Sunday, 16 April 2017

Butlin's Minehead West Lakes Village Chalet Accommodation

My wife was invited to review Butlin's West Lakes Village chalet style accommodation and we stayed over the busy bank holiday weekend.  It was our second visit as a family to Butlin's, our first being to Skegness when the boys were much younger.  But this time we were spoilt with our digs, the lakeside veranda being a real treat, it was nice watching the ducks and having a cuppa out there once the boys were asleep.

The accommodation had daily maid service, which was very welcome, if you’re away on holiday its nice having a proper break doing as little as possible when it comes to chores. 

Returning to our rooms after a busy day it was nice to see the beds made and the few dishes left behind washed and tidied away.  As we were offered the premium-dining package we did not use the kitchen really apart from making hot drinks, but it was well equipped with everything we could need if we had felt the urge to cook!

The backdrop by the sofa looked fab!  

Hot water was plentiful and the shower was very powerful, the perfect combination to get me moving in the morning!

Other highlights of the accommodation was the complimentary toiletries, the little Butlin's wash bag was very sweet and the included products smelt lovely, we liked the token gestures with it being the Easter Weekend, like stickers on the toilet rolls saying Happy Easter and the towel on the bed shaped like a bunny (of sorts!).

The chalets are in a lovely spot surrounded by the manmade lake and landscaped gardens.  We could also see the West Somerset Railway steam train go past.  We couldn’t have asked for a better location.  It was peaceful and away from the bank holiday crowds.  The boys liked going to the park, it was only small but had enough to keep them amused and was much quieter than the other parks dotted around Butlin's.

I would definitely stay at Butlin's again now we have experienced such lovely accommodation.  It’s nice to dip into the entertainment on offer in Butlin's but escape to your calmer retreat when it gets too much!

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