We stayed at the Alandene after deciding that we would have a couple of days in Blackpool after our return from holiday. We actually chose the hotel because of getting a good rate from Superbreak however we were very glad we did.
We arrived on a Wednesday which meant there was parking available at the front of the hotel (at the weekend however there wasn't enough room for all the cars so we were blocked in so I would suggest you arrive as soon as you can to check in). We were greeted by Steve, who owns the hotel with his wife Gail, who showed us to our room. The hotel and the room were very modern, very clean and very comfortable. The bed was amazing, not your usual B&B thin mattress but a nice thick one that was not too soft but not to firm. The en-suite was not as small as some we have used in the past and the shower cubical was a good size, it would certainly suit an older person or someone with reduced mobility as there was only a very small lip to step over into the the shower.
The room was quite warm which we realised on the second night was because we had the radiator on but it least it showed that it could be warm in the winter.
The breakfast was AMAZING every morning, it seems that they alternate between fresh and tinned tomato and there was your usual cereals and fruit juices available. Steve always made sure you had enough toast offering more if you wanted any.
There is a bus stop just a few feet to the right of the hotel where you can get the no. 3 bus into town, if you get a Blackpool 1 Day Saver for £4.50 a day (or £10.50 for 3 days) you can have unlimited travel on the buses and the trams, this was very very handy and we certainly got our use out of it. There is no need to get the bus into town if you don't want to as the hotel is approx 15 minutes walk from the front but if your coming back after dark I found it felt safer on the bus.
We will certainly be remembering and booking The Alandene next time we come to Blackpool.
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- Alandene is a licensed, clean, friendly, family run guest house. Situated 5 mins walk from north prom, train station and all bars. We offer en-suite rooms, downstairs rooms. Includes full English breakfast. ... more less
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