My partner and I have always preferred to stay in large hotels wherever we go, however, in Blackpool the choice of smaller hotels/B&Bs is overwhelming. We booked this trip very last minute and scrolled through the top hotels on Trip Advisor until we found one that was well located and within the budget...(around £100 for 2 nights). We weren't disappointed at all, the Jesmond Dene offers fantastic value accommodation.
We arrived at Blackpool South train station (about a five minute walk from the Jesmond Dene) just in time for a torrential rain shower. By the time we arrived at the hotel, we were fairly soaked. We were immediately offered a cup of tea but just wanted to get showered and changed so declined - it's a nice touch to be offered however. Diane immediately gave us a fan, which we were ever so grateful for at night time! The room was a good size, tastefully decorated with an ensuite shower room (not a power shower). We were given a family room (as advised before arrival) which had a double room and bunk beds - No complaints at all and I was delighted to not have to deal with chintzy décor, that is for sure!
The hotel has a little bar which is ace and reasonably priced. The breakfast is really fantastic - cannot praise this enough. We had to catch an early train on the day we were leaving and Ron very kindly allowed us to eat 15 minutes earlier. We would have been gutted to miss out on the fabulous breakfast!
The hotel couldn't really be better located for bars/restaurants and the Pleasure Beach. Diane very kindy offered us 2 for 1 vouchers for the wristbands for the pleasure beach which was fantastic - they are normally £35 each so that saved us a lot!
Overall, I would definitely recommend this hotel - well located, great sized rooms and nice and quiet as only family and couples are allowed. definitely will return to Blackpool!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfy cosy hotel catering for family and couples only. One minute to the sea front and local to all attractions. All rooms en-suite Free computer lounge two sittings at breakfast ensuring you never have a long wait. Fully updated with new beds carpets TV en-suites etc. Late bar available. ... more less