Booking a trip to Alton Towers Hotel this half term was a bit of a last minute decision. I didn’t really know how to celebrate my Birthday and when I saw the previews of their new Rollercoaster Restaurant, I decided the boys would enjoy it. The only problem with going on a short break with a family of 5 is the cost of a cheap hotel. Good deals on hotels are only good for families of 4. When you have to purchase two rooms they become expensive. I therefore thought I would just look at the Alton Towers Hotel to see how much it was as I knew they could accommodate a family of 5 in one room.
As we have purchased Merlin passes this year, we only needed the room and not park entrance. Added on to this, I found that you could get a half price deal with The Sun. For the Sunday night we got a room for 5 plus breakfast at the Alton Towers Hotel for £122.50. I felt this was great value for money and booked it up.
As I felt like I had a good deal, I had no expectations for the hotel or the room at all. I was therefore pleasantly surprised that the hotel was actually quite nice. The room was basic but had everything we needed. It was an explorers room.
The view was lovely.
In the evening there was a magic show followed by some singers in the bar area. This was nice and enabled us to have a drink whilst the boys were entertained.
We also had a look at the other accommodation. Middle man is now asking to go back so that we can do Splash Landings after he had a look at the pool area. I really loved the look of the Enchanted Village. I think they might be a bit of a squash for 5, but they looked fun.
Breakfast the next day was good. There was a choice of cereals, fruit, pastries and a cooked breakfast. We then checked out and headed into the park at 9am (which is an hour before it opens.) This was great as it meant we could do the small rides in CBeebies Land for little man, without the long queues.
We had a great time at the Alton Towers Hotel and would certainly look for a good deal when returning to Alton Towers.
Have you stayed near Alton Towers. What accommodation would you recommend when visiting the park?