As we have said, we are not recommending people stay there and tbh, the are almost full up for that weekend anyway. Norbreck castle is one of the busiest hotels in Blackpool and despite the awful reviews it still seems to be full most weekends. To be fair to them, a lot of the reviews are about it being closed by health and safety, but this was due to an outbreak of a virus and nothing to do with their food or hygeine (as confirmed in the H&SE report).Ralph Milne's Left Foot wrote:No need to assume, The venue is used regularly for computer fairs and various other events and it is always held in high esteem. Even when they are putting entertainment on it appears that the Norbreck is great. Its just its shat at housekeeping it would appearpforson wrote:Are we sure the exhibition hall is any good?
Reading that review of the rooms is shocking. If the service is that bad why are we assuming that the service for the conferance halls is any better?
The exhibition hall, facilities and conference staff are excellent and should not be compared with the hotel. The Norcalympia Exhibition Centre is certainly the best in Blackpool and one of the best in the North West. It also provides 800 free car parking spaces (about 8 times more than any of the other venues we looked at).
The website will be live early next week and we will put some details about hotels on there. But just to reiterate - we are looking into other hotels and would advise people give it a week before they start worrying about where to stay.
In the meantime, if people are interested in a group hotel booking then please leave your names in this thread along with which days you are wanting to stay and whether you would be willing to share a twin room.