Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa 4 stars

Customer review rating (ALL Rating) 4.0/5 7,547 reviews

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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa
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Hotel extras

  • 700 year-old country manor retaining its original features

  • 14 meeting rooms holding up to 400 guests

  • Indoor heated pool and gym facilities

  • Popular wedding reception destination for up to 250 guests

  • Beauty rooms offering a range of treatments

This hotel participates to Planet 21 and is acting in favour of Positive Hospitality.

Hotel location

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

Blackburn Road
Clayton Le Moors Lancashire
BB5 5JP blackburn
united kingdom

Fax: (+44)1254/872230

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 11h00

  • By plane

    BLACKPOOL At 57.6km / 35.79 miles

  • By plane

    LEEDS At 93.7km / 58.23 miles

  • By plane

    MANCHESTER At 43.8km / 27.22 miles

  • By train

    ACCRINGTON At 3.1km / 1.93 miles

GPS:53.768386, -2.39473

Hotel services

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In summary
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible hotel
  • Well-being
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms


The well-renowned restaurant of the Mercure Dunkenhalgh also has a fresh flavour thanks to the refurbishment project. The Cameo Restaurant has been elegantly redecorated to enhance its charm and offer an even more inviting environment.

Our accommodation(s)

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.

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 15

  • Maximum size: 370

  • Maximum capacity: 400 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 250 people

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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

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ALL Rating 4.0/5

7,547 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 3.5/5

143 reviews

Impressive looking hotel, friendly staff.

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Jason Families - 23/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

We took the long drive from South Wales to celebrate my daughter's engagement. Our stay at the hotel was just for one night. On arrival we were very impressed with the hotel frontage. Once inside we were greeted by very friendly staff who, whilst busy with other guests, took the time to chat about our journey and reason for stay. Added bonus-free drink from the bar! There were 5 of us, needing 3 rooms and we were very pleased to discover that we had been allocated a "wing" to ourselves with 3 rooms all together. This was very welcome as the hotel was very busy and the bar area was noisy with customers. The rooms were spacious, well presented with a huge TV, and very clean. The only downside was that our room was VERY cold, especially the bathroom, due to the radiator being off. There was no thermostat on the radiator but with a bit of fiddling I got it to work. Would have been nice if this had been checked before we arrived as it took a long time to warm up. Our bed was immense and super comfortable so we slept very well. We didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on the food. All in all a good experience and would stay here again without hesitation.

Great stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Judith Couples - 23/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Convenient to get to and straight forward check in. Lovely spa and friendly staff. Great restaurant with good food. It was a bit cold in the hotel but thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Very well looked after by the staff

Customer review rating 4.5/5

R.k Couples - 23/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Brilliant - room was lovely free partaking We got upgraded and was able to attend the 90’s event Kindly looked after by all staff especially the chefs who caterered for our non halal requirements and made us seabass especially for us Would highly recommend and come back again Thank you!

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Joanne Families - 22/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Check in was delayed so we tried to go swimming with our little boy but kids weren’t allowed at that time so had to sit in the bar for 2 hours. When we did get to our room the cleaning hadn’t been compleated.dirty mugs bin not emptied nothing replenished. Double Ben was 2 singles pushed together so my partner kept falling down the middle. Apart from this room was was lovley service was really good.staff lovley and when we did get to go swimming the next morning the pool was lovley.

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Julie T. Families - 21/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

The staff were excellent the food good. Spa treatment really good a shame the thermal rooms were still closed. The only negative point was the hotel was very cold.

Great Staff

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Chris O. Couples - 21/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Overnight Spa stay with 3 course meal. Upgraded to 80's 90's 00's event which was great.

Well located, friendly staff

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Nahida Families - 20/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was lovely seeing your staff doing everything to make us comfortable. Asking if we needed anything Really appreciated the extra care taken during these testing times. It was a lovely stay, want to do it again soon


TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

shepini 19/01/2022 TripAdvisor review

Looks great on arrival, Check one there for 25 minutes remote control given disabled room no information in room no room service info Breakfast 40 people deep Poor location,freefone taxi called,no show

Customer review rating 2.5/5

Ann H. Solo - 18/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very cold room. Main heater not working. Electric heater not sufficient.


Customer review rating 2.5/5

Janet S. Couples - 18/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

We booked a renovated courtyard room in which we stayed many time. There was no main heating only plug in convector heater. The bar early evening was packed with no space or social distancing. At breakfast, the queue came from breakfast bar out of restaurant into the bar. No social distancing and very few wearing masks to the extent that we felt so uncomfortable that we decided not to stay for breakfast. At checkout when we reported to reception the reply was just "sorry" but no offer of a refund for missed breakfast.

Lovely location and hotel

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Alexandra J. Friends - 18/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

I booked 2 rooms, 202 was fine but I stayed in room 210. Unfortuantely the radiator didn't work and the sink didn't drain. The last time I got woken up was at 1am when the music was still playing at the party held at the hotel. My friend was not disturbed by the noise at all and while the room was a temperature fine for me, it wouldn't of been suitable for my friend at all. I'm not easily upset and despite these events I still enjoyed my stay very much. I understand I could of made you aware of these problems at the time and hopefully they would of got remedied. I'm informing you now for future repair. Kind regards Alex J.

Fantastic Hen Night

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Janette Friends - 18/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything from start to finish was fantastic, everyone had the best night.

Good stay

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Gail Families - 18/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Only problem I had a wheelchair and our room was so far from reception staff was great but the lift really needs air fresheners I was nearly sick every time I used it

Both good and bad

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Janet Friends - 18/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

The spa and treatments were very relaxing. We had booked a family room for 3 people but on arrival only had two cups and two teabags, so had to ask for more , we also found that there was no fridge in the room meaning we faced an issue as my mothers medication required refrigeration. On our inquiry we were told a small fridge in the room would be an extra cost, we agreed to pay this but it took at least two separate requests before we got one. We found the evening meal excellent, well cooked and well presented but in stark contrast to the breakfast as this was overcooked and dry. The Sunday morning breakfast was a total disaster and we asked for a refund. This was due to the fact that the day before a wedding had been held and all the overnight guests from the wedding were in the main restaurant for breakfast, queues were huge! Not the relaxing end to the spa weekend we had hoped for

Picturesque hotel

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Sara B. Couples - 17/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

My husband surprised me with an evening away and spa experience. The hotel is lovely and a stunning wedding/event venue. The food was average, not as good as expected but it was pleasant. The bar was really nice with great service.

Good location

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 16/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Quick and easy and without any fuss.

Brilliant stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Phil Couples - 16/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Gorgeous hotel , very friendly staff and we where over the moon to be upgraded free of charge to the De Lacy suite which was amazing . Will definitely return again thank you

Wonderful stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Poppy C. Couples - 16/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

Was extremely clean and very well decorated and was a very good night.

Lovely traditional hotel, lovely location easy to find, lots of parking

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Rebecca H. Business - 14/01/2022 Confirmed reviews ALL

This was my fourth visit. I love this hotel and prefer the traditional to the new. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The male on reception, name I cannot recall was super helpful and friendly and gave me a free voucher for a drink for being a loyal customer. He also rang my room to explain that the loyalty points would only be applied for food and drink as I did not make the booking. Food and service are excellent and hope I can return.


TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

ianr0gers196 31/12/2021 TripAdvisor review

We stayed in a Privilege room and having stayed in another hotel the previous night we were disappointed. We had a shower room, no bath, although the was a coffee machine with 3 coffee pods and a couple of bathrooms nothing else felt special about the room. Breakfast was ok, but we walked down a featureless corridor and outside under a covered walkway and through a cold bar area, I guess it was closed, to get there. It felt like a Premier Inn. Our previous hotel had a bathroom two or three times the size, a comfortable sofa in front of the TV and better bathrobes.

Dear Ianr0gers196, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am sorry you felt disappointed. Our privilege rooms are as advertised on the website and as you stated. Sorry if this did not meet your expectation, the only rooms we have that sound like the other hotel you stayed at would be our suites which you can upgrade to upon arrival subject to availability. Kind Regards, Sally Blakey, Deputy General Manager

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