Sunday, 28 April 2013

LEGOLAND Hotel (Review) Windsor, UK

How lucky have I been?  I recently took my family to Legoland Windsor.  I had a glorious 2 night break, bed & breakfast with 2 days access to the Park!

I've been to the park a couple of time, but this was the first time I got to experiencing the full package.

We arrived  to a great sight! The outside of the hotel looks like Lego Castle with a Dragon looking out of the clock tower to welcome everyone on their arrival.  

My kids went berserk in the lobby, running about like two lunatics, shouting mummy, mummy, MUM! LOOK, LOOK... No-one raised an eyebrow. I could tell this was going to be great fun from the get-go! The lobby had stacks of lego, a huge lego pit to boot and loads of Lego figures on display.  Also at the end of Reception there is a shop, with an array of lego collections and snacks 

The Receptionist gave us a warm welcome, explained everything, on check-in, Dinner, Breakfast times, pool times - Yes they have a SWIMMING POOL too.

We have an Adventure themed room, bunk beds for the boy, with an extra sliding bed (if we had a 3rd child) a TV built into their wall, all open plan,only a door for privacy to the toilet/bathroom.  My bedroom had a double bed, TV, desk & chair, hairdryer, a little coffee table disguised as a  create, an arm chair.  We had kettle, cups, tea, coffee, hot chocolate. 2 little packets of lego, which was a lovely touch. Our rooms faced the the main entrance. I'm guessing the The Kingdom & Pirate rooms more expensive would have views of Legoland

Our bathroom, loved it, it had a double toilet seat, for big and little bums. The room didn't have loads of little nik-naks in it, being a child friendly place I felt that was a good idea, I felt really comfortable.  My boys loved their bedroom, testing their beds, they have good springs those beds, actually and so comfy! They had a massive box of lego, they spread the pieces everywhere! 
The room where fantastic, spacious, comfortable, clean and considering this is a resort full of kids our rooms was fairly quiet. Our bed were firm, the bedding just right. Also a thermostat to adjust heating was there. There was a safe too however it is recommended to leave valuables in the hotels safe at reception. everything you would expect at a 5 Star hotel was there!

Wifi Charges: £5 for 8 hours 

After we checked-in we decided to have dinner in-house; we dined in Bricks Restaurant, we didn't have a booking, lucky to get a table as the restaurant was heaving 10 minutes of us sitting down.  

Bricks is a Buffet set-up restaurant; has a fine selection of salads, hot plate meals for the kiddies; mini pizzas, toad in the hole, sweetcorn, fries. Adults a great choice, vegetarian meals, stuffed bell peppers an a vegetable. A lovely roast dinner can be had, served carvery style with all the timmings, roast tatties, yorkshire puds, veggies, also a meat curry, chips, rice, gravy, beans. Desserts, fruit, cheese & biscuits, little chocolate cakes & profiteroles.  Unlimited kids, juices, water and fizzy drinks, teas & coffee. Its a buffet you can go up as many times as you like. 
I found the experience a little nerving at first, James & Liam decided to running around the restaurant so excited but, once settled my boys seems happy and took in all the fabulous displays.  
Our table clothe was a giant colouring paper, with a Large Lego Chef holding crayons and condiments on every table.  We all enjoyed our food, it was fresh and hot, the restaurant was spotless and the waiters & waitresses give impeccable service, always a smile on their faces, I couldn't fault anything.  The deco brilliant, fresh and modern looking, above some of the table lights illuminated & changed colours too, very groovy.  

£19 per adult & £7 per child. Worth every penny

Breakfast is included in the room charge and just as delightful as dinner;  
Continental breakfast; fruit, fruit salads, breads, cheeses, hams, every type of cereal and of course all the milks!
Full English; again all types of cooked eggs, beans, sausages, hash browns
Breads; rolls, toast, the offered the works including  spreads & jams
Not to mention, PANCAKES & WAFFLES all my boys, big & small were smiling from ear to ears! You could as much or as little, I'm sure James had 3 helpings of pancakes! His FAVE! 
Tea, herbal & coffee available too! A prefect start to our busy day.

Just beyond the the entrance to Brick stands in full glory a Castle! Where our little ones did plenty of running around, playing tag and having eminence fun.  Mums & Dads could take this opportunity to have a relax and grab a couple of cold beverage, from the Skyline bar. Its got very busy in the evenings, I recommend send hubby/other half for the drinks the queue does get long!  I had a a couple of wines, while the boys enjoyed singing and dancing with the evenings entertainment, there are two performances at 6.30pm & 8pm.  The Stars; George the Dragon and Pink Lego brick lady, with lots of help from the presents.  Its definitely a party every night! My boys were 2 & 4 when we went and are still talking about it, desperately wanting to go back.  

A few Facts for guest: 

Check in/check out:
The earliest check in time is 3pm, and the latest check out time is 10am.
Parking: Overnight parking is available and is free of charge.

Room Facilities:

  • Fantastic children's sleeping area with own TV
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Movies on demand (charge applies)
  • High speed Wifi (charge applies) 
We had a two night package, which was buy one night and get a 2nd free with passes for 2 days included. Bed & breakfast included. £530 for 2 adults and one child as Liam was under 3 at the time he went free!

Its definitely made Legoland more enjoyable staying at the Hotel. We could easily go to all the rides at our own leisure, with the returning to the Hotel for rests and food breaks!

There is something for everyone, and kids of all kids will have a great time.

Heres a few more pics of my gang! 

Enjoy! Thanks for looking!
I recommend having a look at their website for the most update to deals. They do offer special deals through the year and usual have fun lego projects running.

If you want to host a kid party this would also a great place to have it, Legoland offer a selection of parties availability hosted in Bricks with tickets for the park included. Recommend to contact them for rates.

This is an unsponsored - Just wanted to share the great time I had!
PS: I have worked in the hotel/leisure industry most of my life.  Its a fantastic place all round - Highly Recommended! #FACT