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Waves Hotel
Ranked #35 of 860 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I chose the Waves Hotel for their excellent pricing, rave Trip Advisor reviews and close proximity to the promenade.
We started our Waves Hotel experience with a check in/sit down/meet-up with John and Dean (owners & operators) in the communal lounge. Both are fantastic people and full of info about everything Blackpool and are eager to share it all with you.
Our room was clean, pleasantly decorated and comfortable. Unlike other Hotels/B&Bs we have stayed at, breakfasts in the mornings, with our fellow guests, were delicious, filling and had a warming, family atmosphere overall, with John and Dean opening conversations between all of the tables about our planned activities for the day.
My wife and I are in agreement that we wouldn't do another Blackpool trip without staying at the Waves Hotel again. Lastly, I took a photo of a decoration that was located in the front hallway, which summed up our experience perfectly in one sentence, "Enter as Strangers, Leave as Friends"

Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank JCCIII
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

John and dean are the perfect host s and make you feel at home the minute you walk through the door .always on hand with plenty of information on blackpool good with children and very helpful definitely will be back

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Tracey H
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Having spoke to John and dean over the phone a few times to pay for my family's stay for 5 nights it was clear to me that loved having family's stay in the hotel , the reasonable prices was what attracted me to the hotel originally.
The owners themselves are 1 in a million , lovely caring warm and friendly. But i do have a few nit picks about a few things and i felt sad that i had to write them because John and dean are both lovely people.
Beds: The kids slept like rocks so no issues there , but the beds werent all that comfy at all in my opinion i slept ok just not as nice as i would of hoped my partner also agreed the beds weren't great.
Family room view: You could see the blackpool tower narrowly threw the gap in the windows , but the view behind us wasn't nice at all , it was just backs of houses. But i cant really fault them for that as it was the biggest room they had.
Breakfast: I didn't want to upset anybody whilst i was there but the breakfast came out basically stone cold 2 times i sat down to eat it.
I have a disorder known as borderline personality disorder , its not something i share very often but in this case i need to , it was nice to go to a hotel as a young family and not feel looked down on , i know you can get a lot of snobby people who do frown upon young couples for kids but i could tell almost straight John wasn't like that , he was very warm and engaged with the kids even gave them buckets and spades to go to the beach with.
The big bonus to all this was , they collected vouchers for the family's that do stay which saved us over £40 in costs for the sea-life centre and mc Donald's.

Overall , i would love to come back to the hotel again. It was a nice a place to stay but Johns and deans personality is what makes this place blackpools little treasure.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank Tony P
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Well what can I say that has not been said before
Waves is the best John & Dean are brill. Hotel is close to all that Blackpool offers. The breakfast is the best ever. Why would you want to stay anywhere else.
Give it ago we cant all be wrong. EXCELLENT!!!!!!

Thanks again for a EXCELLENT stay
Pat & Den

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank landroverLancashire
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This was our 2nd stay with John and Dean, and the service just gets better and better. As previous people have said they dont find anything a hassle, and their knowledge of the area would give tourist information a run for their money!! This place is a great find and i wouldnt consider staying anywhere else. Rooms are clean and ours newly decorated, the lounge is spacious and a great way to meet other guests or to chill. Breakfast is beyond perfect with John being the front man, and Dean the cook, all great quality ingredients sets you right up for the day....Hope to be back VERY SOON. North end of Blackpool, 2 minute walk from tram stop lots of take aways across the park. You'd be mad not to use them because once you've been you'll return

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank debbie h
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

After trolling and searching the countless B&B's that Blackpool has to offer we came across Waves. We had both never been to Blackpool so we were hoping the owners would know a bit about what was good and how to get about. We were not disappointed at all. In fact I was amazed at how John & Dean ran this truly wonderful place. Nothing is to much hassle. Firstly we were greeted by Dean on arrival and then sat down with John. He went through with us what we wanted to do in Blackpool and recommended places to eat and also gave us vouchers for discounts at the many attractions. In my 18 years of being a hospitality Manager I have never come across such an amazing and friendly person. He was a gem and was willing to help with anything. The room was lovely freshly decorated, the living room are in which they both highly encourage you to use is great and our kiddos loved using the Playstation and the Wi. Now the breakfast!! Wow just wow. So fresh, free range eggs, wonderful bacon with all the fatty bits trimmed by Chef Dean and the sausages. Let's just say I ate a few in my 3 mornings. I can go on and on and on!! You will like the other 200 reviews love your time here. Arrive as stranger leave as friends is the perfect was to discribe. Looking forward to our next visit. :)

Stayed: August 2014
Thank antonie31
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

This is the 3rd time we have stayed with John and Dean at Waves hotel. Their customer service really is 110% Nothing is too much trouble. It's like home from home. Location is great. On street parking. Breakfast is fantastic and sets you up for a busy day exploring the sights. Deservedly voted the best B&B on trip advisor. Would definitely recommend. John and dean are the perfect hosts. Will be going again.

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Thank TraceyWilliams
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Additional Information about Waves Hotel

Address: 12 Willshaw Road, Blackpool FY2 9SH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 860 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range: £38 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Waves Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Waves a friendly, clean, cosy guesthouse in Blackpool, the UK`s premier seaside resort. We offer you a home-from-home by the sea. From the moment you arrive you are assured a warm welcome, where you can enjoy your break in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We are located in a beautiful prime location overlooking Gynn Gardens, and just a few steps away from the Promenade and Sea. Yet the excitement and bustle of Blackpool is within easy reach, with tram and bus stops a few yards away. Also within easy reach are market towns such as Cleveleys and Fleetwood. There is free on street parking, alternatively there is a car park at the end of the street, where a fee is charged. We are open all year round including Christmas and New Year. ... more   less 
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