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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa

4-star hotel

Mid-scale hotel for business trips or leisure

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Hotel - Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa
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Practical information

    • Wi-Fi at the hotel
    • High-speed internet
    • Bus/coach parking area
    • Public outdoor parking
    • Private outdoor parking
    • Wheelchair access
    • Reduced mobility rooms: 3
    • Number: 1
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Sauna
    • Jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre
    • Massage - Paying
    • Solarium - Paying
    • Children Menu at the restaurant - Paying
    • Early Check-in - Paying
    • LATE CHECK-OUT - Paying
    • A 2-course Menu at the restaurant - Paying
    • Champagne - Paying
    • Online Check-in / Fast Check-out
  • Number of rooms: 175
  • Hotel location: In the country
  • Main point of interest: TROUGH OF BOWLAND (16.09 km)

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa - hotel reviews in Blackburn

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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa: 2.0 out of 5 stars "Annual family trip"

29th August 2013, Chinchilla64, Sunderland, United Kingdom

We have stayed at this hotel many times over the years as we have family near by. However on this occasion we were very disappointed with the overall standard of cleanliness, appearance of the place and noise levels. This is a lovely hotel and has some nice staff but it is need of a makeover and a good clean. Despite asking for a 'quite' room we were given room 71 which is located above the health spa and opposite the bar area. Consequently we had two very noisy nights and on both my husband had to ask people to keep the noise levels down! We are aware its a popular choice with wedding parties/functions most weekends. Our room was very spacious and the beds were comfortable as usual. However the windows were ill fitting allowing noise in easily, the room was very hot and there is no air conditioning. Moreover, there were dead flies and dragon flies lying around especially on window sills. Hand rails were sticky and we observed some of the chairs and carpets were stained. I'm afraid we didn't enjoy our stay this year which is a real shame. We used the swimming pool and health spa; this has had some areas repainted but the showers were full of black mould and in need up an upgrade. The pool is the thing our 9 year old daughter loves here and its always warm and enjoyable. Breakfast was still good but we chose to eat out locally the rest of the time as there are some fantastic restaurants near by such as The Villa in Clitheroe. We spoke to other guests who had similar experiences to ours; needs re-decorating, cleaning and new windows.

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Management responseDear GuestThank you for providing feedback. I am sorry to hear that there were problems experienced during your stay. If you would like to speak to me personally about these, please contact me directly at the hotel. I am sorry that the stay was not as relaxing as it could have been. I can confirm that there is a significant refurbishment programme in place, including windows and decorationI hope that you may give us the chance to improve your perception should you be returning to the area in the futureYours sincerelyIvan LynchGeneral Manager
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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa: 3.0 out of 5 stars "Nice castle."

15th August 2013, petersingh75, London, United Kingdom

We arrived at the Hotel to check in. Staff were friendly, but busy as there was a big wedding taking place. As a result of this wedding, all food stock was extremely low. No Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream, no yogurt, etc. Would be nice if the hotel was prepared in advance for such shortages. We booked two rooms. One Family room, and one Executive room. The Family room seriously looks dated and worn. There were dents in the doors, the walls were scruffy, and the lights very dim and dusty. Maybe it was deliberate to give the look and feel of actually living in a castle. No ghosts thankfully. The Executive room was better. It showed a tad more class, i.e. better carpets, no signs of dust, and just a better all round experience. Room service was polite and prompt, an breakfast could have been better. Would be nice if UK hotels had better patisserie items like European hotels. The food looked like it was budget, and there was something wrong with the sausages and bacon. I left mine on the plate. Good tea though. Back to the bedroom, the sleep quality was exceptional (in the Executive room). If I go back, will have to try a suite, and hopefully avoid a wedding. Pay more, get more for your buck I suppose. The swimming pool is a delight, although (i know...nit picking) there were some broken plastic bits near the edges where the water drains out, and in the pool a cover was missing ( a bit dangerous if a foot gets stuck in there). Overall, I will probably be back there, as it appears to be one of the best in the area.

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Management responseDear GuestThank you for providing feedback. I was pleased to hear that on the whole, your experience was a positive one. There are always improvements to be made and we have a dedicated team here that are constantly looking to do so. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.Kind regardsIvan LynchGeneral Manager
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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa: 4.0 out of 5 stars "Good value mini-break"

1st August 2013, IJMOOR, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Have stayed 6 times in last 12 months on a full-board basis. Hotel and food has been good each time, but sometimes the service in the lounge bar is a little slow, although it has always ben good inthe dining room and at reception. Apart from this I would recommend Dunkenalgh for a relaxing getaway.

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Management responseDear GuestThank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback in relation to your recent stay at Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa. I was pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay. I will share your feedback with our Food and Beverage manager and hope to resolve the issues in the bar in due course. I hope to see you back at the hotel in the near future.Yours sincerelyIvan LynchGeneral Manager
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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa: 3.0 out of 5 stars "Great setting and good spa"

24th July 2013, Yogen26, Peterborough, United Kingdom

But let down because of small reception dealing with huge groups checking in or out... For getting to my room one had to pass through a lot of function areas and narrow corridor filled with cleaning stuff and a variety of material... soiled sheets etc, not once or twice but a number of times.Disappointing overall though the package was good and spa experience was good as well.

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Management responseDear GuestThank you for providing feedback in regards to your recent stay. I was disappointed to hear that you were not completely satisfied with all aspects of your stay. Please allow me to express my sincere apologies. I will review your comments with the team and try to make improvements where possible. Thank you again for your feedback. I hope you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the future.Yours sincerelyIvan LynchGeneral Manager
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