My girlfriend and I stayed last weekend, Friday and Saturday night. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and told to park round the back of the hotel off the main road, for free. We've stayed at many hotels in Blackpool and to park for free was a bonus. The Bedford is quite a large hotel in comparison to others we have stayed at, and there were lots of rooms close to each other. Friday night we went out and hit the bars. Our first night sleep was awful,
the double bed is very close to the door (which is not a fire door, and rattles) and our heads against the wall adjacent to the corridor. So during the night we could hear everyone and everything everyone was saying. in terms of cleanliness, we found hair on the shower head and shower gel in the shower, this shows it was either poorly cleaned or not cleaned at all. The room in general, was fairly clean.
Due to the late night we had on Friday we did not experience the breakfast so cannot comment on the food. Saturday night, my girlfriend and I hit the bars again. Once again, a poor night sleep due to the noise of people walking past, fire door slamming and heads so close to door that rattles! Also at 03.40 the FIRE ALARM WENT OFF!! After waiting outside in the cold for 15 minutes, NO member of staff was seen so went back to bed. With departure at 10.30am we had a poor night sleep and of course, did not experience the breakfast.
Upon checkout, we expected an apology at least for the false alarm but nothing was mentioned.
Overall for £35 a night, this is about average. But for the fairly poor cleanliness, poor design in room logistics, and false alarm (Which I know is not their fault, but some sort of apology would of been nice) i would not recommend more than 2/5 for this hotel. We come to Blackpool 3/4 times a year and have spent the same amount of money on better hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in one of the finest positions on Blackpool's exclusive North Promenade, the 42 bedroomed Bedford is the ideal base for your holiday, just a short walk from the Town Center, North Pier, Blackpool Tower, and within easy reach of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The Bedford hotel has been awarded a Quality Plus status, Blackpool's highest quality standard, an has been family run for over 50 years, establishing itself as one of the areas best. We have a enviable reputation for first class food and service. Sea view rooms, luxury sea view lounge and a well stocked bar with live entertainment throughout the main season. Whether your visit is for pleasure or business, take a well deserved swim in our indoor heated pool, or sit back and relax in the turbo spa or sauna. ... more less
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