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“Blackpools hidden Gem” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Holmsdale Hotel
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Holmsdale Hotel
Ranked #344 of 913 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Blackpools hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2011

We stayed at the hotel 24th sep2011. the hotel was an easy walk from the station, yet still a stroll to the prom.We were in a room at the back of the house which was very quiet, a pleasant change to to busy prom.The hotel was homely the breakfast was beautifully cooked with good quality food. The room was small and perhaps a little dated but it was very clean the shower was
simple lots of hot water clean towels soap shampoo and conditioner supplied
The bed was confortable there was flat screen tv and free wi fi.There was a lovely comfort tray supplied inccluding biscuits and pretty cups A very enjoyable stay would go again good value for money staff were very helpfull m. gilmour kent

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank margaret G G
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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halifax
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

This hotlel although small is exerllent the owners were friendly and helpfull there were my husband and his father (93) and myself. We had a good weekend.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank aquine
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

a lovely hotel and it stands out from most of the others inside and out ! Lovely couple and staff very helpful, warm and welcoming. Stones throw from the beach and easy tram access. Lovely breakfasts and plenty of it . Ideal for a quieter break out of the hussle and bustle , Im partially disabled and because of the lift i managed fine , thanks.

Room Tip: we had room 7 a twin room at the front
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jackietheboss
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england
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

once again this hotel was lovely. the food was good excellent breakfast good choice of menu.lovely friendly staff.nothing was to much for them they really put there selfs out to make your stay warm and cosy .this hotel is a must to visit spotless in everthing ..

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank yorie
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

I wont go into it because i,d be here all day typing, but we recently stayed here and found the owners and the establishment just awful. Unfriendly hosts, disgusting guest house. Need i say more.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank debbie l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

Just stayed at the Holmsdale and had a lovely time. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough for us. All you had to do was ask if there was anything you needed. The rooms were lovely and clean with everything you could need. The food was excellent and they cater for all diets, I am vegetarian and the breakfast was great with plenty of choice and yummy vege sausages. Overall a great stay willbe back next time we are in blackpool

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Clairylou
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Warrington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

Awful place never again: Started with an unfriendly greeting but hey it was later afternoon on a bank holiday not booked any where so took the room. Oh what a mistake should have tried a few more places really. Owner looked over our shoulders while filling in booking form not putting you at ease, not what you you expect when on your holidays. Room was not unclean but small old fashioned and dark so really couldn't tell if it wasn't clean if I think about it. Shower was hard to work and when it got hot, it was scolding ended up having to wash shampoo off in sink, this was not pleasant, had to use the tooth brush holder to rinse. When we asked for a hair dryer it was given but only begrudgingly. Yes we were asked what we would like for breakfast the next morning but this was ignored so why bother asking and we were told oh your having Rice Crispy's as a cereal. Yeah we should have been happy because the next day we had no cereal offered at all. Nights sleep oh let me think floor boards squeaking above from very early, soil pipes running through room at the side of the bed..... lovely (the bed side cabinet was cut to accommodate pipes) and mattress I think I may still have some off the springs still imprinted on me talk about memory mattress. Complain oh no... too scared. There were evening meals served but we were never offered this, seemed a service for the select few. No information given about Blackpool at all.
We were told we were lucky they had a room free 'cos the person who had the room booked had to go home uuummm I wonder why? or was he happy in a nice room with comfy mattress, nice shower, need I go on? was he some where else in Blackpool, in happy bliss if so can he tell me where for next time. Oh wait the blonde waitress was friendly... three cheer's to her. When we left the Hotel owner just took our keys off us, didn't even ask if we had enjoyed our stay... just nothing!!!
Out of interest, we were chatting to another guest on the Sunday night and it seemed she and her partner were having a similar experience....

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank WarringtonDeb
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Peajaybee, Owner at Holmsdale Hotel, responded to this review, 6 September 2011
They were lucky. Last room on bank holiday. Did not look over shoulder, not done. Stayed 2 nts never complained. were in and out of the hotel all day. Blackpool info folder in room and reception full of info. Evening meals are advertised, if they wanted only had to ask. If breakfast was wrong they only had to say this is not what we ordered.Shower tested works fine hot and cold. These were never the sort of guests you felt you could have a conversation with. Why can't people speak up if they are not happy rather than go home and write an essay full of innuendo and untruths. They may have had a grievance but they did did not bring it to our attention.
Should have cause for concern during your stay, please bring the matter to our attention. Every effort can then be made to meet you requirements or resolve problems. We consider it unreasonable to raise concerns after your departure should the hotel not first have been given the opportunity to attend to these matters during your stay.
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Property: Holmsdale Hotel
Address: 6-8 Pleasant Street | North Shore, Blackpool FY1 2JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #344 of 913 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holmsdale Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sorry No Children!! THIS HOTEL IS A CHILD FREE ZONE. Twin, double & single rooms available, but no family rooms - so the hotel cannot cater for children. The hotel does cater for young adults of 12 and over. The award winning Holmsdale Hotel is a select, quiet, privately owned and run hotel offering guests quality accommodation in relaxing, informal surroundings with en suite rooms and lift to all floors. ... more   less 
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