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“Carousel Hotel - Immaculate throughout-Professional & Pleasant Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Carousel Hotel, Blackpool

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The Carousel Hotel, Blackpool
Ranked #17 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Egremont, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Carousel Hotel - Immaculate throughout-Professional & Pleasant Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

The Carousel Hotel is ideally situated and is in close proximity to the sea,sand, Pleasure Beach and local facilities. The bus and trams run adjacent to the hotel with an excellent timetable into the centre of town.

The hotel is immaculate throughout. The whole place is spotless. Breakfast and evening dinner are excellent.The staff are professional and very pleasant indeed.

The Carousel Hotel is a little gem of a place to stay.

Book up and stay here. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bury
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Stayed here for a wedding and was very happy with the wedding reception, the food, the staff and the evening do, which included bacon sandwiches, a selection of other sandwiches and chips. Seems to be the new supper at weddings and went down well. The room was very modern clean and well equipped and bathroom even though small was still adequate, new and modern. The lift was an asset.
There is a small car park which was very handy because by the time we arrived all the street parking had been taken. Breakfast which is a buffet was also very good. Now after all the positive I have only two gripes, in our room (327) there was an unidentified noise, something like an extractor fan on 24/7. The other gripe was the broken toilet seat, which could have been fixed much easier than the annoying noise. The hotel was far better than the appearance from the outside, so I would recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Dave-Christine
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UK
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72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

This is quite a smart hotel. The receptionist staff where welcoming and really helpful. The room was spotlessly clean and appeared to be recently refurbished, although it had an old style telly (not a flat screen). The food was also pretty good for hotel style food, although the rose wine was not nice and therefore was left. Again the restaurant staff where very good. The one big let down, was the bed. We have slept in many hotels, and the mattress had to be the lumpiest most uncomfortable, we have slept on (sorry not slept on). In summary, a good hotel but let down by the poor quality mattress.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank blueskies77
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

This is probably 5th or 6th time I have used this hotel when visiting very elderly Mum. Have tried others in this area and they have ranged from dire to 'almost as good'. Reception staff excellent, friendly and efficient. My room was clean, comfortable and a decent size. Shower excellent and plenty of towels. Very good hair drier. Used room service in the evenings as too tired to do much else. Good choice from menu and tasted nice. Red wine on 2nd night was lovely - maybe receptionist thought I needed spoiling(she was right!) breakfast was buffet style (but when hotel not full, it is waiter service) with good choices. All staff are friendly and helpful and as a single traveller I was looked after very well. My room overlooked sea yes, there was a bit of traffic noise but I had window open, it soon lulled me to sleep. Bit of corridor noise from a few guests but not enough to cause any problems reception for mobile not good but on plus side I got some peace! Would I stay again, yes I would.

Room Tip: Ignore last two points re pool/fitness as they have neither but I tapped them in error on Ipad and c...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Italiaphobe
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

Stayed one night and found the hotel to be way too far out for the short time we were there but that was own fault for not checking the location fully. Staff were really helpful with bus and tram times into the town but considering they must be asked for timetables on a regular basis, we were given incorrect information on evening trams. Overall, the recent refurb is excellent as was the superb breakfast. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the evening meal which we paid extra for. Couldn't quite believe that they had a choice of 'fruit juice' - apple or orange as a starter option!! Main meal was bland and was really not worth the set menu price and nothing in comparison to the sample menu. Apart from this, it really was a good, clean and pleasant hotel to stay in.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 894KAL894
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London
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

Although the hotel was in a good location for Blackpool and had parking it was a little far for those who would not be comfortable walking to Blackpool. I found the hotel looked very dated indeed. It was however very clean and staff were really great. Mattress was a little old and could have been firmer but was acceptable. Staff had activites organised if we wanted to stay in the evenings at the hotel and was family orientated. I could easily get to my car without any fuss.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rizwanh72
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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012

I know it was only a one night stay but these visits sometimes help you decide whether you will return or not, and I have to say that we would most definately return to this hotel. The hotels location was ideal for my family as we had an early rise next morning for my son's football tournament, there was a wedding function on the Saturday evening but noise was minimal. The hotel was very clean with modern decor and furnishings and the same goes for our room. (family room with double bed and bunks) bathroom was spotless and modern and the shower was superb. As for the food we just did B&B but the there was plenty of choice for Breakfast which was served buffet style. So all in all we had a very pleasant stay which was excellent value for the standard of accomodation Thank You.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andy B
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Additional Information about The Carousel Hotel, Blackpool

Property: The Carousel Hotel, Blackpool
Address: 663-671 New South Promenade | South Shore, Blackpool FY4 1RN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Blackpool
#23 Romantic Hotel in Blackpool
#27 Family Hotel in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carousel Hotel, Blackpool 3*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beautifully refurbished Carousel is the highest AA rated 3 star hotel in Blackpool. Situated five minutes from Blackpool Pleasure Beach, we are ideally located on the South Promenade near to all of Blackpool’s attractions - but far enough away from the bustle of Blackpool's famous Golden Mile to offer a relaxing, refreshing and high quality experience. Our Cafe Bar 663 serves both breakfast and all day dining, alongside an extensive bar facility and 24 hour room service menu. We have 22 family rooms all with DVD players and an extensive library of DVDs for the children, available to loan with our compliments. The hotel has nightly entertainment during the summer months alongside a weekend kids club. ... more   less 
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