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The Lonsdale Hotel
Ranked #89 of 859 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“I don't normally stay in B&Bs but...”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

I've stayed in a few Blackpool hotels over the years - travelling there annual for a music festival - and have been repeatedly disappointed.
So this year, we decided to give a B&B a try and after reading the Tripadvisor reviews, we decided on the Lonsdale. We tried to book for three nights but they (unsurprinsingly) only had a vacancy for two of the nights she we opted for the Hilton for the remaining night.
You can tell the proprietors here really do have a passion about the work they do. You genuinely feel you are being welcomed into their home as a guest, the level of service they provide is excellent and the standard of the rooms was far beyond what I expected. We stayed in the Edwardian Suite, which was beautifully furnished. The breakfast was excellent too.
This visit has removed by snobbery about B&Bs and made me realise - just like hotels - there are some excellent ones out there.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

If you want a hotel with class, then look no further than the Lonsdale Hotel. It was superb in every way. One of the guests required a lighter weight duvet so the very next morning Karl and Steve purchased a new one for the guest. Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was excellent, really good quality food and plenty of it. Our room was excellent, the furniture first class. Extremely clean. To be honest we could go on and on about how good this hotel is, but there just isn't the room, all we can say is, experience it yourself, you will not regret it. One thing we found wonderful was, our car was parked safely behind gates where only the owners (Karl and Steve) have access to which meant we had no worries about it's safety or where to park it.

Room Tip: All the rooms are superb, but if you pay a little extra for a bigger room it is well worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

This place is a really fabulous, fantastic and really classy find.
Ive stayed in some really lovely hotels all over the world, and The Lonsdale is more like a top notch country house hotel in minature than a bed & breakfast.
The decor, attention to detail and comfort is way up there.
Everything has been thought of CD player, hairdryer, beautiful glassware, fridge and even a balcony which is lovely.
I cant praise this place enough eating breakfast in the dining room is like sitting in an exclusive oppulent private members club, linen knapkins, table clothes, crockery presentation first class.
The concert grand piano sits imposingly and indeed very grandly in the sitting room and how fatantic when we asked Steve if he played he did no more than sat down and played a beautiful song for us ....... just magical!!!!
Steve and Carl made us feel very at home and comfortable and treated us like the most special guest that had walked through the door (which Im sure is how they treat everyone of their guests)
This place is elegant, stylish, classy and relaxing.
The guys are celebrating their 23rd year in running The Lonsdale congratulations Steve and Carl you are fantastic!!!!!!
There should be a catagory that excels excellent that should be awarded to this hotel they deserve it.

Room Tip: All rooms fantastic
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

we stayed for one night on the 30th august as we was seeing family in blackpool the hotel was fantastic and stephen and karl was so friendly and welcomed us as their family which was lovely .the room was the edwardian room and it was so clean and comfortable .we love antique furniture so this hotel was perfect in every way we will be staying here again. the breakfast was great we had the full english and the bacon was not salty and the sausages was pork and herb and the food was very hot . also we had stephen play the piano for us at breakfast he is a brill player we all loved the music it finished our stay off perfectly thank you karl and stephen we hope to see you both soon.

Room Tip: we stayed in the edwardian room it is a double room with bathroom which has a shower
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, England
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

This is the third successive year that I have spent the August Bank Holiday weekend at this gem of an establishment and it does not disappoint. Previous stays at other hotels in the area have come nowhere near the standard achieved by The Lonsdale.

Everything at the hotel was as we remembered - but this time there was the addition of a piano in the lounge, to make it feel even more homely.

The food at breakfast was cooked perfectly and our hosts, Stephen and Karl, could not have been more hospitable. The bedroom was comfortable and clean and well stocked with tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits.

The hotel is only a couple of minutes' walk from the seafront and within five minutes walk of one of the new supertram stops. It really is a little gem for anyone wanting to stay in Blackpool or to use it as a base for travelling in the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2012

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Blackpool make this your first choice.
Just returned from a long weekend and have to say we were impressed from the start to the finish.
welcomed at the door by Carl and Steve who carried our cases to our room which was fantastic.
The breakfast was excellent, freshly cooked and plentiful. If you need any help or advice about Blackpool the owners are only too happy to help.
Overall this hotel is highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

This unassuming little hotel was a pleasant surprise from the start. The owners were genuinely welcoming and even parked our car in their garage for the whole of our two day stay. The room was spacious and very clean with a fridge and cabinet with glasses should you want to bring drinks in. We experienced a peaceful stay with excellent breakfasts and a feeling we were in a first class hotel. Highly recommended by two very fussy females!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Lonsdale Hotel
Address: 25 Cocker Street, Blackpool FY1 2BZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
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Ranked #89 of 859 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
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Number of rooms: 5
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