Stayed for two nights with friends and teenagers whilst visiting Alton Towers, drive to Alton Towers is a pleasant countryside drive taking abut half an hour from hotel. We booked two rooms and were located together which was great, hotel staff very helpful and welcoming. Arrived on first day in time to enjoy the spa facilities with our girls and then walked out to retail park for shopping and meal. Second day enjoyed breakfast and then drove girls to Alton Towers, we returned to hotel for day of pampering and use of facilities, very relaxing and massage therapist was excellent. We stayed in the summer and whilst here booked return tickets to Alton Towers at half price, if you book tickets for Alton Towers when we were there they were offering tickets to return the next day for £5. I would also recommend that you ring the hotel to see what offers they have on as when we originally booked in the summer we paid full price for one night, on return we got two nights for the same price. They have offers on in school holidays where kids under 10 eat free and also you can upgrade for an evening meal for a discounted price. There is a water park next to hotel called Waterworld which looked great, cinema, 10 pin bowling, dry ski slope, retail park (Boots, Next, Warehouse, Top Shop, Miss Selfridge etc) with places to eat Pizza Hut, McDonald's and Frankie & Benny's all within walking distance.