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Shel-Al

Certificate of Excellence
115 Lafayette Road, US Route 1, North Hampton, NH 03862
Shel-Al
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mirabel, Canada
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice campground with very clean bathrooms, but services are pretty limited since front desk closes early, and you can't buy wood or ice after 6PM. Security is absolutely ridiculous, constantly monitoring the campground and looking for non issues. Even though we were super quiet, they had us put out our campfire at midnight. Campground was super quiet around us too,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here over 4th of july! And it was a great family place!! People who camped there made us feel like family! And for the family who runs the camp ground did everything to make us happy to be there! We had a problem with our electric plug and within minutes they had it fixed!! Dropping off firewood to... More 

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shelalcampground, Owner at Shel-Al, responded to this review

Thanks, Carol F, for the wonderful review! We were happy to assist you with your electricity problem as we try to respond to issues as soon as they arise. We are thrilled that you are joining us again next month and hope you find your stay just as enjoyable as last week. Hopefully you will spread the word to any... More 

Katy, Texas
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this place. We had an unplanned trip to New Hampshire when our transmission was acting up and needed to have repairs. The repair place was just up the road from the campsite. This is a mixed bag of RV campers and tent campers with some short term and some long term/frequent weekenders. The family next to us... More 

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shelalcampground, Owner at Shel-Al, responded to this review

Thank you, Txmomtomany, for your wonderful review! Although we are sorry for the circumstances that led you to us, (transmission problems), we are delighted that you had fun during your stay, and even found a repair shop next door! We've shared your positive comments with our team, and we are all pleased to have played a small part in making... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facilities were good and all the bathrooms were clean. The only problem was that the owners patrolled the camp ground like police and treated us (27 year olds) like children. The camp sites are a little bit small and it could get overcrowded during busy season

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shelalcampground, Owner at Shel-Al, responded to this review

Thank you, 374matthewp, for taking the time to comment on our campground! We try very hard to keep our grounds and bath houses clean and safe, and we are happy that you were pleased with our facilities. We agree that some of our sites are small, and over the past few years, we have eliminated 20% of them, making the... More 

Claremont, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Five other friends and I spent the weekend camping at Shel-Al. The staff was amazingly warm and welcoming when we first arrived. (They also work long hours, as they were there to greet us after 9 PM). The bathrooms were impressively clean and there were several located within 1 minute of our campsite. Beaches and breweries were a short drive... More 

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shelalcampground, Owner at Shel-Al, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Alison B, for your very kind words about our campground and the surrounding seacoast area! It is our goal to provide a clean, welcoming environment for our campers, and we are happy that you had fun! We hope to see you all again soon! More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Shel Al Is By Far The Best Campground I've ever Camped At. All Staff is Beyond Caring. Awesome Place. Can't Say Enough Great Thing's About It. Cleanliness is Key to Them, As Well As There Concerns That they Have Happy Campers.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

We came in the off season and there were plenty of open sites. The staff is great and they take good care of the park. You don't have to haul your trash because they come and pick it up. It is probably the closes campground to town and the beach. One part of the campground is mostly seasonal campers who... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stayed at Shel-Al on labor day weekend. We wanted a place close to the ocean. The campground was very clean and the staff was amazing. There was almost nobody around during the day, but was quite crowded at night. I was a bit worried that it would get loud but everyone seemed to mind the quiet hours just fine.... More 

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Monterey, California
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I definitely recommend this campground! We had an amazing customer service from the beginning to the end. The staffs were able to find us a campground that surpassed our expectations. Furthermore, the camping was really clean and there were many included services, such as offering free coffee every morning at the reception desk, picking up your garbages every night, and... More 

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Mont Vernon, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and plan on going back for a week next year. We were looking for something centrally located to Portsmouth and Hampton and this place not only fit the bill, but it also exceeded expectations. The staff was fantastic and the grounds were immaculate and the sites all had grass. The campground guests were very... More 

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