Just back from the Alton towers hotel yesterday, have stayed in splash landings previously. I much prefer ATH for the same reasons everyone's pointed out. It's slightly more adult oriented, has better bar and dining options, a beautiful outdoor area (when it's not under construction), it isn't humid and chlorinated, and has a nice atmosphere. SL is fine but I definitely prefer staying away from it. The location is only another 200m away from the monorail so you have to leave all of 2 minutes earlier to mitigate it. The sockets in rooms is definitely still an issue, I brought along an extension cord though so had no issues - they should stick one of those in every room.
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