I booked the Blackpool FC Hotel and Conference Centre on the strength of previous TripAdvisor reviews; we weren't disappointed!
We didn't time our arrival that well, as a game had just finished and there were no parking spaces, but the lovely Sottish concierge said we could park just in front of entry turnstiles. Up to the 1st floor we went to check in. Great staff made this easy. Off down the corridor to room 139, and a great touch is that the corridor lights have movement sensors and turn the lights on when needed. Great for the environment and to stop light from creeping under doors at night.
The room was large with a large TV in front of the really large, comfortable bed. Bathroom was a good size too, with large bath and shower above. The first of two small negatives now; the bathroom fan ran all night, regardless of the bathroom light being on or off.
The other disappointment was the WiFi at our end of the hotel. The strength was excellent, but the password didn't work. If I went closer to Reception it did work fine though.
The town facing rooms look onto a Travelodge, but this isn't an issue.
Breakfast was great in the pitch facing dining room. Help yourself to fruit, juice, cereals, yogurts and then hot breakfast items. I thought adding black pudding, hash browns or fried bread might add to the fare, but the rest was fresh and well presented. Tea and coffee are brought to the table. There seemed to be some waiting for tables at 9.30am or so, but guests were offered drinks while they waited. It was a lovely relaxed atmosphere.
I know this review doesn't really add to the glowing reviews on here, but I wanted to reinforce what a great hotel this is and good value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a landmark location and boasting 70 bedrooms, the Blackpool Football Club hotel is confident of providing the finest facilities on the Fylde Coast.Customers can choose from a wide range of superior accommodation, including luxury suites and family bedrooms depending on your needs.Guest will have access to the brand new state of the art gym, allowing for a healthy and relaxing experience.A view of Bloomfield Road’s hallowed turf accompanies many of the rooms and while the hotel is within touching distance of the town’s many amenities, a built-in sports bar and restaurant will ensure that you can relax without having to leave the comfort of the complex.A concierge and valet parking service will be on hand to make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible, by offering a first class service, peace of mind is guaranteed.All bookings include full English breakfast and guests can also take advantage of free WI-FI and parking. The hotel also boasts a top class restaurant, Rowley’s at BFC, which offers guests a modern British menu.The hotel is within easy reach of The Pleasure Beach, Tower, Piers, Madame Tussauds, Blackpool’s award winning promenade and bustling night life. ... more less
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