Whats happening inside the Canasta Hotel

Karaoke on Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th October – kids very welcome
If you are trying to book and we’ve sold out of family rooms we may have a couple of double rooms next door to each other – its worth phoning to ask

Congratulations if you’ve won one of our competitions!

Following an early problem we had with a winner it seems prudent to invoke some EXTRA terms and conditions (above and beyond our normal ones) which you need to agree to before you accept the prize and we offer it.

All competitions are strictly aimed at singles, couples and families ONLY.  Our definition of a couple is a partnership living together (we are gay friendly).  Our definition of a family is a couple with a young child or children.  Mothers / daughters and fathers / sons are good too.

We do not wish to offer free accommodation to groups of males or females for a free binge in Blackpool.  If you abuse our hospitality and try and sneak extra people into our hotel without informing us we will ask you to leave immediately – any time of day or night.

The prize must be claimed by the winner.   It is not transferable.  On your arrival we will require to see proof of address – AND photo ID.  A utility bill with your name and address and a driving licence, passport or student ID card would be ideal.

The competition prizes will be clearly stated as to dates – some prizes may be flexible on dates but most will be for a fixed date of arrival.  We will make it clear who we are aiming the competition at (singles, couples and/or families).

The prize will be clearly stated on FaceBook but will generally include free accommodation for the stated period. Breakfast will also be included for free.  You’ll receive free tea and coffee on demand up to 9pm.  The bar will NOT be free.

We may ask to take a picture of the “Happy Winner” for our marketing – its not compulsory and if you’d prefer not to let us use your image that won’t be a problem.

You should also be aware of our general terms and conditions here.

If one of the conditions of the prize is you perform a task whilst here (singing on karaoke, washing pots, sweeping car park, washing Doug’s car etc) then this will not constitute an offer of employment.  You will not be getting paid.  You won’t be getting holiday pay and should you fall pregnant during your stay with us we won’t be paying maternity leave.

We hope you have a great stay with us.  The competitions are a great advert for us and we want to continue them.  We’ll treat you exactly the same as if you had paid us – we hope you extend that courtesy back to us and not abuse our hospitality.


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!!


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