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“Brilliant Hotel - Would stay again! Thank You”
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The Alviston Hotel
Ranked #762 of 863 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Arriving at the Alviston Hotel for a girlie weekend we found the hotel basic but very clean. David the owner made us all feel very welcome the minute we stepped through the door. His hospitality, helpfulness and kindness was second to none - nothing was to much trouble!

Staff at this hotel are very friendly and they make their customers feel very welcome. The rooms are spotless and the hotel is in an excellent location

We would definably stay at The Alviston again and would recommend this hotel to family and friends

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

After being refunded at our original hotel David accommodated the five of us at a moments notice which saved our girlie weekend from disaster. He allocated us a triple and a double and was very sympathetic to our earlier experience.
We found the rooms perfectly adequate and spotlessly clean as was the rest of the hotel. Breakfast was also included all in all very good value for money.
David was the perfect host !!!! nothing was too much trouble he was kind helpful friendly and totally professional he more than deserves the recommendation we are giving and we will certainly be returning also we would not hesitate to recommend him and his hotel to friends and family.
Finally a big thank you Dave from all the girls from Sheffield you were our knight in shining armour.

Room Tip: All seem good.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Stayed here August BH with our daughter and her friend. Was slightly concerned about lively stag/hen do's but not a problem at all. Couldn't fault the place, clean rooms, parking no problem, accommodating and helpful owner as well as a very nice breakfast the morning after.

The girls had a great weekend in Blackpool and thanks to the owner and staff for making sure our stay was enjoyable. If we do return to Blackpool we would have no hesitation staying at the Alviston again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

After a previous bad stay in Blackpool I had very low expectations. But Alviston has changed my mind!

Glad I booked this one, there was a group of us and Dave (owner) made us all feel welcome and gave us best places to go and avoid in the area. Very nice chap to talk to, even at 2am haha.

The rooms aren't exactly massive (we had single rooms) but more than adequate for staying in. They were all clean,

Dave runs a decent bar in hotel with a nice pint, before going out and when you get back!! decent breakfast in the mornings.

Cheers again Dave and team :)

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank GazST220
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

I stayed here for one night in room 38, which is a family room with my 2 friends. We each had a bed which was ideal. The room had all the comforts we needed, and was very clean. The bathroom was a slight tight squeeze but had everything we needed again very clean.

The b&b has a late bar which was nice to come back too, with a good variety of drinks. Although the bar was ment to close at 2am, we left at 4am and it was still going strong.

This b&b is more suited to friends, hens and stags than families, at weekend as it was full of groups of singles, and parties rather than families. I cant comment what it is like during the week.

The breakfast was the only thing I would comment on, there was no menu or choices given. There is cereal and plenty of toast, and the other option cooked breakfast. The breakfast came swimming in tinned tomato juice, so everything was ruined for me, as we were not asked what we wanted or saw a menu board so we knew what to expect on the breakfast all three of us hate tomatoes, so didn't eat the full breakfast. With something so over consuming on a plate the same as beans this should be offered as an option not come automatically on the breakfast as there seemed to be a lot of wastage and not just from us.

Overall this b&b is cheap and cheerful we had no accommodation issues and was surprised for blackpool how clean it was and how comfortable we were.

The proof of a place is would you go back, my answer would be yes minus the breakfast this time.

Room Tip: Recommend the third floor as it was much quieter than other floors who had noise from bar.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

My husband and I have been coming to Blackpool for many years now and always stay at The Alviston. Dave, the owner, has been a friend for all the years we have been coming to Blackpool and always looks after us so well. The weekend just gone was no exception. Due to the heatwave we are currently experiencing, I was having difficulty sleeping and asked if we could move from our double room to a family one so that we could have separate beds. Not only did Dave accommodate this, he also put a fantastic big electric fan in our room. Unfortunately we didn't get much opportunity to catch up with Dave this time as he was working his socks off renovating the hotel inside and out taking advantage of the good, dry weather. I don't think people appreciate what a big job it is to maintain a hotel and how much of your time it takes up. It is a never-ending on-going concern and one which Dave is taking very seriously. Proud of you mate .. however please take a break and get that cup of tea!! Cath n Kev x

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quieter.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

there's a group of us that have been going to The Alviston for the past 8 years,always had a friendly greeting from our host Dave,we travel up from Manchester and stay for the weekend,there's no airs and graces about the alviston or Dave,what you see is what you get,friendly warm welcome,great breakfast nice rooms (all en-suite),placed up the North end,the hotel is ideally situated,5 minute walk to the sea-front,pubs and clubs.

Dave serves up and nice pint of carling,yes in the past Dave liked a drink,he's been of the drink now for 3 months and when we stayed 15th June 2013,Dave looked a picture of health,if your looking for Hilton standards,you wont get here,but you'll get a clean room,top breakfast and a friendly service,the hotel also as a lift,so no climbing stairs,you dont have to in for a certain time either,you get your own front door key,so party till when ever people.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: 46-48 Charnley Road, Blackpool FY1 4PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #762 of 863 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range: £34 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Alviston Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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