Myself and a friend decided on Friday morning that we wanted to go to Blackpook for the weekend. We go quite often and have stayed in numerous hotels and B&B's a different price ranges and different locations and I can honestly say that the Big Blue Hotel is by far the best we have stayed in over 10 years of visiting the resort.
I have no doubts that we struck lucky and got an incredibly cheap deal of £30 each for the night. I've since been back on the site to check prices for future visits and can see that it is nomally a bit more expensive than this for a stay - I think it is totally worth it though.
We had never even heard of this hotel and took a while to find it (Underneath the Pleasure Beach) but once we did find it we were very impressed. The reception and bar area are decorated very well and feel very homely and welcoming. The rooms themseleves are exactly what you would expect from an mid range boutique hotel and I have to say, I have stayed in hotels of a very similar standard and paid a whole lot more.
As we were a late booking, I think we got whatever room was available and ended up in a family room. This was fine as the bed was king sized so even though me and my friend had to share the bed, it felt like we had seperates. The childrens area in the room was fantastic (And I don't even have kids!) It's in a seperate area of the room and is decorated completely different from the rest of the room which is brilliant as I don't really think children appreciate subtle earth tones and cream. The area had bunk beds, each with it's own TV and a giant snakes and ladders board. Given that some of the rooms have The Big One by the windows, this would be a real treat for children and would probably be appreciated by adults as the rooms are designed to keep the children entertained and to give them (And adults) their own space.
I've mentioned that the hotel is right by the pleasure beach, if you're worried about noise then don't. The room we stayed in faced the Car Park and a busy street and we weren't bothered by any noise at all.
I would recommend this hotel to people of all ages, the bar is comfotable and relaxing for adults and the location is brilliant for a family break.
It's nice to see a Blackpool hotel finally competing to the same high standard as similar hotels in other resorts. A lot of hotels and B&B's in the area will charge you what they want, and treat you how they want - basically because they can.
- 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