We normally stay at the Hilton or Imperial, so fair to say that the Headlands wouldn't normally be our first choice and I was pleasantly surprised.
The staff were all very friendly and the hotel is clean. Our room on the first floor had a lovely sea view and a balcony which was great. The room was a good size and the bedding and towels were pristine white. It's fair to say that the rooms have seen better days and for those that are really picky there would be a lot to mention. But, the room was clean, well laid out and suitably appointed so nothing at all I would complain about.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening meal and breakfast was also very tasty. Although the waitresses were all extremely friendly, the service could be hit or miss and often tea and coffee never arrived or took a while to be delivered.
The hotel bar is pleasant enough, but does lack a little atmosphere. The prices are quite steep too for what they offer.
The hotel is about a 10-15 minute walk to the pleasure beach and there is a tram stop about a five minute walk away. Of course, the beach is just across the road and the rooms at the front have great sea views. I didn't notice any shops, bars or restaurants nearby - but then I wasn't really looking.
While this wouldn't be my first choice of hotel, we had a pleasant stay and wouldn't be scared to recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you're looking for a quality yet affordable hotel in Blackpool, you can't go wrong at the Headlands Hotel. The Friendly family run hotel with traditional values offers you a warm welcome and comfort ideal for any Holiday in Blackpool. With friendly long standing staff who will make your stay as enjoyable as possible.With a seafront location, next to the Solaris Centre with its large gardens, The Headlands is a 5-minute walk from the Pleasure Beach, Sandcastle Waterpark and South Pier. The beach is just across the promenade where you can see the biggest Glitterball in the world, part of Blackpool's regeneration of the seafront areas.The Headlands is on Blackpool's New South Promenade, with a tram stop and bus stop right outside it is ideally located to access all of Blackpools attractions. It has free on-site parking for those travelling by car.The Headlands hotel has a range of facilities designed to make your holiday in Blackpool as enjoyable as possible. With 41 bedrooms, a lift to all floors, free wifi internet access available to all guests, and a free guest car park, we're dedicated to helping you enjoy yourself in comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Headlands Hotel Blackpool