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Dean& Tracey Dean& Tracey from Derbyshire wrote on May 25, 2020 at 12:17 pm:
We would just like to wish Doug & Mandy,All the best for their future.We have great memories of our holiday stays at the Canasta.We were hoping to return in 2021.Thank you Doug & Mandy we will never forget you . Love Tracey &Dean.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Aww thanks guys!!!
Much love
Derek & Denise Derek & Denise from Adelaide Australia wrote on May 15, 2020 at 3:17 pm:
Sorry your plans didn't work out this time.

Look forward to you hospitality again in 2021. Stay safe.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks guys
Onwards and upwards!
Colin veitch Colin veitch from Newcastle wrote on November 8, 2019 at 8:07 pm:
Hi Doug and Mandy,
Wish you all the best for the future you deserve it. Thanks for the memories.
Downtoon and Colin x
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Cheers Marra!!
Cathie & Davy Bryson(Aka) Bobbie Williams😂 Cathie & Davy Bryson(Aka) Bobbie Williams😂 from Uddingston wrote on October 2, 2019 at 2:38 pm:
Always had great fun and lots of laughs with Dougie & Mandy on our September weekend breaks
All the best when your big move happens
We don't know who's going to give the big yin 45 beans now!!
Good luck to you both & birthday wishes to Mandy on her special day
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Cheers guys
It's been fun!
Steve & PAT jobson Steve & PAT jobson from Weaverham Cheshire wrote on September 28, 2019 at 2:24 pm:
Hi Doug and Mandy we are sorry you are leaving, but at the same time pleased for you both. We would like to thank you for 11 years of great holidays made special by you and your family.
We wish you all the best for the future and thank you once again.
Pat and Steve.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks very much Pat & Steve
Leona Emma tom Leona Emma tom from Oxford wrote on October 27, 2018 at 9:56 am:
This is the first time we have stayed at the Canasta hotel and made to feel very welcome as soon as we checked in free tea & coffee was offered room very clean, comfortable breakfast was very good Emma enjoyed her chocolate brownies good choice of drinks at bar karaoke nights was brilliant fun Emma loves her clock already on her wall thanks to doug and his team looking forward to returning next year
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks very much Leona, Emma and Tom!!
♫♪ and I ee I will always looooove yooooo ♫♪
Lilian & Richie Lilian & Richie from Liverpool wrote on October 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm:
Just home from our 4th stay this year at the Canasta and just as enjoyable as ever, great rooms, even greater breakfast. Hosts Doug and Mandy make your stay pleasurable, nothing too much trouble... Kirsty and morning staff are pleasant and polite, karaoke entertainment is great fun too. Best hotel in Blackpool in my opinion... very reasonably priced... that's why we keep coming back..... and if you're reading this Mr Munster it's not for you ..??. See you all again soon xx
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
🙂 lol @ The Munsters. That'll be Jon Machin from Cannock
Cheers guys - always lovely to see your cheery faces
Alan&Heather Brown Alan&Heather Brown from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE wrote on September 18, 2018 at 10:20 am:
We stayed here a couple of weeks ago and have got to say its great value for money Room was very clean as was the bedding, breakfast has got to be one of the best in Blackpool First time we have stayed here but it will not be the last
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks very much 🙂
Muchos appreciatos
Anne & John Killey Anne & John Killey from Liverpool wrote on August 5, 2018 at 8:50 pm:
Back from another four nights at the Canasta once again so well looked after by Doug , Mandy & staff . Nothing to much trouble as always . Great room and amazing breakfast … looking forward to returning soon
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks very much guys!!
stephen, laura and little stephen stephen, laura and little stephen from dundee wrote on July 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm:
hi, Just returned from a week stay at the canasta and have to say we had a wonderful stay, from the moment you walk in the door you are met with a warm welcome and offered free tea and coffee, the hotel is only a 7-10 minute walk to the north pier but if walking is not your thing, there is a tram stop right outside the hotel, the hotel is very clean and tidy and serves a wonderful breakfast, another good thing about this hotel is there are no stag or hen parties allowed, so perfect for families with kids, as you can see from the photos the view over the water is fantastic and sitting in the sun lounge with a cold beer on a hot day is great, doug and mandy are great hosts and really look after you, also the young lad that looks after you, the barmaid and the breakfast staff are very attentive and will go out of their way to help you with anything you need, I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely return many times, thanks again doug and mandy for a wonderful stay
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Aww thanks Steve, Laura and Little Stevie.
Much appreciated - I'll give the staff a pay rise (not) 🙂
James and Rebecca Turnbull James and Rebecca Turnbull from Durham wrote on June 26, 2018 at 3:16 pm:
Just returned from a long weekend at the Canaster and we just thought we would stop by to let you know what a great time we had. Exceptional, attentive service from the moment we arrived, comfortable and welcoming accomodation. The location is ideal, superb views and close enough to the town centre with great transport links without being subjected to party-central Blackpool.

The georgeous breakfast must be mentioned and when they say 'big' they mean big, however the fact that you were able to choose your selection points to the attention to detail which is to be expected of the Canasta.

I don't think we would choose to stay anywhere else for future visits, are already planning another trip and have recommended to family and friends.

Once again many thanks for a highly enjoyable trip. Hopefully see you soon.

James and Rebecca
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Oh thanks very much James and Rebecca!! Much appreciated
Ferguson's Ferguson's from Glasgow wrote on April 2, 2018 at 6:42 pm:
Just back from a fab Easter weekend at the Canasta hotel. Staff are great such a friendly bunch and made us feel very welcome. Kids loved it especially the egg and spoon race and we all enjoyed the night entertainment. Be back again! Thanks Ash, Don and kids
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks very much for your custom - great bunch - hope to see you again
Tony and Kay. Tony and Kay. from Manchester wrote on January 22, 2018 at 1:35 pm:
Lovely weekend spent at the Canasta. Weather did not spoil our stay. Great hosts Doug, Mandy. Nothing too much trouble to make your stay great. Fantastic breakfast!!!
We have booked ourselves in for New Year but hope to be back before. Tony and Kay.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks v much Tony and Kay!
terry and janette terry and janette from washington wrote on January 5, 2018 at 8:03 pm:
Doug and Mandy just want to say it just get's better and better. New Years eve was fantastic. We meet old friend and make new ones every time we stay at your Hotel. I only have one's never long enough. Booked for next year will be back before then. The company , hotel, staff and you two make our trip well worth coming back year after year. P.S any chance i can win Mr and Mrs... Janettes been bending my
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks for making it so special - couldnt do it without you lot!!
Russ and Kellie Russ and Kellie from Gillingham kent wrote on January 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm:
thanks for another fantastic weekend we have been back for the last 3 years and our second new years eve we will be back at Easter can't see me coming to blackpool and ever staying in another hotel really is the best hotel in blackpool we have met good friends there and have become on big family xx
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks Russ and Kellie - couldnt do it without a great bunch of friends!
Ted & Alice Ted & Alice from Isle of Man wrote on November 13, 2017 at 11:27 am:
Back from another fantastic weekend at the canasta,
Thanks Doug,Mandy,Dan and the rest of the staff who as always couldn't do enough for us.
See you all for the new year bash.
Ted & Alice
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks ever so much Tedrick and Alice!
Mark Brazendale Mark Brazendale from Middlewich wrote on November 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm:
Not been to Blackpool in ages, We have Just returned from a two night break at this Hotel. How would I rate this hotel 10/10. From the welcome to the good bye you couldn't ask for more. The Staff are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. A breakfast that keeps you full all day, and the special touch of free coffee or tea all day is a very welcoming treat as you walk in after a long day out. The Tram stop is virtually on the door step and with the day saver ticket and being able to hop on and off the trams right outside the hotel is a bonus We would most definitely recommend a stay at this Hotel and we will be back for another stay at this fantastic Hotel.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks so much Mark - I'll give the staff a good pat on the back!
Lilian&Richie Lilian&Richie from Liverpool wrote on October 29, 2017 at 10:56 am:
Once again we had a brilliant week at the Canasta Hotel . That's why we keep coming back.Can,t fault anything, The rooms,staff,service and entertainment are all amazing. Thanks to Doug Mandy Dan and staff , see you soon ???? xx
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks Lilian and Richie for your much valued repeat business
See you at Easter!
Marion and william craft Marion and william craft from Linlithgow wrote on August 22, 2017 at 8:32 am:
We spent a few days at the canasta hotel in July and it was great. We returned after spending a few days there last year. We booked the same room as it's airy and because the bed is so comfy lol. We were treated like old friends . After we had breakfast all we had was a drink when we were out and didn't need dinner until 7-8pm.We will certainly be back next year again. Since finding the Canasta Hotel we don't look anywhere else and we have told friends that they would be welcomed with open arms.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks guys - much appreciated
Julie Julie from Darlington wrote on August 12, 2017 at 7:22 pm:
Thank you for a lovely few days. We wére made to feel very welcome, owners very helpful couldnt do enough for us.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks very much Julie!!
Frank & Brenda Bunyan Frank & Brenda Bunyan from Blackpool wrote on July 4, 2017 at 9:31 am:
Thanks to Doug, Mandy and all the staff plus Gav, for the wonderful weekend that was enjoyed by all. It was a great New Year rehearsal and gave me a wonderful 70th Birthday celebration, with loads of memories to cherish. Thanks to all the lovely people at the Canasta celebration for making it a weekend to remember. ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT. THANKS GUYS.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks Frank for your valued repeat business.
Hippy Birthday Buddy Boy!!
Andy King Andy King from London wrote on June 11, 2017 at 1:07 am:
Hi, Just to let you know, your beach web cam is not working. I dropped in on friday evening and it looked like everyone was having a great time. I like to check out the weathe/trams etc.
p.s. I put a few shekels in the web cam fund
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Hi Andrew
Thanks for letting me know - I rebooted the Beach Cam and all is well in the world again.
Thanks VERY much for the shekels - that was most generous of you.
Tracey Hand & Dean Tracey Hand & Dean from derbyshire wrote on June 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm:
A massive thankyou to all at the Canasta hotel,Blackpool.What a great weeks stay.This hotel has it all.Made to feel very very welcome.Nothing is too much to ask for.A VERY Generous tasty breakfast cooked to perfection by Mandy,Co_owner of hotel.Served by the friendly professional Steph every morning.Thanks once again for everything,can't wait to see you all again in sept 2017.If anyone wants to book the Canasta,Ring the hotel direct as online booking will Falsely tell you that there are no vacancies. SHAME ON YOU TRIPADVISOR !
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Thanks very much Dean and Tracey for your custom. Yeah - there's a few bigger companies doing that to us and its costing us a fortune in lost business. We're fighting back though now 🙂
Look forward to seeing you again in September!
Dave Leyland Dave Leyland wrote on May 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm:
Just to let you know, your Web Cam is not working. I just like to see what the weathers like there.
Admin Reply by: Canasta Hotel
Sorry about that. They should be fixed now. We're making some changes to the site which may affect links over the next few days. If they are not fixed after Sunday 21st May 2017 please email me to let me know
Anne & John Anne & John wrote on April 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm:
Thanks to Doug , Mandy & staff for another great stay at the Canasta .... nothing is to much trouble and we were well looked after as always ....look forward to our next one
Anne & John
Admin Reply:
Thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!
Peter Nevet Peter Nevet wrote on March 8, 2017 at 12:37 pm:
Just like to say a big thank you to doug and his team for all the hard work and effort .Making my 60th birthday so special .Not just me but all my family thier were 4 genarations. Everyone said what a brillant weekend we had .Rooms nice food brillant.karoke great and the singer a young lady forgot her name was very good.I would definitely recommend this hotel for any age group.Thanks again doug hopefully see you again soon pet and Gail and the crowd
Admin Reply:
Aww thanks very much Pete and Gail. The pleasure was ours - great family!!
eric telford eric telford wrote on January 23, 2017 at 12:31 pm:
Big thanks to doug and members of his staff for another great stay at this great hotel,21.1 2017, looking forward to our next stay with you thanks again,Eric and family
Admin Reply:
Cheers Eric and the Gang
Carl and Denise Carl and Denise wrote on January 3, 2017 at 7:37 pm:
Thanks Doug,Mandy and staff for a great New Year's weekend. Entertainment,breakfast and karaoke all excellent. It always helps when you're made as welcome as we always are. The first New Year's stay for us but definitely not the last. Special mention for Penny Tration behind the bar. What a star. See you soon guys.
Admin Reply: was a good un eh!!
Frank Frank wrote on January 3, 2017 at 11:55 am:
Fantastic New Year Weekend everyone but everyone had a fantastic time, thanks Doug and Mandy for all your hospitality what a wonderful weekend was had by all. Thank You just isn't enough. IT WAS FANTASTIC.
Admin Reply:
Cheers Frankie Boy!!
Wendy Beedie Wendy Beedie wrote on November 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm:
Didn't know you could leave a comment ( not very clued up on these technical things !!)
Been to the canasta 5 times , NEVER had a bad stay , everybody kind & helpful , rooms always perfect & breakfast amazing , will continue to return , amazing little hotel .
Admin Reply:
Thanks Wendy!!!
Stephanie & Andrew Stephanie & Andrew wrote on November 7, 2016 at 11:22 am:
Loved are stay Stay Thursday till Sunday. all the staff were very welcoming grate entertained just downstairs and the breakfast is to die for definitely be going back next year and can't wait!
Thank you for a lovely stay.
Admin Reply:
Thanks ever so much guys!!
David and me Julie David and me Julie wrote on October 30, 2016 at 1:51 pm:
As always another great stay we had a long weekend from Thursday 13th Oct to the following Monday. Stayed there the last 11years and Doug and family always make us welcome they are truly great hosts. Loving the new great breakfast and enjoyed Kareoke on Friday. See you all next Easter send our regards to Gavin who is larger than life !
Admin Reply:
LOL...Gavlaaaaar is certainly large than life. Thanks guys - yet again!
stephen stephen wrote on October 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm:
stayed at the canasta in july and enjoyed it that much we extended our stay from 7 days to 12 days, we booked again in October and had another very good stay, the hotel is very clean and tidy, the room prices are very very good for what you get, the beds are comfy, the breakfast is very big and nice, the staff are also very good at their jobs, we were made to feel very welcome, as we come to blackpool three times a year we have made this hotel our top pick,
Admin Reply:
Aww thanks Stephen very much for your continued business
Frank Bunyan Frank Bunyan wrote on October 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm:
Wonderful 3 day break,(7/10/2016)
fabulous entertainment, wouldn't have missed it for the world. Old friends & new friends together, excellent service from all. The weekend seemed shorter with the amount of fun everyone had. Can't wait for New Year to be back @ the Canasta.
Admin Reply:
Thanks guys whoop whoop
Pat Pat wrote on October 10, 2016 at 7:26 pm:
My brother,mother and myself stayed from 7th/10th October and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were great,very friendly and helpful.Another good point was that the other guests were equally as friendly,all there to enjoy a break away from home. The breakfast was delicious and you can indeed have tea/coffee served to you whenever you want. Thank you to all at The Canasta. Pat (Bath)xx
Admin Reply:
We do get the best guests at the Canasta 🙂
Ann Willoughby Ann Willoughby wrote on October 10, 2016 at 8:14 am:
First stay at the Canasta, really enjoyed our stay, the friendliest staff I have come across in a long time. Room was good and breakfast was excellent, entertainment was good fun, will defiantly be back
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Ann!!
Mr Danylyk Mr Danylyk wrote on September 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm:
Another thoroughly enjoyable stay, clean, comfortable, great breakfast, friendly staff and the host with the most, what is not to like, have already booked for Easter 2017.
Admin Reply:
Thanks Martin and the gang!! Much appreciated 🙂 Sorry about the cock up with room allocation 🙂
Ted and Alice Ted and Alice wrote on September 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm:
Just back from another great 5 night stay at the canasta, breakfast brilliant as ever,room spotless, very relaxing stay.
Thanks Doug, Mandy, Dan and the staff for making our holiday so good, will see you all for New Years party if not before.
Ted & Alice
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much guys! ...and thanks again for the DISCO LIGHTS for New Year 🙂
Phil Jackson Phil Jackson wrote on September 4, 2016 at 7:14 pm:
Just a quick comment, just had a three night stay with u, there where four of us and we all had a really great time. We have stayed with u now three times and are already looking at coming back in October. Every thing in the hotel is spot on. All staff where very nice,special mention to Gavin who ran the bar very friendly and accommodating nothing was no trouble to him. Hope to see you all again soon. Phil Angie
Admin Reply:
Thanks Phil, Angie and the gang!! Much appreciated
Anthony BLACKIE Anthony BLACKIE wrote on September 2, 2016 at 8:09 am:
My wife and I were lucky enough to get a last minute booking for August Bank Holiday , and we were so glad we chose the Canasta. Doug and staff brilliant,Interior room was comfortable with everything we needed.Big Brekkie is just that, took me 2 days to realise I could ask for a smaller one ( could have been the hangover).Bar prices are good and hours are ideal for those who don't want to venture into town but still want a good night.Close to our usual night spots, a fantastic view from lounge with your own section of Illuminations outside which were on during our stay (BONUS),Tram and bus stop a short stroll away. For a closer sea view there is a comfy bench just across the road. We loved it , in fact we have just booked another trip. Thank You To all the team. See you soon .
Admin Reply:
Much appreciated Anthony - thanks for your repeat custom
Carl and Denise Carl and Denise wrote on September 1, 2016 at 7:46 pm:
Thanks for another great stay over the bank holiday.Still haven't eaten anything after enjoying those breakfasts.Look forward to seeing you guys at New year when I'm sure there'll be no shortage of volunteers for the old karaoke.Bring on the party.
Admin Reply:
Cheers Carl and Denise - New Year will be awesome this year!
Lilian&Richie Lilian&Richie wrote on August 29, 2016 at 8:41 pm:
just returned home after a fantastic week as always Mandy,Doug Dan and staff made our stay very welcoming , karaoke nights were brilliant hope to be returning late october. See you soon folks!!!
Admin Reply:
Cheers guys - see you soon we hope
Rose Pearson Rose Pearson wrote on August 28, 2016 at 1:32 am:
The drip trays in the bar never seem to get emptied or even washed at the end of each night, the floor never gets swept or mopped at the end of each night either...come on guys, all you seem interested in is counting the money at the end of the night, you lack of hygiene in the bar area leave little to the imagination considering all can been seen on your webcam!!!
Admin Reply:
Rose you numpty ...the webcam's resolution is quite poor. You can't exactly see how dirty (or clean) the drip trays are.
Ive left you a note....see if you can find it 🙂
Jan Jan wrote on August 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm:
Just got home after yet again another fantastic visit to our 2nd home...just couldnt ask for any better. Service is outstanding and brekkie is to die for. Been coming here a lot of years and keep coming back as Doug,Mandy and family make you feel so fact its awful when we have to go home!!! Keep up the fab work,miss you already. See you soon xx
Admin Reply:
aww shucks - thanks chucks
Carl + Alice Carl + Alice wrote on August 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm:
Visited for the first time for 3 nights on 5th August we both loved our stay all staff very helpful and will be ringing soon to book again later in year look forward to seeing you all again soon
Admin Reply:
Thanks Carl and Alice!!
Marie Macdonald Marie Macdonald wrote on August 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm:
Terrific stay ,made to feel welcome from the start,sea view rooms tea on offer all day breakfast amazing just sorry we couldn't do it justice ,would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone ,entertainment was really good thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the weekend,didn't want to leave ,thanks to the whole team for everything.xx Marie and family
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Marie and the gang
Carl (fred) Carl (fred) wrote on August 2, 2016 at 5:43 pm:
Hi Doug And Mandy sorry it's took a while to leave a review, But there isn't much to say really the surprise 50th at the Canasta was more than expected. You all seem to go that one step further every year we come. Any more steps further and you'll be on the beach lol .

Milky bar kid was absolutely a superb touch making an appearance on both nights. The cake from Mandy well WOW BRILLIANT.

Everything is always spot on the entertainment Tim James was a very nice and special touch for my birthday . If I had to pick a fault well to be honest it would be and it's only a little one is that BASIL never sang shine it's normally standard procedure for this to be sung but BASIL Let me down on that lol.

So don't keep up the good work just carry on like you are doing week in week out.

OH AND GET SOME RADIO MICS rather than the wires it's like doing the maypole with them lol lol lol see ya soon old boy
Admin Reply:
🙂 You're a nutter
Emma Ralley Emma Ralley wrote on July 24, 2016 at 6:41 pm:
We stayed at the Canasta on Saturday 23rd July. The staff are very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. My aunt and uncle came down to the hotel to have a drink with us and they too were made very welcome. The karaoke was great fun on the evening. The breakfast is to die for and there are good choices. There's free tea and coffee all day too. The only thing that was a down side is that our room was way too hot. It maybe could have benefited from a fan, especially in the summer. Thanks to all for a lovely stay.
Admin Reply:
Thanks Emma for the great review.
We have should have asked. They should be in all rooms but sometimes we forget to replace them when cleaning them.
It was sweltering outside also 🙂
Trevor Smith Trevor Smith wrote on June 13, 2016 at 6:26 pm:
Is there wifi available in the hotel
Admin Reply:
yes - but the signal doesnt reach all bedrooms. its strong in public areas downstairs
Steve & Pat jobson Steve & Pat jobson wrote on June 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm:
Been coming to this Hotel for 9 years and will not go anywhere else. Doug, Mandy and Dan provide a warm atmosphere with great customer service, thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the new addition Gavin the barman is a great asset he is funny, doesn't take himself to seiously and does a really mean tune on the Karaoke. We have had a great 4 Night break which is no surprise at the canasta as Doug and Mandy make sure everybody has a good time.
Thanks again to you all will be back next year!!
Admin Reply:
Aww thanks muchky Steve and Pat for your continued business. Gavlaaar is ace