Guests at the Norbreck Hotel

Dear Bowlers and Guests,

The Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool

Those who were at the Illuminations Classic Festival in September, and those who enquired about Booking Forms for the Spring Festival will be aware that forms weren’t out as early as normal for the 2017 Spring Festival.

This is because of changes in the Hotel with regards to Room types, supplements, Single room occupancy and pricing. The result of all these changes has been weeks of negotiation, disagreement, and, frustration, but we have finally got to the point of making forms available, and below are the changes that have been implemented –

*             There are now no Premier rooms in the Hotel – only Standard, and Seaview. Therefore, the only upgrade option now is a Sea View room.

*             All the ex- Premier rooms in the 700 and 800’s have had new Bathrooms fitted, and are now classed as Standard rooms.

*             The modest price increase is the first in 5 years and as such we view as fair

*             Esselle will no longer administer the room allocation, which means we are reliant on the hotel booking the specific room numbers you have requested. We will pass on individual room requests to the hotel as per your booking forms.

*             We will receive 20 less rooms for Single use without supplement. This means in reality, if you want a Double Bed instead of an actual Single Bed, then you will need to pay the supplement. Also, that many of the Single parties may need to consider sharing twin rooms, as once the true “single bedded” rooms have gone, paying or sharing are the only options.

*             The likelihood of the hotel releasing additional single rooms to us is much reduced.

There are also many administrative and internal workings that have also changed to our detriment, so we will be particularly keen to ensure that things do not deteriorate further for everyone’s benefit.

We are still confident that you will still see the holiday as great value and that we will all meet up in March 2017!

Kind Regards,

Steve Rigby

Agents For



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