It was our first time stay at the hotel and it was ok, the family enjoyed it very much. I was a little worried after reading some of the negative reviews but overall it was fine. We stayed two nights and survived!!
Where to begin... Arrival was fine and the VIP parking is directly next to the hotel so no issue there. Checking in was fine too but nobody helped us really with our many suit cases... This trip to Alton towers was just a pits stop part of a bigger holiday so we did have many things with us. In Disney land Paris many staff was ready to help with bags etc.. so that was a very noticeable difference.
We rented the Splish splash room because the kids wanted to sleep in the yellow submarine! You can tell that the room was a little dated and decor quite old but the important thing is that the kids loved it. I personally thought that the bathroom was really good and actually quite big with a fancy spa bath and spa power shower.
Restaurant was ok for breakfast and dinner but it is quite expensive so be prepared! The hotel is quite expensive for what it is but I suppose this is the price you need to pay if you want to have early entrance to the park etc...
One thing that I really didn't like is that our splish splash room was on the 4th floor but we could hear the evening entertainment as if it was next door. This evening show went on until I think 10.30 or 11pm. This is terrible when you have young kids (mummy and daddy too) who are all very tired after a long day out and desperate for sleep to get ready for the next day.... I don't really know which is the better room to avoid this loud noise.
Overall, the stay was great and I suppose I could see the kids twisting our arms to come again. It is very expensive to stay here and eat here so be aware.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This unique hotel is themed around the incredible explorer Sir Algenon, who has made the Alton Towers Hotel his home. There are plenty of fun and quirky features to discover, including his amazing flying ship which has crash landed right in the middle of the Hotel. Wake up in our explorer-themed bedrooms, ready for your next adventure! Our Secret Garden restaurant offers a delicious brasserie style menu, and the evening entertainment is perfect for all ages.Whichever hotel you are staying in at the Alton Towers Resort, you can choose to eat in any of the restaurants and drink at any of the bars. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alton Hotel Tower