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Big Blue Hotel (Blackpool)
Member Name: thebigc1690
Big Blue Hotel (Blackpool)
Advantages: Comfortable, well located and very clean .
Disadvantages: Didnt find any !
If you are one of the people who read my review on Blackpool pleasure beach you will know that I am a regular traveller to Blackpool. If you haven’t read my Blackpool pleasure beach review then why not? (Only kidding). Normally when I visit Blackpool I tend to just look for a cheap bed and breakfast or a hotel with some sort of special offer on, as Blackpool to me is about what you do when you are there rather than where you stay. On this particular occasion however I was visiting Blackpool with my other half’s mum and dad who were paying and wanted to stay somewhere nice. After a long time looking we came to a joint decision on The Big Blue Hotel, a relatively new hotel built at the entrance to Blackpool’s pleasure beach and offering very nice rooms at an expensive but not over the top price it seemed ideal and was.
The hotel as I mentioned is built at the entrance to the pleasure beach at Blackpool. It has 156 rooms in total 72 family suits containing separate kid’s areas, 10 double rooms, 4 suits, 24 club rooms, 12 club family rooms, 10 twin rooms and 24 executive double rooms. Being situated where it is the hotel is ideal for family holidays for as well as being right at the pleasure beach it is also directly opposite one of Blackpool’s famous piers and a stones throw away from the main tram stop from which you can jump on a tram to any of Blackpool’s promenade attractions.
Each and every one of the rooms is air conditioned and has a telephone, TV and DVD player, very modern decor, natural fabrics and beautiful wooden furniture. I found our room to be very, very comfortable, very spacious and immaculately clean. My partner and I stayed in one of the family suits with separate kid’s area and my son loved his own space with bunk beds and his own TV and DVD player (you can also hire games consoles from reception). There was also a hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities in the room and the most amazing luxury en suite bathroom which was very spacious beautifully designed and again very, very clean. The room was absolutely ideal for us and there are also cots and baby monitors available to hire from reception should they be required.
I visited the hotel earlier this year (march) and the cost of the room we stayed in was £345 this was for a Friday to Monday stay and while that may seem a bit expensive and to be honest before actually having stayed here is way more than I would have considered paying for a weekend break however having stayed here I would happily pay it again for the luxury we encountered during our time at this hotel. When my family and I stayed here it was out of season and the prices do soar a bit in peak season with rooms costing as much as £602 for the same Friday to Monday stay.
All guests at the hotel have full use of the hotels fully equipped gymnasium which also gives you access to professional trainers and massage experts are on hand after your work out. There is free car parking available to all guests and specially adapted rooms are available for disabled guests. Basically everything is taken care of in this hotel I truly felt we could want for nothing during our stay.
Most of the staff were genuinely very friendly and the ones who weren’t genuinely friendly were friendly because they were being paid to be so. There was always someone on hand to take care of a problem should one arise although one never did during my stay. The bar staff were excellent and after only a couple of trips to the bar they had my order memorised and simply asked “same again sir?” I was truly impressed with the service we received from the minute we arrived to the time we signed out.
Eating and drinking
The restaurant was exceptional and offered every type of food from cheese and tomato pizza to crispy aromatic duck on their extensive menu. The service was outstanding and the surroundings in the restaurant were the same as the rest of the hotel breathtaking!
The bar area was very relaxing and again beautifully designed, the drinks were a bit expensive but not overly so, with a pint of lager costing £3.00 and a vodka and coke £2.80. The bar staff were brilliant as I mentioned above and as well as doing there job very well and with a smile on their face they also took great care of the kids, giving them fancy alcohol free cocktails for the price of a normal soft drink and letting them choose music on the juke box by using the staff key rather than paying, just little extras that go along way to making the time I spent there enjoyable and memorable.
Location – 10/10
Reception - 9/10
Room – 9/10
Food – 9/10
The staff - 9/10
Value for money – 9/10
Over all – 9/10
Address - Ocean Boulevard, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 1EZ
Website - www.Big-Blue-Hotel-Blackpool.co.uk
To sum up
All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone who doesn’t mind splashing out a little extra in order to receive good service in beautiful luxurious surroundings. Especially good for families as you do not have to worry about the usual Blackpool nightmare guests such as the dreaded stag and hen nights because this hotel doesn’t cater for same sex groups of 4 or over.
It’s a guaranteed luxury stay in peace and quiet so if that’s what you are looking for then this has to be your place in my opinion. Its one of the very few places I have stayed and can honestly say I don’t have a bad word to say about it. Usually every where has its faults but if this hotel has any then I didn’t find them. Wake up in the comfort of a luxury bed, have breakfast in a beautiful restaurant then step out side to a world of fun on your door step, who could ask for more?
As usual I hope I have provided you with all the relevant information you could look for and thank you very much for reading!
Summary: A fabulous family hotel !!