Hotel recommendations near Alton Towers
littlemissbossy · 22/07/2004 13:05
My dss's are desperate to go to Alton Towers in the holidays. Can anyone suggest a reasonably priced hotel near Alton Towers. Thanks in advance lmb
Fio2 · 22/07/2004 13:29
have you looked at travelodges and travelinns. there is a travel inn in uttoxeter and it is right next to a pub (the racecourse) I think it is called
littlemissbossy · 22/07/2004 13:31
yes Fio, thanks, but they're fully booked. We can get in the Alton Towers hotel but it's nearly £350 for 4 of us sharing for one night!
Fio2 · 22/07/2004 13:32
arrrghh! where are you travelling from? i know hotels in stafford if thats any good?
Rugeley has a travelodge aswell that isnt that far from alton towers
littlemissbossy · 22/07/2004 13:33
We're travelling from Leeds, hence the reason for wanting an overnight stay ... but I ain't paying £350!
Fio2 · 22/07/2004 13:35
well there is a holiday inn in stafford just off the M6
The Swan Hotel, In stafford
The Vine, in stafford
I am trying to think if there are any more in Uttoxeter.... I will ring dh and ask him!
littlemissbossy · 22/07/2004 13:37
Thanks fio - just going to check them out now
muddaofsuburbia · 22/07/2004 13:41
LMB - there's a great site called "Smooth Hound" which lists hotels/B&Bs etc. We've used it before and if you quote when you book, you usually get some kind of discount.
If this has worked, the Stafforshire page is here .
We've stayed in Leek, Stoke and Stone years ago when I was younger.
Fio2 · 22/07/2004 13:43
there is the mill house hotel in stone , thats supposed to be nice
crunchie · 22/07/2004 14:30
We stayed in a great B&B in Alton village last year. There are loads of them there, but I will try to check which one. It had it's own website, but I can't remember it's name!! It had family rooms and was really great value (£20 a head) Do check those out as they are better value than a hotel. Alos this B&B had a bar inside, so you could put the kids to bed and wander down the hall for a drink
crunchie · 22/07/2004 14:38
found it!! It was called Malt House and I think the website is www.themalt-house.com or do a google search (sorry my pC is buggering up and won't work properly) They are great people and a nice place.
littlemissbossy · 22/07/2004 14:56
Thanks everyone for your suggestions ... still looking through them all
roisin · 22/07/2004 21:31
We've just got back from Alton Towers today lmb.
If you (like us) want cheap and cheerful: we stayed at the travel lodge at the Stafford/Stone MOTO services northbound on the M6. It's a great services: there's an outdoor kids play area, a huge lake with loads of birds, and space to run and play. Typical travel lodge rooms - no character but predictably clean and spacious. £55 per room (sleeps up to 4), but you get £5 off if you book online, and £5 off if you are an RAC member. (You do need to book though as it tends to be full). It took about 45 mins to drive from there to Alton Towers this morning.
(There is another Travel Lodge at Uttoxeter, which is much nearer).
littlemissbossy · 22/07/2004 21:35
Thanks for that info Roisin, unfortunately most of the travel inn type hotels are fully booked for the day we want to go, but I've emailed a B&B that someone recommended earlier today to see if they have availability. Did you enjoy Alton Towers? I must admit it isn't my cup-of-tea really, but my dss's would love to go... and I have found a good deal now on lastminute.com so am going to try and get more money out of dh once he finally gets in from work
roisin · 22/07/2004 21:43
We had a great day lmb - won tickets on here, so it was a cheap day too! How old are your boys?
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