Spent a whole weekend at this hotel at the end of September. Rooms were reasonably sized and spotlessly clean. Cleaners came every morning with a fresh change of towels and to clean the room.
At breakfast there was plenty of choice of self service cereals, fruit juices, yoghurt and fresh fruit. There is also a hot breakfast menu with full breakfasts, eggs cooked to order and even kippers, which I didn't try. Plenty of toast and hot drinks are on offer and you can always ask for more. A full breakfast course does fill you up and you're not left feeling hungry.
Dinner was a 3 course meal with a menu that changed daily so we didn't have the same thing on the menu twice during our stay. There are also kids and vegetarian menus. Food portions were well sized and didn't leave you hungry although some of the heavier desserts could bag you up!
Restaurant staff were very friendly, helpful and chatty, especially the manager James who was always chatting to the kids and their families.
There is a small spa facility with a jacuzzi, steam room and pool. The pool is only 3ft deep so isn't the best for a proper swimming session but it is good for relaxing. Because it was autumn the outdoor pool was closed.
There is no WiFi at the hotel but Uncle Tom's Cabin next door has free WiFi, just a pity that the pub itself is a dump!
We didn't sample the evening entertainment but we had a couple of drinks at the bar and prices are comparable to pub prices.
The hotel is a couple of miles from the town centre but the tram stop is directly across the road and takes about 10 minutes to reach the town centre.
Overall I would say this was a very good hotel with friendly and helpful staff and in a good location to get a decent nights sleep but not be too far from the action.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the prestigious Queens Promenade with breath taking views over the Irish sea, The Doric Hotel is fast becoming one of the more popular promenade hotels offering a wide range of facilities and affordable holidays. Renowned for our quality and service in comfortable surroundings making The Doric a fine hospitality experience for all the family.In the last 3 years The Doric has been highly commended by The Blackpool Tourism Awards which picks out the best of Blackpool’s hotel's and its many aspects. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doric Hotel Blackpool