Village Herons Reach

East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, England, FY3 8LL, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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One stone lost in 6 weeks

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

... energy requirements for the day.

Also been out most days litter collecting, plus one morning helping to plant some very small saplings along the bypass. Lots of bending, stretching and carrying heavy bags of litter around - much more energetic/tiring than you might expect when you go looking for old litter, far under prickly bushes and trees.

The stone I've lost appears to have gone of ...

We're home!

A travel blog entry by jon-and-nic


... Francisco and Los Angeles to the tranquil surroundings of Death Valley, Yosemite Park and finally Hawaii. Spent loads and ate even more! Clothes definitely feel that bit tighter, but it was worth every penny!

Already looking at planning our next one, can't ...

Inches of fat lost

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

... must have gone from my horrible spare tyre and top of my thighs in such a short time.

Am aiming for these trousers to be comfortable to wear at my university reunion in about 5 weeks - and at this rate they may even be comfortably baggy as well!!! The proof will be in the pudding as they say.

Did have a few bad days earlier this week. Have come off my HRT after 5-6 years of taking them ...

Still at it

A travel blog entry by sueshuttleworth

... of black tea (weak)

Total of approx 1,551 Calories
approx 37.7g of carbohydrates
approx 77g of protein
approx 98.1g of fat
approx 17.9 g pf fibre plus soluble fibre in 2 cups of water
(Saturated fats approx 47.3g)

Yes, I realise the saturated fats is high, bit have been doing research to suggest that if eaten as part of a low carb diet shouldn't be an issue. Proof will be in the pudding so to speak when have next annual ...


A travel blog entry by francescacross

This blog will hopefully allow you to travel my journey, along with my best friends, around the work. So if you ever feel sad or miss me, or even need some inspiration... You know where I am and what I am doing... With picture additions! Our adventure starts exactly one week today... So I need to go organise and prepare. Love ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on East Park Drive, Blackpool, is near Blackpool Zoo & Dinosaur Safari, Sea Life Centre, Opera House & Winter Gardens, and Blackpool Grand Theatre.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Village Herons Reach Blackpool

    Small Rooms, Uncomfortably warm


    I've been staying at this hotel now for 3 weeks on business, so have got to know the hotel quite well!

    Don't fall for the golf course


    Main reason for choosing the hotel was the attached golf course. It is a well designed, quite tough course but it is in an appalling state. Fairways are not tended.No loose sand in any of the bunkers. There is currently no way that it is worth the already over inflated price of £35 a round.If you see the shorter,more popular municipal course in Stanley Park opposite (£17 per round) you will realise that it is possible to keep a golf course in good condition around here and you don't need to charge more than twice what it is worth.Having suffered the Hilton in the last 2 weeks I admit that the average standard hotel is probably the best option in Blackpool - but given that the resort is one of the shabbiest places in Britain what does that say.

    4 Star? No Way!


    I was very dissapointed with my stay at the De Vere for a number of reasons.

    Staff on check-in were robots, didn't care who they were checking in. Paid for a club room, club room at the De Vere obviously means broom cupboard with a window and dressing gowns, the room was tiny!, the bathroom was tiny. Sure, the room looked OK, but for 100+ it was ridiculous.

    Breakfast was ok the next morning, staff that actually acknowledged you were human, and were constantly checking to ensure we were ok, ad could they get anything for us.

    Next time will stay at the Travel Inn. It's basic, but at least worth the money!

    Pleasantly Surprised


    We booked this hotel, and then decided to read some of the reviews. Well I was a bit shocked by some of the comments, but I'm glad we took an open approach to this and decided not to cancel our booking. I'm not sure what people are looking for, I think some people were expecting the luxuries of a 5* hotel. Clearly this in not a 5* hotel, but does have the qualities of a 4* hotel. We booked via the De Vere website direct the night before our stay, and were surprised to find a Room Only rate of £69 for 2Adults and 1Child.

    Expect bog-standard 3 star...


    Just spent Easter at this hotel on the outskirts of Blackpool. Very very disapointed overall. Expect something like the standard of De Veres sister company the 3 star Village hotels and you will be closer to being satisfied with this very over-rated hotel.

    Very Disappointed


    My partner booked the De Vere Heron's Reach in January for my birthday. We arrived to a very long queue at check in with only one receptionist.



    Myself and my partner stayed at this hotel in aug 2004, and quite frankly we were shocked and very disappointed, we were supposed to have had a deluxe room with large bathroom but were given a room that was no bigger than you would find in a holiday inn and the bathroom was so tiny you could hardly move, but the biggest shock was the clientele gatherring in the downstairs bar later that eveing. Is it me or have peoples standards dropped...all we saw when went into the bar (very suitably dressed i may add) were people in scruffy jeans laying with their feet up on the couch, parents with prams, and screaming children running all over the place, then to add insult to injury a gang of foul mouthed drunks came into the bar shouting obscenities and stubbing their cigarettes out on the carpet, needless to say many people got up and left, the only thing that saved the evening from being a total washout was the impeccable manners of one barman, he was curteous, very helpful, and couldn`t apologise enough for what we were witnessing. Another thing i found very of putting was the way people were coming out of the gym and up the ramp behind us to get elsewehere dripping with sweat (why do they have to go through the bar?? and why is there no proper dress code. To say we were disappointed with the standards would be an understatement. This weekend we booked into one of the main hotels in manchester, we booked a superior room for £125 per night per room and ended up booking for the following evening..the room was out of this world, very elegant and comfortable, the clientele acted with grace and finesse, again the staff were impeccably well mannered and helpful. We booked The DE Vere because of the name and its reputation and for the golf, but then again i was porbably mistaken by believing most Golfers were supposed to be gentlemen! but quite frankly i would now think twice before booking into De vere again. To me it ended up looking like a package holiday resort than a golfing and leisure country club. And i find that a great shame

    No never again


    stayed on the 3 and 4th september.

    A cut well above the rest of Blackpool


    Comfortable, refurbished rooms , friendly staff, great leisure facilities. Short taxi ride to the town centre but far enough away to escape the madness of Blackpool. Great for business and pleasure

    Professional Service


    Visited the De Vere, Blackpool on 2nd-4th January this year and what a treat! The building was exactly the same as the photo on the website and we were greeted by friendly and professional staff. We'd like to give a special mention to the breakfast supervisor (don't have her name), she didn't miss a trick and we were very impressed with her as with all the staff in the restaurant.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Village Herons Reach Blackpool

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good