View Full Version : Anyone stayed at the Alton Towers Hotel
5th November 2010, 10:26
Im thinking of taking the kids to Alton towers and staying the night in their hotel. Do they include tickets or is that extra on top?
Were they good value for money and is there anything I should know before I book?
5th November 2010, 12:18
I did a deal through laterooms a few years ago: it was a carribean weekend and a real bargain, tickets weren't included, in fact the park was closed but water park was included then. Rooms were nice enough and they left us full size bottles of all sorts of lovely toiletries. Ma Garitas in the hotel does a fantastic all you can eat buffet and the food was lovely. I'd definitely go again from the hotel point of view - not as keen on the theme park - the staff are all rude there, there's nowhere to eat and my letter of complaint wasn't even dignified with an answer!
5th November 2010, 22:07
I think there were a few moaners on trip adviser but i suppose it all depends how much your paying! I also did the caribbean weekend a couple of years ago. It was in January and the park was closed but we had a great time. If I recall rightly it was tipped that rooms at the Alton Towers Hotel were better than the Splash Landings so we specifically asked to stay there, the two hotels were linked by a walkway anyway so you didnt have to go outside if it was raining! The food in the buffet place was fab especially the chocolate fountain and the breakfast was one of the nicest I have come across. There was also a cheesy singer on of a night with a couple of backing singers which were good fun!
Hope this helps : )
6th November 2010, 11:42
Thanks for info you two, need to look up lateroom me thinks!!!!:)
6th November 2010, 12:17
I went 4 or 5 weekends ago.
Stayed in the Alton Towers Hotel. We had a great time, however I think it is a place where you have to kinda forget about money for the weekend. :eek:
I dread to think what we spent. Maybe 350 pounds on a family room for four including passes into the park for both the Saturday and Sunday and a good breakfast. A further 100 in the Magic Garden restaurant on the Saturday Night for dinner - guess that's only 25 per person though, and included a 20 pound bottle of wine - service was slow but attentive.
You must book the restaurants on Saturday night as lots of people were being turned away and then you have to treck out again and it's an exhausting weekend, to be trying to find somewhere to eat if you have hacked round the park.
We also had lunch in the parks fast food type gaffs on both the sat and the sun, and we got a 20% off voucher with our booking, so that helped, you can only use it once, but fortunately I took two copies with me so could use the 20% off twice as there are no checks done.
I was prepared to be underwelmed with the hotel, as had heard it was little better than a travel lodge, but that just isn't true (unless other travel lodges are a lot better than the ones round my way!). I like the themed nature of the place and the grounds were nice and they had lots of patio heaters so you could sit outside and have a drink if you wanted.
Had a quick look at the splash landings hotel but prefered our choice.
Rita scared the life out of me, but I liked 13. Kids liked Air, but I had lost my bottle by then lol. You get in an hour early on the Sunday if you stay in the hotel, but its a bit of a con as you get in early, but hardly any of the rides open early, you just get the privalege of queuing earlier lol.
The ride photos etc are about 7 pounds and the more you buy you get a discount, so I think I got 2 keyrings of one ride for a tenner.
Would go again, when I can afford it. I booked on the Alton Towers web-site. I tried various different combis, but even with BOGOF tickets to cover both Sat and Sun for 4 of us, because the gate price is so dear, the inclusive way I booked seemed the better deal.
20th March 2011, 14:24
thanks for the info.. we are thinking of going soon :-)
20th March 2011, 22:54
we booked a £75 B&B room sept b4 last with last min. we had merlin passes, but the all in deas seemed good value too. We stayed in the alton towers hotel, it was very nice the rooms are a very good size with plenty of bathroom smellys :) The evening buffet was lovely and breakfasts hot buffet.
Would have loved to have gone to the waterpark weekends this spring but have three children under 9 so wouldnt have been able to go in with the ratio reqd with just DH & me :(
24th May 2011, 18:25
We have visited Alton Towers quite a few times over the past few years and I could never justfy spending the £220 per room per night that we were quoted (and that included a merlin pass discount :eek:). We usually stayed at the Best Western in Stoke with deals but they have now pulled out. I was looking at nearby Travelodges but came across this place http://www.windyarbour.co.uk/
They have the best reviews I have ever seen on Trip Advisor and it worked out quite cheap for us as there will be less travelling and we got a special offer.
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