“ Refurbished and under new management since September 2011 / 36 Alexandra Road, Blackpool, FY1 6BU / Tel: 0125 334 7277 / Web: www.rossallhouse.co.uk „
Myself and my husband decided to jump on a train and go to blackpool for a long weekend. We had'nt booked anywhere and i just thought of Rossall house where we ad stopped a few years previous. We just knocked on the door i asked if they were open, it was'nt untill we were inside i realised they were'nt the owners we knew, but this did'nt create a problem for the new owners. They were welcoming and introduced themselves told us about the redecoration they had done, and i must say i was impressed and i was only standing in the hallway. We were shown to our room , it had been fitted out with new furniture and beautifully decorated, the double bed had a memory foam matteress and was so comfortable to sleep on after a day of being out and about, the room had an en suite shower room, running hot water, fresh fluffy towels. Breakfast was serve at 9 am which was great because you dont want to get up too early when your on holiday, cereal and juice was already waiting when you sat at your table, tea and toast soon followed, then a full english breakfast to fill you up till lunch. Rossall house is inbetween the south and central piers 2 minutes walk from the beach, tram and bus stops 5 minutes away. close to nice pub around the corner. Nothing was to much trouble and i carnt pick fault with anything during our stay. A lovely holiday and myself and husband will return again before the year is out, and ive told all my freinds and family how pleased we were. I have to say your holiday is only as good as your hotel and we had an amazing time. Mrs s Shenton.
My wife and i visited blackpool from 26/4/2012 till 29/4/2012 we had stayed at rossallhouse a couple of years ago so we decided to stay there again' and we were so pleased with what we found there ,was beautiful just like a home from home ' excellent facilities throughly modernised very clean the breakfast was spot on. we couldnt pick a single fault with the place; absolutly outstanding first class b&b you wouid be hard pressed to find anywhere as good in blackpool .
I must agreed with the new owners. About 2 years ago me and my partner were going to stay here, but after looking at some of the rooms we quickly changed our mines. We re-visited Rossall House again this year after hearing that it had new owners and had under gone a major refurbishment, I must say they did a good job. After taking a quick walk around on the Easter weekend (2012) we were surprised that the prices weren't double and agreed to stay. We do a lot of travelling around and some of the 4* hotels we've stayed in weren't up to as high standard as this. Breakfast was great and cooked to order, room was outstanding with excellent facilities, very nice en-suite too. The bar at the front of the house is a good new addition. Very very very good location to all the best parts that Blackpool sea front has to offer. It was also nice not having to pay £10 a day for parking and £5 a day for Wi-Fi as there included with the room. The new host's are very helpful and friendly. Over all I would defiantly recommend this establishment to all my friends and colleges and yes we will be returning for holidays and myself for work commitments too.
We decided it was time for our annual dose of amusement arcades and candy floss so we packed our bags and headed for Blackpool. As there are so many media stories telling us how badly the British tourist industry is doing we thought we would no problems in finding Bed and Breakfast accommodation for two nights in Blackpool. As we walked up and down road after road we found most of the hotel and guest houses had “No Vacancies” signs displayed. We enquired at about a dozen places before we eventually found one that met our three main criteria, these being that they could accommodate us for two nights, had a family room and the room was en-suite. The search had taken us about two hours and given us some aching legs. If you are looking for a Bed & Breakfast establishment can I just mention a few points that we always look out for: * Car Parking. In Blackpool it is often very difficult to park anywhere near a B & B so look out for somewhere that has its own parking spaces. (Some guest houses charge extra for car parking.) * Meters. Some B & B’s have electric meters in the rooms that you have to “feed”. * Central Heating. If you are travelling out of season then do check to see if the B & B has heating, don’t just take it for granted. * Supplements. Some B & B’s charge extra if you are only stopping one or two nights. * Daytime access. Some of the more old fashioned establishments still do not allow access to the rooms during the day. * Breakfast. If you expecting a full English breakfast then do check that this is what the B & B is serving. Some only provide a continental breakfast. * Rates. Some of the advertised rates are for a midweek night in January. Make sure you know exactly what you are going to pay before you take the room. In general the standard of B & B’s has risen dramatically over the past few years and most of the items above only need a cursory check. The Bed & Breakfast that we choose is called Rossall House and it is situated about halfway between the Central and South Piers and is about 200m from the sea front. There is a private car park at the rear of the building, although it is like a military operation getting your car parked. The guest’s cars are all parked in front of each other and if you do want to get your car out you need to find the other guests and witness a major operation in car manoeuvring. If the other car owners have already gone out for the day then I am afraid that is just bad luck. Mrs Young runs the B & B and is a very pleasant lady and she has a number of local people who come in to help her during the day. Our room was just big enough for one double bed and one single bed, plus a few cupboards. We constantly seemed to be moving things around in order to find some space. I know we are always being told that a hard mattress is better for our backs, but there must be a limit. The mattress on the double bed was so hard that I woke up with back ache on both mornings. If we had been planning a third night in Blackpool then I think we would have moved to a different B & B. In the room there was a colour TV (wall mounted) and a kettle for making tea and coffee. Although the room was for three people there were only two mugs and two sets of drink sachets provided, which was a little annoying. The room was en-suite with a shower. Unfortunately we never did manage to get any hot water out of the shower and there were some very quick cold showers taken. There was no electric shaver point, but luckily I had taken along a mains plug adapter. There were ten guest rooms and breakfast was served in a large, clean dining room at the back of the hotel. Breakfast consisted of Corn Flakes to start, plus a tiny glass of orange fruit juice. The cooked breakfast was two sausages, two rashers of bacon, a fried egg and baked b eans or tinned tomatoes. There was also toast. When you are staying in a Bed and Breakfast establishment the breakfast is obviously a major part of your stay. In the past when we have stayed at B & B’s we have always felt that the breakfast set us up for the day. Unfortunately this was not the case here and unless you ate loads of toast you went away not very full. I really did feel the penny pitching choice of beans or tomatoes was not justified, especially when you think how cheap both of these items are. There was a licensed bar that was open in the evenings although neither of the draught beers were available. The prices of the drinks were very reasonable. The cost of Bed and Breakfast is £17 per person per night, which seemed to be the rate being charged by the majority of the B & B’s in Blackpool. As well as our room key we had a key to the outside door and we could come and go as often as we wanted. Overall the B & B was not unpleasant, but it just seemed to be lacking the little extras that would make you feel that you wanted to go back there again. With most of the Blackpool B & B’s charging the same amount I think we will look for somewhere different next time.
Family run B&B / guest house with 8 rooms all with en-suite. Breakfast included, and free car parking. You're invited to look at the rooms prior to making your decision to stay. Central heating throughout, iron / board, shaver adaptors and Wi-Fi available on request.