Choosing accommodation when you go away can feel like a bit of a minefield, and we’ve all fallen foul of website photographs that look nothing like what you actually find when you arrive! Last weekend we went for a ‘Spooktober’ stay at Butlins Skegness, staying in a two bedroomed Fairground apartment.
If you’re thinking about visiting Butlins Skegness, or considering the same accommodation type, then I thought it would be useful to show you what the apartment really looks like when you arrive. So, without further ado, here’s a look inside a Fairground Apartment in Butlins Skegness:
The living room, kitchen and dining area and in one long room, although this is separated into distinct zones. The living area was fairly basic but comfortable: a large L-shaped sofa, small side table and TV with digital channels (including four kids channels, which was handy for entertaining the kids whilst I made breakfast).
The dining table was small, and I wouldn’t recommend trying to serve a lavish feast on it, but for having breakfast or a quick sandwich for lunch, there was enough room for our family of four to sit around it comfortably. I will confess that I didn’t try to cook anything more complicated than sandwiches or scrambled eggs (we chose to eat out instead) but the kitchen seemed to have everything you would need: plenty of pans and crockery, a small fridge freezer for all of your supplies, and a full oven and microwave too. If you wanted to eat in for every meal, you certainly could here.
As I mentioned above, our apartment had two bedrooms: one was a double, and one had two single beds. The beds were comfortable, as were the pillows, and there were extra pillows in the wardrobe if you needed them. The master bedroom had a TV with the same channels as the living room one: the children’s bedroom didn’t. The master also had a dressing table and chair, with a light up mirror, a wardrobe and two bedside tables. There was a hairdryer hidden away in the drawer under the dressing table. The children’s bedroom had two single beds, two bedside tables, and a wardrobe: basic but comfortable, and a nice change of pace from the many hotels we have stayed in where the boys have to share a double bed.
The bathroom was probably the most simple of all the rooms in the apartment, but it was clean and had everything we needed: the kids would have preferred that there was a bath, but you can’t have it all, and as they were swimming every day, showering them off afterwards was easier for us!
The Fairground Apartments in Butlins Skegness are located (not surprisingly) just to the left of the fairground: the fairground was just a three minute walk away from our apartment, whilst the ‘big tent’ with all of the shows and the entrance to the swimming pool was around a seven minute walk away. We enjoyed the Fairground styling, were happy with the location, and were glad to be in a relatively quiet location too: we didn’t hear any night time noise from any other guests for the duration of our trip. All in all then, we would definitely stay in a Fairground Apartment in Butlins Skegness again!