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To all the staff: Thank you for a lovely stay. We really enjoyed our time in Blackpool and we are both glad we picked your hotel! All the staff were nice and friendly. Brenda did a great job looking after us, our room and our breakfasts. We didn't get a chance to say goodbye but we will be back 🙂 Love Rachel & Steven x
had a great stay at the canaster. staff very friendly never had to ask for a coffee or tea. hosting excellent.it was like home from home.will definetly come back breakfast excellent mandy.phil angie jo and mally room 3 and 4 .
Brilliant hotel, great location and great value. Spotlessly clean and fantastic value for money. Breakfast alone is worth what is charged for the per person per room:-) Staff are very helpful and polite/friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them. I would recommend this hotel to anyone
Hi Doug, Thanks for a fantastic weekend on the 24th May. Room 10 is fantastic and we will be booking that room again. Just feels like coming home. Felt totally relaxed all weekend. You cant beat the view. All your staff are brill (as well as yourself, Mandy and Dan). See you soon 🙂
we only stayed for 2 nights but really enjoyed our stay.staff where very helpful and cheerful.we do plan to stay with you again in the near future.kind regards,ellen&allan weir.
Hi Doug, Mandy and Dan. just wanted to say thanks for another great stay at the best hotel in Blackpool. karaoke was fantastic ( I hope your ears have stopped ringing after my attempt's)and getting flowers put in our room for Janette was brilliant. all your staff are so cheerful and nothing is a bother. made new friends and met up with old ones as well. your hotel is a home from home. Janette's looking at the calendar and will be booking our next visit with you very soon. thanks to all for another great stay at the Canasta.
Just back from another stay at the canasta ,excellent all round .well looked after by such great people.What a breakfast.
Well another FANTASTIC weekend at the famous Canasta Hotel Blackpool Friday and saturday 26th and 27th March. There was 26 of us and the team at the hotel could not have done any more if they tried everything was spot on Doug (Basil) Mandy (swampy) Dan work very hard to make sure we all enjoyed our stay and as usual they did it each and every one of us fully enjoyed the weekend. karaoke on both nights was Brill and Doug and Mandy really do go that one step further to make the nights enjoyable by way of fully getting envolved with the guests. As per all the reviews on trip advisor the Breakfasts are spot on and the saff work so hard to make sure everything is just right for your stay. all 26 of us are already talking about a return trip but as it does take some arranging to get us all there we will sort it and WILL BE BACK. Doug Mandy Dan and all the team at the Canasta give eack other a great pat on the back for a job well done. YOUR ALL SUPERSTARS 🙂 carl (Fred
hi guys, we all had an amazing weekend .. Aunty Jessie had an 80th birthday i'm sure she will never forget, i know i wont ... all the staff were amazing and you all went out your way to make sure everything was perfect, all the smallest touches made a huge difference...all 34 may not turn up at the same time again but myself and Vicky will defo be back-you have been warned lol xx THANK YOU ALL AGAIN XXX
Just stayed here and it was wonderful. The breakfast is really nice. It was like home. We enjoyed it that much we have booked to come back in July. Thank you to all the staff.
looking forward to spending the weekend at your hotel on 15th march, never been before but after reading a few comments we`re really looking forward to it, i`m in the wifes good books for taking her away for her birthday & if there is karaoke on i might even surprise the wife & put her name forward :)see you soon
Excellent hotel and friendly staff, after coming to blackpool for many years it looks like we have found a home from home.Thoroughly recommended. See you easter!
Hi Doug & Mandy and all the team, Wishing you all continued success with your fabulous hotel in 2013. To anyone who hasnt already been....you WILL NOT be disappointed.....you will become a REGULAR!!! Just like me and hundreds of others who visit this hospitality hotspot!!! Going to Blackpool? must..must..must stay here!!!!! best decision you will evver make!!! See you soon..Regards Colin & Doontoon (CANASTA FAMILY...GATESHEEEED BRANCH)
Hi Doug, I would like to reiterate what Phil has already said. We had a brill time. Thanks Doug, Mandy and Dan. New Years Eve was a fantastic night and enjoyed by everyone. Thats why we keep on coming! Thanks so much x
Thanks to all at ur brill hotel as always we had a great time with great people to share it all with. Mandy, Dougie,Dan and all the staff thank you very much.
i have just stayed at the hotel for the third time. they all ways make you welcome. good food and tea all day
A big thankyou once again to Doug, Mandy and Dan! What can I say, we had a blast. Every year it just gets better and better. Coming to the Canasta is one of the highlights of our year! You get the best of everything at the Canasta. Hospitality,breakfasts, entertainment and everything about the hotel is second to none. A big thankyou to mandy for the wonderful birthday cake that you made for scott's birthday, and at such short notice too.It was great to see Ben singing on your karaoke with Jack, that was a first! We hope the end of season bash went well. We are already counting down the days for next year, roll on Oct 2013. Thanks again for everything.
We (10. Of us) stayed here 26 +27 oct 2012 after going to Blackpool for 40 odd years we all can honestly say this is the best we have stayed in , all the staff were excellent as was the food and we will be back again for years to come , a big thank you to you and all the staff signed mr harmonica man
Many Thanks for a wonderful weekend. You made us feel so welcome and the entertainment was fantastic. Will-i-am & Sid really enjoyed it also. Rest assured we will be back early next year for some Fun Fun Fun, Many Thanks Lise 🙂
Hi Doug,Mandy & Dan yet again you have all made our stay with you a blooming great one. On this visit we brought two friends with us (Sean & Christine Pastsy cline) who had never visited the Canasta Before and already just hours after leaving are asking when we are returning and to let them know.As for my parents Roy and Iris they too have no complaints what so every and to be honest the whole 10 of us have nothing we can dislike about the Canasta.I would also really really like to thank you for the birthday cake for Sam fab brill great cool super it was all of these and more mandy is one talanted lady. well once again a really big thanks from us all and hope the end of season party goes well for you all then ya can rest old boy and we hope to see you all real soon in you new season now carl (fred) sam soapy chris dan sally iris roy sean and christine xxxxxxxx
Dougie/Mandy/Dan Thank you for looking after our 36 wedding party on weekend of the 5th October. As always your hospitality and service was exemplary and going'the extra mile' for us all. I have had much feedback about the weekend and they all enjoyed it especially the big breakfast and Karaoke. Thanks for a great weekend.
Recently stayed at your hotel room to hot quite small for a double. Breakfast very good staff very good and pleasant, owner not the most sociable actualy spoilt it for me had a great night at the grand theatre came back for a drink had a couple then was told bar and down stairs toilet closing.W ould not recomend will not be back again
We had a great time in blackpool,we loved the hotel very welcoming and tea and coffee all day even when u are not expecting it “lovely“ we were in room 9 the family room it was ideal for us breakfasts were lovely cearal,and full scottish lol breakfast thanx again to carl and the rest of staff for a lovely stay .we will be back again xxlots of love xx
Hi Doug and the Canasta team. We are very excited to be coming for our 5th visit to your fab hotel in 3 weeks time on the 2nd and 3rd November. Would you mind letting us know if this is the fancy dress end of season weekend? We don't want to turn up in fancy dress Delboy and Rodney style when everyone else is sat in normal clothes! Thanks and see you soon x
We woud like to thank Doug, Mandy and all the staff at the Canasta for a wonderful break. Once again we have been made to feel welcome, the staff did everything they could to make our stay special. Thank you all once again, see you next year. Pat & Steve
Just to say a very big thank you to you,mandy and dan for a brilliant weekend and all your hard work,Ali loved his cake and cupcakes and also to all our very special friends who came and made Ali 50th birthday so memorable and for all the effort everyone made see you all again soon and once again a very big THANK YOU xxx
Thank you Doug, Mandy and Dan for a fantastic weekend last weekend. As always it was like coming to our 2nd home. Ali's 50th was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves. Cannot fault anything. You all make us feel so special and we love. Big thanks must go to Suranne for all her hard work in making the weekend special. Thanks once again to you all. Love Colleen, Phil, Pat and George xx
First time at the Canasta Hotel. We went with our 2 grandchildren and had a wonderful time. Service was brill and breakfast was great. Everybody was so nice. Thank you all so much. Agnes, Michael and the 2 "weans"
Dougie,Mandy,Dan & all the staff,a massive THANK YOU for yet another fab weekend @ your fantastic hotel.No1 hotel in Blackpool,if your reading the comments on this page trust me they are all true,you will never find a more friendly,comfortable hotel in Blackpool,please if your going to book,book the CANASTA, trust me you will be happy that you did. Until next year guys,t/c and keep up the good work. Linda & Jim (Big Yin) x
what can we say about 2012, olympics the queens jubilee... no it was our first time at the Canasta. The room was great (honeymoon suiete). Dougie was fantastic, his son Dan was as my wife says drop dead gorgeous and the tea he served did have cups that were warmed up.The place was very clean and tidy. The breakfast was the best we have ever had in Blackpool (we have stayed at many hotels on the front and this is by far the best).The service for breakfast was second to none and thanks to Rose for that. Wife has just booked up for the end of October and i can't wait. Dougie you have a first class Hotel and Staff. Terry and Janette...see you soon
Hi Doug,Mandy,Dan and staff. Yet another fantastic break at the best hotel by miles in Blackpool.From the minute we walk in the door until we are thrown out we have a fabulous time.Hope to get back before the end of season to finish off the "Pinot" that Dan got in especially for us when you did not have the ladies favourite tipple in stock for breakfast. cheers Bill , Sandra & Mum (also my big bruv & sis From Leicester who now tag along whenever we book the Canasta)
excellent service & welcome
we have just come home after spending a few days with you. never stayed before we were most impressed, very friendly,breakfast first class plenty of choice,and tea or coffee whenever you came in we will definatly come again thank you very much ,Janet and Dave wood
just back from staying at the canasta.stayed many times always the same freindly welcome,staff great,doug and mandy great and a special thanks to dan for all his tea and coffee,hope to be back soon
i have just recently stayed in this hotel room 2 the stay i had was a lot better than i expected the staff a really freindly and always offering you your cuppers i would recommend this hotel to any it is brilliant going back again in april sometime carnt wait thanks for makin us feel welcome 🙂
Had a Fantastic time at this guest house, was made to feel really welcome and nothing was to much trouble. Rooms were lovely and clean and the breakfasts were more than substantial to set you up for the day. The Staff were all great especially Dan (son of Dougie the ownwer) Just to say thanks again for everything and we would deffinatley go and stay again good value for your money.
Stayed for 1 night on 9/7/12 for our anniversary. What a lovely stay. Wished we had stayed for longer. Rooms lovely and breakfast amazing. Will definitely stay again. Thanks
Me and my husband Anthony have been to this hotel every year for the past 4years - (it might wven be 5) it's hard to imagine spending our wedding anniversary anywhere else now! Everyone's always so friendly and they work so hard to make us feel welcome! definitely worth a visit - then you will keep returning, like we do! Cheers guys - keep up the good work !! 🙂
bedrooms were spotless, four poster bed cumfy. breakfast amazing. will come again
forgot to mention the breakfast, excellent, 10/10 a gutbuster (and i'm a big bloke)
We stayed at the Canasta for a couple of days last year. The service was excellent and friendly. The breakfast was amazing. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we are booked in for a couple of day this year too. We would recommend and have done so to family and friends
hi doug, mandy,mick and staff. this is our second stay at the canasta and would not dream of staying any where else, food great, rooms brill and the staff very friendly. very laid back atmosphere which was great. grandaughter was with us and was in floods of tears because she had to leave.see yous next year.already recommended hotel.
Had an excellent time. Hadn't stopped at the Canasta for a couple of years but can't fault it. Even better than I remember. Top class staff and great breakfast. See you soon.
wowee what a brilliant hotel,arrived on friday 3rd august,for 3 nights,it was my husband tims 40th birthday,we came with my parents.the room was lovely the staff amazing,tim even sang karoke fri night,never done that before,the breakfast was great,the waiting on staff so friendly and helpfull.the free tea and coffee a bonus,,i think if this hotel was in the olympics he would have won gold,thanks so much to everyone.definately be back xx
Stayed 3-5th August, whole team very helpful, excellently run establishment, room ideal for couple plenty of tea/coffee etc, everybody (inc other guests) very friendly. Doug, you were an excellent karaoke host funny friday night with plenty of laughs!!!!!!! See you again. p.s. My son will be returning in a couple of weeks(he recommended your place)
Hi Mandy and Doug, just to say when me and the girls stayed with you 22nd June we had the most fabulous time! The girls absolutely loved your hotel and definitely want to stay with you again next year. They loved the breakfasts and the laid back comfortable atmosphere created by you both and your staff, (and Dan.) Hope to see you all soon. Julie, Steve and the girls x
hi doug and team just arrived home from a fantastic 3 night stay at canasta.we stayed whilst attending the open golf at lytham.What a great hotel rooms very clean and have everything you need.Breakfast was out of this world compliments to the chef.What a very friendly team you all are i would recommend your hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Blackpool.Great location and the free tea/coffee all day is a lovely gesture especially on arrival after your journey.We will definateley be visiting again in the future.Once again thankyou for making our stay a good one hope to see you again soon
Hi Doug,Mandy,Daniel & all the staff, just a Great big thank you from george n sandra for a great weeks holiday. I would recommend your hotel to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Blackpool, nice clean comfy rooms, brilliant breakfast, & tea/coffee offered as soon as you walk into hotel also as much as you want throughout the day, nothing is a problem to them, thank you again can,t wait to return with my mum daughter & grandkids in august.P.S Mandy keep up the great work with your cakes. Love them.
Just got back after a short break for a special birthday and found this hotel to be in a lovely quiet location but still close to the centre of town. had a family room which was very clean with an en-suite, tea/coffee in room and tv, what more could you ask for. the hosts and staff were extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was the BEST we have ever had in any hotel or b&b, compliments to the chef. And the free tea or coffee in the sun lounge all day very welcome. Can't fault this hotel and would happily recomend to anyone. Thank you for making our stay fantastic.
Just spent the weekend here (06/07-08/07) in room 10 (4 poster bed) Thanks to all the staff, everyone was so helpful and kind. When they say free tea and coffee they mean it,its offered as soon as you walk in the door,its great. will definitely be back hopefully christmas time. Breakfast was good and room good comfy bed and spacious. Thanks Again claire and steffon x