures in tv lounge.
No service to speak of. Web site shows entertainment, we did not see any at either 8pm or 12pm. Noisy plumbing an floors. Other guests having no consideration despite website saying no single sex parties etc. The attitude when we complained was entirely disinterested.
totally agree and more so with the other review of this hotel. We left after one night.

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 20, 2002

A group of us stayed at the Regatta Hotel and were very disappointed. The website was very misleading.The rooms we booked were supposed to be double and twin rooms but they really were only big enough for a single room.They said the rooms were ensuite they were right the tiny bathroom was two steps from the bed.The bathroom was so small you could'nt turn round in it,everyone in the party complained about the showers there was no water pressure it trickled out and it was either freezing or boiling hot noone could regulate the water.The beds seemed really old as the springs were bulging against the material and had no support which made it impossible to sleep.Overall it was a disappointing experience.I think there website should be changed to a more accurate description.1

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Additional Information about The Regatta Hotel

Address: 300 Queens Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #750 of 864 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range: $28 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11

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