Sunday, 30 September 2007

Postcard from the seaside

Blackpool has some of the warmest, friendliest people in Britain - and some of the grottiest hotels.

We are being charged £143 a night to stay somewhere that would cost you under £20 a night at other times of the year.

The "hotel" promises that it is spending £5m to restore it to "it's (sic) former glory" - punctuation that reveals the current state of the building.

A colleague checked in early this morning and was disappointed to discover that his room didn't have a shower.

"It's not standard," came the reply. "You have to ask for one specially."

His reply: "I didn't ask for a bed either, but I expected the room would have one."

This may be the last major political conference held here. Not before time.

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