Alton Towers Stargazing Pods Hotel Opens
Friday 12th April 2019
Alton Towers has now opened the brand new accommodation Stargazing Pods. Opening 149 days during the theme park season prices range from £88 off-peak to £123 in peak times.
Each pod has the essentials like a bed and plugs to charge your phone however as this is a basic accommodation / hotel all of the toilets and showers are all in one place.
Stargazing Pods Installation Complete
Friday 22nd March 2019
The Stargazing Pods at Alton Towers resort is set to open on 12th April 2019, and it would appear the new accommodation is ready for its first guests. All of the pods have now received door mats along with room number above the doors.
This unique accommodation is in a camping style with the toilet, shower, baby change, and accessibility facilities all located in a facilities block in the pod camp.
Each pod has two single beds, and a double bed and that is it. Being branded as “minimalistic themed pods” all you get is a bed and a toilet block down one end of the camping site.
Sleeping a maximum of 4 people these won't be any good for large groups. Unlike the hotels where some rooms can sleep a family of 4 or 6. Reception for the Stargazing Pods is using the old Treetop quest reception building. Treetop Quest closed a few years ago after being used for two season and then being closed due to budget cuts.
Stargazing Pods Mid February Update
Sunday 17th February 2019
Work on the stargazing pods at Alton Towers looks to be almost complete with paths to the pods being layed yesterday, more of the standard pods have been installed since we were last on site. However, we're yet to see the premium pods arrive on site. We’re starting to wonder if they got scrapped in favor of more basic accommodation. Work on the factories block also continues along with what we expect will be a small car park for disabled guests. With the new accommodation set to open soon, there's still lots left to do until everything is ready.
Stargazing Pods Christmas Update
Saturday 22nd December 2018
Work on the star gazing pods is progressing nicely at Alton Towers, more pods have been installed since our last visit along with grass starting to be put down alongside some of the pods. Lighting poles have also started to be installed around the camp site. With no toilets in the pods the toilet block is the only place to shower and use the toilet, the roof of the facilities building has started to go up with tiles waiting on the ground.
One thing thats been installed or moved since we last visited the park is a time lapse camera. We don’t remember seeing once in the past but we expect footage from this will be used on the parks social media channels.
Stargazing Pods Update
Saturday 1st December 2018
Over the past few weeks, more of the Stargazing pods have been installed. Along with grass being laid in-between some of the pods. The toilet and facilities block is progressing nicely, we expect that in the next few days a roof will be adde
Stargazing Pods Installation Begins
Friday 2nd November 2018
Stargazing Pods have started to be installed over at the Stargazing Accommodation center. Directly next to the Enchanted Village this new accommodation will be the cheapest in the Alton Towers Complex. Identical to the pods installed inside the park these rooms are stripped back and have no toilets or showers. All toilets and showers can be found in the facilities building being built down one end of the site.
The more premium pods with a roof light hatch are yet to be seen.
Construction continues on pod foundations
Saturday 29th September 2018
Foundations for the stargazing pods next to the enchanted village is progressing nicely. Although not much work has happened around the site we believe that the pods will start to be installed around the beginning of Scarefest.
Stargazing Pods Booking Goes Live
Thursday 27th September 2018
Alton Towers have released new information and pricing for the new Stargazing Pods opening 3rd May 2019. Prices range between £88 and £123 per-night with annual pass discount. Featuring the bare basics, the pod includes bed linen, a takeaway breakfast and a round of golf. Extras such as towels can be rented for an additional cost. Toilets and showers aren't built into the room and can be found in the washing and facility block.
Set around a village green the minimalistic themed pods are perfect for families, couples and friends. In the evening as the night sky emerges seek out one of the telescopes to see the stars above. Will you discover some of the Resort's own constellations?
Escape on a truly outdoors short break, spending the night under the stars. Themed in a minimalistic style Alton Towers Stargazing Pods are located a stones throw away from the theme park set around a village green area perfect for outdoor play. Each Pod sleeps maximum of 4 with 1 double bed and 2 single beds inside. This unique accommodation is in a camping style with the toilet, shower, baby change and accessibility facilities all located in a facilities block in the pod camp.
In the evening relax in the village green area and as the night sky emerges seek out one of the telescopes to see the stars above.
Staying in a Stargazing Pod is perfect for families, couples and friends looking to escape to the great British outdoors.
Stargazing Construction Beings
Wednesday 12th September 2018
Construction on the new accommodation at Alton Towers has begun. The Stargazing Lodges, opening in 2019, are set to be the parks cheapest accommodation. Containing just beds and power, the accommodation is very basic. All toilets and washing facility are contained in one central building.
Work on the bases for each lodge has start along with site preparation, and down the far end of the site construction on the facilities building has begun. Over the next few weeks we expect more lodges to be delivered to site and installed once the foundations are done. Cable runs for each lodge are already appearing, along with service cabinets on site ready to be installed.
Star Gazing Pods On Display
Saturday 18th August 2018
The new star gazing pods have been delivered to Alton Towers overnight and have been put up for display on the lawns opposite the towers. Secluded to open in 2019 the new accommodation looks set to be the cheapest available. Stripped back down to the basics all you get is a bed, power and a heater by the looks of it. All toilets and showers are in a facilities block in the corner of the village made up of star gazing pods.
More information can be found at the website for the new accommodation.