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Suranne and Ali Suranne and Ali wrote on September 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm:
would like to thank you all and also for our friends who came for a
great birthday weekend for Ali and big thanks to Mandy for the brilliant
birthday cake,what can I say about this hotel Brilliant,fantastic and
second home, thanks again to you all Doug,Mandy,Dan and also Carla,
team. See you all soon. xxxx
Admin Reply:
Cheers Suranne and Ali - see you soon. You may as well move in πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
John John wrote on September 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm:
To my sister Linda McCann,love You lots,and to The Big you the same I,m sorry for the headache I gave you on day one.To,Mandy thank you for groovy cake. To Ali and Sharran,thank you for lovely pressie. To my wonderful Niece Monique ,never change.To the Shettleson,Mob too numerous too mention thanks for putting up with me,god bless you all
Admin Reply:
We love you too John!! πŸ™‚
Mr&mrs L rogers Mr&mrs L rogers wrote on September 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm:
We stayed for 3 nights in August 2013, it was a very friendly atmosphere and the staff were brilliant.The breakfast was excellent and service was spot on.We will definitely be going back in the near future, cheers for a lovely stay. Les and sue Rogers from Cumbria.
Admin Reply:
Cheers Les and Sue very much!!
Steve & Pat Jobson Steve & Pat Jobson wrote on September 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm:
We have just returned from our 6th stay at the Canasta, once again thanks to Mandy, Doug, and all the staff at the Canasta we have had a wonderful time. In our view the Canasta is without doubt the best hotel in Blackpool.
We will be back again ( You can take that as a threat or promise Doug.)
Thanks again to you all,
steve and Pat.
Admin Reply:
Oh thanks for your repeat business Steve and Pat - much appreciated
fay chambers fay chambers wrote on September 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm:
Fantastic weekend at the Canasta, despite the rubbish weather there was a lovely warm sunny welcome from everyone. We'll be back again next year
Admin Reply:
Thank you, thank you very murrch πŸ™‚
janet wood janet wood wrote on September 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm:
to Dougie and all staff at the canasta.we have just spent a lovely week with you.Superb breakfast,friendly staff and lots of lovely free coffee we will certainly see you again thanking you janet and Dave Wood. cheadle staffs.
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much chaps πŸ™‚
K.Ellis K.Ellis wrote on September 4, 2013 at 2:51 pm:
Had 2 nights at Canasta back in July. Staff were fantastic. Bikes secured, room very clean with en suite, breakfast bigger than the last supper ;), guests friendly & a beer voucher :D. Thank you.
Admin Reply:
Well Thank YOU K Ellis for your business!!!
The Gray and Evitts. The Gray and Evitts. wrote on September 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm:
Thanks for a fantastic weekend. Everywhere very clean and comfortable. Unlimited tea and coffee a welcome bonus. All staff very helpful pleasant and friendly. Location and parking just perfect. Breakfast more than substantial and very delicious. All in all highly recommendable.
Admin Reply:
Thanks guys and gals!!!! The pleasure was ours!
carl (fred) carl (fred) wrote on August 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm:
now then now then been looking at the canasta home page and new year is last years come along old chap tell us what's happening this year at the world famous canasta lol:)
Admin Reply:
Oh bugger.....I better start selling it eh
Steve & Carole Steve & Carole wrote on August 15, 2013 at 1:07 pm:
Just returned from a fantastic 4 days at the Canasta and it really is like a home from home. Cleanliness, service and food are all excellent and the breakfasts will satisfy the biggest appetites. Once again thanks to Mandy Doug and all the staff for a brilliant holiday, and we hope to return soon,(that's if there`s any room) after we`ve recommended the hotel to everyone we know.
Admin Reply:
Thanks Steve & Carole - much appreciated
ann mcnulty ann mcnulty wrote on August 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm:
stayed here for 3 days was brilliant rooms spotless even had a chinese on the saturday night in the dining room excellent service will be back next year
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much for that Ann
steve woodhall steve woodhall wrote on July 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm:
we stayed for four night & as usual it was brilliant very comfortable & clean all staff do a great job & all very not hesitate to book you would not be dissapointed this was our fourth visit (i think)& we would not go to blackpool & stay anywhere else except the wonderful canasta THANKYOU
Admin Reply:
Aww...thanks Steve and family
Steven & Rachel Steven & Rachel wrote on July 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm:
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 πŸ™‚

Love Rachel & Steven x
Admin Reply:
Well thank you...thank you very murch
mr philip jackson mr philip jackson wrote on July 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm:
had a great stay at the canaster. staff very friendly never had to ask for a coffee or tea. hosting was like home from home.will definetly come back breakfast excellent mandy.phil angie jo and mally room 3 and 4 .
Admin Reply:
cheers guys!!!
Jim Ross Jim Ross wrote on June 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm:
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
Admin Reply:
Thanks for that James!
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& mr& 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.

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
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 WILL NOT be 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:

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)
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.
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!