My husband and I popped into this "hotel" in order to have a few hot drinks whilst we waited for a doctor's appointment nearby, we do this quite often in London and thought it wouldn't be a problem. We walked in and it was as if we had been transported to the film, "The Shining," - with the old music, the 1970s furnishings - all we needed to complete the picture was an axe-wielding Jack Nicholson! We sat having cheap coffee (so cheap it was bad) and I could see from the looks we were getting from the staff behind the bar that we were not welcome. We were sitting perfectly quietly, reading our phones and drinking the coffee. The waitress was constantly staring and as soon as I had taken my last sip, she came to collect the cups. We went back to the bar to order more coffee, as we had more time to wait, and she said, "We don't only do hot drinks. You'll have to leave, this is our busy time." I looked around - there were several empty tables. This is ridiculous, for we have been in the London Ritz, the Dorchester, Fortnum & Mason, etc, and this poky, horrible little backwards place was unwelcoming and ultimately kicked us out! I have never, in all my travelling around the world, have had this situation. In sum, if you like walking into a hotel lounge full of pensioners, staring, rude staff, the smell of old furnishings in the air, disco balls, and tacky carpets from the 1970s, this is your place. I couldn't be paid to go back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel with café bar & restaurant ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Regal Hotel Thornton Cleveleys, Lancashire