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“Heart warming hotel, where nothing is to much trouble, A home from home.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canasta Hotel
Ranked #249 of 915 Blackpool B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Heart warming hotel, where nothing is to much trouble, A home from home.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

From the moment you arrive, you are greeted like an old friend, with a warm welcoming smile and a nice cuppa whilst you are checked in, then staff help park your car and carry your bags into the Hotel, the Hotel run a yellow & red card system to insure other guests do not spoil your stay at The Canasta Hotel, the staff are ALWAYS available to assist you and via a bell a reception dueing the night, through out our stay at the Canasta the staff was so helpful and always with a smile and a joke, even on the wettest days their up beat attitude brighten our day, really can't say enough about the Hotel and staff, you really need to stay to get the full picture of just how warm this hotel is.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pathfinderpete
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 16 November 2011
Thanks for the review Pete - we're so pleased you enjoyed our hospitality.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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619 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2011

The hotel season in Blackpool is long, starting from Easter and going through till the end of November. It is clear that Doug and his wife Mandy work a seven day week. How anyone can find the stamina to do that I have no idea.
On arrival we were offered to your coffee which makes a nice start. there are indeed 16 parking places but you have to leave your keys at reception as unless you are parked nearest to the street, other cars have to be moved to let you out. I felt more comfortable parking in the back streets behind where there are no restrictions.
It is convenient to have free Internet access at the bar so I could glance at my e-mail from time to time.
The rooms are not vast but adequate for a short stay.
I noticed that in general the food portions are good, but in this case the breakfast portions were particularly generous. My partner had different types of fish including haddock and found them very fresh.
With over 700 bed-and-breakfast establishments and hotels the competition is ferocious. I paid £125 for a Saturday and Sunday night stay for two of us which is around £31 per person per night. If you walk along the promenade you will notice signs offering rooms from £12 but I think frankly you get what you pay for.
There was no food served in the evening but there are masses of restaurants, and hotels serving foods so this is not a problem.
They have karaoke and quizzes when the demand is there.
I cannot speak for all the other hotels but I found this a pleasant enough introduction to this my first visit to Blackpool.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back can be a little noisy because they abbut on a main road but in general the noise d...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Brian-Snellgrove
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 5 October 2011
Thanks for taking the time to write the detailed review Brian. We're pleased you had a pleasant stay. I agree with all your points.

Yes - it's a long season but we always have lots of time off in the winter months to recharge :)

The rear facing rooms are compact but, as you mentioned, adequete for a short stay. As they overlook the rear of the hotel onto the main road at the back of the property then passing traffic noise may disturb especially if you leave the bedroom window open (it was one of the hottest weekends we have had). As mentioned though noise will diminish later at night.

Yes - we're quite proud of our breakfasts. The haddock is on form at the moment and is popular. We also offer kippers as well as the traditional 9 item English brekkie. We're glad you enjoyed them. For the knowledge of potential future guests we do not serve evening meals but do have menus for local takeways and lay a table for you providng crockery and cutlery (no charge). We do ask you do this before 10pm though. We also recommend 5 restaurants in town - you aint going to go hungry!

There are more hotel beds in Blackpool than the whole of Portugal so competition is stiff and we're pleased you found us to be good value.

Yes - Blackpool was designed with the horse and cart in mind - not the modern day equivalent so parking is tight. If our car park is full then guests can usually get parked nearby on a well lit main road - and its free. No problems have been reported to us in 10 years.

Having read your other reviews on Blackpool, especially the Tower Ballroom we're glad you had a great time. The ballroom is a magical place. We were lucky enough to see the Kings of Swing act there and it has such great acoustics for this type of music.

Thanks again.
Doug and Mandy
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

Thank you for a lovely welcome when we were looking for a hotel for the weekend
got a friendly welcome when we walked through the door, room was excellent, clean tidy and big

Breakfast was superb - cannot fault you on anything

Will certainly be back again - telling everybody we know how great you all were

Big pats on the back for all the staff & yourselves

Karen & George - Aberdeen

Room Tip: Large room at the front of the hotel is great for the view of the sea
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Karen B
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 5 October 2011
Thanks very much Karen and George.
We appreciate you choosing us to stay with and taking the time to make the review.
Hope to see you again.
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2011

Just back from an enjoyable weekend stay at this friendly, spotless, comfortable hotel. The rooms are comfortable, and kept clean. Big tasty breakfast! Good entertainment and a short walk from all the shops and pubs, in a quiet area at night so no problems sleeping! Staff friendly really good atmosphere all in. Thanks for a good stay
Regards
Stuart & Sharon
Tony & Debbie

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Stuarty2807
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 28 September 2011
Thanks very much Stuart & Sharon and Tony & Debbie for your business. We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for taking the time to make the comments.

Just a note about entertainment for potential future guests - we don't always have entertainment on - when we do its normally karaoke and obviously we need a few singers in for that to be worthwhile. I just didnt want anyone thinking we *always* have entertainment on :).
September and October weekends and most Bank Holidays we do and then it's selected weekends if there is sufficient demand.
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

As soon as you walk through the door you know that you have made a good decision. The atmosphere is so friendly, The hotel spotless,the breakfast 1st class and only exceeded by the management and staff in their efforts in making your stay enjoyable.

Room Tip: The front seaviews are wort that bit extra
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Pensioner50
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CanastaHotel, Owner at Canasta Hotel, responded to this review, 28 September 2011
Thanks very much Ellie and Colin for taking the time to make those comments. It makes our job all the more worthwhile when we get appreciative comments like this. I'll give the team a big group hug :)
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Additional Information about Canasta Hotel

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 #249 of 915 B&Bs / Inns in Blackpool
Price range (per night): $62 - $97
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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