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“Superbly located lovely hotel”
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The Big Blue Hotel
Ranked #7 of 72 Hotels in Blackpool
Certificate of Excellence
Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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“Superbly located lovely hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

I just got back from a 1-night stay at the Big Blue Hotel which was arranged by work. I'm used to being booked into chain hotels and was at first a little concerned about staying in an independent one (particularly one that was such an unusual colour). I needn't have worried!

The hotel is practically under the 'Big One' rollercoaster and is excellently located for the Pleasure Beach. It is quite clear from the moment you walk into the hotel why the price tag might be a little higher than other hotels in the area: the reception area is very bright, modern and clean.

The receptionist who checked me in was very friendly and made sure that I had details of how to access the wifi available throughout the hotel. I was surprised that this was completely free of charge, just like the car parking, being used to paying a considerable amount for these facilities in other hotels. She made me feel really welcome, and I was soon on my way up to my room.

I had arranged to meet family for dinner, but when I got to my room I almost wished I hadn't as I just wanted to stay in it! The room was incredibly spacious and tastefully designed, I had a seating area and lots of room despite the fact that it also included a superking-sized bed, a first for me in a UK hotel. The room also had both air-conditioning and heating, and you can control the temperature yourself.

As this was just a flying visit I didn't get a chance to try out any of the facilities, but did have a very pleasant breakfast. As there were so few guests the hot buffet was not open, but I was able to choose the hot breakfast I wanted and this was brought to my table. There was also a wide selection of pastries, cereals and other morning goods.

Checking out was as efficient affair as checking in and I was all too soon on my way out of the hotel. I didn't have any strong feelings about Blackpool prior to staying at the Big Blue Hotel, but my experience has made me want to go back and stay there for longer. As my stay was at the start of May, Blackpool itself was like a ghost town, but if you want a genuine contemporary hotel in a fantastic central location (with what appears to be a VIP back entrance into the Pleasure Beach when it's open) then you really can't go wrong.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a view of the Pleasure Beach, so worth mentioning if you'd like this (or not!)
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Stayed here with my boyfriend for 1 night and paid for pleasure beach tickets included. The room was very big and very modern and clean, bathroom spotless and breakfast all you can eat! I would stay here again

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

nice clean modern hotel with extensive buffet breakfast,but beware if you fancy a drink in the bar a glass of wine costs £6.50,Location next to pleasure beach was perfect but a bit of a trail if you want to go to the town centre.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed over night at the Blue Hotel on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed. The hotel offer free parking and it's location was very central (next door to the Pleasure Beach). The family room that we had was perfect, clean, modern and had everything we wanted.

The staff was friendly &helpful. We ate evening dinner @the hotel and it was delicious. The children's menu was very reasonable and had a lot of choice.

Wifi is free and breakfast the next morning was lovely too. It's self service but the choices were extensive.

We had left an item in our room, which we only realise when we got home. One call to the hotel the item was returned next day in the post. Can't ask for a better service.

Next time we are in Blackpool we will certainly stay at The Blue Hotel again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012 via mobile

Easily the best hotel in Blackpool, a little pricey but no other hotel in Blackpool compares, breakfast brilliant, got free room upgrade on Easter weekend stay. Staff extremely polite, my son loved the bears dishing out cream eggs on Easter Sunday. We will be back in October for the illuminations, my son loves it. If in doubt book!!!!!!! U Wong be disappointed

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Additional Information about The Big Blue Hotel

Property: The Big Blue Hotel
Address: Ocean Boulevard | Pleasure Beach, Blackpool FY4 1ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lancashire > Blackpool
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Blackpool
#3 Business Hotel in Blackpool
#4 Romantic Hotel in Blackpool
#5 Family Hotel in Blackpool
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,444 - ₹ 12,824
Hotel Class:4 star — The Big Blue Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Big Blue Hotel at Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, where chic, cutting-edge design blends seamlessly with an attention to detail and a level of service that is second to none. This modern, 4-star hotel is perfectly located for a luxury break, business trip or family holiday, with modern accommodation at affordable prices. All 157 bedrooms are designed with wonderful fabrics from Designers Guild and offer luxurious en-suite bedrooms with complimentary WiFi internet access, flat screen televisions with inbuilt freeview, iron/ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer, heating control, electric shaver point, 24-hour room service, smoke alarms, duvets, power shower, key card access, an integrated air cooling system and DVD players that can also be used as a CD player. The Big Blue offers contemporary family accommodation right next to Pleasure Beach, Blackpool's biggest tourist attraction featuring the UK's only Nickelodeon Land - a new 6 acre area of Pleasure Beach loaded with 12 rides, a Nickelodeon shop, fun game stalls, a new restaurant and home to a whole host of famous Nickelodeon characters. The location is within easy reach of all of Blackpool's main attractions so families are guaranteed to get the most out of their trip. A range of hotel conference facilities are available making the Big Blue an ideal venue for Blackpool conferences and business meetings. The hotel also has complimentary WiFi internet access in all bedrooms, public areas and meeting rooms. Dining at the Big Blue hotel is an unforgettable experience whether it's a lazy cappuccino in the cafe bar or a delicious gourmet meal in Blues Bar and Brasserie. Children can create their own fresh pizzas while parents can choose from an extensive menu designed with a European feel using only fresh, local produce. Sink into a soft leather armchair and enjoy a long cool drink after a day on the rides or sip a Big Blue cocktail at the bar and just simply people watch. It's up to you. Stay over in a Deluxe Suite and enjoy pure luxury with fresh flowers, champagne on ice and chocolates in your room....just some of the special touches we offer (additional charges apply). ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Big Blue Blackpool
Big Blue Hotel Blackpool
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