Splash Landings, the second hotel to be built at the Alton Towers Resort, is themed to a tranquil Caribbean village built around the Alton Towers Waterpark. In fact some of the best views of the Waterpark are from the huge overlooking glass windows which are encompassed by the exotic beach theme. Don’t forget to visit The Shack, a small shop found on the reception level, which is the ideal place to buy your hotel and theme park souvenirs.
After spending the day on your feet at the theme park, you can return to your room to relax. If you still have the energy you can explore the Alton Towers Waterpark which is attached to the hotel, or head to Ma Garrita’s Bar for live entertainment! With this entertainment typically more geared towards younger guests, you may also wish to head across the hotel walkway to the Alton Towers Hotel’s atrium to enjoy a drink while listening to live vocalists.
Check in is from 3pm, although you can check in earlier if your room is ready. There’s always the option to leave your luggage with the porters if you wish to enjoy the resort’s attractions, and your luggage will be waiting in your room for you. Checkout is at 10am, and you can always leave your luggage with the porters, to collect at the end of the day. The option of a later checkout is available at an additional charge.
All standard rooms in the Splash landings hotel are themed Beachcomber bedrooms. Most of these rooms will sleep up to 4 people, but there are also larger family rooms which can sleep up to 6 people.
A standard hotel stay includes the bed and breakfast option, as well as a 9-hole round of Extraordinary Golf, however you can also add-on theme park tickets and entrance to the water park at the online rate. If you have an annual pass you can also receive discounts on your stay.
Hotel guests can enter the theme park through the Galactica Gates, which are sign-posted along the route to the main theme park entrance. Hotel guests also enjoy free car parking for the duration of their stay.
These are the standard rooms in the Splash Landings Hotel and represent the cheapest of the resort’s accommodation options. The hotel’s vibrant Caribbean theme is continued into these rooms which are able to sleep 4, 5 or 6 guests.
The hotel’s themed rooms contain an array of surprises and unique features for you to discover. They are more expensive than the standard Beachcomber Rooms, but are great for celebrating special occasions and make for a memorable stay!
There are lots more themed rooms available in the Alton Towers Hotel!
Ice Age Rooms
Venture back in time to the Ice Age where guests will meet their favourite characters; Scrat, Manny, Diego and Sid. These super cool rooms are extensively themed and also include an Xbox console with an Ice Age game.
These swashbuckling rooms take their theme from the Mutiny Bay area of the theme park, allowing guests to embrace their inner pirate. Only true pirates are able to follow the clues to find the hidden treasure, although anyone can play with the room’s games console.
Flambo’s Jambo is an all-you-can-eat ‘exotic’ buffet which offers guests a tasty Caribbean feast as well as many family favourite dishes, so there really is something for everybody. The restaurant also offers brilliant views of the Alton Towers Waterpark.
Ma Garrita’s Bar
Ma Garrita’s Bar is located opposite the reception desk in the Splash Landings Hotel, and is a tropical terrace bar, with windows overlooking the Alton Towers Waterpark, serving exotic cocktails and light bites during the day, before becoming a lively venue in the evening.
Ideas for Alton Towers’ second hotel first emerged in 1997 and were steadily worked up into detailed proposals by Tussauds Group’s in-house design team. As well as a hotel, the development would also include a water park and conference centre.
Browse these galleries from the archive, which documented the construction of the new hotel and water park complex from the very start in 2001 all the way up to its shaky opening in 2003.
The new Splash Landings Hotel and Cariba Creek water park opened its doors to the public on 1st June 2003, but unfortunately things were behind schedule causing upset for many guests.