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“Would not recommend, you can stay in the Hilton opposite for similar price.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Benson Hotel

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Benson Hotel
Ranked #122 of 911 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Would not recommend, you can stay in the Hilton opposite for similar price.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2011

Found the owner a little strange, had to pay £10 deposit per person not per room which I knew nothing about and thought this was a bit much to be honest, rooms were a little cramped but fit for purpose the bathroom was tiny reminded me of a caravan bathroom, breakfast was ok thought did not fancy the free hair that accompanied, I don't know maybe my standards are too high. I have stayed at the Hilton opposite for similar prices and had I been doing the booking I know which I would of chose. The owner was abrupt and out right rude, and has very poor customer service skills, oh and the tv didn't work neither. Would not stay again or recommend.

  • Stayed August 2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2010

We are just home from our weekend – for which ‘many thanks – it was great’. Warm, homely with a good breakfast, it was just what we needed – and at a bargain price.
So thank you both: we’ll see you again soon – but you will need to sort the weather better !
Convenient ten minutes from Blackpool's entertainment area, so quieter and with less passing traffic. Good food offers nearby - five minutes to the Paparazzi Italian Restaurant - early evening offer - starter, mains and sweet from a limited menu, and a glass of house wine - £9-95 per person, which must be the best deal in Blackpool for freshly prepared food in a pleasant atmosphere.

Helped make a good weekend, with our two nights of Co-opera at the Grand Theatre - La Boheme and then The Marriage of Figaro - excellent performances, and again a 'ticket deal' for both shows.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank lonesometravellerGB
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Penkridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2010

My first Seaside B&B experience since being a child! We were greeted by the owner, who was VERY friendly and very helpful. The hotel was spotlessly clean...and the only thing I would say is that the decor is dated. By this, I don't mean it's shabby..It clearly has been decorated regularly...It may be better to say that the decor isn't contemporary.

Breakfast was adequate, apart from the dodgy sausage...but then a lot of hotels serve dodgy, cheap sausage...and i just have a bee in my bonnet over them...proper butchers sausage...or nothing! lol (Having said that, I did make an exception to the rule and eat it as I was starving!!!lol)

We regularly stay in various hotels throughout the UK and did feel that in comparison to others regarding room size, decor etc etc, it was a little pricey. (We have frequently stayed in 4* hotels for the same price)..however, this is Blackpool, and the illuminations were on....

All in all, the location is great...close enough to get in to the busy bits, but far enough away to have a good nights sleep, the beds are comfy and clean, and the owners only to willing to help. If you don't mind a trip down memory lane..you can't go far wrong.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2010

Bill,
24th - 26th September 2010

Just a quick thankyou from the 4 of us, we all thought your accomodation was first class,nice clean and the relaxed friendliness only enhanced our visit.

We will have no hesitation in recommending Northfield to anyone.



Thanks

Chris,Oz,Mike and Nick

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2010

I stayed with my 4 year old son and this hotel was clean and the owner were to friendly and helpful it was great and nothing was to much trouble for the owners, the location was perfect to as you were near a tram stop but it was not a long walk to main centre either which we done every day and trammed it back, would definately return here x

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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1 Thank pinkyummy
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st helens
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2010

This hotel saved our weekend, highly recommended, the owners were amazing, couldnt help us enough, the food was fab, the rooms were lovely, clean n spacious,
comfiest pillows ive ever slept on weas thinking of sneaking them home in my bag haha, would defo go back ere.

  • Stayed May 2010
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2 Thank kirstysthelens
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st helens
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2010

very helpful,imaculate place 2 stay!the owers made us very welcome and help us in r hour ov need, told us all gud places 2 go luv it well recomended!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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1 Thank lesh_2006
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Property: Benson Hotel
Address: 4 Derby Road, Blackpool FY1 2JF, England (Formerly Northfield Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #122 of 911 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Benson Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Benson Hotel in Blackpool, situated in the popular north shore area of Blackpool is close enough to all the attractions yet far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet. Close to Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens, Theatres, North Pier, and Town Centre where there is a wide range of shops, attractions and shows for you to visit. From the moment you step through the door, you are given a warm and friendly welcome, as our aim is to make your stay the best we can. We have 9 newly decorated en-suite bedrooms consisting of four poster premier room, family, double and twin rooms. All rooms are en-suite and have central heating, hospitality trays with tea/coffee, flat colour TV, and free Wi-fi in most areas of the hotel. Hairdryers and ironing facilities are also available. Our bedrooms are spotless and serviced daily. Towels are also supplied. Whatever your reason for a stay in Blackpool, we will do our best to make it a memorable one. If you have any requirements which you would like on arrival, please let us know. ... more   less 
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