Whats happening inside the Canasta Hotel

We are so fortunate in getting 1000’s of returning guests (so we must be doing something right eh!)

So we’re going to switch up a gear on marketing and offer all our returning guests loyalty discounts and special offers. These will vary from time to time

We have a facebook group just for returning guests where you’ll be notified of all offers and discounts.

You can meet any friends you’ve met there and see when they’re coming back too.  How nifty is that!

You will get asked a question when you apply to join – we need to make sure you have stayed with us before to qualify for the discounts we’re giving away.

Thanks for joining – and good luck in the weekly draws too!

We just added lots of Special Offers for midweek stays on selected rooms and dates

See if you can find one!

Free air guitar with every pint

Strictly one per customer – whilst stocks last


New Year Part in June

We’re having another New Year Party…but this time it’s at the end of June especially for those who havn’t been able to book at end of the year!

We must be getting it right, though, as we’re already sold out for this New Year’s Bash but if you want to come and join in the fun on Friday 30th and Saturday 1st July – you’d be very welcome

All the same applies…free sarnies during the day, Happy Hour at 5pm, Artiste at 8:30pm and Karaoke to 1am

The countdown is at midnight – lets wake the block up!

Fancy Dress optional….but would be appreciated 🙂


New Year’s Eve – Friday 30th June 2017

Arrive any time after 11am

Free sandwiches all day to 5pm

5pm: Happy Hour at the bar for one hour – half price drinks.  No Stocking Up!

Order your take out before 7:30pm

FANCY DRESS NIGHT – £50 Beer Vouchers to the winner – secret ballot!  …I’ll be doing my best to ensure the winner buys the room a drink 🙂  Fancy dress optional – at least bring a funny hat!

8:30pm  – Guest artiste – to be announced.

9:30pm – Dave “AllWhitey” Whiteley will not be appearing.  Someone sold his joke book on eBay.

9:45pm – Karaoke to 1am.  All singers failing to get a “5” on the Clap-O-Meter will have to stand outside (on the far side of the road) for 5 minutes waving a huge placard “Honk if You Bonk!”.  All singers getting a “10” on the Clap-O-Meter will receive a portion of haggis with their breakfast (subject to availability – terms and conditions apply).  LATEST NEWS:  All singers will receive a tin of Mince Meat (courtesy of Killick Bulk Foods Ltd).  Those who don’t sing will receive two.

10pm – Kids in Bed – Special Guest Appearance taking a break from her Summer Season Sell Out Tour at the Sands Hotel Las Vegas – it’s the stunning, the gorgeous, the OUTRAGEOUS, Misssssssss PENNY TRAYTION!!!

Midnight – The Big Countdown – and, in June, we can all do a conga hopefully without getting blown away!


New Year’s Day – Saturday 1st July 2017

Paracetemol available from 9am

9am:  New Years Day Swim – go for a swim in our open air swimming pool (ahem).  Please bring your own towels and make sure to wash off the sand before you come back inside.

9:30am:  Big Brekkie 9:30am to 10:30am

Free tea and coffee in sun lounge all day – sit n chill

Free sandwiches all day

karaoke competition blackpool5pm – Happy Hour at the bar – half price drinks

8:30pm – Artiste – to be announced

9:30pm – Kamikazee Karaoke – I pick the songs – you have to sing them!  You are competing for the BEST KARAOKE STAR of the YEAR!!!  (yes there is a splendid trophy).  You can sing a few of your own choice before the one I pick for you 🙂

Bar shuts – you decide.



We’re already half full for this one – BOOK EARLY!!


Billy Bonus:  Extra Sausage Free for anyone sharing this on their facebook page using link below ↓↓↓↓

Mmmmm….how good does that look!!

Free tea and coffee

Sit down and have a cuppa – it’s free

Why is it free?
It only costs us pennies…and we know how much you all appreciate it.

Our preferred tea is Typhoo…and you’ll be getting Nescafe or Kenco for your coffee (no cheap imposters!)

There ain’t nothing like a nice cup of char while you’re watching the world go by from our sunlounge. Well…maybe a nice glass of red comes real close.


From picking the leaves from the best tea bushes and blending those leaves to create the perfect taste, to vacuum packing the tea and locking in the freshness. Every part in the Typhoo process is dedicated to making sure you experience a perfect tea-drinking moment in every cup poured at the Canasta.

We do make the BEST cup of tea in Blackpool!
I like a really nice cup of tea. There’s only ONE way to serve tea. First we warm up the china teapot. Second we let the hot water pour over the teabags from 12 inches (this sucks in a little bit of air and helps the bags breathe). Thirdly we warm the cups. (YES we do!). Lastly we encourage you to let the tea stand for a minute before you stir and pour it…but do pour it from 6 inches to get a little bit more air into it.

Mmmm…there really isnt anything like a nice cup of tea!.

You think I’m joking…?
I’m not….all staff are trained in how to make the perfect cup of tea! How many other hotels or b and b’s would warm YOUR cup up first?

Personally I like my tea stirred anti-clockwise with the handle pointing North…but I am a bit of a connoisseur. Oh…and just to put an end to the debate…YES..you should ALWAYS put the milk in first. The enzymes break down quicker! (Thanks Cath and Ses for that!)

How do you like your tea?

best rate guaranteed at the canastaWe don’t provide any allocation to third party booking sites.

The ONLY way you can make a booking with us is to do it directly in person, on the telephone or via our website.

Do not be fooled by TripAdvisor making false claims that they can provide you the best rate – if you click on the link they’ll say we dont have any availability and offer you alternatives.  It’s very unfair and putting us out of business to be honest – but we’re battling on.  We can’t afford to sue them.

Rest assured the only way to make a booking with us and get the BEST RATE is either in person at reception, via the telephone or via our website.  We do use the services of hotels.uk who provide the booking engine.

We don’t have any commissions to pay and pass those savings on to you.



Blackpool is the perfect base for your spread out family to gether together to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays etc and we believe there’s no place better than the Canasta to look after you.

For group events larger than 10 rooms booked we’d be happy to arrange for an artiste on the Saturday night. Karaoke is usually popular on the Friday night

We can also arrange for a buffet and use the services of TLC Catering who we can highly recommend

We regularly host parties for working mens club trips, birthdays, anniversaries and can offer some great deals if they are in the low season