Very modern, clean, welcoming and attractive.
Lots of on-site parking, which is a huge plus, especially as this hotel is right next to the Pleasure Beach. Note you have to be out of the car park by 1pm on day of departure though.
The rooms are excellent. Very modern, clean and comfortable. The separate area for the kids is excellent, as is the playstation hire and snakes and ladders game. Clearly very well designed with families in mind. DVDs and games can be hired at a cost of £4-00 each. The playstation hire is free. My only downside is that I should have requested a room facing the Pleasure Beach when I booked over a month ago, but that is my fault for not doing enough research. I will know for next time! That said, we were more than happy with the room we had facing the front on the top floor.
We stayed for one night only and we chose to eat out, so I cannot comment on the evening meal in the hotel, other than the advertising suggested it was a set three course menu for £22-00 a head. As my children are 9 and 11, and are fussy eaters, we chose to go to Pizza Hut instead which was 5 minutes walk away and paid £22-00 for all of us!
The breakfast was good and the dining room was like all other areas of the hotel, modern, clean and attractive. The hotel clearly advertised the fact that, as it was peak holiday season, there would likely be a wait for tables if you went for breakfast between 9am and 10am. We expected this as we had read the notices, and as a result did not have any issues with waiting 5-10 mins for a table. Some other guests clearly did not read the notices in advance and were not too impressed with having to wait, but you cannot blame the hotel for that or the staff, who were more than friendly and did a great job.
Overall, I have stayed in various hotels in Blackpool over the years, and this is certainly the best. It is certainly a 4* and I would recommend to others, especially families with kids up to the age of 16.
- 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