Following on from my post of our experience at The Big Blue Hotel, I now wanted to share with you a room review of a Deluxe Family room. As I mentioned in my other post, The Big Blue Hotel is a four star hotel located in Blackpool right next to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This was our second visit to The Big Blue and our third visit to Blackpool. We decided to take up the offer of the ‘Family offer’ they were promoting back in February. We booked for May half term for 2 nights. Our offer included:
-2 nights in a deluxe room
-breakfast each moring
-1 days entry into Blackpool Pleasure beach for each family member
The cost for this was £280
The Big Blue Hotel is a fabulous hotel for families of all sizes and many rooms can accommodate families up to 5 people. The hotel boasts a bar, restaurant, secured carpark and rooms with a view – of The Big One!
For our two night stay at The Big Blue Hotel, we stayed in a Deluxe Family Room. This room was spacious for our family of 5 and what stood out the most was the separate sleeping area for the kids – which they loved! For us, staying in a hotel is exciting and fun, but our experience is even better if everyone is comfortable and happy. Not only did the separate kids sleeping area give us grown ups some privacy, but it also means the kids had their own space too, making it even more exciting!
As we walked into the room, we had plentiful space to hang coats and store any shoes. On the opposite side of the entry way was the kids area. This included bunk beds, 2 TV’s (one for the bottom and top bunk!) a PS3 and a large snakes and ladders board. There was no storage in their room but there was room under the bunk if you wished to use it.
The kids loved having bunk beds and my eldest was also pretty impressed with the PS3 (although why couldn’t it be a PS4 Mum!) You can hire games from reception for a small charge as well as paying a deposit. The only issue we had was that the game was very temperamental and sometimes wouldn’t start. As we were in Blackpool NOT to play video games, it wasn’t too much of an issue as we were hardly in the room. But staff were on hand when we asked for assistance and a member of the team came to our room straight away to check the game and console.
Moving back out of the kids area, we then had plenty of storage and wardrobe space, including extra pillows and covers. The wardrobe even had double hanging space and loads of hangers! We also had an iron and iron board and a hairdryer.
The bathroom was a large size and had a good size bath and a poweful shower. There was lots of storage space and some lovely toiletries on offer.
There also was a towel warming rail which you could turn off and on when you wished.
Moving into the main living space, there was even more room! We had a huge size dressing table where tea, coffee and hot chocolate (with biscuits!) were on offer. There was a chair for this desk space, however not a mirror, just a lovely canvas of Blackpool Pleasure Beach. However, there was a full length mirror available near the hairdryer.
There was a flat screen TV situated on a separate TV stand, including a DVD player.
Next to the huge bed was a sofa bed to use for a third chid. As Baby K is still in a cot, we positioned his cot next to the sofa. There was space near the front door next to the kids area, but I didn’t want him near the door!
– Deluxe Family Room at The Big Blue Hotel is very spacious
– Seperate sleeping area for the kids
– Large bathroom with powerful shower
– Great views of the coasters (if you like that sort of thing!)
– Plentiful tea and coffee
– Loads of storage space
– Great size bed
– Reasonable wifi connection (and it’s free!)
– Room service available with a reasonable choice of options
– Room was a little bland and aside from a lovely canvas there wasn’t really much decor
– PS3 was a little worse for wear
Overall, we had a wonderful stay at The Big Blue Hotel and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again! It’s a perfect location, great family room and I think really reasonably priced!
Are you heading to Blackpool soon?
Thanks for reading xxx
*We paid for our hotel stay ourselves
Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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