I arrived home today after a Mon - Fri visit, 22-26 April. There was 6 adults and 2 children (ages 2 and 4) and we booked a new style woodland lodge. We didn't pay the extra for being in the centre but was extremely close, it took about 2 minutes on a bike from our lodge, 801, to the village.
The main things that affected me this holiday was the cleanliness and maintenance of the lodge. On first inspection and glance it looked clean but then at 4pm a cleaner said could she clean our patio as the other cleaner ran out of time - we didnt mind this too much. But then we started noticing things, the patio doors was covered in handprints and smudges, the main bathroom toilet was dirty, there were 2 bikes the previous occupants left, a box of Cheerios in the cupboard, the plates dirty, a cork under one of the beds, a gas hob broken and light in fridge not working. It was just one thing after another! On Tuesday we reported some of it as we sorted most ourselves but on Wednesday cleaners did come and rehoover and hob and fridge was fixed but I shouldn't have had to report this.
Last year we had an exec lodge and had no problems, taking aside the cleanliness and maintenance issues I would definitely recommend upgrading as comparing the woodland lodge to the executive I would say that in the executive the bathrooms are nicer (e.g jacuzzi baths, rainforest showers) and bigger, bedrooms are much bigger (in woodland you can hardly
Move around in twin room), maid everyday so more dishwasher tablets and toilet roll (otherwise you have to pay), twin beds were hard, bbq (exec had a gas bbq which was brilliant all the rest just have a stand so you can put dispensable on them, which is pointless) and then your extra luxuries such as balcony, bigger front room, tvs in all rooms, clean fresh towels everyday and also you get the sauna and games room. But personally I would just upgrade because of the space, the maid, ensuite bathrooms!
Subtropical paradise was as amazing as ever. New ride cyclone is brilliant but a fair amount of staircases up. Thy also have a new lagoon pool. Only down point the children section with all the baby slides etc was closed and not due to reopen until July which was a pain as we had a 2 year old who couldn't go on any slides.
Definitely recommend a bike, even if it is £25 for a week, unless you have your own, it was fun and helped get around.
Activities - geocache (team of 4 £16) lasts about 2-3 hours, lots of walking fun
Bowling, mini golf, zip wire or tree trekking bundle. For children the treasure trial was good too.
Overall CP is brilliant just let down by accomodation this year.
Top tip: there is an asda and tesco 20 mins away in bury st Edmonds, get your food from there and take to lodge as will save you lots of money!
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