Caravan - Excellent & very spacious, particularly since we got it through the Sun's deal.
Site - Seemed well kept and swimming pool was great. Soft play was good fun while the cafe & showbar were good to have on site. Only bad things were the shop (shockingly bad for fresh or healthy produce & painfully over-priced), and the take-away being closed in the duration of our stay.
Entertainment - On the whole very good considering the budgets these guys must have to work with. Parkdean troupers were excellent with us & our kids except the guy with glasses who was rude, seemed to hate kids & also robbed a member of our party of a bingo win as he claimed her shout was too late. Hats off to the others who were both friendly & entertaining. The cabaret shows were better than I've seen on hols abroad, not normally my thing but enjoyed them at Southerness.
Location - Beach was ok but watch out for what seemed like quicksand. Not much to do and no mobile reception for me, but that was a blessing in disguise. A great place to switch off from the world.
Clientele - It was fairly quiet (midweek) but it was generally a decent bunch of people on-site. Not particularly classy but nobody was overly drunk or causing any bother which was good.
Overall - Given what we paid, we all had a great time overall despite spending half our time trying to control 2 young kids. Would definitely go back to Southerness again and the whole party agreed (including my wife who likes the finer things in life).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover why south west is best...If ever a park was in a perfect spot, this is it. Set right on the edge of a beautiful beach, Southerness boasts stunning sea views over the Solway Firth... with lots to explore nearby from peaceful sandy dunes to bustlingmarket towns.But one of the biggest and best attractions is on the park itself! A 25m indoor pool with giant flume, amazing water sprays and a really relaxing spa bath. It brings a whole new meaning to 'soaking up the fun'. * A sea view park, right next to Southerness beach * On the wild and rugged Galloway coastline * Spectacular sunsets over the Solway Firth * 25m indoor swimming pool with flume * Fun for kids with Sid & Lizzie ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Southerness Holiday Park Hotel Southerness
- Parkdean - Southerness Holiday Park Scotland