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“Ya get wot ya pay for simple as that its nit the ritz it's BLACKPOOL” 3 of 5 bubbles
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GR8 Hotel
Ranked #536 of 913 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Ya get wot ya pay for simple as that its nit the ritz it's BLACKPOOL”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Well stopt in here the weekend startin the 28th sep this is the 2nd time we hav stopt in this hotel and the 2nd time we've Neva had a prob yes the rooms r not the best but howay it's Blackpool u only need sumwer to sleep and hav a shower and there's not many places in Blackpool that lets groups ov lads in .the location ov this hotel is perfect near to all the pubs .we wer Playin pool on the fri nit and havin a bit crack on wiv the owner that women deserves a gold medal wiv sum ov the things she has to put up wiv .at the end ov the day it's a get wot ya payed for hotel if ya want more go to the travel lodge and pay daft money well will defo b goin bac to this hotel next sep and it looks like we all cumin down in April Aswel so gr8 hotel expect a fne call in the next few weeks THE SUNDERLAND LADS

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dpricey
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Glad you had a great time and will certainly welcome you back next year, even Michelle. We do have a few rooms that we are improving and hopefully we will get these done before you arrive, now that will be a pleasant surprise for you. Your right it's not a luxury hotel but is really friendly and a great atmosphere.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed at this hotel in September 2012 for the weekend with 9 friends. Our stay was that great,that I have booked already for next September. The staff were extremely pleasant and accommodated our every need. We were made to feel comfortable and well looked after. We only booked for B&B at this hotel,but wish we booked our evening dinner too,as the food was excellent and served with a smile. I would definitely recommend this wonderful hotel to friends travelling to Blackpool! Well done Michelle :)

Karen & the girls from Scotland

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank KarenM66
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thanks for the review Karen and thank you for booking and your recommendations. September weekend is one weekend that all the staff want to work, Michelle definitely. See you next year.
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Blackwood, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

We have satyed at the GR8 for years, wouldnt stay anywhere else while in blackpool! The staff are so helpful and friendly, just cant do enough for you. The atmophere is amazing and would recommend anyone who is after a fun weekend to book in to the GR8. Breakfast is spot on just what you need after a good night out!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Kylie B
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thanks for the review Kylie - see you next year (Michelle is preparing a few new moves for 2013).
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hamilton
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

just back from sunny blackpool and having stayed at the gr8 for the last 10 years and having seen the changes over the years the hotel is getting better Michelle and the staff counldnt do enough for us all weekend and it is a gr8 place to meet up with old friends who we have met over the years in the hotel and have a party and as i say in the title is the fastest weekend of the year you wait all year to go and its over in a flash but we wouldnt go anywhere else because we know what to expect and we woulndnt be treated the same in some of the so called party hotels so keep up the GR8 WORK

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank chabo
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thanks for the gr8 review Chab. It was good to see you again, Michelle and myself were only saying how nice it is to see regulars year after year. Sorry it's taken so long to respond but I've been told of another fabricated review and this has prompted me to act. Staff always look at the reviews and appreciate the positive comments - they usually chat about the weekends and they always seem to know the majority of the groups that return but yours is one they refer to often.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Having spent 2 nights in the gr8 for a stag do I can honestly say I’ve stayed in worse - this once in Benidorm I stayed in a 16 storey sauso fest tower-block from hell. Anyway I digress, in a great central location a beautifully arranged beach scene greeted us in the front window of the gr8 along with a plethora of Scottish buckfast drinking alcoholics - I knew this was going to be an exciting adventure. A friendly lady checked us all in and engaged us in some really good banter before we headed upstairs.
Upon entering our room of 4 we found 2 single beds & a bunk which was perfect for our party as we had a wee munchkin with us who loves sleeping top bunk. It was also an added bonus to discover that we could smoke in the room as I love nothing more than lying in bed inhaling deeply on a superking as a treat before bedtime (just got to keep it away from the flammable duvet, lol). I was pleasantly surprised by the addition of fresh linen & crisp pink towels which were clearly almost new.

Ive seen a few negative reviews about cold water, but the showers seemed perfectly hot whenever I used them, pressure wasn’t great but we’re not talking about the Premier Inn here for goodness sake!
I did also hear reports of the incredible hulk stalking the corridors on our 2nd night, leaving a trail of destruction as he went, but luckily for us we didn’t run into him. I felt safe in my room and I think the singing hag could have taken him anyway if push came to shove.

Didn’t really utilise the bar area but it looked really nice, seemed as though the dancefloor was on the roof though (lmfao). They also had some lovely Consani art pieces on the wall but I don’t know if they were originals or not, fair play if they were

For the price you pay an adequate place to rest your head for a MAX of 7 hours per day in order to escape the sordid dregs of society that roam the streets of Blackpool. I did hear a rumour that Blackpool is looking to stage the next Paralympics, but from what I saw then there is much work to do - although a shout out must go to my big dogs the Kenwyne Jones brothers in reflex, yeah boi

Also had to laugh at some of the previous reviews by people from Blackpool who claim to have stayed here, REALLY??

"all bad reviews r bollocks!!!" - you stay classy Blackpool

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
Helpful?
1 Thank Scotty B
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thanks for the entertaining review Scotty.

Shame you didn't utalise the bar seems it was rocking until it was time to hit the clubs. Those Consani art pieces are original (painted by a previous employee no less) as is the retro upside down dance floor.

Glad you saw the hotel with the eyes of somebody wanting to enjoy themselves although the scores on the doors indicated a hotel inspectors rating - don't know what happened there.

Anyway you and your munchkin are welcome anytime.
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stayed here last weekend for my birthday with the girls and will defo be coming back!!The staff are so friendly,breakfast was lovely and the rooms were clean and tidy.Was worried about staying here when i read some of the reviews but dont be put off this hotel is lovely!!!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Kayti S
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Hi Kayti

Glad you enjoyed your birthday - hope to see you next year.
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Warrington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at weekend 4 girls aged between 20 and 30 for mates 30th birthday, we were worried about reviews before we came but its all rubbish !! There is hot water if it goes off just ask and let it run abit first we felt really safe as staff were always about and so friendly and nice the breakfast was lovely would deffo stay again its great for nights out , couldnt of asked for a better weekend the bad reviews are obviously people who expect 5 for cheap prices this hotel is brill and so close to the tower and the pubs aswell

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank karis86
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Many thanks Karis for your kind review. See you again in the near future hopefully.
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Additional Information about GR8 Hotel

Property: GR8 Hotel
Address: 56-58 Central Drive, Blackpool FY1 5QB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #536 of 913 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — GR8 Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new management & currently been refurbished Nov 2016. A cheap and cheerful hotel situated in the heart of Blackpool's town centre. With only a few minutes walk to Blackpool's well known nightlife, Blackpool Tower, Promenade, Sea life Centre and much more, it makes this hotel a wonderful base for your holiday fun. Midweek we cater for families offering fantastic rates for Bed and Breakfast. Games are provided for children such as - Wii, TV (music channels, etc), Colouring books + Crayons and much more. There is a mini disco on each evening for the children and adults to have a fun night dancing away. Please note Friday and Saturday is over 18's only. On Friday and Saturday we cater for over 18's only making this the ideal party spot for Stag and Hen parties, birthdays or a fun weekend away. We have a late bar every weekend and will also cater for private functions/buffets etc on request. There is a secure pay and display car park directly opposite the hotel. ... more   less 
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