6 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Great Blackpool hotel
"We stayed at the Glen Dor, now been taken over and under new management, was best stay in Blackpool ever had, the rooms were clean, a well stocked bar and free of stag parties, the hotel is very central, and is nice to have a choice of breakfast, it was quite novel to see many show people come in the hotel, as the new owner is involved in the business, Well done Gen Dor, will be back soon !!"
- Travel date: 26th March 2011
worse than sleeping in the woods
"When booking this hotel, I was assured by the lady on the telephone that she had a free car park and a licensed bar which was kept open all night. These were the main 2 reasons for booking this hotel (parking being the first). When we arrived, there was NO CAR PARK, just 2 spaces at the front of the hotel, both taken, one by a person using a different hotel!!!! I had to drive around to find a car park, and the cheapest one I could find cost me 8 pound, I was not amused! When checking in, I noticed that the pool table, which was advertised was missing, when I asked about it, the female owner said that it was broken and was removed several months ago, I suggested she remove the photgraphs of it from the internet. I also commented on how COLD it was in the hotel and she told us that our en-suite room was the warmest in the hotel as the sun shines through the window all day. When we got to our room it was COLDER THAN IT WAS OUTSIDE (in late october). We noticed that the BATHROOM WINDOW WAS BROKEN and she had tried to disguise this with masking tape. There was a gap at the top of the window, leaving it open by about an inch and a half. There was NO SOAP in the bathroom, the FLOOR WAS DIRTY, the BED LINEN SMELLED LIKE IT HAD ALREADY BEEN slept in. The mattress was only a 3/4 size, on a double bed frame, with blocks of wood shoved down the sides to stop it moving around. the DRAWERS WERE HANGING OUT of the unit, the tea facilities had no milk, just coffee whitener urgh! the batteries to the tv remote were HELD IN BY SELLOTAPE, the bedroom WINDOW WAS FILTHY WITH MOULD GROWING on the frames. we had a spectacular VIEW OF A BRICK WALL. it was bloody freezing all night and we had NO HOT WATER to have a shower or wash We spent all day out around the town and we arrived back at the hotel at about 8:45pm. The BAR WAS IN DARKNESS AND LOCKED UP, so I rang the woman in charge and asked her to come and open the bar as I wanted a drink. She arrived with a little girl, who was no more than 6 years of age. The 6 YEAR OLD GIRL SERVED US OUR VODKA AND COKES AND BOTTLES OF LAGER watched over by her mother, I was appalled! We took our drinks back to our room, and she locked the bar again and left. The toilet for the rest of the rooms on our floor was attached to our room, and had NO SINK for users to wash their hands in when they were done (disgusting) and the door didn't shut unless you slammed it, which WOKE US UP 5 TIMES during the night and you could hear what everyone was doing on that toilet. Breakfast was self service, it was all SWIMMING IN GREASE AND THE BREAD COULD HAVE BEEN USED TO SMASH A WINDOW it was so hard. I am writing to the owner and including photographs of the terrible state of our room (room 12) and appealing for a refund. The only place I can imagine to stay that would be worse than the Glendor Hotel is sleeping rough in the woods with wild bears and serial killers on the loose. DO NOT GO THERE.....EVER, IT IS AN ABOMINATION!"
- Travel date: 23rd October 2009
Wow - great hotel. Top Hotel with excel...
"Wow - great hotel. Top Hotel with excellent facilities, one of Blackpools finest, I'll be booking again asap. Gerald Wiley. "
- Travel date: 18th September 2008
I booked this accomodation via Blackpool...
"I booked this accomodation via Blackpools Best website for a 30th birthday weekend for 15 women and was GUARNTEED by both the staff working there and the staff at the hotel before we arrived on SEVERAL occassions that ALL room we booked would be EN-SUITE. However when we arrived we were allocated 8 rooms. 5 were en-suite, all except 1 were doubles (only 1 twin room). The rooms were small, stuffy and dirty. My room had a lovely iron mark burned into the carpet, other rooms were barely big enough to have a bed in them. The "communal" toilets/showers were unhygenic. The bar opened when we got there to allocate keys, then closed until we were ready to go out, opened to give us the free drink we were each promised for booking (this was lambrini substitute) and then closed again. We were extremely disapointed. We had 3 members of our party wo needed ground/first floor rooms with en-suite due to mobility issues that were given rooms a few floors up with toilets at end of corridor. I am in the process of complaining to website who I booked via. Â£28 per person per night meant the rooms that had a bed, unworkable televisions and nothing else were Â£56 per night! The breakfast was served between 8.30 and 9 and was self service (not good choice/quality) and nobody got any sleep as the bedw were wither stiff as boards or the noise/smell was so unbareable that we were glad to leave with no sleep at all. AN ABSOLUTE RIP-OFF DO NOT STAY HERE AT THIS HOTEL - WE WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO THIS HOTEL AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE ELSE. I would give this 0/10 but you have to pick at least 1/10 to write a comment."
- Travel date: 3rd August 2008
i would like to tell you about this so c...
"i would like to tell you about this so call hotel. we went to blackpool for a hen party 16 of us all togeater we booked 8 TWIN rooms we got 1 room with bunk beds 1 with 2 double beds 3 with 1 doule beds no toilet or showers in any of these rooms the bedroom smelt like a tip, carpets were thread bare. the suger coffee was like rock. bar was only open till 5.30 pm.They say free parking i parked at the hotel for 30 mins got car towed away had to pay 275 pounds to get it back. had to get out of this hell hole never went for breakfast the smell was enough. if anyone has booked this hotel please please please DONT GO go some were else this hotel should be knocked down for everyones own health i give it a 1 but it should be wiped off."
- Travel date: 31st March 2008
Well what can I say? What a dump. I stay...
"Well what can I say? What a dump. I stayed at the Glendor for 1 night only (fortunately) on 7th July for an organised hen party. I've seen bigger prison cells (only on TV!) than the rooms here. My niece, who was one of 2 hens, was given a room that smelt like a men's urinal (literally). She complained to the management who said the smell was due to a chip shop down the road (strange how none of the other rooms smelt the same) and was moved to a different room which they were advised they could not lock as there was only 1 master key! They had to leave any valuables in one of the other girl's rooms. My own room was extremely small with only a single bed, a sink and what I presume was a wardrobe. We did have coffee making facilities, however, most of them did not work. We sorted out stuff and went straight out. (I think we attended every dumpy pub in Blackpool, none of the good ones). Breakfast the next morning was inedible with rock hard fried toast that I thought was a hash brown, a hard rubbery fried egg and a load of other slop. We were due to leave by minibus at 4pm but had such a rubbish time that 10 of our party decided to get the next train back which was at 11.15am. All in all a complete waste of money and I will not be returning to Blackpool. Do not stay in the Glendor if you value your sanity and health."
- Travel date: 9th July 2007
Top traveller tips for Glendor Hotel
"Great for the town and theatres."
"Terry's Balti House, The Pleasure Beach, The Pasaje Del Terror"