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Blackpool Hotel

Post by longside72 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:54 pm

Anyone know the name of hotel in blackpool one of the posters on here has ? Looking to go over for a few days so would rather give my cash to a fellow claret .

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Jul 18, 2021 6:58 pm

Not sure whether he’s still there but it is called Seaclose Hotel and is on Banks Street.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by ŽižkovClaret » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:09 pm

Stayed there, admittedly over 10 years ago now, and the service was excellent

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Woodleyclaret » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:36 pm

Just stay well away from anything in the Britannia group
They buy up former well known hotels spend sod all on them and offer cheap rates
Absolutely minging

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Grumps » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:51 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:36 pm
Just stay well away from anything in the Britannia group
They buy up former well known hotels spend sod all on them and offer cheap rates
Absolutely minging
Is that what this particular hotel is now?

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by ŽižkovClaret » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:52 pm

I very much doubt it, it wouldnt have been big enough to attract them id imagine

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by longside72 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:57 pm

Worked at brittania hotels , got free digs and breakfast - had the breakfast once !! , got voted worst hotels in the country a few times
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by claret2018 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:05 pm

Stayed at a Britannia in Canary Wharf - never again

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Burnley Ace » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:42 pm

The Norbrek Castle? Is the one to avoid!
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by longside72 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:45 pm

Worked there ( canary wharf ) , made the mistake of going out for a few beers !!!
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by joey13 » Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:46 pm

Burnley Ace wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:42 pm
The Norbrek Castle? Is the one to avoid!
There’s a number of hotels to avoid in Blackpool , but Norbrek has got to be up there near the top of the list ,armed robbery when we stayed there ,also there was adjoining room with a wardrobe across where the door should have been , it was so bad it was funny , not sure how they have stayed open .

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Dressinggown » Sun Jul 18, 2021 9:37 pm

The 2 Travelodge places near the Pleasure Beach have been fine. Same for the 2 hotels owned by the Pleasure Beach (Big Blue & Boulevard). The Hampton by Hilton is also close by but have not stayed there.

Avoid any of the Britannia hotels unless you are proper desperate.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Jakubclaret » Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:16 pm

Burnley Ace wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:42 pm
The Norbrek Castle? Is the one to avoid!
Norbreck used to have a reputation for escorts & call girls that used to stop there, I’m not sure if it still does, I’ve never been inside but the exterior is very grubby & needs a few licks of paint I often walk past on the circular up red bank road.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by tim_noone » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:16 am

Jakubclaret wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 11:16 pm
Norbreck used to have a reputation for escorts & call girls that used to stop there, I’m not sure if it still does, I’ve never been inside but the exterior is very grubby & needs a few licks of paint I often walk past on the circular up red bank road.
You cant beat All inclusive tbf.
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:36 am

joey13 wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:46 pm
There’s a number of hotels to avoid in Blackpool , but Norbrek has got to be up there near the top of the list ,armed robbery when we stayed there ,also there was adjoining room with a wardrobe across where the door should have been , it was so bad it was funny , not sure how they have stayed open .
I took the kids the other year, we ended up leaving at 7am, it was horrific, by far the worst place I’ve stopped in my life and I’ve been to all the party islands as a lad with my mates and stopped in some dumps.

We had a blood hand print on the back of the door and a slug in one of the beds :lol:

It’s desperately wants condemning, I’m sat here laughing thinking about how bad it was
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by BenWickes » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:42 am

Burnley1989 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:36 am
... and a slug in one of the beds :lol:
I hate it when rooms are double booked.
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by The Enclosure » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:50 am

"and a slug in one of the beds "

Nothing worse than a hotel that allows hot bedding.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:00 am

I complained and was told I must have brought it in on my shoe…
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Leon_C » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:13 am

I've had the misfortune of staying in BOTH Metropole Blackpool and Britannia Portland St Manchester, for one night each.
Awful, in every single way. Avoid at all costs.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by tim_noone » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:43 am

Burnley1989 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:00 am
I complained and was told I must have brought it in on my shoe…
:lol: :lol: The Sh!thole has been on the Avoid List for at least 20years to my knowledge and highlighted on TV.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by martin_p » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:47 am

I always thought the best bet for the Norbreck was to rebrand itself as an ‘I’m a Celebrity’ themed hotel and make its shortcomings a feature.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by BenWickes » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:23 am

Burnley1989 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:00 am
I complained and was told I must have brought it in on my shoe…
'You didn't inform us you brought a pet. That'll be an extra £15 for the night. Would you like extra lettuce with your room service sir?'

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Down_Rover » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:33 am

Trip Advisor says Seaclose is closed until Jan 22

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:44 am

tim_noone wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:43 am
:lol: :lol: The Sh!thole has been on the Avoid List for at least 20years to my knowledge and highlighted on TV.
I booked it on my phone an hour before I left and didn’t bother looking at the reviews, probably the only time I’ve ever done it :lol:

I told my children, if you don’t work hard at school this is the sort of place you will be holidaying in the future. Tbh, it’s unlikely I will ever stop in Blackpool again it’s horrific :lol:

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by ŽižkovClaret » Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:08 am

Norbreck used to do "party weekends". suppose you don't mind a rough room when you're paraletic

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by gtclaret » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:33 pm

I think that the Norbreck sums up Blackpool really. It was good40 years ago, still has the potential with great facilities, but has been left to ruin and desperately needs investment

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by ŽižkovClaret » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:38 pm

They could convert the Norbreck into a Cat C Prison! They would have to do some upgrades to the rooms though!

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Billy Balfour » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:30 pm

Apparently, the locals have been demanding changes that would benefit the area - they want it to be turned into a reception centre for illegal immigrants.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by martin_p » Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:38 pm

gtclaret wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:33 pm
I think that the Norbreck sums up Blackpool really. It was good40 years ago, still has the potential with great facilities, but has been left to ruin and desperately needs investment
To be fair Blackpool has had a tonne of investment over the last 10-20 years and continues to get it. The new sea front, the new bits round Blackpool North station, improvements to the Tower and Winter Gardens and the next step is regeneration of the area behind the Sea Life Centre that has been a car park for the last 30 years or so. Having lived on the Fylde coast for nearly 25 years (but am not there now) Blackpool is loads better than it was in the 90s and noughties.

The Norbreck however continues to be a dump.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by claret2018 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:08 pm

The front at Blackpool is ok (during the day) but step beyond that by a single street and it’s like the Wild West, if there had been an abundance of smack back in Frontier times.

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by claretblue » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:47 pm

I once won a raffle and 1st prize was a night at The Norbreck!

...2nd prize was 2 nights! :?
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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by ŽižkovClaret » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:52 pm

The Norbreck Site has to be worth $$$ so you have to assume they keep it ticking over as a hotel with minimal to no investment, waiting for someone to come in and buy it in order to flatten it and build a new Hotel on the footprint

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Re: Blackpool Hotel

Post by Burnley1989 » Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:54 pm

claret2018 wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 4:08 pm
The front at Blackpool is ok (during the day) but step beyond that by a single street and it’s like the Wild West, if there had been an abundance of smack back in Frontier times.
Spot on

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