Sand Bay Leisure Resort, where do I start. Still cheap and cheerful. Peaceful environment. Still get open top buses every half hour into Weston. We have stayed there quite a few times in the last four years, and we will go back again. There are however some inevitable changes since taken over by Britannia Hotels. It is Pontins again, thankfully still adults only. First thing we noticed on arrival was that the grass needed cutting, and it looks like there is building work going on. Booking in was now strictly 4pm, with a long queue. Chalets havn’t changed much. Resident band Signature Four are still there. What about the dining arrangements. Gone are the strict meal times. Gone are the table cloths and hoards of waiting staff, it is now self service. This does have some advantages, if you are able to queue up. Personally, I preferred being able to choose my own portions, especially at breakfast, but the queues were sometimes long. I know that when Britannia took over it had gone into receivership, so cut backs had to be made. Waiter service and table dressings had to go, or Sand Bay LR would not have lasted. My only complaint however concerns cleanliness and restocking. Tables were often still grubby and littered from that last diners, and the water and juice facilities kept running out. Another area where cut backs have been made is the entertainment. There is still the excellent resident band, but no lavish cabaret, in fact, the cabaret was pretty average. So there we are. Pontins Sand Bay. Still cheap and cheerful, you just have to adapt to the changes.
- Also Known As:
- Sand Bay Leisure Hotel Kewstoke
- Sand Bay Leisure Resort Weston-Super-Mare/Kewstoke