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“Family Holiday” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Penstowe Holiday Park
Cheshire
1 review
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“Family Holiday”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

This was our first visit to Penstowe Park and was chosen via Hoseasons. The entertainment was very good and hosted a great selection of tributes from the entertainment team, but the childrens entertainment only lasted between 30-45 minutes but the staff were extremely polite and friendly.

The Combe lodge was clean and well equipped, providing everything we required for our stay.

We didn't take advantage of the Fitness Centre but took the kids to the swimming pool twice during the week, which didnt have slides but meant that we could improve on the kids swimming.

Apart from these majority of the time we spent out side of the Park and in town or down the beach in Bude.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank eddyrick
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed at Penstowe Manor and found the entertainment to be very good, the staff were friendly and worked hard to entertain, The apartment we stayed in was a bit cramped,especially with 3 dogs, the first thing we had to do was top up the electric!!. No washing machine or washing line although there was a launderette but no line, Good base for visiting beaches and Bude was well worth a walkround.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark E
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London
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43 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

A large safe site in an excellent location for good beaches with reasonably good facilities for children. The pool was better than expected though strange that the poolside cafe was closed in August and when we went to the cafe adjacent to the bar for coffee it was clear that staff on a break were being served first and we were totally ignored, not even acknowledged. After 10 minutes we walked out.

The site promises free Wi Fi but internet access is rarely available. A member of staff informed us that no-one ever remembered to switch on the router!

So overall a pleasant site if you can cope with the amateurish and often poor levels of customer service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank FlyingtotheSun
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

We went to Penstowe Park and found it to be really nice. The chalet was clean and well equipped and the grounds were lovely. The swimming pool is beautiful and the staff at the manor are really friendly and helpful. The standard of the entertainment team was excellent and is one of the main reasons our trip was so enjoyable. (Thank you guys) We would definitely return! Look forward to seeing you all again! The Scousers

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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warwickshire
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We went on a sun holiday expecting it to be a bit naff especially after reading some of the reviews. Im pleased to say it was excellent. Very clean and nice accommodation (imagine 70's furniture but very clean). We didn't pay for any electric as the person before us had put loads in the meter. However, to make it a 5* I would have liked to see a few extra bits; scissors, a Hoover, a baking tray and some better pots and pans. If you go don't forget to take; towels, toilet roll, washing up liquid, sponges, tea towels, can opener and bottle opener.

We didn't use the entertainment so cannot comment but the inside pool looked lovely and the receptionists were always friendly. It was a nice relaxed quiet place to go. I would definitely go back again.

If you're doing a sun holiday I would recommend paying for 2 extra people than what you have as the accommodation is a bit small and we needed the spare room for our suitcases ect.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank staceyandian
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2012

Penstowe Manor

I have been to penstowe manor several times it has always been amazing it is not like haven or butlins . It is for the family not just there to take your money but to give you a good time . Excellent standard of food and entertainment the entertainment staff always end up getting people on there feet they also are very happy to come sit with you and have a chat to you about what you have been up to . The chalets could be modernization but they are not all owned by penstowe itself . If you are used to haven and butlins and all the entertainment staffs fake smiles you may not enjoy penstowe it is quiet and very homely and welcomeing .
The receptionsts are alll very helpful aswell as the Chef ,waitress , bar staff and the entertainment crew . Myself and my family are still in touch with many of the friendly staff at penstowe and we go atleast once a year we love it and i highly recomend it .

Room Tip: I recomend the cottages there are spacious and very clean !!!!!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charlotte H
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

We came to a private unit owned by a friend of a friend.thought it was just this unit suffering from strong damp smells, though after reading other reviews it seems the problem is overall.very outdated site, probably one of the first to be built when English holiday camps started to take off.pool was clean and warm, didn't eat on site so can't comment.wouldn't be happy to arrive here if paying holiday club prices for the standard we saw.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LouiseMaher350
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Property: Penstowe Holiday Park
Address: Penstowe Road | Kilkhampton, Kilkhampton, Bude EX23 9QY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Bude-Stratton > Bude > Kilkhampton
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Kilkhampton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Penstowe Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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