We picked this hotel because of the price, the location (not right in the middle of bustling Blackpool...) and because it looked decent enough (especially for Blackpool standards...).
We didn't want to have to look for a restaurant every evening (and ending up eating fish & chips every day - after all, this is Blackpool!), so we booked Dinner, Bed and Breakfast which only cost a few quid more than just B&B.
We stayed in a family room (no.26 - one double & one single), which was compact but clean (no view). The hotel was quiet, with mainly elderly people staying (probably also because we were there just before the school holidays started).
The choice of food at breakfast and dinner was good and so was the quality. Don't expect haute cuisine, but rather a nice home cooked meal.
All staff were very friendly and helpful.
The only thing is that the room was quite uncomfortably warm, which we initially thought was due to the warm weather, but when it turned cooler the next day it stayed just as hot. I'll be asking why this would have been a next time and perhaps pick a different room if for example it was due to heat from the kitchen or the swimming pool.
Talking about the pool, this was very nice to have. We made use the the indoor pool as the weather was still a bit too cool for the outdoor one. Nice jacuzzi as well! A sauna and steam room are also available for guests, at no extra cost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the prestigious Queens Promenade with breath taking views over the Irish sea, The Doric Hotel is fast becoming one of the more popular promenade hotels offering a wide range of facilities and affordable holidays. Renowned for our quality and service in comfortable surroundings making The Doric a fine hospitality experience for all the family.In the last 3 years The Doric has been highly commended by The Blackpool Tourism Awards which picks out the best of Blackpool’s hotel's and its many aspects. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Doric Hotel Blackpool