Myself and my partner have just returned from a one night stay at Splash Landings with 2 day entry to the themepark. We were quite lucky as we managed to get this package for £140 for the two of us which i thought was an amazing package!
The hotel itself i thought was brilliant fun, the second i arrived at the water feature outside i felt as if i was on holiday and that feeling didn't really go away until it was hometime! The themed decor throughout the hotel was bright, fun and interesting and it looks as if a lot of work went in to it. We arrived at 1pm and although check in isn't supposed to be till 3 our room was ready so we were able to pop our things in our room and head out to the park straight away!
We had a standard Beachcomber room and i must admit I really don't understand why others have complained about the room size on here. I felt the room size was perfectly adequate for a family of four. In addition, we found the beds to be very comfortable and definitely big enough, i suppose if you are used to sleeping in a king size bed they might seem a tad small but in general terms they are absolutely perfect! Our room was very clean and tidy, plenty of tea/coffee/biscuits and with nice shower gel/shampoo/bubblebath. We also had a lovely view of the waterpark which increased the holiday feel! The room was a tad hot on arrival but it was a very warm day so a few hours of the window open and the fan on (which was already supplied in the room) solved this.
We ate dinner at the all you can eat Flambo's buffet which i was really impressed by. It was £19.95 for a 3 course buffet and included refillable soft drinks, tea/coffee and juices/water. The selection was generous with salads and soups to start, roast, mexican, indian and grill for main (The grill was a big hit with us as they had 4oz steaks constantly being freshly cooked) and then lots of different icecreams, cheesecakes, brownies and a chocolate fountain with various things to dip for dessert. £20 may seem alot but at the end of the day, if you paid for 3 courses and had around 3 or 4 drinks with your meal at any a la carte restaurant im sure you would be looking at the same price if not alot more and for only a set amount of food.
The breakfast included was also an all you can eat with a large selection of fruit, cereal, breads, cooked breakfast items and pastries, as well as juices and tea/coffee, perfect for filling up before a day in the park!
For both the dinner and breakfast we never had empty plates left at our table for more than 5-10mins at the most and the staff fully explained how it all worked.
Overall i was really happy with the experience. The only tiny niggle i had was that there were a few members of staff who i felt let down the majority by being a little grumpy and offstanding. For example i noticed that our extra day park entry wasn't in our welcome package and when i went to enquire about it to the receptionist who checked us in, there wasn't a single apology for neglecting to include them and i almost felt as if i had done something wrong with the way it was dealt with. However i did receive my tickets soon enough so nothing major! And on the other side of things, the majority of staff were so welcoming and couldn't do more to help, Jess in Flambo's was particularly lovely and made our evening very comfortable so many thanks to her!
If i managed to get the same price again or even the £99 B&B deal i definitely wouldn't hesitate to return though i don't think i would pay the standard room price of £280 as that seems rather over the top.
I do think they would benefit from setting up room service as well as i think many people would appreciate being able to have food in their rooms after a long day in the park, but again, the abscence of this is definitely not something that would ruin my stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering a bright and tropical taste of the Caribbean, the sun shines every day in this crazy Caribbean themed hotel! After a busy day relax in Ma Garrita’s bar, with superb views overlooking the Waterpark and fabulous entertainment into the evening. Splash Landings Hotel offers the perfect Caribbean getaway without stepping onto a plane!All guests will be left with that "Caribbean feeling", and a 'must do' for your stay is a visit to our fantastic tropical Waterpark. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Splash Landings Alton
- Splash Landing Hotel
- Hotel Splash Landings
- Hotel Landing Splash
- Splash Landings Hotel Alton