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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Canasta Hotel

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Canasta Hotel
Ranked #262 of 911 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

We stayed at The Canasta for 3 nights in June, although the weather was pretty bad for June, it was still an enjoyable break. The hotel staff were very helpful, giving us advice on where to eat in the evening when we enquired and answering other questions about where we could find certain things in Blackpool. They were also happy to let you eat takeaway in their dining area if you wanted to do that instead of going out during the evening. They provided complimentary tea and coffee during the day to guests, when they ask for them, which is a nice touch. The room itself was fairly cosy, however given the good prices, that is no complaint. One of the towels was made in to a decorative swam on the bed on our arrival, again a nice touch. With the room being cosy there isn't really room to have a suitcase just left open, but there was plenty of room for it to fit open inside the wardrobe and, plenty of other draws for you to unpack into. The bathroom was a bit on the small side, but perfectly clean and working. We never had any problems with a lack of hot water and there were no signs of any damp/mildew at all anywhere. The breakfast was good, being served in a timely manner by pleasant staff who were happy to alter things to your taste/requirements. The hotel had a karaoke in the evening, not something we fancied ourselves. Although it was loud in the lounge and bar area, we could not hear this at all from the room. There is also free wifi and a computer on the reception desk in the hotel for guests to use. Decoration in the main reception, bar and restaurant area is different and interesting - no normal prints you have seen a thousand times before.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Thanks Pendragon for taking the time to review us. We're pleased you had a swell time and will look forward to looking after you again should you choose us for your next visit.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We (me, Hubby, sis, cousin, Mum and Dad, Grandma and her husband and 2 of our family friends) have stayed at the Canasta for the last 2 years in October and have just booked our next stay for this October. The Hotelier has always been very accommodating to my Grandma and her friends need for a room near to the lift (both have wheelchairs).
The location is ideal for us and it is great there is free parking.

Being all tea bellies we love the constant supply of tea! Also being gannets we really enjoy the all you can eat breakfast. It is great that it is cooked from fresh and not left festering on a lukewarm unit.

The rooms are very competitively priced. I will never stay at another Blackpool hotel while the Canasta is still in business.

Room Tip: All the rooms I have stayed in are pleasant, if you are bothered about the view then book a seaview...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Thanks very much for the glowing review. Much appreciated.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2012

I really can't understand the people on here knocking this hotel, we have stayed here for the last 4 years for the darts and everything is great... The breakfast is fresh and very filling, the staff are great. The rooms have always been clean and tidy and have never been kept awake by loud music or drunk kids like other hotels in Blackpool. If you want some where to stay in Blackpool this the best place.. Oh and you also get FREE tea and coffee when ever you want it.. I am really looking forward to staying here again in July...

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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4 Thank Lee C
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Cheers, Lee, for your continued repeat custom. Look forward to seeing you for the darts in July
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

What a fantastic weekend, the weather was dismal but the warm welcome we got on arrival was outstanding, there were 22 of us and nothing was too much trouble, tea and coffee offered regularly, we had a take away in the hotel and the staff very kindly let us use the dining room. Karaoke was very lively, we had so much fun, thank you Dougie, Swampy, your gorgeous son! and all the lovely staff Renita

Room Tip: honeymoon suite :)
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Don W
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Hi Don and Renita

Sorry for the late reply to this...
Well what can I say - what a great bunch of folk you bought with you. Great singers, great laughs, and we're already looking forward to October 19th when you've rebooked.
We're so pleased you all enjoyed it.

Prospective guests...looking for a fun karaoke weekend in October? - Don and Renita and the gang (about 30 of them!!) are re-booking. It'll be a fab weekend and a laugh a minute - non stop cabaret. We'll be starting it a bit earlier just so we can get all the requests in this time!! (I have NEVER had so many karaoke requests :) )

Thanks again guys
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

I went to the Canasta with my friend on the 28th April for a girls weekend away. I had emailed before we travelled as i realised we'd be getting there before check in. Not a problem at the canasta! I had a free parking space plus somewhere to safely store our luggage before we went off, and even the offer of a cup of tea before we went. We spent the day in blackpool and the surroundings before finally walking back up to the Canasta for about 6pm. We were checked in at reception very swiftly and we even put our feet up for a cup of tea before heading on up to our room. We had room 25 which is a small room, which we knew in advance, but it was absolutley lovely! The bed was really comfy - needed on long days out on the blackpool front. As the canasta dont do dinner we asked for some local takeaway brochures of which they have plenty and ordered in no problem.The entertainment was kareoke, we were happy to watch and not take part but it was very fun nontheless!! Breakfast the next day was a-mazing. You had a choice of cereals, fruit, yogurt etc but then there was the cooked menu. We opted for a full british fry up and it was lovely and filling and just what we needed for the long journey home. Checking out was just as swift with the offer of yet more tea. Thanks Canasta for a really good weekend, with really friendly staff and a family feel. I will most certainly be returning!!

Room Tip: You can have sea views at the Canasta, but we didnt and enjoyed a lovely sunset sea view from the re...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Rachel87
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Thanks Rachel for taking the time to write this review. Much appreciated.
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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

me and my friend stayed at the canasta on the 8th of april till 12th what can i say it was the best time i have ever had the hospatality was very out standing and what a fab nyt on the singing nyt me and ejohn meet ppl from durham were we were from and the room was very gd and a real comfy bed and i,m sorting out to go bk it was truly a gd brake and best wishes to u all athe canasta for a perfect holiday . keep up the gd work .xxxxxx linda n jon.xxxxx

Room Tip: dosent matter all room are top notch and very comfy and very high spec
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Linda A
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 17 June 2012
Why aye marrer.
Thanks for the gr8 review
:)
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Laurieston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

We were in blackpool for easter weekend my sis and her daughter stayed in this hotel the rest of the family stayed in the park house hotel but canasta was absolutley fantastic we had 3 great nights here karoke for every night the owner and his staff were fab we will return if you are reading this review you will know who we are Rita,Angie,billy snr,billy jnr we loved the place anyone who says diffrent they must be boring see you again pal x

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Canasta Hotel
Address: 288-290 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2EY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #262 of 911 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Canasta Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
31 en suite bedrooms (10 with sea views) located on the seafront within 10 minutes walk from the Blackpool Tower. Family run hotel - very friendly and meticulously clean. No stag or hen parties. ... more   less 

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