We enjoyed 12 months of being Merlin Annual passholders, and during that time, we decided to book a stay at Legoland Windsor’s Hotel family hotel. We loved themed hotels and hotels that are attached to theme parks, so we were super excited to stay here during our Legoland visit and I thought I would offer a Legoland Hotel Windsor Review on my blog for all my readers!
As we were Merlin Annual Passholders, we were able to book our hotel stay through Merlin Holidays, meaning we got a discount on our stay. Sometimes when booking though the Merlin Holiday scheme can save you money (in this case it did!) whereas other times, not so much so it’s worth comparing the prices to booking though the original site if you are Annual Pass holders.
We decided to book the Legoland Hotel for a 1 night stay. We arrived just before 10am and parked in the hotel carpark. Although our room wasn’t ready, we could still explore the hotel and then access the theme park from the hotel entrance. The hotel is pretty impressive to look at from the outside with a resident dragon blowing smoke out of his nostrils at the entrance. I must admit, the Castle Hotel does look more impressive for the outside so I feel perhaps the exterior of the Legoland Hotel could do with a refresh.
The lobby is bright and colourful, with lots going on. There is a large check in area as well as an self check in area which is helpful if you do not necessary need to speak to a staff member.
There is also 2 large Lego pits where children can play, which is super handy if it takes some time to check in.
There is also a small shop selling amenities you might need such as toiletries as well as Lego items of course!
Everything is Lego themed so take the time to look around – you are bound to see something new each time you walk though the lobby!
From reception there are stairs to to the upper floors, lifts, as well as access to the Legoland hotel pool which we used on our second day. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take photos but the pool was good, smaller than we expected with half the space themed to a pirates splash park then the other half a rectangular swimming pool.
Once we explored some of the reception area we took the stairs to the upper floor where the entertainment area is and access to Legoland theme park. Straight away you’ll notice a fun stage with an area than the children can explore.
There is also the Sky bar and entrance to the Bricks Restaurant. Wander outside and there is a small play area as well as the entrance to the Legoland theme park, taking you into the Mythica area of the park. As the theme park was now open, we headed straight into the park for a fun day ahead!
After our fun jam-packed day at Legoland, we were ready to check in to our hotel room for the night. Check in opens at 4pm and like I mentioned earlier, you can do self check-in which is super simple and it prints off your room key cards (there is a member of the team to assist if needs be!) We had booked a standard pirate themed bedroom as it was quite a price jump to the premium themed rooms. As soon as we went into the lift, the immersive Lego experience continues with an exciting lift ride (no spoilers here!) and when you exit onto the floor, you’ll notice it full of pirate themed carpet and wallpaper (or possibly a different theme if you are staying in an alternative room).
The kids were super excited to check out our room and were not disappointed when we walked through the door. As soon as we walked in we noticed the pirate theming straight away. The kids bedroom was on the right complete with a pirate themed wallpaper, carpet and a bunk bed. As we have three children there is also a stowaway bed that can be pulled out too, sleeping all three in there perfectly. In this area there is also a TV and fun Lego creations on the wall.
Moving out of the kids alcove, we then had the hallway, housing an area for hanging up clothes and a coffee and tea making area. There was also a red locked chest (more on that later!) There was an iron and ironing board too which I thought was super handy.
Into the main bedroom area now where there was a double bed, small table and chair and a dressing table and chair. The room continues with the pirate theming which is fantastically done and we all thought it was lots of fun without being too ‘in your face’.
It was here we noticed a pirates letter, asking a series of questions to do with the room in which would give us a code to unlock the red chest! We all had lots of fun searching around the room for clues to give us the correct code where there was a surprise for each of the kids inside the chest – what a lovely touch!
The bathroom was also super clean and themed! (Look at that Lego pirate hat!).
After a cup of coffee and a little rest (and some Lego building!) we headed downstairs for dinner and some entertainment.
Before heading to dinner, we watched the hotel entertainment which is situated on the stage near the Bricks Restaurant and Sky Bar. There are seats in an outside area, inside the bar and then facing the stage too. Our younger two wanted to watch the entertainment so we decided to have a drink and watch the show (I was pleased to see there was Passionfruit martini’s on the menu!)
The entertainment was ran by the inhouse team where there were lots of games and dance routines to follow. There was also a little stand selling Lego memorabilia so of course my little one had to get a Lego sword and shield!
Onto dinner next in the Bricks Restaurant. The restaurant was large and did feel a little bit like a canteen. But, nevertheless, we were hungry and happy to enjoy some food. We chose the 3 course deal and I had mushrooms on toasted bread to start with my husband having the Sausage roll.
He then had a burger which looked good, and I opted for the curry (not normally something I would order outside of a curry house but I just fancied it) the kids had veggie sticks followed by pasta then ice cream and was enjoyed by all three.
Overall the food was fine, nothing to write home about. They could make improvements here, especially with the cost of some of the stays here being pretty extortionate! But, it filled our tummies and did the job.
Overall we thought the Legoland hotel was great! It’s perfect for larger families of 5 as you are able to all sleep in one room meaning the cost is lower and there is no need for 2 rooms. The theming is also fantastic, and whilst I cannot comment on the premium themed rooms, the standard themed rooms are brilliant. The rooms are spacious, fun and perfect for getting your head down after a long day in Legoland. The addition of the entertainment on the evening was also a huge plus for us! The only downside for us was the size of the swimming pool and the food quality. However, this wouldn’t stop us coming back and we would return in a heartbeat (price depending!) I hope you enjoyed our Legoland Hotel Windsor review – any questions just pop them in the comments!
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Thanks for reading xxx
Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
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