This was our 3rd visit to the resort once without children, the other 2 (including this one) with kids.
Our room in the Academy Hotel easily slept 2 adults & three children (one a baby in a travel cot provided foc) with room to spare. It was clean & functional and adequate for a 3 night stay. Despite the heating sytem starting up at 6am each morning resembling the sound of an industrial generator starting up, live with that and you will be fine.
Leisure facilities are excellent, towels provided for swimming and a functinal gym all under the one roof. Soft play, Spa, games room, & Art & crafts room are also housed here.
Children & family entertainment was in abundence, with various childrens classes / activities on each hour of the day. Evening entertainment was fine for youngsters if a little rough around the edges, but free of charge it was worth paying a visit. Stewart Anderson's Ceilidh night is a giggle & gets the whole family involved, and the band are very helpful in explaining each dance beforehand.
The Buffet self service breakfast was plentiful if a bit manic, in the main restaurant across the car park from the Academy Hotel. It did get busy but the staff seemed to cope with it reasonably well even if they were a bit slow in clearing the tables.
Dinner in Giovanni's was reasonable and family friendly, with Aspects across in the Highland Hotel offering more formal and relaxed dining. The food in Aspects was very good and the staff very attentive, just watch out for for supplements if you stray from the DBB menu.
Overall it was a pleasant stay just watch the drinks prices, other than that no real gripes and an ideal family resort which I would certainly recommend for a short family break.
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