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The Big Blue Hotel
Ranked #7 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

I stayed in several hotels in Blackpool, but the Big Blue is always my first choice. The rooms are big and clean, the bed always comfortable. The staff are friendly and always happy to help. The food in the restaurant is excellent and the breakfast buffet is well stocked (delicious chocolate muffins!). It can be a bit noisy during the school holidays.

Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights, staff are great and very welcoming in all areas. Restaurant is actually really good and probably better than most of Blackpool. Breakfast is plentiful and hot, yes there is a queue but you are warned of this. As in a family hotel, in a family resort there are kids, and highly excited at that, the majority are well behaved.

We couldn't fault the hotel or amenities, location is great, we will definetly return.

  • Stayed October 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Have always wanted to stay at this hotel & was really pleased to get a great price for a late booking £136 for 2 nights (very competitive / cheaper against similar rated B&B's / guest houses nearby)
On arrival - hotel looked impressive from the outside, plenty of free parking in the huge car park for hotel residents only. Reception desk very friendly & efficient at check in / check out & happy to answer any queries, we also had our pre-paid Pleasure Beach wristbands issued at reception.
Decor inside the hotel public areas was modern & clean with lovely quality furniture.
We had booked a standard double room but we actually got a family room (room 411) & both our requests were met with the top floor & view of the Pleasure Beach! Room was clean, tidy & modern, maybe slightly cheaper furniture in the rooms than in the public areas but still nice. Our room was huge - large kingsize bed (very comfortable) flat screen tv, tea / coffee facilities, large wardrobe, clean bathroom with bath & shower, & a separate kids bedroom with bunkbeds & 2 x flat screen tv's for each bunk!! Impressive if we had travelled with kids! We slept well both nights, never had any problems with noise.
Room price included breakfast which was the best buffet style breakfast i have ever had in a large hotel - plenty of choice of everything, including things such as - cereals, toast, croissants, fruit, yoghurts, juices, various teas & coffee's & the hot breakfast - bacon, eggs, sausage, beans, tomatoes - delicious! You are shown to a table by staff for breakfast & both mornings we were there it was busy but never felt cramped & never queued at the buffet, we went down both mornings at about 8.30-9am.
We also chose to eat at the hotel restaurant one evening (we had booked a table via the website before we went) & it was well worth it! Staff very attentive & friendly, prices were excellent for the quality of food you get, absolutely delicious 3 course meal we ate!! Drink prices were about standard for soft drinks but alcohol probably more on the expensive side - nothing you dont already expect from big hotels these days!
All in all, we were extremely happy with our stay here & would definitely stay here again when next in Blackpool & happily recommend to others!
Other places we visited while there were - Pleasure Peach, Blackpool Tower & Dungeons, enjoyed a walk up the promenade at night to see the Illuminations & ate at a luscious Italian restaurant on the first evening up past the tower, called La Fontana on Clifton Street - highly recommend!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Stayed here on a family trip to Blackpool.
Very nice decor - staff are fantastic - close to pleasure beach - food superb.
The family rooms with their separate bunk bed rooms for the kids are an excellent idea.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

My partner and I stayed here with my parents, who had both been before. My first impression of the hotel was that it was superbly clean. We checked in to out double room, which was spotlessly clean and fresh with a fantastic view of the pleasure beach. We had evening meal in the hotel, would recommend to everybody! Easily the best meal i have ever eaten! The staff were friendly and efficient, downfall was kids running around the restaurant, however the manager spoke to the parents which was good.
Breakfast was amazing, everything fresh and hot and everything you could possibly want.
Would defiantly stay here again, wouldn't want to stay anywhere else. fantastic.

Room Tip: a standard room was fine for my partner and i, it had everything we could want.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

Went to Blackpool with my husband and two granchildren aged 6 and 7. Hotel very good for families, the children loved having there own wee room with there own TV, pity no childrens channels at night. The only complaint I would have is adults not keeping children under control and allowing them to run about and jump of beds, I understand children are excited, but just ask them to remember people are down below. We were on the 3rd floor and children above us run about till about 11 each night and noise started about 7.30 in the morning, my grandchildren even complained the noise had woken them up it was same the three nights we were there, maybe a wee note in the room reminding people are below them , when on the higher floorsWe enjoyed meal in the resturant one eving although service a bit slow

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012 via mobile

Big Blue bills itself as a contemporary, boutique four star hotel.

You can forget all that.

My doubts started at check-in, where as soon as I gave my surname (and a copy of my booking confirmation which the receptionist didn't look at) and I said my surname 'starting with K' I saw the receptionist hit C on the keyboard. After I repeated the information I had already given, and she found me on the system I was then asked if I'd be using the wifi and said yes but she forgot to issue me a key for it.

Up to my room. It smelt of bleach, the walls were paper thin, and the double bed was actually two singles shoved together creating an uncomfortable ridge in the middle. Furnishings toiletries etc were all more akin to a 3 star hotel. There were kids running up and down the corridors continually. Got woken up at 4am as I could hear the guy in the next room snoring as well as music from a room in the floor below.

Breakfast - a 10 minute wait just to get a table at 9am! If you wanted herbal tea instead of black tea it was £1 extra. More kids running past you all the time.

Standards in Blackpool aren't high - but I'm sure there has to be better than this shambles. I can safely say I'll be staying elsewhere in my next visit.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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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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