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“Great as always. But need to offer regular guests an incentive.”
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Doric Hotel
Ranked #9 of 73 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Have been coming here for the past 7 years and I honestly wouldn't go anywhere else. The food is fantastic and the staff in both bar and restaurant bend over backwards to help. The free wifi now is also a bonus. Entertainment for kids was fantastic and hotel decorated for a Halloween party. My only complaint is the price. I know it's the illuminations and rooms are limited but the price is very expensive especially when a family said they got a last minute deal and paid half what we did!!! They need to offer a loyalty bonus to regular guests.

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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

hotel a has a tiny car park but street parking is permitted and free, reception is small and cramped, rooms need updating, food was lovely and james and his team are brilliant 'thankyou', bar prices are steep, bar areas are adequate and comfy. pool and spa are very nice and clean, although whats with that fire exit door onto street left open all day for anyone to walk in? evenng entertainment was awful :/ some couple singing will-i-am cabiret style 'cringe!' and it got no better!! all the makings of a top class hotel just not there yet......

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
1  Thank di1973
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Please ask for a refurbished room when you book. We we're a party of 8- 6 adults 2 children. We booked late and they only had 3 rooms left which was fine. However the family room we were given was at the back of the hotel and was very very dated very hot and very noisey. We could here the kitchen pots etc. Staff woke us up with all the noise at 630am every morning!! The room was so hot we had to ask reception to take the child lock off the window. The room had wallpaper peeling off the walls leaking shower leaking window very dated furniture. We have stayed at this hotel several times and it is the worst room we have ever stayed in!

My parents stayed in a suite 1st floor sea view and they were very impressed the room was large and nicely decorated. The other room we had was a twin again very dated very hot and window wouldn't open.

All bar and restaurant staff were fantasic especially James. James is a credit to the hotel and the hotel would not be the same without him. George the porter is excellent.

After our 1st night stay I went to reception to complain about the room heat noise etc and the receptionist was very unhelpful the only comment she said - there's only rooms left at the back off the hotel same as where you are now!!

Food was excellent as always good value for money cant complain. Breakfast was great just ask for whatever you would like the staff are vey accommodating.

The pool and pool area need a good refurb and clean.

Good location nice and quite 20 mins walk to centre of Blackpool.

This hotel caters for all ages. We will return but will book early for a refurbished room.

At check out I raised all my complaints to a lovely lady at reception & she got the assistant manager who apologised and was very helpful.

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1  Thank But25
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

i stayed here for 5 days and have to say was impressed with the hotel itself and cannot fault the staff the only thing's i didn't like was at breakfast its not self service and you literally get one small sausage i egg and 1 bacon and then each day they give one extra item i.e hash brown or mushrooms. The entertainment wasn't very good its all geared up to the old pensioners playing 50's an 60;s and the bar prices are ridiculous they were well overpriced a coke is actually more expensive then lager ! and at 14.50 for a carafe of wine is far to much money i only paid 9 pd a bottle at a large attraction. apart from ripping you off with bar prices this is an ok hotel but i wouldn't stay there again x

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank daftyduck81
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Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

For us the hotel had two halves!
To explain - our room was very dated and quite uninspiring, an old small TV and a well worn matress (our friends room was much better having clearly been recently upgraded, so I guess ours was due for the same treatment sometime soon!).
The dowstairs bar, dinning room, dance floor and informal seating area were all very good but the reception area was so cramped as were the lifts which served all floors. Whilst we didn't use them, there are both indoor and outdoor (summer) swimming pools along with a spa bath and pool table.
The best part for us was in the dinning room - from the brilliant full English breakfast to the evening meal - coupled with excellent service from a bright cheerful team of young people who were happy to serve and always with smiles on their faces. We were on a dance weekend and James ensured that our evening meal was available early to fit the timings - a big thanks for that.
There is a small car parking space but otherwise there are many on street free parking spaces both out front and on the side road. The tram stops right opposite the hotel - £2.30 to travel the 11 miles from one end to the other - now that is a sightseeing bargain not to be missed.
We will be back next year - its that good for the money

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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

This has now been my fifth year at the Doric and we would never go anywhere else! It is an absolute pleasure to stay there! Lovely staff especially James, George and Dawn! A great stop and as the saying goes "Anything is possible in blackpool"!

Stayed: October 2013
3  Thank TayJ182
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have been to the Doric 4 times now. I accompanied a lady with learning disabilities. May I say the staff were superb. Hats off to George! But I was blown away by the sincere attention given by ( I am ashamed to say his name escapes me) he's sandy haired and slim and is the busiest wee person I have ever seen. The young waiting staff in the restaurant were amazing, courteous, helpful, funny and an absolute pleasure. Chamber maids were friendly and helpful. I am working in my capacity as support worker when I am there and the staff make it a pleasure thanks guys. move your tip box to the front of the restaurant.........save us all looking for it . Gini

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Doric Hotel

Address: 48-52 Queens Promenade | Queens Promenade, Blackpool FY2 9RP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Blackpool
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Blackpool
#9 Family Hotel in Blackpool
#21 Romantic Hotel in Blackpool
Price Range: $90 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Doric Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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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