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The Grand Metropole Hotel

  • Destination: Blackpool

The Grand Metropole Hotel the only hotel in Blackpool which is located between the sea and the promenade, offering uninterrupted views out across the Irish Sea. Close to both the North Pier and the famous Blackpool Tower, this hotel is perfectly located for all of Blackpool’s attractions and entertainment venues. The Victorian facade and interior has been beautifully kept and with modern facilities on offer too it makes a fantastic seaside hotel.

This hotel offers 209 en-suite bedrooms, all tastefully decorated with facilities including TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A limited number of accessible rooms are available on the ground floor of the hotel. They have full disabled facilities including wet rooms, lowered facilities and alarm to reception in both bedroom and bathroom. The rooms are close to main public areas and can accommodate carers. A lift provides access to all floors with the exception of the lower ground floor.

The Grand Metropole features the Promenade Restaurant that offers a delicious 3 course menu in comfortable surroundings. In addition there is the Coastal Café bar serving traditional bar snacks, including hot and cold lighter meals and beverages.

To keep you entertained there is a games room with snooker table and dart boards. They also offer fantastic live entertainment shows each evening at the hotel, all of which are performed by professional entertainers dressed in stunning costumes.

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Blackpool is Britain’s favourite holiday resort – bright and bustling – with non-stop fun. Famous for its “Golden Mile” of piers, amusement arcades, tram and donkey-rides, pubs, fish and chip shops and bingo halls. There is seven miles of wide sandy beach to enjoy.

Blackpool is famous for its Illuminations, from the beginning of September to November over half a million light bulbs decorate the promenade which is dominated by the 518 foot Tower – a sight not to be missed!

Blackpool is a lively, crowded, jostling resort, still busiest in summer during “wakes weeks” when the mills closed for everyone to take a summer holiday. It has a 6 mile promenade, Blackpool tower at 518 feet high dominates the skyline, three piers, four theatres and a fleet of trams.

Blackpool Illuminations

The Blackpool Illuminations/Festival of Light run for 66 days each year. They switch on in early September with a huge star studded ‘Switch On’ show and run to early November.

At 10 kilometres long and using over one million bulbs, the Blackpool Illuminations are an awesome spectacle. The Blackpool Illuminations consist of a wide variety of light displays: lasers, neon, light bulbs, fibre optics, searchlights and floodlighting. In 2006, there were more than 500 scenic designs and features. There are set pieces made out of wood studded with light bulbs; the characters and objects portrayed seem to “move” by way of winking lights. Three-dimensional illuminated scenes are also popular. There are over 500 road features attached to lamp posts linked together with festoon lighting. Strings of lights along the structure of buildings pick out landmarks in luminous detail – you can always make out the Blackpool Tower and the Pleasure Beach Blackpool rides in this way.