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!
- 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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