Having stayed at this hotel a few time before, I knew what to expect, however, I must say that the whole 'experience' was better than on previous visits.
I booked via the call centre as I'm an annual pass holder, and I got a fairly decent discount (about £50 off the web price). I had wanted a themed suite for the two nights as this was a surprise break from my girlfriend, but I wasn't prepared to part with £425 per night!
Check-in went very smoothly, was expecting it to be busier with it being the day before opening day for the park. Staff were all very friendly and were all smiling.
The rooms were as I remembered, a fair size, and in a decent condition. I had requested a lake view, which in my opinion, makes all the difference. Didn't get much sleep on the Friday night due to a wedding in the Conference Centre, which was annoying as I had to be up very early Saturday morning to pick a friend up from Uttoxeter station. Reception staff didn't seemed to bothered about the fact that I got very little sleep. Although the night porter was very quick when our electricity tripped off in the evening (Trip switches in locked cupboard in corridor).
Breakfast on the Saturday was superb.
Saturday night was very quiet in the hotel, and I managed to get a decent nights sleep. Like Saturday morning, the breakfast was superb. Check-out was also very easy, with no quees like I had encountered on previous visits. Would like to return for the halloween event this season to see if the staff are still smiling!!
Visited the waterpark on the Sunday afternoon, this was fun as always. The snow in the late afternoon made the outside area a surreal experience!
Overall, this was a decent trip, but I'm still a little bit dubious about paying £270 again for 2 nights B&B with waterpark entry.
- 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