Stayed for long weekend 21-24th August in a mariner room at the Ocean hotel. Never been to Butlins before- the only reason we were tempted was the new hotel, having read and heard 'horror stories' about Butlins. The hotel was great- rooms very good and child friendly- we had dinner/breakfast included- the restaurant cannot cope with the amount of people during meal times. Our drinks would arrive when we'd finished our meals, long queues for hot food, repeated requests to staff for items that had run out. Some staff were very helpful and apologetic , others were spending all their time chatting to their mates. The spa was very good- we had a treatment each which was the best part of the holiday for me. The rest of the resort- was much more enjoyable for kids than the adults- they are wanting to go back already! As the other reviews have mentioned- lots of morbidly obese smokers shouting at their kids - one woman was publicly shouting at her son to hit another kid who was bothering him- also encouraged by the dad 'give him one'. Evening entartainment- we went to centrestage only- as before- smell is terrible- stale beer - over crowded- poor seating arrangements, but the actual shows were a good standard. I think Butlins have acheive what they wanted with the new hotel/spa- it tempted us to go - where as before we would never have considered it. Would we go back ? Only if we stayed at the Ocean again- and it was a good deal!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bognor Regis is officially one of Britain’s sunniest locations, sitting right on the West Sussex coast. Within just a couple of hours drive from London, Butlin's Bognor Regis is the perfect getaway. Known as a traditional seaside town, we’ve given it a modern ‘twist’ with two funky hotels - the Ocean Hotel and the Shoreline Hotel. There’s a relaxing spa (ideal for grown-ups) and if you feel like discovering the area around the resort, the South Downs National Park and heritage sites are right on your doorstep. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Butlins Bognor Regis Hotel Bognor Regis
- Butlins Hotel Bognor Regis
- Butlins Resort Bognor Regis
- Butlin's Bognor Regis Resort West Sussex