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“In my opinion one of the best B and B's in Blackpool”
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Canasta Hotel
Ranked #264 of 859 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“In my opinion one of the best B and B's in Blackpool”
Reviewed 24 August 2010

Stayed here for the 2nd year in a row, and once again excellent, nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff, and everyone one of the staff is friendly and tea or coffee is offered the minute you walk through the door (free by the way). The young waitressess at breakfast are very attentive and the breakfast is lovely, tasty and not made with cheap ingredients. If you want a four star luxury hotel then you will have to pay the price, however, if you want an excellent, clean, comfortable B and B then look no futher. It is a short walk to the town or a tram ride, but far enough away so you don't hear the noise of the clubbers etc at night.

  • Stayed July 2010
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2010
Thanks NightOwl for the excellent review. I'll let the girls know they're doing a great job. Yes...I love our sausages (a bit too much...need to cut down!!)
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

Excellent service throughout the stay, friendly staff always on hand to help. Good clean rooms with sea views. Fantastic breakfast, plenty to eat and something for everyone. Good location, tram stop right outside and only a short walk to the center of Blackpool. Had a good time and would reccomend the Canasta Hotel to anyone. Will call again in future. 5 Stars!
Many thanks to Doug and Swampy and all the staff. Cheers Ray and family and baby Osian.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2010
Thanks Raymondo!!! See you next time!
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Leek, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2010

Good points - Free car parking, tea or coffee when you walk in the door, nice/helpful people, good breakfast, comfy bed, lots of tea/coffee/sugar/biscuits in the room, great shower.

Bad points - Had an internal room which looked straight onto another bedroom window. Bedroom was quite small as was the bathroom; walls are VERY thin - you can hear EVERYTHING that goes on next door. Mould on the bedroom walls and one of the rooms smelt extremely damp.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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2 Thank Emerald37
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2010
Hi Emerald37

Naturally we were horrified to read this as cleanliness is high on my list of priorities. BUT...I have to hold my hands up and say ..yes..there was mould on the coving in one of the rooms. We've identified a problem from outside and have fixed that so no more damp will be getting through. I agree it's not good enough. Room get cleaned by staff, housekeper checks them and we do a last minute check when we take your cases to the room. So if all goes to plan the rooms are checked 3 times before you get any keys...and STILL this was missed. I can only apologise about that. If you had pointed it out to us when you were here we would have sorted it within an hour.

We don't hide the fact that the bedrooms on the rear facing rooms and toilet/shower en-suites are compact. This is the first complaint we have had about the walls being too thin in the 10 years we have run the Canasta. They have standard studded walls with two sheets of plaster board between them (building regulations). They are all double rooms for couples. Occasionally, I guess, some more amorous couples can get carried away. I'm sorry you were disturbed. All the double rooms at the rear have net curtains as the view is quite boring...I can't do much about that apart from state that the prices for the rear rooms are cheaper than the sea views.

Thanks for listing the good points as well and I am genuinely sorry you had a bad experience with us. Have a great trip next time you come to Blackpool.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2010

our stay was only for 1 night and that was the only fault it should have been more ,The room was great the staff helpful and polite and as for the food wow superb

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 12 September 2010
Thanks "Grotty" for taking the time to make the review. We hope to see you next time you're in town.
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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 13 August 2010

Checked Trip Advisor first and all the comments seemed good.
It was OK...best bit was the breakfast..nothing short of excellent and the staff were friendly and extremely efficient.
Don't book here unless you want to be quite secluded..good 10 minutes to any amenities or bars/cafes(decent ones any way - at late 40's in age i don't do loud music anymore)
Cleanliness of public areas was very good but bedrooms although surface clean were quite shabby. Furniture looked like revamped second hand and shower cubicle could have done with a good bleaching. The bed had also seen better days.
Alright i suppose for a couple of days in Blackpool but I wouldn't rush back...saw many better located B&B's and popped in to get an impression which was initially good...£18 cheaper per night too.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank HappyGoLucky1964
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2010
Thanks for the feedback HappyGoLucky. I'm obviously very concerned that you found the shower needed bleaching. We take cleanliness very seriously and check rooms twice before we pass keys on to the guests.
I have to disagree about a few points. I think we're in the best location in town. Near enough to walk to town but far enough away not to be bothered by stag and hen parties. All matresses get changed every two years. They are currently 7 months old. We turn them regularly also. I'm puzzled why you said the bed had seen better days but rated us 4 out of 5 for sleep quality? You stayed midweek in one of our standard doubles. We charged 84gbp - thats 21gbp per person per night so I'm flabbergasted that you thought we were expensive.
I'm pleased that you enjoyed our breakfasts.
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port talbot
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Reviewed 8 August 2010

excellent hotel for those with young children, close enough to the attractions but far enough away from the bustling nightlife( stag & hens not allowed) , the staff are superb and the breakfasts excellent,the accomadation was the best we've stayed in blackpool . will definately use the canasta next time we go to blackpool and would recommend to anyone

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 9 August 2010
Thanks, Gizmo2805 for taking the time to rate us and a BIG THANKS for such a wonderful review. Yes - we are child friendly. I'll let the staff know they are doing a fine job. Hope to see you all next time you're in town.
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Darlington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2010

We stopped here late July on a last minute (30 minutes) phonecall booking. We where greeted by the owners of the B&B and were offered free tea & coffee before we had even checked in. This was the norm each and every time we walked through the front door. The rooms where more than adequate having all the usual amenities. The whole hotel was kept spotlessly clean the whole time and the staff could not be more helpful if they tried. Breakfast was probably the best I have ever had at a hotel which was served at our table with a bright smile and was fresh every day. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for all the staff we met and we are already planning our return trip. Dougie & Mandy are a perfect example of exactly how a B&B should be run and others could do well to take note.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 31 July 2010
Wow - thanks, Craig, for taking the time to write these comments. It's nice to be appreciated and I'll make sure the staff know they're doing a grand job. Yes..we do like out tea and coffee and you'll always get a good cuppa at the Canasta. Thanks, again, and we'll look forward to welcoming you next time.
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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 #264 of 859 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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