We were really excited to be taking our 2.5 year old son on his first caravan holiday. What a disappointment. We will not be returning to this park again.
We signed up with The Sun holiday deal, again a first for us, along with my parents. Unfortunately we were located two properties miles apart on the park. Not only this, the properties we were allocated weren't even caravans. Our first, K93, was extremely old and dilapidated. It was stark, cold and had no home comforts in whatsoever. We drove over to my parents' property to find they had been assigned essentially what I would call a garage with some thrown together pieces of furniture. It smelt of cigarettes and damp, and it didn't even have curtains! We were greeted with a huge pile of dirty laundry and a pile of rubbish on the front door. I immediately phoned reception who to be fair dealt with the rubbish and dirty laundry within ten minutes and invited myself and my father over to reception to discuss changing property. We had already made our mind up that we couldn't stay in k93.
Despite the long queue of unhappy customers at reception, the lady dealt with us calmly and professionally. She managed to swap one of our properties to a silver caravan (what we had been hoping for and what we had paid money to upgrade to in the first place). As it turned out we all slept in the caravan (5 adults, 1 toddler and a baby), and I have to say it was warm, clean and comfortable. Why were we not just given two of these caravans in the first place? It would have saved a lots of upset and perhaps we wouldn't be writing such a negative review now. Overall, we paid £78 each, when one property we didn't even use.
Please bare in mind if you visit this site and it is raining, you will need your wellies! There is a huge drainage problem and none of the caravans have individual paths leading up to them so wherever your car is parked you will have to walk over swampy grass.
Rye is lovely and well worth a visit, but Camber has seen better days and the only thing it has going for it is the beach, which I'm sure in the summer months would provide enough entertainment for a family with children.
I can't comment on the entertainment or leisure facilities as we decided against using them. One of the reasons we did this was simply on the standard of cleanliness of k93 and y2 (our initial allocations).
Sadly we won't be doing The Sun holidays again or visiting this rundown park.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy 7 miles of deep sandy dunes, with direct beach access from the Park. Camber Sands Holiday Park has it all, including 4 fabulous indoor pools, spa bath, sauna & solarium, all weather sports court and adventure playground. The perfect destination for a seaside holiday. ... more less
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