Canasta Hotel in Blackpool

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Comment posted by Bob and Carol at 12:29 on 17th Jun 2003
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Bob and Carol says:Hi Doug
Just a short note to say thanks for another great weekend,
Bob loved the celebration decorations in the room so much so he thought we had got another persons room and he was so pleased that they were for him.
Just in case you forgot we are coming back this weekend and are bringing the family with us and one of them has to stay in another hotel cos you are fully booked.
Glad its not us as we love the brekkie.
See you Friday
Bob and Carol
Our Reply:Hi Carol (and Bob)
Thanks for the comments (again) and for your repeat business
See you at the weekend
Doug and Mandy
Comment number 164 of 1169

Comment posted by Kath & Ses Baldwin at 01:50 on 16th Jun 2003
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Kath & Ses Baldwin says:After just calling in on the speck we came home feeling highly delighted and totaly satisfied due to the briliant welcome and great atmosphere not to forget the Chef or his bride to be (we think we know why she is getting married).
We are looking forward to staying with you again
best wishes Kath, Ses.
Our Reply:Hi Kath and Ses
Thanks for the comments
It's nice to be appreciated!!
Doug, Mandy and all the staff
Comment number 163 of 1169

Comment posted by Nick Stokes and Debs Smith at 02:53 on 16th Jun 2003
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Nick Stokes and Debs Smith says:Marvellous! A great weekend; the room was lovely, the service was good and friendly, the All-In brekkie was too big... ;o)
All in all, thanks for a fantastic weekend! We shall definitely return! (and I'll train myself so I can give that breakfast a go next time...)
Our Reply:Hi Nick and Debs
tee hee....I'm thinking of giving a FREE NIGHT STAY to anybody who can beat the challenge....
Come back soon!!!
Doug and Mandy

I just added the Breakfast Challenge
Click here for more info...

Comment number 162 of 1169

Comment posted by John & Libby Coe at 08:13 on 14th Jun 2003
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John & Libby Coe says:Stayed 11th to 14th June - Room 17
WOW !!!!!! What a View
Room, Staff, Breakfast and hotel were all Brilliant.
What more can we say.
Excellant web site. Will certainly recommend to everyone up here and WE WILL BE BACK.
Many thanks
Our Reply:Hi John and Libby is nice up there isn't it!
Come back soon!
Comment number 161 of 1169

Comment posted by Nick Stokes at 03:34 on 10th Jun 2003
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Nick Stokes says:Cracking site! It definitely sold the hotel to me!
Myself and our lass can't wait to get there on Friday, looking forward to a great weekend with you!
Oh, and I'm also looking forward to taking up the 'Mighty Big Breakfast Challenge 2 ;o)
See you Friday!
Our Reply:Hi Nick
Thanks for the comments
Bwahahaha...I bet you can't do the " All-In " !!
That's Cereal, Yoghurt, Grapefruit, Kippers with two poached eggs, Pancakes with Maple syrup, Full English Fry-Up, Toast and jam, Tea/Coffee
Plenty have tried.....nobody succeeded yet!!!
Comment number 160 of 1169

Comment posted by Carol and Bob at 10:08 on 8th Jun 2003
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Carol and Bob says:Hi Doug
Just to say thanks for making our stay with you so nice. Your hotel is excellent and so clean. The staff are lovely and who needs lunch after eating that breakfast?
The food in the restaurant was first class as well,please pass our compliments to the chef.
We look forward to coming back next weekend
Carol and Bob
Our Reply:Hi Guys!
Thanks for the comments!!
Coming back for more next weekend!!
Look forward to seeing you again
(...and Mandy says "Hi" from Corfu the lucky git!)
Comment number 159 of 1169

Comment posted by steve and karen at 12:52 on 6th Jun 2003
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steve and karen says:what planet is douglas on?
We stayed 29 May - 1 June. Found everything 1st class. staff really friendly. rooms comfortable, breakfast excellent. look forward to coming back in the future.
p.s. have you found the "mirror" for room 14!!!
Our Reply:Hahahaha
Just to fill everybody in...Karen told me one morning that she didn't have a mirror...I thought it was strange and asked one of the staff to have a look in the basement for a replacement and if there wasn't one to go to the hardware store and buy one. She thought it odd too...and checked the room - there were three mirrors in there!!
It wasn't until the next day that we realised Karen meant she hadn't got the Daily Mirror she ordered!!! I felt such a twit...and , of course, all the staff are STILL taking the mickey out of me
Comment number 158 of 1169

Comment posted by Mr E Marden at 06:47 on 6th Jun 2003
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Mr E Marden says:Very good site.
Does not tell what facilities children can use though
Our Reply:Okey dokes...I just added a new section to the "Further Information" page
Comment number 157 of 1169

Comment posted by Carol Heywood at 12:34 on 2nd Jun 2003
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Carol Heywood says:Hi there
What a fantastic web site.
Not stayed at the hotel yet but getting dates together ready to book. We visit Blackpool about 6 times a year and have been looking for a Hotel like yours.
I have read the guest book and was quite amused at the comments made by Douglas and by what I have seen on your web site I dont think he would be happy staying at Buckingham Palace!!!
Hope you have the availability for our booking.
Carol Heywood
Our Reply:Hi Carol
Thanks for the comments - book soon - advance bookings are phenomenal this year!!
Yes....must admit I was tempted not to publish the complaint - I do have the administrative power to deny the listing in the guestbook - but I thought it's constructive and it is, honestly, the first complaint we have had
Bottom line is that he wasn't happy which I am sorry about. Anyway...enough about that...
Comment number 156 of 1169

Comment posted by vicky pay at 10:13 on 2nd Jun 2003
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vicky pay says:Hi Doug
Just a quick note to thank you for a fab stay!!
As it was my birthday on the Saturday you made it extra special with my birthday breakfast, very impressed as well as very embarrassed
he heee its all good fun.
Must apologise for use getting a little drunk and rowdy on the sat night, hope we didnít disturb or upset anyone!! If so soooooooooorrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyy
Thanks again
Vicky & Ted
Our Reply:Hi Vicky and Ted
Nah.....I was pottering about anyway and you took your cue at my grumbles to scarper up to bed at 2:30 :o))
We'd be glad of your business ANY time - come back soon
Comment number 155 of 1169

Comment posted by martyn smith at 14:04 on 1st Jun 2003
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martyn smith says:superb value for money,will use again without doubt (if they have room !!!!!)
everyone very pleasant and helpfull
Our Reply:Hi Martyn
Thanks for your kind comments
Hope to see the four of you again soon!!!!!!
Comment number 154 of 1169

Comment posted by geoff@peggy smith at 10:00 on 1st Jun 2003
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geoff@peggy smith says:i must write back i was reading the comments
we found the staff very helpful,and pleasant. it as been a very warm week. there was no heaters on. we put on the fan all the time when in room.we had windows parking it does state first come first served.we left our car at home because we knew it would be very busy.
we came by national express bus.we got a 3 day tram ticket which was cheap.
thanks again we enjoyed the stay.we are comming again this year i hope.
best stay in blackpool we have had
Our Reply:Hi Geoff and Peggy
Thanks for the comments - I guess you read the complaint we got further down. Yes - this weekend was particularly hot wasn't it
Glad you enjoyed your stay with us
Comment number 153 of 1169

Comment posted by Liz at 12:06 on 30th May 2003
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Liz says:We had the best holiday ever,all the staff were really friendly,Breakfasts were exellent even though ive put on about a stone in weight.We loved it so much we are hoping to stay again in a couple of months....hope to see you all again soon.
Liz xx
Our Reply:Hi Liz
Best holiday EVER?????????
WOW - that's some accolade for us!!!
I see you already booked another couple of rooms
See you all again soon!!
Doug & Mandy
Comment number 152 of 1169

Comment posted by mr g smith at 09:01 on 31st May 2003
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mr g smith says:had a nice time no rowdies.
got a good night sleep
nice room will be booking again later
staff very good.
Our Reply:Hi
Thanks for the comments!!
Comment number 151 of 1169

Comment posted by douglas at 15:23 on 29th May 2003
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douglas says:We stayed at the Canasta over bank holiday weekend. I'm afraid I was unimpressed.
The room was very small and far too hot. I think that parking was inadequate for so many rooms, and if you think you'll find somewhere to park in the local streets, forget it!
Breakfast was good, the staff were helpful, if not particularly friendly. I think for the room we had 70 quid was excessive.
Bet this doesn't get published, though!
Our Reply:Hi
I'm really sorry you didn't enjoy your stay .
YES....I will publish this - it's constructive.
Room 25 - I'm sorry you found it small - I think room 25 is a standard size. In the room folders we explain how you can turn off the central heating for your room.
Car Park
If everybody arrives in a car then we won't have enough space.
Blackpool was designed in the days of the steam train and car parking is a problem for ALL hotels. We actually have an excellent ratio of car park spaces to beds - some of our neighbours have 40 rooms and only 4 spaces!! Our 18 spaces is "usually" enough. However I understand that you thought I said we had "copious" amounts of car parking - not so - I explain to everybody that we have 18 spaces. You were obviously upset that you couldn't park which is why I gave you £10 discount.
This is our first real complaint in the guestbook out of 149 entries - I'm publishing it because it's constructive.
I am, genuinely, sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit with us.
Comment number 150 of 1169

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"Breakfast was great the dining room elegant and the 'anytime free tea or coffee' an excellent idea. "

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