The Strand Hotel
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... the Orrest Head lookout, visited Beatrix Potter's house, got rained on and went to a classic old cinema. But the highlight was definitely going the Lakeland flagship store where we stocked up on baking equipment for home! For two nights we stayed in a B&B above a small town pub. On the Saturday night it appeared that nearly all the town folk were at the pub - including kids, babies and of course a couple of dogs! It is probably the closest thing to Coronation St ...
... I am really doing this. Like most travel shows, the visa was the last piece of the jigsaw that I was waiting for and for a while it was a little touch and go whether all the paperwork I needed would arrive in time. However with one week to go, my visa appeared and now I can look forward to the inflight movies which I have not had the chance to see yet (including the Amazing Spider Man 2).
... in the Slave Trade in the 19th century. On the next floor they had an exhibition on the Titanic, but by then I was getting hungry and realised that I could have spent my whole day in Liverpool just looking around this one Museum, but there was no point doing that. After a burger and a cuppa in the shopping area, I walked back to the docks but further along than I had been. I was looking for the iconic Liver building and the Mersey Ferry. I found them at Pier head, ...
This is it! The tour has begun! After an insane bags to bus call (6:45am), we were on our way! Did a quick tour of London whilst on the bus, then we made our way to Liverpool, where we hit the first of some famous English weather (rain!) while on the way. Had free time all afternoon so a bunch of us went to Liverpool Cathedral which was beautiful and had the look and feel of a much older church than it was. Of course, like last night's hunt for good food, we also came across some dead ...
... station please" great - if I'd have known that before I bought the train ticket I would have stayed a day or 2 longer here. So this means when I get back I'm going to going shopping by myself & having to catch more public transport - I'd just wish she would have told me this before I came over. Oh well. So Nadine decided to paint my toe nails - they look fab! Mum your going to be jealous! They are gel paint with glitter & diamontes! Then we want to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews The Strand Hotel Blackpool
Very friendly staff
we stayed at the strand over christmas . jane partner and staff made us feel very wecome , clean rooms good food & good entertainment, recommended . the chesson & kinsey famlies
New Year Beak
We stayed at this Hotel for the New Year Break and had a great time. The public areas, bars and dining room are modern and very clean, the food was excellent and the menu over the three days we were there was varied. The entertainment was good with at least two artists a night and we did not need to leave the hotel if we did not want to as everything was provided. Our fellow hotel guests were all friendly which made for an excellent stay. The staff could not do enough to help to make your stay enjoyable especially Aaron and Jane(the owners i think). The bedrooms are basic but are in the process of being modernised and refurbished which when complete will make this hotel hard to beat. We have already booked for New Year 2007 and look forward to another enjoyable and relaxing stay.
Stephen and Julie, Newcastle
Strand Hotel- recommended
Stayed over Xmas. The staff, the food, the entertainment and the atmosphere were all excellent. Little touches, like quality Christmas crackers and presents and tea, coffee and cake being available 24 hours added to the high standard. Rooms need some work but renovation will be complete in the next few months. Would certainly return.
strand hotel. xmass new year holiday. staff very friendly could not do enough for you. food excellent great variety and very tasty. room basic but in process of upgrade. entertainment first class
general hotel very good
will go back Jayne and Robert great hosts
what a great family run hotel, we stayed over the New Year, we had a sea view room, comfy bed, clean,all you need for a weekend. Fantastic home cooked food, all fresh,good variety,and plenty,excellent menu to choose from.Very good entertainment.We could not fault the hospitality of Jane and all the staff who made our stay most enjoyable. We will be booking again.
Kath and Joe Aspey
Definitely going back!!
I don't normally post reviews on such websites but after reading the last
review find myself in state of shock. I stayed at this hotel last week and
had a fantastic time along with the remainder of the guests, or so it
seemed! I am flabbergasted at such a review and I know the rest of my family
will be also. The food was excellent, entertainment was so good we never
even left the place at night
and as for the rooms, I couldn't fault ours at
all and we had a "bog standard" family room! Clean and comfortable and Ive
stayed in a few!! I will be looking to stay in Blackpool next Easter and
will certainly be booking the same hotel.
Would not recommed! go somewhere else!
ok, this hotel as had obvious improvements, that is, reception bar area, lounge ,dining area etc.. and by the last persons review some nice rooms... but dont expect this thoughout the hotel... my room (108) was a very small double, that had not seen any upgrade in many years, tv / heating didnt work , wonderful views of the back yard etc.. all for the princly sum of £90!!! as i said.. try somewhere else first...
What a great Hotel
Both my wife and i have been coming to Blackpool for 18 years and have stayed in many of its hotels.
We both think that staying in a nice hotel is one of the major parts of anyones holiday. The Strand hotel went way past our expectations. All the staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
The Hotel itself was very clean, tidy and modern. The room we stayed in was the executive suite with a sea view. We had a king size bed with ensuite, soft lighting and very up to date furniture.
The sea views were stunning. The food served was of a very high standard and the service was second to none. Both my wife and i would recomend the Strand to anyone wanting to stay in Blackpool as they would not be disapointed.
When we return to Blackpool we will be booking into the Strand.