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The Accommodation at Potters Resort

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November 6, 2016

Over half term we took the kids to Potters Resort for a 4 day break.
Potters Resort is a modern five-star holiday village situated on the coastline border of Norfolk and Suffolk, in Hopton-on-Sea. Potters was the first permanent holiday camp in the United Kingdom, opening its doors for the first time in 1920 and it is still run by the same family.
Potters Resort
It took us an epic 5 hours to drive there from Bournemouth and we couldn’t wait to get checked-in and explore everything it had to offer. We were given our room key and an itinerary and instructions of how to book activities before we headed off to unload the car and see our room.
Potters Resort
I have read lots of amazing reviews about Potters Resort but I was not prepared for the sheer size of the rooms – they are huge!. As a large family, finding rooms big enough for us all is a real challenge, but Potters have it sussed.
Potters Resort
In the main part of the room were huge wardrobes, a large dressing table with hairdryer and plenty of drawers, flat screen TV, seating area and tables and even a balcony with a small table and chairs with glimpses of the sea. The room was so large that they even popped an extra bed in for Sebastian.
Potters Resort
The next room along was the massive bathroom with his and her sinks, the all important toilet and a bath with a decent shower and a further room was for Isaac and Eliza with twin beds.
Potters Resort
They even had their own TV plus a Xbox360 so they could watch DVD’s or play games.
Potters Resort
There was also a large coat rack in the hall with plenty of space to leave shoes by the door too.
Potters Resort
At no point did the room feel cramped and there was plenty of room for the kids to play and store all the things they made at Bamboozles club.
The Accommodation at Potters Resort
My only grumble with the room was that we were on the outer edge of the hotel and as such the wifi wasn’t very strong which meant I couldn’t get any work done in the room. Not that the kids cared as it meant that we got to go to the games zone where they could play on ipads or enjoy soft play whilst I caught up on what I needed to do.
Potters Resort
I have to say the whole resort was spotlessly clean and well maintained and it is obvious that the staff love working there as they all bend over backwards to make sure your stay is comfortable. The resort is all-inclusive, with the exception of alcoholic beverages and fizzy pop, with breakfast served in the restaurant at 8.30, lunch at 12.30 and dinner at 18.30.
Potters Resort
You are allocated your table on the first day which you use for your whole stay and are served by the same member of staff for the entire break. By the second day, our waitress Tracey, knew all our names and the kids likes and dislikes. She could not have been more helpful.
Potters Resort
There was the option to choose from a set menu, enjoy the daily carvery or a lunchtime have an omlette specially made in front of you. The food was very good, with choices that would appeal to everyone, however, we were disappointed by the kids menu.
Potters Resort
The kids had a choice of just two meal options every day and it was often over-cooked and greasy – not appealing at all. Thankfully there was a large choice of fruit available which kept them happy and full.
Potters Resort
I have to say that Potters Resort are feeders and there was so much food on offer that I felt guilty turning it down, but I guess it is good to have too much choice. Thank goodness there were lots of activities provided to burn all those calories off again!
To be continued…………
 
 
 

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    Nikki Thomas

    November 6, 2016

    Sounds like a lovely place to stay, I have never been to that part of the world before but would love to go there.

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    Erica Price

    November 6, 2016

    I like the look of the buffet selection – that would keep my H very happy. Wifi is so vital for me these days, I like to have a good strong signal available in my room, but less of an issue if I can get some 4G (or even 3G). There certainly looks like there is plenty to do there.

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    Clare aka Emmy's Mummy

    November 6, 2016

    Wow that room is HUGE. This has been on my to do list for ages as I know we would all have so much fun.
    Looks amazing

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    Ness

    November 6, 2016

    The rooms are huge and I’ve never had an XBOX in a room before. Shame and a bit strange about only two choices on the children’s menu.

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    The Mummy Diary

    November 6, 2016

    Aww this looks fab and I had never heard of it until now, will definitely pop on over and have a look myself. I have never been to this part of the country and you just never think of all inclusive in the UK so this is great,

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    Jen Walshaw

    November 7, 2016

    We loved staying at Potters. My boys never even tried the kids food, they ate smaller portions off the adult menu. This is where Mini wants to go back to.

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    Cass@frugalfamily

    November 7, 2016

    I keep hearing good things about Potters recently – the room looks brilliant but it’s a shame about the kids food x

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    Gill Jacob

    November 7, 2016

    Looks a fab place to stay, and a great recommendation too x

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    Emma

    November 7, 2016

    This sounds like such a lovely place to visit with the family. I think sometimes it’s nice not to have wifi and just spend time with the family, so perhaps that the weak wifi isn’t such a bad things afterall!

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    Natalia

    November 8, 2016

    it looks like a really nice accommodation! Big room, nice food… I wouldn’t need anything else! haha x

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    Lianne

    November 8, 2016

    Ooh wow I love the sound of this place!! The rooms look cosy and I love the idea that you get the same table & waitress all week, what a nice touch and great for continuity for little ones! Looking forward to your next post!

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    Rachel

    November 8, 2016

    What a great place to stay, it looks so very cosy and snug x

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    clairejustine

    November 9, 2016

    Looks like a lovely place to stay. All that yummy food is making me hungry 🙂

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