Well it just goes to show how different we humans are. Most reviewers loved this place, but we disliked almost everything about it. We have been coming to France for over 20 years, mostly in our touring caravan and have visited most areas of the country.
We had not booked in advance, but did phone ahead a few days before to check availability. Reception was very busy when we arrived (and subsequently always seemed very busy), so we had to wait for ages to be dealt with. We were then given a map with plots circled that we could not use. So off we went in search of a plot. We found one that we liked, came back to reception, waited ages again and were then told that the plot we had chosen was booked. So off we went again. We did this 3 times before we managed to get a plot. At one stage, we were looking at a plot, when a family of other campers approached us and warned us not to take the plot as it would be very noisy. Strange we thought, but we took their advice and looked further away. How glad we were!!
The plots are generally large and some are very large indeed. Some have hot tubs and some have a shed with a washing machine and electric bbq. The problem is that the condition of the plots are poor. The plots are uneven, dusty and generally pooly mainained in comparison with other sites we've visited. They seem to have gone for the glamping image (glamour camping) but have forgotten about the basics.
We did not use what looked like a lovely pool complex. We walked to it and it was so heaving with kids and teenagers that we turned back. Sure enough, as predicted, the site was very noisy at night. We don't mind some evening entertainment, but it was poor quality, very, very loud and went on far too late. The loud music totally dominated the site until the early hours.
The washrooms are excellent and there is a well stocked shop. We visited in early September, but the site was still heaving. We stayed one night and moved on.
If you want glamping and noise until the early hours, then this site is for you. If you like a relaxing setting, then look elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Esterel Caravaning est un camping 5 étoiles dans le Var, sur la côte d'azur. Situé à Saint-Raphaël entre Cannes et Saint-Tropez et à seulement 3 km de la plage d'Agay, Esterel Caravaning est un lieu privilégié pour des vacances réussies. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Esterel Caravaning Hotel Agay