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“Cosy, homely, value for money and a great atmosphere :-)”
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Crooked Retreat
Ranked #731 of 858 Blackpool B&B and Inns
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“Cosy, homely, value for money and a great atmosphere :-)”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

I will most certainly be coming back to crooked retreat as the service was fansatitic!

Friendly owner Becky was very welcoming and exceeded the duties of being the owner. She did anything to could to help us.

The rooms were spotless, just what an overnight stay needed a bed and a brew in the morning
The shared toilets and shower rooms were clean and not far from your rooms

And finally the location of the place is brilliant, far enough down a street for it to be quiet however close enough to the front so we could enjoy the sites of Blackpool!!

Thank you for having us, we will return!! :-)
Sarah ;-)

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

A group of ten of us stayed here for 2 nights and the place exceeded my expectations! The hotel is centrally located within walking distance of the seafront and all the amenities/pubs/clubs etc. The 4/5 bed rooms that we stayed in are basic but everything you need is supplied when on a stag do, the Tea/coffee making facilities in your room is always nice when you wake up after a heavy night on the town. Having a pool table and drinks available at the bar is a nice touch and helps pass the time whilst waiting to go out.

Our stay was made even more special by the amazing hostess Becky! Our group certainly isn't the quietest and even when certain members rock up at the place with no key at 7am after spending all night on it she was the perfect host. (Sorry again becky). Would recommend this place to anyone and will defo stay again should I make the 300 odd mile trip from plymouth again. Thank you for looking after us - we will be back if you have us! Lol

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2013

Reviews on this hotel are a bit harsh. The owners are very polite and very welcoming. I "liked" the hotel on facebook and made comment we was lost and she called me to say she was coming to get me! how nice!!

location is very central. About 5 or so mins to tower.

The street is very nice and lit up with lights. the house is called "crooked" for a reason!

Stayed in room 5 for valentines break. It was laid out beautifully with rosé petals and towels made into swans. The double bed was very comfy with plenty bedding, pillows etc. side table had tea, coffee on etc
There was also bunk beds in room. Long enough for adults but quilts very thin.

There is kettle and sink in room.

Breakfast is served in the hotel not down road. We was asked when we would like this and had 2 slices toast (asked if we would like more later) honey, jam (I think) 1 egg, 1 sausage, 2 bacon, mushrooms, hash brown, fried bread. There was new newspapers on snooker table to read.

Shower room is shared but has everything in it if you stop over on last minute like shower gel, hairspray etc. toilet is on same corridor in small bit. Personally I think a new toilet would make further reviews better but it was clean and flushed. We met couple who was in room on same corridor as toilet and shower and only paid £15 a night incl breakfast. NO one could complain at that!

Over all if your after somewhere clean, good beds, central, cheap as chips then this is hotel for you.
If your after somewhere with ensuite then this is not for you.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 February 2013

We stayed here for our 10th wedding anniversary they made our room look lovely with rose petals on the bed and swans made out of the towels. They also gave us a bottle of bubbly and some lovely roses. We were made to feel very welcome. The rooms were clean and tidy and the breakfast was lovely. Thankyou for making our anniversary an enjoyable one and would recommend to all my friends. This is a family run B&B so felt like a home from home :)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 February 2013

We stayed at the Crooked Retreat for a Saturday night in February. We had booked through a hostel company, however on arrival they had not received our booking or deposit, no fault of the Crooked Retreat and they were very apologetic, accommodating and managed to fit all 16 of us in. We had 4 rooms in total, they were clean and had all we needed for the night. When we were out for dinner, they had decorated the birthday girls room going above and beyond what they needed to do. Shared bathrooms and toilets are also very clean. We didn’t book breakfast however were accommodating with the 4 who decided they wanted breakfast. They also said we could check out at midday rather than the 10am usually – they knew a few maybe a little worse for wear! Even were allowed to drink our own beer downstairs in the larger room they have. They were able to provide and organise taxi numbers, places to eat, places to go drinking etc. We would have otherwise ended up lost!! Great location, near the tower and central pier. Although we were a group of early 20 year olds do not think this is a rowdy hotel, not at all, a real family run business, clean, polite and welcoming.. What else do you need? I usually stay a BnB over the road on the same street, not any longer!! Would definitely return to the Crooked Retreat! Please ignore all the bad reviews, this family really will do anything to make your stay in Blackpool thebest as it can be!
PS. Thanks for the free shots!!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

We stayed for a weekend in September and there was nothing positive to stay about the crooked retreat other than it was a roof over our heads. This included breakfast was at the end of the street! Our room was filthy and had to share a bathroom and toilet with three other bedroom. Would not recommend this as a place to stay even though it has a good location.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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rebeccaL83, Manager at Crooked Retreat, responded to this review, 29 November 2012
First things first it tells you on our web site that you share the bathroom and toilets it all so stays that we do breakfast in our cafe at the end of the street which makes it better for people that have gone out the night before as you can go at anytime for your breakfast. If you dont choose to read the web site before booking then this is not my folt. And saying the room is dirty then i must be blind as the room get deep cleaned every time someone leave so were you got that from i dont no. All so i asked your selfs when you were leaving if every thing was ok you told me yes every thing was fine. Also if was that bad it makes me think why has it tacken you nearly 3 months to right a review. Many thanks becky.
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

absolutley excellent hotel. family run and so helpful. everything you need. cl;ean tiday and great service aswell as cheap. staff made our sty so much more enjoyable and went out their way to help us. they gve us a bottle warmer for babys bottles and fetched a microwave from their cafe to keep in our room for babys food. more than accomadating and even helped with baby. wouldnt of enjoyed it half as much if it wasnt for all the family. they were all lovely. defiatley be coming back. thank you crooked retreat xxx

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Crooked Retreat
Address: 33 York Street, Blackpool FY1 5AQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #731 of 858 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Crooked Retreat 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Guest House has just been taken over by my self and family in Aug 2012 we are trying are best to get it up to date. the rooms are now all clean and tidy. We are trying are best to get it up to the stranded people inspect a guest house to be but this takes time and money which can not be done over night so i hope people can bear with us and we will do every thing we can to make there stay and nice and enjoyable as it should be. With thanks Becky ... more   less 
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