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“Amazing Place !!!!!!”
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Raffles Hotel
Ranked #60 of 856 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Amazing Place !!!!!!”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

After staying in many poor Hotels & B & B's on our frequent trips to Blackpool we were recommended Raffles Hotel by a friend. Our hopes were not that high after a series of bad experiences with Blackpool accommodation but from our arrival to departure both Ian and Graham were amazing. They genuinely care about their guests and want you to come back. Nothing is too much trouble and they are always happy to please. The place is very homely and above all else extremely clean and tidy, they obviously have very good staff. The room was spotless and comfortable and we felt at home straight away. Philip on the bar in the evening was very helpful and friendly and again went that extra mile to make our stay just that little bit more special. Now to breakfast.The young man that served us again was very pleasant and helpful. There was a nice breakfast display with everything you ever want at the breakfast table including fresh fruit. but then came the cooked full English. OMG !!!! The best breakfast we have ever had in a Hotel or B & B Ian is an extremely good cook and everyone talked about the locally sourced delights. This set us up for a very busy time at the winter gardens each day. This is a little gem that we should really keep quiet about but can't. We can't recommend this place enough and have already booked for next year so we don't miss out. Thank you so much for making our stay so special - Andy & Sue

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

very clean and presentable hotel the owners extremely friendly and helpfull ,the bedrooms were very clean and well appointed .Did not sample the breakfast in the morning as we were leaving early but a credit to them they did offer us something to eat prior to leaving, overall nice hotel, nice people, cant go wrong and also value for money.Worth a visit

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

What a little gem of an Hotel, spotlessly clean, very friendly welcome, and even though our room was small it was perfectly formed. Breakfast was lovely and plenty of it. All in all when I go to Blackpool again it is here we will be heading without a doubt.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

If you are thinking of spending another Christmas away from home this is the place to be. The hospitality is second to none by the owners Ian and Graham. Warm and welcoming the hotel is a delight with its fantastic Christmas decor in the main reception areas.

Forget your diet over tyhe festive period as foodis in abundance and of outstanding quality. Your stay is also enhanced by the superior accommodation be it a single, double or one of the fantanstic suites on offer.

To add to the stay the owners arranged a trip to the pantomime and a fabulous 'rat pack' entertainer.

Don't let Christmas be your only chance, a visit to this hotel is a MUST at anytime of the year. Once tried you will want to return again and again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

I've stayed in several hotels, including the Imperial, in Blackpool, but it is to Graham and Ian's fine hospitality I return 3 times a year! Fresh, clean, quiet, good breakfasts. Our party uses it as a base to go dancing, and it gets bigger each time...

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

This is the best place we have stayed in at Blackpool, and we have stayed in quite a few.
Good hosts, nice room, clean & warm throughout. Breakfast very good. Complimentary coffee in the tea room on arrival. And the christmas decorations are beautiful. We will be back. Dawn & Stephen.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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yorkshire, england
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

My wife and daughter have just arrived home from a week-end dancing competition in Blackpool, the have come in raving about Raffles.
The reception received by both Ian & Graham was amazing, bags were carried to their room and complimentary drinks provided in The Raffles Tea Room.
The room was exceptionally clean, to an amazing standard, as my wife had other dancers and Mums staying, she was able to see 2 other rooms, all to the same exacting standard. Car parking was taken care by Ian, this was a service only experienced at The Savoy for £36 plus vat.
My wife and others ordered take-aways for the Saturday night, again, I cannot even begin to describe the service they received, tell me another hotel that provides plates etc for your take-away.
The biggest thing for me as a husband and Dad is the knowledge that the team, Graham, Ian and Phil provided for my wife and daughter. I cannot thank you enough for the going not the extra mile, but for providing a service that I do not have the ability of doing it justice. Phil, thank-you for your sincere kindness, something that I know my wife and daughter will treasure. I understand your skills are somewhat nocturnal being the evening Manager, however, you were amazing, Amanda and Amelia's words.
This hotel sets the standards for the rest of the country to attempt to aspire to, if Graham, Ian and Phil were to set the minimum standard for the country, our hotels would be constantly full. You are a credit, to the North West Tourist Board, the hotel industry. Thank-you for b
Making my families week-end stay PERFECT.

Room Tip: Any. There is not a pool, but if there was it would be the best.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Raffles Hotel
Address: 73-77 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
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Ranked #60 of 856 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Raffles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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