Coast editor Andy Cooper explores the latest hot hotel on the British coast – The The BLVD Hotel in Blackpool.
WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
Located in the heart of the Fylde Coast, The BLVD Hotel is Blackpool’s only five-star hotel and sits right on the famous promenade adjacent to Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Surrounded by an abundance of adventures, BLVD Hotel is the perfect hub for a north west break with notable attractions, such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the stunning Lake District, just a short drive away.
Guests can also experience epic panoramic views of the beach and marvel at the stunning sunsets which are a regular feature on the north west coast. For those looking to travel from further afield, there is a train station right on the hotel’s doorstep and being only ten minutes away from the M55, it is extremely well-connected. With both its vibrant nightlife and peaceful nature, Blackpool has the perfect blend for whatever break guests have in mind.
WHAT ARE THE ROOMS LIKE?
Boasting 120 stylish rooms, including eight junior suites, two park view suites, eight coastal suites and family rooms with a mixture of coastal vistas or fantastic views of Blackpool Pleasure Beach’s iconic rollercoasters, BLVD Hotel sets the standard for luxury accommodation in Blackpool.
In addition to the standard rooms, each of the accessible family rooms are larger, with more room for those who require extra space. Bathrooms are in an accessible wet room style and feature a shower chair and handrails as well as an assistance alarm. Every room features bespoke artwork complemented by materials sourced from renowned British companies, including handmade furniture by Tetrad, Designers Guild fabrics and wall coverings by Andrew Martin.
During their stay, residents of BLVD Hotel can continue their daily fitness routine and make full use of the fully equipped studio gym which is complimentary. With state-of-the-art equipment, the hotel gym has been specially designed by one of the country’s leading personal trainers and fitness consultants.
BEST SEA VIEW?
Being ideally situated on the Irish Sea coast, BLVD Hotel is blessed with panoramic views, meaning guests can enjoy one of the best sea views from the comfort of their very own bedroom window. Named after its stunning coastal views, every one of BLVD’s Coastal Suites are located on an adults’ only floor of the hotel.
The top floor luxury four-room Coastal Suites all feature a private balcony, a large bathroom with a separate bath equipped with its very own TV, shower, his & hers sinks and upgraded luxury designer toiletries.
Containing a separate living room with stunning coastal views – where guests can enjoy the stunning sunsets from the comfort of their own bed – you can enjoy a glass of fizz on the balcony whilst watching the waves crash against the shore.
HOW ABOUT THE FOOD?
The hotel’s 140-seat signature restaurant, The Beachside, focuses on serving delicious, locally sourced ingredients complemented by beautiful decor and impeccable service. As the season changes so does the menu, allowing chefs to create an array of exquisite dishes using only the finest produce and ingredients in the region.
Whether guests choose to dine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Beachside creates a culinary experience they will never forget.
What’s more, BLVD Hotel also boasts its very own luxurious private bar, the Ocean Club, where guests can relax and unwind in style amongst beautiful surrounding and enjoy some of the region’s finest wines, spirits and cocktails.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
An Executive Park View Room starts from £166 per night, bed and breakfast, whilst a Family Room for four starts from £210. For a more deluxe stay, a Coastal Suite (adults only) starts from £380 per night which includes dinner, and bed & breakfast. Guests can unlock ten per cent off selected rates when booking directly through BLVD.
With a fantastic selection of shows at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, BLVD Hotel are proud to offer excellent stay and show theatre packages featuring premium seats for the highly anticipated Hot Ice show in July 2023.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Visit boulevardhotel.co.uk or telephone 0871 097 1114.