Have you ever wondered what is it like to stay at a theme park hotel during the closed season and the New Year celebrations? I decided to take a stay at one of the on-site hotels at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.
In case you haven’t heard of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, it’s Located In the North West Of England In a seaside town named Blackpool.
The Pleasure Beach Theme Park is home to some of the most unique attractions you’ll ever see, such as the Grand National, a dual wooden rollercoaster, named after the famous horse racing event in Aintree which is located not far from the park. The attraction has signs on the different drops on the ride including Becher’s Point, Canal Turn & Valentines.
The park is also home to the tallest rollercoaster in the world, The Big One, which opened in 1994, standing 213ft, and the track of the ride goes past the hotel, and specifically, the room that I’m staying in!
The room I’ve booked is a Park View King Suite, which gave me a Birds Eye view of a closed park during the quieter season. The Big Blue Hotel is around a 5-minute walk from the main park entrance, but guests staying in the Big Blue Hotel or at their sister hotel BLVD, can use their secret entrance between the hotels.
Checking in to the Big Blue Hotel was a breeze, I was greeted by a member of staff and since we arrived early around lunchtime, our room was already ready. Since I stayed over during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, our rate included a breakfast which finished at noon the next day and we even got late checkout until 1 p.m., which was a nice surprise.
The hotel sells a lot of its merch in the cabinets near the sets of elevators, and some of the merchandise you can buy includes a hotel mug, pen, flask, or, if you want to go wild, the hotel also sells a variety of pleasure beach merch including Wallace & Gromit soft toys, and classic merch logos of mugs and note pads.
As I made my way to the 4th floor to our room, we wandered down the many corridors that led us to the room we stayed in. I opened the door and immediately walked into a hallway with 4 doors. The first door on the right was the bathroom, the first door on the left was our room, the bathroom had its own room on the second door to the right and we had our living room at the last door to the left.
I was blown away by how big the room was. I started my room tour looking at the bathroom, which had its own separate tub, sink, and a stand-alone shower cubicle with all the toiletries you could possibly think of! We had loads of towels on the towel heater, too, so you can have some warm towels when you come out of your shower or bath.
The bedroom, which features a big double bed, also had a robe and some slippers! The bedroom also featured a DVD player and some DVDs and CDs of the soundtracks played at the pleasure beach’s ice rink shows including Hot Ice and Eclipse. The big double bed is comfortable!
Through the double doors, I entered the living space of the room. It’s a massive space with a desk with stationary so you can do your work. It also features an L-shaped sofa, a lovely electric fireplace that kept the room nice and toasty, a big TV, and coffee & tea facilities. But, the best feature of the room is the view! The living room has a double-door window overlooking the south side of the park on a Juliette balcony. You can see nearly all the rollercoasters in the park including The Big One, The Big Dipper, Infusion, and Icon.
All in all, it was an amazing stay in a lovely hotel room. Highly recommend a stay at the Big Blue Hotel at Pleasure Beach Blackpool.