We stayed for 4 nights and we really enjoyed it.
First of all, the only fault we had with the rooms was that there was a few little cobwebs but that didn't bother me.
The entertainment in the evening is brilliant, and there is always a range of shows for everyone to enjoy! I applaud the Bluecoats because i never saw one of them without a smile on their face, they put 100% into everything that they do and they make Pontins pakefield a happy atmosphere! On one of their days off, one of the bluecoats was still on stage doing the party dances when he had his family over to visit. They're all really nice people!
The daytime entertainment is great too, it was rainy one day we were there and cricket was planned so it couldnt go ahead, instead of just leaving it the Bluecoat team put on and indoor show in it's place last minute in the cabaret lounge to give the kids something to do and they even joined in with the games- one of them being a sack race and the sacks only went up to the bluecoats knees. They make lots of laughs and make everyone smile whatever they do because they come over to talk to people, they always have time to stop and talk if they're stopped and they definitely earn their money. In fact i honestly think they deserve more because even on his day off one of the bluecoats was interacting with children and even giving out advice on how to play guitar off his own accord. Always willing to help and they are great people
As well as the bluecoats, the kitchen staff and everyone else that works at Pontins Pakefield are friendly and helpful.
Location is perfect! the complex backs onto the beach and the scenery around the area is pretty. The beach isn't very small either so there is lots of room for children to play.
The play areas- there is one that needs weeding etc, but there is also a brand new one not far away with is spotless. Even if the weeds aren't anywhere near the frame where children will be playing, theyre around the sides. As we were leaving that looked like it was being sorted out anyway.
There is a mini golf course which is clean and fun, music plays out of speakers around it which adds to the parks theme.
GoKarts and family bikes are available to hire to ride round the site at a low price which is another thing to do (they're quite a bit of fun)
The food is good, there is always a selection of things to chose from including salads, jacket potatoes, cakes, puddings and hot food. Not much time at all to wait in a small queue to get the food and boat shaped tables in the restaurant makes it fun for the children
Overall i think Pontins Pakefield is very good, i really don't understand the bad comments because i didn't find anything wrong with it. If you want something better you'll need to pay more, although this holiday was alright for me.
Really fantastic atmosphere around the complex and i praise the bluecoats greatly, they made our holiday worth while.
We were there- 29th July- 2nd August
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Long established, friendly holiday park with many amenities for both young and young at heart. please note all rooms are non smoking for our guests' comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pontins Pakefield Hotel Lowestoft
- Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park Lowestoft, Suffolk