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      13.02.2010 21:00
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      The bond hotel Blackpool

      After searching high and low for a hotel with good facilities for people with disabilities we finally found the bond hotel!

      the hotel is a 2 minute walk from the pleasure beach and its quiet a flat walk from the hotel, in general blackpool its self is flat, great for wheelchairs!

      When we arrived at the hotel we were shown where to park within the hotel grounds. We ended up not moving the car for 5 days as everything is within walking/tram distance.

      The hotel also has a minibus (wheelchair accessable) which you can use for a small charge for activities further out of the town like the zoo. Im sure you can also arrange for pick up from the train stataion ect.

      The hotel its self is a little dated but very clean.

      All our rooms had walk in showers with poratble shower chairs. The hotel hires out equipment like hoists, bedrails, wheelchairs and even electric scooters for a very reasonable charge, Im sure we pre booked these when we booked. Each floor also has lift access.

      the food in the hotel was lovely and the dining room was a good size .

      The staff were very helpful and very knowledable about differant needs.

      The evening entertainment was very good, singers, drag acts ect and we were all made to feel very welcome and dancing encouraged much to the delight of my service users!

      There is a laundrette just around the corner for those little accidents too.

      they have a website so have a look!

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        17.10.2008 21:21

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        A great stay at the Premier Travel Inn

        I have been to Blackpool on several occasions but never really stayed over until this year. I first stayed over at Blackpool at the Premier Travel Inn, which is a short walking distance to the Pleasurebeach and the seafront.

        There is ample car parking space and you are issued with a parking pass from reception. The reception services were top notch, all of the staff we encountered were very friendly. At £58 per night it doesn't really compete well with some of the B&B's around Blackpool, however for this visit we stuck with what we knew.

        The room was very clean and well equipped with extra pillows, towels, shower and bath facilities, hairdryer and television. The bed was very comfortable and we got a great night sleep with no disturbances whatsoever. After a certain time at night the doors are locked, but you can gain entry with your key.

        There is an option of breakfast however we did not take this. Premier Travel Inn always offers a good night guarantee, if you don't get a good night sleep they will refund your money.

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        15.09.2008 11:35
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        A good hotel for families

        I've stayed at the Norbreck Castle a 5 or 6 times over the last few years with my children. It's a fair way out of central Blackpool and a taxi from blackpool north railway station costs approximately 8 pounds, there's a tram stop opposite the hotel and its between £1.60 to £2.40 adult fare to blackpool, depending where you get off.
        It's a large hotel so you can have quite a walk to your room depending which wing your room is in. To be honest, I've never had a bad room yet though I've had a couple with not the best of views, but I don't go to blackpool to sit looking out of the window so no problem.
        It's disabled friendly with an access ramp and disabled toilets around the hotel.
        This hotel has some good facilites, a leisure centre with sauna, swimming pool and gym which residents can use for free, an amusement arcade, a games room with a couple of pool tables and a air hockey table, and a free 32 seat cinema showing films at set times during the day/evening.
        There's entertainment every night in the conservatory bar, there's also a pub in the hotel with a big screen, and for some reason drinks are a pound cheaper here, and it's common to see guests buying drinks here and going back to the entertainment with them, I do it myself.
        Meals are self service with set times for evening meals, you book a time slot every morning, breakfast is a two hour period where you help yourself so you can be faced with a queue here at times.
        This hotel gets mixed reviews around the internet but I've never had a bad time here and it's a place where there's something to do and keep your kids amused if you don't fancy going out.

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          14.03.2008 22:32
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          Blackpool - there is accommodation here to suit all requirements, whether you are on a hen or stag night and basically want something cheap and cheerful to rest your head, whether you are of the old generation and prefer something a little more cosy, friendly however within a budget, whether you are staying on business and your company are paying your expenses or whether it is a special occasion or you just have expensive tastes, there are a couple of prestigious five star hotels that a fit for royalty... well maybe not that upper class.

          I have visited Blackpool every year since I was a kid, just for day trips or for weekend breaks and over the years I have probably stayed in every single type of accommodation you can think of, however I do have my favourites. Blackpool is by far not one of the superior seaside resorts that I have been to, but its and old favourite and is only two hours drive away from where I live and I can never say that I have had a bad experience in Blackpool, only good memories.

          When I think back to my childhood, the hotels that we stayed in were not the same as the standards that I enjoy, my family always opted for the not cheaper option, however the privately owned hotels with the more homely feel and home cooked food. Nothing spectacular inside however more than adequate for all your requirements. Looking back on them now they seemed very old fashioned, however times have not changed and when visiting Blackpool even to this day, they still remain the same, probably had a coat of paint over the years, but the carpets still look the same and the wood on the walls, than went out with the ark, however, this generation I feel enjoy this and one day I will probably find myself returning to this sort of accommodation.

          I have stayed in quite a few nice hotels in Blackpool, my favourite has got to be the Big Blue Hotel, which is situated adjacent to the Blackpool's Pleasure Beach and I would consider it to be one of the most prestigious within the area and also seems the first choice when celebrities are in town as we have bumped into one or well known faces in this hotel, which comes as a surprise. I found myself walking down a corridor and seeing Kevin from Coronation Street walking the other way, when you recognise someone, I automatically say hello to them in my own way and ended up saying to the poor guy, Alrite Kev, realising straight after what I had done and felt as if I could crawl up my own backside, and die of embarrassment.

          The Big Blue Hotel is part of the Best Western Chain and is very superior to other hotels within Blackpool in many ways. The standards of this hotel are beyond excellent and I will continue to return to this hotel, no matter what the occassion, just because its a pleasure to be there. The hotel itself is very modern, marble floors and modern decor give a very fresh appearance of the place. The rooms are amazing, even when staying in a standard room, you fell like you have been upgraded for some reason, the beds are huge, and very comfortable, i am fussy about beds too, you also have a very decent sized bathroom that is well lit and very nice, and a small living area to if you want to lounge around and not lie on the bed, not that I ever used this area though.

          The food within the Big Blue Hotel is superb too, accommodation rates are for bed and breakfast, evening meals are available at an extra charge within the restaurant, however being in Blackpool who wants to eat in a hotels when there is so much to do. Breakfast was buffet service, with a variety of hot and cold, english and continetal food available, so something for everyone and is always a pleasure to have plenty of options for breakfast.

          The Big Blue is by far the best hotels that I have stayed in however there is also a close second, which is always my second option. The Viking, this is part of the chain Choice Hotels, in which there are several of these located in Blackpool, two down towards the North Pier end of the promenade and one located just opposite South Pier which is the one we stayed in. I always like to be closer to South Pier, there seems more to do at that end.

          The Viking Hotel, also had its own club, club being a comedy club that housed various comedians, some very wel known and reputable and some trying to start their career and make a name for themselves. This attracts the family type people that have kids and don't want to go to far at night however would like a drink and a bit of entertainment and when its all under one route then who can complain.

          When entering the Viking Hotel, it is a complete different atmosphere, it is rather old worldy and has that home feel, with the creaky floorboards which i do like as it gives the place character. The sheer warmth of the place makes it cosy and it does attract a lot of pensioners who have probably a few more pennies and are treating themselves to somewhere more expensive.

          The rooms in the Viking are quite big, have twin beds though, so if you are not happy about that you have to put them together and hope that you don't fall down the crack in the middle. The rooms have all the accessories that you could require, en suite, an ample sized bathroom with quite a good sized bath in it, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, it generally a nice place to rest your head.

          The good thing about the Viking is you do get bed, breakfast and evening meal, which is waiter service and the staff are very pleasant and seem to stay there year on year. The food is fantastic, with a very varied menu, which is always good, and the view looking over the sea through the big glass windows is nice, slightly raised from the straight so you are not directly eye level with passers by to ensure your privacy.

          The Viking is a little cheaper than the Big Blue and you get your evening meal too included, worth a stay, but gets booked very quick.

          I have also stayed in bed and breakfast's which have been home to Mr and Mrs Bedbug, on my hen night as we went there for the weekend. I'm not going to go int detail of where but if you pay cheap don't expect too much in return.

          Lots of choice and full of hotels, you will always find somewhere to rest your head.

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            20.12.2007 16:31
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            Clean and comfortable hotel in Blackpool, albeit not on the sea front

            The Blackpool Central Premier Inn is situated in Yeadon Way, pretty much half-way between Bloomfield Road (the home of Blackpool Football Club) and the Pleasure Beach (home of the Big One rollercoaster). Premier Inns are part of the Whitbread group and were recently voted among the best 20 big companies to work for, as attested to by the certificate proudly on display in reception. It claims to be the largest hotel chain in the UK, with over 490 hotels nationwide. This Premier Inn is an unprepossessing, modern brick building, just off a dual carriageway, near a petrol station. Quaint the location is not, but reflects the functional rather than flashy character of the hotel.

            ==== BOOKING PROCESS ====

            The website (www.premierinn.com) is cheerfully laid out in the company colours of purple and white. It helpfully has an express booking section where you can make your reservation without further ado, or you can search locations, special offers or see the latest news. The total price for the stay was given, as well as alternative hotels nearby.

            The information on the hotel on the website includes not just a list of on-site facilities and directions to get there, but also information about what is in the area, such as cinemas, shops, banks and museums.

            A text message confirming the booking, complete with the booking reference, was sent the Saturday the day before my stay (which was Monday to Wednesday), which was reassuring.

            ==== LOCATION ====

            I arrived in Blackpool by train from Manchester, which brought me into Blackpool North station. Unfortunately, I had assumed that the station depicted on the little location map on the website was the one I'd be arrive at. Instead, the hotel is a couple of miles south of Blackpool North station, but close to Blackpool South. The taxi fare there was just over £5, which was not too bad. However, the tram, which runs all the way along the sea front promenade, is just a ten minute walk away, the far one way being £1.50.

            There is a large car park outside the hotel which was never more than half full when I was there. Although this is a fee-paying car park, hotel guests are given a pass to display in the window while they are there, entitling them to free parking.

            ==== CHECKING IN AND RECEPTION====

            Checking in was very smooth and efficient. Although I had been sent the booking reference and had the form with me, my name was sufficient for the receptionist. Unlike most other hotels I have stayed in recently, I had to pay up front, which I did by credit card. There was a notice explaining that if you wanted to pay by cash, you would need some form of ID, such as a passport or driving licence. I have not seen this before, nor can I see why this should be necessary. The receptionist was friendly and explained the options for food (see below).

            The receptionists were helpful whenever they were asked for something, be it replacement coffee and milk for the room, a map of Blackpool or general directions. The only slightly disconcerting thing was that the receptionists wear telephone headsets, so you are not sure they are talking to you or on the phone. The reception area has a courtesy phone to call a taxi and a vending machine selling confectionery.

            ==== THE ROOM ====

            The room was clean, light and airy. It had a reasonably modern feel, although the door had a Yale lock rather than a swipe key. The double bed had a nice firm mattress, and had a bedside table with a Gideon's bible. There was a sofa bed in the corner, which for some reason had been made up even though I was on my own. There was a desk with a kettle, tea and coffee and even a hairdryer. The TV had the standard 5 channels, plus CBeebies, BBC News 24, ITV 2, Chartshow TV and Men and Motors. The TV also provided radio. There was no wardrobe nor a chest of drawers but an open-fronted hanging space and shelves for clothes. There were additional pillows and blankets above the hanging space, although the room was at a comfortable temperature, with an easily operated thermostat.

            The bathroom was well equipped, with a shower over the bath. While not the most powerful of showers, the water came out at more than a trickle, and the temperature was good. There were plenty of towels too.

            To use the phone, you have to give your credit card details so any usage will be billed directly. WiFi internet access is available in the room, with cards available from reception of either £5 for an hour, where you can log on and off as you like, or £10 for a continuous 24 hour period, which runs from the moment you first log on.

            ==== FOOD ====

            Next to the hotel is a Brewers' Fayre pub. We ate dinner there one evening, and the food was very respectable modern pub food. The menu offered a good range of pasta, salads, steaks and burgers. For two people, a main course, some onion rings and a pint each came to £11 a head, which was pretty reasonable value for money.

            The same place also offers an all-you-can-eat cooked English breakfast for £7.50.

            ==== CHECK OUT AND FEEDBACK ====

            Since you have to pay in advance, check out need involve nothing more than dropping your key off. However, since my train back to Manchester wasn't till the afternoon, I was pleased that the hotel offered a secure room where I could leave my bags until I was ready to leave town. Collecting them later went without a hitch.

            The afternoon the day after I checked out, I got an email asking me to fill in a feedback questionnaire. As an incentive, if I filled in the survey I would be entered into a draw to win a 3 night stay at a Premier Inn of my choice. The survey was quick to fill in, showed you how much of the survey you had done and I could see the logic behind the question.

            One thing that emerged from the survey was that Premier Inn offer a good night's sleep or your money back. There was something about this in the room, but I didn't take any notice of it at the time, and I wouldn't have claimed anyway since I slept very well.

            ==== COST AND VALUE FOR MONEY ====

            With all the horror stories with which I had been regaled about the standard of hotels in Blackpool during a busy conference, I was prepared for hotels to charge a premium. The Premier Inn was £71 a night, room only, which I don't think was too bad for a work trip. Coming to Blackpool for leisure, that would strike me as a bit steep, although the weekend the room price is £58. This is a clean, comfortable, unpretentious and friendly hotel, and on the basis of this stay, I would be very happy to consider staying at a Premier Inn in future.

            This review also appears on ciao with photos.

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              16.12.2007 14:04
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              would never be back at this hotel.

              We went to Blackpool two years ago on a family holiday, myself husband and three kids. We booked our holiday through The Belfast Telegraph travel agents and we went through Ulster Bus tours, the price was £800 approx this included traveling expenses and the hotel.(Bed, breakfast and evening meal). The hotel was the Elgin and we were told that this was a great hotel for families.

              Arriving at the hotel

              We arrived at our hotel at about 7.30pm and had to que at the reception to get our keys, this I didnt mind but our dinner was at 7.45pm and we still had to get our luggage to our room, we got our luggage sorted and went down for dinner, the food was beautiful and the service from the waiters was fantastic.

              First impressions of the hotel

              Well there was everything you would expect to find in a hotel a bar, a smokers room, dinning room, reception and a T.V room, the decoration was nice and there was a nice view from the smokers room.

              The room

              Pity about the upstairs in the hotel, as you went further up the decor got worse, The room we got was pathetic, there was 5 of us and supposedly we got a family room, (yeah right) there was a double bed in the middle of the room, at each side of the double bed there was a single bed, leaving no walk space in between but in the far end of the room there was a single matress on the floor.

              There was tea making facilities and a television and of course you had a bathroom but very little else, including space, we had one cupboard and one chest of drawers between us all and with kids this wasnt enough, but we tried to make the most of what we had......... or more to the point what we didnt have.

              Entertainment

              We arrived late and didnt fancy doing a lot that night, considering we had been traveling for hours, so we stayed at the hotel to see what the entertainment was going to be like well it was bingo which I am not into, so we sat in the smokers room, and the kids had juice and crisps, but it was then that we realised that there was a lot of elderly people staying in the hotel (no disrespect to the elderly) most of them were the friendliest people, but we came across a few making faces at the kids for talking when they were watching T.V. We couldnt do anything else as there was Bingo on in the main bar, and we had already been told to "BE QUIET" when getting the kids their juice, so at this point we started to feel a we bit out of place.


              Breakfast and Dinner time

              We went for breakfast at 8.30am and again the food was beautiful and we had been assigned a waiter, who was to serve our table for the remainder of the week, he seemed really friendly, he would have a chat with us and the kids.So anyway we went out and about that day and came back at 5pm for dinner, we got our dessert which was lovely, and the waiter came back with an extra helping of ice cream for the kids, which we thought was pretty nice of him. This continued until about day four, when he told us he was no longer able to serve us, as he had been told off by the manager for giving the extra ice cream, I found this a bit misreable, but what can you say.

              We were amoung very few other families

              As the days went on it became more clear that this hotel only really catered for old folk. We were amoung a hand full of families, which we were not informed by the Belfast Telegraph Travel agents that this hotel was mainly for old people. The entertainment was Bingo every night, which hardly suit people with young kids.

              Buying lunch at the Hotel

              We went out on day five and arrived back at the hotel around lunch time, we were really hungry and decided to have lunch in the hotel, all that was on offer was sandwiches, so this is what we had, the waitress took down the order down wrong, she came back with about three big plates filled with sandwiches, as well as this she brought two wee plates filled as, we got it sorted out and got what we had asked for, she came back with the bill and my jaw nearly hit the floor, when I seen the price........£18 and this is the gods honest truth.
              thinking there had to be a mistake we enquired about the price, only to be told that the bill was correct. Well we reluctantly paid for our very expensive lunch, and needless to say we never bought any more food from the hotel.

              Distance from the Hotel to the Promenade

              Another thing we quickly realised is that we were miles away from anywhere, so we had to travel everywhere by tram, although we bought a ticket that done us all week, I think this was about £60 for myself, husband and eldest child, the other two kids were free. But we had not bargained for this.

              Trying to speak to the Hotel manager

              We did try to bring certain things, that we were not happy with to the managers attention, but not surprisingly, everytime we asked to speak to him, he was no were to be found. We went to the Travel agent when we came home and complained to them, they apologised and advised us to write to the manager and explain everthing that we were not happy about, so we did this and the we got a reply full of excuses, but no apology.

              Whos to blame

              I know not everything was the hotels fault, some of the blame has to lye with the travel agent for not informing us about the hotel, but due to the Elgin hotel and The Belfast Telegraph travel agents, our holidays was ruined to a certain degree, although we tried not to let it spoil things and enjoyed everything else about Blackpool.

              So if your going to Blackpool on a family hoilday avoid The Elgin Hotel like the plague, NOT RECOMMENDED AT ALL.

              I have also done this review on Ciao
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                15.05.2007 14:46
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                Great family hotel, great prices, great service

                The Canasta hotel in blackpool is one of my favourite places to stay in Blackpool.

                Situated on the North shore sea front it is in the quieter area as Blackpool can get quite rowdy and loud, but it is still only 5 minutes walk from the town centre.

                There is also a tram station just accross the road for those wishing to take a trip up the golden mile.

                The Canasta Hotel is family friendly and accepts to stag or hen nights, only couples and families.

                It is spotlessly clean and quite a large hotel.

                The prices are very reasonable but do change throughout the year with the varying seasons. I went 2 weeks ago and paid £21 per person per night, which is quite cheap compared to some others.

                The rooms are of a good size, very clean and attractive and all are en-suite. There are tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms, along with a hairdryer, TV, trouser press, iron and ironing board, toiletries and fresh towels daily.

                In the sunlounge downstairs (which is huge!), you can relax and drink as many complimenary cups of tea and coffee as you like, while reading your own complimentory newspaper of your choice.

                The is a hotel bar, open till 11pm weekdays and at weekends, as long as the party goes on for, although this doesnt keep guests awake as its away from any rooms. Regular entertainment is on at weekends such as comedians, karoke, and singers.

                The breakfasts are fantastic and as much as you can eat.
                Cereals, toast, full english, haddock, kippers, fruit - or if you are brave enough- the gutbuster- which is everything on the menu if you dare!

                Whenever you have a query of question someone is always downstairs to help you and the staff are really friendly and keen to make your visit a happy one.

                The hotel has a fantastic website too which you can have a virtual tour of all rooms, bar, lounge, dining room. This is especially good as you can view all the rooms in the hotel before you book in and chose which room you would like to stay in.

                The prices are slightly more expensive for a room with a sea view, but this goes for any Blackpool hotel. Although when i have stayed there in the past we have been offered a sea view room with no extra charge if they are any available.

                There is no set time for you to be back at the hotel at night, as you have a front door key too which is useful.

                You can check in on the day of arrival whenever you like but your room may not be available untill 2pm. However we got there at 11am and the room was clean and ready. The hotel manager will lock your suitcases and bags away for you though untill the room is ready so you can go out for a while. On your departure day most hotels want you to vacate your room by 10am. The Canasta lets you keep your room untill 11am which is fantastic if you have children and need more time to organise everyone! Also breakfast doesnt start untill 9am so you do get a little lie-in compared to other hotels who start brekkie at 7.30 am.

                All in all this is a very pleasant hotel, not rowdy, relaxing yet still lots of fun.

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                A few weeks a go we spent a weekend in Blackpool and found The Waldorfe Hotel on the internet it looked very nice. Sixty eight pounds a night with breakfast for the two of us in a double en suite room was just about the right price that we were prepared to pay. We arrived at tea time on the Friday night and found the Waldorfe on the right hand side of the front passed the Pleasure Beach, not a bad spot to be and we were going to be given a sea view so I was quite pleased on the first glimpse of it from the road. Off street parking was provided at the back of the hotel so we decided to park up first then walk round to check in at reception. Parking in Blackpool is a nightmare so it was an added bonus the hotel having a car park. The hotel had one of those old fashioned turning doors it would have impressed me slightly more if they had repaired it, what a battle to get it to turn I think it had seen better days, still not a major complaint. The reception area was very nice with a lovely fronted sun terrace it did look the business and the furnishings were very tasteful. The receptionist was very friendly and had us booked in within minutes she gave us details of breakfast times and how to find our room on the second floor. This hotel sports a lift but you had to hold on tight when it reaches your floor because it tends to stop so abruptly and your feet lifted off the carpet my hubby is quite tall so he had to watch his head on the ceiling it amused us every time that we used it. Our room was quite small but adequate but there was a horrible smell in the bathroom like a drain smell I opened the window thinking that maybe it just needed airing but the wardrobe had the same horrible smell we couldn?t hang our clothes in it. My husband decided to go down to reception and see if they could move us and they quite happily gave us the same room but on the third floor. This looked a lot nicer and it was bright and
                airy. After hanging our clothes up my husband decided to have a quick shower before we hit the delights of the Pleasure Beach. He was in there for ages so I made a quick cuppa and relaxed watching television. He came out a bit tetchy by this time and said that there was only cold water coming out of the shower, no matter how he adjusted it and for the money that we were paying he was not happy. I went down to reception and very nicely explained the situation to the manager who happened to be there and he came back up with me to see if we were imagining the problem I think. My husband was just starting to get a bit frothy around the mouth I know his mannerisms but I think that the manager picked up his mood as well. He upgraded us to a nicer room free of charge for all the trouble that had been caused, it turned out to be a beauty with a lovely four poster bed so we had a comfortable stay after that. I don?t think that I would stay at this hotel again, for the money it really lacked the finishing touches. Breakfast was very basic nothing to rave about and the table had a wobble but the waitress sorted it by wedging a napkin under one of the legs, actually we noticed that all the tables had a wobble, every time a party sat down she bounded along with a napkin in hand she seemed delighted that she was able to sort the problem out and was very loud with it too. After checking out we parked up next to the pleasure beach so that we could have a quick walk round before setting off for home. I went to the loo before we got back in the car and there advertised on the back of the loo door was a very smart picture of the Waldorfe Hotel the photographer was extremely clever to get it looking that posh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cabaret Bar? We didn?t see one of them open; did we stay at the same place?????

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                  Short break taken at The Bond Hotel, 120 Bond Street, Blackpool. Mon 2nd sept - Fri 6th Sept 2002. BBEM. I visited The Bond Hotel as part of a group of 8 people, 4 of the group had very severe learning disabilities, as a result they needed very specialized accommodation. The Bond Hotel had assured us that our needs would be catered for, and they certainly lived up to our expectations. The hotel decor is very ' English Hotel ' ...alot of dark red and wood! But It maintained a bright and airy feel, and was certainly very clean. All of the rooms we had booked included a walk in shower, which was great for our group, as they were able to shower safely ( this can be a problem with physical disabilities. ) The rooms were all en suite, with a clean bathroom that was cleaned every day. The rooms were of a good size ( essential for wheel chair manouvres! ) Comfortable, clean, with a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast was served at 9am-9.30am. It was very typical of an English hotel - Juice, Cereal,toast and a full English. However, it was one of the best breakfasts I'd ever had! Well presented, tasty, and plenty of it. All served by some of the friendliest most helpful waiting staff I've ever come across! Dinner was served at 5.30-6pm, and again, the food was great. I had roast lamb one night, veggie curry another...I can honestly say I really enjoyed the food. And the Scotch Whisky Parfait I had for desert one night is not to be missed! The hotel entertainment comprised of bingo every night, followed by some sort of musical entertainment...usually a singer of some description. All presented by the hotels resident entertainer, LindyLou. Although the younger members of our group were not too impressed, those more mature in years enjoyed it. These nightly shows went on until around midnight. The hotel staff throughout our stay were friendly, polite and really helpful. They made our st
                  ay an absolute pleasure. The Bond Hotel is situated on the South Shore, very close to Blackpool Pleasure Beach ( you can see the Pepsi Max Big One from the front door! ) It really is conveniant for the Pleasure beach and the South Pier, and there are tram stops very close by too. We really enjoyed our stay!

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                    Blackpool, the pleasure capital of Britain. Not only do they offer a wide range of entertainment, but they also cater for your every accommodation needs. Great big hotels to basic bed and breakfast. A place to have luxury or a place to crash for the night. Family flats to rent or caravans along the coast. It is advisable to check with the local tourist board what the rating system is so that you do not end up with something which is not to your taste. A general rule, as is the old adage, you get what you pay for. Generally speaking the more you pay the better the accommodation. In other words - do not be surprised if you get poor (but comfortably) quality for a low fee. I was amazed at the range on offer and the possibility of people to find something suitable to their budget - and still have something to spend on a nights entertainment. So, there is no need to spend a night on the beach - accommodation is there in abundance - just book ahead, especially in the high season.

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                    01.10.2000 04:57
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                    Well we live in Blackpool but somtimes wish we didn't as it would be a great place to come on holidays(if you bring your wellies that is ). There is so much to do and the entertainment varies from all age groups. For the children there is the beach(weather permitting),tower,sealife centre and plenty more. For the adults there is a great nightlife including the world famous Palace night club and literally hundreds of pubs, clubs and eating establishments. For the elderly there is the tower ballroom where you pay 1 price and that gives you acess all day and evening. At the moment the illuminations are shinning each night---them alone are worth a visit for. As for accommodation there are hundreds of hotels and guest haouses ranging from the £10 a night bed and breakfast to The Imperial or The Hilton. There is something to suit everyone regardless of age or what budget you have to spend. Of course there is also the pleasure beach that gives you hours of fun.

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                    27.07.2000 05:56
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                    Blackpool is forever wrapped up in my childhood. The whole village would get on a double decker bus and cross the Pennines to stay in the same road in Blackpool for the two weeks of the "miners" holidays. Now I like a little more luxury than a shared bathroom and weekly towel change. The Imperial Hotel is situated about as far from the piers and the Pleasure Beach as you can get, however the old fashioned luxury of the place makes it worth those long walks or bumpy tram rides. Be very careful when booking your room. If you like a sea view try to get a corner room, they are much bigger. Gentlemen are expected to wear a shirt and tie for dinner, even breakfast was quite smart. Breakfast is a huge delicious buffet, and the evening meals have a choice of carvery. There is a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Note, however, should you visit within a few MONTHS of a Party Conference a security check will be carried out, so no sneeking off there with your mistress!

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