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“Never met a more unpleasant waitress!!!”
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Viking Hotel
Ranked #17 of 70 Hotels in Blackpool
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“Never met a more unpleasant waitress!!!”
Reviewed 26 November 2009

The Viking "Hotel" Blackpool......where to start............Stayed in The Clifton Court Hotel the last time we were in Blackpool for a family party, we had a great time.
Booked into Viking this time with a party of 25. First night's visit to dinning room was disappointing as we could not sit together or even close to each other. I was at a table with five others, to be honest the food was extremely poor and was only picked through.That would have been bad enough if it had not been served (I use the word served as I done think I could use the word that actually applies!!!) by the waitress from hell.......she goes by the name of Jackie and is unprofessional,rude and glares at you in a menacing way. Has the hotel manager ever heard of charm school??In the morning apart from the fire alarms going off a number of times and no one looking as they were in charge (no announcements to guest as to what they should do as the staff ran about like headless chickens) my partner and I attempted to sit down at a table with our friends only to be pounced on by Jackie and marched off to her table, seemly we had broken some rule about sitting in your allotted seat. She also demanded to know the whereabouts of the other four people who had shared are table the evening before, looking around to check she didn't have an Anglepoise lamp I informed her I didn't know. She returned and threw a plate of toast down followed by a jug of coffee but no milk, still glaring at me. I took a deep breath and challenged her by,saying she had a serious attitude problem and was a very rude person, she didn't even flinch and returned with a "cooked breakfast" tasted awful. Dinner that night was even worse, how a cook or chef could plate up burnt and blacken lamb is beyond me. Sunday morning I made sure I was not sitting at Jackie's table and was served by a very pleasant lady who when I told I was scared of Jackie replied "We all are too". All in all it was an eye opener in this day and age that there still exists such poor examples of service and culinary disasters.
On a plus the barman we had on Saturday night was a credit to the place, well done Darren aka Daz. you made the stay fun.. can you open your own B&B?? please!

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Reviewed 24 November 2009

We have been to The Viking for several years, usually in November. The entertainment at this adults only hotel is first class. The staff are friendly and the service is very good. The rooms could do with a makeover, but are clean.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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stirling
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Reviewed 16 November 2009

every thing we could ask for in a hotel-all staff friendly and helpful-food excellent-night club entertainment outstanding i.e.terry cotta and other entertainers excellent - not forgetting the outstanding buddy lee

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Forfar
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Reviewed 16 November 2009

We have stayed at the Viking Hotel on a number of occasions and each time has been most enjoyable. Very friendly and helpful staff. Some rooms are smaller than others but all are more than adequate and are kept very clean and tidy. We have been mostly in spring or autumn and no matter what the weather outside the entertainment at night in the Talk of the Coast is excellent.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Leeds
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Reviewed 15 November 2009

The only problem we had was once of the guests was in room 6 and every morning water leaked from the room above. This was reported every day but the problem still continued. We will definitely come again but will not book room 6.

otherwise we all had a brilliant time

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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sheaba
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Reviewed 13 November 2009

food is excellent and all the staff are very friendly have been comming to viking for about ten years and will always come back.

would be better if the lift was on so you could get in down for talk of the coast as stairs are very steep, but all else is very good

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2009

We have stayed at the Cliffs hotel for 12 years now and when we got there it was shut due to an outbreak of the Noro Virus which was very disappointing for us as we were looking forward to our stay there. So we decided to try the Viking Hotel and would high recommend this hotel to anybody. We throughly enjoyed our stay just as much as we would have done had we stayed at the Cliffs Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Viking Hotel
Address: 479 Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1AX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Blackpool
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Blackpool
#19 Family Hotel in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Viking Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 100
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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