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North Ocean Hotel
Ranked #3 of 69 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great place to stay”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Just got home after a couple of days in Blackpool, don't bother going anywhere else , this place will do you just fine . food excellent, top marks chef. Decorating throughout is unfussy and nicely done and I know how difficult that can be in a busy establishment. Staff all great and hotel is clean and faultless. Keep up the good work folks and you will succeed, but just remember that trip advisor is always going to throw up a negative review from time to time,you will never please everyone all the time.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Reception at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Many thanks for the great review Dave, it's appreciated very much. We're working very hard to achieve the end result we desire and have many plans for the hotel over the next 12 months. After we finish every bedroom (should be 4 to 6 weeks from now) we can start to concentrate on the finishing touches.

Your dead right about a looming negative review and when that day comes we'll simply and professionally respond, learn from it and move forward. I realise that you can't please everybody all of the time but it's how problems are handled that matter to guests and should in itself speak volumes about us. Thank you once again for visiting the hotel and then leaving a great review. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Wayne on reception.
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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Just had 2 nights stay at north ocean hotel & it was fantastic.. Wayne & Chris.. What can I say, these guys are top class, nothing was too much they went above & beyond top class service & also lovely genuine guys, made our stay a pleasure.
The hotel has been renovated to a high standard & is immaculately clean, our room had beautiful sea views, bath & shower, tea & coffee facilities & a flat screen TV.
The food at the hotel was amazing !! We ate at the hotel both nights of our stay, we only planned on eating at the hotel on our first night but the food was sooooo good we ate in the second night too. If your a lover of steak you must try steak on a hot stone, best steak we've ever eaten! Also had fish & chips which was beautiful & was in the option of 2 courses for £11.95 which is excellent value for top quality food & huge portion sizes.
Both nights of our stay we had drinks in the hotel bar, Wayne & Chris would ask about your day, give info on nice places to visit & there always was good conversation & abit of banter!! I cannot praise these guys enough they made our stay at Blackpool amazing & we cannot wait to return
Thanks for a fab two days guys & see you soon,
Claire & Vinny xx

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Many thanks for the cracking review Claire and Vinny, it's much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the hotel, it was nice chatting and cooking for you on both nights. Some guests leave it until the last night to eat in the restaurant and end up kicking themselves whilst remembering how much they spent and what they have eaten for the first few days in Blackpool, so I'm pleased you decided to eat on the first night. Thanks once again and we look forward to your return! Wayne on reception
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

My wife and I just spent 3 nights at the hotel. Stayed in a room at the front of the hotel with a big bay window, great view. The hotel is spotless and Wayne, the proprietor, can't do enough for his guests. The breakfasts are top quality. If you're planning a stay in Blackpool, look no further, we'll certainly be back. Thanks Wayne.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Owner at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 17 August 2014
Wonderful review greatly received from this unknown person, thank you. Although, looking at the other reviews you have for Blackpool I believe I know who this is. If correct, thank you for coming to stay at the hotel and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Thanks to everyone there, great place to stay. Nice clean rooms with plenty of room. Breakfast was amazing. We'll done to All the staff. Was an easy walk into the center of town. Great location with transport within easy reach

Room Tip: Ocean view room would be nice
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Reception at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Many thanks for the nice review Peter. The one thing that we can't do anything about is the weather, but it'll annoy you to know today the weather is lovely! So you'll just have to come back soon! It was lovely to meet you both and hope your UK tour goes well. Wayne on reception.
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Left this morning and what can I say, if you are wanting a somewhere nice to stay for your break in Blackpool then look no further, Wayne & his team will look after your from the start to finish of you break. It's a bit further than the North Pier, but with the trams outside everywhere is accessible, and away from the madness of the centre.
The hotel rooms are all nearly renovated, and to a high standard, tea & coffee facilities, all on-suite, ours had a bath & shower, hair-dryer & flat screen TV !!
Breakfast is cooked freshly and enough to keep the hunger pains at bay for most of the day. I did not eat in the evening there, but whilst using the bar for a quick drink before going out the food which I saw come out look fantastic and plenty on the plate

I would definatley recommend to anyone to use the North Ocean Hotel, I would use again on my next visit to Blackpool

Keep up the good work lad's

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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David D, Reception at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Many thanks for a great review Gaynor. It was good to meet you all and glad you had a nice time in Blackpool. We look forward to seeing you again soon at the hotel. Maybe you can try some of our evening food next time. Wayne on reception x
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Crewe, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Now , what I can say that has not already been said !! However Wayne , Chris and team so deserve all the plaudits -nothing is too much trouble but they do it in an unassuming way . We were lucky enough to book suite on second floor Friday to Monday , which was brilliant . Large room with 2 comfy chairs looking out over the prom , where we loved to sit watching the sea and the evening meals .Hotel kept really clean , very good position , away from noise {that includes sea facing rooms } but handy for everything . Wayne told us the best place to get tram passes , and so enjoyed talking to him and Chris . Breakfasts great and would certainly recommend having dinner here . Would definitely not stay anywhere else in Blackpool - just hope we will be able to get in , but will definitely be back -they so deserve to be successful , well done !

Room Tip: The suites are lovely but would have any room because the hotel is so good
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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David D, Reception at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Well wow back! thanks Jean for a great review and shower of compliments, it's so nice to be appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your stay together with the food. The larger sea view rooms are attracting bookings even into July and August 2015 so get your booking in soon Jean or you may end up with our broom cupboard! It will be great to see you both again. Wayne on reception x
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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We have just returned home after spending 2 nights at the North Ocean Hotel. Having stayed at various hotels in Blackpool, I was initially hesitant to return to the city as all of the hotels I have stayed in are appalling. The North Ocean is in a whole new class however. It is run by a friendly team who will go above and beyond the call of duty to provide excellent customer service. From carrying our bags up to our rooms, to recommending us places to visit and helping us do the research for prices - the staff are the most attentive I have ever seen.

Due to the hotel being so popular, we had to move rooms for the second night but this process was very smooth. Our bags were moved by the staff and there was no extra hassle for us. The rooms are clean, spacious and the beds are very comfy to ensure a great nights sleep! You can even get free WiFi in the rooms which is rare! Usually it is only found in the hotel reception or communal areas.

What makes this hotel extra special, is that they do not allow any Hen or Stag parties. This allows for a quiet and calm environment and also allowing no children under 14 to stay there either, means that it is an adult friendly zone. The client base is a mixed age range too, which you feel safe and not discriminated on. My sister and I are 22 and 19 and we were treated fairly and could have a laugh with the staff as well as mixing with the other guests who were staying there.

One final thing, if you do stay there - be sure to order the 'Steak on a Stone' for dinner. My tuna steak was HUGE and was caught fresh that afternoon.

I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone!!

Room Tip: Deluxe suites are only £5 extra and have a seaview!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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5 Thank Laura H
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David D, Reception at North Ocean Hotel, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
What can I say apart from thank you for visiting the hotel in the first place Laura and then thank you for then writing this wonderful review after your stay. Your father, sister and your good self were absolutely delightful and it was great to have you as guests. Glad you enjoyed your tuna steak on the stone, we try to use fresh locally sourced produce wherever possible, it's a little more expensive for us but you can certainly tell the difference. We get great pleasure in seeing guests say WOW and leaving the hotel with a smile on their faces, this happened in your case and we look forward to seeing all three of you again in the future. Wayne on reception x
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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 69 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 9am-10am Free Parking (limited on front of hotel) Flat Screen TV's in all Rooms 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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