After a recent trip to Vietnam, I was talking to an American ( I think he was called Dave ) anyway we got talking about hotel reviews and stuff and he made the very good point that people will only leave a review if they find something wrong. So fast forward two months and we have the chance to meet family and have a cheap break at the same time.
After a journey that took longer than we thought (roadworks at Carnforth - damn you Pontins ! ) we arrived at the site. After being shown where to go by the guy on the gate (Who was very polite and helpful - I blame Pontins) we embarked on the obvious journey into hell that was check in. After finding a parking space, we went into the abyss....
2 minutes later we were back out with out linen and keys and everything we needed - unbelievably, we had actually managed to park outside our apartment, chalet or whatever they call them these days. Upon opening the door, I was disappointed to find it was very spacious, clean and erm ... no blood on the walls. The bathroom was OK , two bedrooms and a kitchen that would put some of my previous student digs to shame. So a big tick for the accommodation.
The rest of the site was also what i expected - entertainment for a thousand people isn't going to consist of mahogany tables and cut glass crystal - the pub served beer in plastic glasses. It tasted the same but I am sure if little Chardonnay fell over and landed on one of them the its better than a trip to A & E with a half pint glass inserted in their leg.
The rest of the entertainment sounded Ok but to be honest, I wanted to watch the football in peace so had a pint and went - but at 1:30 am everyone outside seemed to have enjoyed it. And Yes, there is noise (it's a holiday camp ) and yes there are kids running about (it's a holiday camp ) but come on - you know what you are getting,
One of the unexpected delights was the beach about 5 minutes walk away - the kids loved it and thoroughly enjoyed themselves - this also applied to the swimming pool that did the trick to wear them out.
So - in conclusion - If you go with your eyes open, know what to expect you wont be disappointed. I really enjoyed it and we couldn't fault the room, the staff or the amenities. And a special mention to the chip shop ! It was wonderful :)
Chiil out people and enjoy :)
P.s o2 coverage was utter cack ( I blame pontins ;) )
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pontins Southport was Re-born in 2011 following the purchase by Britannia Hotels. All our Managers & Staff are proud to work here at Pontins Southport & proud of our recent & ongoing improvements. Our Pontins is situated on the edge of the Sand dunes & only three minutes’ walk away from one of the longest & most beautiful stretches of beach/coastline in the EU. We have a lovely village just up the road at Ainsdale. And also boast Southport on our doorstep. Not forgetting the Home of the Beatles! Just a 20 minutes train journey from Ainsdale to the amazing City of Liverpool. Or just stay here and let us entertain you. We have our World Famous Bluecoats, the Croc Crew & We also book the very best cabarets around. Including finalists from the X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Let us entertain you & our thousands of other returning guests this season. We have a variety of different room types available for you to choose from. We have Club rooms, Classic rooms & Popular room types for you to pick from. Or why don’t you see if out little home from home The Bungalow is available? We feel that we offer comfortable accommodation at great prices. We also offer excellent facilities and have greatly increased the number of activities on Park and this has been noticed by a great number of our guests. And our food and drink is very good value indeed, especially our eat all you want breakfast for £4.95 & our three course evening meals for £7. We have recently received a Five Star Award for Food Hygiene from the Foods Standards Agency, so you know you are receiving excellent service and also fantastic value for money. These great prices are complemented by our happy hours at the bar! So come on over to see us at Pontins Southport the party for the kids and the whole family! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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