Alton Towers is considered a special escape for all the family, which is certainly what you can expect within two minutes of walking through the gates.
Tree Top Quest is two fantastic high rope courses set within the delightful woodlands of the Enchanted Village. No matter what age you are, this will intrigue you. Even though I am terrified of heights (and this course is 8 meters up in the trees), the fun was only just beginning.
The Alton Towers hotel is themed around the incredible explorer Sir Algenon. The staff enlightened me on all the great new information about the park, including all the different facilities, including the many conference rooms used for all different purposes. The bars across the hotel are the perfect location to stay and enjoy a leisurely drink if you are too exhausted from a day of rides.
As soon as I entered the Moon Voyage room, I was speechless, it was like you were in space itself. A bunk bed, with also a huge double bed, an Xbox and many other amenities filled this room. The themed room was magnificent; little touches in every corner which will amuse adults and children alike.
In all there are 18 different themed rooms from the space age Moon Voyage I experienced to cartoon favourites like, Postman Pat and Charlie and Lola.
As I could see throughout my whole experience at Alton Towers, age is just a number, your inner child can be released!
Lastly, the ever so awaited Rollercoaster Restaurant. The food was spectacular especially when the food arrives at lightning speed, each dish on its own rollercoaster.
All staff were enthusiastic and friendly. It was a great atmosphere with the dimmed lighting and the projection show running footage of some of Alton’s biggest rides. The food was delectable, I enjoyed ribs for a starter, salmon for main course, which was wholly better than I expected. Saving the best to last, the dessert, chocolate fudge cake, sickly for the faint-hearted however. A little expensive for a theme park perhaps, but it’s a bit of a treat and worth doing every once in a while. The price of a three-course-meal of starter, main and dessert ranges from £25 to £30.
All in all, if you are looking for a perfect local treat for a couple of nights, if you have children or fancy going with a couple of friends, Alton Towers is for you.
Alton Towers hotel has 175 bedrooms with the cost for a standard room starting at £90 based on two adults and a child sharing. Themed rooms start at £137.
For more details of the Rollercoaster Restaurant and Alton Towers hotel and conference facilities visit: www.altontowers.com