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“Long weekend to see the illuminations” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raffles Hotel
Ranked #61 of 913 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Burford, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Long weekend to see the illuminations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

A fab place to stay with friends or family whilst in Blackpool. We had a family suite and our friends a double room. Both were extremely clean and well equipped. Good quality linen and towels gave a luxurious feel. The hosts were very welcoming and nothing seemed too much trouble.
Raffles is in a great location for all the major sites yet lovely and quiet during the evening.
A fab breakfast sets you up for the day ahead.
I would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jane M
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

I would have given Raffles hotel 3.5 if you could give half stars. We had a double and a single room in this hotel. I have visited a lot of B&B's over the years, so the room being small was no problem. I found my single bed small, more like a couch as the 3 sides were enclosed. I am used to sleeping in a dark room and there is a lamp outside which doesn't stop the light coming through the light curtains. I didn't have a very good sleep. I also thought it was pretty expensive for Blackpool. The hotel is very clean and the breakfast was really nice, as was the man serving.
We had looked at other B&B's before we decided to stay here as it was getting dark, this was the best we had seen. We had never been to Blackpool before and will never return, we couldn't wait to leave. If you are looking for a clean B&B with a good breakfast this hotel would suit, just make sure it's Blackpool you really want to visit!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pam82trip
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

This is a wonderful small and personal hotel. Run by Ian and Graham it is spotlessly clean, each room is different and beautifully decorated, the bed and pillows very comfortable. The owners are very welcoming and they and their staff are very helpful, making for a lovely atmosphere. Breakfast is exceptional. I would thoroughly recommend, and if I ever go back to Blackpool would most certainly stay again.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Crumblepie870
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

My partner and i have just arrived home after a weekend in this fabulous Hotel.
What a wonderful experience it was.
We managed to get the last room in this hotel and glad we did.
Graham and Ian were most welcoming from the start, Breakfast was delicious, on the Sunday we had lunch which was enormous and very reasonable.
Special mention to Philip ( the Barman), what a treasure, he made us feel so at home.
So next time we go to Blackpool We will not book anywhere else, we will go straight to Raffles.
Thanks again to all , Crawford and Ann wish you well. xx

Room Tip: all rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ann m
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AtlantisMediaUK, Public Relations Manager at Raffles Hotel, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so glad to hear you had a great stay with us and we look frward to your next vist.
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Maryport
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

At short notice my partner and I decided to see the iluminations, and booked this hotel on a late deals site.
Very clean and tidy, Owners and staff made us welcome, great breakfasts, I will be back and booking direct next time.

Room Tip: The hotel is on a side road 5 min walk fro front all rooms are abou the same.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Richard K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

Fantastic hotel, brilliant breakfasts, friendly and helpful owners ,Had a lovely stay in this warm and friendly, clean hotel.Ideally situated and surprisingly weather was great.,Will be back next year.Keep up the great work guys .You're making that difference and it isn't going unnoticed. Thanks again for a great Thurs to Sunday.

Kevin Young

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Kevin Y
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Sandiacre, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Our first (but by no means last) stay at Raffles Hotel. This is an absolutely fabulous hotel ideally located on Hornby Road - a mere 5 minute walk to the promenade and shops. Our accommodation was without a doubt the best we had ever encountered during all our trips to Blackpool - such a shame that we had not stayed here before! A lovely breakfast set us up and indeed kept us going for most of the day, likewise it was relaxing to enjoy a couple of drinks in the lounge before turning in for the night. The high level of cleanliness within the hotel itself is unbelievable - some establishments we have used previously would do well to learn from Raffles Hotel. Above all and probably most importantly the staff are without a doubt friendly and helpful which makes your stay just that bit more enjoyable.

Keep up the high standards!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Raffles Hotel
Address: 73-77 Hornby Road, Blackpool FY1 4QJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
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Ranked #61 of 913 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Raffles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 21

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