Last minute break
This break was booked less than 24 hours previously via the MyHotelBreak site for 2 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Located just off the M6 junction with a large free car park for residents so this wa... more
This break was booked less than 24 hours previously via the MyHotelBreak site for 2 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Located just off the M6 junction with a large free car park for residents so this was a big plus. It's also only around a 10-15 minute walk from Leyland train station (we used this to go to Blackpool for the day on the Sunday, around a 30min journey each way). The hotel is looking a bit tired externally, however the interior is very grand and attractive and seems to have many conference & function areas - there was a wedding happening on the Sunday. The room was a double however this was actually 2 singles together - this wouldn't have been such an issue if it was a double mattress but it was 2 single mattresses with a double/king size sheet over meaning there was an uncomfortable dip up the middle. Very modern style room and shower room with double size walk-in shower (no bath so you may want to clarify if you need a room with a bath before booking). The room had plenty sockets and even USB sockets for easy charging of mobile phones, etc. There was ample wardrobe space for storing clothes for a 2 night stay. Ironing board & iron in a cupboard (sneakily hidden in a cupboard hidden behind a full length mirror so we didn't realise it was there initially!).
A couple of niggles related to details on the MyHotelBreak site rather than with the hotel itself - it listed an iPod docking station as a facility but there wasn't one, and although there are spa facilities - pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna - on arriving at hotel for check-in were advised these were closed. When I checked Best Western's own website listing for this hotel, it did say the facilities weren't open.
The room was also quite warm even overnight and with a window open but there were no temperature controls in the room. The receptionist had advised breakfast times of 7:30-10:30am - we arrived for breakfast at 10am on Sunday, however on the Monday we arrived at the same time to find the breakfast room empty and all breakfast food cleared, no staff around to ask. I assume breakfast is served earlier on weekdays but this wasn't specified on check-in - although she was aware we were staying 2 nights.
Overall, this was a very comfortable hotel, in a great location as either a base for visiting other places or for a stop before onward travel. Would recommend less
Richard Dixon, General Manager at Preston Leyland Hotel, BW Signature Collection, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to share the feedback of your recent stay. I am pleased to read that it was a comfortable one. I am sorry that we did not highlight the variance in breakfast time between Sunday and Monday, I hope that this didn't affect your plans too much.
I hope we are able to welcome you back again soon.