Written on: 26/01/2013
Visited here in November 2012 and was absolutely astounded how the council have allowed Butlins to operate when their accommodation is definitely not up to health and safety standards. When we complained that there was no bathing facilities as the bath in our apartment had literally rusted so badly all the enamel had come off, we were then moved to a disabled unit which quite frankly stunk so bad of excrement that even with a whole Tin of air fresher nothing could get rid of the smell. We... (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2012 by bogna
Room clean and bright with nice decor, comfortable bed and chairs. Liked the different colour lights. 5 stars. Found some staff in the resturant not very helpful. They seemed to have preference to be helpful to some people and ignoring others. They could not be bothered to put together a table for my group of 6 who booked to be together. One day i saw a long queue for breakfast, while their were empty tables in the resturant. On one occasion we ate at the Deck, the staff we very... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2012
Wow,we went to butlins last year Easter and it was great.Amazing food,great facilities and awesome staff.Splash water world was brilliant fun for kids and adults,especially loved the shows in centre stage!Our accommodation was silver but fantastic,clean and tidy.Everything I expected and more.Going there this summer!There was nothing I didn't like.It was all amazing,but it could be improved by making it more easy to get around the park. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2011
Booked a group booking for 39 people ranging from 1 year old to 52 years old for a 21st birthday weekend over the Halloween Weekend. The security staff constantly ID'd the younger ones, not once but constantly. Couldnt/wouldnt tell us the fancy dress up night so we decided to do it Saturday Night. Guess what, it was Sunday Night. Bar staff and staff in the cafe were rude and served other customers before us. We had clearly been branded 'lager louts' BUT they accepted the booking and... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2011 by beerjim (1 review written)
hi just got back from a 4 night break in the ocean hotel. This was fantastic! as for the rest of the resort save your money! no wonder there is illness in butlins. not enough cleaners in the main section toilets disgusting! You need to pay for a lot more entertainment now and it seems to be an endless pit for money to go in! They have built a lot more accommodation and not enlarged the venues which is a joke! people Que for an hour before each show so they can get a seat. Would love health... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2011 by Reenie302011 (2 reviews written)
So we wanted to take the kids away somewhere fun for early birthday presents and to have a break ourselves...it was well worth it! The Hubby and I had been to Butlins regions in our youth, we both had very fond memories and hoped the kids would feel the same way. Our kids are 2&4 and there was plenty catered for them. The is so much on site to do and different places to eat (there are the restaurants which are Butlins owned and also Burger King and Papa Johns, as well as pubs, coffee shops... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2011 by hayleyb68 (2 reviews written)
love it been every year for the past 9 years, always go to bognor although went to minehead this half term, which was still as good but not better, accomodation is clean and tidy, food was lovely and entertainment is entertaining from the moment you step into the resort. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2011 by ruqy (1 review written)
Stayed at butlins for a weekend during feb half term. Me and my 8year old loved it. Staff are lovely and there is tons to do. Childrens entertainment was perfect. Apartment was clean and i had everything that i needed. I wold definately go again. (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2011
we have been to Butlins over 30 times in last 9 or ten years.
still the best UK holiday camp around , staff helpful and friendly , camp spotless , pool very well designed .watch out for Que's at peak times.plenty of free activities or splash out some money for others its up to you 4 premier activities for £10 by far the cheapest way to pay (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2011
We stayed at Butlins Shoreline in March 08 and then at Butlins Ocean Hotel in October 10. We found both to be fantastic. The rooms were clean, comfy and well designed for our family of 4, then 5. The staff, from the cleaners to the lifeguards to the redcoats were falling over themselves to help us and make our holiday special. Yes the restaurants are pricey but the food was lovely. The entertainments are perfect for our daughters (age 2-9) We will DEFINITELY be going back again. (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2010 by 93alex (1 review written)
we went with college for a day and it was a complete aweful. there was no entertainment for our age. everything we wanted to go on was too expencive. we also had to have a talk but they canceled it on the day. i do not recommend to go there just waste of time and money. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2010
First I would like to state the staff are fantastic...now for my rant.
Accommodation: Well we had the basic chalet. BIG mistake. Very small, dingy and dirty. Kind of place you don't want to use the bathroom. I know 'you get what you pay for' but honestly I've seen 2 star hotels in greece that are better!
Food: please don't go full or half board if you care about what you eat. Dining in the zoo (main restaurant) is a truly shocking experience. We had dinner there the first night...and never... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2010
I used to visit Butlins with my parents & sister when I was a kid, so decided to take my wife & kids there. I decided to stay at the Bognor Regis resort, instead of Skegness where I used to go, what a mistake. The adverts say golden sandy beaches, having never been to Bognor before, it's only got pebble beaches, I say pebbles more like rocks.
Anyway getting back to Butlins, We stayed in a chalet which was cleanish with a fridge + a TV (though only a couple of channels were available). The... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2010
Me and my friend and 3 kids have just returned from Butlins Bognor Regis. We stayed in the gold accommodation which was awful. The bathroom was dirty and very small. The kitchen area needed a good clean, and so did the floor. The bedrooms were basic but a bit cleaner and the beds comfortable.
It's expensive to eat and drink out and there's also a lot of things that you have to pay extra for.
The entertainment was good for both us and the kids. I don't think it was value for money.
We... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010 by rahakrishnan (1 review written)
My daughter who is registered disabled had a fantastic time. We wer there for the first time in May 2010 and going agin in August(bnk holiday)
Looking forward fo the break. C u all soon. mrs r (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2010 by hayleigh56 (1 review written)
we have been to butlins 7 times and it is absolutely great.We have always been to gold and it is always spotless and comfy.The entertainment for children and adults is great.The food there is amazing,so much choice.The rides there are fun for children and adults.The daytime shows are just as good as nightime.Theres lots for children of all ages.I would certainly recommend that you should go there because you get value for your money and it is worth it. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2010
2 adults and 2 children (2&4yrs) may2010
We have just got back from a 4 night break at butlins, bognor regis.
We stayed in gold apartments which were nice, no problems that ruined our stay although a few minor issues hot water tap in kitchen didnt turn on full and also it got very cold in the evenings, despite heating on from 6pm.
Resort spotless and full of entertainment and fun for the children aged 3yrs plus - not much for the under 3`s and my little 2 yr old did get quite bored and... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
Evening entertainment could be better, like take that band and x factor otherwise entertainment poor, food extremly good in bed and breakfast. Accomodation could do with a update. funfair good and amusement very good.
can't wait to go again (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010
Butlins & Shoreline hotel - Butlins mega, mega expensive for food outlets, snacks, drinks and those sodding gaming machines!! Queued once, never again, for two hours to get a swim in the minute swimming pool which was shoulder to shoulder it was so crowdwed - think there was water??? Hotel disgustingly dirty, broken toilet seat, poo smeared all over toilet. Expensive breakfast in shoreline absolutely revolting, rock hard sausages, baco, toast, croissants.....strange tasting non brand... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2009 by Rick Warner (1 review written)
Visited Butlins Bognor for 4 days this christmas, absolutely brilliant, couldnt pick fault in anything, all red coats etc were always very polite and helpful. The 5 course christmas was excellent, real value for money and the entire courses were delivered to our tables in a very professional and speedy manner.
Entertainment was also brilliant, real non stop action, its the first time i have ever thought of visiting Butlins, all of our family usually holiday abroad and take short breaks at... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2009
Great holiday BUT exorbitant cost of 34 g.packet of Quavers at 75p when Walkers recommend 54p.very little option in bars. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2009
Butlins, Bognor Regis was really a great experience. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2009
we have been going to Butlins at Bognor Regis for years, we have been before the "makeover" and it really needed it! we used to have the gold appartment when my boys came but now it is just my daughter we go for the silver appartment which is ok and cheaper but you cant complain about the gold very roomy and comfy if you can afford it go for that. last year we went for the weekend for the first time as we normally go midweek and found that the entertainment was better and more was... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2009 by poppet1802 (1 review written)
We have stayed at Butlins several times and I must say this is far better than our holiday to Pontins last year.
My children love the indoor funfair and play areas.
They have updated most of the apartments which is good as last time we stayed the carpet looked like it had seen better days.
Again the entertainment was brill and we even saw Austin and Laura from the X-factor.
The only concern I have is the cost of the amusement arcade and the tickets that the children want to collect to get a... (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2009
Accomodation at Butlins in Bognor Regis was very good. Choice of food outlets for self catering. However, too many people all trying to get into the clubs on new years eve. People were queueing from 2pm to get into venues opening for 7 pm on new years eve. Over all it was not worth the money. (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2008 by valerie mcgoldrick
A great break if you can afford it we will go back next year kids loved it, staff friendly even waved good bye as we were leaving
all in all great!! (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2008 by princessclare (1 review written)
I really enjoyed my stay and I am sure you will too. I would like to have known about the food part before we arrived. Plenty for adults to do, e.g bowling, pool and swimming. Bowling and pool you have to pay. Staff are very helpful when you have a problem. The swimming pool is fab for adults and children. Changing rooms fab too. They give you a token to use for locker so no need to take your money with you. It was my first visit to a Butlins and I really enjoyed it. (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008
Best place in the world can not fault it. Been there 6 times in two years and have booked up more for next year cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2008
It was the best place ever, great accommodation, fantastic hardworking staff with the best entertainment possible. Loved the fair and the swimming pool, holiday packed with fun, best holiday ever, the best resort out of the 3!!!! excited so much!!!!!!!
Written on: 20/07/2008
So Fun And Worth The Money. The Redcoats Are Great Good For Kids And Adults! So Much Fun And Wicked Entertainment. Fantastic Holiday Been Loads Of Times. Nothing apart from same entertainment every year (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008
Butlins is alright. It is a fun place to go and it is good for children from 4-13. It has its ups and downs but overall it is alright. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2008 by georgia1 (1 review written)
Everything is good. Butlins is a place for family holidays for people with families - It may be basic and bit old fashioned but what more do you need than a bed to sleep in and somewhere to eat. There is so much to do and kids love it and I get enjoyment out of my kids enjoying themselves. The entertainment is excellent! (read more)
Written on: 27/04/2008
I booked a 2 bed room silver plus chalet - it had been re-furbished and was although quite basic it had what you needed for your stay. I also looked into a room there which I found out was a silver room only - again very nice - Although fast food is sold - a lot of effort has been made to allow parents to offer alternatives. I was a very snobbish worried parent who has been TOTALLY transformed to a Butlins person - we plan to go again for definite. Don't be put off give it a try - if you... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2008
Butlins, Bognor Regis, lots of things to do for children under 10. Not much for teenagers if their away with family. Fun and lots of entertainment, friendly staff and you feel welcome straight away, but not good if you have teenagers in the family. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2008 by sluggy1967 (2 reviews written)
This review makes me sound like a teetotal snob, but I'm not, we had a few drinks in the chalet with the kids tucked up in bed, and I'm happy in a two-man tent in a field in the pouring rain, but Butlins has certainly changed for the worse since I had my holidays there as a kid. Butlins at Bognor Regis was horrible. Drunks banged on our door at night the accommodation was filthy accommodation that smelt of damp. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2008
Is a great place for a short break but I don't think you could spend your annual holiday there. Great evening entertainment although it did finish earlier then expected. (10.30/10:45pm). Not a lot to do in the day within the venue. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2008
Hadn't been before to Butlins and didn't know what to expect. The Skyline Pavilion was spotlessly clean and full of things to entertain without having to spend a penny (unless you wanted to). Entertainment was great - the robot was amazing. The shows in the evening were great for all ages. The Shoreline Hotel was really nice. Clean and well set out. A truly relaxing weekend for the adults while the children were thoroughly entertained. Great! (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2007 by ad40 (1 review written)
Butlin's seriously needs to get its act together inside its entertainment venues, Centre Stage and Reds.
They spend £1000's on entertainment which is great but they don't make the venues very comfortable. They expect people to queue for 2 hours before the doors open and even then you may not get a seat.
Now they have these big hotels, more people, more hassle, yet Centre Stage and Reds are still the same size.
If you don't like queuing or standing up in venues all night then don't bother... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2007 by DEANADLEM (1 review written)
We all really had a great time and booked again as soon as we got home for September and have already booked for next year as well. We would strongly recommend Butlins at Bognor.
The redcoats were fantastic, as were the cast in centre stage, I cannot fault anything at all.
If you don't want to eat in the fast food places all the time, you can go into the half board restaurant and pay for an all you can eat 3 course meal in there instead, which was fantastic value for money and it really was... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2006 by mus1
Had a really great weekend despite the accommodation at Butlins in Bognor Regis, which I wouldn't let my dog sleep in.
>br>I would definitely not take a family holiday there, but I would recommend it to a friend, purely for the entertainment, but make sure they stay in a higher grade chalet, which would hopefully be acceptable. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2006 by JaniePortugal (16 reviews written)
Butlins in Bognor Regis is an OK resort. The Butlins shows and resort entertainment was fabulous, and the food was fab too! Unfortunately, the furniture fell apart in the bronze accommodation. There were dead insects in the room, and dirt on the floor where it hadn't been properly cleaned. It was too dirty to visit again, but I would go again, but only for a weekend and in the gold or deluxe accommodation. The bronze was absolutely horrendous, and I have been told Silver is just as bad.... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2006 by faithnirvana (2 reviews written)
All staff we encountered at Butlins in Bognor Regis were wonderful; from the redcoats to the guys in the shops and cinema. Very suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There were a lot of people there who needed specialist care and seemed to really love it. Be sure that you are booking the break you want, because if you are an all adult party and book during family week, they will still accept your booking. While we were there, there was one football team who were really looking for an... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2006 by Leunig (2 reviews written)
Our three year old loved it at Butlins in Bognor Regis. £180 for 3 days just before Christmas is real value. We endured it: lumpy beds, noise, etc etc.
Go for the kids, don't expect Center Parcs, and appreciate the value.
Silver apartment OK. The first one had a broken window, we reported it and they simply gave us the keys to another apartment. (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2006 by mariposa
What appears to be on the surface a cheap day out compared to other theme parks turns out not to be the case at Butlins in Bognor Regis. Many things are extra inside. Plus there is no parking for day visitors and the nearest council car park opposite the entrance is £6 for a stay of over four hours! I have never put so much money into a parking meter in one go! OUCH! (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2006 by Cinderella86 (1 review written)
I had a Monday to Friday at Butlins Bognor Regis in September 2005 with my boyfriend and it was absolutely fantastic, couldn't fault it. We are in are late teens and had a wonderful time. We got it on a good deal, so the value for money was excellent! We stayed in Standard accommodation and it was great - very basic but what do you expect? The food was excellent, so much choice and plenty to go around. The swimming was great, with plenty for rides to keep everyone entertained, even me... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2005 by mariazax (1 review written)
I went to Butlins Bognor Regis from the 1st July to the 8th July. I can recommend it for all kids my son had a fantastic time and made lots of mates. We have been to Haven holidays in the past but no way are they as good as Butlins. This was our best holiday EVER. Thank you Butlins. (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2005 by DanielSam06 (1 review written)
Butlins Bognor Regis - Basically their standard rooms are absolutely disgusting and when you complain the only reply you get is 'you can always leave' - which we did. The room had a broken window, a broken cupboard, excrement up the toilet, cigarette burns on the settee (which was supposed to be used as a bed) and also in the carpet. A light that had burnt out to the point where the shade was burnt. A fire which had a terrible burning smell and sheets which were left outside (in the rain)... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2004 by nicola dawson
Went to Bognor Regis in July, there is a lot of building work in progress do not know when it will be completed.
A reasonable place to go for a weekend or midweek break but there is not enough to keep you entertained for a whole week although the kids will probably be happy. (read more)
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