Country house retreats are always a magnet for lovers of luxury, and the fabulous Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa is no different. Located right in the heart of some glorious Lancashire countryside, this 700-year-old masterpiece offers a tempting mix of the traditional and the contemporary.
The lovely town of Blackburn is close by, so be sure to check out the retail therapy that awaits you. Preston is also within easy reach, and the magnificent seaside resorts of Blackpool and Southport are both a short drive away. To the north, you can savour the picturesque beauty of the celebrated Forest of Bowland AONB, while the bright lights of Manchester lie to the south.
An overnight stay in one of the 175 sumptuous bedrooms will tick all the right boxes for you, and the magnificent Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa offers so much more to soothe and inspire you. The superb Spa Naturel is a must-visit, and there’s an excellent gym here as well. For the foodie in you, the wonderful Cameo Restaurant is an absolute must-visit.
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Towel and robes provided
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No. of treatment rooms
Dual treatment rooms
Max no. in group
Decléor and Orly
Dress for lunch
Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn Museum, King Georges Hall Theatre & Wellybobs Adventure Farm Park
No. of bedrooms
Check in time
Use facilities before check in time
2-8 hours £2.50, 8 - 12 hours £5 and 24 hours £10
You can unwind from the very first moment amid the most relaxing of surroundings here at the spa. A superb range of treatments designed to leave you looking and feeling wonderful offers something to suit all needs.
Eight gorgeous treatment rooms, a highly skilled team of experts and a welcoming atmosphere combine to create a true haven of calm. And when you need to relax and recuperate still further, pay a visit to the stunning 12-metre swimming pool.
Whether you fancy a gentle stroll on a treadmill or a full workout to push the body to the limit, you will love the fitness centre at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh. The state of the art equipment enables you to tailor every session for your individual needs.
From the moment you arrive at this wonderful facility, you will be impressed by the friendly atmosphere and the ambient conditions. And once you’re done with your exertions, head to the swimming pool for a serious cool-down.
Delicious light snacks are served at the café in the gorgeous Spa Naturel, and the Cameo Bar offers the perfect location for a relaxing drink with friends. For the finest dining experience, all you have to do is make a date with the magnificent Cameo Restaurant.
This wonderful eatery offers a highly tempting menu that features a superb combination of international favourites and traditional Lancashire classics. Needless to say, you can also choose from an extensive wine list to further tantalise your taste buds.
Spa was superb. Best aromatherapy massage I’ve had in England and I’ve had over 35. Hotel is average. Worst breakfast ever had in a hotel, microwaved, pre-packed, cold. Served in room as dining room closed. Go room only and get breakfast in Asda. Ruined a really great spa experience. Massage was so relaxing but totally stressed about the hotel. Under refurb and wasn’t informed, limited menu for dinner, paid £47 to include it for a pizza and a burger. Very very disappointed but the massage and the spa staff were superb.
Joanne Barrett, Manchester
Had a lovely time on our Spa Day. Everywhere was very clean and Covid procedures in place. I am gluten intolerant so had a gluten-free lunch which was amazing. The treatments we had were really lovely. A very relaxing day which we will certainly be repeating.
Catherine Richardson, Preston
Fantastic weekend away.
I booked this weekend very last minute as an excuse to get my injured husband to rest...something he was not doing at home!
I had to ring en route as we were running late due to an accident on the road near home...from this point the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. We actually made it in the nick of time and the spa team were all waiting ready to whisk us through and make the most of it. The tour followed after our treatments which were incredible, and thereafter a lazy afternoon by the pool was perfect for continuing the relaxation.
The room was huge. Very modern and stylish, and very comfortable too. We went down for dinner and whilst the menu was reduced, the food was excellent. Breakfast time was similarly high standard.
We had a few drinks in the hotel bar too. Not the best wine on offer but it hardly mattered...we switched to gin!
The hotel was spotless, the staff were amazing throughout and we wouldn’t hesitate to go back.
Cheryl Mills, Shropshire
Overnight Sunday spa break
Just returned from 1 night at Dunkenhalgh. We do a lot of spa breaks in North of England and this really was one of the best. We turned up at 10.30 knowing that we could use spa facillities before the check. 1 hour in the gym soon passed before we spent time in the spa. Apart from the ice fountain everything was in good order and worked fine. Plenty of steam in steam rooms and heat in saunas. We had treatments pre booked that went very well, we felt nice. The evening meal was very tasty with lots of choice on the menu. The service was just right, not too fussy but there when needed. The room was big, clean and looked fresh with a decent TV and nice shower. Breakfast was excellent cereals, fruit, prunes, nuts, fry up, juice and unlike some hotels the coffee was good.
Graham Teal, Brighouse
The spa and hotel were amazing. Every part of the break was relaxing, the staff, food and location. couldn’t fault it!
Jennifer Berry, Bolton
Based on 101 reviews
What to Expect
Very Good (17)
Stayed here for the second visit got upgraded to a suite.all staff great very attentive special mention to emylyn from the restaurant really talkative and always there for your needs.can’t comment on......Read more
For us this is a perfect location for an overnight stay enroute to the lakes very peaceful good food and above all excellent staff.
The rooms are warm and clean this was our second visit and another......Read more
Don't Stay Here
I recently stayed at the hotel for 3 nights for work and the stay was awful and I couldn't wait to leave.
1 . Dinner food was dreadful, long waits and expensive
2. Housekeeper wouldn't come into......Read more