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Welcome to Golden Sands Hotel

Address: 19 Saint Chad's Road, Blackpool, FY1 6BP

Telephone: 01253 348820

Hotel Description

Golden Sands Blackpool based on St Chad's Road is a bed and breakfast that is ideal for couples and families, where our two family suites can sleep up to five with the option of cots too. Plus, we are pet friendly by prior arrangement. Also offering pamper breaks - ideal for special occasions. We have eight uniquely styled, en-suite guest rooms - including two spacious family suites and our romantically dreamy loft room for that special getaway! We also offer cosy double, twin and single rooms. There are three car-parks within a very close vicinity that are secure and affordable. Travel cots and additional roll out beds are available in some rooms by request. And please let us know in advance about special occasions or dietary requirements! All bookings come with a free buffet breakfast to include toast, breads, spreads, cereals, yogurts, juice, tea or coffee. Also offering a hot breakfast menu to include our fab full English, prices from £4 a head. We are pet friendly by prior arrangement. There is a surcharge of £6 per night per pet and all of this goes to charity for rescue pets. We support local suppliers and give back to the community. Sea-side towns need your support so please try to shop locally when you visit Blackpool. Good manners warmly welcome and we look forward to making you all feel at home. We may not please everyone but we do try our best. GOLDEN SANDS HOTEL - ST CHAD'S ROAD - BLACKPOOL OFFER BED AND BREAKFAST JUST OFF BLACKPOOL’S PROMENADE Golden Sands Hotel - 19 St Chad's Road is situated on the South Shore between the Central and South Piers and is a 10 minutes’ walk from Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Blackpool Tower is around 20 minutes away. This is our guests’ favourite part of Blackpool, according to independent reviews. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Blackpool! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.

Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Family Rooms
  • Inroom Breakfast
  • Ironing Service
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Romantic Breaks

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Great Hospitality!
Traditionaly our family return to Blackpool every year an stay somewhere differently because of certain reasons, but this year we found the perfect place where me an my children was made to feel most welcomed, and our stay was comfortably satisfying for each an every one of us. Suited all our needs. Rooms are cleaned to high stardard and are equipped with everything Needed for the perfect stay. Lovely owner and staff breakfast was delicious will definitely return next year.

Gail Bird - 6th Nov, 2019
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Lovely Dog Friendly
Lovely host and would recommend here if you have a dog took ours and was made so welcome really is a dog friendly place

Laura Twine - 5th Nov, 2019
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Fab Stay ????
We unfortunately only stayed overnight with our dog Buddie ???? it was lovely and warm as it was raining and chilli on our arrival the room was excellent clean and cosy the breakfast was delicious Tiffany and the staff was so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us we would definitely recommend as we will return here again thanks guys xx

Helen stone - 4th Nov, 2019
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Nothing Was To Much Trouble
Very welcoming , great hotel and location .. Tiffany the hotel owner could not do enough for you and accommodated for our 2 children very well ...

Would certainly stay at Golden Sands hotel again ...

Robert Speechley - 29th Oct, 2019
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Fantastic Hospitality
We had another great stay at Golden Sands . Room spotless and comfy beds. Good breakfast with loads of choice. Tiffany is a lovely lady and can’t do enough for us. I have a small dog who was treat equally as a valued guest.

Joanne Robinson - 23rd Oct, 2019
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Amazing
Warm welcome lady’s could not do enough for you clean rooms would highly recommend.

Kerry Duncan - 21st Oct, 2019
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Very Friendly Atmosphere, Nice Room And Good Breakfast
We really enjoyed our stay here.



Staff were attentive and took the time to ensure we had all we needed.



Room was well equipped (en suite, tea and coffee etc), nicely decorated and clean. Even included some kid's toys, a fridge and a lockbox.



Breakfast was cooked well and served quickly.

All in all a very enjoyable stay, we will come back again :)

Tanya vincent - 14th Oct, 2019
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Trevor Family Weekend
Lovely stay. Very welcoming hostess. Our family suite was very comfortable (especially the mattress...heavenly!) Could do with a lock on the bathroom door and a bedside lamp, but that's just preference, not really a problem. Couldn't fault the breakfast...plenty of choice!

Angela Trevor - 14th Oct, 2019
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Bed And Breakfast
We were made to feel very welcome on arrival and during our stay, comfortable and spacious room.

Elaine Murfitt - 12th Oct, 2019
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September Weekend
Very clean and comfortable hotel would definitely recommend lovely lady couldn’t do enough for us and friendly really enjoyed our stay only downside was the weather unfortunately ????????

Charles Mckenzie - 30th Sep, 2019
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M Harper
the host was fantastatic could not do enough to make you feel welcome

maureen harper - 27th Sep, 2019
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1st Timer
My first time at Golden sands Hotel and it won’t be my last, what a smashing hotel very clean the host was Brilliant she couldn’t do enough for me and my 2 little dogs Thanks Tiffany And Staff for marking our Break 1st class

Keith Evans - 20th Sep, 2019
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Warm & Welcoming
Tiffany is very welcoming, the b&b has a warm & friendly feel. Rooms immaculate with lots of lovely little extra finishing touches you don't expect for such a reasonable price. Definitely excellent value, breakfast was plentiful and tasty. The kids absolutely loved the family suite. We usually do apartments when we stay in Blackpool, purely for the space with 3 young children but we have been converted and will definitely be returning to Golden Sands for our next visit.

Kimberley Ballantyne - 16th Sep, 2019
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Excellent B&b *****
Really enjoyed our weekend break here. Room was very clean and comfortable with lots of little extras. Bed was super comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. Owner was very friendly and welcoming, she even posted an item we had left in the room back to us, thank you! Would say this is the best b&b we have stayed at in Blackpool so far. Hope to stay again in the future, will be bringing our little dog with us next time as they are pet friendly.

darren taylor - 16th Sep, 2019
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Lovely Weekend Break
We recently stayed at the Golden Sands Hotel. It was beautifully kept, clean and very friendly! Our room was clean, comfortable (although the mattress was very firm....) and little extras such as refreshments were lovely. There was a good selection of breakfast, to suit both our tastes- perhaps another juice at breakfast would be nice. Would definitely recommend and if we come back to Blackpool, wouldn’t hesitate to stay again.

Christopher Carter - 2nd Sep, 2019
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Great Place To Stay
We had a great stay at the golden sands BB Blackpool. Room was clean. Food was great.

Staff and the owner were really friendly. Will be staying again

Christine Ashurst - 29th Aug, 2019
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Fantastic Stay But Don\'t Tell Everyone
We have just had 4 days at the hotel with our dog Kizzie and what a fantastic time we have had. The hotel was spotless, the breakfast lovely and we will certainly be back. Thank you Tiffany. X

Carol Blackhurst - 23rd Aug, 2019
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A Wonderful Little Hotel. What A Gem.
A lovely stay at a wonderful hotel. Very hospitable host. Lovely veggie breakfast and happy to help with any requests. Very child friendly. Plenty of room for the family. Very clean and well equipped with everything you need. Will be back!

Hannah Mcilwrath - 18th Aug, 2019
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My Review On The Golden Sands
Couldn’t have made you feel more welcome thank you very much for Mine and my sons stay

Kevin Jones - 16th Aug, 2019
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Dog Friendly Hotel
My husband and I and our dog Baillie had a five-day stay at the Hotel. The owner Tiffany was absolutely fantastic. A true dog lover and exceptionally kind to our pet Baillie. Every morning Tiffany made him his sausage and was presented to him in the dining room with us during our full English Breakfast. Brillant care and great attention from Tiffany. Would recommend to families and especially to dog-loving families to book and go to the Golden Sands Hotel. Many Many Thanks

Lorrena Brown - 14th Aug, 2019
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Host Was Amazing!
We stayed with Tiffany for 2 nights over the weekend and could not praise her enough! The room was very clean and well made, she was very polite and accomodating, making sure we had everything we needed. The breakfast was lovely and delivered to our table with speed. My lad even fell in love with her 2 little doggies and wanted to take angel home with him! Over all a very pleasant stay. Will be booking again very soon :) p.s cannot forget the up and coming doggie wedding as a result of our stay ♡♡

Kim Hastings - 7th Aug, 2019
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Amazing
The owner was amazing she made everyone of us feel welcome and spent time with our children . The rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was lovely. I could fault a single thing and would definitely stay again .

Ronald Cox - 5th Aug, 2019
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Amazing
We were lucky when we found this little gem, the hotel is located in an ideal place, it is spotless and the owner is very friendly and welcoming. The breakfast was excellent and set us up for the day.

Jackie Stenton - 3rd Aug, 2019
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Excellent
Just back from our stay here with 3 young children, our experience was excellent.

Tiffany the owner was very friendly and made sure everything was perfect for us.

Having the family suite was perfect as kids had there own separate room within our suite so we were not all crammed in the same room.

Will definitely return on our next trip.

Ross Fisher - 26th Jul, 2019
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Fab Hotel
Stayed at the Golden sands hotel was such a treat it was our 45th wedding anniversary from the moment we arrived it was brilliant did everything thing for us nothing was too much food fab i cant say enough about this hotel just to we will be back very soon thanks to you all

Breeda Noonan - 24th Jul, 2019
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Staying At Blackpool
Very pleasant stay comfortable lovely staff very welcoming made you feel at home. Nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend!!

dean Anderton - 23rd Jul, 2019
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Fabulous
Stayed here for 1 night and wish we had booked for more. Our room was clean, cosy and bright. The owner was lovely and couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome. The breakfast was served piping hot and was delicious. It’s also only a 10-15 min stroll to the pleasure beach park. We have stayed in Blackpool a few times at hotels and b&b’s but will now only be using the Golden’s sands as a place to stay.

Leanne Fordyce - 14th Jul, 2019
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Great Find!
Cozy, friendly, close to the promenade. The owner & staff made a point to learn our names and make us feel extra welcome. Cute little bar in the front room, yummy breakfast, and comfy bed. We will definitely be back!

Bailey Bratton - 11th Jun, 2019
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Golden Sands Hotel
This was a very lovely hotel. Rooms are clean tidy and a nice decor. Beds very comfy. Everything u need even a little hairdryer and little fridge. Bathroom lovely and clean. Tiffany was lovey too, very friendly and enjoyed having my children their. Breakfast was amazing, full fry up with the choice of cereals, toast and yoghurts. The bar area fully stocked if you fancy a tipple. All round a fab hotel x

Susan Isherwood-Gallop - 7th Jun, 2019
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Stopover
Stayed before at the Golden Sands with my partner this was our second time here as a good stopover to go down to Wales. Could not have felt more welcome by the owner. Lovely clean room, a lush breakfast, nice chilled out atmosphere and dog friendly. Located right by the beach would definitely recommend to family and friends as a place stay. Reasonable prices as well and owner very accommodating. Top marks to this guesthouse :) xx

Karen Roberts - 4th Jun, 2019
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Just Brilliant....
Had a wonderful few days in blackpool, what made it extra special was this beautiful guest house.

Wondeful people. Tiffany couldnt help enough, nothing was too much trouble. My 3 boys loved it. Will definitely be staying here again.

Laura McDonald - 31st May, 2019
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Beautiful Stay
This will be our 3rd visit to Golden Sands and every time the stay is better and better.



Tiffany and Tara cant fault one bit everthing is never to much trouble.



Love the Hotel love the Hosts and see you guys in september.



Micky and Liza

Micky and Liza - 29th May, 2019
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Welcoming And Cosy Hotel.
A lovely welcoming hotel, Clean,tidy and quite. Tiffany and the team could not have been any nicer or done anything more for us and looked after all of our needs. Without a doubt would love to stay again.x Thank you for having us stay with you.x Stephen and Yvonne.x Leigh Lancashire.

Yvonne Morris - 20th May, 2019
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Warm & Friendly
Only stayed for the 1 night. However will be looking to stay again in the future. The welcome was friendly and polite and nothing was too much for the staff.

John Carter - 20th May, 2019
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Four Lads
what a excellent place to stop. she is so friendly and goes out of her way to help you definitely stay there all the time,

Thank you again

Happy - 13th May, 2019
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Excellent Stay.
A small family run hotel managed by Tiffany. Received a very warm welcome from her. Room was very clean with tv and en-suite facilities. Breakfast is excellent plus evening meal I had was freshly cooked by Tiff and was amazing and at a decent price. I would most definitely stay there again as I enjoyed it very much. Car parking is just round the corner and the famous Blackpool Tram service into town is at the end of the road.

Allan Rodriguies - 9th May, 2019
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Quick Stop Over
We recently stayed for 1 night .The welcome we received was 1st class . The room we stayed in was very clean and cosy also teas coffee and water . The breakfast was amazing absolutely loads and lots of choices with fresh baked chocolate bread would highly recommend The Golden Sands and would definitely stay again , Thanks very much TIFF and staff

Peter Tatlock - 29th Apr, 2019
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Excellent B&b
stayed here for a couple of days over easter, room and hotel very clean and welcoming, staff very pleasant and cantdo enough for you. breakfast excellent. would highly recommend and will definitely be returning later in the year

wayne Lester - 22nd Apr, 2019
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Fantastic
Very dog friendly. Tiff and team were fabulous. Rooms were modern and clean...couldnt of asked for more will defenetly be back.

Jackie hakin - 16th Apr, 2019
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Golden Sands Hotel
Amazing service and friendly staff. The room was really nice and comfortable.We bad a lovely stay.

Ann O\'Connell - 15th Apr, 2019
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Enjoyable And Clean
very clean bed and breakfast with lovely staff who could not do more to make our stay enjoyable. Very friendly and located near to all the main attractions with plenty to do nearby, thankyou Janice and Tony

Janice Slater - 14th Apr, 2019
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Break
Would definitely highly recommend this hotel was lovely clean and the bed was comfortable, the staff was lovely and friendly will definitely be returning in the future.

Danielle Owen - 10th Apr, 2019
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Cosy Break In Blackpool
could not do more for us, very spotlessly clean throughout, quirky and something different, you will not be disappointed, unless that is you upset the owner who we found to be hilarious, together with her friends, we had planned on exploring the local area but weather was dreadful so we stayed put and it turned out to be a fantastic evening, we will be returning with our first born child in september to watch Paddington all over again, thanks kindly, J and J Pleasant xoxoxo

John and Janice Pleasant - 13th Mar, 2019
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Joyous
A short stay but next time much longer. Felt like a family member. Clean room a little noisy due to a seagull on the window ledge that seemed hungry, felt like an old friend, thank you for feeling alive again, what a shame we need to meet standards with words we can never explain

Malcom Werkswen - 25th Feb, 2019
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Weekend Away
Great little find, lovely friendly owner, very clean, food very nice and location perfect for a weekend in Blackpool.

Martin Gee - 11th Feb, 2019
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Very Good!
Pleasant stay, great hosts could not do more for us, tasty breakfast and clean place, will be returning. Jerry and Dave xxxxx

Jerry Sprintelle - 11th Feb, 2019
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Weekend Away
Great little find, lovely friendly owner, very clean, food very nice and location perfect for a weekend in Blackpool.

Martin Gee - 11th Feb, 2019
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Great Mother And Daughter Break Away!
The hotel was a lovely querky hotel that we couldn't fault for the price we paid. Tiffany made us feel incredibly welcome and went above and beyond!! The room was very clean and cosy and the breakfast was beautiful. Would definitely stay here again!

Angie and Lou - 29th Jan, 2019
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Nice Stay
Friendly, clean, nicely decorated. Good breakfast. Nothing to complain about at all

Sarah Henstock - 28th Jan, 2019
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Thank You
Lovely place, lovely people

Fraser Wood - 22nd Jan, 2019
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Warm And Welcoming!
The host was extremely friendly, keeping us well-looked after whilst not being overbearing. She told us a lot about the local area and suggested some great places to visit at such a quiet time of year. The food was lovely too.



Absolutely recommend this place, would come back again when I revisit Blackpool!

Joe Nichols - 18th Jan, 2019
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Cheers And Good Luck For 19
Thanks for looking after my mom who came here in November for her birthday with my step-dad, happy new year to all and good luck with everything, Dan & Roger :)

Dan Jackson - 28th Dec, 2018
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Thank You And Happy New Year
a little gem of a place and very cosy, about a twenty minute walk from the main town and near to the South shore and Lytham St Anne's. Good views of the sunset, piers and main sea-front that is at the end of the street and superb breakfast, would definetely return to here, Marg and Gray xx

Margaret Phillips - 26th Dec, 2018
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Cosy And Caring Bed And Breakfast
Booked here as it is near to my parents but far enough to enjoy sometime in our own company with Josh and Ellie our twins, we had a lovely stay. Breakfast was delicious, rooms spotless thank you all x

Jane and Mike - 26th Dec, 2018
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Peaceful Guest House, Lovely Host And Great Breakfast
Stayed here last week with my partner and we could not have asked for more. The breakfast was fresh and hot. We saw the local farmer deliver the food for the breakfasts and it really is all fresh. Thanks Tiffany.

Josh Barton - 17th Dec, 2018
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Clean Rooms, Marvellous Breakfast Great With Kids
Stayed for three nights November. Lovely host, super breakfast for all and rooms were impeccably clean. Good location near to Pleasure beach water park. Booked again just now for next year. See you then.

John Mason - 17th Dec, 2018
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Gorgeous Place Thanks......
Visited here end of November 2018 with my two dogs and stayed in the twin room. A delightful break with a great breakfast. Dogs were really made welcome and loved to bits by all the staff. House full of art and inspiration from Tiffany. Great staff had a good laugh too with them. See you all next year and have a good xmas. Julie, Buster and Ed

Julie Blair - 16th Dec, 2018
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Gorgeous Place
Visited here during November with my two dogs and stayed in the twin room. A delightful break with a great breakfast. Dogs. House full of art and inspiration from Tiffany. Great staff had a good laugh too. See you all next year and have a good xmas. Julie, Buster and Ed

Julie Blair - 16th Dec, 2018
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Grrat Stay.
Great overnight stay. Only book one night, Tiffany allowed us to have the room for the following day FOC whilst we carried on with our site seeing. Lovely feel all round in this hotel. See you soon guys.

Chris Jackson - 5th Nov, 2018
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Golden Sands Hotel
First rate! Very friendly, great attention to detail & lovely finishing touches. Food marvellous too. You will not be disappointed.

Guy Morfitt - 5th Nov, 2018
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Very Good Hotel
Great hotel and service. Staff are brilliant and management very good . Clean hotel nice breakfast.

William Buko - 1st Nov, 2018
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Thank You x

A Home From Home
We stayed st the golden sands for one night and will definitely be returning!

Nothing was too much of an ask!

There was such a family feel to the hotel!

We will defiantly recommend to family and friends

shannon hickey - 29th Oct, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you x

Such A Lovely Welcome (expedia)
Highly recommend , friendly staff couldn’t do enough for you and a fabulous breakfast !!! Best we’ve had in a ages including some upmarket hotels ! Would say book here for your stay with confidence

Pamela - 14th Aug, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Dear Pam. Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave great feedback. Really looking forward to seeing you again in the not so distant future. Thanks Again!

“i Would Definately Recommend The Golden Sands B&b!!!!!!! ”(booking.com)
I couldn't have asked for better hosts! The room and facilities and breakfast was well worth the £££££

Angela - 14th Aug, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you Angela. Hope you will be returning soon. So kind and a pleasure :)

“amazing. Best B&b In Blackpool” (booking.com)
THIS PLACE IS A REAL GEM!!! Chris & Tiff made my family and my little dog so welcome and nothing was too much trouble. I can honestly say they made our holiday. Great with kids, always there when you needed something. I will definatley go back, thanks to them! Cheers x

Louise - 14th Aug, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you so much Louise. So kind of you to take time to leave a review here. See you soon we hope :)

A Little Oasis! Perfect! We Will Definitely Be Back!”
What a wonderful small hotel! Chris and Tiff were so friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble for us. The whole place was immaculately clean and beautiful modern décor throughout. Lots of attention to detail, from the rose petals on the bed, complimentary toiletries and a tourist information book in your room to the flowers and candles in the bar and restaurant. The food was freshly cooked and very delicious, and the beach is literally at the end of the road. Thank you ladies!

Jan B - 13th Aug, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Glad you arrived home safely. A Joy to meet you both. See you soon!

Beautiful And Friendly (tripadvisor)
We had a fantastic stay at this hotel. The hotel was immaculate all round and Tiff and Chris were very pleasant and Friendly. Nothing was a problem and they went out their way to help with any questions and recommendations that they could. The room was lovely and comfortable and had everything you need. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and nothing was a trouble. The hotel is only minutes from the beach and right next to a tram stop although it was not too far to walk to central pier or the pleasure beach. Would highly recommend if your looking for somewhere warm and welcoming.

Corina - 12th Aug, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for taking time to leave a review. Means a lot and we all hope to see you soon! :)

“excellent B & B” (booking.com)
Lovely bed and breakfast.

Very cosy and welcoming.

Would stay again

Charlotte - 12th Aug, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you very much Charlotte.

100% Recommend This Hotel (tripadvisor)
After having a nightmare beginning to our trip with another hotel we booked into golden sands the day we arrived in blackpool. The welcome couldnt have been any warmer it a massive sigh of relief. The hotel is a stone throw away from the beach which was great. The hotel itself was lovely ! Really clean and a very friendly environment. The rooms where immaculate and spacious. As for the staff they were a joy to be around. The food was amazing i cant fault it! They even went out the way to try and get my 2 year old pancakes after he requested them for breakfast. Unfortunately they couldnt get them but the ice cream sundae was a perfect replacement. Will definitely be back here again. We highly recommend this hotel!!.



Thank yous for a lovely stay!

Siobhan Deegan - 28th Jul, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for this review. We loved meeting you :)

The hotel was in a great location staff were very attentive. The breakfast was great. Will defiantly go back. Had a great time.

Sarah - 21st Jun, 2018
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Response from Hotel
Two wonderful women. So glad you had a good time. We thoroughly enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you again soon. xx

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Attractions - Golden Sands Hotel

Blackpool Football Club - Football Club

Blackpool Football Club - Football Club

Distance 0.36 miles (0.57 km)
Blackpool Football Club Formed in 1889. Blackpool's newly-rebuilt Bloomfield Road ground is a stadium ready for the future. In 2005 it played host to three Group A games in the UEFA European Women's Championship. The official Blackpool Football Supporters Club is BSA, the Blackpool Supporters Assocoation. Our committee is elected by its members. Blackpool FC fully support our Association, and through our fund raising efforts, we put funds directly back into the club by sponsoring matches and players.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Theme Park

Blackpool Pleasure Beach - Theme Park

Distance 0.85 miles (1.36 km)
Blackpool Pleasure Beach® is Britains Biggest Tourist Attraction whose mission it is to make adults feel like children again.The park is open from March until November, opening times do vary and please be aware that the times posted on this site are ESTIMATED. There are several ways you can enjoy the rides and attractions here at Blackpool Pleasure Beach®: You can purchase an unlimited show & ride wristband at the park, or here online and dont forget these unlimited show & ride wristbands entitle the bearer to free entrance into a choice of our award winning shows.

Blackpool Tower - Landmark

Blackpool Tower - Landmark

Distance 0.92 miles (1.47 km)
Blackpool Tower opened on 14th May 1894, with the aquarium existing as a stand a lone attraction from the late 1870's. The tower is 518ft 9inches tall, with the walk of faith at 380ft from street level. The Tower alone contains 2,493 tons of steel and 93 tons of cast iron. The building at the base contains 985 tons of steel and 259 tons of cast iron.
The Tower has a viewing platform at 380ft above the promenade and is reached by a lift or if you are a maintanance worker by 536 steps!
Not for the feint hearted is the 'Walk of Faith' glass floor, a two inch clear panel that looks straight down to the Promenade below.
The 'Walk of Faith' glass floor panel was placed at the Tower top in 1998. The glass floor weighs half a tonne and is made up of two sheets of laminated glass. The 'Walk of Faith' can withstand the weight equivalent to five baby elephants.
To reach the top viewing platform at approximately 450ft you can walk up 2 flights of stairs.
The present Ballroom was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1899. The Ballroom floor measures 120ft by 102ft. It comprises 30,602 separate blocks of mahogany, oak and walnut. The first Wurlitzer organ was installed in the Ballroom in 1929. It was replaced in 1935 with one to Reginald Dixon's specification. The first organ went to the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens.
During the day visit the Ballroom to hear one of the famous organs being played. The Tower Ballroom is the traditional home of the mighty Wurlitzer Organ which rises up through the stage and complemented by the 3 Deck Wersi - the world's most advanced Blackpool Tower Ballroom - The Wurlitzer Organorgan, it includes over 600 sounds in the software, is touch screen sensitive and can create the sound of a complete orchestra.
The Tower Circus is positioned at the base of the tower, between its four legs. The circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894 and has not missed a season since.

The present interior was designed by Frank Matcham and was completed in 1900.

The circus ring can be lowered into a pool of water and holds 42,000 gallons at a depth of up to 4 ft 6 inches, which allows for Grand Finales with Dancing Fountains. The Tower Circus is one of four left in the world that can do this.
During more than a century of entertainment, the world's greatest circus stars have paraded across its ring. The clown Charlie Cairoli appeared at the tower for 39 years. Britain's best-known ringmaster Norman Barrett worked the ring for 25 years.
Animals appeared in the circus until 1990.
It was planned to close the famous circus at the end of the 1990 season and replace it with an animatronic attraction. Public opinion and the fact the animatronics were not ready meant that the circus continued.
Today, the circus is produced and directed by Hungarian Laci Endresz. A live band (sometimes accompanied by Mooky the Clown) provides all the music for the show, often dynamically syncing with the performers' movements. The circus band play a variety of different songs, usually Latin for the acts. In the winter the circus stages a pantomime instead of the regular show.
The oldest part of the building is the aquarium which was part of Dr Cockers' Menagarie and Aquarium in the 1870s.[1] It was kept open to earn revenue while the tower building went up around it. The aquarium was modelled on the limestone caverns in Derbyshire. It houses 57 different species of fresh water and salt water fish and the largest tank holds 32,000 litres of salt water.[28]
The aquarium closed permanently at the end of the 2010 season and will be completely remodelled to make way for a new "Dungeons" attraction.[29] This is part of the investment by the Merlin Group, who took over the operation of the Tower at the end of the 2010 season on behalf of new owners Blackpool Council

The Winter Gardens - Exhibition

The Winter Gardens - Exhibition

Distance 1.02 miles (1.63 km)
Whatever kind or size of event you are planning, the Winter Gardens is certain to have a venue which will suit it perfectly. However, the success of your event is not assured by the quality of the venue alone - our experience in providing imaginative tailored solutions and expert advice will help you achieve the results you are striving for. From retail to trade and regional to national, the Winter Gardens is one of the north west’s leading exhibition venues, hosting over 40 events and welcoming more than 400,000 visitors annually. A choice of versatile and flexible venues provide the ideal settings for exhibitions, product launches and trade shows of virtually any kind. The 2,600 square metre Olympia is the Winter Gardens very own purpose-built exhibition hall offering unrivalled space and accessibility.