I'm hoping by now you aren't fed up of seeing Bluestone related posts, this is the last one I promise! I've reviewed the lodge and told you exactly what we got up to on each day, today I am going to share my overall impressions of our holiday at Bluestone Wales.
If you are considering booking a holiday at Bluestone but aren't quite sure, these are a few points to bear in mind.
- While our lodge wasn't too far away from anything some of them are, there are also quite a lot of steep hills around the place.
- There is a free bus running throughout the resort at regular intervals.
- You can also hire a golf buggy for the duration of your stay or just a day. If you do decide to book one I strongly recommend booking it in advance to avoid disappointment.
- Think about what you want to do during your stay and book in advance as things do get fully booked - the website is very easy to navigate making booking activities in advance simple.
- The staff are very friendly and helpful.
- Bluestone isn't just for families, it would be perfect for a holiday with friends or a couples holiday too, read how Porcelina enjoyed her stay as part of a couples holiday.
- The check in process is very easy, we checked in on-line to save time. When we arrived it was a drive through system, we simply gave our booking number at the window and were handed information leaflets, key cards, etc.
- Check in at 4pm is too late for my liking, this combined with the early check out of 10am means that you pretty much lose two days. That being said you can use the facilities at Bluestone before you check in and after you check out.
- Aside from the noise created by us in the lodge it was very quiet, we didn't hear any noise from our neighbours.
- Despite it being fully booked while we were there it was quiet and not too busy anywhere, though phase three is currently being built so this may change.
- After midnight on check in day the resort is completely car free, this is a great idea as you can let your children run around without worrying.
- On check in we were handed an activity guide, this is a timetable of all of the activities taking place that week, both paid and free. This is a great idea and came in handy.
- If you are wanting to go for walks you can pick up maps free of charge from the adventure centre, there are a variety including nature trials and geo caching.
- The village shop stocks a wide variety of objects and isn't as expensive as you may think, it is very convenient.
- There is free wifi in the lodges and throughout the resort.