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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.
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... We went for the sledge first. Brody was off and into it straight away, big smile on his face and hung around the adults for one trip - then he was just running up, and flying down, the sledge, the luge, the donuts, the mini donuts, the luge, the luge, the sledge.....he was effusively happy! A good start for the snow week! Marni, faced the sledge with brave and focused determination. Her face was serious all the way. Once ...
... tea and ended up having lunch there before the trek back.
In the afternoon Nanny, Grandpa and Uncle Mike took Alexander, Lincoln, Rosie, Brody and Marni of to a pantomime (Aladdin) in Lancaster.
Matt and I went for a walk to the Midland hotel, back along the seafront, through Morecambe village. We had and Irish and Bailey's coffee and then braved the icy 1 degree conditions on the way back...to the mayhem of family dinner.
... boots have touched the mud yet! I couldn't coax her on to the equipment or flying fox, so we walked around watching the kids play and following Brody. We did see a cute little squirrel and she did get down and walk across the little wooden bridge with me a few times.
After the adult toes and fingers were numb, and about an hour had passed, we decided to head back ...
... Suzy arrived.
Christmas lunch was Roast turkey and veg, with christmas pudding. There was 8 adults, 9 children all sat round the table.
After lunch we went for a walk around the block with the kids. I carried Marni at least for half of it. Christmas night, was Suzy, Dave, Matt and myself from about 8pm! Roz wasn't well, Rob was checking the gas meters. Yep, that's right, Rob ...
... s. We were tracking Santa on the ipad, pondering whether or not he had already been to leave presents at Brody and Marni's house. We also looked at Santa's naughty or nice scanner...poor Rosie came up on the Naughty list four times - then Brody worked out it wasn't real and told her it was okay and not to worry. Mike sprinkled reindeer dust in the back garden.
Suzie, Dave, ...