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“Far better than I was expecting”
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Melville Hotel
Ranked #61 of 70 Hotels in Blackpool
Dartford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Far better than I was expecting”
Reviewed 1 September 2014

As some of the reviews were very bad about this hotel, I was starting to worry that I had made a big mistake in booking. I am very pleased to say that we found the hotel very good value for the amount we paid. When you book a hotel for £15 pppn you cannot expect too much, however, the staff were very polite, helpfull and cheerfull. The room was rather small and basic but fine to sleep in and get a quick shower. The cooked breakfast was hot and filling and there was cereal and toast available if you wanted it. If you are not planning on using your car during your break, I would recommend paying the £10 a day to book into the hotels secure parking which is a couple of streets away. Most of the car parks we saw charged more than this per day. Like all hotels there is always the possibility that some of the others guests may be very noisy but we must have hit lucky and did not find this a particular problem (have to say we had more problems in a swanky spa hotel the week before) All in all this is an average Blackpool hotel with very good staff.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the excellent value for money. The hotel was in a brilliant position, the staff were very helpful, the breakfast was buffet style and plenty of it. Room a bit small and parking a bit of an issue but overall we would definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: Rooms a bit small
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Linda M
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 14 celebrating a birthday so this was an ideal base for us.. Rooms were basic but clean and all the staff we met were welcoming and friendly. Located adjacent to the winter gardens it's ideal if your attending an event there. Would definitely stay again

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

My partner and myself stayed at the Melville from 23-25th August. I paid £59 for two nights B&B for both of us. The room was a bit small but the bedding & towels were nice & clean. We were on the 1st floor room 20.On the first morning at breakfast we arrived about 09.00am, there wasn't a lot of choice left, (i had 3 pieces of toast & marmalade) Overall the hotel was in a central location and value for money and would stay again. There is limited parking at the hotel. When we arrived we had to park the car in a car park, then move it to on street parking and then in a lock-up that belonged to the hotel which cost £10.
Only moan we had was on the first morning there were children shouting and running down the stairs. Parents, please consider other guests.

Room Tip: Ask for a room not directly opposite the stairs?
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Like most of the other reviews it's not good. Got offer (£59.00 x 2 sharing) off Wowcher. The rooms were small and pokey and if you are on the large size you will struggle to use the ensuite facilities too. We were in rooms 32 & 35 in our room ,32, you could here everything and I mean everything walking down the corridor to rooms sounded like a herd of elephants, very noisy. We were on the 3rd floor and to go for breakfast/bar you had to go down 2 more flights of stairs (5 flights in total). There was a lift but I only saw it being used for elderly in need of a wheelchair. No offer to carry our bags, hotel parking was £10.00 a night when they had spaces, feel that should have been mentioned on Wowcher. We found a car park that was £15.00 for 48 hours at the top of Adelaide street which is on the right as you go toward the hotel. I found the staff quite abrupt but the cleaners were very pleasant and always wished us a 'good morning'. The good thing is it's close to the main shopping area/Tower plus they do a good breakfast and Jimmy who was working in the dining area is a gem, so friendly who loves his job and it shows. The WiFi was free but we couldn't get it work. I would not stay here again.

Room Tip: Not sure if they have a 'good room'
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Me and my boyfriend wanted to go on a break and saw a deal on KGB for 2nights with breakfast for £59 (For the 2 of us) so went for it, knowing it was a 2* hotel. Upon arrival, after travelling for 9 hours 30minutes on coach the staff were lovely. Really friendly and told us everything we needed to know. The hotel is virtually opposite the winter gardens and there is a mall just across the road which cuts through to where the blackpool tower is and the beach etc. so you're pretty central.
The room we were in was small, but we only wanted it for sleeping in, which was fine. Also had a small T.V. Had a toilet, shower and sink, but there was no lock on the bathroom door. This didn't phase us, and it might only be some rooms, but it could be crucial for others. My only fault was the hotel was creaky, very creaky. The floorboard creaked, the bed creaked, but it wasn't as bad as I initially thought it would be. Everynow and then you could here someone walk upstairs, but it was fine.
When you go out for the day LOCK THE DOOR BEHIND YOU. It is NOT a automatic lock on the rooms!
You also hand your key in at reception before you go out, and they give it back as you come back in (24hour reception), which was a relief to us as we didn't have the worry of losing the key.

Breakfast was very nice. Early and only an hour long, but if you want to be up and out it works well. Full English is served (Toast, fried bread, hash browns, sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomato's, scrambled egg) and a few cereals (Wheatabix, rice crispies, bran flakes etc.) and various jams and fruit juice. Tea and coffee is offered and I think I saw someone with hot chocolate. The staff were a bit quiet and not as friendly as the reception staff, but that's a personal opinion.

There is a bar with a pool table and a small stage (Never saw or heard entertainment in our 2 nights, but we didn't use the bar) and a little lounge area with a T.V. to use if you're waiting for something i.e. taxi.
The hotel is a 5minute walk from the central coach station which was handy for us as our coach was delayed so we got to blackpool later then expected. The hotel held our bags for us on our last day, as you have to leave the rooms by 10:00am, and our coach wasn't until 2:50pm and were happy to do so and do for everyone.

I would go back to this hotel for sure. Really lovely, basic and you pay for what you get.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

We saw this on groupon but the two night stays had sold out so we called up to see hoe much the extra night would be as an addition if we brought the voucher. They were very kind and gave us the two nights direct for the same price as groupon including breakfast.

On arrival at 2 we were quickly checked in but when we went to our rooms they were still being made up do left our bags and then went to explore.

The rooms on inspection later were functional, however there were a few spots of damp and paper peeling in places. Also the shower was not great, with very low pressure and difficulty getting it to a usable temperature.

The breakfast was okay, but had it not been included in our price we probably would not have had it both mornings.

The bar within the hotel is very reasonable as we were able to get 3 alcoholic beverages for less than 10 pounds.

The "parking available" as advertised on the Internet is in fact a public pay and display car park up the road which charges about 15 pounds for 2 days.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Josh_Ruth
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Property: Melville Hotel
Address: 70-72 Adelaide Street, Blackpool FY1 4LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 70 Hotels in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Melville Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 57
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