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“A great holiday park in an excellent location.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morn Gate Holiday Park

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Morn Gate Holiday Park
4.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Bridport Road, Dorchester DT2 9DS, England   |  
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1 review
“A great holiday park in an excellent location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Morn Gate holiday park which we booked at the last minute. The caravan was clean, modern and cosy. My two children aged 12 and 8 throughly enjoyed the play area with slide and sand pit. The location is excellent for going out days for example weymouth, west bay, monkey world all within a half hour drive. When we returned to the caravan at night it was peaceful, yes you can here the road noise but it really didnt bother us. We had a lovely view of the countryside from our caravan and would love to return in the near future.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Morn gate is a holiday park between West Bay and Weymouth and is located well for visiting Dorset! A little away from coast but easy drive to most places. Lodges are basic with basic facilities. Fairly clean ( a few cobwebs to be found) but a good base for touring. Take everything yourself thou as nothing provided- washing up liquid, toilet roll etc. Owners / managers helpful with local knowledge.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Poundbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My parents just spent a week (May 2013) at Morn Gate Holiday Park in one of their Chalet. Polite and friendly reception, nice holiday feeling in the chalet. Everything went smoothly. Their is everything needed for a self accommodation and the prices are reasonable. Will book again from Morn Gate.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had a reasonably good time at Morn gate (May 2013), however a few things let it down and did spoil our stay to some extent.

Good points:-
Nice central location for Dorset.
25 Mins from Monkey world / Tank museum
Small childrens play area and garden area (gardens well cared for)
The park itself is quiet*
Weekly rental price is reasonable

Bad points
*Borders a very fast and noisy A road - avoid the first row of lodges if you want a good nights sleep - no double glazing means you hear every vehicle go past.
Gas is free but Electricity is metered (requires £1 coins)
Water is undrinkable - its "safe to drink" but tastes bad due to the chalky limescale as its pumped from 220ft below the park. (supplied kettle was completely gunked up with limescale so had to be scrubbed and eventually we resorted to buying bottled water)
Absolutely no frills - no bin bag / toilet roll / dishcloth - it would have been so much better if these inexpensive items had been included.
No bed covers etc - you have to bring your own sheets / duvet covers and towels.
The lodge was a little dirty in areas (dusty / cobwebs) although the kitchen/bathroom were well cleaned.

Summary:
A nice location with good views to the rear, however can be let down by road noise and some unnecessary penny pinching.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

booked at last minute, for 21-28th july 2012, excellent
site . very friendly staff , we were upgraded to bigger caravan on arrival (brilliant)
very clean caravan, excellent views across the dorset countryside.
would advise other people to try it. very central for dorset it self and only minutes to coast.

Room Tip: caravans well worth booking
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Lovely quiet park in the heart of Dorset. Great for families wanting a quiet break with ease of access to the best Dorset has to offer.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We don't normally rent, as we have a motor home, but we took Mother here for a break. It is a really friendly, small, owner run park. Nothing is too much trouble, and they are really helpful.
We are returning again this year, and would recommend it, especially if you want somewhere quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Morn Gate Holiday Park

Address: Bridport Road, Dorchester DT2 9DS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Dorchester
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Specialty lodging in Dorchester
Hotel Class:4 star — Morn Gate Holiday Park 4*
Also Known As:
Morn Gate Holiday Park Dorchester, Dorset

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