We visited pontins in September 2013. We were very wary after reading all the reviews, but we went with an open mind and just hoped the apartment was clean, as that's all we were really bothered about. We needn't have worried, we thought the apartment was lovely. Just the normal basic one but it was clean and tidy and they'd tried to make it feel modern with the leather sofa bed etc. The shower was useless, but hey ho worse things could happen.
We did comment that the arcade was dated and the carpet dirty, but we didn't let it bother us. At the end of the day they have hundreds of people there every week and not everybody is respectful in trying not to dirty the place. Rubbish / food etc. our son win a lot of tickets and git a car with it, he had tons of fun and couldn't care less what was around him apart from the penny machine he was playing on. If he has fun we're happy. We had the onsite chippy and had no complaints, most nights we cooked in the apartment. There is an asda nearby so we did a big shop on the first day. We also ordered a takeaway to the gate, which the security guard was more than happy to help with when we asked. They provided us with a menu etc.
We had some fun evenings in the entertainment bar, but were back in the apartment at ten each night as we had out young son with us. Happy hour was good with cheap alcohol! Won some fudge at bingo. Didn't get round to swimming as we didn't have time in our week. We had looked at going to the swimming pool in southport, and also the funfair, but turns out these are only open at weekends at that time of year which was disappointing. Visited southport for a day out, lovely town and some lovely arcades down there. The onsite childrens play park was brilliant.
All in all we would go again. There's no point being fussy. You can't expect 5 star when your paying £60 for 4 nights away. We always make our holidays what they are, if you go open minded and just aim to have fun, then usually you will. And if you start looking under cupboards for dirt your bound to be disappointed with what you find! People would be even more annoyed if they had to wait longer for check in cause the cleaners were cleaning under cupboards and up by ceilings.
We may have got lucky with our accommodation but I doubt it, so many people visit pontins and if everyone had a disgusting apartment and terrible time then the place wouldn't still be running cause no one would be going back.
- 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:
- Pontins Southport Holiday Park Hotel Southport
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