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GR8 Hotel
Ranked #537 of 853 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hamilton
1 review
“See you next year!!!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

Hotel was in a great location. The rooms were clean and tidy and offered us everything that we required. The staff were extremely helpful and were always on hand to offer assistance. The beds were really comfy. The breakfast was scrumptious and there was always something for everyone. The beer on tap was the best I have tasted from the tap. It was fantastic value for money and have already booked up to go next year with the family. Would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Thanks for your honest review of the Gr8 Hotel. We enjoyed your company and looking forward to seeing you and your family soon. We try really hard to please all or customers and achieve this most of the time. Glad you enjoyed your stay
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Worst "hotel" I have ever encountered. We knew it was suspiciously cheap but expected a bit of professionalism and basic standards. It does not reach any standard, it is falling apart. Family room right above the bar where they choose to play base beat music in the evening right underneath and as there is only split Lino on the floor there is nothing to muffle it. Only one pillow per bed, the shower was useless, trailing electrical leads, we had to fix the tv ourselves, landing and stair carpets filthy. I will admit the beds were clean and comfortable, and the towels were clean but no more were given during the stay. these were the only redeeming points. This place is only ok if you are 18-25 and just want a cheap bed and nothing else. Just awful. Needless to say I will not be returning

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
The hotel is not falling apart. As for the lino in the bar its actually Altro . Background music is played at a reasonable volume as we take into consideration our other guests. This music in not base beat and is turned off at 11pm. As for more fresh towels and pillows all you needed to do is ask and you would have got. Upon check in you are told if you require anything or have a problem dont hesitate in coming to see a member of staff. As for trailing electrical leads you have stumped us as no electrical leads hang anywhere, What you have to remember is the price you are paying for youre stay the rooms are fresh comfortable and clean what more can you ask.
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

stayed 29th july for 3 days, room clean, bed comfy breakfast well worth the money, staff very helpful and young man serving breakfast made all feel welcome and made a good start to your morning! this place is cheap to stay in, but welcoming. will definitely stay again. seems to me some people expect too much for too little.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thanks for your honest review of the GR8 Hotel and hope to see you soon. I wish more people could be as honest.
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Forfar, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2013

g8 location right in the center near coral island. Staff friendly was able to leave buggy in games room which helped as lift didn't work. got travel cot provided however had to move beds to squeeze it in would have been better if the room had double and bunk instead of 2 single. tv was above the wardrobe and only had a remote for the freeview had to put TV on and leave on mute as would have to climb on chest of drawer every time wanted it on. Room could have been bit cleaner curtains stained and windows dirty. However as said for the price it good only main problem i had was the bathroom no window, shower unit dirty the shower was no power shower and leaked causing the floor to get soaking and this then causing bathroom to stink there was a fan that went on automatically with the light this was noisy.

breakfast was cereal and full English was really enjoyable, staff always friendly and asking how you were what you plans were for the day and asking if you requires towels etc.

I would recommend this hotel if on a budget as good for the price but if not on budget would look about.

requires and update and better decorator paper just thrown up and patchy

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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kent united kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 1, 2013

room was clean .. but very hot... good job we bought own fan decor not of the greatest standard .. the mattress on double bed could feel every spring (was hot so slept on top of duvet ) ... staff were helpful .. the lift didnt work (and we had a member of party thats poorly and could really have done with not havin to climb the stairs) ...its right on seafront close to bars and nightlife ... breakfast was lovely ... not the ritz ... but nice enuf cheap as chips if u just want a bed for the night ... would stay again

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Stayed for a hen weekend...room wasn't brilliant. It did need air conditioning as it was so hot glad I bought my fan..lift not working...but staff helpful and breakfast was good...great location for town..pubs and clubs...very near the tower and beach...not bad for the price

  • Stayed July 2013
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Lincolnshire, uk
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stayed last weekend for a hen do,only good comment is bar staff and man on reception on arrival were friendly,apart from that it was awful!! Breakfast served by someone with very poor hygiene and a dirty t shirt, very bad manners did nothing but swear. Bed not level felt like was rolling down a hill, holes in the ceiling and walls, doors didn't shut including the bathroom and to look out of the window looked like the local rubbish dump. Floor in bedroom was sticky, carpets in the corridors smelt of wee. Disgusting!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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blackpooldave, Owner at GR8 Hotel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
You stayed in the same room as the previous reviewer and I've already addressed those issues below.
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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 #537 of 853 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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