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“Brilliant music weekend”

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Butlins Minehead Resort
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Minehead
Cradley, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant music weekend”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Just arrived back from alternative music festival weekend and what a brilliant time we had. An adult only weekend, we stayed in a silver apartment which was clean and had everything you need. We stayed half board and decided when looking online to up grade to the premier dining. The food was top quality and omelettes to order for breakfast and fresh fruits, you have a massive choice of full English or continental. Evening meal was served from 4.30 to 7.30 and gains so much choice in a lovely environment. We can honestly say we didn't meet any miserable staff at all. The water world was open from 10 till 3 on sat and sun and oh joy to have all the slides open and no children!! No large ques and no height pitched shrieking! Not that I'm against children I have grown up ones puff so nice to have a weekend away without them. This is our second time at one of these weekends and would defiantly recommend them to others.

Room Tip: Worth a walk to oyster bay at the back of the park but very quiet.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Just back after a family week Mon to Fri, The accommodation was clean and reasonable and the staff were helpful and friendly but boy did we get a shock when we bought the Captains Breakfast in their pub vastly overpriced and how someone can charge £1 for a slice of toast is beyond me.
In the main tent they charge on average for each child's ride £1 try telling a 2 year old they can only have so many rides.

As to the free stuff well done to Butlins the kids enjoyed it and it was good but as an adult I think I have just been legally mugged.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

I've recently returned from the 90's Reloaded weekend in Minehead as a family of 8 to celebrate my brothers 21st birthday and can honestly say that the whole place/event exceeded my expectations.

We had booked the Gold rooms (not really by choice, we left our booking until late so it was all that was left) and on arrival the check in was very quick and easy. The rooms we were allocated were brilliant, I was expecting dingy dated dirty rooms (due to past experiences at a similar resort) but these were spotless, bright and warm. They are quite cosy but we had been allocated two rooms opposite each other with only our rooms sharing the corridor so whilst we were in we just had the doors pinned back to make one very large apartment. The facilities in the apartment were brilliant, full kitchen (cooker, microwave, fridge, crockery etc and even a small dishwasher), telly DVD, two small but very comfy sofas, safe in the main bedroom, plenty of storage for our needs and a lovely sized balcony which we were fortunately able to enjoy our hangover recovery breakfast on. It is worth mentioning that the bathroom is quite compact and the shower a bit tight (though even my husband who is 6ft3 was able to cope fine) and the toilet didn't flush brilliantly (sometimes took a couple of go's), however everything was pretty spotless.

The staff all around the resort were lovely and chatty and didn't mind getting in on a little banter whist still being professional. Special mention should be made to our cleaners (unfortunately I didn't get their names) as nothing seemed to much trouble and they were always asking if we were having a good time.

The event itself was amazing fun, all the acts were great, even the tribute acts and our entire family (even my parents) had a brilliant time. There was plenty of options for places to drink and acts to go see throughout the day and the drinks weren't ridiculously priced (in comparison to Reading that is). That said, we did experience on more than one occasion (unfortunately on several occasions in fact) the bar staff in both Central Stage and Reds trying to over-charge us on drinks when they thought we were too drunk to notice. If we asked for doubles we caught them pouring singles and still charging doubles. When confronted it was corrected however I felt it a big shame that this was even happening in the first place, just because people are on a weekend where drinking is playing a big part doesn't justify trying to rob them of their money. The overall atmosphere was brilliant, it was mostly full of stag and hen parties all dressed up and having a good time, I didn't see one bit of trouble the whole time we were there.

Food was very reasonably priced but by the end of the weekend I'd had enough of greasy fast food so we did find ourselves wondering into town to one of the local pubs for some nicer grub. That said what was on offer was perfect for a boozy weekend (didn't eat at any of the on site pubs) and the fake Nando's place (can't remember the name) was nice. Plenty of shops available on site and nearby for essentials.

The park itself is obviously more geared towards families and I wasn't really in any fit state to use many facilities. I would probably have used the pool but it was only open for a few hours a day so I didn't bother and we did try to have a go at the laser quest but after waiting about for around 10 mins without seeing a member of staff (seemed like one member of staff only concentrating on the current paint-balling game going on) we gave up and played crazy golf instead.

Overall it was a brilliant weekend and I wouldn't hesitate in going to another Butlins adult weekend.

Room Tip: If you're on a adult weekend and drinking late watch what the bar staff are pouring/charging...
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Beach opposite butlins very good, food on the upgraded standard is of a good range with as much soft drinks and coffee as you like. Flats are ok, but beds are really uncomfortable, metal bedsteads with dips in middle and v thin pillows.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Went for a 70's weekend. There were 23 of us. We stopped in the 'silver' area. The accommodation was very basic and the rooms were very cold when we got there. Not too bad though as once the heaters were put on high the rooms warmed up. Although basic, it was a boozy weekend so it suited.
The beds need updating as they are quite uncomfortable and the pillows are thin. Luckily we used the ones in the spare bedroom.
Some rooms had towels and some rooms had coffee/tea. None of the rooms had everything.
Due to the amount of people for such a short time i didn't complain. However i did ask one of the cleaners for more toilet roll and he was very polite and obliging. I know if i had complained to reception they would have been helpful. My fault NOT theirs.

It was great you could take drinks from bar to bar, so it was a relaxed atmosphere.
It is right on the beach, although the sea never got within a mile of the sea wall.
The town is a quick and easy 10 minute walk.
The staff are very friendly and considering the 000's of people in the 2 stages, the bar's were not clogging up. The staff are very efficient.
Prices were cheaper than the town and both food choices, quality and drinks were very good.
Breakfast and evening meals were included and they supplied lots of choices of quality items. The coffee was very good, so were the juices, which is an important factor for us.

The whole experience was a pleasure, i will definitely be going back for another music weekend.
I would not recommend for a normal weeks holiday as the accommodation was too basic for me. I much prefer 4* for my holiday.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Have just returned from a 1970's theme weekend at Butlins. Stayed in a silver room with the food package included. Room was basic but clean and tidy and had what we needed, bedding, kettle etc. Food package was excellent, good choice, fresh and plenty of it. Entertainment was first class and all the staff were brilliant including security. Will certainly return

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Had a super time at the 70's weekend. Staff friendly and helpful,
food in the Deck was great. Evening entertainment excellent something to suit everyone, The service in the bars was excellent as there where loads of guests. As well as groups on in the main venues had some brilliant d.j.s on in other bars playing some decent tunes creating a brilliant party atmosphere.
On the downside breakfast was not available until 9.00 a.m. which I think is a bit late. 8.30 would have been better. The room we had was clean but the location was not very good, due to noisy neighbours. On the beer side Butlins is now selling Estrella premium lager, but for some unknown reason it is not available in the main entertainment venues

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Property: Butlins Minehead Resort
Address: Warren Road, Minehead TA24 5SJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Minehead
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Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Minehead
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Butlins Minehead Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 559
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Butlins Resort
Butlins Minehead Resort Somerset

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