AN 80-bed Fylde hotel was forced into a second closure in a week following a norovirus outbreak.
The Lindum Hotel, South Promenade, St Annes, shut its doors on Friday once more in a bid to rid the vomiting bug from the building.
A team of professional cleaners had to be hired to sanitise and disinfect the hotel again, just five days after it had re-opened to the public.
Hotel director Paul Rollings stressed the closure was a voluntary measure, taken with the best interests of staff and guests in mind.
He added: “Unfortunately we had a few more cases.
“Only two or three people were affected over the week after re-opening the first time around, but we took the decision the hotel had to close and be cleaned again.
“We told all the guests who were due to come what had happened and they were very understanding – many have kept their bookings and will return in the future. Most have reorganised their trips.”
Mr Rollings has previously said the virus had been brought into the hotel through guests and was nothing to do with hygiene standards.