Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Review // Seaside Apartment at Butlins, Skegness

On our recent trip to Butlins in Skegness, we had the pleasure of staying in a Seaside Apartment which was so beautiful and well equipped that I felt it deserved a blog post all of its own! Located in the heart of the resort and just a short walk to pretty much everything, these recently refurbished apartments are the perfect base for making the most of your time in Butlins.

The seaside apartments are inspired by the nostalgia of the British seaside and the interiors are bright, colourful and cheerful. Inside you'll find a spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen space complete with cosy L-shaped sofa and all over you'll find quirky nods towards our love for the British seaside; a pin the tail on the donkey game, ice cream cushions and fluffy cloud shaped lights. Sleeping up to four people in two bedrooms and with a choice of either a balcony or patio, the seaside apartments are just perfect for small families.

Let's have a look around! 

The open plan living, dining and kitchen space was definitely our favourite part of the apartment. It was cosy, comfortable and spacious. French windows offered plenty of natural light and these opened out onto a balcony area complete with table and chairs, perfect for outdoor dining had the weather been better (it was freezing, boo!). 

We loved snuggling up on the sofa each evening, planning our activities for the following day. Kiddo loved the large television and we loved the addition of USB charging points, good lighting and ample heating. No detail left out!

The kitchen area is well equipped and has everything you need to make meals from the comfort of your apartment. As you can see below, there is a microwave, fridge, kettle and toaster. The cupboards also contain all the crockery, cooking equipment and cutlery that you'd expect from self catering accommodation. 

We purchased the premium dining plan for our stay in Butlins so we didn't have chance to use the kitchen properly but we loved the fact that our tea and coffee supply was kept fully topped up throughout our stay. It's worth knowing that housekeeping and towels are included in the price of a stay in a Seaside Apartment as it's something that you'd normally have to pay extra for. 

Here's that pin the tail on the donkey game.....

....So cute!

The two bedrooms were both spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy. Again, the interiors were bright and cheerful but both rooms were also super relaxing and not at all overwhelming with their decor.... just perfect for a peaceful nights sleep!

The double bedroom came with two bedside tables, cosy wall lights and an open storage system with mounted television, a safe to store your valuables, hangers and a built-in dressing table. Also, plug sockets beside the bed.... this pleased me no end!

The little dressing table with overhead lighting was a winner for me. The natural light pouring through the window next to it meant that it was a lovely place to get ready each morning! 

A hairdryer is also included and yes, it was a good one! I find it such a disappointment when you stay somewhere and the hairdryer they offer is substandard..... It's one of my pet hates for sure! 

I just wanted to share a photograph of the blinds (which are the same in both bedrooms). Not only were they super cute, they also blocked out the light meaning that we didn't wake too early and were child friendly too. No dangerous cords dangling around! 

The twin bedroom was just across the hallway and had the cutest pink cloud shaped nighlight on the wall. Perfect for children who do not like to sleep in complete darkness! The layout in here was similar to the double bedroom although there was no TV in this room. Again, child friendly touches such as plug socket covers and heating that could be switched off at the wall were included meaning that bedtime was safe, comfortable and cosy for little ones. 

I must say that all of the beds were super comfortable, we all slept really well during our time here! 

The bathroom in the seaside apartment is a small but perfectly curated space. There is an enclosed shower cubicle, large mirror, heated towel rail and a step stool for children. Also in here was a clothes drying rack which was super for drying out our swimming stuff! 

The bathroom was spotlessly clean and housekeeping came daily to freshen up towels, etc. The little bag of toiletries was a nice little touch that we took so the swimming pool and used throughout our break. Antibacterial hand gel was included in this set too which was super! If you know me then you'll know how obsessed I am with hand gels! 

Outside of the apartment we were lucky to have a beautiful little playground with swings, slide and seesaw pretty much right outside the door. This really impressed kiddo and we loved the fact that Lagoon bay (the area in which the Seaside Apartments are) was super pretty to potter around. Such an amazing location, nothing seemed to be more than a couple of minutes walk away. I'd definitely recommend booking one of these apartments if you are staying with small children! 

Overall we were really impressed with our stay in a Seaside Apartment at Butlins, Skegness. My only complaint really is that we heard a lot of noise from the people staying next door (screaming babies mostly!) throughout the duration of our stay. Other than that though, our accommodation was absolutely perfect in providing everything that we needed for a fun and relaxing stay. We had such a fantastic time and I would not hesitate in booking a Seaside Apartment again next time!  


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