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“PERFECT RETREAT”
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The Hornby Villa
Ranked #27 of 856 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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“PERFECT RETREAT”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

On first arriving we were met by David who was very friendly and greeted us by name.We were shown to our room (no.7) which was spotlessly clean,toasty warm, quite spacious with a double bed and bunk beds for our daughter which she absolutely loved,this was a lovely gesture as this room would usually be reserved for a family of 4,also with it being Holiday season they had placed an Easter egg and two mini eggs in the room for our arrival which i thought was a lovely touch,you will also find tea,coffee,hot chocolate and biscuits replenished daily and being avid tea drinkers David was only to happy to supply more tea bags and milk when asked for of an evening The en suite bathroom was again spotlessly clean, bright and airy with a host of toiletries for your convenience inc deodrant and hairspray.Breakfast...WOW....there are ample cereals to choose from inc some pastries and fresh juice which you help yourself too.The previous evening you request from a menu the cooked items you would like for the following morning.Gill is certainly at home in the kitchen as this shows with the beautiful cooked breakfast that awaits you,I fell in love with the porridge which was lovely and creamy and very filling although i still managed to polish off either freshly prepared fruit salad or bacon,eggs etc all cooked to perfection with an endless supply of toast,tea/coffee.You recieve a set of keys so as you can come and go as you please,David and Gill are fantastic hosts who give 100% percent of themselves ensuring your stay is no less than perfect and all in all i would have no hesitation recommending the Hornby Villa so what are you waiting for....give them a call and get booking!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
A BIG THANK YOU !!! for reviewing your 5nt stay with us with such an in depth review we don't think you've left anything out & we would love to give you a job as our marketing manager...lol
We are pleased you had a great time all round, We pride ourselves on our high standards of cleanliness/hospitality & the presentation of our rooms....as well as that fantastic breakfast you sooo enjoyed. We shall see the 3 of you again in July when you will join a long list of our repeat guests who we value & look forward to seeing again....Regards Gill & David
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Me and my mum stayed here for a long weekend over the holidays. Very warm welcome and high attention to detail, extremely friendly hosts that couldn't do enough for you. The hotel was lovely and warm, I've stayed in approx 4 other b & bs in Blackpool and all were ice cold but the hornby villa is a dream. You get to choose what you have for your breakfast so if you don't want eggs, beans etc you won't get them. Ideally placed for both the attractions and bars/restaurants in town. All in all a very memorable stay and when I return I shall be re-booking. Thanks again

  • Stayed April 2013
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thanks for such a great review ZoH4. To say it was the best B&B ever & a dream to stay here after 4 other experiences of Blackpool B&B's means a lot to us & proves to us we are doing a good job offering the satandard of cleanliness/ hospitality & food that have now earned us our new 4* rating from Visit Britain...Glad you liked our choice breakfast menu from which you choose your own tailor made breakfast being either a small one or the full works...We shall look forward to seeing both of you again in the future...Regards Gill & David
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Kent, United Kingdom.
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Went there approx same time last year, and again this year... and once again, we had another lovely experience! Gill and Dave naturally have the attributes to make your stay very warm, comfortable and welcoming. The Villa is perfectly located within Blackpool, along with good in-house facilities. As for the breakfasts, there is a good choice - cooked to perfection and in generous servings too... (Dave you know what I mean!). However, there are also healthy options available if required.
Apart from the great breakfasts, comfort and cleanliness of the Hornby Villa, the terms of business and policy of this establishment are simple and transparent - there are no hidden agendas. Gill and Dave are both open, upfront and endevour to cater for your all your needs where possible and, do so with their personal touch. I truely find it hard to pick fault with any aspect of the service they offer, which brings me on to say, I can't understand when I hear of the isolated negative review being written. I think I would find those people rather odd!
We will certainly return again... if not for the Blackpool Illuminations, then Spring time next year.
Keep up the excellent work guys!

Ned and Kaz

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Thanks cookiemonster70 for the review of your stay with the dance group this year...it was great to see you all again & we are pleased you once again had a brilliant time. We have only ever had 1 slightly negative comment on another site & i don't think what ever we could have done they would have been happy...(just them sort of people) They did not realise we were a little B&B & expected facilities like you get in big chain hotel...anyway juging by such a positive review from yourself & many others proves what we do here is right for the clientelle we aim for being families/couples wanting a quiet relaxing break & event delegates....See you all again next year....Regards Gill& David
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

we stayed here in February for 2 nights for our anniversary we loved it from the minute we walked through the door! we was shown our room which was lovely we had champagne and chocolates waiting for us, the breccy was so good wish I had more room in the mornings to eat it all gill and David were really good making sure everything was what we wanted, we didn't want to go home when it got to the Sunday! will definitely be going back was a weekend to remember made very special by the lovely hosts! thank you for such a lovely weekend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Many thanks Annie C for reviewing your stay in our four poster room. We are pleased you had a lovely anniversary made extra special by the Champagne & Chocolates you ordered for the room...Thanks for uploading your photos too to this site...Look forward to seeing you both again on a return visit...Regards Gill & David
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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Just spent 3 nights at this lovely B&B with my family of five. Owners excellent hosts, everything was thought of and catered for. Comfy very clean bedrooms, both ensuite and a perfectly cooked breakfast each day with a great variety of choice. Only a short stroll from the seafront. Would highly recommend and will definitely rebook when we visit Blackpool again. A big thank you from the five of us.

  • Stayed April 2013
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Many thanks Jcf5 for reviewing your stay with us of your 3 Boys in our Family 3 room & yourselves in our Four Poster Room. We are plessed you had an excellent break & found our location to be ideal for your stay being only a short 5min walk down to the front. Pleased you also enjoyed your breakfast & there was plenty of choice for you...Look forward to seeing you again when your next in Blackpool ....Regards Gill & David
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stayed here for for my husbands 65th and were made very welcome from the first moment we arrived. Gill and David were the best hosts ever and Gill's breakfast were very special as was David's service and attention to making our stay great. We had booked here before they got their latest award and would more than agree it was well deserved. We stayed in room number 5 with the four poster bed and it was spotlessly clean. Our car was parked securely out the back of the B & B. We will always remember our stay here on this special ocassion and what a great place it is.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Hello Wundarmum....We are so pleased we made your Husbands birthday special for him & that you had a great time for the 5nts you were here. Glad you enjoyed the breakfasts & Davids service (iv'e trained him well...lol). Yes you booked way back in Oct 12 before we were awarded our 4*'s from Visit Britain. We are now in our 6th season & pleased that all our hard work has been recognised by the new rating for our excellent standards of cleanliness / the quality of our food / The hospitality we give / & the presentation of our bedrooms....We shall look forward to seeing you again & chatting...Regards Gill & David
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We have stayed here a couple of times recently and can't recommend Hornby Villa highly enough.The guest house is centrally located being a short walk from the tower and Winter Gardens. The rooms are clean, well equipped and individual, but what puts this guest house above all others are the hosts David and Gill, who can't do enough for you! Their attention to detail and customer focus is second to none, believe me this place is a gem!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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HORNBYVILLA, Owner at The Hornby Villa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thanks PhilP for reviewing your stays with us---Twice in the space of a month in fact. We are pleased you enjoyed both stays & found our location close to the Winter Gardens ideal for both your visits...With so many B&Bs to chose from we try to offer the best of what we can to provide guest with a good clean comfortable room / a good breakfast from quality produce / & good hospitality, all learnt through our experiences of staying away from home & what we would expect to receive....We shall look forward to seeing you both again Regards Gill & David
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Property: The Hornby Villa
Address: 130 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 856 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Hornby Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE HORNBY VILLA 4*B&B is not a party hotel/B&B, We do not accommodate Stag/Hens, Group bookings of Single or Mixed sex OR Late Night Nightclubbers....We specialise in relaxing breaks in a homely environment for Couples / The solo traveller / Families / Delegates attending events & conferences..... ABOUT US..The Hornby Villa is a late Victorian house providing the traditional experience of a seaside B&B with a homely ambience while awarded a 4*Guest Accommodation status by Visit Britain for our excellent standards of Cleanliness / Hospitality / Breakfasts & the presentation of our Bedrooms which do vary in size & this is reflected in our pricing structure. LIMITED CAR PARKING IS AVAILABLE BUT MUST BE PREBOOKED BEFORE ARRIVAL BY CONTACTING US DIRECTLY .Perfectly situated at the top of Hornby Road away from the hustle & bustle of the noisy nightlife & Ideal for event & conference delegates being only a short 5 min walk to the Winter Gardens. The National Express coach station is at the bottom of Hornby Road, along with The Sealife Centre, Blackpool Tower, Central Pier, Town Centre & the Promenade also a short 5min walk away--- ROOMS...All En-Suite & accessed by stairs, non smoking,tastefully furnished & each room with it's own sense of identity. Rooms have Free WiFi, Freeview TV ,Tea & coffeee making facilities with complimentary beverages. We supply big bath sheets,hand towels,toiletries & Hairdryers are provided in every room. Our Superior Double/Twin - 4 Poster Room & Superking Rooms also have a Mini Fridge. ... more   less 
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