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Monthly Archives: May 2014

How an Independent Hotel Can Compete With the Big Boys: Service

By |May 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

Work continues apace to get the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool ready for its first season under our ownership. We’re working all day every day to have everything ready in time. It doesn’t stop us thinking and planning while we work though! Today we’re continuing our mini-series on competing with the big chain hotels with [...]

How an Independent Hotel Can Compete With the Big Boys: Personality

By |May 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

Last time, we were discussing how an independent operator like the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool and others like us can compete in an industry dominated by chain hotels and big corporations. We spoke about originality and how being a little different can make a real statement if done properly. Today we’re going to discuss [...]

How an Independent Hotel Can Compete With the Big Boys

By |May 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

While still working almost non-stop on the renovations at the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool, we have plenty of time to plan and strategise. Today we were discussing how an independent hotel can compete with the big chains. Much like how independent shops compete with the supermarkets. As you can imagine, this turned into a [...]

Blackpool rock tour

By |May 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

No, not that kind of rock, Blackpool rock! The confectionery has been a part of our history for years and the Blackpool rock tour is one of the highlights of that history. If you have ever visited the seaside at Blackpool or anywhere else in the UK, you will have tried rock. Alongside chips and [...]

Blackpool Donkeys

By |May 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The Blackpool donkeys are a low-key but surprisingly popular attraction. It doesn’t matter how high tech or exciting other attractions are, the ability to take time out and enjoy something as earthy and as relaxing as a donkey ride remains. Long may it continue! There have been donkeys on Blackpool beach since 1890, a time [...]

Blackpool Grand Theatre

By |May 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

The Blackpool Grand Theatre, also known as the National Theatre of Variety has to be one of the most interesting buildings in our town. It is Grade II listed, has a lovely decorative façade and is one of the highlights of Blackpool as far as we’re concerned. The Blackpool Grand Theatre was built in 1894 [...]

Blackpool Mini Golf

By |May 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

Mini golf is one of those seaside staples that really shouldn’t be so popular but always is. People who would never otherwise dream of picking up a golf club and hitting a small ball into a tiny dark hole can spend hours trying to do just that when they are in Blackpool. Mini golf is [...]

Blackpool Bingo

By |May 15th, 2014|Blackpool Attractions|

There was a time when bingo wasn’t played by anyone under retirement age. That’s all changed now. Go into any Blackpool bingo venue and see people of all ages sitting down waiting for that next number to be called. Bingo has had something of a renaissance over the past few years and it shows no [...]

North Ocean Hotel number one on Trip Advisor!

By |May 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

We don’t do this job for the plaudits or the rewards, we do it because we love meeting people. However, it’s always nice to be appreciated and have our hard work and effort recognised. That reward has now culminated in the North Ocean Hotel being number one on Trip Advisor! After only a few months [...]

Stay at the North Ocean Hotel this May bank holiday

By |May 15th, 2014|Hotel News|

This weekend is May bank holiday, the final bank holiday until August, which is months away. Don’t spend it doing DIY, going to the tip or gardening, spend a weekend by the seaside instead! Make your booking early though, as by the Friday of early May bank holiday we were having to turn people away! [...]