Four of us stayed at Ibis Styles for two nights in August, booking our rooms through the Accorhotels website. The location of the hotel is superb, right next to the North pier and the Blackpool tower. The immediate surroundings looked dirty with cigarette stubs at the door step but the hotel itself was clean and well maintained.
There was a struggle to get the key card to the room which did not seem to function at all, and we were told that the key card "machine" was broken. The reception staff offered to check us in without the key card with the additional offer of opening our door for us every time we needed to enter our room. Judging by how much time it took to resolve the key card issue, we politely declined this solution. Finally, a room was found with a functioning key card which worked fine! We could tell how stressed the (lonely) reception staff member was, left alone on a Sunday morning to deal with several check-ins. She was lovely though and our heart went out for her.
Our stay (on the second floor) was otherwise pleasant and we were too tired at night to worry about the noise from the night club below on Monday night. Breakfast was continental and was adequate, though the breakfasting area was quite small. We were warned to arrive early if we wanted to avoid the post 9am rush.
We were able to walk to most attractions from the hotel and the 15min loading and unloading time at the Market street just next to the hotel was helpful, allowing us time to unload our luggage before parking our car at the Wilko car park.
The management could increase staffing numbers to deal with the check-in rush. We left with an overall positive impression of the hotel though we may not return back next time.
- 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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