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“Busy but fun!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Park Albatros
3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Pineta di Torre Nuova, 57027 San Vincenzo, Italy   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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“Busy but fun!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Park Albatros is full on. We went the last two weeks of the summer holidays & it was very busy. The park is amazing, like a little town in itself. Children racing around on little bikes, scooters, go-karts.

We went with Canvas holidays & hired a mobile home for the fortnight, no complaints, barbeques every night & a safe & pleasant environment.

Beach is about a ten minute walk away. We thought the beach was lovely & all the better for not having loungers crammed together!

The train station in San Vincenzo proved very useful as we didn't have a hire car & caught trains to & from the airport (30 Euros for 4 of us) & all over the region of Tuscany. Thjis was particularly memorable, cheaper than the trains in England & no hassles with parking, driving etc.

The park runs free buses to San Vincenzo & Piombino, in particular worth a visit. If you're a gal that likes her fashion take some spare Euro's - we had to buy another suitcase for my purchases!

All in all a great trip & a very cost effective way of seeing an amazing region of Italy!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We have never visited Italy ever, so it proved a wonderful adventure. We decided to try Al Frescos camping holiday. We traveled with Easy jet from Liverpool. We hired a car from the airport and everything went very smooth. We were welcomed on our arrival by the Thomson rep, a really lovely girl. The on site Pizzas were wonderful and everything was easy to find. The young rep helped us with things to see in the area, even told us about the marina and beach. We had a few little problems but they were fixed very quickly. Thanks to Thomson and the lovely rep, Kathryn.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Al_Fresco_11, Al Fresco Holidays at Park Albatros, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Hi Margaret,

I'm really pleased to see you enjoyed your first Italian experience!

It sounds like you had a great time exploring the area and our representative was able to provide you with some local tips.

Thank you for your review - we hope to welcome you again next summer.
the Al Fresco team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We arrived on the park at the end of July and stayed for two weeks in a Bellini, with Thomson al Fresco!

We arrived at around 7.15 just after Al Frescos reception had closed due to being lost in Pisa! We did however worry about missing the check in time, there was no need to worry about anything because there was a number left on the door which allowed us to get in contact with the rep! The rep came within minutes to check us in and was absolutely lovely! He asked how we were and made me along with the rest of my family feel welcomed!
On arrival in our mobile home he made sure we knew how to contact him which was fantastic. We did unfortunately need to contact him as a few things weren't working or were missing from our mobile, he didn't at all seem bothered about us calling him up at 8.30 and came to fix them and replace them immediately. We thought it would be kind to ask him if he'd like a drink to which he did say no, although we did end up chatting for a good thirty minutes. We found out he'd only been working for the company a few weeks which really surprised us as he was very professional! Everything was perfect!
We did then ask another rep about Curtis to find out that he had left, which we thought was such a shame!

We found getting to places very easy as the site offered free buses and directions for us to get to places such as Elba, San Vincenzo, Piombino.

The park was fantastic with lots of different things to do and lots to do for our children. Would totally recommend the site as well as Al Fresco as all the team were lovely!

Well Done Al Fresco!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Al_Fresco_11, Al Fresco Holidays at Park Albatros, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Hi Laura,

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding the service you received from our team on site - it's great to see they made a positive impact on your holiday.

Sounds like you had a lovely time exploring the different places nearby!

Thank you once again, the Al Fresco team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We hired a car and had an easy hours drive from Pisa airport. Very convenient, although busy due to peak season and Italy's August bank holiday week, our rep from Thomson Alfresco was waiting for us, helpful and welcoming. Our accommodation was quite central to the main attractions in the park which was just as well be causes its huge, many people hire bikes to get around it.
The accommodation is, as expected, quite basic and small also clearly a little bit tired I.e broken shower door. However it was clean and adequate for the minimal time you spend in there, which for us was really only showering and sleeping. The pools onsite are great, we have 2 teenagers who was very happy at the park, it was safe for them to wander off onsite and plenty for them to do including evening entertainment. Food was also good there is a supermarket which wasn't as expensive as I imagined. A couple of restaurants and good pizza take away. I would recommend the hotel/ restaurant situated directly outside the park entrance, family run, great food and good value.
Park has good organised trips, we went to Rome for the day which was fantastic. San Vincenzo is a nice liitle town just about 8km away, the park runs a free bus in the evening. The beach is quite nice but obviously extremely busy in August and there isn't enough amenities like cafes or toilets.

Overall a lovely place with fantastic weather, everyday was hot and blue skies. Great for all ages of kids, mainly Dutch, French and Italien families only a few Brits and Irish but hat wasn't a problem, all better than us at speaking English!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Al_Fresco_11, Al Fresco Holidays at Park Albatros, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Hi Claire,

It's great to see you and your family enjoyed your time on Park Albatros - it's always nice to see when our customers have had an enjoyable holiday.

We do have a mixture of homes on this site ranging from Puccini Rivieras (our smallest range) to Vivaldis (our largest range) - we will review each mobile home at the end of the season so will look into your concerns over the shower door and carry out maintenance where required.

Thank you for leaving your feedback - we hope to see you again next summer.
Kind Regards, the Al Fresco team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had 10 days here in June with 2 adults and 2 girls 3 & 5. We flew into Pisa with Easyjet and hired a car. The transfer took about an hour. We booked with Alfresco and the standard of accomodation was poor. The home was very dirty and run down. Lots of things broke down - air con, toilet, sinks leaking etc. The decking was very good though.
Overall the park was excellent. The pools were very good and plenty of loungers available. The pools were shallow and so very saf for the children. There were bigger pools too for when we wanted to swim. It is proably 30 mins walk to the beach with small children and the local beach is not very nice - no sand just crushed rock. There are plenty of nices beaches nearby including a very nice one in San Vincenzo but I am glad we hired a car so we could get to them. The park is massive. We were lucky as we were fairly close to the centre but those on the edges would have had a long walk to get to anything. The supermarket is large but not overly cheap. The a la carte restaurant is very good and I would recommend this over the buffet. The kids club was OK but there were too few staff to the number of children there. Overall it had a great atmosphere and in the evening the kids loved the mini disco and then had a play in the large playground whilst we had a glass of wine. We visited Pisa one day which was great fun as was a local theme park about 20 mins away.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

we have just returned from a fortnight in a maxi tent with canvas hols , there were 14 in total in our party ages feom 7 /16.. this was my first time camping abroad and all in all was a great hol , to be fair out tent was kinda on the small side for 6 as one kid had to sleep in the living area so 5 would in my view be the max . also theres no where to put any clothes , a few drawers of some description would be handy ., we didnt see the rep from day one which wasnt a prob as if needed im sure we could have made contact, and the others in our party spoke to her a few times and said she was very helpful . the supermarket is a bit on the pricey side so again if your there for a fortnight def would pay to maybe hire a car or bikes to get shopping from local supermarket . the park was really busy and first time ive had to do the sunbed run which pissed me off a bit , but when in rome do as the germans/dutch do i suppose ! local beach is nice if maybe a bit boring , barriti is a more interesting beach especially if you like snorkeling etc , both restaurants on site are good the one at the top end being slightly better with a better choice , theres a good one out the main drag in about 200 yards on the left , real farmhouse with wooded grill , bit pricey , but very helpful , beers 4.50 on site and thats about the average all round , wines, good house about 10 , pizzas about 6 for a margherita , def using the free bus but def dont be shy about pushing in as no one else seems to be , and catch from where drops u off , or you wont get on the last one or two back ,. wifi is crap , dont bother waste of 5e , unless your gonna stay thums glued to it all times , local buses sporadic but cheap. loads of lizards , and pools chaos , human soup ,think thats it , if you want a quit site dont go here in peak , simple but if you want a busy site with a good holiday vibe and dont mind the occasional que ,, happy days .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

This was our first visit to Keycamp and we were very disappointed. Could have been anywhere - without venturing out for a night in Florence and Pisa, we wouldn't have felt like we'd been to Italy! There is a real sense that they have crammed as many people as possible into the space and the pools were standing room only by the time we left. As a previous reviewer has said, loungers were bagged (against Keycamp rules but the staff just turn a blind eye) and then stayed empty. There is a real problem with mosquitos and I saw many people covered in bites. The beach wasn't very family friendly and actually had a nudist area not far after you got onto the main bit with no warning that we could see! Food was extremely expensive with little variation all over the park. The themed nights at the buffet were laughable as it was the same food every night! The villas are very tired, the pre ordered linen was stained and the blankets smelt. Not for us!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pineta di Torre Nuova, 57027 San Vincenzo, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Livorno > San Vincenzo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 25 Specialty Lodging in San Vincenzo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Park Albatros 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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