As I explained in my previous post Butlins Minehead Review Introduction I am doing a series of post to review our recent stay at Butlins Minehead and this post is our thoughts on the accommodation!
We stayed in a 2 bedroom Gold apartment if you follow the link you can see the layout. The two bedrooms lead of from the corridor in the middle of the apartment the corridor also lead to a shower and toilet room. Then at the end of the corridor was the lounge and our kitchen diner.
We had two bedrooms (obviously ha ha) a double and a twin, a lovely bathroom and a living area. On top of this we also had an area of decking outside with an additional table and chairs. The specifications on the Butlins website show that you get the following with a gold apartment:
- Early Check in
- Balconies and patio options available for a small extra charge
- Daily housekeeping
- 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and a lounge and kitchen
- Bed linen and towels provided
- Kitchen complete with dishwasher and microwave
- Widescreen TV in the lounge and small TV in master bedroom
- Access to 15 Minutes free Wifi a day.
The bathroom had a shower, toilet, sink and a heated towel rail and was in no way cramped which some holiday apartment bathrooms are. I was very relieved about that as having small children you often have kids under feet when trying to wash up in the bathroom. It also had a great mirror above the sink/toilet which my wife said was great for doing her make up.
We really liked having the decked area outside especially because it was totally enclosed so no matter how hard the kids tried they couldn't escape. This was ideal for when we were trying to gather bits up you could get the kids out of the way outside (Whilst keeping an eye on them obviously) but you knew they wouldn't be able to run off.
In the double bedroom there was a double bed, two bedside tables, a wardrobe and a dressing table and stool. Again there was another mirror in here above the dressing table and also a small TV on one end of the dressing table. We found there was more than enough storage for our clothes and belongings and because the underneath of the bed was clear we could store our cases out of the way underneath.
The twin room was smaller, with two single beds and one bedside table in between them and one wardrobe. We did find this room a little small as we also had the travel cot in here and when set up you could only just squeeze past. We obviously could have put the travel cot somewhere else like the living area but we wanted to be able to relax in those areas without worrying about waking our youngest up.
Another great thing about this accommodation is that you could connect to the on-site Wi-fi in our apartment you didn't have to go to the main complex to get connectivity. The only thing we found was that it was a little bit pricey and because it was run by an external company they were unable to negotiate a better price. However when connected to the Wi-fi I found the service to be amazing, it was actually better than we receive at home so I didn't mind paying. It was essential to be able to connect to the internet so that we could upload our daily vlog The Gibblets.The fact we were able to do this in our apartment was a massive bonus.
All of the rooms were very well decorated and tasteful and there was also a full length mirror in the hallway which my wife tells me is a necessity! All in all we were very pleased with the accommodation as a whole and found it a very comfortable and stylish place we were able to spend time and relax in.
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