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Welcome to Craig-y-Don

Address: 209-213 Central Promenade, Blackpool, FY1 5DL

Telephone: 01253 624249 01253 624249

Hotel Description

Welcome to the ever popular seafront Craig-Y-Don Hotel , situated on the most central position of Blackpool's Promenade with beautiful views over the Irish Sea. Our hotel in Blackpool provides bed and breakfast, evening meals and entertainment. Close to the Pleasure Beach,Tower, Winter Gardens and all of Blackpool's shops and nightlife. We are one of the best hotels in Blackpool with Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor and Booking.Com Open all year round, we provide hotel accommodation in Blackpool for coach parties, families, couples and seniors. Stay bed and breakfast and start the day with our legendary hot breakfast buffet. Or stay bed, breakfast and evening meal. Our resident chef has an excellent reputation for his evening meals, home made traditional dishes, roasts and desserts, served in our refurbished restaurant overlooking the patio garden. Enjoy our nightly cabaret and bingo in our sea view bar from where you can watch the most beautiful sunsets. We also have a games room with a PS4, X Box Kinnect , Pool table, Bar Football and children's entertainment several times a week in the school holidays. Personally supervised by owners Guy and Barbara, this hotel in Blackpool has undergone much modernisation. We are offering some of the best hotel accommodation in Blackpool. Book direct with the hotel for the best offers. Tel 01253 624249

Our Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Wifi Available
  • Vegetarian Food Available

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Hotel Reviews - Craig-y-Don

Great Location
Central blackpool with everything that appeals about blackpool on your doorstep, pleasant polite helpful staff, compact but adequate rooms, clean and maintained well, great breakfast, excellent evening entertainment, I will definitely stay there again

Mark Wilson - 25th Aug, 2018
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Craug Y Don
Hotel was spotless, had front room so was worried abt noise from road but it was minimal and never effected our sleep. All staff were plesant and breakfast buffet was gd. Would defo go back

Tracey glegg - 20th Aug, 2018
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Great Experienced
We had a wonderful time at theCraig-y-don.The room was clean and comfortable and the food was very very good the breakfast was brilliant as was the evening meal. I will definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends and family.The staff were very helpful,friendly and cheerful. The evening entertainment was very good.

Robert Matthews - 30th Jul, 2018
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Great Place To Stay
Had a fantastic time as wee come all the time will be back in NOVEMBER.

Janice Roddie - 29th Jul, 2018
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Excellent Stay
Very pleaseant stay...vdry clean..right beside d beach were we went swimming both lovely and staff very friendly too..laura and barstaff..will go back again and stay for d darts nxt july and hopefully illuminations in oct

ian delaney - 29th Jul, 2018
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Just back from a fantastic weekend. We got a very warm welcome on arrival. Staff are all very cheery and make you feel comfortable. Our rooms were spotless modern and had lovely white bed linen.

We were in the hotel on the Friday for the bingo and entertainment which was both well organised and the singer was amazing. There was a kids entertainer on in the games room for and children who didn’t want to sit with their parents.

The bed was really comfortable and the self service breakfast was great. Over all I had a brilliant stay and would definitely return.

Well done the Craig y don ๐Ÿ˜

Shirley Mair - 23rd Jul, 2018
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Great Hotel
Lovely hotel. We go every year.

Janice Rhodes - 21st Jul, 2018
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We loved every minute of our break away at the Craig-y-Don hotel. The kids especially loved the separate bedroom, they had their own space which was a welcome treat. Food was very tasty and value for money with a fully cooked buffet breakfast which we prefer so we can choose what we want. The hotel is very clean with lovely fluffy white towels and fresh bedding. The entertainment we enjoyed and the kids loved the magician, George. We cannot wait to come back and we will not be staying anywhere else. Thank you to the lovely staff.

Jean Crannage - 18th Jul, 2018
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First class hotel, friendly and accommodating!

frank swift - 11th May, 2018
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Overall Good Value For Money
Great location. Very clean. Great buffet breakfast. Pleasant staff. Wi fi a bit hit and miss. No parking though we managed to find free onroad parking in next road. Overall great value for money and would stay again.

John BradleySmith - 10th May, 2018
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Blackpool Visit
Enjoyed my stay at Craig y Don would definitely go again . The staff were very friendly the food good and the entertainment was brilliant the prices reasonable what more could you ask for. Thank you to you all .

Maureen Bennewitz - 10th May, 2018
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Hotel Stay
It was spotlessy clean staff very freindly food very good and hotel well orginized bar staff are also very good entertainment also very good i am going back for turkey and tinsel in november so much looking forward to going back i had a see view room and it was grt so when going back i have booked a sea view room again . I only had one fault my shower was very poor no pressure i would have been better to use the bath but any way it didnt stop me getting washed .

carol mcewen - 3rd May, 2018
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3 Night Stay
Had a nice time , I went to the Daniel O donnell concert wednesday night.The room was nice we had a Groundfloor just used the lift to the basement as i had,a foot operation.

Carol Clarke - 30th Apr, 2018
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Top Class
Had a really good time unlucky at bingo, entertainment top class staff top class food top class we will be back soon but would want a front room with a view of the sea, well done and thank you for a lovely time.

Pat Cavanagh - 27th Apr, 2018
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April 2018
Nice hotel. Very clean. Friendly staff and good food. Very good position but there is no private car parking.

lynn Barlow - 26th Apr, 2018
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Excellent Service
Stayed at the Craig y Don for 2 nights . From start to finish the break was fantastic. Check in was

fast and the room was beautifully maintained

The staff at the bar was all happy smiley faces

and the entertainment was great. Breakfast was served to a high standard in fact its 10/10 the staff was also pleasant. What a great weekend and the sun was

was shining as well

Lynne Dixon - 28th Mar, 2018
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Best Hotel In Blackpool
Love this hotel, wouldn't stay anywhere else. We've stayed here countless times over the years and always meets our expectations. The staff are all so welcoming and friendly and everything is spotless.

Michael McRobert - 27th Mar, 2018
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Would Stay Again
excellent hotel, a bit dubious about going with the hotel having only a 2 star rating but the rating is clearly meaningless,highly recommended

michael smith - 27th Mar, 2018
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Pleasant As Ever.....
We have been coming to the Craig y Don for 14 years. We love the place. Lovely staff and comfortable rooms topped off with a great breakfast. Hoping to visit again soon.

Leanne Wakeman - 18th Mar, 2018
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Weekend Break 2018
Ideally situated on the promenade with tram and bus stops right outside.Friendly staff,clean and spacious double room, generous buffet breakfast,would definitely recommend and revisit.

ANNE MORRIS - 11th Mar, 2018
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Brilliant Hotel
Very clean and friendly hotel beds comfy breakfast great definitely recommend value for money will be back cheers

Tom Callaghan - 26th Feb, 2018
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Mr And Mrs Searle
Fabulous hotel,great friendly saff,food was lovely, room was lovely,enterainment was outsanding , thank you to the owners and all the staff for making our weekend so nice , its the best hotel we have stopped in, we are looking to book again soon.

Andrew Searle - 26th Feb, 2018
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Blackpool Pigeon Weekend
First time stay for me and my dad - Great place, lovely food nice spotlessly clean and warm rooms.

Will definitely be booking for next year.

Simeon Turner - 23rd Jan, 2018
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I've been taking my grandma here for the past two years we've been 6/7 times now and we wouldn't stay anywhere else, lovely clean hotel, rooms are fab, amazing food, the friendliest of staff and great entertainment at afternoons and night :) would highly recommend! X

Amelia Martin - 26th Nov, 2017
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Best Hotel In Blackpool
I've been taking my grandma here for the past two years we've been 6/7 times now and we wouldn't stay anywhere else, lovely clean hotel, rooms are fab, amazing food, the friendliest of staff and great entertainment at afternoons and night :) would highly recommend! X

Amelia Martin - 26th Nov, 2017
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Turkey & Tinsel
Excellent. Nice room. Food lovely.

Janice Rhodes - 23rd Nov, 2017
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Friendly And Clean
Everything was as expected hope to return again next year

Lyndsey Hedley - 28th Oct, 2017
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All excellent clean lovely food lovely staff

Craig Cook - 21st Aug, 2017
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"May Bank holiday"

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I came on a 3 nights holiday with my family. It was very nice and a friendly atmosphere. We really enjoyed all our stay, the room was nice and clean . The breakfast was a traditional English style breakfast. The evening dinner was paid for, as we only had bed and breakfast package. The staffs were exceptional and friendly all the time and willing to support your needs. Will I come back again? Oh yes!! I will , its the kind of environmental were you would like to relax and wind down with your family and enjoy the nights with music , dance and kids activities in kids room. From the lounge we had a spectacular view of the beach and the black pool tower on our right. So many entertainments and functions at a walking distance from the hotel. What a bargain from a 2 stars hotel with a 5 star staffs. I will be looking forward to book for a 5 nights very soon.

- 30th May, 2017
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“Family Night”

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I booked seven rooms at the Craig-y-don hotel for an overnight bank holiday Sunday night. It was a family night so ages ranged from 77 to 18. From the time of booking the hotel could not have been more helpful with any special requests we made.

The rooms were clean and tidy all varying in different sizes with some beautiful views over the promenade and sea. The evening meal was of great quality and price and the fully cooked breakfast was very tasty indeed!

We enjoyed the bingo and the cabaret act was excellent, with all of our party enjoying the dancing.

All of the staff were very friendly, the hotel is in an excellent location and the next time we come to Blackpool we won't hesitate to stay here again.

Stayed May 2017, travelled with family

- 25th May, 2017
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Holiday ”

Reviewed 1 week ago ๎€Ÿvia mobile

Excellent hotel, very clean,food was good. Staff friendly highly recommend this place, we had a brill time great entertainment. Going back this year for a week. Good clean rooms always spotless and slept very well

- 25th May, 2017
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Best hotel”

Reviewed 1 week ago

Thor Craig-Y-don was the very best hotel the staff was fantastic,beautiful rooms, big tv on the wall, meals were wonderful thanks to the chef,we will be going there from now on, best hotel we have went too.

- 25th May, 2017
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Attractions - Craig-y-Don

Blackpool Football Club - Football Club

Blackpool Football Club - Football Club

Distance 0.51 miles (0.81 km)
Blackpool Football Club Formed in 1889. Blackpool's newly-rebuilt Bloomfield Road ground is a stadium ready for the future. In 2005 it played host to three Group A games in the UEFA European Women's Championship. The official Blackpool Football Supporters Club is BSA, the Blackpool Supporters Assocoation. Our committee is elected by its members. Blackpool FC fully support our Association, and through our fund raising efforts, we put funds directly back into the club by sponsoring matches and players.

Blackpool Tower - Landmark

Blackpool Tower - Landmark

Distance 0.54 miles (0.87 km)
Blackpool Tower opened on 14th May 1894, with the aquarium existing as a stand a lone attraction from the late 1870's. The tower is 518ft 9inches tall, with the walk of faith at 380ft from street level. The Tower alone contains 2,493 tons of steel and 93 tons of cast iron. The building at the base contains 985 tons of steel and 259 tons of cast iron.
The Tower has a viewing platform at 380ft above the promenade and is reached by a lift or if you are a maintanance worker by 536 steps!
Not for the feint hearted is the 'Walk of Faith' glass floor, a two inch clear panel that looks straight down to the Promenade below.
The 'Walk of Faith' glass floor panel was placed at the Tower top in 1998. The glass floor weighs half a tonne and is made up of two sheets of laminated glass. The 'Walk of Faith' can withstand the weight equivalent to five baby elephants.
To reach the top viewing platform at approximately 450ft you can walk up 2 flights of stairs.
The present Ballroom was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1899. The Ballroom floor measures 120ft by 102ft. It comprises 30,602 separate blocks of mahogany, oak and walnut. The first Wurlitzer organ was installed in the Ballroom in 1929. It was replaced in 1935 with one to Reginald Dixon's specification. The first organ went to the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens.
During the day visit the Ballroom to hear one of the famous organs being played. The Tower Ballroom is the traditional home of the mighty Wurlitzer Organ which rises up through the stage and complemented by the 3 Deck Wersi - the world's most advanced Blackpool Tower Ballroom - The Wurlitzer Organorgan, it includes over 600 sounds in the software, is touch screen sensitive and can create the sound of a complete orchestra.
The Tower Circus is positioned at the base of the tower, between its four legs. The circus first opened to the public on 14 May 1894 and has not missed a season since.

The present interior was designed by Frank Matcham and was completed in 1900.

The circus ring can be lowered into a pool of water and holds 42,000 gallons at a depth of up to 4 ft 6 inches, which allows for Grand Finales with Dancing Fountains. The Tower Circus is one of four left in the world that can do this.
During more than a century of entertainment, the world's greatest circus stars have paraded across its ring. The clown Charlie Cairoli appeared at the tower for 39 years. Britain's best-known ringmaster Norman Barrett worked the ring for 25 years.
Animals appeared in the circus until 1990.
It was planned to close the famous circus at the end of the 1990 season and replace it with an animatronic attraction. Public opinion and the fact the animatronics were not ready meant that the circus continued.
Today, the circus is produced and directed by Hungarian Laci Endresz. A live band (sometimes accompanied by Mooky the Clown) provides all the music for the show, often dynamically syncing with the performers' movements. The circus band play a variety of different songs, usually Latin for the acts. In the winter the circus stages a pantomime instead of the regular show.
The oldest part of the building is the aquarium which was part of Dr Cockers' Menagarie and Aquarium in the 1870s.[1] It was kept open to earn revenue while the tower building went up around it. The aquarium was modelled on the limestone caverns in Derbyshire. It houses 57 different species of fresh water and salt water fish and the largest tank holds 32,000 litres of salt water.[28]
The aquarium closed permanently at the end of the 2010 season and will be completely remodelled to make way for a new "Dungeons" attraction.[29] This is part of the investment by the Merlin Group, who took over the operation of the Tower at the end of the 2010 season on behalf of new owners Blackpool Council

The Winter Gardens - Exhibition

The Winter Gardens - Exhibition

Distance 0.67 miles (1.07 km)
Whatever kind or size of event you are planning, the Winter Gardens is certain to have a venue which will suit it perfectly. However, the success of your event is not assured by the quality of the venue alone - our experience in providing imaginative tailored solutions and expert advice will help you achieve the results you are striving for. From retail to trade and regional to national, the Winter Gardens is one of the north wests leading exhibition venues, hosting over 40 events and welcoming more than 400,000 visitors annually. A choice of versatile and flexible venues provide the ideal settings for exhibitions, product launches and trade shows of virtually any kind. The 2,600 square metre Olympia is the Winter Gardens very own purpose-built exhibition hall offering unrivalled space and accessibility.

Blackpool Centre - Town Centre

Blackpool Centre - Town Centre

Distance 0.89 miles (1.42 km)
With around seven miles of fun packed coastline, Blackpool is the entertainment capital of Europe, and home to the world famous Blackpool Tower with its ballroom, circus, adventure play centre, aquarium and ride to the top of the tower. The tower also contains the nerve-wracking Walk of Faith - a glass floor, 380 feet above the ground that allows an unrestricted view of the street below. The town centre also hosts a variety of well known shops. It was the Victorians who developed Blackpool into a mega-resort, and in the early twentieth century they flocked here in their thousands to enjoy the fantastic combination of sun, sand and sea.