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Historical Traveler Reviews Village Herons Reach Blackpool
I've been staying at this hotel now for 3 weeks on business, so have got to know the hotel quite well!
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.