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North Ocean Hotel
Ranked #3 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
kings lynn
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Top Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

From our first telephone conversation to our departure the team could not have done more for us .Excellent rooms Excellent Food and top Friendly staff . Couldn't recommend this hotel higher . Even a birthday card for my wife on arrival .
Peter & Linda Bannell

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Krytens
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
From a top hotel to top guests, thank you so much Peter and Linda for taking the time to write us a great review. As hoteliers we only get out what we put in, and this is why we're determined to make such an effort in everything we do here at the hotel. Birthday or Anniversary cards will always be placed in a bedroom if we are informed in advance. Of course it does help when we're enjoying it so much. It's fantastic to see so many guests leave knowing that they made the right choice when coming to our hotel. See you again one day in Blackpool.
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stayed at the North Ocean Hotel on Saturday 7th June for one night. My sister and I had been at work all day and just wanted a nice hotel to relax in after our train journey to Blackpool. We had a dance event in the Winter Gardens on the Sunday so wanted somewhere close enough to walk. We arrived to be greeted by Wayne and then were shown to room 23, our lovely double room with a sea view. Luckily, whilst we were there the weather was fantastic so we had food and drinks on the terrace whilst watching the sun go down.... perfect! The staff, food, rooms were all top class and we will certainly return when we have another event in Blackpool.

Thank you for making us feel so welcome!

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Thank amy81186
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 25 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to give us such a nice review. We remember you well and of course the weather at the time! You were fabulous nice and happy guests and really look forward to seeing you again the next time you're in Blackpool.
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

When you book a B&B for a weekend at Blackpool you can potentially embark one of life's more 'colourful' experiences. Cheap is often associated with nasty, and expensive is certainly not guaranteed to deliver.

I'm a sucker for anywhere the basics are done well and where extra touches add all round excellence.

The North Ocean delivers on every count; Fantastic staff, excellent food, clean, modern, tastefully decorated, well appointed - all at a very reasonable price too.

Simply excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Pestria
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review us. It was nice to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again later in the year. Booking earlier is always an advantage as you would have more choice room choice. See you soon!
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

A pleasure to stay at the North Ocean Hotel. From the moment we arrived, help was on hand and nothing was a bother. Wayne and his staff were all brilliant and the hotel has a lovely warm and relaxed atmosphere.

We booked a room with a sea view and were not disappointed - the room was spacious and well appointed, and like the rest of the hotel, spotlessly clean with attention to detail throughout. The bed was SO comfy, we slept really well! The location is ideal for a relaxing break, far enough away from the main drag for some peace and quite, but everything easily accessible by tram. There are also plenty of shops round the corner if you need anything.

Food was amazingly good - we hadn't planned where to eat in the evenings when we booked, but ate both nights in the hotel (mainly from the chef's specials menu). Fresh, beautifully presented and portions were more than generous! The choice was more than adequate with traditional fare available plus the chef's specials (Thai curry and pasta dishes were top notch!). Breakfast was equally delicious and the full English came with all the trimmings - we didn't need anything else to eat all day!

We had a brilliant time in Blackpool and can't thank Wayne and his staff enough for making our stay so enjoyable. We wish them every success for the future and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the North Ocean - 10/10!

Room Tip: We were in room 23 - lovely views, bright and sunny room and a gorgeous sunset!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen T
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thanks for a fantastic review and the many great points you mentioned. It was nice to chat with you each day and of course the hot weather was an added bonus for those of you who weren't stuck behind a desk all day! We're on a mission here at the hotel and know you will return to see us in the future and the rapid changes we are making. Many thanks again and see you again soon.
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Winchester
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is undoubtedly the best hotel in Blackpool. Wayne and the rest of the staff have set their standards high and are maintaining them! When I first booked they were number 4 out of (I think) 72 hotels in Blackpool. They are now deservedly at the top, or should be. Great rooms, well furnished and decorated, very comfortable beds, good shower, plenty of hot water and powerful, (nothing worse than shivering miserably under a trickle!). Fabulous breakfast, the staff are so attentive and very much on the ball. We could not fault this place, if you are visiting Blackpool, stay here if you can, but book early because they are going to be busy!

Room Tip: Room 12 is great
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michelle S
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 23 June 2014
Thanks for a fabulous review Michelle and Pete. You're dead right, the secret is maintaining the standard at all times whilst gradually raising the bar constantly. Once we've finished all bedrooms in just a few weeks time we'll fine tune them on a second visit to get the desired final result. Nice that you had not water, we've just had a brand new hot water system installed which is obviously working!

Many thanks again and see you again soon!
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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is the best hotel we have been to in a VERY long time !! We had such a fantastic time and the hotel just added to that. On arrival we were greeted by a very cheery Wayne who by the end of our 3 days was more like a friend than a receptionist ! The bar staff Chris and Dan were great and looked after us really well when we ate in the restaurant ! Overall we had an amazing time and the room was perfect to us,, so much so that I am currently looking to go back in August !! Thank you so much for a great time !!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amelia B
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David D, Reception at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you Emelia! Wonderful review and you were a lovely chatty young couple who we will not forget. See you again in August. Wayne x
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York
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Difficult because it's all been said by others. 57 x 5* out of 61 speaks for itself. We've stayed in a few places in Blackpool and this one is by far and away the best. Our room was perfect for us. Large, comfy, clean and a view over the promenade. Meals were outstanding (thanks Gary), always fresh ,hot and tasty. The portion size was extremely generous. The breakfast was huge and the meals presentation would not be bettered in a 5* hotel. Wayne was the perfect host, Always there with a "can I help you" approach. Gary ,the chef, couldn't do enough for you and his job was obviously a vocation to him. Chris (and Dan) served meals in a friendly style and when they asked if everything was alright they really meant it. Talking to Wayne we realised how much was being put into this hotel in time, care and money and we wish them well. They all deserve it. We will certainly be back

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank david george
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2014
Difficult to reply also David and Connie! How can we say thank you to you both and everyone else for writing such nice things about the hotel and what we're doing here without repeating ourselves over and over again? We are truly grateful and appreciate all reviews. Thank you.

We seem to have assembled a nice group of full and part time staff here at the hotel and see great things ahead for the hotel and staff who work so hard each pulling their weight in different ways.

Thank you once again and see you again soon! x
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Property: North Ocean Hotel
Address: 390 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 72 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 The Stone Grill 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 8am-10am Free Parking (limited on front of hotel) Flat Screen TV's in all RoomsTea & Coffee making Facilities in all Rooms. Sun Terrace overlooking the Promenade. 24 Hour front desk. NO Stag or Hen Parties and NO Children under 14 ... more   less 
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