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“Another fab Weekend”
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Claremont Hotel
Ranked #20 of 70 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Another fab Weekend”
Reviewed 24 October 2011

Had another great weekend at the claremont hotel, room was excellent and very spacious, had a bay window room with lovely views of the sea, north pier and newly renovated promenade which is looking fab. Staff are always welcoming and friendly and the public areas of the hotel are always very clean and tidy, we had bed, breakfast and 3 course evening meal which cost £258 for 2 nights for 2 people, its a bit more expensive than others weeks but as the lights are on its to be expected. Only slight negative is the hotel needs a lick of paint outside to the front and back as it seems a bit tired and could put people off staying there.. But for me i love this hotel, food is spot on every time i have stayed here and the menu offers enough for every 1 to choose from, breakfast sets you up for the day with cereals, fruit or porridge to start and full breakfast to follow with as much tea, coffee and toast you can eat...Parking is good if you can not park at the front of the hotel there is a private car park at the back of the hotel as well.. There is also a pool in the hotel plus pamper treatments as well, also there is a kids club. On a whole is a great base to stay when visiting blackpool.. Angie from Doncaster

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

i booked this hotel before i read reviews,then i read them and they were mixed some not so good BUT,i am glad i ignored them because i loved this hotel i will go back it was clean staff very nice entertainment was good thanks to ryan he was great , people forget this is an old hotel which i love and for an old hotel it is amazing our beds were comfy clean and maid service every day chloe on reception is very nice swimming great kids club a godsend So don't allways be put off by rewviews some peaple are never happy. thanks claremont for a great holiday, one more thing you can park at tha hotel over the road for £10 per day .

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Dumfries, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

my daughter and i stayed at the claremont hotel for a week, the hotel was clean, room spotless, reception very helpful and always managed a smile for you,.the food was excellent and so was the service we got from waiters/waitresses. the base for children was particuarly well run and i felt relaxed that my child was bein well looked after,. she enjoyed the base so much she did,nt want to go out at night and just play in the base. overall excellent place to stay and will recommend to friends. i will be back for sure.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2011

We were due to stay here for five nights last week, but left after two nights as the hotel was so awful.

The whole hotel needs refurbishment, there is paint peeling from the walls and doors and it is dark and dingy. It smells like an old peoples home if I'm honest.

We were initially placed in a standard double room which literally had space for the double bed and nothing more. As there were three of us including my child I requested a family room. The family room was larger but still small. The rooms are decorated in a faded yellow which gives the impression they are nicotine stained even when they are not. The windows in our room were broken and rattled all night long and our room was by a massive fan which also kept us awake. When we laid on our bed the fan made our bed viabrate! Our view from our window was of a wall! The bathroom decor was also dated, with wood panelling on the bath, there was nowhere to out anything in the bathroom. In the family room my childs bed was by a large window so she could not sleep in it as there were no safety measures on the window to prevent her from opening it and falling out.

The hairdryer in my room was broken and gave off smoke when I tried to use it. The bulb was gone in one of the lights. I asked twice for these to be replaced but this was not done during our stay.

The restaurant food was not good. We were unable to eat the food presented to us the first night as it was disgusting. We are all vegetarian and so only had one option of food each evening.

The carpark is a nightmare. If you do actually manage to park in it, it is likely you will get trapped in and be unable to leave again.

The evening entertainment was terrible, and the staff ranged from rude to bonkers. Our waitress was a mad Irish lady who could understand us being vegetarian and kept offering us fish when there was nothing else suitable. The receptionist did her job but was unfriendly and stonefaced as she did it.

Whenever I was in reception i heard several people asking for their rooms to be changed and reception seemed to accept this as the norm. When we explained why we wanted to leave the manager did not seem suprised however she was quite accomodating in ensuring we could leave easily.

Overall, terrible hotel and advise noone to stay here!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Fife
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Stayed here for 4 nights last week. Positives: beds were very comfortable and clean. Housekeeper every day to tidy up. Food was exceptional and choice very good. Our waitress (Sharon) was extremely helpful and couldn't have been more friendly. Service was very quick. Negatives: Like all Blackpool hotels in urgent need of refurbishment. Room was letting in water and dripped on to the windowsill. Staff were very apologetic and gave us more towels to put on the sill. Not ideal but it wasn't their fault. It is Choice Hotels responsibility to make sure the rooms are water tight. Entertainment was not the best but at least it was something to take you out your room at night. Parking is something else. Although on their website it does say there is a car park, but it is a nightmare. Be warned!! If there is no room at the front of the hotel which is already double parked you have to walk about 5 minutes to their other car park where you might get a space and you might not! I would think about re-visiting this hotel in the future but I certainly will not be travelling by car.

Room Tip: The extra for a sea view room is well worth it.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Manchester
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

I think the hotel is FANTASTIC, first class service from all areas, from the very friendly welcoming greeting and helpfullness of the reception staff and the porters to the excellent food and entertainment.
We had a room on the back, which was nice, spacious, had a bay window which made it nice and bright and was also very quiet.
and as much as some of the staff are foreign, they are lovely and most memeber of staff are an absolute assett to the hotel and it's chain.
the food you receive is so nice and you definately go home a good few pounds if not a stone heavier :-)
nightly entertainment would consist of a childrens disco for half an hour followed by either 2 singers or a singer and a comedian.
The kids were also kept busy with different activities in the kids club which they really enjoyed.
Location is good too, only a 10 minute walk into the town centre or there's a bus stop quite literally outside the front to go to the pleasure beach or sancastle etc and one across the road if you fancied going to fleetwood cleveleys.
The only downside is if it is busy and all the irons are out you might have a bit of a wait to get one.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

My wife and I had stayed in this hotel about three years ago so we kind of knew what to expect. On arriving we were welcomed at reception with no delay. We had a front room with a bay window on the first floor. The room was very spacious and comfortable. The only critisism was the bathroom was a bit on the small side but this did not disappoint us too much. The meals were delicious and we heard others comment about how lovely the food was. There was a good choice each evening. The service was excellent and the waitress very pleasant. The hotel has excellent entertainment and during our weekend visit there were 2 acts each night. Both nights consisted of one singer and a comedian. The entertainment was to a good standard especially the Friday night comedian. A tip you don't have to get a seat in the cabaret room too early as even though the hotel was full there were plenty of seats. There is a quiter bar if you prefer the peace and quiet. Overall a great stay and we will be back again. Just hope the weather is better next time

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Claremont Hotel
Address: 270 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1SA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Blackpool
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Blackpool
#17 Family Hotel in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Claremont Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable and pleasantly decorated, 143 bedrooms at the Claremont Hotel in Blackpool offer our guests the privacy and comfort you would expect from a traditional seaside hotelAll with en-suite and some with delightful sea views overlooking Blackpool's promenade and the famous Illuminations, there are a range of sizes sleeping from one to a family of five. In room facilities of these great Blackpool bedrooms include direct dial telephone, colour LCD television, hairdryers and beverage tray whilst irons and boards are available on request.With a swimming pool, sauna and 'kids club' to the sea view Cafe bar and cabaret room the Claremont Hotel makes it the ideal venue for a family holiday. ... more   less 
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