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“Left a lot to be desired!” 3 of 5 stars
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5.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   Upper Street, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AU, England   |  
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“Left a lot to be desired!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We were advised that checking in time was 1600pm and we turned up at 1715pm. The reception had kindly rang us and advised us our keys etc were at the Lounge Bar. We got the keys to chalet 145 and went into our chalet. I thought I had booked a luxury chalet, we were greatly disappointed. It was far from luxury! The mattress protectors, duvets and pillows were disgusting. Clean but dilapidated and old. The bed springs were sticking up through the mattress and they would make noises every time you sat on them. The coffee jar had ingrained wet coffee at the bottom which we didnt even bothar to get off. There was mildew around the bath. The stairs up to the 1st floor were lethal and not suitable for children or older people. We had our mother-in-law with us and thankfully there was a single downstairs for her. Her room was freezing due to the glass not fitting the door properly and having a draught all the time. She had a blind over the door, it would have been much more effective to have a curtain over the doorway to prevent the draught. We spent about £ 3 - £ 4 pounds daily on the electrics which wasn't too bad. The morning after we arrived I went to the reception and advised them I was not happy with the chalet, the two ladies on the desk were very nice and offered to move us immediately. We were shown to Chalet 48 which had been refurbished, it was a little nicer but still not much to write home about. After careful consideration, we decided to stay where we were as we didn't want the hassle of moving all our belongings again and it was much further from the car park.The pool was lovely and the water a nice temperature. The lounge bar was good too with friendly staff. The facilities i.e. ping pong, crazy golf, tennis courts etc were very good. The area of Kingsdown was lovely. The walk down to the beach was very pretty and St Johns Church was lovely too. It was central to everything we wanted to do i.e see family in Deal and Dover. Walmer and Dover Castle with its wartime tunnels were a treat. Do not have drink/cake in the cafe in the wartime tunnels. It was exorbitant and not very nice. Had a meal in the Royal Hotel on the Deal beach and it was beautiful. Also had a thai meal in Bangkok Pavilion opposite Town Hall in Deal and that was very nice too. All in all a lovely weekend in Kent - just would not have that accommodation again. Due to reading the tripadvisor before I went down to Kent, I had rang the site and enquired which chalet we were being given and they said that they did not allocate the chalets until the client arrived. I wonder why???

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

We have booked a lodge through Hoseasons. Their description didn't match the reality when they said that the lodge had luxury furnitures. But it was clean. Our DVD wasn't working either and the reception said they couldn't help because the lodge is privately owned...
Having said that, the park as the whole is very well kept, and has great location. Indoor swimming pool was a great fun for our child.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

just returned from a 4 day break at kingsdown, fabulous lodge (number 16) perfect setting, wonderful sea view , very modern, clean and very well equipped . park was clean and attractive , staff were very friendly, all in all a very enjoyable visit to kent

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in June 2011. We found the location to be convinient for exploring the kent beaches in the area. As we had a young baby, self catering was a better option than a hotel. If you are after luxury accomadation this is not for you. If you want somewhere to stay that has a bed, lounge, kitchen and cheap then this is for you.

I would come back when the kids are older as its just perfect for a family holiday.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011 via mobile

Good facilities and great location. Particularly liked the play park for children. Unfortunately our chalet was the pits. Although it was more or less clean, there were numerous problems with the accomodation:

Dirty and ripped duvets and pillows (some smeared with dubious brown substance)
Most of the crockery and cutlery were dirty
Broken sofa (could not be sat on)
Wooden furniture covered in a sticky residue - crockery was sticking to the table
Broken kettle and tv (both rectified immediately by staff)

The whole chalet was crying out to brought out of it's 70's timewarp.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011 via mobile

Bought a 2night stay at kingsdown off of groupon. We initially wanted to book our stay over the summer holidays but had to settle for early september as apparently they were full all summer. After reading the reviews on tripadvisor, I was apprehensive about our visit. We arrived at the park around 7pm and the reception was closed so a note on the door directed us to our lodge which was unlocked and the keys were inside. We were pleasantly surprised at the standard of our lodge (101) after reading reviews of some awful ones! It was clean, homely and had everything we needed. A modern kitchen, flat screen tv with digital etc. We were a family of 3 visiting and had more than enough space with the 3 bedrooms. The lodge that we stayed in was someone's holiday home which is maybe why the standard was so high. The restaurant/bar was extremely welcoming and friendly however a little pricey for what it was. there wasn't an awful lot for kids to do in site (small play area, small swimming pool) but lots of places to visit around the area.
Overall had a lovely weekend away and will defiantly be coming back although will book privately through the owner of the lodge next time.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 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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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

I was concerned when I read the previous comments but having just returned from a very enjoyable week I would definitley return. We stayed in no 27 an Earlwood lodge, which had a double and single bed upstairs and a single room and another room with bunk beds downstairs. The lodge had everything we needed and had a sunny aspect. I suppose there could have been improvements eg the kitchen and the carpets downstairs needed freshening up, but overall we were very pleased. The only thing I would complain about was that the peace and quiet was rudely interrupted by a group of German teenagers who decided to play football outside our lodge and managed to damage our roof (which incidentally was repaired immediately once reported) the boys also played their music very loud. A few of the owners were concerned about the conduct of the teenagers as a window also got broken, and we understand the owners were petitioning not to have the group return. On the whole I was happy, great pubs, shops and beach.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Upper Street, Kingsdown, Deal CT14 8AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Deal > Kingsdown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Kingsdown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Kingsdown Park 5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kingsdown Park is the perfect location for peaceful relaxing breaks or active, fun family holidays. Whether it’s finding shells with the family on the beach, strolling around a pretty fishing village or getting active on the golf course or tennis court, Kingsdown Park has a wonderful holiday waiting for you. In the heart of a spacious tree-lined park atop dramatic cliffs, Kingsdown Park is set along an unrivalled piece of Kent’s stunning coastline. The Park has is right by the beach, a giant beach playground for families, where you can swim, play and relax in an inspiring environment. A charming seaside town, Kingsdown has some quaint pubs perfect for tasty lunches or dinners, and the nearby town of Deal boasts an excellent selection of cafes, bars & restaurants, all just a short stroll away. The wide range of local shops offer everything from everyday groceries to that special seaside memento. Kingsdown’s relaxing appeal is mirrored by its close proximity to the south east's best visitor attractions, many of which are no further than a short 30 minute drive. The county of Kent has unrivalled beauty and we are sure you will find an abundance of visitor attractions, sight seeing tours or just shopping.Kingsdown Park’s contemporary holiday lodges are unique looking, built in a charming Scandinavian style in a beautifully relaxing holiday location, but with all the creature comforts of home. •TV •Kitchen including microwave •Bath and/or shower •Bed linen and duvets* •Veranda with garden furniture •Travel cots* Highchairs* •All-male, all-female, or young mixed groups - please check whenb booking •No pets 5 Star facilities •Indoor heated swimming pool with children's pool •Club, bar with entertainment •Restaurant and Café •Takeaway •Privately owned beach •Children's play area •Children's games room & amusements •Entertainment (peak season) •Kids club (peak season) •Tennis court* •Crazy golf* •Table tennis* •Pool table* •Launderette* •Volleyball* •Badminton* •Wi-Fi*charges apply ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Kingsdown Park Holiday Village Hotel Deal

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