On arrival at the hotel it looked good! Large & grand but the plastic conservatory (actually a bar & cafe for the general public) added onto a grand old building seemed disappointingly tacky. We received a warm welcome, given that we hadn't booked. We were simply drawn to the external grandeur of the building, It became apparent that inside it was in need of a good clean & refurbish (the reception areas). Onto our room… this was functional but a bit on the small side. The furniture is very old & dated but clean. The bathroom was a decent size, clean & functional, so no major complaints there. The dining area however is a whole new experience… the dining room itself was very large & in need of a good decorate. The service was ok as we were shown to a table, asked what drinks we would like & then encouraged to help ourselves to something that I can only describe as a school canteen style of helping yourself. The food was largely picked over & not very hot & seemed completely tasteless. Desert was also a bit of a let down. Just a choice of picked over cakes & gateaux. I'd say the food was the worst part of the whole experience.
All in all this hotel is simply "ok" for a budget hotel. Could do with improvement on the dining & general decor. However, It was an absolute bargain & I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for…
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Metropole Hotel, Blackpool is the only hotel in Blackpool which is located between the sea and the promenade, offering uninterrupted views out across the Irish Sea. Close to both the North Pier and the famous Blackpool Tower, this hotel in Blackpool is perfectly located for all of Blackpool's attractions and entertainment venues. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Metropole Blackpool
- Hotel Grand Metropole