Travel Blogs from Blackpool
We made it safe and sound. The flight was great and the taxi ride to the hotel was our first experience riding on the opposite side of the road. The highway signs said interesting things like 'welcome break ahead' and 'slow down now'. Our taxi driver had a thick accent but we could understand him. Our hotel is on an inner street not accessible by car so we were dropped off near ...
... outcomes come to mind) Every day i caffeinate myself enough that I don't get tired until about 5 or 6pm. Then I take a nap and usually wake up by 1 and can't fall back asleep. Dan has tried to keep me up and not let me nap but eventually there's only so much he can do before I'm asleep. I'm so exhausted all the time that I can barely make a decision about anything. It's like the decision making portion of my brain ...
On Wednesday the goal was to ride around 55km as this is about the daily distance next week. We started the morning by heading towards one of the parks in Manchester. We knew the park was on a hill but I hadn't quite mentally prepared myself for 8km slow constant climb. I made it to the top without walking! I am not a hill convert though I would rather go round a hill then up it :). After a while riding through the park we decided to head out ...
... him being raised by his aunt and uncle who were very religious, his aunt tried to convince John that he could never make a living with music and so in his house music was frowned upon. This led to many of their early song writing days being spend at the McCartney household) -the house Ringo Starr grew up in ( he was individually becoming famous before he was asked to join the Beatles. He replaced their drummer only a few weeks before they recorded Please please me ...
... rain museum that was right next door while we awaited our train. It was very neat to see all of the old coaches and how decedent it used to be to travel by train. They even had some of the royal coaches that the kings and queens of past used. We arrived in Liverpool just past 2pm and made our way to the hostel, Hoax. This place is the nicest we have been in yet in a very cool part of town. It is at the end of Mathews street, which is where ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Canasta Hotel Blackpool
The best hotel
The CANASTA HOTEL is the best in Blackpool. We have stayed on a number of occasions and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Mandy, Doug and all the staffare all friendly and put them selves out to make your stay memorable. The hotel is spotless and beautifully fitted out, the choice of rooms are great and the breakfast menu is second to none. FABULOUS
Very very average if not slightly below booked on account of ratings on here. How it was hotel of the year i will never know.
Shall not be back
Me and my partner stayed at the Hotel Canasta in Blackpool recently, after viewing their web site, which seemed very promising. The hotel apparantly won Hotel Of the Year 2004, which after staying there, I find very hard to believe! The staff were unhelpful and dis-interested, they couldnt even be bothered to show us to our room. The room itself we payed extra for on account of it having a four poster bed, wish we'd spent the extra money getting a room with a half decent view! Our room overlooked a scruffy backyard and a road. The room itself had a broken socket plug, broken toliet seat, peeling wallpaper and a table that consisted of one piece of MDF balancing on another piece! We discovered the 'table' when trying to make a cup of tea with a kettle that couldnt reach the (broken) socket. Breakfast was average, they were quick, but failed to bring half of what we asked for. And again, the staff were unhelpful and surly. Finally, the thing that bugged us the most, was the fact we had to park our new car in a badly lit side street because there was no parking available. When we asked one of the staff to let us know when a space became available, he told us to 'check yourselves, Im too busy'! All in all not a great experience and I wouldnt recommend it to anyone.
If you go to Blackpool try and stay here.
My wife and i stayed at the Canasta for a couple of nights midweek last May. I was on a bit of a sea air break after suffering heart problems in March. We never mentioned this to the staff, but they could not have done more for us if they had known. Always offering a brew when you walk through the door and a cheerful attitude till bed time.
Never overbearing but there ready and willing if requested. We were in a lovely 4 poster room and it was spotless. The breakfast was a treat after 2 months of fruit for breaky.
Paul & Vikki, Manchester
A true gent and a great laugh...
i stayed here last year...perfect ....great ....dougie was a true gent and a real laugh...i'm hoping to stay again in march next year......highly recommended..............
The best hotel in blackpool
stayed at the hotel on my birthday 18th june for 2 nights. the atmosphere was excellent. the staff were freindly. the room where we stayed in was spotless. we would recomend the stay to family and friends. it was that good we have booked again in october.
Not our Hotel of the year.
My family have just returned from 3 days at the Canasta Hotel, my Sister, Brother-in-law and two children came from America, my Daughter from England. myself from Southern Ireland.
I found them to be particularly unhelpfull, and they averted their eyes rather than have to talk to you, one had the feeling that they were doing you the favour of allowing you to stay with them, when my Brother-in-law went to pay his bill, mine host actually said to him " This is the best part getting the money ".
I have been to Blackpool many, many times when I lived in England, and stayed at the cheapest and the dearest BB, Hotels, given the chance I would have stayed at the cheapest, tiniest BB, Hotel where mine hosts were wonderful than have to have had put up with this, though in fairness I would say apart from mine hosts, the other staff were wonderful and friendly, and could not do enough for you, especially when serving breakfast to our extended, eclectic eating family.
If I was offered a one week holiday free of charge in this Hotel, I would decline, we were all left wondering if this was Hotel of the Year, what were the others like.
I'm glad they found the staff attentive to their needs
Perfect - just perfect!!
We had a great stay at the Canasta. It's in the perfect location just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of town centre yet near enough to walk there. Rooms are spotlessly clean and include a hair drier and trouser press (which hubby was most impressed with).
Breakfast is enormous with a great selection - even pancakes which the kids loved. Staff are VERY friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
We'll definitely be back!
You can do no better than the canasta
the rooms are spotless, the breakfast is delicious, the staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble for them. free tea and coffee all day. what more do you need. I can't praise it enough.