Ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
2.5 out of 5
3.0 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.0 Room comfort
2.0 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by Eva from England, UK

Not a great place to stay.

Posted May 31, 2013
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
Location: It is close to the town centre and blackpool tower, but really far from pleasure beach and the swimming pool. We walked far too much.
The shower was dirty. Thwe toilet was dirty. The room was small and horrible. tiny double bed. Not a nice experience. The service was ok, although we had to ask how to close the window and for wifi. They don't come and clean the mugs and empty the bin during the day like other places I have been to do. There is no attention to detail what so ever. The only good thing is when we checked out they held our bags so that we could enjoy our day without carrying them around.
4 out of 5
by Kaotician from Stoke on Trent

Handily located 5 minutes from Blackpool Central.

Posted Oct 9, 2012
Pros: It's cheap, clean, and has comfortable beds. It also has helpful, friendly new young owners who aren't your traditional Blackpool landlady types.
Cons: The shower room needs sorting out, the hotel generally is a bit gloomy inside, and the wall sockets are strangely located!!
Location: Great - at a gentle stroll, it took me 7 minutes to reach Sea Life, and has a tram station - Manchester Square - more or less at the top of the road.
Very much a work in progress, I've rated the Crooked Retreat higher I think than most might, for reasons I'll explain. Under new ownership, the hotel is in desperate need of modernisation; it is clear to me that the previous owners allowed it to run down to a critical level. However, the basics are in place now. Firstly, apparently committed owners, helpful and keen to leave a good impression and aware that most would find their hotel lacking. This is good: to fix a problem, you have to see it, and these owners do. Only time will tell if they do. For the time being, however, the low price reflects fairly on the overall condition of the premises. In terms of the basics, most importantly, the bed was comfortable, sheets, pillowcases and quilts clean. Hot and cold running water, with good pressure, and a plentiful supply of teas, coffees and sugar, plus kettle and tv were found in my room. At present there's just nowhere you can look that can't be improved in this hotel, but as it stands currently an awful lot could be achieved simply by redoing all the paintwork, to start with. The downstairs bar room and lounge are in good order, and for me I think simply getting round the rooms one by one, and not scrimping on the critical eye, is the way for the new owners to go. Things like locks and hinges could all be tightened up at little or no cost. As it stands, recommended for students,young people and short-stays, 5 mins from Blackpool centre. Could be a great backpackers hostel.