My wife and I brought our 2 year old son and my in laws for a 3 night stay over the 12th of July weekend. We had stayed before back in 2009 when we were 'young, free and single' and although things have changed, they are certainly better! We had room 5 on the first floor at the front, king size bed and a travel cot for the boy, lovely bed and very comfortable and the In-laws had the room opposite, room 3 and although smaller, more than adequate for their needs and both rooms had a free-view, widescreen TV in and plenty of drinks to choose from and top ups aplenty in the hall downstairs. The downstairs bar has gone and has been replaced with a child friendly and very well stocked play room next to the breakfast area, (It's a must for families staying and everyone we spoke to with kids thought it was brilliant also) so the little one was free to roam around whilst we finished our breakfast buffet! And a wonderful buffet selection there was, bacon, sausage, fried and scrambled egg and more, fried bread was even on offer one morning, delicious. The usual cereals, juices, yogurts and fresh fruit were all on offer also.
We used the fridge in the breakfast area to store some beers in for a nightcap whilst were staying and we were made to feel welcome to do so.
The owner and her parents were all very happy to chat and made us feel welcome, even remembering that my wife and I had stayed a good 5 years ago.
Overall the place was clean, friendly, value for money and great for families. No stag or hen parties are allowed so it's generally pretty quiet and as it's set back for the hustle and bustle (about a 10 minute walk from the seafront) you avoid the noisy drunks that plague the closer B and B's.
My only suggestion was to get a new kettle in the room as the one we had didn't properly fit under the tap, although a teasmaid would be better (you know who'll of wrote this ).
Book here and you certainly won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This family run Guest House has a prime central location close to all of Blackpool's attractions. Accommodation is comfortable and all rooms are equipped with modern facilities. Families are well-catered for with a choice of family rooms and suites available. A spacious lounge and a separate dedicated childrens area ensure all guests can enjoy the relaxed and welcoming environment. A substantial buffet breakfast is served. Parking is available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fylde International Backpackers Hotel Blackpool