Spent a lovely week during Easter holiday at Torquay Holiday Park. First caravan holiday we've done but such good value we will be back. We'd booked a Wellswood three-bedroom caravan (Saddle 9) and it was really nice, clean, very warm thanks to much appreciated heaters in every room, decent sized living area and kitchen, large shower room with seperate toilet and bedrooms all with wardrobes.
The only things missing were a tin opener that actually worked and a baking tray for the oven and rack for the grill pan!
The six of us (2 adults, 2 under-10s, 2 teenagers) all had great time. Indoor swimming pool was warm daily and lifeguards Shannon and Luke friendly. Bar/clubroom was busy but plenty of tables and takeaway food counter which was handy and delicious. Entertainment most nights was really good. Our little girl also took park in a couple of daytime events, including popstar club and Easter egg hunt, all for free (we've done Centerparcs previously several times and everything similar is at extra cost) and with really nice, friendly, helpful ParkDean Troupers.
They even realised it was our son's 10th birthday without any prompting and gave him free sweets and drink in the evening. Maintenance staff were really friendly and quick to respond when the power went off in the caravan on one afternoon, and great security staff made us feel confident enough to let our teenagers visit the club unsupervised.
Park's location is quite isolated and on a hill, but there's an Asda 1.5 miles down the road or local shops/bakers/chemist about the same in the other direction. Nearby attractions worth visits include Babbacombe Model Village and Clifftop Railway and Torquay Harbour.
Overall a great week here for half the price we'd have to pay at Centerparcs - we'll be back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It was the Vistorian's who coined the phrase 'the English Riviera', likening this stunning 22 mile stretch of Devonshire coastline to its French equivalent. And with its balmy weather, sub-tropical plants, gastronomic delights and colourful waterfronts, it's easy to see why. So where better to spend the summer than at Torquay holiday park, close to all the Riviera's finest attractions. * A lively park in a country hillside setting * Stunning views towards nearby Torquay * Close to Brixham and Paignton seaside resorts * Blue Flag beaches just three miles away * Fantastic Showtime Entertainment ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Torquay Holiday Park Hotel Torquay
- Parkdean - Torquay Holiday Park Devon