Having been before we kind of knew what to expect. We've never been disppointed by our Butlin's stays in the past and in fact consider this just a glitch (hopefully).
Butlins accommodation can be a bit 'dated' - it may have a lick of paint but you may still have dings in the wall, scuff marks etc. so don't be too disappointed. The 'posh' (gold/deluxe) are a huge jump from the others!
We've only ever used standard and silver (there is not much difference between the two, but as a large family we have to go silver as don't fit in one unit) as it isn't like you're there to sit in your bungalow/apartment/room.
As ever the Redcoats, entertainment, activities etc are fab.
Unfortunately on this visit we arrived to filthy accommodation (that was reported, but became a bit of a convaluted nightmare - don't worry, letter drafted and due to be posted!) and spent 3 days in a row in and out of guest services. On arrival :
1)There was food under our TV
2) Toys and food wrappers under 'the sofa
3) Dirty crockery and glasses (not enough for 7 people either - nor even chairs!!)
4) Drinks lids, sweets and sweet wrappers under the beds
5) Cobwebs everywhere
6) Dirty shower 'walls' and soap still in shower 'dish'
7) Dirty windows
8) I could go on, but feel you've got the idea!
Another example is that they don't "make" the bunk beds - just leave a folded sheet on them, which meant I had to make beds. Housekeeping said this is normal.
So all in all...usually a great break.
The dining option as a premium is excellent - the only downside is the timing. eg 830-10am brekkie meant trying to be at the leisure hub to sign up for sports activities - I'd have to leave the dining room to queue.
Food 4-7pm is a bit of a nightmare as there are still lots of ongoing activities and sometimes wanting to watch later shows but still having to eat early is a bit of a pain.
However if you're after a family break that's fun filled, book cheaper accommodation (don't know if you can do premium dining in standard s/c apartments).
- Also Known As:
- Butlins Minehead Hotel Minehead
- Butlins Hotel Minehead
- Butlins Resort
- Butlins Minehead Resort
- Butlin's Minehead Somerset