|This is to answer the comments posted on various web-sites
regarding car parking.
I would have liked to know about the parking situation
which, I realise is outside of the hotel's control. We
thoroughly enjoyed our stay and found the accommodation to
be good value for money.
Parking is not perfect, although street parking is
free. Just a case of find a space and leave the car there
till the end of the holiday. Use bus/tram. The en-suite was a
tad cramped but just grateful one was available. No lift but
a stair lift was available for the elderly. The owners are
working hard to please. If I had known of its exact location
I may have looked more centrally but glad I didn't. This
area suited us perfectly.
We are only a couple of hours away. So many friends
and family come to Blackpool often. I will definitely be
recommending this lovely, friendly, clean hotel. It is close
enough to walk to the promenade or to the town centre.
Also,only five minutes away from the train station,
(Blackpool North) by taxi. It is ideal.
Excellent hospitality at the New Guildroy [sic] in
Blackpool. We arrived there on a Monday afternoon,
having been on a long Journey we just wanted to get to our
room and relax. The welcome was magnificent, we were offered
help With the luggage and shown around. It is a small hotel
but very good for families, good value for money and only
three minutes away from the beautiful beach. The breakfast
and all the other meals were very good. The environment was
very good, the lounge was good for relaxation, the dining
room and the bar equally good and all the furniture made the
place more exotic. The only draw back is the parking spaces
which means that once you park your car you dont have to use
it until the end of the holiday, having said that the trams
are very accessible, frequent and goes to all the fun
places. Would recommend it to families that are looking for
quality and value but are realistic at the same time.
Had a super weekend in this nicely situated hotel. The
hotel is in a quiet street, but very close to the beach and
of course its only a few tram stops to the centre of town.
We had a brilliant weekend staying at the New
Guilderoy Hotel. It is ideal for families. Based in the
North of Blackpool it was lovely and quiet but has easy
access into Blackpool via tram or we walked it a few times
too. Uncle Toms cabin is just around the corner for a drink
but we tended to have a drink in the hotel bar late on.
A great breakfast and lovely and clean and the kids
brilliantly catered for.
Having been a frequent visitor to Blackpool over the last few
years I am familiar with staying in all areas. I have to
say that I have never been entirely happy parking my car around
any of the hotels that I have stayed at, and the hotels that
have had dedicated parking have always required me to leave my
keys so that the cars can be shunted around accordingly. I
certainly would not be happy leaving my car in one of the
overnight car parks in the town centre or south shore.
We have lived at the New Guilderoy Hotel since February 2005 and
we normally use the car at least twice a day. I am writing
this article on 25th August 2005. I can honestly say that I
have never parked more than 100 metres away from the Hotel.
Nine times out of ten I have parked right outside the hotel.
I feel entirely comfortable leaving the car in the areas around
the hotel as the area around Queens Promenade is one of the
safest areas in Blackpool.
I cannot say whether or not the situation will change during
the illuminations (Sept 2nd thru November 7th 2006), however there is
a car park at the end of Holmfield Rd.(400m) at Gynn Square just
outside the Savoy Hotel. The tariff is just a few pounds
per night. None of the guests that have stayed with us at
the Hotel have ever had to use this car park.
People have stated that once you find a parking place near
the hotel it is better to leave the car there. Of course
it is. Why would you want to find a parking space in
Blackpool town centre that allows you a maximum of sixty minutes
or else a 60 pounds fine, or alternatively use a public car park
for a minimum of two pounds for just two hours when the tram is
only 1.20 into town and they run every few minutes.
We are exactly one mile from the hotel to Yate's Wine Lodge.
That's just twenty minutes walk.
If you are staying at the Big Blue Hotel adjacent to the
Pleasure beach it is forty minutes walk to the Town centre.
If I have to choose a place to park my car in Blackpool it
would be Holmfield Rd. That's why we bought the hotel
here. A nicer area for nice people!!
Should you really want to book a hotel with designated
parking, make sure you ask the hotel do they have enough space
for all the Hotel guests because otherwise you may find yourself
booked into a Hotel near the tower and then driving to Holmfield
Rd. to park your car safely and legally!!
June 5th 2006. Our car is still fine and dandy parked
outside the hotel door!!!!
Comment added September 5th
2006. Our car is still fine albeit waiting for the MOT,
but yes it's right outside the hotel door!!!!!!
added July 2nd 2007, MOT no problem, still outside the hotel
door!!! Never parked more than two minutes away in safe parking,
if it seems busy, just pull over, offload and I'll show you
where to park.
Comment added August 4th 2007, no
parking outside the front this Saturday afternoon, so parked 50
metres around the corner!!!
Comment added 27th February
2009, We're about to embark on our 5th season and still no major
issues with parking in the area, there were no more than ten
occasions during 2008 season that I had to park more than 50 metres away from the hotel.
Comment added 11th January 2009. We are now on our 6th
season. The only major issues with parking is that we are
now so popular!!! However, again, there were no more than
ten occasions during the 2009 season that I had to park more
than 50 metres away from the hotel.
Aug 31, 2009 | Trip type:
We took advantage of a cancellation and booked online
for a 2 nights break. Parking is a problem, you have to
search for somewhere nearby, but it REALLY is worth the
effort. Simon and Rhona are a genuinely nice and
astonishingly hard working young couple who produce
fantastic results. Their warm welcoming smiles and
helpful advice are completely authentic. You...
Yep!!! And it was
just a two minute walk, safe, and parking for free!!!
It's now April 2015 and everybody is still able to
park either outside or on busy times no more than 2
minutes walk away. This is the best and safest
area to park in Blackpool. FULL STOP!.
Now November 2016 and it's still the best place to
park in Blackpool for free.