The Guest Directory for the New Kent B&B Hotel
A Guest Directory can be found in each room which will help you get a better understanding of the offerings in the local area.
Bank – ATM Service
The nearest ATM’s are located in the local newsagents, Nisa convenience store.
The bar opening times are from 6pm until 11pm daily. Please use the Bar bell if the bar is not manned.
This area is no smoking area.
Uncle Tom’s Cabin located just a couple of minutes walk away has discounted drinks Sunday through Thursday. Free live entertainment from 9:00PM on Friday and Saturday with late closing times.
Genting Casino is also just around the corner and offers a wide selection of beverages and is open almost 24 hours.
Blackpool Airport is fifteen minutes by taxi from our B&B hotel.
Breakfast timings are from 08:30 through 09:00. Through holidays, weekends and illuminations the times are extended. (Please check with reception) Your room number is also your table number when entering the breakfast room. (Business Guests who require breakfast at earlier times may feel free to request an appropriate time that best suits them)
Help yourself to the buffet and order tea/coffee at the table. You may also order items from the kitchen. Please allow at least ten minutes from the time of placing the order to being served. Breakfast is included with your room rate. Additional breakfasts are charged at £7.50 per person. If there are just a few guests dining for breakfast, hot buffet items are to be ordered directly from your server.
Breakfast at the New Kent consists of: Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Fried Bread, Grilled tomato with optional Beans, Mushrooms, Black Pudding, Scrambled Egg. We also have cereals and fresh juices along with Tea and Coffee.
We do try and source all our produce locally as best we can with only the brand named products being purchased from the super markets.
Faxes can be sent and received at reception (See faxes for pricing). We are also able to offer a photocopying service on request which is free of charge for the first five copies and 10p per additional sheet.
Free WiFi (Wireless Internet Access)
Wireless Internet access (WiFi) is available FREE of charge 24 hours per day. The network is high speed broadband and is identified as Sky ‘Ask us on Check-in’.
The best location to access the net is in the bar however the signal does reach the bedrooms on the top floor if you would like to surf the net in your room.
Check-in time is from 14:00 until 18:00, however guests may register from 12:00 mid-day to collect their keys and leave their luggage if rooms are not ready.
Check-out time is 10:00am to give us ample time to turn the rooms around for the next guests. Late checkouts till midday can be arranged for an additional fee of £7.50 per room, please settle your bill prior to 10:00am so that you can simply leave your keys at reception when you depart. During busier times you may wish to settle your bill on the evening prior to departure. You may then just leave the keys on reception after breakfast if we are busy. If you have seen alternative times advertised on the Internet, please advise us of the site in order for us to update it.
Credit and Debit Card Charge Information
We accept all major credit and debit cards.
Please add 2% to your bill if you wish to pay by credit card and 50p per debit card transaction.
The NHS Walk-in center is at Whitegate Drive 01253 953 953 whitegate drive health centre however in an emergency call for an ambulance 999.
The taxi firm we recommend is called BlackTax 01253 596 596 who will take you there directly to the walk-in center or to Victoria Hospital the local A&E hospital in Blackpool.
A dry cleaning service is available at the launderette on Holmfield road just two minutes away.
The hotel is fully equipped with fire prevention devices. For your additional safety, please familiarise yourself with the fire alarm locations, exit routes, and fire safety guides. This information is posted on the back of each guest room door.
If booked well enough in advance we offer a great price for all group bookings with a minimum of a 2 night stay. We however do not do Stags and Hens but would do a group of Family and friends. Please ask for your dates to see if we are available? We will do Birthdays, Anniversaries, surprise get togethers.
Housekeeping – Room Serving 10:00 til 11:00
Please leave any towels you require changing in the shower basin. If we are unable to access your room du we will unfortunately be unable to service it.
You may ask for additional towels, soaps, toilet rolls, and room refreshments (teas and coffees).
Iron and Ironing Facilities
Please ask at reception and an iron and an ironing board can be provided in the dining areas.
There will always be someone in the hotel to assist you. If for any reason no one comes to assist you please tap the bell at the bar.
My number is available 24 hours a day.
The laundrette is on Holmfield Road
Please inform us if you require us to collect any laundry on your behalf prior to the closing time of 5:30pm.
Lost & Found
For articles lost or found, please contact reception.
There is a selection of daily papers available in the front lounge each day.
Please do not take them to the rooms as they are for the benefit of all the guests.
Parking is unrestricted in the local area with the exception of the street parking in front of the butchers on Holmfield Road. If you have difficulties parking we will help you locate a parking space.
No Pets allowed
The Pleasure Beach is approximately 4 miles south of the town centre. It is worth visiting the newsagents / Nisa Supermarket to check out the tram and bus passes that are available.
Postage stamps are available at the current postal rates at the front desk. If there is no postage stamps available we will arrange postage and charge it to your room bill.
Call us on 01253 352 741.
Guaranteed breakfast timings are 09:00am through 10:00am. Please check with reception.
We are working on our evening meal offering however at present we are unable to offer this service.
To operate the showers please ensure that the pull cords inside the bathroom. (or red switch outside the bathrooms are on prior to use) If your shower has a control to flow the water, just gently turn on the supply. A gentle supply of water will ensure you have a pleasant shower. A movement of water akin to Niagara Falls will give you the impression the shower doesn’t work.
This B&B is totally non-smoking and follow on guests do not appreciate a ‘crafty fag’ in the bathroom! It is quite embarrassing to have to ask guests to stop smoking in the rooms.
The best swimming pool is ‘Sand Castle World’ which is located opposite the Pleasure Beach on South Shore.
Guests may ring for a take away and eat in our lounge area. We would prefer that you do not eat in the bedrooms please.
Guests may ask for plates and cutlery and we do not charge for this service.
All our prices are quoted as ‘prices per room’ therefore since a Double en-suite is for two people sharing whether they are adult or a child. Family rooms are for two adults and two / three children. The top bunk of the Bunk beds is not suitable for adults or children under six.
However if you booked room only the you can purchase an additional breakfast for £7.50 per person.
The taxi company we recommend is ‘BlackTax’ and are available 24 hours per day on 01253 596596. Please ensure you are available to travel 5 minutes BEFORE pick up time as BlackTax are extremely efficient. Taxis can hold up to eight people so make sure you state the numbers in your group if thee are more than four of you traveling.
Unfortunately we do not have any facilities for offering telephone services except in emergencies. We can however order taxis for no telephone fee.
Tourist information guides are available at the entrance area of the hotel. The ‘Tourist Information office’ is located near the Town Hall which is opposite the North Pier.
Available to book one at the reception