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“Camping Perfection!” 4 of 5 stars
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Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, England   |  
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“Camping Perfection!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Lovely, friendly, clean, safe, well thought out, organised. No complaints whatsoever about this site and would certainly recommend anyone to stay there. Location is excellent and Henley is a lovely town to visit and only a short walk away. Thoroughly enjoyed our holiday here and look forward to returning!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swiss_Farm_Henley, Owner at Swiss Farm Touring and Camping, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you had an enjoyable time at Swiss Farm and hope to see you again soon.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at Swiss Farm for 4 nights at the end of August. It was only our second family camping trip, the first was to Hurley, a few miles up the road.

Swiss Farm had been recommended to us as it had a swimming pool and a small bar open in the evenings. It's a big site, lots of caravans as well as tents and there are two shower blocks. The main block is modern, shiny and kept nice and clean. It also has a bath if your children don't like showers which was really handy.

We were in field 1 which had a bit of a slope down towards a fishing lake, and was closer to the second shower block. Sadly I didn't see a cleaner there all week and although they left cloths out for people to clean up after themselves they often didn't bother. The result was that by10am the loos and showers were full of hair and a bit smelly.

The site itself was well looked after and the staff were lovely, really considerate and helpful - when we were there a couple arrived with a trailer tent but couldn't figure out how to put it up and one of the wardens came to help. They were also very observant regarding noise and disturbance.

Pool is cold, obviously, as its outside, but its clean and a great facility to have.

Overall Swiss Farm would probably be better if you were camping in a bigger family group, but for us it was a bit too big and the cleanliness of the showers was definitely an issue.

Room Tip: Try and get field 2 if you have children - it's near the pool and the play area and is flat - mu...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swiss_Farm_Henley, Owner at Swiss Farm Touring and Camping, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for your review. I am glad you found our team to be friendly and helpful. We generally get very positive feedback about our cleaning and we work hard to maintain high standards. During busy times we are unable to clean during the morning rush (between 7 and 10am) and you may find the facilities are not at their best by 10 am however they are swiftly dealt with and returned to their normal condition. Cleaning is carried out twice daily and I can assure you that this was the case during your stay. I am however sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion and hope that we can do better for you if you visit us again in the future.
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Aldridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Just stopped a week at Swiss farm. Camping how it should be.No real noise after 10 30ish as all people who stop here respect each other. The toilets were spotless and cleaned at least twice or three times a day. The pitches are great with lots of private space. The walk into lovely Henley is less than 10 mins ( even with teenages!!) The shops in Henley are lovely and the restaurants were great too. The only thing that wasn't perfect was the two young bar staff they were not rude in anyway but a friendly smile would of gone a long way. We went to lovely pub in Henley instead with a really friendly and very helpful barman in the pub called Queen Victoria up the top end of Henley. Excellent campsite with excellent facilities and very friendly and helpfully reception staff.
We will return as soon as possible
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Swiss_Farm_Henley, Owner at Swiss Farm Touring and Camping, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thank you for your very positive review! I am glad that you enjoyed the park and were happy with the facilities and location. We have lots of plans for improving the park over the next few years and hope you will have a chance to visit again and see the improvements.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here mid august and enjoyed the wide open space and the open air swimming pool . Nothing to grumble about here ! Great toilets great showers and loads of space for your kids to roam around . It also had a lovely little bar if there are no kids with you then you could relax and enjoy a few beers . A really good chill out campsite ....cool

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This was our 5th time camping and we went with 3 other families for 3 nights. We stayed in field 1. The facilities generally are great and very clean and the showers were nice and hot (however showers in main shower block nearer reception far better than the block adjacent to field 1). The swimming pool was a little disappointing as the pool was cold and it was very crowded as the system of counting the people in the pool and then letting people in didn't seem to work but everything else was great. On one of the days we went fishing in the lake and caught over 10 small fish between all of the families and the little ones enjoyed feeding the ducks there. At night it was fairly quiet but some of us heard the pigs, crows and the cows. We were very lucky with the weather as it only rained a little at night. I would recommend to bring bikes as it was great fun doing bike rides in the local vicinity along the river. The only thing that let us down a bit was the sewage smell that we sometimes smelt on some of the days. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the camping experience but according to my ten year old daughter "make sure you bring marshmallows and a camp fire because the thing that made the camping trip the best camping trip so far was roasting marshmallows on the camp fire every evening."

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

A great site with level pitches only 10 mins walk from Henley and then by train only an hour into London. Staff are great and nothing is too much trouble

As said before amenities are spotless good play area for kids. we camped in field 2 and had direct line of sight to the play area from our tent. Tent field 1 is a little further away.

There is a bar but it doesn't do food which is fine as there are plenty of places to eat in Henley.

hopefully we will be back next year as the site is so convenient for London, Legoland Windsor etc

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Just got back from 6 nights at swiss farm camping. Lovely clean facilities. We camped in field 1 which had masses of room for kids to play. We used it as a base to visit lego land, chessington zoo and london. Swimming pool was a lovely added extra and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Henley-on-Thames
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Henley-on-Thames
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