We are very much a family that makes the best of things, whether it be a 5* super resort or a campsite in Skegness.
I have to admit though when my wife told me we were going "old school static caravan" my heart sunk, a week in Camber Sands - mid September = not a happy bunny!
Straight away when we arrived the check in was dealt with quickly & politely (on to a winner), the site was clean and tidy.
We were booked into a gold caravan with two bedrooms and a sofa bed so could sleep 6, We had 3 adults and a 6 month old and it was a tight fit.
The living room was good size - no wrap around furniture in sight, we had a flat screen TV with built in DVD player, 2 half leather armchairs and a sofabed, kitchen was well stocked too - microwave, fridge freezer, toaster, kettle. All the plates, glasses etc. were all clean and tidy. The main bathroom had a shower which was amazing, no bath so struggled with the little one a bit. Overall I would give the Caravan - 8/10 this would be 9 but the van got so cold at night that the drop in temperature woke us up.
We went on a little explore of the site and ended up at the long beach entertainment hub of the resort, this housed the Arcade (this brought me straight back to my childhood, 2p machines ohhh I love them, I think I wasted about £20 on them!), the Showbar, Boathouse and the park shop. All of which were clean and well staffed.
I got slightly despondent at this point - the prices in the shop were hideous £3.50 for a tube of Pringles, 4 x Peroni £6.99, the only products that were at a normal price were newspapers.
The Boathouse has a Costa coffee franchise which was nice, the £1.99 breakfast was well worth the price.
In the Showbar the entertainment was quite good, plenty of staff at the bar, very very loud though, which was a shame because it would of been nice to have a chat while listening to the singers etc.
The on site Fish & Chip shop which had a good selection of food was vastly overpriced and the woefully understaffed, this was a shame because the food looked good.
Now the one thing that really gets up my nose is the no photography of my family in the pool, I do not understand this policy, all other family based resorts allow this - Center Parcs coming to mind straight away - This would be a deal breaker for me returning to a Park Resort.
The flume was out of order throughout our stay which was also a shame as the main pool area was really nice.
Overall I would recommend The Camber Sands, Park Resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy 7 miles of deep sandy dunes, with direct beach access from the Park. Camber Sands Holiday Park has it all, including 4 fabulous indoor pools, spa bath, sauna & solarium, all weather sports court and adventure playground. The perfect destination for a seaside holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camber Sands Holiday Park - Park Hotel Camber