Bought a groupon for us - we'd never been to a 48 hour party before, or a pontins!
Traffic was awful so we arrived a bit late but check in was a breeze with no waiting. When I booked I mentioned that my husband is a blue badge holder so we were allocated a ground floor apartment which wasn't too far from the Queen Victoria where it all happens. I was impressed that the staff organised this for us because a lot of companies wouldn't even think about it.
Whoever designed the layout of the apartment blocks is a genius. Love the way there's a one way road in a circle all the way around the site with apartment blocks on both sides.
I knew we had to pay separately for electric so I bought a card for 5 quid before we left the reception. I need not have bothered because there was 8 quid on the meter already. I put the fiver in anyway and when we left there was still credit of 9 quid!
The apartment was scruffy but clean. The walls were paper thin and people talking outside echo so you can hear everything! I'd packed earplugs so I was sorted!
The shower looked awful but it turned out to be lovely and powerful and hot.
We ate out all weekend apart from 2am jam and toast snacks.
We didn't like the queues at Pontins so went to the nearby toby carvery one night for tea and then again in the morning for breakfast.
You can see that the chalets are being refurbished but we got one of the older ones that hadn't been done up yet. Not a problem though.
We knew we were getting a bedroom with twin beds and a sofa bed in the lounge so thought we'd have separate beds for the weekend. But the sofa bed turned out to be normal height so we slept there. I must say it was the most comfortable sofa bed I've ever slept on!
The music is what it's all about. My favourite was the Kylie tribute act. But S Club Party and the chap from Liberty X was brilliant too. The girl from x factor really belted out the tunes too. The Robbie Williams tribute was pretty good.
The drinks are reasonably priced. A bottle of chardonnay was 11 quid and a pint of Tetleys was 3 quid. The whole place is just sticky. Your feet stick to floor as you walk and the tables are sticky due to spilt drinks!
There was a mix of all ages but I'd say it was mainly hen party groups of 20-30 year old girls.
Southport is a ten minute drive away and it's a good day out. So much so that we went on both Saturday and Sunday.
Being our first party we didn't dress up but we've booked for the next one and we're going all out for the 80's party. Cops and Robbers and then Club Tropicana with Bucks Fizz on stage. Can't wait. Bring it on!
Thanks to the staff who entertained us, kept us safe and worked hard behind the scenes. You did a fab job!
- 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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