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    TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Status!

    TripAdvisor is predominantly a travel and restaurant website that displays hotel and restaurant information, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content. Arguably, the best feature of the website is the input from the public, sharing their experiences with each individual establishment, whether it be negative or positive. Checking TripAdvisor before booking a holiday or even just before making dinner reservations is considered mandatory when trying somewhere new! With that being said, we’re extremely proud to announce that after being awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and now 2019 – we’ve now received a certificate congratulating our Hall of Fame status for 5 consecutive years…

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    Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019

    Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019 Last night, managerial representatives from each department of the Elgin hotel hit the red carpet to attend the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019. After recently reaching 3-star status awarded by Visit Lancashire, we decided that we would enter into the Large Hotel of the Year category. Now in our 50th year, the Elgin has gone from strength to strength, and we believe that this would be the ideal opportunity to celebrate all we have achieved. Unbeknown to Nigel himself, several members of ‘Team Elgo’ nominated our Managing Director, Nigel Seddon, for the Tourism Superstar category. The Seddon family have been involved with the tourism industry for over…

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    Turkey & Tinsel Midweek Breaks Have Arrived at the Elgin!

    Our team has been busy transforming the Elgin hotel into a winter wonderland ready for all of our Turkey & Tinsel guests! However, the decorations are just the beginning! The week begins with your arrival on Monday. With a little time to settle into your home for the week, you are then invited to join us in the restaurant for a glass of complementary bubbly before you sit down for your evening meal. This is followed by a night of top class festive cabaret before you retire back to your room to relax. Once breakfast is finished, you will depart from the hotel via coach for some Christmas shopping at…

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    Our 2020 Brochure is Here!

    Our 2020 brochures are HERE! We’re rolling them out over the next few weeks so if you’re on our mailing list – you’ll be receiving one very soon! 🎉 We’re now accepting bookings for 2020 too – so if you’re eager to get something booked, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We hope you thoroughly enjoy the 2020 offerings and we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who worked on planning out the year ahead. If you’re not on our mailing list and you’d like a 2020 brochure, you can either call us on 01253 353535 to request one or message our Facebook page with your details…

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    Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019 Finalists!

    We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been shortlisted as one of the finalists for the Large Hotel Award at the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2019! Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us over the years. We’re always striving to improve our offerings, year after year, to provide a truly exceptional Blackpool break. It means so much to us that this is recognised. Well done Team Elgo!

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    Illuminations Switch On Competition Winner

    A few weeks back, we ran a competition on the reverse of one of our mailings for one of our previous guests to win a stay at the Elgin and Switch On our world-famous Blackpool Illuminations. We’re incredibly pleased to announce that we have a winner! Kathy pulled the lever at sunset to turn on the whole six mile stretch of Illuminations! 💡 A huge thank you to Blackpool Council for their assistance throughout. We hope you enjoy your complimentary stay at the Elgin! 🍾  

Coronavirus Update – and your Holiday

Dear Guests

Firstly may I thank you for all the wonderful messages of support and well wishes that we have received over the past weeks – it has certainly helped keep our spirits up in these very difficult circumstances.

Since we decided to close the hotel, on March 20th, our office staff have been working tirelessly to contact everyone who has a booking with us to offer them the opportunity to move their holiday to a future date or a credit for a holiday in 2021. This is obviously taking a lot of time and we are our working our way through bookings in date order. Please don’t ring us, we’ll ring you. As I write this message, we believe that we will have contacted everyone who is booked in with us up to the end of May. We will write to all other customers with later bookings.

Please be kind tour staff – they are doing an amazing job and are not the ones that make the rules!

Refunds
Understandably, although the vast majority of guests are very supportive, a few guests are getting very annoyed and frustrated by the fact that we are not giving refunds. The reason for this is that we, and just about everyone else in the Tourism industry and government, consider this Corona pandemic to be a ‘Force Majeure’ - this as described by ABTA is “any event beyond our or a supplier’s control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all reasonable measures had been taken”, and goes on “adding significant risks to human health such as the outbreak of serious disease”.

From a hotel point of view this means that the usual ‘business interruption’ insurance that we have does not cover us. The only way we can deliver the holiday that you booked and we offered in good faith, is to postpone it to another date. None of us could have predicted this devastating illness would bring the country, and indeed the world, to a standstill. This is an unprecedented time for all of us, and one that we have never faced before in society or in the travel industry.

We as a family have been at the Elgin for 51 years and have a good reputation of looking after our customers and staff. We're looking forward to welcoming you all back to the hotel, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Many thanks for your patience

With Warm Regards and Best Wishes

Nigel and Team Elgo