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Colleen Kneen Colleen Kneen wrote on June 10, 2013 at 8:49 am:
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 πŸ™‚
Admin Reply:
Awww....shucks, Chuck Uh Thankyou....thankyouverymurrrch
mr&mrs.weir mr&mrs.weir wrote on May 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Allan and Ellen
terry and janette terry and janette wrote on May 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Hi guys - you're very welcome !! Glad you got sdome Brownie points πŸ™‚ Thanks for the repeat booking!!! See you at end of June.
tony mason tony mason wrote on May 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm:
Just back from another stay at the canasta ,excellent all round .well looked after by such great people.What a breakfast.
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Tony!!
carl (fred) carl (fred) wrote on April 29, 2013 at 10:03 am:
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 πŸ™‚ carl (Fred
Admin Reply:
Cheers Carl, Sam and the gang for another great weekend. We always love it when your bunch pops over....
Evyonne Finlay - aka karaoke queen !!!! Evyonne Finlay - aka karaoke queen !!!! wrote on April 1, 2013 at 9:32 am:
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
Admin Reply:
Hi guysThanks very much for that - you're all a wonderful bunch and we're so pleased you had a great time.Many, Many Happy Returns to "Curly" and hope to see you again some time soon.
Helen Brown Helen Brown wrote on March 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Helen!!
john jones john jones wrote on February 21, 2013 at 2:02 am:
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
Admin Reply:
Hi John we never can tell if we get a karaoke crowd in until the night unfortunately - no guarantees it will be on
anthony anthony wrote on February 12, 2013 at 9:06 am:
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!
Admin Reply:
Aww cheers Anthony.Sorry I missed you on check out I came down with serious case of man-flu.Look forward to seeing you at Easter
colin veitch colin veitch wrote on January 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm:
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)
Admin Reply:
Cheers Colin and DoontoonYou were both sorely missed at New Year but we raised a glass to you.See you soon I hope
Colleen Kneen Colleen Kneen wrote on January 15, 2013 at 8:49 am:
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
Admin Reply:
Cheers kiddoSee you soon!
phil kneen phil kneen wrote on January 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Cheers guysHAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
johnraper johnraper wrote on November 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm:
i have just stayed at the hotel for the third time. they all ways make you welcome. good food and tea all day
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much John!
ellen, darren, lewis and ben ellen, darren, lewis and ben wrote on November 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Thank YOU again guys for your contnued business. Always nice to see your smiling faces at the end of a busy year!
Andrew Whalen Andrew Whalen wrote on November 4, 2012 at 10:31 am:
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
Admin Reply:
Whooo hooo and thanks for Danny Boy on your harmonica!!
Lise Lise wrote on October 30, 2012 at 4:03 pm:
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 πŸ™‚
Admin Reply:
Hi Lise LOL...glad you had a great time!!:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Carl & Sam Carl & Sam wrote on October 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Cheers guys!! It was our pleasure again. Look forward to seeing you all next year
David & Julie David & Julie wrote on October 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
It was out pleasure David and JulieCongratulations
allan loach allan loach wrote on October 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Ooops...sorry about that. We close the bar at 11pm midweek and tell EVERYBODY this when checking them in. Some people just dont listen. There's plenty of bars up town.
mary, gordon,and luci mary, gordon,and luci wrote on October 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm:
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 β€œlovelyβ€œ 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
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much for your business, Mary, Gordon and Luci.
Katy Docherty Katy Docherty wrote on October 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Hi Katy Yes - its the end of season party combined with Swampy's Birthday Bash and everyone dresses up in Fancy Dress We'll look forward to seeing youYou ....PLONKER!!:) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Steve & Pat Jobson Steve & Pat Jobson wrote on October 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
It was our pleasure Steve and Pat!!Thanks again
Suranne and Ali Suranne and Ali wrote on October 4, 2012 at 7:37 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Our pleasure as always. Happy Birthday Big Lad!! See you soon!
Colleen Kneen Colleen Kneen wrote on October 4, 2012 at 8:58 am:
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
Admin Reply:
Cheers Colleen, Kneeno, Pat and Georgie Sorry you didnt see much of me - got a lot of work on at moment - glad you had a great timeHAPPY BIRTHDAY ALI!!!!!!
Agnes Jaszewski Agnes Jaszewski wrote on September 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm:
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"
Admin Reply:
The pleasure was ours Agnes, Michael and the 2 "weans" πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank YOU!
Linda & Jim Linda & Jim wrote on September 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Cheers Big Yin, Linda and Monique!!!
terry terry wrote on September 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Aww....thanks for that guys!! ESPECIALLY for noticing we DO warm the cups up first πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ See you in October
bill bill wrote on September 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm:
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)
Admin Reply:
LOLCheers guys!
gary gary wrote on September 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm:
excellent service & welcome
Admin Reply:
Cheers πŸ™‚
janetwood janetwood wrote on September 8, 2012 at 8:40 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Thanks for that Janet and Dave
den & joan den & joan wrote on September 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Cheers Den and Joan!!
liam noble liam noble wrote on August 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm:
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 πŸ™‚
Admin Reply:
Well thanks for that Liam!
Amanda hughes Amanda hughes wrote on August 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Aww thanks for that AmandaI'll mention to Dan he's been mentioned in dispatches.He does do an awful lot of graft and I dont thank him as much as I should do really....Cheers Plodders!
Donna and Stuart McGuire Donna and Stuart McGuire wrote on August 19, 2012 at 9:26 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Cheers Donna and Stuart!
Michelle rope Michelle rope wrote on August 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm:
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 !! πŸ™‚
Admin Reply:
Aww thanks for that Michelle and Ant! Congrats again!
marion kerr marion kerr wrote on August 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm:
bedrooms were spotless, four poster bed cumfy. breakfast amazing. will come again
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Marion!!
steve and julia steve and julia wrote on August 11, 2012 at 5:41 pm:
forgot to mention the breakfast, excellent, 10/10 a gutbuster (and i'm a big bloke)
Admin Reply:
I thang yow!
michelle ouldkaci michelle ouldkaci wrote on August 10, 2012 at 8:58 am:
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
Admin Reply:
Cheers Michelle!!
janette and john burrows janette and john burrows wrote on August 10, 2012 at 12:18 am:
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.
Admin Reply:
Awww....Thanks very much Janette and John and little one!
John Kay John Kay wrote on August 8, 2012 at 5:48 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Thanks for that John!!
lynn blow lynn blow wrote on August 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Whoo hooo cheers for the Lynn!!and Happy Birthday Little Timmy!! πŸ™‚
Joseph and Debra Smith Joseph and Debra Smith wrote on August 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm:
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)
Admin Reply:
Uh huh huh....thang yow.....thang yow very muuuch πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
Julie Julie wrote on August 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much for that Julie!!
janice ennis janice ennis wrote on July 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Janice - much appreciated
Sandra Howie Sandra Howie wrote on July 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Cheers for that Sandra!
Elaine & Mick Hitchener Elaine & Mick Hitchener wrote on July 13, 2012 at 3:11 pm:
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.
Admin Reply:
Awww....we aim to please. Thanks Elaine and Mick
Claire Snell Claire Snell wrote on July 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Claire and Steffon!!We dont open for Xmas but we have a GREAT New Year Party!!
Tracey and Dale Tracey and Dale wrote on July 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm:
Thank you so much for a great break once again! Lovely room and great breakfast as usual. Pots of tea when we wanted. what more could we ask for!!! Hope to see you again in October
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much, Tracey and Dale πŸ™‚
julie & pete challinor julie & pete challinor wrote on July 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm:
Thanks very much for our stay, a lovely place to pass on to others looking for a comfortable friendly hotel.Regards Julie & Pete
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Julie and Peter
ken lewis ken lewis wrote on July 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm:
stayed for three nights got a very warm welcolme very freindly people hotel was great will be going again
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Ken!!