Stayed here over new year for two nights in Silver accommodation with family that included two children. Arrival check in was simple and quick with very friendly and helpful staff, however it wasn't until we tried to get into our accommodation that we realised we couldn't until 4pm, which I personally think is a little late seeing as check out is 10am! We decided to go for a meal as it was 3pm so we ate in the Moon and Stars pub, it was busy with a 30 minute wait for food however the staff did their best and meal was good, even the steak! After that we headed back to chalet and unpacked our belongings. The accommodation was a little tired with scruffy carpets and cheap (almost camp sized) beds. The kitchen was adequate though the frying pan had seen better days and the TV needs some modernisation (i.e a remote and a few more channels!). The bathroom was basic but clean, however the shower needed some TLC as water decided to spray from all angles which resulted in the bathroom becoming more like a wet room! The corridor that leads to the chalet was in dire need of cleaning (especially round the lights as they were covered in cobwebs!).
In the evening we went to the centre stage but found this incredibly busy so we went to Reds which was less busy and we found it easy to find a table for 8 (this was new years eve eve). The entertainment was very good, especially for kids and the drinks were reasonably priced.
The next day we went to splash world which was ok, I know that some rides are currently closed due to building work but I couldn't help but feel disappointed, there was no where to sit and relax or if you have young ones to sit with (I guess having been to Center Parcs, you feel spoilt!), maybe it will be better once the new part has been built? hope so. On a plus side the staff kept the changing area very clean which was great as I hate walking on dirty floors from where people have come in wearing shoes.
New years eve we decided against queing from 3pm to get in to Centre Stage and Reds and stayed in our chalet until about 21:30 then we headed to Reds. We had to stand around for a few hours until eventually a table became free. Again the entertainment was really good with various acts on to suit all ages and the bar staff worked really hard to ensure you weren't queing for ages.
I enjoyed my stay at Butlins, its excellent for kids as lots of things are free and the shows are well organised, however for me who doesn't have kids it was too chaotic and they drove me mad! Sorry!
The staff are excellent however and deserve a medal!
I personally won't be going back and I'm sorry to say I wouldn't recommend it either. More money needs to be spent updating the older accommodation. (On average over New Year for 3 nights it costs £120 per adult).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the Lincolnshire coastline, Butlins Skegness resort is the place to go if you’re a beach lover. Butlins Skegness boasts a luxury spa, fantastic outdoor family pools and the longest, sandiest beach. Staying in charming New England style accommodation you’ll feel right at home. Make the most of the county famous for its agriculture and take the kids to visit a real working farm, or even meet the seals at the seal sanctuary. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Butlins Skegness Hotel Skegness
- Butlins Hotel Skegness
- Butlins Resort Skegness
- Butlins Skegness Resort Ingoldmells, Lincolnshire