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The Granville Hotel - Guest House
Ranked #399 of 913 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Doncaster. South Yorkshire
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2 reviews
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“Terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed 4 nights at this hotel in ln June 2013. To start, Pat was great and her breakfasts were superb. This place is up for sale and having stayed there we can see why no one was interested in purchasing it. Wilf had a bit of an attitude at times and twice he ignored us in passing and we found this very rude. We took lots of photographs to back up our review.
We had three different rooms in our 4 night stay for the following reasons..........
Room 2.
Freeview TV not working despite Wilf fiddling with the switches and buttons. He hadn't a clue what he was doing and eventually he gave up on this.
There was blackmold in the shower cubicle and the room was fustey and dank.
The window was filthy dirty.

Wilf moved us to Room 8.
Again the TV was not working properly (he eventually sent for a TV engineer who said to us it was a signal fault and the TV's in this part of Blackpool generally have signal and reception problems.)
The handle on the dirty window was loose and ready for falling off.
The shower head was faulty and as such you could not get a proper shower.
There was no bedside light on one side of the bed so one person could not read without having the main roof lights on.
The tooth brush holder in the bathroom was olde, loose from the wall and broken.
Double adapters were used the room due to the lack of power points and these obviously were not covered by the compulsary pat testing.
The floor carpet was old and grubby and the floor had a dip in the middle and it creaked loudly
Again the room was fusty.
The toilet seat was old and not fitted properly to the pan.
The bathroom mirror was blistered.
The towel rail was loose.
The hair dryer was wired over the bed and there was no mirror so it could not be used.
The light over the bathroom mirror was operated with a scruffy piece of string which had no knob.
The bathroom extractor fan was clogged up with dirt and filth.

We were moved to room 6 (Their best room)
Extractor fan was again filthy.
Toilet roll holder loose on wall.
Again no reading light on one side of bed.
Kettle lead was not long enough to reach a plug from the table so it had to be stood on the floor to be plugged in. (Dangerous|)
Again double adapters used due to lack of plugs.
3 plugs in one adapter was dangerously over loading the socket.
Black mould in shower and door broken causing bathroom floor to flood.
The three nights we had this room it was not hoovered at all although the tea and coffee etc were replaced and the beds made.
When the bathroom door was opened it hit the bathroom lamp shade.
Mirror in bathroom was at chest height so it was awkward to use for shaving without squatting.

As I said we were told that the hotel had been up for sale for a considerable time and it was obvious Wilf was lacking interest.
Generally the place was in dire need of a lot of TLC and the use of a paintbrush and some proper maintainance and cleaning.

My advice AVOID.
Sorry Pat about the review but your personality and cooking were exceptional. Well done to you.

Room Tip: If you must stay choose room 6. It is the best of a bad bunch but dont expect value for your money.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stayed here for one night, the previous night we stayed in the Big Blue Hotel (only because of the Pleasure Beach ticket deal). The Big Blue I found the staff not welcoming! Our stay at the Granville was lovely. The lady Pat organised my parking, £5 for 24 hours, bargain! Room spotless, breakfast fantastic (in the Big Blue you are charged extra for them boiling an egg).
Wilf is a great barman and we loved his jokes and sense of humour.
It was nice to see an honest,hard working couple running a b&b well.
The front garden was beautifully decorated with flowers.
The rooms were spotlessly neat and clean especially the bathroom and shower.We will be defineately be going back soon.
We strongly recommend this hotel to anyone!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

After complications with another B&B with online bookings and such, we were given a room at the Granville, the owners are lovely, made us welcome in an instant. The room was cosy, included en-suite, free view, everything you need.

We only stayed for a night but we were treated to a full English breakfast which was prepared quickly, the breakfast room was great and the owners weren't shy in having a cheeky conversation with us.

The only quibble I would have, in this rare summer weather we have had, the room we stayed in did get a tad stuffy with the lack of windows that could open. But apart from that, the owners were kind enough to let us leave our luggage there whilst we went to the pleasure beach for the day to later pick it up in the evening to travel home.

Great location as its directly opposite the south pier and not far from the train station, and all round fantastic, would recommend highly.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in oct and enjoyed every single night thanks to wilf and pat. we even went out with them one night when we were not sure what to do.the hotel was always clean and tidy, breakfast was lovely ond not greasy at all. plenty of choice to. whenever we go to blackpool there will only be one place we stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2012

Thanks to Wilf and Pat for a very comfortable relaxed stay. The hospitality was second to none, very warm and welcoming couple and me, my partner and son will with out doubt be staying with you again. The room and en-suite was very clean and the breakfast was excellent using good ingredients. Great value for money and situated a stones throw away from the pleasure beach, sandcastle and south pier the granville is a must for families staying in Blackpool.
Thanks again,
Craig Dale.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Scoobywizard
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Skegness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

my family loved this hotel .from the first greeting to the room and the food and friendliest hosts ever to the sad goodbyes at the end. everthing about this place i loved - the location on the south shore about 30 seconds from the prom is great- quiet enough for a good sleep but close enough to the entertainment aswell - and for the price also its a must on your list if visiting blackpool - try as you wont be disappointed im sure !!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank elkie46
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Scunthorpe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

We come here several times a year and always have a fantastic time. Although visiting family, Wilf and Pat have become part of tharet family and have helped us make so many friends, introducing us to local people and local entertainment! Their B n B is warm, cosy, clean and NO-ONE on this Earth can beat Pat`s FANTASTIC breakfasts! There is a warm welcome for everyone here

Room Tip: Aww - no swimming pool or fitness centre! I`M on my HOLS!!!
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Granville Hotel - Guest House
Address: 12 Station Road, Blackpool FY4 1BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #399 of 913 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Granville Hotel - Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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