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Ashton-under-Lyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Under twenty quid for a single bed for the night and a top nosh breakfast for a few quid extra in the morning, not to mention the FREE Wi-Fi...!!! What more do you want in the quieter part of Blackpool, really.....?!!

Thank diskmandave
Reviewed 6 November 2016

My boyfriend and I booked a room here over the weekend, one double bed with shared bathroom. Place was easy to find and the owners let us park in their driveway, which is great given there was virtually no parking anywhere nearby (many thanks for that!)... The B&B is homey, quiet, and comfortable. The heating was left on all night...

Thank bwhiskey
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We booked at the last minute for a couple of nights to visit Blackpool tower and the annual Blackpool illuminations with our grandchildren, with their ages we needed a family room and the one we got was just what we needed, two comfortable double beds and a ensuite with a great shower. Steve and Dawn were very helpful and welcoming...

1Thank patdenise
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I booked the merginn hotel as quite a last minute break for a weekend away with my mam. It was illuminations switch on weekend so struggled to find accommodation that would suit. I found the merginn and if I'm honest was put off with the distance to the centre but the great reviews and car parking swayed me and I...

Thank 3fussykids
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Merginn hotel. Dawn and Steve are welcoming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Every where is clean and tidy and our bed, in room 6, was the most comfortable bed we had slept in away from home, so we slept well. Don't expect the Hilton, but do expect clean comfortable accommodation with...

Thank kaybullock19
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

There were 5 people booked in for a weekend 2 had disabilities, the rooms were dirty inadequate, extremely dated, there was a pungent smell of sweat in the hall. One room family room was very basic more like a hostel, the second room was dingy and dated and we are relieved we never booked to eat breakfast there

Thank gaillancs
strawberryBlackpool, Owner at The Merginn, responded to this review

Sorry future guests - this is a review for a different hotel!

Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my fiance stayed at the Merginn for one night and couldn't fault the room and the hospitality shown by Steve and Dawn. They were incredibly welcoming and the breakfast was good value for money. I would recommend this hotel to anyone

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Brilliant place to stay, Steve and Dawn are great; Steve is hilarious and the hotel is clean and nicely designed. They have basic rules; stick to them and you'll get on fine. Will definitely be returning. Josh and Jen :)

Thank Josh F
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Me and my husband stayed over the bank holiday weekend in August. Great bed really comfortable sleep.The Mergin has not been decorated since the eighties.Nicotine colour everywhere.Borders to match.Bit lite on the beverage sachets.Dark brown towels to match curtains and cushions were like cardboard, fabric conditioner now and again would not come amiss.My husband had one breakfast he said when...

Thank Marie A
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I have only given The Merginn 3 rather than 4 out of 5 as compared to other b&b's that are similarly priced, I found this one just not quite as good as others. Don't get me wrong, it was a friendly and welcoming b&b. What struck me first was no dedicated reception area, it would have been nice to have...

Thank Andy W
strawberryBlackpool, Owner at The Merginn, responded to this review

As always we take our reviews seriously, constructive advice is helpful. We are a small GUEST HOUSE and not a large Hotel with dedicated reception staff. We are a husband and wife team with a friendly attitude towards our guests. Should you have mentioned that you wished to go straight to your room this would have not been a problem,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Merginn is situated in the North Shore area of Blackpool where you will find it quieter and more relaxing, yet still within easy reach of all Blackpool'€™s many attractions. Buses and trams stop each end of the Avenue. Gynn Avenue is a lovely quiet street close to the Gynn Square. We are only a 2 minute walk to the promenade, and just a mile back into town and the Tower. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Merginn

Address: 9 Gynn Avenue, Blackpool FY1 2LD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Price Range: ₹ 1,800 - ₹ 4,991 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Merginn 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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“All of the rooms are brilliant...”
 of 5 bubbles diskmandave, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You could ask for an ocean facing room”
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“Ground floor family room”
 of 5 bubbles patdenise, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Probably the BEST budget guest house in back street Blackpool...”
 of 5 bubbles diskmandave, 4 Nov 2015 | Read review
“3rd floor room 8 family room didn't hear a thing”
 of 5 bubbles agnesbJ9588PV, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
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