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Parkdean - Looe Bay Holiday Park
Ranked #12 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Looe
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“rubbish”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

we stayed for a week and wished we hadnt. our 4 children had the rooms which were damp, the bathroom and kitchen area was mouldy the sofa bed was extremely poor and unclean. we asked to swap but there was nothing left, or so they said!
would not go again. apalling place, used to be lovely before it got took over by parkdean.

Room Tip: dont bother. go somewhere else
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We decided to book halfterm with parkdean as they were the cheapest.after booking I looked through tripadvisor -this made me really worried about my choice! When we arrived I was really pleased -the wooded location was great! After checking in we nervously went to our Downderry caravan -it was very modern -clean and well equipped-the central heating was so good we had to turn it of! The troopers were fantastic -they work so hard to entertain the children! The kids clubs /crafts and activities were great -my girls 2yrs and 5yrs loved them and looked forward to the evening discos! Halloween the park made a huge effort -all staff from troopers to bar staff were dressed up -in the evening they transformed the showroom into a Halloween extravaganza! All children dressed up got to go on stage and also got sweets! If you dont like caravans/holiday camp entertainment /joiniing in /discos /noise then this isnt for you -but if you love those things and FUN! Then try looebay!

  • Stayed October 2012
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wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Booked using the Sun coupons which I suppose for what we paid around £120 for the weekend with the extras added on for a family of 2 adults and 2 children was ok. How they manage to get away with what Parkdean charge I really dont know. The caravan itself was ok in size for us, but the smell of stale sweat and cigarette smoke when you opened the door was disgusting. The van was cleaned on the surface, but the shower needed a deep clean. Lovely hot water and there was central heating which was welcomed as it was very cold. The mattresses on all beds definately needed replacing as did the pillows. As for the park itself it really could do with a makoever. Kids play area was ok. Didnt use the pool so cant comment. Entertainment was very good and the team did a good job to keep everyone entertained. One person in the team stood out her name is Lois and what a fantastic voice she has. Drinks at the bar were overpriced but they always are in places like these.

I think Parkdean really need to review their prices for accommodation if they are going to leave the park as it is, but in my opinion it really does need a revamp especially as far as the accommodation is concerned.

Would I go again, definately to Looe/Polperro stunning area, to Looe Bay very doubtful until it has an revamp.

Room Tip: We stayed in caravan 177 the location was great, get some air freshner before going in and cleaning...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed here for 4 nights during October. The overall site is looked after well however needs a bit updating with the decor. The caravan was also smaller compared to other Parkdean sites for 4 people (2 adults and 2 children) was a squash.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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burton on trent
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Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

We spent the weekend here just for a break Yes this place is a bit dated but its got wit it says on the tin could do with upgrading facilities are good the indoor pool is warm and clean the caravans fir a group of 4 is adequate its got everything you need they do get cold but the heatin do work they could do with upgrading but I think if you upgrade u get a better caravan
All in all a good weekend

  • Stayed October 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Having previously stayed at some *unnamed* competitor sites, I was very pleased with our long weekend at Looe Bay. The caravan was clean, large (extra wide), well equipped and warm and comfortable, despite poor weather at night. We stayed in a two bedroom caravan, and had two single wardrobes and a chest of drawers in the double room with still plenty of room to walk about, which was a first for me.The caravan could have done with a few new frying pans but that would be my only suggestion! Staying on a "Sun" holiday, I was glad the Holiday park took the opportunity to upgrade us from a basic caravan - afterall, in off season, it just makes marketing sense to assign people the best available. My family of 4, with two boys, 3 and 10 had a great time. An indoor softplay area was the youngest's highlight and the elder was in the pool most of the time. The pool is basic, no fancy waterslides, etc but kid's liked it and it wasn't very busy, being October. The changerooms needed a bit of work and the pool was a bit deep for toddlers though. The clubhouse was clean, not too overwhelming with the arcade madness and the children's entertainment was enjoyable; we didn't stay for the cabaret. We drove to the picturesque village and beach of Looe, but you could probably walk with older children. Approaching the end of season, some parts of the holiday park could do with a bit of a touch up, ie; the outdoor mini golf course and the mascot's play houses and perhaps the ripped carpet (and very strange odour) in the toilet near the lounge might be fixed up. Overall, I was pleased with the site and impressed with the caravan. As a bonus, after a long drive down to arrive on the Friday evening to arrive about 7pm, a local Chinese take-away will deliver directly to your caravan door, which was suggested by the friendly and helpful woman on reception!

Room Tip: We stayed in #102! It was a close walk to everything and not near a main road.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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swansea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights. Caravan was comfortable and clean enough. The clubhouse was typical of a holiday park but we didn't avail ourselves of the entertainment just had a few drinks in the bar.
The site has all you need for a family holiday and is just a couple of minutes drive from Looe village, it would have been nice to walk to the village but the road has no paths , is bendy and fairly busy so could be quite treacherous for walkers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Parkdean - Looe Bay Holiday Park
Address: East Looe | Cornwall, Looe PL13 1NX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Looe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Looe
Hotel Class:4 star — Parkdean - Looe Bay Holiday Park 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
So lively, so lovely, you'll want to stay!Remember those good old fashioned holidays when you ate ice cream on the beach, dug around in fascinating rock-pools and learned how to 'crab' off the harbour wall? Well they're back and just as brilliant as ever at lovely Looe Bay. There's always plenty to do on park, but head into pretty Looe itself and you can hop aboard a sightseeing boat and enjoy a coastal cruise. Where, with your camera to hand, you can start collecting some wonderful new memories. * A lively park in a quiet country setting * One mile from the quaint fishing harbour at Looe * Visit Looe's glorious sandy beach * Heated pool and great on-park activities * Fabulous Showtime Entertainment every night ... more   less 
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Looe Bay Holiday Park Hotel Looe
Parkdean - Looe Bay Holiday Park Cornwall

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