This hotel was recently purchased by a 'virgin' hotelier. The fresh, friendly and welcoming manner of the patron makes her stand head and shoulders above her counterparts. This unbridled enthusiasm has filtered down to the staff who are friendly and professional. My room was clean and fresh.
The patron informed me that all the rooms were undergoing an upgrading program but mine had not been upgraded yet, this represents excellent value for money as my room was more than adequate in its present state. I work in the Oil and Gas industry and am used to 4 and 5 star hotels world-wide. While La Tour does not claim to be the Hilton, it's certainly not a million miles away at a tenth of the price.
The new patron has bought a number of secure garaged parking areas which I utilized, again at a bargain price.
The food (breakfast and evening meal) was of an acceptable standard and will only improve as the new patron continually improves all aspects of the hotel including the catering.
The bar/lounge area is clean and comfortable allowing for a relaxed family atmosphere. The entertainer was excellent in a 'Blackpool Style' and was well received by all attending.
It is worth noting that several bus tours refused to stay in a hotel on the other side of the road due to disgustingly appalling conditions. The customers ended up in La Tour hotel or the hotel directly across the street.
In summary, and being as honest as I can be: Excellent value for money, clean, friendly, welcoming, centrally located, spacious and accommodating. In my opinion, the only thing that I wouldn't rate as excellent is the food - but I know that the new owner is working on that. I plan to return to Blackpool next year and will have no hesitation in choosing La Tour again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Central location close to shops, entertainment, transport centres and more, La Tour has friendly service, comfortable homely rooms and excellent food. Regular cabaret in season in the bar lounge; singles, doubles, twins and triples available. All en-suite rooms (toilet and shower only, no baths), six rooms on ground floor, small number of wheelchair accessible rooms. Lift to all floors. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Tour Hotel Blackpool