Friends and ourselves were going to book through the Sun holiday offer but when we checked direct with haven it worked out better value to book direct. We booked a three bedroom standard plus van for four adults two seven year old girls and a three year old girl.
I did have concerns that it may not be suitable or that because you can have pets to stay it may not be great for me or my daughter as we can have allergic reaction to animal hairs.
I have to say that when we arrived at our caravan there was no need to be concerned it was very clean and allthough the bedrooms are small there was pleanty of room for us all. We were in the Preseli area in van 72 and only a short walk from the clubhouse with great views over the bay. One problem it was very very cold in the evenings and if we had been on our own and not with friends I think the four of us would have slept in the living area with the fire, to be fair it does state that there is no other heaters in this type of van when you book and I think we would bring an oil filled rad or something next time.
My two girls loved the pool and all the facilities on the site were very clean and the staff at the live lounge and the Mash and Barrel were very friendly and helpfull.
Did we have any thing that we didn't like or had concerns over? well yes nothing that would stop us from returning but they did have an impact on or stay.
We all enjoy a drink in the evenings but would not leave our children run riot in the amusment area while we drank and watched the show in the live lounge! I find it disturbing that there where security staff moving children away from in front of the stagewhen a show was on yet they would just walk around the amusment area leaving what I would call 9 to 14 year olds play tag and some young boys play fighting beating each other up! On more than one occasion I had to quickly react to them running from behind games machines to stop them absolutly flattening my 3 year old to only face some sarcastic little child giving me a look that it was me being in the wrong for walking around the area! You have to sort this out or some poor child will get hurt!
As with other comments here I did find the prices for everything very high, everything is geared up for maximum profit, we have visited other parks and even the candy floss machine is double the price of others. The food in the Mash and Barrel is very good and you cannot fault its quality but it is expensive compared to other theme based eateries. And why oh why do you not have any five pound notes? Is so that my kids can fill the machines with my change?
All in all we did had a fab weekend and as said earlier we would and probably will return later in the year and if the weather is going to be cold book a van with double glazing and heating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great for:• Views of Cardigan Bay and dolphin spotting • Sandy beach • Water funWe’ve got a fantastic view from our park; perched on the coast overlooking New Quay harbour you can often see seals and dolphins out in Cardigan Bay. Our park is centred around our Mash and Barrel complex, where you can enjoy a meal above our pool, or take your drinks outside on the terrace whilst your kids play around in our SplashZone. Take a short walk through our very own woodland-nature walk and you’ll find yourself on the way to our wonderful sandy beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Quay West Holiday Park Hotel New Quay
- Quay West Holiday Park - Haven New Quay, Wales - Ceredigion