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“Camping Weekend - End of Season” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park

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Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park
3.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   35 Bell Street, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Camping Weekend - End of Season”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Early May and the warm season was truly gone.....Great little spot for camping, end of season meant the park was virtually empty over the weekend we were there! We love it though, in hindsight, should have got a less "sandy" plot, more grass the better, well there is next time.

Close to beach and shops, we had it all, the cold nights were warmed with an open fire. As it was off-season, it was a little more relaxed, we took a brazier and bought wood from good'ol Bunnings.

Clean bathrooms and toilets for us, although the electric BBQ was really disappointing! Off season also meant the park was dog friendly and therefore "mac" got to vacation too.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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South Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Stayed here with friends camping for a weekend. Camp sites were right near the beach and basically together but I think they slightly stuffed our booking. As opposed to other reviews, I thought the amenities were pretty good. Basic but good. Clean every time I went in there. Camp sites lacked grass and I bent many a peg trying to hammer them into the rock hard ground. Didn't use any of the other amenities as we ate out or ordered pizza in. Overall, nothing flash, but it is camping after all.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kylie W, Manager at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you very much for the review.

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We really value your support and loyalty.

Hope to see you again soon…safe travels
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night but would have loved to have stayed longer! Great location and the cabins are lovely! Short walk through the park to the beach which was great! Kids really enjoyed the play park and the spacious grounds. Would not hesitate to stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kylie W, Manager at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you very much for the fantastic review.

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We really value your support and loyalty.

Hope to see you again soon…
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Maryborough, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

we stayed in cabin 11 for 3 nights after a winning bid in Travel Auctions. On entering reception I was greeted by a young lady with not much charisma about her and seemed to me she didn't want to be there, (although an older lady also at reception was very sweet and welcoming.) The cabin was a 2 BR cabin, the main B/R was ok but the bed itself was so bloody hard! We would wake up each morning after tossing and turning all night with sore hips/shoulders and still tired.(It bloody annoys me that the price range some parks ask for their cabins are just not met with a comfortable bed to match that price.) The 2nd BR it was quite small and totally designed with kids in mind, it had bunks with the ladder down the middle and it would be quite difficult for an adult to get into bed. The main living/kitchen was a good sized room with good A/C & TV facilities (although the TV reception kept breaking up quite a lot, maybe needs a digital antenna) there was also a very small 2 person sofa, the stove consisted of 2 hot plates which I doubt ever get used (no oven) but in their credit there was a very new, good sized electric frypan supplied which we used and found great. The outside BBQ's were a joke, they are Stainless Steel but in need of a clean which doesn't seem to happen to often, it was cruel to watch people go to cook their meal on it of an evening and be still there up to 45 mins later waiting for it to cook, (perhaps that's why people don't clean up after they finish cooking.) All up we had a good stay in Torquay and apart from the bed our cabin was good, yes if you wanted to go about on hands and knees looking for faults they were there, but all up it was quiet and clean. Don't go here expecting true luxury because you wont get it (unless you book a seaview cabin which looked great.) but as I said OH THAT BED!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kylie W, Manager at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I appreciate all your comments and have discussed them with my team.

We are undergoing constant change to improve the guest experience and I hope to welcome you back in the future to experience if for yourself.

P.S We have replaced that mattress in Cabin 11

Yours sincerely
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed in a 2 bed/5 person cabin. The facilities were fine, close enough walk to the beach. Comfortable but nothing I'd write home about! Staff when checking in were slow. Prices to stay here were reasonable. Linen provided.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Kylie W, Manager at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your views of your recent stay with us.

I am sorry to hear that it seems we have missed the mark in a few areas during your stay.
I will be sure to review the training process to ensure we better our service for future guests. We hope you understand this certainly is not the normal standard.

Next time you stay if there is anything we can do to better your experience all you need to do is ask and the team will make this happen for you.

Yours sincerely
Kylie Winning
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Echuca, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Right from check in with the very uninterested staff member to the below average amenities, this was such a disappointment. We had our own caravan so didn't need to use the camp kitchen, however- The camp kitchen is a disgrace. it smelt and had dirty grubby teatowels and other "stuff" on the sinks, countertops etc.and we are embarrassed to be offering this to our international visitors. Shame on you.
The park is well located to the beach, but unfortunately it is so poorly managed and maintained I would not recommend it as a place to stay. Fortunately we only paid half price through a deal with Travel Auctions, you would really feel ripped off paying full price.
The amenities are sparse, isolated, and portly maintained.
All,in all a dusty, grubby place, full of ramshackle old "permanent vans" and a few weekly /overnight sites all crammed very very close together. Buyer beware.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Kylie W, Manager at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your views of your recent stay with us.

I am sorry to hear that it seems we have missed the mark in a few areas during your stay.
I will be sure to review the training process to ensure we better our service for future guests. We hope you understand this certainly is not the normal standard.

Next time you stay if there is anything we can do to better your experience all you need to do is ask and the team will make this happen for you.

The issues raised with the cleanliness in the bathrooms & camp kitchen have been discussed with our head cleaner to ensure this issue is resolved. We have since given our camp kitchen a make over.

Yours sincerely
Kylie Winning
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Victoria, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Good: Close to the pub and a few shops, Close to beach
The Bad: Average Amenities/showers/toilets, dirt roads, dirt campsites which makes for a dirty experience, Basic BBQ facilities which no one used, Average camp Kitchen facilities, not really family friendly with a basic playground and games room.
This place was great as a teenager but now with a family this place lacks everything of a Big 4. Not a great experience for the cost....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kylie W, Manager at Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I appreciate all your comments and you will be happy to know we have a new playground being installed in September, our camp kitchen and amenities block has had a makeover. We are working on making our park more family friendly.

We are undergoing constant change to improve the guest experience and I hope to welcome you back in the future to experience if for yourself.

Yours sincerely
Kylie Winning
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Additional Information about Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park

Address: 35 Bell Street, Torquay, Victoria 3228, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Torquay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Torquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Great Ocean Road, the Torquay Foreshore Caravan Park is the only beachfront camp ground in Torquay. There is a range of accommodation available to suit all budgets, including brand new seaview cabins. Perfect for couples, families and groups of all sizes – and it’s all just a short walk away from the beach.You can hear the waves breaking on Torquay Surf Beach and we are within easy walking distance of the Torquay shopping centres. ... more   less 
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