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“Excellent mix of facilities”

Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex
Ranked #19 of 68 things to do in Guildford
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Owner description: Spectrum is the most advanced facility of its type in the UK with its extensive array of sport, leisure and entertainment pursuits all under one roof.
Reviewed 7 May 2014

25m pool, kids pool, diving pool, ice skating, bowling, courts for badminton etc. Gym and spa bath. Great place to work out and socialise

Thank Ruth T
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Lots to do here with a wide variety of holiday courses and activities for the kids. There is a Wimpy if you need a quick bite but the service is really slow so it's a much better bet to go to Costas upstairs. Excellent facilities including a leisure pool and bowling. Car parking can be a bit of an issue at peak times so try to leave extra time if possible. Overall a great venue.

Thank Vanessa E
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

We took a group of 4 ice skating. In so far this place has a car park, an ice rink, and a place to hire skates it's OK. The staff on the ice are pleasant, and the rink wasn't too busy.

Then there is the rest of the facility. Tired, dirty, utilitarian, dark, smelly, with no seating, and sheets of splintery ply wood covering up the benches round the rink. I once went to a stadium in Warsaw in 1990 that clearly was run by the same crowd.

But, save the best bit for the Wimpy. As there is no seating, I was forced to retire there to buy a cup of coffee to use their seating, with a view of the ice. The place is a tip. The area behind the counter is stacked with open food containers, packaging spilling on the floor, the coffee machine isn't working so £1.99 buys a spoonful of tesco coffee in a paper cup and a tot of creamer. The staff are surly, the place should be bulldozed and something that looks faintly like a venue where you might want to eat or drink built in its place. I saw better in post-Soviet Eastern Europe.

5  Thank Soutanglie
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

My family and I use the Spectrum quite a lot through the year, for swimming, bowling, skating, holiday clubs and birthday parties. Always lots to do especially on a rainy day and we use the loyalty card which means we get a free swim or skate from time to time. The only downside is I'm starting to notice how tired the building is looking inside in lots of places. Some of the skates and bowling shoes are now becoming quite worn down and even uncomfy to wear as well as the whole place looking like it needs a lick of paint, which when you take into account how how much the ticket prices are, doesn't really seem fair.

Thank bluejeansmum
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Viewing area too hot and limited seating in cafe area. Cafe not cheap either. Not enough to do if you are there waiting for kids in the holidays so take a book! Downstairs fast food place horrendously busy and not that good, again limited seating. Changing rooms very crowded and not enough room to change in the cubicles especially if you have limited mobility. Good fun once you're in the pool, just not when you're out of it!

Thank 22Natty05
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