I have stayed at this hotel many times and for me it is the only place to stay in Blackpool as it totally enhances the entire trip. I went for the night with my little boy and stayed in a family room which he loved. We had a room facing the park which we were happy about (why do people complain about this? Its a perk to see the rides going around from your room!), but this time the room only had a very small window which was really grimy on the outside so we couldn't see much and the room felt a bit dingy. We weren't really in the room until late evening anyway though so was no biggy. TV's are a bit small given the size of the rooms but tv's in the family section of the room are brilliant - an inspired idea!
The gripes I have (and have had since I first stayed here) are - 1) The toast machine at breakfast is a joke - theres always a massive queue for it and it takes ages to cook. Well, I say cook - it comes out only very very slightly toasted! 2) Why is there no quicker entrance to the park for hotel guests? Before the south entrance closed it was perfect for getting in/out if you were staying here but now you have to trek all the way through the park and back down the promenade to get back to the hotel which is annoying if you just want to run back and grab something! 3) It is a bit pricey...yes it is a great place to stay but I think the prices should be lower considering it is only Blackpool.
All in all, I loved it and will definately be back soon!
- 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