Ibis have improved this former Travelodge, but they've also increased prices and raised expectations. However, it is still good value for money and the location is hard to beat.
Rooms are much the same, but useful additions are suitcase stand, movable overbed table, improved lighting, bath mat and hand/shower gel. Very comfortable bed. All Freeview TV channels now available with correct aspect ratio - can never understand why Travelodge TVs are so bad.
In room WiFi is supposed to be free, but it wasn't available in my room. Although the staff were otherwise helpful and friendly, when I mentioned this it was met with a shrug of the shoulders. This wasn't that important for me, so I didn't pursue it. Worked fine in bar area & seemed to be available elsewhere. Not sure whether the aircon units work now - I didn't need heat or aircon, but there was still a plug-in convector heater in the room.
Breakfasts are better than as Travelodge - though continental only - and included in room rate. The breakfast room is small and counter space is limited - could be congested at peak times. Good selection of drinks, cereals, pastries etc including cheese & ham. Best self-service hot chocolate I've tasted.
Retrograde steps are earlier check out time (11am instead of noon), although I checked in at 1:30pm with no problem (it would have been 3pm for Travelodge). Irritating to have to fill in a paper form with a pen on arrival - no paperwork with Travelodge. They also swiped my credit card - although as far as I could see there was nothing to spend money on anyway.
The improvements are worthwhile - both lifts now work! - but the rooms still need some updating, especially the windows and secondary double glazing. Customer service is better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lancashire's finest tourism destination offers fantastic attractions and entertainment. Ibis Styles Blackpool will give you that great night's sleep and everything you need for a great stay. The hotel is ideally located on the main promenade and town centre close to the shops and within easy walking distance of famous attractions such as Blackpool Tower, Grand Theatre, and the Winter Gardens. The hotel is less than 1 mile from Blackpool North Train Station and 2 miles from the Pleasure Beach. The hotel is close to several car-parks. Discounted charges available from GBP 7 per day (24hrs) to GBP 16 per 5 days. Limited on road parking available nearby. Drop-off point outside hotel. Contact hotel for full details. Sea View room upgrades are now available ... more less
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