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The Big Blue Hotel
Ranked #7 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
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Sunderland
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7 reviews
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“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

Just returned from a two night family stay in a superior family room - enjoyed every second of our time in the hotel. Room was clean and comfortable with air conditioning - a great bonus for me as I like to be cool in the room. Children's bunk space was great, even though our three year old ended up in with us in the king size both nights! DVD player in the room is a nice touch. Breakfast was delicious and the service very friendly. Yes it's not a cheap place to stay, but if you take account of free Pleasure Beach entrance tickets each day of your stay, and free parking too, then overall it's great. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

As our first stay at The Big Blue Hotel, we found that we had a wonderful stay. However, my little sister stayed in one of their travel cots and my mum woke up every night to find she was freezing in the night. So she ended up sleeping in my mum's single bed for the long weekend we stayed there. The service was amateur as for the long weekend she didn't even clean our room or make our beds. And some milk got stained onto the bed sheet, I know milk stinks when it goes off so we stripped the matress cover off and put it on the floor and after a day going around the Pleasure Beach and then we went to my Auntie and Uncles house until 11pm to find that our room wasn't cleaned. And we went without tea or coffee because they had forgotten to refill milk, sugar, sweeteners etc. Our stay wasn't as hoped as it would be...

Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

At last i have found a reasonable hotel in Blackpool. I have stayed several times in Blackpool and have had some very poor experiances even with the higher rated hotels. The Big Blue Hotel is that hotel - the rooms are clean and have all you would expect from a good quality hotel. The staff were friendly and the restaurant good - the location is also excellent if you want to go the pleasure beach as most of the rooms look out onto it.

I would now not stay anywhere else if i do have to go back to Blackpool.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

We have just had a short break at the Big blue in Blackpool and can highly recommend the hotel. We have stayed here a few times previous and would always return, no where else in Blackpool comes close. Its modern, the staff are very helpful and the rooms are very nice, we had a superior family room which had a HUGE bed for us (super comfy too) and bunks for the kids. I have been coming to Blackpool for 25 years and i am so pleased we have the Big Blue to stay at! Altought we didn't dine at the hotel we have done before and the food is excellent. Not the cheapest choice in Blackpool by any means but definatly the best. Well worth the money for that bit of luxury.

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Birmingham
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2012

You can not deny that if you want easy access to Blackpool Pleasure beach that this hotel is about as close as you can get! The staff were great, you couldn't ask for a more friendly & helpful bunch, the breakfast was good too. However, the room let things down.

We had a Superior Twin that wasn't much of a step up from your average budget chain hotel room these days. The real let down was that you could hear the room upstairs and next to us moving around.

All in all an average experience, I am sure Blackpool has better to offer at the price.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

Just got home after a 2 night stay and cannot recommend this hotel enough. My partner took me as a birthday treat away from the kids ! We went for the deal with an evening meal on the first night then breakfast the next 2 days, all meals were exceptional meaning empty plates all round. We have nothing but praise and will definitely go again and recommend to friends and family.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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liverpool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

We stay at the big blue for a weekend every year and have done so for the past 7 or so years ... However this year we decided to book a suite and let's just say we wernt disappointed !!
It was absolutely beautiful had everything we needed and more. We booked a 2 day package for around 450.00 which included breakfast and an evening meal on the first night.
As usual the restaurant was gorgeous and the service impeccable.
I'd say that the only downside is that the bar prices are a bit on the high side .. But then again you are on holiday so it's worth it !!
Once again an amazing stay ... And we will see you again next year !!! x

  • Stayed August 2012
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Additional Information about The Big Blue Hotel

Property: The Big Blue Hotel
Address: Ocean Boulevard | Pleasure Beach, Blackpool FY4 1ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Blackpool
#3 Business Hotel in Blackpool
#4 Romantic Hotel in Blackpool
#5 Family Hotel in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Big Blue Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 157
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

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