Just returned from a two night stay at the Viking Hotel and really did enjoy it. We had stayed here a few years ago but in the Winter time so it was a bit quieter then but plenty of people here this time around.
First of all check in was very quick and the receptionists very friendly and helpful,were informative and able to tell my husband where to get the bus from to go to The Open.
We were in a room at the back of the hotel and had a view of the police station but that didn't bother us at all. We'd booked early in the year and got a really good deal for bed and breakfast. The room wasn't massive but it suited our needs for our short stay there. There was a kettle in the room with the usual coffee, tea bags, milk and sugar which we used when we arrived and they were replenished the next day. I had forgotten my hair dryer but was able to hire one from reception for 10 pounds deposit which was returned when we checked out. The bathroom had a couple of small bars of soap and sachets of body wash, plenty of towels (which were changed the following day) and a lovely hot, powerful shower. The bathroom was nothing special and quite basic but served it's purpose.
The bed was very comfortable and we both slept really well but we did find the room was a bit hot even though the heating wasn't on. Just one of those things but again it didn't bother us too much.
Breakfast is served from 8.30 until 10.00 and we were there around 9ish. Staff here, again, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is self service but that's just how we like it. We enjoyed cereal, toast, full English, tea/coffee and fresh orange juice. It really did fill us up for most of the day and it was nice food.
The cafe bar is a nice place to chill out and look at the views. I ordered a cheese toastie one afternoon (I was a golf widow that day) which came with a bit of salad and some crisps and cost just under 4 pounds and it was very nice. I had a chat with the lady that does food and she was lovely and even offered to make a sandwich for my husband for when he got back from the golf. Excellent service:)
Chose this hotel because we knew it had the Talk of the Coast for the entertainment. Have to say that the entertainment is really good. Buddy Lee is a great compere and comedian and can really work his audience well.
Overall we had a great stay at The Viking. The staff (and I mean all of them) are probably the nicest and friendliest we have ever met. Not one grumpy staff member......that's got to be a first lol.
Hoping to book up and return there soon :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Choose the Viking for good food, friendly service and exciting entertainment - all under one roof! Only a few minutes walk from South Pier and Blackpool Pleasure Beach, at the Viking the accent is on fun. Our exceptional sea view restaurant and unrivalled 'Talk of the Coast' cabaret club with top name acts featured nightly, offer our guests simply the best evening's entertainment in the town. An ideal base for a lively child free holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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