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“Clean and friendly.”
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The Bedford Hotel
Ranked #131 of 853 Blackpool B&B and Inns
1 review
“Clean and friendly.”
Reviewed 21 August 2012

I have just returned from a weekend break to Blackpool, with my family. The Bedford hotel was very welcoming and the staff were very polite. Upon arrival we were greeted at check in where the staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable and we also received maids service during our stay. Our maid, Jessica, cleaned the room to a good standard and we got along well with her. Breakfast was included with our stay and there was a wide selection of breakfast items to choose from. We had the full English which was delicious. The hotel is situated on the sea front which is convenient for the beach and all the attractions during the day and the bars at night. It also meant we could have a lovely sea view from our room.

Thankyou to the Bedford hotel and all its staff for making our stay enjoyable.

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BedfordBlackpool, Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, we try our best to make guests stay more enjoyable, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay, I will pass your comments onto Jessica. We look forward to welcoming you back, thank you once again.
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Just returned from the Bedford for 2 nights , logging on to write my review I was shocked to see some of the more recent reviews and can not understand where these opinions come from. I travel to Blackpool twice a year and have stayed in many smaller hotels and b&b's, the Bedford being the best for the price, for what we paid for our double room we were happy with the standard, room was clean and breakfast nice. We had some drinks in the bar on the first night before we went out and was happy with the price and service, we spoke to the manager upon check out as we wanted to request some prices to return over the Christmas period and he was helpful and polite. We shall be returning in a few months time.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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BedfordBlackpool, Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, we try our best to make guests stay more enjoyable. We completely agree we are also shocked at some of the comment, we just wish some guests would inform use of their problems and at least give us chance to rectify the them. We look forward to welcoming you back, thank you once again.
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

We travel to Blackpool twice a year with the family and always stay at the Bedford Hotel, the rooms are very clean, the location is fantastic being just a short 5 minute walk from City Centre. The staff are fantastic, always very friendly to us and overly kind to the children, who love staying here as they have the facility of a swimming pool. Thank you and we shall see you again at Christmas.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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BedfordBlackpool, Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, we try our best to make guests stay more enjoyable, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and we are your favourite place. If we can be of any assistance we will try our best to go that little bit further. I will pass your kind comments on to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back at Christmas, thank you once again.
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Arrived to be greeted by Adrian, very professional and welcoming. Room was facing the sea and was overall a lovely room. Really clean! Loved the cooked breakfast and the evening meals were always a very good standard! first time at the Bedford but will definitely stay again. Thanks to really friendly bar staff! John your great.

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BedfordBlackpool, Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you for your kind comments, we try our best to make guests stay more enjoyable, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and loved our Breakfasts and Evening Dinners. I will pass your kind comments on to the staff. We look forward to welcoming you back, thank you once again.
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We stayed here for one night only on a very late booking, our double room at the rear was adequate for our needs, however the room smelt damp on entry and we discovered this was due to the bathroom, which was dirty and had a mouldy shower curtain giving off a bad smell!!
All public areas were clean and tidy, the breakfast was good with buffet for juices, cereals and fruit, and waiter service for the hot breakfast. All staff were very polite, helpful, and efficient.
The hotel lift is ancient and very small ( my wife is slim and I'm average and we had to squeeze in). It's not suitable for anyone infirm as there are a number of steps to negotiate at different levels.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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BedfordBlackpool, Manager at The Bedford Hotel, responded to this review, 6 November 2012
Thank you for your comments, please accept my apologies over the shower curtain our housekeepers have been shown how to check them daily and replace when needed. Our lift is small but is fully functional and can accommodate 2 or 3 people. I will pass your kind comments onto members of staff. If the clients would like to ever return to the Bedford Hotel we will ensure their stay is too our highest of standards. Once again thank you very much.
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Property: The Bedford Hotel
Address: 298 - 300 North Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 853 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price range (per night): $91 - $126
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bedford Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in one of the finest positions on Blackpool's exclusive North Promenade, the 42 bedroomed Bedford is the ideal base for your holiday, just a short walk from the Town Center, North Pier, Blackpool Tower, and within easy reach of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The Bedford hotel has been awarded a Quality Plus status, Blackpool's highest quality standard, an has been family run for over 50 years, establishing itself as one of the areas best. We have a enviable reputation for first class food and service. Sea view rooms, luxury sea view lounge and a well stocked bar with live entertainment throughout the main season. Whether your visit is for pleasure or business, take a well deserved swim in our indoor heated pool, or sit back and relax in the turbo spa or sauna. ... more   less 
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