So much better than I ever expected! The staff were SO helpful and couldn't do enough for us.
MUSIC - 2 massive rooms with bands on from the afternoon until the end of the evening. The stages are so wide, you can all get to the front and see but hundreds of seats and tables if you prefer. Average age this weekend about 55 so no trouble!
FOOD - How much can you eat? It's all there with plenty of choice and very good quality. Go up again for more and try all the courses. Three courses of as much as you like.
ROOM - incredibly small! We were upgraded so a Silver suite with a lounge and fridge and extra bedroom which we needed just to put our stuff away. Tiny rooms, not sure how four people would fit, too little storage but very clean. Changed our room to an upstairs upon request with no bother. Nicely decorated with nice pictures on the walls, fairly quiet but the doors bang so you get woken up. Shower door didn't shut properly and flooded the floor. Called to get it mended but only partially successful. Loo roll holder dismantled. Tea and coffee in rooms not replenished as cheap room, take your own supplies. Bedroom stank of feet. I think the carpets needed cleaning. TV but only 5 channels. No full length mirror which is really annoying if getting ready to go out. Proper glasses and tea cups provided. Not always hot water or water pressure. Iron had deposits on it so couldn't use it. When I called reception to mend things, they were very polite and quick to react.
OTHER ENTERTAINMENT - pool is amazing, so much fun. Most everything else was closed which was disappointing. I suppose with thousands there for a booze fest, it was health and safety which I get but I would have loved to go on the climbing wall and other stuff. 4D ride open occasionally but not when it said on the sign. Was excellent though!
OUTSIDE THE SITE - good walk along the beach. Steam Gala! Rode the steam trains all day and had a ball. Visited the train museum, National Trust castle absolutely beautiful. Would love to have explored Exmoor and surrounding area but no time. Will go again.
NEGATIVE POINTS - We weren't told the pool shuts at 3pm so couldn't go for the swim they promised us on arrival, Not given the code for the wifi, the cash machines charge, room keys don't activate until 4pm so no early admittance like in a hotel (unless in more expensive room), offered Flexi pass on line prior to arrival but the activities don't run on adult weekends, archery available but not advertised.
IN SUMMARY, there were some issues but considering how much we paid for the room, all our food and entertainment, the value was outstanding and I would definitely go again.
- Also Known As:
- Butlins Minehead Hotel Minehead
- Butlins Hotel Minehead
- Butlins Resort
- Butlins Minehead Resort Somerset