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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Heritage trams making a comeback in Blackpool

By |March 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

Having the tram run up and down the Prom is an excellent service for both locals and visitors. It makes things simple for us to get around and offers a great opportunity for guests to take in the sights and sounds of Blackpool from the comfort of a seat. It’s also a quick way to [...]

Lytham St Annes Spitfire Visitor Centre

By |March 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

Lytham St Annes Spitfire Visitor Centre really is something special. It’s a heritage centre that is also the home to the Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team. A living museum where volunteers recreate life on a Royal Air Force base during the Second World War and includes full sized Spitfires to make it all real. [...]

Things to do in Blackpool this Easter

By |March 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

With spring having finally arrived, we look towards Easter with renewed energy and optimism. It’s amazing what a few days of sunshine does to our state of mind! The North Ocean Hotel still has a couple of rooms available for the Easter holiday, so if you feel like spending time beside the seaside you still [...]

Blackpool Laser Tag

By |March 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

Ever wanted to try paintball but didn’t want the bruises? Or run around shooting people without the police being called and your headlining the nightly news? Blackpool Laser Tag might be just the thing. I have played laser tag and I loved it! Laser tag is like paintball in that you use pretend guns to [...]

Blackpool Tower wins heritage award

By |March 15th, 2016|Blackpool Attractions|

The news last week that our beloved Blackpool Tower had won a prestigious award was a nice thing to wake up to. It is probably the most famous sight in town, more so than the piers, the Pleasure Beach, the beach itself or our donkeys, so it’s only right that it is recognised as such. [...]

A great Easter despite the weather

By |March 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

We had something of a mixed bag of weather over the Easter weekend didn’t we? It wasn’t as bad in Blackpool as it was down on the south coast but we got a bit of the wind and rain nonetheless. Fortunately, it didn’t dampen the spirits of our guests as they seemed to have a [...]

The importance of millennials for a Blackpool hotel

By |March 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

Another conversation with another guest that prompts a blog post. Who would believe it? This time is was about target markets, millennials and what many hotels in Blackpool seem to be ignoring. The conversation was with a smart young couple from down south who were weekending at the North Ocean Hotel in Blackpool. They had [...]

Spring is here at last!

By |March 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

Did you notice the arrival of spring this weekend just gone? Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th of March saw the arrival of spring in a big way and it seemed much more tangible this year. We’re not sure why it was more noticeable this time round but it is definitely here! We went out [...]

UK hotel sector did well last year

By |March 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

We don’t spend too much time looking at the hotel industry here at the North Ocean Hotel. For one, we just don’t have the time as we are open all year round. Also, not all of the news is relevant to an independent like us. That said, it’s always useful to keep up with emerging [...]

Free Wi-Fi should be exactly that, free

By |March 15th, 2016|Hotel News|

We had a good conversation with a guest last week that got us thinking, as they often do. We like these chats as they give us a wider perspective of what’s going on in the travel business and a guest’s-eye view of hotels and what they offer. We try to engage with guests wherever possible [...]