I will start by saying I am so so glad we stayed here.
Yes it is probably one of the most expensive hotels in Blackpool, but there are good reasons for that !
We (4 adults and a child) booked a Superior Double and a family room for 2 nights.
Parking was at the hotel and the check in was simple.
Only thing I did find a bit strange was when I was asked how I would like to settle my bill "I haven't stayed yet" was my response...
Apparently they are having a trial period of doing this so that come Sunday morning there aren't queues of people waiting to check out !
We were on the 3rd floor with a partial sea view.
The rooms were immaculate, spacious, bathroom was gorgeous and the heated towel rail was a nice touch, powerful shower, a huge bed that was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in, lounge area with chairs and a fireplace.
Plenty of space to hang clothes and store bags, lots of tea/cofffee/chocolate & biscuits.
Braved the delights of Blackpool on the Friday night and was very pleased when we got back to the hotel !
I had read on previous reviews that the hotel restaurant was very good and so booked in there on the Saturday night.
We were not disapointed - the food was amazing !
Quite pricey compared to the slop served along the front, but then we were prepared to pay for decent food !
The hotel is right on the pleasure beach and a good 20 minute walk to the town/tower. Although you can take the tram/bus/taxi/horse if you don't fancy the walk.
The horse & cart have a set charge of £20 - no matter where you start from or go to !
The tram was about £9 for 5 of us and a taxi about £7...
The hotel breakfast was of a high standard.
All self service and we didn't have to wait for a table.
If you try and get a table after 8.30 on Saturday or Sunday you will have to wait.
Choice of several cereals, pastries, fruit, yoghurt and all the usual 'English' breakfast items.
All in all this hotel was the best part of our 2 night stay in Blackpool. I would not have entertained any of the other hotels we saw on our travels .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Big Blue Hotel at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, where chic, cutting-edge design blends seamlessly with an attention to detail and a level of service that is second to none. This modern, 4-star hotel is perfectly located for a luxury break, business trip or family holiday, with modern accommodation at affordable prices. All 157 bedrooms are designed with wonderful fabrics from Designers Guild and offer luxurious en-suite bedrooms with complimentary WiFi internet access, flat screen televisions with inbuilt freeview, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer, heating control, electric shaver point, 24-hour room service, smoke alarms, duvets, power shower, key card access, an integrated air cooling system and DVD players that can also be used as a CD player. The Big Blue offers contemporary family accommodation right next to Pleasure Beach, Blackpool's biggest tourist attraction featuring the UK's only Nickelodeon Land - a new 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach loaded with 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, fun game stalls, a new restaurant and home to a whole host of famous Nickelodeon characters. The location is within easy reach of all of Blackpool's main attractions so families are guaranteed to get the most out of their trip. A range of hotel conference facilities are available making the Big Blue an ideal venue for Blackpool conferences and business meetings. The hotel also has complimentary WiFi internet access in all bedrooms, public areas and meeting rooms. Dining at the Big Blue hotel is an unforgettable experience whether it's a lazy cappuccino in the cafe bar or a delicious gourmet meal in Blues Bar and Brasserie. Children can create their own fresh pizzas while parents can choose from an extensive menu designed with a European feel using only fresh, local produce. Sink into a soft leather armchair and enjoy a long cool drink after a day on the rides or sip a Big Blue cocktail at the bar and just simply people watch. It's up to you. Stay over in a Deluxe Suite and enjoy pure luxury with fresh flowers, champagne on ice and chocolates in your room....just some of the special touches we offer (additional charges apply). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Big Blue Blackpool
- Big Blue Hotel Blackpool
- Hotel Big Blue
- Big Blackpool Blue Hotel