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“A GEM of a place!”
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North Ocean Hotel
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
“A GEM of a place!”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

First and foremost, staff here are outstanding. Encountered three on our visit, mainly the (presumed) owner, who were all conscientious, very friendly and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble! There is limited parking at the hotel itself, but car parks nearby. Tram/bus stop is Gynn Sq - 2 min walk. The room was as seen in the pictures - spacious, clean and with a great view. The en-suite doesn't encroach into the room as is commonplace in other hotels, so it was roomy. The bathroom is of a great hotel standard - modern suite and clean. Only worry for the future is a lack of tiles behind the sink, and not enough near the shower - will cut redecoration costs in the long run! Overall, this is a place nearing the end of a transition - the room and Breakfast Room/Bar were all newly decorated to a very high standard, furniture in the bedroom was very new, whereas other areas of the hotel are awaiting imminent upgrade. It is clearly a place which has finally been given a new lease of life by new owners and it shows. I would definitely recommend this place - and by Summer/Autumn 2014, it will be perfect! Don't let that stop you from visiting now though!

Overall:
Service/Staff: Outstanding
Location: Close to tram/bus, on the prom, great views
Food: Great portions, competitively priced, breakfast included
Room: Large, clean, newly painted, great view, new TV
Price: Would have paid a little more for the experience here

Thank You North Ocean Hotel - a great weekend break - will be back!

Room Tip: The deluxe suites have the guaranteed sea view, for a little more money.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 15 April 2014
You seem to have hit the nail on the head, whilst all open and bookable rooms are fully redecorated we still have a few to go and anticipate having all 25 ensuite bedrooms finished and open by the end of June 2014. The front of the hotel is now redecorated (they finished today - photos will follow on our website and our TripAdvisor page in the coming weeks).

Together with many other things we have new tables and chairs being delivered for the restaurant shortly and by summer 2014 we should be fighting fit and ready for the real action. Of course we will continue to improve and update constantly (i.e. full length mirrors or tiles above sinks as you mentioned). Our 'to do' list is very very long but we are determined to have the North Ocean Hotel as we would expect a professional hotel to run, look and feel in no time at all.

Many thanks for coming to visit, giving us a chance to prove ourselves and look forward to seeing you again soon, where you should see even more changes we have made.
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

they would get a 10 from torvil and dean,being refurbished at the same time has having guests wayne and the 2guys. are fantastic.nothing is to much trouble for them.as soon as we arrived we was met by wayne who had a big smile on his face.and that makes your stay all the better nowing that you have a friendly face.we new we had booked the right place.he even took our bag for us. we diddent have a sea view,but that dident spoil our stay,room imaculate breakfast very good .would recomend this hotel could not find a fault with anything.will be going back soon
!!!Harry and June Manchester

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 14 April 2014
Thanks Harry and June from Manchester! With a review like that you better get an extra slice of bacon for breakfast on your next visit! Your review really says it all..... see you again soon!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

me and my partner hadn't booked any were to stay. We then both came across the north ocean which lucky for use had a room vacant. The men was lovely and offered to carry are stuff up to the room. We end up staying in the room with the sea view it was beautifully modem and spotless. Now that i have looked at the pictures of the rooms on here i believe the rooms are in fact better than shown on the pictures on here, you really have to book a visit to see how beautiful this place really is. Before we went out we had some drinks at the bar and the prices are low also the staff was great we had a chat with and they was all down to earth brilliant guys and enjoyed there company. That night when we got back the bed was extremely comfortable to sleep in and it was so quite ( not too close to the clubs which is a good choice). When we woke up we went down for breakfast and was asked what we would like. We ordered 2 large breakfasts 2 orange juices and a pot of coffee. These lads know how to cook 10/10 on the breakfast i could fault it if i tried got every think on it even black pudding :). We then went out for the day they even let me keep my car there until evening so saved me on parking. Overall am so glad we choice North Ocean to stay at it has been one of the best place we have stayed at and any one going to blackpool must stay here in my opinion i also think the room are cheap for the quality you are getting.
Looking forward to staying again maybe for a week this time in July
overall A+++

Room Tip: the room with the sea view is amazing first thing in the morning must get this room but all rooms ar...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for such a fabulous review Nicole! There is no doubt that since we've been receiving such nice reviews on TripAdvisor for the North Ocean Hotel our bookings have been coming in and gathering pace over the past few weeks. It gives potential guests the confidence to book with us and we appreciate that you have taken a few minutes of your time to do this for us. I think we're in for a very busy year ahead! Hope to see you both here again soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

perfect stay.....the hotel was refurbished and decorated to a very high standard and the room was spotless. when we arrived we were greeted with a very friendly warm welcome, we immediately knew we had booked the right hotel to stay in! we stayed in the suite with a sea view, which was amazing, the room was very spacious and true to the website pictures. Wayne, Dave and Chris were very friendly and helpful and could not have done enough for us during our stay.....perfect hosts! the breakfast was delicious....definitely compliments to the chef.....we also ate in the bar of an evening and again the food was fabulous. we will definitely be returning very soon, we cant wait to come back!!!
Kayleigh and Scott. London

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 2 April 2014
Review gratefully appreciated Kayleigh and Scott, many thanks and see you again soon.
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Where can I start,from the welcome to the rooms to the food, everything about this hotel is fabulous you cannot fault the hosts nothing is too much trouble. We had a great night in the bar followed by a superb breakfast the following morning . You are near enough to all the north shore attractions to walk but far enough away for a peaceful nights sleep. I can't wait to stay again at easter

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 31 March 2014
Over the moon with a ''Ten from Len'' thank you, it's comforting to receive such a great (and witty) compliment.... good job Craig Revel Horwood didn't come to stay! Although if you ever read this review Craig, you are more than welcome to visit the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool. I can't work out which previous guest posted this review but thank you and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

Wow what a lovely hotel .wayne Dave and Chris couldn't do enough for us during our stay. The hotel is spotless and decorated to a high standard we stayed in the suite with a sea view , it was very spacious and clean . All the rooms are true to website pictures. The breakfast is fabulous , by far the best we have had during our many stays in Blackpool . This is simply the best and we are looking foward to returning at Easter for a 3rd stay. See you guys then. Kay. West yorks.

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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you Kay. wow, what a comment to receive ... ''The best breakfast in Blackpool''. There's so much that we would like to do here at the hotel and it's frustrating not being able to get it all done now, however over the next 2 or 3 months we will plough through our huge ''to do'' list and get everything to how we would like it. See you again soon.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stayed here in February, greeted at the door by a big smile and a very warm welcome, immediately I knew we had booked the right hotel!
we stayed in one of the large suits with the most amazing view! (I didn't know Blackpool could look that good..)
The rooms (and hotel) have all been recently refurbished and are wonderfully clean.
Breakfast was so good we also ate in the bar one evening, the food was just brilliant and well priced. We even spent some time in the bar which was the perfect way to end an evening.
The location is just right, it is a short walk from all the activity but far enough away that you get a bit of piece and quiet. The Tram is also opposite the hotel if you don't fancy the walk.
I can't wait to go back in April!

Room Tip: Go with one of the suits, they are a brilliant size with a wonderful view
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 March 2014
Many thanks for a nice review, it was great to have you stay. Our chef will certainly be happy with your comments for sure! The larger suites are proving very popular and of course we'll try to fit you in whenever you book again. Look forward to seeing you again in April!
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Property: North Ocean Hotel
Address: 390 - 392 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 2LB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 70 Hotels in Blackpool
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — North Ocean Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quality promenade hotel in Blackpool. Clean, professional, friendly and very reasonably priced. Evening meals are available in Radley's Bistro from 5pm to 10pm every evening. Great Location on the North Promenade. Open all Year. All En-Suite Bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi. Fabulous Breakfast served 8.30am-10am Free Parking (limited on front of hotel) Flat Screen TV's and Tea & Coffee making Facilities in all Rooms. Sun Terrace overlooking the Promenade. 24 Hour front desk. NO Stag or Hen Parties. ... more   less 
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