We went off peak. Still spent a lot (we are going abroad for a fortnight this year, for about the same price as a week at BedSteps). However, with two toddlers, honestly, it was worth every penny - we adored it. Did get an amazing weather week though, which certainly helped. Not so sure it would be the case with older children though. I asked them about the MN discount going and they said they would still be offering discounts, just in other ways. Perhaps ring reception and ask about this?
It was in school holidays. We found it better value off peak with a toddler but once dcs were older (3 of them) it felt like a complete rip off. Queuing for high tea, queue for soft play, same variation on a theme every night for dinner and mediocre child care. We didn't go back after that, I felt trapped with the sharp elbowed middle class that I was probably trying to escape from.
The decor is worrying me a bit looking at trio advisor. I know this is hardly the most important thing but we have stayed in some really nice hotels and this is still by far the most expensive; it looks a bit tired in some of the pics.
I am from Cornwall originally, not stayed at Polurrian but have heard good things. Sands can look a bit tired in placed but it's great and cheaper than bed steps. Staff are nice, and the listening service is fab.
We went in September. Brilliant value. I really liked the decor. Staff and childcare fab. Meal package was good value. Worth every penny for a couple with older baby or toddler it was just so relaxing and easy.
We went 7 years ago!!! In Feb had a lovely time, loved the listening service. Only for 2 nights. At the time New dad couldnt appreciate it but we would now. Not sure if I could do a week and for the money absolutely no way!!!