Travel Blogs from Blackpool
School's out, work is on pause and the cottage industry is closed for Christmas. It's finally here after months of waiting and we're all beside ourselves with excitement.
The bags are packed (with space to spare thanks to Annette's frugal choice of clothes) and we have even managed to find room for Ellie much to Esther's relief.
We've got so many exciting new experiences ahead of us crammed into a 7 week trip. South East Asia here we come!
Now on the way to Manchester Airport in a big taxi! Very unsettled after a strange nights sleep, waking up hoping I haven't missed the taxi. Little Mix were at the Dog and Partridge pub in my dream, tried to get a picture but my phone was broken. After trying to assure the little beauties in front of me that my camera phone will work, and my wife has to see a picture, they politely said they needed to go. Bundling into the minibus, I tried again, by this time ...
How is England different from the US?
The USA has a Kidney Bank, while England has a Liverpool.
OK, let's finish our groaning and get on with this, the latest installment of our blog. According to the map, Liverpool, on the Mersey River, was just a few hours north of Bath, but with flooded rail tracks, getting there proved to be a major headache. We, together with hundreds of others anxious to get to their respective destinations on this Friday ...
... which was quite interesting. The Liverpool accent is something you need to hear first hand it's bizarre throw in booze and you might as well be listening to another language. Went back to the local haunt for a few warm ups and a couple of games of pool. We then ended up at the cock and bottle. The owner lady heard my accent and then went on to introduce us to everyone then got me to sing men at work's land down under on ...
I was lucky enough to have an amazing nights rest following my little day trip in Liverpool. I knew I didn't want to do much as I was going to be leaving on the 31st for Scotland. One thing I was dying to see was Formby Beach. I had heard so much about it, and I wanted to be by the water! So after a very lazy (can't even say leisurely here it was lazy) start to the morning, Uncle Dave, Holly Dog and I set out to Formby Beach. First to walk to the beach ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Edwardian Hotel Blackpool
This is by far the worst hotel i have ever stayed in, it had no disabled access the rooms where dirty and smelly, towels where not changed we got dirty towels given back all folded up on bed,the hotel in general was dirty, some staff were dirty and very unhelpful, will never stay there again even if it was free.
I went to the edwardian hotel with my two sons in october 2003. I am disabled but, nothing was too much trouble for the staff of the edwardian. Everyone was polite and made me feel at home. We shall definately go there again.
For the staffs benefit (Bradford Bulls)
My family & I have stayed at this hotel for a number of years, ususally around October & have never experienced any problems what so ever (unless you count the weather which I doubt you could blame the hotel for). The staff have always been helpful & friendly & the food excellant. My children (16,11,8) think the hotel is brilliant as they are entertained every night & they are allowed to play (as children do!). We fully xpect to be going again in 2004 & are sure of the usual high standards.
i vistied edwadian hotel in july for 2 nights and thought it was a loveley hotel the food was the best and room was cleaned everyday ! and we booked before we came home to stay 4 days with the children and mum and dad in september ! it was totlely 100% good
Value for money
We booked this hotel over the phone when I read the reviews on your site I nearly cancelled. but decided to give it a try anyway. This hotel is on the front and is in a good location rooms were basic but clean and the shower was good. The food was a six course prawn cocktail, soup,rolls and butter, gammon steak or braised steak which melted in your mouth potatoes broccoli, choice of sweet was ice cream gateaux or spotted dick and custard tea and coffee and a free bottle of wine. Breakfast was cornflakes then a fry up toast tea all for £30 a night DB&B or £25 for B&B What do you get for that kind of money nowadays.
Worst ever hotel
Stayed for 3nights,room never cleaned service appalling
Good value for money in an excellent location
Superb location right on the front, freindly welcome and luckily secured a sea view room. Room very tidy with everything you need. Evening meal and breakfast 1st class (malcom very entertaining). Entertainment laid on in the evening, and good prices at the bar. Now our only place to stay in Blackpool.......
GREAT ATMOSPHERE NICE ROOMS
stayed here over easter expected a basic hotel but found a nice hotel very pleased with our room overlooking the north sea with a walk on balcony feeling the fresh sea air in the morning before going for breakfast staff are very polite and the entertainment was really good only problem was we wanted to go out to see blackpool but enjoyed the entertainment so much the other half wouldnt go out next day i was told that it was recently refurbished expected lick of paint but found a very clean and nicely decorated hotel/home full marks and thanks for a great holiday ta paul/vicky
Avoid this place!
Stayed here recently and hated it. I have visited most of the hotels on the promonade and this is by far the worst. The staff are rude and unhelpful, the rooms smell and are dirty and the food is uneatable. On the day of departure we left the room to move our bags downstairs only to return to the room to find the cleaner had stolen one of our jackets! Never again.
i spent a weekend at this hotel about a year ago and it was dirty, run down just horrible. I asked for my money back but was told no refunds are given (by the way they only take cash no credit cards I wonder why!) My room was changed to a bigger dirty room the sheets looked new so we stayed the further night as we had no money to do otherwise. We did not shower as the shower was dirty and smelly and we ate out instead of at their grotty basement dinning room with waitresses whose aprons were dirty and their hair all over the place. we asked for a jug of water which we received but was told there were no glasses we asked for two straws. my advice do not go there!