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“Try Elsewhere” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Parkdean - Trecco Bay Holiday Park

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Parkdean - Trecco Bay Holiday Park
Porthcawl | Mid Glamorgan, Porthcawl CF36 5NG, Wales   |  
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Bolton, Lancashire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Try Elsewhere”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2008

Went to Trecco Bay as a family (2 adults, 2 Children aged 8 and 1) Caravans are packed together with no room for kids to play or to just sit outside.
The site has recently had a multi million pound upgrade???? There is a new bar and eatery but everything else is tired and worn. The mini market had mostly empty shelves and most of the other shops just didn't open.
The caravan was old with a badly fitting entrance door which had a 1 inch gap at the top. Covers over vents were missing and there was an electric meter (i think) in one of the wardrobes which was buzzing loudly throughout the night. It was meant to be a 6 to 8 berth but we struggled for space.
Try Haven caravans, possibly a little more expensive but far far better.

  • Liked — Pool, Bar
  • Disliked — See review
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

Trecco Bay is absolutely fine as a holiday destination - depending on your expectations of course! It's not Vegas, but the cost of our holiday (£153 for three nights for six people) is so reasonable that you just can't complain.

The park was clean and tidy, and the beach (part sand-part rocks) is very close by. The bars and shops are in a complex at the centre of the park - though these were littered with, shall I say, typical Brits? If you can handle fat women walking around with barely a stitch on, smoking and swearing at their kids while packs of Welsh chavs hang about near the arcades... then you'll love it!

Seriously though, if all you're looking for is a cheap break away for a long weekend with some friends or family, then Trecco Bay is okay.
We won't be going back because I'm sure there are less pikey caravan parks out there!!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

I have been to Trecco Bay many times over the years; being from South Wales originally, but I found that the site has changed a lot in the last 5 years, not all for the best.

We had the misfortune to book one of the wettest July weeks I can remember for our stay (not the fault of the park) and found that a lot of the facilities were closed during our stay. What was open was quite expensive with the mini-golf being £3-00 per person regardles of age. At home I can play a full round of golf at my local course for this price!

Caravan was good, clean and tidy with plenty of room for a family of 4. Staff were friendly and helpful but not so much as to save the impression of being expensive overall. There is only so much you can do in the slot-arcades and swimming pool. The best day we had during the entire holiday was the day we left the park and went to Oakwood Theme Park, a great day out regardless of the weather and it worked out cheaper than staying on the site.

Sorry Trecco Bay, I will keep my happy memories of years ago intact and not come back again.

  • Liked — Clean and tidy
  • Disliked — Extra costs everywhere
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2007

We have just stayed at Trecco Bay one of Parkdean's Holiday parks (Family of 4). We found that although the park is very large the lay out was very good. The games facilities were good but found it strange that some of the on site shops were closed, it was half term week, although not in Wales, and the site was busy. The caravan was large enough, a six berth, and clean. Unfortunately we had a couple of cold nights and it took a bit to get the caravan warm, but that can't be helped. We visited Gower, which was lovely, not over impressed with Swansea. We would visit again.

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Additional Information about Parkdean - Trecco Bay Holiday Park

Address: Porthcawl | Mid Glamorgan, Porthcawl CF36 5NG, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > Southern Wales > Vale of Glamorgan > Porthcawl
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 #1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Porthcawl
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One fantsatic big family fun park!You bring the family - we'll supply all the entertainment with crazy kids' clubs, our fabulous Splashland indoor pool, wet and wild outdoor play, bowling, bingo and basketball. And that's just for starters! When you're not whizzing down zip wires and watching live shows, you're only a hop, skip and a jump from a blue flag beach and countless other fantastic visitor attractions. * One of the UK's largest holiday parks * Right on the edge of a lovely Blue Flag beach * Explore the Glamorgan Heritage Coastline * Fantastic Splashland pirate themed pool * Live Showtime Entertainment every night ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Trecco Bay Holiday Park Hotel Porthcawl
Parkdean - Trecco Bay Holiday Park Porthcawl, Wales

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