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“Swimming trunks”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Alviston Hotel

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The Alviston Hotel
Ranked #794 of 911 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Swimming trunks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We arrived shortly after mid day to be greeted by davie the owner who was at the door in nothing more than a pair of swimming trunks smoking a tab...he turned out to be one hell of a bloke he even let a couple of the lads have a look at his bedroom to compare it to ours. It was a free bar all night. The bar never shuts and also if your short of money davie has no problem giving you a sub. Highlight of the weekend has to be davie fetchinh an actual goat in from our night out on the tiles. I would definitly go back and would reccomend this hotel to anybody looking for a cheap break with free booze and some genuine laughs. A

  • Stayed May 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Went here with the lads to see town playing . After reading the reviews i told my wife , no way ! What a dump ! Was dreading going , even considered not going . Hey what a surprise Dave so welcoming b&b was fine , found no probs beds & room was clean , Had a right laugh in the bar . Parking FREE!!! Bonus . Apparently breakfast was awesome but cudnt eat mine due to late night lol ! See you again , Good do Yardy , Wayne & Jas

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

I recently stayed at the alviston and found the staff there very friendly. The rooms were spacious and clean and the beds were comfortable. It was everything I expected and more. The Owner Dave although very busy found the time to have a game of pool with me. There was an excellent full english breakfast in the morning. I had only intended to stay one night but ended up booking another night The bar was well stocked and I made full use of it!! I will definitely be going there for another stay as soon as I get the chance

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

Arrived at this hotel and checked out within the hour, waited about 5 minutes out in the rain for the owner to appear drunk and proceeded to tell us we had woken him up. He held the door open for us and took one of our bag into reception while he insulted us and told us to take them upstairs. We had booked one family room for 5 of us but as we were the only people staying there (no wonder) he gave us the room next to it as well. Both rooms were very small, the whole hotel stank of smoke, nowhere did this hotel advertise it was a smoking hotel. The were fag burnt on the toilet floors, beds were held together with duct tape, curtains didn't even cover the windows. On a whole worst experience ever would not recommend this hotel to anybody.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed here for one night. Very disappointed. On arrival staff not friendly, car park very small down a back alley. We was shocked at the cleaners swearing in the corridor. When we arrived in our room it was very dated, small and smelt. Bed very uncomfortable and very small to say it was a double bed, mattress was lumpy and seemed years old. Curtains didn't cover the window. Crumbs at the bottom of the wardrobe wouldn't hurt if the cleaners hoovered. You couldn't swing a rat let alone a cat in the bedroom. Staff need to learn some customer skills. Staff not very friendly and uninformative. Pricey for the service & accomodation you get. On a good note location is good, close to the town, breakfast was average and the shower was lovely and warm. Won't recommend or stay here again. Hotel needs a lot of updating and work. It's a shame as it could be a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

recently had two days at the alviston rooms were comfortable clean with unsuite lifts to all floors they had a well stocked bar with resonable prices run by the owner dave a great fellow who couldnt have made us more welcome we had a lovely full english breakfast served by polite and freindly staff would we go back yes please cheers dave for a lovely two days

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Property: The Alviston Hotel
Address: 46-48 Charnley Road, Blackpool FY1 4PF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #794 of 911 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Alviston Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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