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The Talbot Hotel
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Southport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I have just returned from a fantastic Monday to Friday short break at The Talbot Hotel in Southport.

Myself and 12 others had booked a mystery tour break, which turned out to be Southport and we couldn't have picked a better hotel if we'd tried.

The hotel was very comfortable, clean and warm. The room, which I shared with a friend was excellent, plenty of drawer space and for a change - real coathangers in the wardrobe. The on-suite had constant hot water with a shower over the bath and towels, which were of good quality, were changed as and when required.

This hotel is a family run affair and the owner and his staff couldn't do enough for us.

Originally no entertainment had been arranged but on the Monday night he laid on a couple of games of bingo and when he saw that we were all enjoying ourselves he decided to lay on entertainment for the rest of the week.

On the Tuesday night he gave us a Christmas Dinner, with all the trimmings, party hats, crackers, glass of wine and Santa Claus even made an appearance with gifts for everyone and he arranged for a singer to entertain us after we had been more than suitably fed.

On the Wednesday he re-created Hogmanay, which was fantastic, with an accordianist supplying the music for us that night.

And on the last night he arranged another singer / comedian who was also very good and kept us all up on the dance floor again.

As for the food - it was delicious - absolutely no complaints from anyone, it was always delivered hot and the staff were excellent, they were all young and very efficient.

I would certainly go back to this Hotel and I would recommend anyone going to Southport to book into the Talbot Hotel. I'd rate it at 5 star plus.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel was a nice surprise, although going by other reviews I should not have been.
My room was small, but was clean and had it's own toilet and sink. I had to share a shower but that was only a small inconvenience.
Our host Gilbert was exceptional.
Glenton had arranged the trip for £99 for 4 nights DB&B, but Gilbert arranged entertainment on each of the nights. We had a Christmas themed meal night followed a New Year's themed meal night.
The food, cooked by Gilbert's wife was out of this world. Her soups should have Heinz and all other companies knocking on her door demanding her recipes.
All the staff were a credit to Gilbert, and should be congratulated on their professionalism.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

My boyfriend and I have stayed at the Talbot hotel numerous times and have found it to be an all round pleasant place to stay. The owner Gilbert is an attentive and friendly host who makes us feel very at home. The rooms are always clean and tidy with easily accessible facilities. Breakfast at the Talbot hotel is very nice and is served by friendly staff. I really enjoy staying here and will always stay again. I would recommend the Talbot to all my friends as its my favourite hotel. Can't wait to come again soon :).

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

We have just returned from the Talbot Hotel in Southport after spending two excellent nights for a "Jazz Christmas Party" weekend. Once again we cannot praise Julie and Gilbert enough for the superb food, accommodation, and entertainment they arranged for the weekend. They and their staff are really friendly and cannot do enough to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. We even had a visit from Father Christmas who distributed gifts to all the guests. We are certainly looking forward to the next jazz weekend in February.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

What a great,friendly,family run hotel. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and the staff. Great full english breakfast. Only stopped the one night - wish it was longer. Would certainly book next time I am in Southport or nearby.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

We recently had our day and evening wedding receptions at The Talbot Hotel and we had the most wonderful time! Gil was attentive to our needs and met with us a few times before the actual day to ensure that everything was to be just as we wanted it. We had an Elvis themed wedding and the room and tables looked fabulous when decorated.
The food was second to none, everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it! The presentation of both the wedding breakfast and the evening buffet was spectacular and tasted just as good.The staff were polite, courteous and attentive to ours and the guests every need. The toastmaster, pianist and the D.J that Gil had arranged for us were all brilliant.
Both ourselves and some of the guests stayed over and found the rooms to be spotless and the beds extremely comfortable and would recommend a stay here to anyone. On our bed Gils daughter had even gone so far as to make loving swans out of towels for a display on our bed.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

we stayed here for 1 night [ wish it had been longer ] the hotel is very central . It was sooooooo clean and the most comfortable bed EVER . The breakfast was realy tasty and realy nice staff ,thank you for a lovely stay , hope to see you soon Gil .

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Talbot Hotel

Address: 23-25 Portland Street | Merseyside, Southport PR8 1LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Merseyside > Southport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Southport
Price Range: £53 - £64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 24
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