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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lytham Hall

By |January 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

When we were thinking about MiniLinks Lytham St Annes for last week’s post, we remembered Lytham Hall. The large Georgian country house set in a lovely park and that is open to the public. So that’s what we’ll cover this week. It isn’t far from the North Ocean Hotel and is easily driveable and well [...]

MiniLinks Lytham St Annes

By |January 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

MiniLinks is an 18 hole par 3 golf course suitable for beginners, children, parents and anyone who wants to try the game without the overbearing stuffiness of a traditional golf club. Located in Lytham St Annes, it isn’t far away from the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool either. The idea behind MiniLinks is to provide [...]

Ramp City skate park

By |January 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

Ramp City skate park is an indoor skate park close to Blackpool town centre and not far from the M55. It’s a top class venue for skaters of all ages to hang out, practice and learn new skills. All under the supervision of responsible adults. Ramp City skate park answers the questions many teenagers have, [...]

2016 is a year for music lovers in Blackpool

By |January 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

Building on our post published Tuesday about general happenings in Blackpool during 2016, we thought we would highlight a selection of gigs and performances that are also happening this year. As music lovers, the team here at The North Ocean Hotel try to get to see as many gigs as we can. If you’re a [...]

The importance of service and the customer experience

By |January 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

After the excitement of last week in what was a whirlwind week for the North Ocean Hotel, things have calmed down a bit now and have returned to some semblance of normal. Doing so well in those Trip Advisor rewards had us reflecting on the power of good service and wondering how a small independent [...]

North Ocean Hotel and the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards

By |January 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

Today marks the announcement of the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice® awards. These awards are given to hotels across the globe to celebrate quality, service and excellence. The North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool is being honoured in these awards. Awards are given to the best hotels and B&Bs across six categories. They are Top Hotels, Bargain, [...]

Blackpool in print in this week’s Guardian

By |January 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

The Guardian newspaper has done a piece of Blackpool as part of its World Cities series. It makes for some good reading and has some good observations. It also has some odd ones. That doesn’t take away from the quality of the coverage or the mainly positive way Blackpool has been portrayed. Sometimes it is [...]

Three changing travel trends 2016

By |January 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

We like peeking into the future to see what the year ahead holds for travel, hotels and holidays. Some predictions seem daft, others unrealistic, but sometimes, just sometimes, we see something that we think might catch on. Whether we introduce them into the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool or not is another matter! While our [...]

What’s happening in Blackpool during 2016?

By |January 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

With the new year upon us, our attention naturally turns to the months ahead and what events we have in store for 2016. We have spoken to various venues and organisers to find out just what’s happening in Blackpool this year and while many venues are still finalising their events, some have already working on [...]