My partner, my friend and I stayed at this hotel from 08/07/13 to 12/07/13. My first impression of this hotel was that it looked shabby and run down on the outside. It could do well with a coat of paint. When we got inside it looked like any other budget hotel in Blackpool. Now I am going to go through the negative things first but don't let it put you off too much.... The lift was VERY narrow. Two people could just about fit in there with their suitcases. God help anyone who is claustaphobic. The bathrooms were tiny, a person my size could just about fit into the shower (I'm an average size) I don't know how the larger person could manage. Also there were only two small bar soaps provided (I prefer squirty soap as it's more hygienic) there was no air freshener so if you or someone with you takes a dump and it stinks well you better have a spray on you or suffer the consequences. Saying that, you could even smell it from outside the bedroom door. Nice. The room itself was plain, nothing stylish about it. There were cracks and damp patches on the ceiling. The TV's were so small you might as well stand right in front of it to watch it. I think the furniture must have come from a skip judging by all the marks and dents they have. There is less lime scale in the sea life centre than inside the kettles. The floor above us sounded like there was a herd of elephants kept there. I thought surely we're not staying at Blackpool zoo. The 99p bar was at a ridiculous 3pm - 8pm. A time when most people are out having a ball, why not have it a bit later on say after dinner - 11pm? That's the time anyone with a normal time pattern would want to get wrecked before climbing the stairs backwards (or getting stuck in the lift) to make it to bed. The dining room was roasting, you might as well have been the one being cooked and served. Some people were waiting half an hour for their food. The drinking glasses on the tables were like thimbles. Um that's about all the negative stuff about this place. Now the positive :) The rooms were kept clean, there was room service available everyday. There was always plenty of tea and coffee provided (and sugar) the beds were comfortable-ish. The showers were powerful. The toilets were pink. The food was quality, a different choice everyday though I did not understand why fruit juice was a starter? The staff were friendly and cheerful though one waiter was a grumpy old git (nah kidding) he was just a little familiar in a good way. The location was a little far from the town centre but there was a tram stop and bus stop right outside the hotel so cannot grumble. I didn't watch the entertainment but I certainly heard it alright because I was right above it. Yes it sounded good fair play. Overall it wasn't a bad hotel to stay in. We went there with leisure time coaches. Believe it or not I would actually go back there. The place just needs some sprucing up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to The Belgrave Madison, a 2-star promenade hotel, with parking, commanding sea-views, and the best of Blackpool hospitality. Entertainment through the season. Family-run. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Belgrave Madison Blackpool
- Hotel Belgrave Madison