My first impression of the Cliffs wasn't good - the entrance doors to the hotel were grubby and full of dirty finger marks, I wanted to wash my hands as soon as I arrived.
Anyway, grubby doors forgotten, I found the welcome and check in very good. On arriving in the room I was pleasantly surprised, it was a good size and had a lovely view of the sea. However, the bathroom was a different story. I have never struggled so much in a bathroom - I'm a size 8 so I can't imagine how anyone bigger would manage. There was nowhere to put any toiletries or hang anything up, very impractical.
I found the food to be OK and quite enjoyable (the lamb shank was delicious, but the steak was tough and tasteless), however paying for drinks whilst eating your starter wasn't very nice - why can't you pay after your meal?
The entertainment was fine - the adult entertainment doesn't start until 9pm. An elderly member of our party found it too loud so retired early to bed. I think maybe this is more of a family orientated hotel and it would have been ideal for me when my children were young.
The hotel is well placed for the trams, and even for a nice walk towards the tower and central pier if you are fit enough.
I probably wouldn't return to the hotel, but not because I didn't enjoy it or don't recommend it, but mainly because it just wasn't my scene.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cliffs Hotel in Blackpool offers its guests 163 comfortable and pleasantly decorated bedrooms, all with the privacy and comforts you would expect from a hotel. All with en suite bathrooms and some with delightful sea views overlooking Blackpool promenade and beach plus the famous Blackpool Illuminations. There are a range of room sizes sleeping from one to a family of six. The facilities available at this fine early century hotel range from the swimming pool, leisure centre with gym and sauna and 'kids club' to the sea view Cafe bar and cabaret room making it the ideal hotel venue for a family holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cliffs Hotel Blackpool
- Blackpool Cliff Hotel