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The Laurels Guest House
Ranked #157 of 863 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 November 2013

When we used to visit Blackpool we always stopped with our Nanna . Sadly she is no longer with us. However The Laurels is probably the next best thing ! On arrival after a long journey we received a warm welcome and a warmer cup of tea! The rooms were clean ,well decorated and comfortable with the addition of tea making ,hair dryers,telly etcetera . The location is easy to find and central to all the entertainment you want in Blackpool, our room had a view of the tower ! As the Laurels was fully booked all the car parking had been taken. This was not a problem as a cheap Car park was available round the back. This is the same for all bnb in the area . Our host were helpful friendly and good fun with a bit of banter ! We stopped two nights and the breakfast in the morning had a good choice of fruit ,cereal and then a full English ! I didn't need lunch as it was that good. Would I recommend The Laurels ! Reluctantly as I want to keep it free for ourselves. Thanks Sue and Colin

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2013

The generosity and warmth shown by your comments is the reason why we find our job rewarding and fulfilling.
To compare our place as the next best thing to your Nanna is really something and we feel really honoured indeed that you all came to stay.
On recollection you all had a good time and made good use of each day as the weather predicted.
Overall it seems you were pleased and happy with the standards we offered and hope to see you all again in the future.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue.
The Laurels.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We have just returned from our third weekend stay at The Laurels,we would like to thank Sue and Colin for being the perfect hosts.This B&B is spotlessly clean,cosy and warm with comfortable beds and the breakfast is first class.Nothing is too much trouble for Sue and Colin and all our needs were catered for.We would not stay anywhere else, 10 out of 10 for Sue andColin.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

It was good to meet and greet you both again and it seemed as though you had only just left from your last time here.
As usual you never stood still from the moment you arrived until your eventual departure
as you were busy ferrying your granddaughters to the dancing event at The Winter Gardens.
You brought with you a very special video which was an account of your new home being assembled and watched with great interest and were amazed at the speed and efficiency in which it was completed, a lovely new home to share and enjoy, good luck to you both.
Well done to the girls for all the hard work and to keep up with your dancing practice and for your grandson to keep working at his gymnastics.
We enjoyed very much your company and look forward to when we meet yet again.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue.
The Laurels.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We found The Laurels very easily using the post code in the sat nav, Parking was easy although we where lucky and parked in the street directly opposite, parking was a small hassle as there is restrictions in the street but there is car park a short walk round the back, you have to pay for this but this is the same for all the establishments in the area.
There was a very warm welcome with the hosts taking time to make sure we were settled in nicely and providing us with everything we needed including a nice cup of tea after a long journey.
The rooms where clean and warm with tea and coffee making facilities, and telly/hair dryers etc.
Beds where comfortable and warm (weather was bitter) and the room was quiet, breakfast was served between 08:45 and 09:15 a choice was offered and it was more than enough and good quality served up with a healthy dollop of friendly banter from the hosts.
Our second night was more of the same which was exactly what I wanted, the hosts really did go as far as they could to make sure we where happy.
To summarise, warm welcome, clean, quiet, good food, good value, good location, hosts really made an effort, would I stop again? Yes, no question.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

We would like to thank you for the generous comments placed and to say that we enjoyed your company and especially the banter at breakfast time on the ocassion of your stay at the laurels.
Not to be deterred, your family made the most of the time you had to enjoy the resorts attractions even though the weather was not at it's best as you had to endure the cold winds.
It is unfortunate that we only have limited parking to the front of the premises however,the pay and display to the rear can be accessed within minutes and provides secure parking at a modest cost.
We were pleased that your rooms were comfortable and that the breakfast choice was satisfactory and met with your requirements.
It is hoped that you would consider us in any future visits to the resort.
So, until the next time ,take care.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue
The Laurels.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This was my third stay at the Laurels and Sue and Colin were just as welcoming as before and made my stay most enjoyable. As before, the Laurels is spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfortable and the shower was a joy to use which, combined with a delicious breakfast, made a great start to the day ahead. Despite having to disturb them at midnight to let me in and spilling orange juice on the table at breakfast, they say that I can stay again next year and I will certainly be back. You won't find a better B&B in Blackpool. Thank you so much, Sue and Colin.

Fondest wishes, Jeff.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

It has been in the past and during your most recent visit a complete pleasure and one which we both hope will be repeated again and again.
We found you to be a kindly and courteous guest and if i am permitted to say you have become
a friend rather than a guest.
Knowing you i am sure you have a good sense of humour, just read on.
Now about that early morning rise dear guest/friend, it never even entered my mind to charge you for the inconvience as moments like this occur quite regularly, food for thought though.
How much could i charge within reason !
Well now about the spillage, or deluge which on getting my wellies set about mopping this up, it was a few drops of a full tumblerful, hard work indeed, just a moment while i mop my brow.
After 2 hours we were done and to be fair on reflection you would not have known that anything had happened at all.
So finally, no orange juice for you unless you sign an agreement that this won't happen again ,ever, HA HA!
Please don't be put off by my nicety as you are too valuable to lose..
Come back soon as you will be missed if you don't.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue
The Laurels

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Reviewed 3 November 2013

My wife and myself have just returned from a 2 night stay at The Laurels. Colin and Sue are simply the nicest people you are likely to meet. Nothing too much trouble for either of them and made our weekend extra special. Superb location 2 minute walk to the promenade and same distance to the town centre. We were offered a cup of tea as soon as we walked in and were thoroughly looked after for our whole stay. We would not stop anywhere else on our visits to Blackpool from now on and being able to park on their drive was a huge bonus. The guest house was spotlessly clean and the obvious pride they both show in their guest house and their guests was really refreshing.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2013

A very big thank you from us and to say that we were really pleased that your stay was such a pleasant and enjoyable one.
It has to be said that you both as guests made our time with you very enjoyable and look forward to having the privilege of meeting you again in the future.
It is hoped that the return leg of the match between Fleetwood v Newport will be kinder to you
with the hope of a better result.
Take care and all the very best to you both.

Colin & Sue
The Laurels.

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Reviewed 29 October 2013

My husband and I have been to Blackpool for a weekend for the last 10 years and this is the nicest place we have stayed in. It was just behind the tower, 2 minutes from the town centre. We were met at the door and welcomed by two lovely people Sue and Colin. They couldn't do enough for us, a cup of tea when we first arrived, luggage taken to our rooms, breakfast was exceptional and a lovely clean hotel. It was a pleasure to stay there and we definitely will stay again. Thanks Sue and Colin for making our visit special x x

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Thank you for your review which was lovely and glad that you had a good time on the occasion
of your !0 birthday.
Not that the weather was kind to you all but that didn't hinder you one bit.
There was a drama regardng your birthday present being mislaid, but after a little searching by ourselves the earring was found and has now been forwarded to you via post.
Hope to see you all again soon.
Best wishes,

Colin & Sue
The Laurels.

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Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

As we've experienced here before fabulous service and very high standard of room. Colin and Sue are perfect hosts. We will be back soon!
One thing I would have benefitted from is a 3/4 mirror- but that's girls for you:)

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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colin m, Owner at The Laurels Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2013

What a nice surprise to see you both again and to thank you for your recent post.
We will of course take on board your suggestions regarding the mirror for the ladies and
hope that your stay was otherwise to your satisfaction.
Looking forward to when we next meet.

Warm regards,
Colin & Sue
The Laurels.

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Address: 14 Reads Avenue, Blackpool FY1 4BP, England (Formerly The Willswood)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #157 of 863 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range: £63 - £74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Laurels Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located and within easy walking distance to town centre shopping, theatre and clubs, our small B&B offers a warm and friendly welcome. Catering for couples and solo travellers having en-suite single, twin and double rooms. We offer a daily service of your room to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We make every effort in attaining to the highest levels of cleanliness at all times. We have a policy as a non-smoking hospitality provider. ... more   less 
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