Butlins Minehead Resort
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... at Park Hotel at Barnstaple, we had a great time it was a really nice venue, we had one of the function rooms (we needed it as there was about 40 of us there and not everyone was able to make it !!)
The meal was really good, it was great seeing everyone ...
... much deliberation we choose: Smoked salmon and cream cheese, welsh roast beef and horseradish, and aged cheddar with tomato. Earl grey and wild berries tea And a raspberry coconut cake and mango pound cake. Oh and it came with fresh scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, so delicious. After that fantastic meal we tried to get into the castle ...
... cyclists on the train--they were going to do the Coast to Coast, then across to Totnes. Total mileage for the trip was 925 or 1500 k in thirteen counties-- Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Camebridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and Dorset No punctures and only one set of brake ...
... a quick snooze. Just a power nap, you know. We then carried on to our bed and breakfast as it was a short day of only 56 miles and we were there by about 2.30. No more cycling for the day, this is the first and only day that we have had any time to rest and we almost did not know what to do. In situations like this, best to try a number of different things....so Charles and Vince spent a very busy couple of hours cleaning their bikes and admiring the ...
... scare them off. Another sunny day awaits.
We had a drive around Aberystwyth looking for Antiques shops, but could only find second hand bric-a-brac or furniture sellers, that's saved me some money.
The drive today takes us through Wales, in particular Abergavenny, which has Mary very excited (and singing), sore foot and all. It also goes through the Black Mountain National Park.
The drive through Wales again ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Butlins Minehead Resort
Looking forward to seeing in the year 2005 at Butlins, in their "biggest party". Unfortunately what we weren't made aware of was that it was really geared for families, not couples. We felt completely out of place - there was nothing to do for adults only during the day and if you wanted to go on anything you had to pay for it. Last time we visited Butlins some years back, in Ayr, all the fairground rides, bowling etc were free, this time it had to be paid for. The accommodation was good, clean and warm and the food was o.k. but we left after our evening meal (served incidently at 3.30 p.m. in the afternoon) on our second day and came home. A lot of money lost for half board silver booking for one night's stay!! Everywhere you looked their were slot machines - we really felt they were far too many even for a holiday camp. The staff were lovely but we'll never go back.
Cheshire Lads Reveiw
Me and my friends have just recently been to Butlins in Minehead for the Matt Goss weekend party and we though it was absolutly amazing. I would recomend it to anyone wanting a great cheap break to go to there. We havn't had such a great laugh for a while & the girls there are gorgeous 2. We are considering going back there soon for another break. There is loads to do during the day and the entertainment at night is amazing. You wont be disapointed.
Having booked 2 weeks,in a silver self catering bungalow, we arrived and found our accomodation to be as booked! The accomodation was clean and spacious, no complaints. The facilities and entertainment were excellent and the staff at Butlins worked extremely hard to ensure that everyone has a good time. The site is generally well maintained and a lot of effort is made by Butlins to keep the site clean and litter free - it's a shame that some guests feel that it is OK to leave bags of rubbish outside their accomodation, instead of taking rubbish to the designated areas making the job of low paid staff all the more difficult.
well we arrived on a friday and by tuesday we where gone.i had my grandchildren with me and i woked hard all the year to go to butlins.first of all i had to ask for more pillows as the ones we had where like flat sheets with a pillow case on them,ok we had new pillows within the hour.then we found out that we had NO hot water at all, so thet ment we could not have a shower or wash ourselfs.we waited 3 days for hot water.then we also found that the toilet seat was falling off,we had to hold it on when the children went to the toilet.i allso reported this and up untill us leaving it had still not been repaired.the so called seatee that we had to try and sit on was broken and this was also reported and still no one came to us.we are now geting in touch with the tv program holidays from hell to let them know what my grandchildren had to put up with.it is the worst holiday that i or my family have ever been on,shame on you all at butlins minehead.
Not as good as Skegness Butlins
Had 3 good holidays at Skegnes site in Silver accommodation and thought we would treat ourselves to deluxe halfboard. WISH WE HADN'T!!! Chalet was dirty and although large was not happy about not being hoovered and tiles in bathroom were yukky. The room was old and needed some redecoration.
Minehead reminded me of a trip to Butlins 15 years ago - it was dirty and even the 'redcoats' seemed tired and hungover most of the time.
Entertainment was OK although we have seen all before.
Mt daughter who is 5 loves Butlins but I will never return to Minehead site.
I will not mention the 'restaurant' as I permenently had stress due to the mad rush all the time and poor food. Ate out most of the time which was costly.
Butlins is a very good value for money resort.when you arrive you check in either at 2:30pm if you have booked deluxe,gold or a premier club member.or at 4:30pm if you have booked silver or standard.there are 2 resturants for half board guests.coral beach if you are in standard.or ocean drive if your are in silver,gold or deluxe.the breakfast is served between 8 and 10 am and the evening meal between 4 30pm and 7 30 pm on changeover days and til 6 30 pm otherdays. each night there is a chioce of shows. centre stage offers west end type shows and cabarets.reds offers game shows for children and pop idol etc.there is jumpin jaks butlins own nightclub for 18+ year olds and the crazy horse saloon. if you are self catering there are lots of resturants and bars to suit all tastes and budgets, harry ramsdens,burger king [if you must!] pizza hut etc.because you cant trust the british weather there are lots of things to do in the skyline pavillion. arcades, noddy shows and puppet shows for the little ones.theres bar rosso for the adults to relax with a cocktail or beer and theres the cafe for the family to have a coffee and cake.you can either go friday to monday, monday to friday or saturday to saturday.me and my boyfriend have been there 3 times in the last 3 years. in 2 days time we are going for our 4th week long break. LONG LIVE BUTLINS!
On arrival the staff were very friendly and welcoming. After several hours of waiting about as we arrived at 8am and check in isnt until 4pm, we decided to go swimming. Excellent swim pool wave pool, master blaster slide, bowl that i didnt go in!
Great Adult weekend
Just came back from an adult only 'Party, Party, Party' weekend. Had a great time, the entertainment was first class. Really enjoyed the swimming pool. Great opportunity to get away with my friends and no kids around. Everything was kept very clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. Went half board and found good choice of food, well cooked.
Only complaint regarding the accomodation - booked silver, but was not impressed with the room, rather tatty. Plastic cover on bed was very uncomfortable and experienced problems with ants in the room.
A great time had at butlins - minehead
Spent a weekend in Butlins minehead. Its situated 100 yards from the beach. The resort has a lot to offer to residents. A free indoor pool with slides, a big dome with arcade games for kids, crazy golf, shops, fast food outlets. A Big Tent where they hold concerts, an amusement park with rides. So much to do for a low cost. The accommodation is clean and smart with TVs in each room and Tea and Coffee making facilities and that is in the basic accommodation. A short walk from the Restaurant that serves fresh buffet food which was yummy and inclusive if you book halfboard. Service excellent. Had the best time of my life there. Would go again and again
I stayed at Butlins, Minehead in Sept. 2003. I booked via the internet and found it very quick and easy. We booked a silver self-catering 4 night break. The check in was painless and the accommodation was fairly clean but basic, good value and quiet. There were plenty of plates, cutlery, glasses etc. plus a microwave, toaster, kettle, ironing board and iron. The resort itself had plenty to do for my young daughter and nearly all of it free. Also Minehead is only a short walk away and has lots to offer. All the staff were friendly and we all had a great time.