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The Big Blue Hotel
Ranked #7 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
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“Very nice hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

Have stayed in this hotel twice both in upgraded room first time the room was an upgrade without being told which was a nice surprise and on our recent visit, Feb 2013, we payed and extra tenner per night for it well worth it!

Rooms are lovely and quiet, beds comfy, seating area nice and bathrooms are nice too. Rooms are very clean too as is rest of hotel!

Bar area is small but nice, on recent visit we had afternoon tea it was very nice. On both occasions we have eaten at the hotels restaurant food is really great and nicely priced. Room service is good too and breakfast at the restaurant is fantastic and help yourself to a much as you want.

staff are all great too! Would recommend!

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

The outside really needs some paint. It's just over priced for where it is and what it is.

I stayed in lots worse and I don't mind where I stay. This place isn't horrid or nasty, just expected more for money.

The rooms really need some maintenence. There was unfinished paint work, the toilet kept dripping.

The cleaning staff were so friendly and really nice on the plus side.

I would only book a standard room, not deluxe. Save your money for a bag of chips.

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last week for 2 nights and I must say, I'll certainly be back!
We were greeted by lovely staff who were helpful, explained where our room was located and how to log on to the Wifi service. Entering our room, it was lovely and clean with fresh linen and toiletries and plenty of storage space.
We enjoyed staying here and had a comfortable nights sleep.
It is perfect for the Pleasure Beach, as staying here means you don't need to queue in the busy entrance and you can also enter through the VIP gate.
We paid for the short break package, which included dinner on the first evening. I must say the food was very good and the service was lovely.
Overall I thought this hotel was a little pricey, but I don't mind paying for good service and a lovely stay. We loved it!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Stayed overnight with work colleagues... Its probably the best Blackpool has to offer really. Its modern, new style, clean and efficient.... My room looked directly onto the Big Dipper which was a bit odd, but as long as you aren't sitting in the room all night you wont't hear it! Seeing people going past on racehorses and in the big deeper as the squeal past your window is funny though...

The bar was good and we had some great late night sandwiches in there... Breakfast was very 'holiday buffet' style, but was equally great quality and well organised.

Overall, if I was to go back to Blackpool then I would more than likely stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Had an early evening meal here. Five people were all pleased with the food. Excellent service without being too fussy. My veggie mushroom puff pastry parcel was very good. Only fault is for this level of food it is a high price to pay. Even the 3 course Table D'Hote was expensive. The drinks were also excessively priced. As a typical modern rep type hotel where expense accounts do not seem to matter, I think maybe a more cost conscious option should have been available.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

I am local and decided to bring my son and his wife for dinner here. We had a great night out. The food was top class - my son had the beef which he said was excellent, his wife ordered the sea bass and was equally pleased, my partner chose the belly pork which he said was one of the nicest dishes he had had, and I went for the poached salmon - beautiful. The service was very good. It was enjoyed by all. We will certainly be going again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Blyth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stayed here 2 nights over the August bank holiday. The rooms were really well laid out, the kids have their own TV's per bunk so can watch different chanels etc, the bathroom was lovely with a bath and a shower over (complimentary toiletries provided) the rooms were immaculate. The hotel staff from reception to resaurant to domestic staff were all lovely and helpful and great with our boys. The main bonus was that our room had adjustable air con which was a must in the heat. The only down sides to the hotel was one of the lifts was not working which meant big queues as the lifts are tiny anyway, and the restaurant/drinks are a little on the expensive side but it is to be expected for a hotel of this standard. There were no problems with parking and no issues wth the wristbands etc for the pleasure beach. Our boys and us had a brill time and the hotel provided a good base for out mini-break.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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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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