2017: CBeebies Land Hotel

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  1. andeyhart

    andeyhart TowersStreet Member

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    Just as long as it's in this hotel from now on....
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
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    Entertainment from 10am-3pm, is there much point in that either? This seems a bit unnecessary for days where the theme park is open, I can see entertainment getting cut between these hours in a year or two also.

    The entertainments line-up itself seems okay. Much like the ents in CBeebies Land, no issues. I just wish they would do something outside of this area (starting with bringing back pirate shows and street ents).
     
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    Just having a flick through the FAQ on the CBeebies website, has probably been mentioned already, but just in case...

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    I wonder how much they will enforce the rule that only CBeebies Hotel guests can enter the hotel? This seems a bit unfair to other guests that may want to go have a nose, or even a family staying in another hotel that may want to take their kids in there for the evening.

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    £800 for 7 hours in a vinyl covered room? No thanks Towers!
     
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    I suspect the next bit of info will be "you can only book rooms in this hotel if you have a child with you, because we all know that childfree adults are evil kiddyfiddlers."
     
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    Two reasons for this

    1-for child protection. Having a 40 year old enthusiast wandering around a kids hotel could easily be misinterpreted!

    2-Merlin will want guests to pay FULL CBeebies Land Hotel prices for use of any of its services. No staying in a local B&B and enjoying the CBeebies Land Hotel entertainment as that would be FREE. I can imagine that word carrying an eerie silence after it in Merlin corporate offices!
     
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    Meh. I don't want to go in there anyway. They should enforce the same rule in reverse - no one from the CBeebies Hotel is allowed to go into the other Hotels ;)
     
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    This hotel has a lot more entertainment and that is probably why they probably want only guests. The entertainment is part of their justification for the higher prices.

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    Because Alton Towers is fully of dangerous people that will hurt children. It's a family resort...

    That's why I mention the other hotels. You have the Enchanted Village, Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel... kids stay in the other hotels and the setup with the current hotels is that you can roam around as a paying hotel guest and choose. I didn't mention anywhere about B&B users outside the resort using the facilities.

    Seems strange to break it with this hotel and make it exclusive to only that hotels guests. CBeebies Land Hotel guests can go in the other hotels as they please, yet the other hotel guests cannot go in CBeebies Hotel... like mentioned above the same rule should apply to all hotels in that case, to make it fair.

    I couldn't care less about CBeebies Hotel, it's not aimed at my age group and I don't have kids to take, although I don't like the whole exclusive 'us and them' approach with this, especially when those staying in ATH/SLH/EV are paying almost just as much to have the privilege of staying on resort.
     
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    True, but parents with very young children might still find it a bit odd.
     
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    Children should now be banned from ATH. It's only fair.
     
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    Find what odd? People visiting a hotel?
     
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    Don't think I'm defending Merlin, because I'm definitely not, but I can see logic behind this move.

    CBeebies is intended for under 6 year olds. Some 40 year old guy (no offence to anyone :p) walking around an toddlers' hotel alone would seem a little creepy to me. It's like an adult just turning up to a nursery and walking around it, could be seen as a bit sinister even if there's no actual intent to do anything. Just sayin.
     
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    I'm just saying they might consider adults without children wandering around a Hotel they're not staying in odd.
     
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    If I'm there with the kids, I don't want a bunch of coaster nerds there doing a live Facebook video in there, thank you very much.

    A family only atmosphere is great and I'll happily pay a premium for it.

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    I am not saying that the hotel should be open so people on their own without kids can go in, I'm saying the hotel should be open so families from other hotels can go in.

    Why is a non-existent 40 year old man being brought up...
     
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    I think the big logic in this move is based on whacking the prices of the CBeebies hotel up, and having the facilities as solely for those guests who have paid for them.

    If you're a family with kids under 6, you're going to be paying for it!
     
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    Because in reality it's extremely difficult to distinguish between the non-existent 40 year old man who's having a poke around and the non-existent 40 year old man who took a bath whilst his partner took their kids back to the hotel, and is catching them up later on.

    If a family wants to experience the CBeebies hotel, they need to book a room in it. Why build a separate specialized/unique accommodation offering if every Tom, Dick and Harry / Courtney, Tia-Maria and Shanice can visit having booked into Splash Landings?

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    Cariba Creek was supposed to be exclusive to hotel guests when it opened. I'm sure this won't last.
     
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    In think its more likely to last because it's harder to monetise this than it is a waterpark.

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