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Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa 4 stars

Customer review rating 4.0/5 7,189 reviews

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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

  • Spa facilities offering a range of treatments

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

Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 11h00


Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Parking
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-out Paying
  • Dry cleaning / Ironing Paying
  • Beauty salon Paying
  • Porter
  • Concierge
Leisure and activities
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Thalassotherapy centre (nearby) Paying
  • Fitness centre
  • Well-being
  • Breakfast Paying
  • 1 Restaurant(s)
  • 2 Bar(s)
  • Room service
Business services
  • 15 Meeting room(s)
  • Conventions hotel
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa

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

Tel: +441254303400

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

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.

Our restaurants and bars


Type of cuisine: International

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.


The Cameo Bar serves light snacks in an informal setting. An excellent selection of wine and beer is available both by the glass and by bottle.

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The leisure club offers a relaxing atmosphere and serves light snacks.

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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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ALL Rating 4.0/5

7,189 reviews

TripAdvisor Rating 3.5/5

85 reviews

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TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

ziketal 22/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

The hotel was really nice. Hotel staff were splendid and professional. The downside though I wasn't told to register my car so expecting a parking fine anytime soon. Though I was assured it would be cancelled

Overall I enjoyed my stay.

TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5

caferacerkev 20/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

I enjoyed my stay and would stay again. It wasn't perfect but any problems were quickly sorted. All the people working at the hotel were nice and very helpful. We had two evening meal in the hotel restaurant. The first night was very busy but service was good. The steaks we ordered were undercooked. My wife sent hers back and it was still undercooked! The price of our meal was reduced to compensate us and we were happy with this. Breakfast was very nicely cooked using good quality ingredients. The room had recently been refurbished and had some issues. Cupboard doors were badly fitted and fridge had been put in a cupboard, so did not work. I took the fridge out of the cupboard and it worked great. Very quiet and cool. We used the swimming pool twice and had a good experience. Some work was being carried out and because of this, there was some issues with dust.

Excellent as always

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Sarah Families - 19/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We've stayed here several times on a spa wellness break and it's always been wonderful. The staff are brilliant, very friendly and helpful making sure we enjoyed our stay. The room was comfortable and clean leading to us feeling relaxed from the moment we checked in. The value of a spe wellness break is amazing, the treatments were fantastic, the food lovely and the whole stay was hassle free - exactly what we wanted it to be.

Good stay but lacking as always on attention to detail

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Stef Couples - 19/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Could be such a brilliant hotel but falls down on the detail. Staff great . Covid awareness pretty variable. Little mask wearing in restaurant and bar and breakfast first night and morning but greatly improved day 2. Not happy with guests coughing and not social distancing or mask wearing in food areas particularly in self service breakfast area or at restaurant entrance. Our room was fine and bed very comfortable . Amused to find no water provided as we had not booked “Executive “ - and tap water might have been fine but was always warm not cold so no thanks ! Such an important thing and cheap to provide so found it aggravating to drive to supermarket for water ( wasn’t paying £3.90 approx as quoted in bar to buy a bottle of water ) Breakfast - ok choice but food left far far too long under the heat lamps. Made the fried eggs disgusting. Would have loved option of fried tomatoes. Juice tasted cheap . Tea good but really - expresso at extra charge Typical male designed bathroom with insufficient towels if washed hair. No where to hang clothes in bathroom really etc. Not enough loo rolls or soap for a 3 night stay Horrid little cheap wardrobe at odds with quality of bed This hotel could be fabulous if it paid attention to the detail instead of trying to make economies by scrapping on the detail which is what actually enhances a stay and makes you want to return This is the only viable option if staying to visit relatives in Accrington. Or working nearby. And I think if there were more competition locally the hotel would up its game rather than resting on its laurels. We do actually like the hotel but mediocre could be brilliant with such easy small inexpensive improvements. to the details May I suggest owners watch a few episodes of The Hotel Inspector - especially the 4star B and B ones. To learn a few inexpensive tricks that so enhance the guest experience

Beautiful Hotel

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Joanne M. T. Friends - 19/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

A very grand hotel in a lovely setting. Spa facilities were great. Our room was very spacious and smartly decorated. All our food and drink were of a good quality. The customer service offered by your staff was excellent. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend your company.

Welcoming staff and comfortable accomodation.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Joanne Friends - 19/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very enjoyable stay. My only complaints were regarding the leisure suite facilities. The pool was cold, I believe the boiler is due to be repaired or replaced. Some of the showers and one of the treatment rooms were out of action and there were no robes and slippers available for hire.

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Shona E. Business - 19/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We had an ok stay at this hotel. We did find the beds quite hard, rooms very stuffy. There was some sort of loud function going on one night which kept us up when we were trying to sleep. No AC in rooms meant we had the windows open which didn’t make a massive difference but we’re unable to do this on the night on function because of the noise. Very good shower.

Potential to be fabulous. Let down by the detail

TripAdvisor rating 3.0/5

steph8859 19/09/2021 TripAdvisor review

We have stayed here several times over the last 20 years as really only viable option if visiting relatives in Accrington. At many levels it is a nice place and could be up there with the high scorers but the details let it down sadly . Staff are excellent but need more on reception at busy times . Mask wearing was so variable . Very concerned on the Monday we arrived. No masks at Reception or in bar and mostly no in restaurant in evening or breakfast next morning . Bad . Then clearly change of staff shift and Manager of restaurant who has been there for many years, and his now mainly female staff, all mask wearing and social distancing . Good. Sadly few guests wore despite some coughing and spluttering. Ugh . Food - evening meal was good . Breakfast variable as much food had clearly been sitting there too long ( hard skin on fried eggs was horrid) Juice tasted cheap . Our room was ok . Lots of space . Bed excellent. Had asked for a quiet room but only quiet after spa and bar guests left as people sat outside loudly late. Constant noise of motorway but actually as it was constant it could be ignored . Our doors were not aligned so had to slam both entrance door and bathroom door to get them to shut 🤷‍♀️. Bathroom clearly not designed with females in mind. No shower cap . Nowhere to hang clothes. No second towel for washed hair etc etc. Women will recognise this. Or even long haired men . Would have preferred attention to smaller details to a fancy jacuzzi bath tbh . We were told we could only have complimentary water if we booked Executive. 😂😂. I have travelled widely Africa Asia Europe and never encountered water snobbery at this level ( ref attention to detail point ) . Check in and check out easy which is good though but although I gave Amex details and there is a £150 allowance pending from date of arrival , no credit facility was set up ( much to the horror and chagrin of our breakfast waiter as we had an Expresso coffee not knowing it was over £2 extra so had not brought down cash - attention to detail reference again ) and really , an extra charge 🤔🤭😿😂 Spa and swimming pool - first time I didn’t use as too crowded and no COVID awareness it seemed sadly by guests This hotel needs to decide who it is aiming at . I understand it is difficult in current situation and a business needs to be profitable. But cheap economies cause a bad vibe. This hotel could be so so good with the right focus, staff well being and not trying to be all things

Good location

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Anonymous Solo - 18/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Good checking. Nice room

Excellent stay, hotel wonderful!

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Jean B. Couples - 18/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

We arrived on a lovely sunny afternoon, check in was easy, reception staff were lovely. We had a lovely big room on the 1st floor, with a big tele which pleased my husband! We sat outside having a drink in the sun, we had dinner at the hotel which was delicious! Breakfast in the morning was buffet style which was fine, there was everything you expect for breakfast which was lovely, it is a lovely dining room. Later in the morning we went for a swim, sauna, steam room & whirlpool experience which was very invigorating! We loved every minute at this hotel, we felt very relaxed & at home here, all the staff were lovely & friendly especially the lady in the bar who was later in the restaurant even though she supported AC Milan as we were supporting Liverpool during there match that evening. It was a Wowcher offer we were on & if it comes up again we will be back. Although there were some refurbishments going on at the hotel it didn't affect us in anyway.

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Melonie B. Families - 18/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Booking was for my two daughters and myself. The executive room was immaculate. 2 queen sized beds. Food was superb and excellent service.

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Keith P. Couples - 17/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

All ok the current building work spoiled our overall stay

Nice to be back

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Ian C. Business - 17/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Stayed for two nights related to work, after over year since my last visit. In that time much had changed including rooms and parking control, but reassuringly much a was the same.

Access to room and room itself were awful

Customer review rating 1.5/5

Sebastien G. Business - 17/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Given room 35 in old part of building . I complained and was told at reception that work was being carried out on the new annex , however my boss was given one a room in the newly refurbished building. Price were not reduced for the inconvenience.

My shower

Customer review rating 0.5/5

Nizam Couples - 17/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

My shower did not work at all and it not the first time and i was not happy so i chose to leave i was told to go next door room but i was in a towel i used a soare water bottle in my room to wash my self not happy at all

Highly Recommended

Customer review rating 4.0/5

James B. Couples - 17/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Had a really enjoyable week at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, good food, lovely staff and nice liesure facilities. Really central location and easy access on to the motorway

Great value stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Michelle F. Friends - 16/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Lovely hotel felt really opulent, hotel was spotless and such helpful staff. made to feel really welcome

Relaxing hotel and good location to explore area

Customer review rating 4.0/5

Denise Couples - 16/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Enjoyed our stay. Good food, clean room

An “ok” stay

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Iqqy Couples - 16/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Location was good at hotel Desert was thebworst desert ive ever had The water runs boiling hot in your room and not cold Spa was ok not the best Ive had And the reception desk are moody grumpy people u don’t feel welcomed

Brilliant stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Jo Friends - 16/09/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very friendly staff. Lovely large room which was spotless, it was nice to have 2 double beds, I had booked a twin room and expected 2 single beds. Food was lovely and well presented. Spa treatment was fabulous, if anything negative, the changing rooms look a little tired. I will be coming again.

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