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“Lovely” 5 of 5 stars
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St Mary's Road, Brixham, England (Formerly John Fowler South Bay Holiday Park)   |  
Hotel amenities
Midlands
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We always go for the cheapest option as we bring our dog, so do not expect the most luxurious of accommodation and, after reading some of the reviews, wondered what to expect, although I usually take reviews with a pinch of salt especially when they are mixed. We've just returned from a short break and felt I must write to say how very pleased we were with our Primula Bronze caravan. It was absolutely lovely. After a long drive, it was very welcoming and cosy - we never expected it to be centrally heated, so that was a pleasant surprise (didn't need the hot water bottles we'd brought with us!). Yes, there were a few slight cosmetic faults but they didn't bother me in the slightest - I'm well aware that these caravans are hired out to many people throughout the year so there's bound to be a little wear & tear. The caravan was very clean and was in a lovely quiet spot on the edge of the park in H field, just what we prefer (we didn't use the entertainment facilities so it wasn't a problem being a little way away). I loved how the caravans were spaced in a nice landscaped area rather than in bare regimented rows like in some parks. This is the second John Fowler site we have stayed in and can honestly say that we have been very pleased with both. I only wish you would expand to other areas of the country - we like to vary our holiday locations & there's only so many times we can holiday in the south west, lovely as it is!!

  • Stayed October 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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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Thank you very much for leaving us such a fantastic review, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been passed onto all departments.

We simply do not understand why some people choose to post negative reviews, when all the staff work really hard to make everyone feel welcome.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

i have been meaning to do this review for a while,i visited south bay last year have clicked on november but actually stayed in july . i had said i was staying alone with my dog so could i be put with people around me,i traveled by train and arrived early i rang and asked if it was ok to check in i was told it was fine,when i got there i was helped with my case to my chalet ,which im going to be so honest after reading some of the reviews,it was so lovely it was spotless clean ,the bedrooms where really lovely lamps by beds comfy bed.the lounge was so cosy at nite ,the bathroom was amazing full size bath with shower all sparkling clean.i really was so pleased with my chalet ,coming away along needed to feel save i didnt have to worry plastic windows so locked well.really really lovely dog friendly site.the staff were so nice and helpful.thank u all have already told lot of my friends if u go to brixham stay here.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it. You may be a little late with your thoughts but they are nonetheless welcome.

Your praise will mean so much to the management and staff at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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Ammanford
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

After our disastrous stay in the John Fowler Sight ,St Ives were not looking forward to our 4 night stay in the site at Brixham. Have to say that we were delighted with our accommadation. The Mobile caravan which was privatly owned but let out via Jonh Fowler was superb so clean and warm with a larg cooker which We have never come across in a mobile home before. We are not a couple that would use a site swimming pool so afraid that I cant review on that and only used the club house once for a drink. But when we return to Brixham will most certainly return to this holiday park.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments, especially the housekeeping team, who will be delighted to hear your thoughts.

We really hope to see you again in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Came back from a week in Brixham South Bay holiday park (John fowler). It's our first holiday in 5 yrs and enjoyed to whole experience.. 10 min walk to the beach great caravan 5 min walk to local shop and club house. Nice park for the kids free swimming and crazy golf couldn't ask for much more.. Stripy Ben was the best entertainer ya could have wished for, brill with my kids and other children very very comical adult wise and for the kids. The other 2 were brill aswell. Will look forward to coming again in the near future. Ps great bar staff and a good take-away

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 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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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you very much for leaving us such a fantastic review, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been passed onto all departments.

We are extremely proud of our entertainments team this year, the effort they put in is amazing. They are all doing a brilliant job, and work extremely hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

First took my kids to south bay back in april and reviewed the park then.since then we have visited it again in june and august.
In june we went friday to monday and stayed in a chalet which i was weary of booking at first as chalets in holiday parks seem to get more bad reviews.i needed not worry though as when we walked in everthing was clean and smelt fresh and stayed like it throughout our stay.
In august we stayed friday to tuesday in a primula gold caravan and this caravan was superb!
The grounds of the park have been clean and well presented on each visit.
The food in chefs corner is not a massive selection but was nice(very nice pizza).
All the staff throughout the park are very friendly(and remembered us from our first visit).
The entertainment at south bay is great and the entertainments team john,ness and ben are superb.they have the balance of entertaining kids and adults just right.my kids are now 8(boy) and 10(girl) and,with massive thanks to the team,have got some great memories that the kids wont forget.
Am about to book a week back here for easter next year.i havent really got a choice,its all the kids keep on about!!!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 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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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you very much for leaving us such a fantastic review, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been passed onto all departments.

We are extremely proud of our entertainments team this year, the effort they put in is amazing. They are all doing a brilliant job, and work extremely hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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Bristol
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I have just got back from a short break away at South Bay holiday park. We had such an amazing time! The site is very clean and tidy with very friendly staff. They all work so hard and always have a smile on their face.
The entertainment team are amazing! You feel so welcome and valued. They provide a selection of entertainment from game shows to Cabaret. The sketches with Freddie the fox are very funny and everybody feels involved. Ben, Ness and John work extremely hard and are very friendly. I will definitely be coming to this site again and recommend it to all of my friends.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments, especially the entertainments team, who will be delighted to hear your thoughts.

We really hope to see you again in the near future.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Well What can i say ?
we stayed here for a week in July and had the best holiday we have ever had so booked a long weekend for my sisters birthday this September, again it was brilliant !
every member of staff went out of their way to help us when needed and were incredibly friendly !!
the Entertainment is Amazing and full of life, every age group was catered for and everyone was included in the entertainment/gameshows etc.. if they wanted to be.
Look forward to going again next year !!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it.

Your praise will mean so much to the management and staff at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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Additional Information about South Bay Holiday Park

Address: St Mary's Road, Brixham, England (Formerly John Fowler South Bay Holiday Park)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Brixham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Brixham
Number of rooms: 130
Also Known As:
John Fowler South Bay Holiday Park Hotel Brixham
South Bay Holiday Park Brixham, Devon

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