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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

3.5/5 1,894 reviews
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  • The hotel has a bar Bar
  • The hotel has a parking Parking
  • The hotel has a restaurant Restaurant
  • The hotel does not have air conditioning in rooms Air Conditioning
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Check-in from 14h00
Check out up to 12h00

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  • Breakfast

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Your meetings and events

Our purpose-built state-of-the art conference centre hosts six air conditioned meeting rooms, and the hotel has a further eight conference and banqueting suites. Rooms have natural daylight and cater for all kinds of business events up to 400 guests.The hotel grounds are perfect for team building or other outdoor activities. All meeting rooms have WiFi access, and wedding packages are available to suit individual requirements.

Room name Surface area Height Theatre style U-shaped Room Board-room Classroom style Banquet
TOWNELEY SYNDICATE 22 m2 3 m 0 0 15 0 0
BOARDROOM 6 28 m2 2 m 0 0 10 0 0
BOARDROOM 5 29 m2 2 m 0 0 12 0 0
OAK 31 m2 3 m 15 10 14 15 0
GARDEN 34 m2 3 m 24 0 12 0 0
PORTRAIT 43 m2 4 m 40 20 20 15 24
TOWNELEY 48 m2 3 m 180 50 60 54 72
TOWNLEY BAR 48 m2 3 m 40 15 20 0 0
BOARDROOM 1 55 m2 2 m 30 18 24 24 24
BOARDROOM 2 55 m2 2 m 30 18 24 24 24
DUNKLAW 57 m2 4 m 60 25 30 30 32
BOARDROOM 4 62 m2 2 m 40 28 32 36 32
BOARDROOM 3 72 m2 2 m 40 28 32 36 32
WOODLANDS 100 m2 2 m 60 40 50 48 48
PENDLE 370 m2 4 m 400 70 100 120 250
    • Flipchart
    • Indoor and Outdoor facilities
    • Audio and video equipment
    • Podium
    • Lectern
    • Day light
    • WIFI access
    • Syndicate rooms
    • Airconditioned meeting room
    • Overhead projector
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Accommodation
    • Wedding co-ordinator
    • Wedding ceremony

When organizing your meeting, the hotel will be happy to discuss the availability of its facilities and services with you.

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Our rooms

175 bedrooms blend age-old comfort with modern design and include one suite, three special feature rooms and enhanced accessibility rooms - as well as the brand new Executive Wing with walk-in showers and luxury welcome pack.All bedrooms are non-smoking and provide 24-hour room service, complimentary car parking, hair dryer, ironing facilities, flatscreen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • 175 rooms
  • 3 rooms for people with reduced mobility
  • 77 family rooms
  • 6 connecting rooms
    • 220/240 V AC
    • Data port in room
    • Emergency exit map
    • Trouser press in room
    • Free in-room mineral water
    • Opening windows
    • Remote control TV
    • WIFI in your room
    • Work desk in all rooms
    • Satellite/cable colour TV
    • Telephone
    • Direct dial telephone
    • DDI - Direct Dialing In
    • High speed transmission line
    • Iron in room
    • Coffee/tea making facilities
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Keycard-operated door locks
    • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
    • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
    • Security peephole
    • Smoke alarm in room
    • Emergency info in rooms
    • Operator wake up call
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4.1/5 ALL Rating 6,182 reviews

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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

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3.5/5 TripAdvisor Rating 1,894 reviews
Anon Business - 30/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Very mixed experience, some excellent, some terrible »

Positives: very friendly staff and fantastic gym & pool. Restaurant and bar are ok, neither a strong positive or negative and decor on the whole is also ok. Room wasn't that great: very noisy (doors slamming all night long, big gap under the door that lets noise through), and incredibly hot (bathroom had underfloor heating that couldn't be adjusted, you only had to be in there for 5 mins before sweat is pouring off you, and this seeped in to the bedroom).

Anonymous Business - 30/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Tired hotel »

Cold shower in the morning, no light bulb changed after asking for this

John W. Families - 27/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Mr »

Excellent as always - bit noisy due to some party - vomit outside room in courtyard a bit disconcerting

M. Business - 26/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Great staff, terribly outdated facilities »

The staff were really brilliant, one step ahead. The hotel itself, was cold (rm15) the electric heater provided was noisy, all floorboards creaked and the mattress was very springy!

Anonymous Couples - 25/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Mrs »

Met our needs

David P. Business - 25/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Nice Hotel in good setting »

Very nice good swimming pool, suna spa. I felt that the food was a bit limited for the evening meal. Also the room was a long way from the reception, almost needed sat nav! I would have preferred to be in the main hotel .

Anon Couples - 25/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Lovely night away »

I won a night at this hotel and was very pleasantly surprised not only at the free upgrade to an executive room but with the staff and food. Two members of staff 'stood out' these were the restaurant staff Chloe and Zoe, they were both friendly without being over friendly, professional without being stuffy they made our stay with their banter.

Steve A. Couples - 25/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Acceptable in a tired hotel »

The smell in the corridor outside our room 110 made us feel sick it smelt like sweaty socks.

Lianne C. -. W. 1. Families - 25/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Miss Lianne C. »

Whilst the hotel was ok. I was there for my cousin's wedding. Myself (one of the bridesmaids) and my friend were placed in room 112. The smell in that corridor was horrendous. You literally heaved every time you walked down it. Whatever has happened down there needs sorting. other family members and fiends stayed in that corridor and we were all extremely disappointed with being put down there as quite clearly you must be able to smell it!! However for the wedding and at breakfast and the in the bar etc i cannot fault all the wonderful staff.

Lm H. Business - 25/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Good, but could be better »

Have stayed various times over the past 5 years for work, always seemed to have been allocated rooms around 210, the rooms on this floor are starting to look very tired. My bath floor had dirty black ground in marks, and the toilet flush was damaged and was loose away from the wall. Also some ground in dirt around the door handles, Stained carpet in the room. There was also traffic noise from the Windows as they are older glazed Windows, Few options to plug in phone chargers and laptops. Leisure pool spa, Whilst it is nice to have this, it meant walking outside twice just to get to the pool, which wasn't very pleasent when the temperature is minus -1.5c outside!!! Another thing that concerned me was the fact the hotel was used by the police for speed awareness courses several times a day. I was stopped by non residents asking for directions to the course, some of these non residents looked a little undesirable and made me feel a bit uncomfortable walking between the room and main building. Staff all very friendly and helpful

C. Families - 23/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Good - Staff and food were very satisfactory »

Room was clean & well presented apart from window which had a lot of mould/dirt along the edge of the panes. We cleaned some of this with tissues which were duly removed the following day but the remaining mould was still left. We were guests for a Wedding which went really well but many of us were embarrassed by the constant stream of guests who were either looking for their rooms or going to & from the Spa (some in dressing gowns) and were forced to find their way through our midst whilst we were meeting in the designated bar and being served drinks and canapes prior to the Ceremony.

Martin Business - 22/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL

Hotel provided a clean comfortable room and all facilities I needed.

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Dear Martin, We very much appreciate your high scores and comments following your stay at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Victoria Camm Deputy General Manager 01…00 h6…

James B. Business - 22/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Terrible room standards and rubbish nights sleep »

The room was either hot or cold, I couldn't get the temperature suitable, the radiator was either on or off. The bed was so soft that when I laid on it I could feel the bedframe underneath me. The shower in the morning was cold, even after running water for 5 minutes and turning the thermostat up to 60 and one of the towels was dirty in the bathroom. Fortunately I had more than one towel available. No one asked me at check out how my stay was.

Nathan Business - 22/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Concerning »

As a hotel I cannot fault the Mercure, Blackburn, I have stayed many times previously, and I would be inclined to stay again. Upon arrival I was asked to present my card for confirmation and enter my pin to ensure that the balance of my booking, £364 could be taken, no issues here. However upon checking my bank, alarmingly, £525 had been taken as a pending transaction. I proceeded to go straight to reception, and when i queried this, a rather sarcastic answer of 'It's a security deposit, and there's nothing we can do about it' was given. I was not told this at check in, and more alarming for me was that I did not have sufficient balance in my account to cover this, and I have therefore been charged. The amount of £525 is still pending now, 5 days later, instead of the £364. Had this been told to me at check in, then I would have made arrangements so that I could facilitate the amount, as I have no issue in the need for a security balance, it just should have been told to me upon arrival. There was also an issue whereby the power went off in my block, on 19 November, for around 20 minutes. It was sorted eventually, however no effort was made to notify anyone that this was been fixed/ had been noted.

Ryan Couples - 22/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Relaxing »

Was amazing from start to finish, staff all really friendly and helpful, couples massage and spa facilities was so relaxing, dinner and breakfast was really good

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Dear Ryan, We very much appreciate your high scores and comments following your stay at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Victoria Camm Deputy General Manager 01…00 h6…

Sharron D. Couples - 21/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Basic experience and none of the wow factor have come to expect from the Mercure Group »

After booking in on line, it did not speed up the booking in process on arrival. Room was OK but bed extremely uncomfortable and the heater was creaking all night so left hotel exhausted. Pool facilities good but changing room was covered with mold. After staying at the Albrighton Hotel in Shrewsbury last year which introduced me to the brand, found the menu choices at Dunkenhalgh to be nothing short of pub food and was our main source of disappointment of our stay.

Anon Business - 21/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Nice - but not great for business »

Had a nice stay at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel arriving Sunday evening with a Tuesday checkout. Good selection for breakfast and also dined in lounge which was fine. As this was a business trip my main problems were - working from the bedroom - there were limited electric sockets - only 1 free socket by the desk. There should be sockets by the bed for charging mobile phone. Wifi connection was very patchy and dropped frequently. For a business traveler these are essentials and in future would probably choose a different hotel based on these requirements.

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Dear Krzysztof, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Please note we are currently undergoing a refurbishment which includes plug sockets and USB charging points by the bed. Hopefully you will visit once the work is completed and find this meets your business needs. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Victoria Camm Deputy General Manager

Tracy Friends - 21/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Try pleasant »

Great value for money thank you

Our hotel has responded to the review
Our hotel has responded to the review

Dear Tracy, We very much appreciate your high scores and comments following your stay at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Victoria Camm Deputy General Manager 01…00 h6…

Liz W. Friends - 20/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Looking forward to so much more than experienced. »

Regular visit when can and this was much awaited as had to cancel as my mum passed away I was caring for her for 3 weeks really needed break. Just little mistakes made it not as enjoyable staff Not listening orders wrong both happened 4 times in diff parts of hotel the tv not working no upgrade and we asked in advance

Mc Families - 20/11/2019 Confirmed reviews ALL
« Fun filled weekend »

We came as a family group of 6 and we had 3 rooms among us. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The staff could not have done more. They went out of their way to make sure our weekend was enjoyable. Chloe from the restaurant was amazing. Also the other two ladies that I have forgotten their names. The chef can’t fault him.

Our hotel has responded to the review
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Dear Miranda, We very much appreciate your high scores and comments following your stay at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback, especially for the staff. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Victoria Camm Deputy General Manager 01…00 h6…

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