15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Stayed here for wife's 50th Birthday - Very disappointed. On arrival i thought we'd walked into a funeral parlour. The reception area is Black, dark and dingy. The so called 'Superior' room decor was also Black with black lampshades, black blinds with such a small window, Black and white pictures on the walls, heavy dark furniture. It was so darkly depressing. I found a thick layer of dust on the main dressing table so I wrote 'CLEAN ME' in it under the telly. It was still there when we left. At breakfast we were met at the door by by a bearded chap who appeared to be fed up and not interested. No 'Good Mornings' or 'Welcomes' just led to a table and 'You can sit here if you want ' ! ! The wife had a pamper session booked, she enjoyed the massaging bit but she was suprised at how disorganised the staff were, they appeared to have no idea what was happening. Altogether it was not enjoyable and we will NOT go again."
- Travel date: 9th May 2011
My partner and I stayed in a "superior" ...
"My partner and I stayed in a "superior" room over the weekend on a bed and breakfast basis. The cost of Â£154 was, allegedly, less than the usual cost. In as much as the hotel probably ticks sufficient boxes to allow it to qualify as a 4 star rated hotel, it is, in my opinion, nowhere near what could be regarded as being of 4 star quality. There was no welcome tray as promised. The room, despite being classed as superior, was clean and tidy, but little better than those found in a Travel Inn. Breakfast was fine, with a large range of freshly cooked items on offer. Take the advice given in the hotel literature and go before 9.00 as it does get very busy after that time. I wouldn't dream of staying at Heron's Reach again and would not recommend it to anyone."
- Travel date: 4th August 2008
I am a big fan of the De Vere range of h...
"I am a big fan of the De Vere range of hotels. I have stayed in many and have yet to be disappointed! We booked this hotel to take our children to see the Blackpool Illuminations. The hotel is a four star rated hotel with many facilities such as a leisure club, golf course, restaurants, bars, and conference suites. The pool is great and has a jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and sanarium attached. They also have squash courts and golf course and a gymnasium and also a beautician onsite. There is plenty to do even if it just a stroll around the golf course on the bridal path that goes all the way round the hotel grounds. The breakfast is a buffet style of hot and cold selections. I have never seen so much choice before. The staff are friendly and welcoming. A definite 4 star luxury hotel."
- Travel date: 12th December 2007
Great Family Hotel
"With a 3 year old and a wife who needs luxury !! finding a place to stay in Blackpool is tough. This hotel more than met our expectations, the rooms were spacious (even with the sofa made into a bed), very clean with all the luxuries you would expect and a little welcome pack for the litlle one. Breakfast was excellent and staff very attentive, nineteenth bar meals were good if a little pricey, evening menu was varied and offered a special. Leisure facilities and beauty room are excellent. Great location for Park, Model Village, Zoo and just a short drive from the Prom, piers, illuminations etc. We will definately be returning to this hotel."
- Travel date: 28th September 2007
Poor quality hotel, even though awarded ...
"Poor quality hotel, even though awarded 4 stars by the AA, poor quality throughout. Long queues in the morning for breakfast! Poor quality rooms which were dated and poor facilities! Noisy between rooms, could hear other residents in the toilet! Management were very poor and did not help! Overall the hotel looks good, but save your money, you would get a better nightâs sleep on booking a B&B on the sea front for Â£20 per night... Don't bother!"
- Travel date: 8th September 2007
Excellent hotel, best in blackpool
"Stayed for 5 days at this hotel. We have stayed in a couple of expensive hotels in blackpool and were not impressed but were pleasantly surprised with this hotel. We got a cheap rate in a family room on a late deal. The staff were ok at reception, restaurant staff very nice and overall a clean place. The kids loved the swimming pool, which is very big and the gym facilities were very good. Location of this hotel is excellent as its up behind stanley park in a large parkland area, very peaceful and only a 5 minute drive to the front. The kids loved to hear the roar of lions and animals from the nearby zoo at night. A good base for a holiday in the area!"
- Travel date: 30th August 2007
Good Facilities - Small Rooms
"We stayed at Heron's Reach on a two day golf break. The staff were very firendly and efficient, the food good quite and reasonably priced for an hotel (we had a dinner price allowance in our package). A plus point was the leisure facilities - and excellent pool, steam room, gym and sauna etc. The golf course was reasonable and had some more difficult holes, with lots of water and wildlife. The only negative point was the size of the rooms, they were a bit small and the bathroom tiny - but we were only staying for two nights, so it wasn't a major issue."
- Travel date: 24th August 2007
"The Blackpool De Vere is easily accessible by road (look for sign posts to the model village!) A grand building situated in lovely grounds which makes for a comfortable stay. Parking was ample and secure during the working week. When we arrived we were greeted by pleasant staff and upgraded to a superior room at no extra cost. The room which overlooked the golf course was spacious and clean. Extras included the use of white dressing gowns and slippers (which my fiance loved). Leisure facilities were outstanding (see other reviews). Prices in the restaurant were rather high, for those on a tighter budget we would recommend the bar overlooking the golf course. As parking is limited near the beach front we opted to use the taxi service (only about Â£6 to the North Pier). We had a wonderful stay in the hotel and would recommend it to anyone."
- Travel date: 19th August 2007
Class in Blackpool
"We stayed at this hotel on Saturday 28 July. If you are a keen on sports, this is the place to stay. The leisure facilities are excellent, a 21 metre pool, 2 saunas, steam room, jacuzzi. There are 3 squash courts, golf course, tennis facilities. The breakfast was one of the best we have ever anywhere in the world. We also thought the staff very friendly. The only tips we would give is not to check in around the 3pm time at a weekend as we had to wait 15-20 minutes to check in. It might also be wise to ask for a room away from a service room as it sounded as though a dumb waiter was operating even in the early hours of the morning. Yes, we were sober. The only noise from the car park were those of the sea lions at the zoo, whose boundary is next to hotel - a change from traffic!"
- Travel date: 29th July 2007
Fantastic stay at this lovely hotel
"We spotted an ad in the Saturday paper for a really good deal on 2 nights here B & B with dinner on the first night. We were not disappointed at all. On arrival they upgraded us to a superior room - means you get bathrobes, slippers, water and better toiletries. The staff were extremely helpful and would do anything for you. We ate in the Brasserie on the first night. There is a set menu for the dinner package, although you can eat off the a la carte menu and get Â£21 off as part of your package. The food was good and we were looked after well in the restaurant. Breakfast was excellent - and served until 10.30am on a weekend - just what you need when you've gone to relax. There was an excellent selection of hot and cold choices and you could eat as much as you could! We would definitely return to the hotel and make better use of the facilities. I booked my husband a well deserved massage, but we didn't make use of the leisure facilities which we would next time. The location is ideal for a jaunt into Blackpool and very easy to find from the motorway. Overall a fantastic stay."
- Travel date: 22nd July 2007
This is the second time we have stayed a...
"This is the second time we have stayed at Herons Reach, the first was with the family 16, 13 and 11 and then with friends (couple). Both occasions we thoroughly enjoyed everything about this hotel (it does need air conditioning though) The facilities are very good with swimming pool, sauna, and jacuzzi. There are beauty treatments available and there are squash courts tennis courts and of course a golf course. It is quite expensive to play a round of golf but I negotiated a price when booking. The hotel is in lovely grounds and you canât believe you are in Blackpool. However the front is a fair distance away it is behind Stanley Park ( beautiful park )next to the zoo we never ventured in to the centre anyway. The service and food are very good you are well looked after (as you would expect in a De Vere)."
- Travel date: 16th July 2007
Wonderful Easter weekend
"Visiting Blackpool to join our son at the Blackpool Mechanics football tournament, we were looking for a peaceful stay. We really enjoyed De Vere Herons, situated in a countryside setting on the golfcourse. Our (standard) room offered a really lovely view on (what I believe was) the 18th hole and the fairway, had good beds, internet, television and tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast in the Brasserie was a treat. The hotel has a superb healthclub, with a big swimmingpool, sauna and steamroom and a very large fitnessroom. I would recommend the golfclub's restaurant for lunch, as it has a nice sunny terrace overlooking the course. Finally, the hotel team were very friendly and committed to making our stay enjoyable."
- Travel date: 8th April 2007
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