We booked this through the newspaper and knew what to expect (sort of).. The Caravan was a Bronze and we couldnt upgrade due there being none available! However, the caravan was clean but scruffy to say the least. It wasnt the best we have ever stayed in but it was ok for £50 (3 nights).
We stayed in FL47... hopefully I can download some photos. We found we were located right in the middle of the site with nowhere to park close to the caravan because of the flooding... We wondered if we would be washed away during a rainstorm! It was a pain to carry your stuff backwards and forwards trying to avoid the flood water.. having to change boots/shoes everytime you went out... We didnt use the entertainment passes as we could never have found our way through the puddles in the dark.
The beach is 2 mins away and it has a nice walk along the promenade. The small shop was a bit rubbish with not much in it, probably because it was the end of the season. We didnt pay for the linen nor the entertainment passes but they were included anyway for some reason. There were no casserole dishes if you wanted to stick something in the oven or for salad. Tin opener didnt work, tears/splits in the very uncomfortable seating area... curtains in seating area and bedroom stained and falling down (I used two pillowcases to cover the window up)... take a small fire (oil filled radiator or halogen) it gets cold although there is a small electric wall heater in the bedroom and gas fire in the seating area. On the plus side the shower was brilliant... very hot water and quite powerful!!!
Take your own duvets and pilows... I wouldnt sleep with the ones that were provided.. they all were as flat as anything. We drove around Seawick to have a look, its close by and although Petre Andre was booked to play there in a couple of weeks I wouldnt stay there, it looked very sad!
All in all we only needed this as a base to try a new area to visit... we liked Frinton on Sea and Colchester.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- St Osyth Beach Holiday park near Clacton-on-Sea is just that little bit differentThe large indoor heated swimming pool comes complete with a flume and a shallow area for younger children but never seems to be overcrowded. The entertainment venue has a real family feel to it and you’re never far away from the stage for the live shows which feature at weekends and during the peak season. ... more less