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“AMAZING!!” 5 of 5 stars
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THORPE SHARK Hotel
Staines Road, Chertsey KT16 8PN, England (Formerly The Crash Pad at THORPE PARK)   |  
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Me and my friend Danielle stayed here from Sunday 2nd June and came home Tuesday 4th June and had a fabulous stay, the Crash pad is lovely and literally is just a place to 'crash' it's not massive just a small space - our room had a double bed, bunk beds and a wet room with a shower inside it was perfect for our little holiday away (the room also has a safe).

When we arrived checking in was quick and easy, the lady with longish brown hair was lovely gave us all the correct information whilst showing us to our room and we settled in straight away.

By the time we arrived to Thorpe Park it was around 6.30pm so the park was closed and it was lovely and peaceful, we left our things in the room and went for tea in the restaurant which was lovely I had the chicken nachos yum :P - Breakfast was also lovely, basic toast/cereal but I couldn't eat much more or I'd of been sick on the rides haha!

The rides were absolutely brilliant and the weather was fabulous, we are now absolutely made up we have been the stay was lovely, the beds were comfy and the shower was hot and powerful... We will DEFINITELY BE BACK soon!!!

Thanks for a great stay and hopefully we will see you soon! :)

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThorpeParkUKOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at THORPE SHARK Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Lisa and John

Thanks for your positive review of the Crash Pad, we are so chuffed to hear you enjoyed the experience and hope that we see you again soon at THORPE PARK

Thanks
Suzy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed at the crash pad on the 3rd of June. We didn't get there till half seven at night but the direction of where to go where simple and easy and with the park being closed made it nice and peaceful. From the minute we got there the staff went out of there way to be helpful. The room is not massive but we knew this infact it felt bigger than we expected. The beds where the most comfy beds I have ever slept in, I wanted to strap the mattress to my car roof. In the evening the dime area had things set up for you do such as table tennis giant jenga and giant connect 4. There was also a quiz and rock an roll bingo. We might have been a normal hotels worst nightmare as we had a few champagnes for a friends birthday and pinched the teddy ( in a joking manner ) from reception to which in the morning the staff laughed with us when we returned her, ( we just felt the ginger lady needed a girls night out ) then the day it's self was fantastic. All in all I think if your looking for a clean comfy bed to crash this is the place to go :-)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThorpeParkUKOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at THORPE SHARK Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Jowith2

Thanks for your positive review, its great to hear the experiences our guests have when they stay wih us for the night. Champagne is certainly a great way to celebrate a birthday and finish a day out at THORPE PARK
We look forward to seeing you soon

Thanks
Suzy
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed overnight here for the convenience & extra day in the park, and it was brilliant! Our family had great fun in this tiny, cosy little box which was perfect for sleeping & getting ready in.

Admittedly it was very, very small, however there was reasonably good storage space. The bathroom door gave very little privacy and the bathroom did flood because of a drainage problem, but the reception staff were very apologetic & it happened before checking out, so it wasn't a big issue.

The beds were very comfy, the room was perfectly warm or perfectly cool, the TV was very good, we had a nice view over the lake, it felt very safe and the reception staff were polite, friendly, chatty & showed us to our room which was nice.

The continental breakfast buffet was very basic and there wasn't loads of choice. Some croissants, yoghurts, cereal, fruit salad & toast which wasn't bad but the £4.75 upgrade to full English was very good! It tasted great and really filled us up!

The free parking was handy, we had a large relatively spacious car park and were allowed in and out as we pleased once we had our wristbands which readmitted us. We ate our evening meal out and had a great day at the park, which is just so much fun.

Overall, the Crash Pad was a fantastic place to stay. So ideal for what we needed and a good tickets/accomodation/parking package!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThorpeParkUKOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at THORPE SHARK Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Kissimmee

Thanks for your positive review, our staff work hard to deliver memorable experiences, so its lovely to hear when we get it right for a guest.
We hope to see you again soon at THORPE PARK

Thanks
Suzy
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I brought our two daughters to the Crash Pad so we didn't have to worry about driving to and from Thorpe Park. We had been travelling around Europe and the U.K for a few weeks and it was such a fun experience and really offered a great alternative for accommodation. We loved the convenience of staying onsite and thrills of theme park. It was a wonderful experience supported by excellent staff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThorpeParkUKOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at THORPE SHARK Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Gates2

Thanks for your positive review of the Crash Pad at THORPE PARK, its lovely to hear that the Crash Pad hit the right spot for what you wanted from our hotel.
We hope to see you again soon

Thanks
Suzy
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

The Crash pad provided an excellent setting for a small reunion of friends; we had not seen each other in a while and wanted something more than a theme park but something less than a holiday or hotel. The crash pad was perfect.

We spent 2 adrenaline-fueled days in the amazing Thorpe park, met some amazing members of staff operating some of the best rides in Europe, which was brilliant, then we got to stay right on the park site, with parking and breakfast included, all for a very, very cheap price!

The room’s themselves were really funky and cool, they may not be enough space to swing a cat in but there was certainly enough space to have a great time! The decor was modern and fresh and the storage container facade was whacky and fresh. The only problem we had was a slightly leaky shower.

But the best part of our trip was the incredible Crash pad staff, who went above and beyond their roles of duty and totally understood the concept of the crash pad. Their friendliness, fun and constant jokes kept us entertain every time we walked (or rolled, riding a trunkie) past the reception desk. So for making our trip extra, extra special we thank you Phillipa and Venessa!!

Other members of staff in Thorpe park itself we'd like to mention are: Denise (for cleaning up sick on Samurai and still loving her job), Jon from storm surge (for filling every boat), Sam from colossus and Rumba rapids (for having nice legs) and Everyone we made friends with at Thorpe Park!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThorpeParkUKOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at THORPE SHARK Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear Ryanoshea

Thanks for your positive review, its great to hear that the rides and staff here at THORPE PARK delivered a amazing experience for you and your group. We hope to see you soon.

Thanks
Suzy
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Crash Pad is exactly what it is a place to crash. I stayed here at the end of April with a few friends and we loved it.

We arrived at Thorpe park at opening time (10am) and went straight to reception as we were told to at the gates the staff in reception gave us locker tokens and said where we could put our luggage and that we didn't need to come back until anytime after 2pm which was great as we could stay in the park till close.

We checked in at close time of the park and it was very quick and simple the staff were lovely and let you know everything that is happening with entertainment and dinner and they even walked us to our room which was a lovely touch.

The room was amazing it was everything we needed shower, toilet,a bed and even complimentary water and toiletries.
There are 3 beds in the room one double bed and a set of bunk beds. The bathroom was a wet room so there was more room than expected. There is also a TV in the room for those who want to just chill out. Between us we also forgot a hairdryer but the girls at reception were more than happy to lend one out to us.

We had dinner in Bar 360 and I had the ribs which we were recommended in our check in and they were amazing. There was a bit of entertainment on which was Rock n Roll bingo & a few quizzes but the arcades are also left open for you, but after a full day in the park we all just went and Crashed.

The next morning we felt rather refreshed and ready for the next day in the park.The shower was lovely could have stayed in there was powerful also lovely and hot, the plumbing is a little loud but that's what we expected from shipping containers. We checked out and had breakfast which is a continental buffet which Is nice and light before a day of rollercoasters but you can upgrade if you want to for a little fee.

Overall the crash pad is brilliant its not often you get to stay in a funky hotel with Thorpe park in your back garden. Definitely going to stay again

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ThorpeParkUKOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at THORPE SHARK Hotel, responded to this review, July 29, 2013
Dear xxalex1989xx

Thanks for your positive review, the Ribs from Bar 360 are my favourite too! I am chuffed to hear you had a great time here at THORPE PARK and hope to see you again soon.

Thanks
Suzy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Where to start, loved the fact that we stayed in touching distance of the rides and the fact that we where on the park when it was closed for the night but thats all the good points i have, its the biggest con going for Merlin pass holders you would thinks that you would get a good deal but this is not the case , it cost us for 2 nights for 2 people £220 and this was with discount from the pass, if you don't have a Merlin pass you get 2 park tickets included in the price, so we felt very ripped off ....I had no issues with the room as i knew what they where like, they where small which was fine and they where very modern inside, the issue was that the plumbing from the toilets and showers were all connected so if one person has a shower everybody in that block of rooms were woken up because the sound that the toilet and showers made was ridiculous. Also we had a nice wake up call from the fire alarms at 8am in the morning i'm guessing there is still a few teething problems that need looking at....The amount we paid for the Crash pad i was hoping for a cooked breakfast in the morning, is this too much to ask for ? this was not to be if you wanted a cooked breakfast it would cost £4.95 again this felt like we were getting ripped off at every corner....come on Thorpe park you can do better than this .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ThorpeParkUKOfficial, Guest Relations Manager at THORPE SHARK Hotel, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review on the Crash Pad at THORPE PARK. As you are aware, the Crash Pad is new to the 2013 season at THORPE PARK. Without your review we wouldn't be able to make the necessary changes to improve the Crash Pad for future Guests staying with us, so thank you.

It is our aim to give guests a memorable experience when visiting us and I am dissapointed to hear that this was not the case when you stayed with us in May.

Kind Regards,

Jake
Guest Relations
THORPE PARK
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Address: Staines Road, Chertsey KT16 8PN, England (Formerly The Crash Pad at THORPE PARK)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Chertsey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty lodging in Chertsey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THORPE PARK Resort has a new addition to the thrilling line up this year as the Park opens the brand new THORPE SHARK Hotel, adding even more bite to a fun packed visit to the UK’s most thrilling theme park. The new look hotel situated on the ‘THORPE PARK Resort Island’ features 90 shark-tastic rooms in a stunning waterfront location, only a fin away from iconic world class rollercoasters. ... more   less 
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THORPE SHARK Hotel Chertsey, Surrey

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