I'm a firm believer in 'you get what you pay for' and with hotels in mind, you can't expect 5 star hotels for 3 star prices. Myself and my partner stayed here in August with another couple, having pre-booked the hotel online paying a deposit. When we arrived we were greeted by the friendly receptionist and were asked to pay the remainder there and then - which is odd and different to other hotels I've stayed at where you pay your bill at the end of your stay. (However, I'm sure this isn't the only hotel that does this). The first thing you notice when you walk into the hotel is the 'french' music playing softly in the background and resonates throughout the hotel - very creepy! On arrival we were given a parking permit for our stay, which was one night, but were assured that we could use the same permit throughout the following day after we'd checked out. This was not the case in the morning though, as we were informed by a different receptionist and we were consequently asked to move our vehicle. Although a pain, it was not the end of the world as there is ample parking further down the road and it is very reasonably priced.
To get to you rooms you have either a choice of stairs (which are a maze) or a lift (tiny and looks/feels like it's come straight out of a horror film!!). The rooms are not huge but are comfortable. While the room we stayed in didn't have a shower, it did have a bath which was fine. The couple we stayed with did have a shower room, which was so small you could probably use the toilet at the same time! My partner and I stayed on the top floor and had an awful nights sleep due to an air conditioning unit, or something, clunking away throughout the night directly above our room. However, the couple we traveled with were also on the top floor and did not hear anything, so this must have just been bad luck on our part!
Breakfast was great, your standard full English tea, coffee etc. Would have been perfect if it wasn't for the slightly louder creepy 'french' music playing in the background with the same song on repeat!
The location of the hotel is also not so bad, just a shot tram ride into the main center of town and just a bit further to the Pleasure Beach.
Before venturing off into the night we sat in the bar to have a few drinks and listen the cabaret singer. Although not to our tastes I can see that he was quite good and that the more mature hotel visitors were enjoying it.
Overall, the hotel served it's purpose of a bed for the night and breakfast in the morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the fashionable North Promenade, The Parisienne Hotel not only offers a friendly welcome but value for money and fantastic home-cooked food, a stone's throw away from Blackpool's many shops, bars and attractions - the hotel is in a prime location for all your needs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Parisienne Hotel Blackpool
- Royal York Hotel Blackpool