I had a single/twin room which was a decent size, the bed was fine and I had a view overlooking the sea. My grandparents had a double room which was tiny and the bed was just pushed up against the wall, so whoever slept on that side had to climb over the other. The rooms were decent enough though, but were very warm.
It was ridiculously busy and full of very old people. Normally not an issue, but there was only one small elevator and there was always a mile long queue of old people trying to get on. I have no sense of smell, but was informed that the elevator stunk. Breakfasts weren't great and the restaurant was always full. Staff were pretty unfriendly and at one point I went back up to my room to find the cleaner using my toilet.
I know it's not the hotel's fault, but all the old guests were very rude and always seemed lost and confused (at one point, an old lady got stuck in the revolving door and kept going round and round shouting 'I can't get out!'). It felt like being in a mental institution at times, not a good atmosphere at all.
The location is decent, overlooking the sea, and there's a tram just outside. It is however, quite a far walk from places to eat (with only a fish and chip shop and a Chinese restaurant around the corner) and the buffet offered at the hotel is not worth the price.
Plenty of better options in Blackpool.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Norbreck Castle Hotel is a fun and vibrant enviroment especially at weekends and during holiday periods. The Hotel overlooks the seafront on the North Shore, and is close to Blackpools' major attractions and entertainment. This stunning Castle like hotel offers a warm welcome to the famous Seaside Resort of Blackpool.The hotel has 480 bedrooms, many with sea views that offer a comfortable and relaxing stay. All tastefully decorated, rooms are en-suite and offer TV, Telephone, Hairdryer and Tea & Coffee making facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Norbreck Castle Blackpool
- Norbreck Hotel
- Hotel Norbreck Castle
- Norbreck Castle Hotel Blackpool
- Castle Hotel Norbreck