Our Blackpool

News from the Cavendish Hotel, deals, information and a bit of what's on in Blackpool.

Fancy a Stroll?

Thursday 2nd May 2019
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

It is always worth remembering that people come to Blackpool for so many different reasons. The national press would have you believe that everyone drinks rather too much and the place is Stag and Hen capital of the world and yes Blackpool is well set up for great nights out on the razz. However, there are just as many people that use Blackpool as a quiet place to relax and take in the sea air with a wander round. As a result we have teamed up with a company called GpsmyCity that create self guided walking tours. By clicking on the image in our footer of the home page or the link in the "Local Attractions" tab you will be taken…

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Season Sale

Friday 12th April 2019
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

Yep that's right if you book now through our website you are on to a winner! We are offering all our rooms at low season prices for the rest of the year. So even on peak weekends you can get a great deal. Based on 2 adults sharing a standard double with shared facilities we are even offering £15 pppn. Why not stay another night at that price? The sale price won't last for ever so miss it miss out. This offer is for website or telephone bookings only. If you have any questions use the "contact" tab and we'll get back to you asap.

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Up-Grades and Getting the Best for You

Sunday 24th March 2019
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

At the moment we have nine rooms at the Cavendish Hotel. (2 standard doubles, 1 standard twin, 1 standard single. Then 2 en suite doubles, 1 en suite twin, 1 en suite triple and one en suite quadruple room.) The triple and quadruple are considered as family rooms and they carry a good discount for family groups with children. If they are booked by adults they generally are around £20 pppn. Keep with me on this one because it is a bit complicated. So we would like to increase our capacity for couples and remain open for family bookings. Cake and eat it? Well not necessarily. Families tend to book well in advance whereas couples often "pop" to Blackpool based…

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Blackpool is Waking Up

Wednesday 13th February 2019
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

Goodness is it February already? We have had some beautiful weather here recently... well along with couple of slightly windy days ;) But you know Blackpool at this time of year! The tram extension from the North Station looks near to being sorted although the Wilkos is staying a bit longer by the looks of things. It should be another serious improvement to Blackpool's already excellent transport system. I would really recommend having a look at the Blackpool Transport app. There are some very good savings and it is so easy to use. We have been working hard to improve your stay at the Cavendish and now have brand new hypo-allergenic bedding in every room. However we were delighted to receive a Gold…

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Our Refurbishment Begins

Saturday 17th November 2018
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

Well we still have a few weeks before we close for the festive season. We will be closing on the 10th Dec and reopening on Friday 25th Jan 2019. This allows us to prepare for the new year and start a major refurbishment of the Cavendish. Already we have replaced all the mattress covers with cozy quilted ones. The new duvets are hypo-allergenic, light weight and super warm. Whilst our new pillows are also protected by a quilted cover, are hypo-allergenic too, and very comfy. Our thanks goes to Star Linen for their excellent products, service and advice. Incidentally we were delighted to able to donate much of the previous bedding to local homeless charities where we know it will…

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Illuminations and Information

Wednesday 31st October 2018
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

Well the Illuminations are coming to an end and in my honest opinion they have been superb this year. The Gynn Square roundabout dressed as the big top to mark the 250 year anniversary of the circus is definitely my favourite section. The new style features there are eye catching and a great addition. In front of Pleasant St. the lights styled as the 1912 lighting are also fascinating. It shows just what a heritage Blackpool has. People have loved coming to this wonderful resort since the time of Charles Dickens and long may it continue! So at the Cavendish Hotel we want your stay to be clean, comfy, and cosy and all season we have been working to achieve that. In…

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New Blog coming soon!

Monday 22nd October 2018

Coffee Time

Friday 31st August 2018
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

Here at the Cavendish Hotel we take our reviews very seriously. Back in the day if guests were happy we would only know if they told us or made a repeat booking. Similarly if we could improve something we would have to figure it out for ourselves. But in this digital age everything can be discussed and read by others before they choose to book. Hence the reviews are paramount in this process. We are delighted that guests take the time to write thoughtful reviews and let us know about their stay. It also gives a clear picture of what a stay with us is like for others. So imagine my surprise when a guest marked us a 7 on our coffee.…

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World Class: Fireworks & Illuminations!

Monday 13th August 2018
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

Well it's already rushing towards September and we all know what that means to Blackpool: The World Championship Fireworks and the world famous Blackpool Illuminations! The World Fireworks Championship is held over the four Fridays in the month (7th - 28th Sept) at 8.30 (although the build up starts at 7.30.) The best of the best nations in the world of fireworks each stage a display launched from the North Pier just a short walk from us. It's a really popular event and it's free! The Blackpool Illuminations are reckoned to be the world's largest free light show with over six miles of sparkle, glitter and colour on the Promenade between Bispham and Starr Gate. We like to walk them but…

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Heritage

Friday 3rd August 2018
Mike - Cavendish Hotel

As you may have surmised Matthew and I took over the Cavendish Hotel in March. It is a wonderful adventure running a hotel and something we had talked about doing for quite a while. But what makes a good hotel? We can't change the building, or the location. To my mind however we are in a great place with the tram stop just a minute away and the lovely North Shore our home. There is something else. We took on the Cavendish from Roy and Christine. They had made this place over thirty years of work. They made its reputation and transformed this Victorian House into something unique. The picture is the oldest one I could find online... we are somewhat…

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