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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!!
Carlbee Productions Carlbee Productions wrote on June 22, 2012 at 4:48 pm:
now then now then lol
a question for ya old chap how cum the bar cam works everytime but the karaoke cam fails all the time when you reset it it works for a short while then fails.

just curious

lol carry on soilder
Admin Reply:
I dunno
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Its driving me potty and I'm fed up of trying to fix it.
Fran Fran wrote on June 17, 2012 at 8:59 pm:
Many thanks for a warm and welcoming stay. More than accommodating for Bikers and the security of our bikes πŸ™‚
Admin Reply:
Hey Fran - thanks very much for your custom!!
Glad to help with the bikes.
carl (fred) carl (fred) wrote on June 13, 2012 at 7:55 am:
Well Doug Mandy and Daniel what can I say you guys did it again on Deal or no Deal weekend fantastic great excellant you guys go above the normal hotel hospitallity to make sure everyone enjoys there stay with you and your spot on with the service and entertainment. You make everyone feel part of your family,Deal or no Deal was brilliant and everyone enjoyed them selfs and I heard a lot of comments from the other guests who also stated that this weekend was fab WELl DONE GUYS x
Admin Reply:
Aww thanks Carl and the Gang, once again, for "running the show"
brenda & jimmy (durham) brenda & jimmy (durham) wrote on June 12, 2012 at 9:17 pm:
HiI would just like to
thank Dougie,Mandy,Daniel and
there staff for a really great holiday the weather was'nt good but the atmosphere at the canasta more than made up for that it's the best hotel in blackpool would'nt stay anywhere else I also would like to give a big thank you to Mandy for my birthday cake it looked great and tasted great as my family & friends would tell you as there's nothing left thank you very much.We can't wait to come back hope to see you soon. Brenda & Jimmy xx
Admin Reply:
Ahhh...Happy Birthday Brenda!! Glad you liked Mandy's cake
Mark Lister Mark Lister wrote on June 11, 2012 at 11:02 am:
Thanks for a very enjoyable weekend - Ryan loved his birthday banners on display for breakfast and Sammy enjoyed herself on the Karaoke too.
Cheers Mark.
Admin Reply:
Thanks for your custom Mark - we're pleased Ryan and Sammy had a swell time!
Steve & Pat Jobson Steve & Pat Jobson wrote on June 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm:
Thank you for a great break, I do not understand the people who knock this Hotel it is fantastic. Doug and Mandy do everything they can to ensure you have a great time. The rooms are clean, with enough room to move around in comfort. The staff always with a smile on there faces are willing to go the extra mile that makes the difference between a good hotel and a great hotel, The CANASTA IS A GREAT HOTEL simple as that, nothing more can be said. Thanks again to all we had a great time much due to your efforts.

Best wishes
steve & Pat
Admin Reply:
Thanks for that Steve and Pat
Paul Lewis Paul Lewis wrote on May 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm:
Me and my partner emma stayed on 26th may for a two night break in a double sea view room, check in was at 2.30pm However we arrived at 12pm (so thought we would have a wait until the room was ready) as soon as we walked in we was greeted by a smiley face who quickly offered a tea or coffee. We had the coffee that was just perfect overlook the sea in the sun lounge. after about 5 minutes the owner came over and basicly told us the room was ready.

We took the lift (this was very handy) to the top floor and entered the room. It was very clean and fresh smelling with fresh bedding ect. Then we entered the en suite shower bathroom. the shower its self was slightly out dated But still did a good job and was hot, The bit i found most interesting was the toilet, because there was like a sachet on it that said ( Sanatised for your saftey) and the fact that it was sealed.

The bedding was clean and fresh and the bed was just right.

The Breakfast, Was quality, plentyfull and very filling with a wide selection to choose from.

The entertainment was just as good the kareoke was good fun with a wide range of songs.

We even took the dogs for a walk this was also very good.

And even on the last day when we (checked out) we left our luggage at the hotel and the staff called a taxi fore us.

there was a well stocked good priced bar available and free tea and coffee all day.

THE ONLY DOWN SIDE, was the weather it was just far far to hot but can hardly blame that on the hotel,

Other then that it was very very good can see why they got hotel of the year. Thanks to everyone for a lovely stay will recommend and will be back soon.

Paul And Emma
Admin Reply:
Thanks for taking the time to pen the review Paul and Emma. We're pleased you enjoyed it. I'll make sure staff get a pat on the back

Too hot Blackpool? Global warming...bring it on!!
carol yates carol yates wrote on May 16, 2012 at 12:55 am:
had a great time on the karaoke weekend, cant wait to do it again but we wont eat next door next time. lol. were looking at possibly 8th & 9th june?
carol yates
Admin Reply:
Hi CarolGlad you enjoyed it - sorry you had poor service at Jali Restaurant.
8th and 9th is looking a great weekend - got a large crowd of regulars booked in - you'd fit in brilliantly!! Come on Down!!!!!!!!! The Price is Right!!!!
Morris Simpson Morris Simpson wrote on April 25, 2012 at 3:42 am:
Hi , just like to say a big thankyou to Doug,Mandy and all his staff for a great weekend we spent at your hotel during the grand national weekend, my future wife Isabell loved the Karaoke on the Saturday nite and i loved the Dancing lol, we had a hoot of a time THANKS, we are coming down in September and will DEFO be booking in to your hotel again then so looking forward to seeing you all again.

Thanks again and roll on September, OH we will be married when we come the next time so some Edison Lighthouse on the karaoke again (love grows) will be just great.

Morris and Isabell x
Admin Reply:
:)Thanks very much Morris and Isabel!
alex alex wrote on April 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm:
Hi there we'v stayed at this hotel a few times now and enjoyed it every time because i love my tea and its free all day and night and the staff sre frendly and cant do enough for you not forgetting the great breakfast. Thanks alex & hilda
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Alex and Hilda!!
ann mcnulty ann mcnulty wrote on April 18, 2012 at 6:31 pm:
stayed for 2 nights great room breakfasst amazing will be back
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Ann!
Marita-Ann Boyce Marita-Ann Boyce wrote on April 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm:
we would rate this Hotel a 5* stayed here 10th / 11th April 2012. Mandy & Doug & all their staff are so friendly & all go out there way to help you in any way they can...This Hotel is warm, comfortable, clean & very homely, smelt very fresh & all deco is bright & cheerful. As for the Breakfast very nicely presented & loads to eat, (Belly Busting Breakfasts) Nice sea front location with only a nice 5 min stroll to the centre / Tower & Attractions. We would definatly stay here again & already pr booked for June. We would also highly recommend this hotel to anyone. Nothing is to much for Mandy or Doug, they spend time with everyone oh forgot to say the Tea is great & yes they warm the pot & cups before serving it to you, we had Tea Bellys lol. Thanks for making our two nights break a great one & thanks so much for spending so much time with A.J... MANDY we got towel swans everywhere in our house now A.J keeps making them πŸ™‚ Big Hugs all round c u all soon. X
Admin Reply:
Awww shucksThanks very much MaritaWe're overwhelmed by your comments and pleased you had a great time.Hi 5 to AJ
See you in June
kris kris wrote on April 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm:
Thanks to doug and mandy for another great weekend met some great people again. Kris nat and kaitlin
Admin Reply:
Cheers Kris, Nat and Kaitlin!!
No tsunamis reported yet πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
kristian mollart kristian mollart wrote on March 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm:
well just booked up for easter weekend again will have another great time see u soon doug and family from kris nat and kaitlin
Admin Reply:
Cheers guys - look forward to seeing you again
Paul Greenwood Paul Greenwood wrote on March 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm:
very friendly people and the breakfast was lovely, stayed for two nights and would stay again i dont think we will be looking for another hotel in Blackpool as this is perfect and the price was very reasonable too. We will be back
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Paul and Debbie!
CARL CARL wrote on February 21, 2012 at 11:04 am:
Well once again what a fantastic Friday & Saturday with you guys. Deal & no Deal was absolutly fantastic with some great prizes and a guest winning the star prize of 2 nights free accomodation was superb. defenatly need to be doing another weekend of Deal or no Deal. food excellant as always room clean staff 100% polite friendly and nothing is ever too much for them. karaoke was also great on both nights. keep up the good work and you know the old saying "IF IT AINT BROKE DONT FIX IT" see you guys real soon

CARL (FRED) SAM and soapy (sophie) x
Admin Reply:
Thanks Fred, Sam, and Soapy
john booth john booth wrote on February 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm:
Just back home from another fantastic weekend at the Canasta.Thanks to Dougie,Mandy,Daniel and all the rest of the crew,best place in Blackpool.Thanks to the ref for just a yellow card for a player just about offside,see you all soon.Thanks again. (the major).
Admin Reply:
LOL..Thanks Major!!
Lorraine & Jamie Lorraine & Jamie wrote on February 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm:
just arrived home from another fantastic weekend at the canasta. Deal or No Deal was a good laugh and made even better when i stuck with box number 16 and won Thirty pounds off our next booking - which was booked before we left! If you have never stayed at the canasta and are thinking of booking stop thinking and book. you will not be disappointed, its a great hotel with a fantastic atmosphere and even better hosts - Doug Mandy outstanding! rooms spotless and breafast must be the best in Blackpool. Look forward to seeing you later in the year - Mandy get the guinness cocktails ready!!! :0)
Admin Reply:
Whoo hoo - well done chapsSee you later in the year
lorraine lorraine wrote on February 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm:
So looking forward to another visit at the wonderful Canasta. I know from the great reviews you have been getting its going to be as good as ever; see you tomorrow X
Admin Reply:
Hey Up Lozza
as I read this you're upstairs fast asleep....
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Mairead delaney Mairead delaney wrote on February 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm:
Hi I would just like to say a big thank you to all the staff left there this morning with my partner & we both enjoyed it the hotel was lovely & warm staff so pleasant lovely gesture when we arrived got tea and again when we came in & out always asked if we would like tea such a clean warm and fresh smell always thank you all once again & hope to see u again in the future.
Admin Reply:
Thank you......
Uh ......thank you very muuuch
Dennis T Payne Dennis T Payne wrote on January 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm:
We have stayed in a few hotels for new year, Canasta is the Best Best Best, the staff, the food, the guests, the food, the rooms, the artists, the food, the atmospher, and did I mention the food.
2012 has had a great start thank you Doug and Mandy.
We have booked for next year, hope the same crowd will come again.

From the Smurf.
Only 358 days to go.
Admin Reply:
Cheers for that Dennis!Thanks for your company.
The guests make it also so we're very thankful to you also.You're all "hand-picked" to make sure we have a great time!!
colin veitch colin veitch wrote on December 30, 2011 at 1:17 pm:
Admin Reply:
We'll raise a dram to you (and all our absent friends)
Glad to hear things are changing for the better
No chance of a guest appearance ....I REALLY dont fancy taking your place at the countdown - Li'l Ol' Wine Drinker just wont have the same effect πŸ™‚
Can we not tempt you Ahhh...Go On ...Go On ...Go On....
gary gary wrote on December 27, 2011 at 10:46 pm:
see you soon cant wait its going to be great new year here we come
Admin Reply:
woo hoo...

you just checked in!
debbie debbie wrote on December 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm:
Merry christmas to everybody at the Canasta. Hope to see you all again next year

Debbie Paul and Emily.
Admin Reply:
and the same to you Debbie, Paul and EmilyHave a great time!
stienstra stienstra wrote on November 25, 2011 at 10:42 pm:
We were in your hotel for the world championships hip hop in august....(remember?) we had a great time, enjoyed staying at your hotel. Maybe we see us next year


from holland

Marco Sandy Giorgio Luna
Admin Reply:
Hi StienstraYes, of course I remember
Hope to see you next year, thanks for the comments.regards
Doug and Mandy
Neville Owens Neville Owens wrote on November 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm:
Sorry we bit late leaving our comments, been very busy, hotel/parking/food = excellent and staff even better, this was our second stay at the canasta and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else in Blackpool, many thanks Nev & Joyce
Admin Reply:
Thanks very much Nev and Joycs!
scott + lorna scott + lorna wrote on November 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm:
Hi Doug + Mandy,

once again we had a great weeks stay with you, Everything was excellent the room the entertainment and of course the brekkie!! πŸ™‚
looking forward to next year already the count down has started lol!!!

see you soon

Scott + Lorna πŸ™‚
Admin Reply:
Hi Scott and LornaThanks again!!See you in October
Dave and Me Julie Dave and Me Julie wrote on November 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm:

Great stay as always (probably stayed there now 8 times!). Really enjoyed the end of season party and met some nice people.
Your staffs are brilliant in giving us all a good time of which we appreciate.
Thanks for a memorable stay and look forward to seeing you next year to plan the wedding!
David, Me Julie, George and Peter
Admin Reply:
Hi David, Me Julie, George and Peter
Thanks again for your repeat business and we're soooo looking forward to your wedding in October!
Colleen and Phil Kneen Colleen and Phil Kneen wrote on November 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm:
Hi Doug, Once again we had a brilliant time. Thank you for the cake, flowers and picture which Mandy organised for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. As always the staff were brilliant and the breakfasts are second to none. You all surpass yourselves each and everytime and it always feels like our second home (we've been that many times). Would like to thank our family for coming. Our Jayden and Harry had a ball. Hope you all have a brill holiday and enjoy the rest. See you soon xx
Admin Reply:
Cheers guys! See you soon. Doug and Mandy
Ellen and Darren Ellen and Darren wrote on October 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm:
Hi Doug, Mandy & Dan,
Once again a really BIG thankyou from all of us.
You have done it again!!
We have had another fantastic holiday. Your hospitality is outstanding! The hotel is first class, we were well looked after by your staff and the breakfasts were yummie!
Lewis and Ben loved the children's quiz and we loved the karaoke's - very entertaining. Now we are on countdown again, only 51 weeks and 5 days to go!!!
We hope the end of season party was a blast and we hope you both have a lovely holiday. Love Ellen, Darren, Lewis and Ben.
Admin Reply:
:)Thanks guys!!!See you next year!
Donna & Phil Donna & Phil wrote on October 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm:
Would just like to thank all of the staff at the hotel for making our stay one of the best in blackpool. We have NEVER stayed at such a warm friendly hotel were you are made to feel VERY welcome. We had such a lovely stay at your hotel and enjoyed every minute, especially "Friday" night when Phil hogged the mic on the karaoke haha. You will definately be seeing us again when we have had the baby (after march). We would highly recommend your hotel to anyone and everyone as it is "THE" place to stay in blackpool. See you all soon, Lots of love xxx
Admin Reply:
Awww..thanks for that Donna and Phil and congratulations!!
We'll look forward to you both visiting again and Phil can hog that mike all he wants!! Uh ..huh ..huh!!
Ken & Gill Thompson Ken & Gill Thompson wrote on October 16, 2011 at 2:48 pm:
Only stayed one night (15th. Oct) to see Joe Bonamassa at the Opera House-gig cancelled !!! so saw another Joe ! (Longthorne) instead. Great show, great stay, fab breakfast and Doug even sorted us out with a parking space when everywhere was packed !!
Thanks to all at The Canasta.
Admin Reply:
We're glad you enjoyed your stay πŸ™‚
john & lorraine bramley john & lorraine bramley wrote on October 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm:
We stayed at Canasta 10th-12th october this was our second visit and just as the first everything was first class The staff are all very pleasant and helpful and agata is a credit to you thanks again
Admin Reply:
Thanks John and Lorraine!!
OK folks!!! We get the picture - Agata is brill....can we all hush up now....she'll be wanting a pay rise!!!!
Seriously...thanks for your business and I do tell Agata about all the wonderful comments she gets
Gill and tony Gill and tony wrote on October 13, 2011 at 9:41 pm:
Has a great midweek break 3 _ 7 Oct. Breakfast fab ...loved smoked haddock. Room good bed so comfy and finally and I think so important Doug Mandy family and staff very friendly and helpful..couldnt have had more friendlier service . Mandy our grandaughter was born today alls well no name yet. A special hello and thanks to Agetta
Admin Reply:
Thanks Gill and Tony - CONGRATULATIONS!!
I'll make sure Mandy sees thisThanks for your kind comments
Julie Julie wrote on October 13, 2011 at 6:18 pm:
Hi Doug, Mandy, and staff, Steve and I stayed there 30th Sept -2nd Oct, had a fabulous time,as always, but you made my birthday on Saturday special again by presenting me with a cake complete with candles and singing happy birthday to me. The Friday Karaoke was "BELTING" we just loved every minute of it. We have always had a great time and yummy brekkies, but we also love the comfy bed. You all deserve a good rest, and hope your end of season party is a fantastic one, (only sorry we can't make it) Thanks again for a fab stay Doug, Mandy,and Agata see you soon. Julie and Steve xx
Admin Reply:
Cheers Me Julie and SteveIt was out pleasure - thanks for your repeat custom