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“Great location, unfriendly staff.”
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Hillend campsite
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great location, unfriendly staff.”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Excellent campsite with good facilities and a wonderful location. It is however let down badly by some of the staff who are not just unfriendly but downright rude at times. It's a shame that in one of Wales' best beach spots that we have such genuinely nasty people running the show. It certainly doesn't help our tourism industry!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

From start to end hille d was a delight. All staff were friendly polite and chatty and the campsite was clean and wellcared for. Beautiful views all round, beaches fields and hilly scenery. Llangennith beach is not 2 minutes away and access to other Gower sights is an enjoyable car ride away. Despite the proce being just slightly on the e pensive aide its an all round family and surfer friendly sight which we will certainly be returning to in the future!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I camped here from the 2nd to the 4th of August with 5 friends, all around 24 years old. We had a great time in the days because the campsite was so close to the beach and there's a place 10-15 minutes walk away that you can rent wetsuits and surfboards. The showers and toilets were really clean and there were no queues, despite the number of people on the site. There was a field for families but we stayed on field two, which was really quiet at night. The cafe was reasonably priced and the food was good and there was a good pub not too far away. We were lucky because despite the storms in the night it was really hot and sunny in the day, although there was no shade at all. It rained on the final day we were there so we went home early...if the weather had been bad the entire time we'd been there I'm not sure how good the holiday would have been. I think it was over priced, but a good site overall.

Room Tip: Apparently you're more likely to get complained about for noise if you're in field 1
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Amazing, wonderful place. Back again next week.... Kids love it. So peaceful and beautiful. The staff are fab and very helpful and funny. It's the only place we will camp now. And such good value for money. Even thinking of getting married there:-)

  • Stayed July 2013
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Torfaen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed down here for a few days in July. There were a large group of us, all family and we were allocated space in one of the family fields. The amenities on the campsite are great; the showers and toilets are spotless! They must be cleaned several times a day. The shop on site sells everything you could ever think of, anything you've forgotten they'll have it! There is also a cafe on site which serves meals in the day and takeaways through the evening. There isn't much around the campsite to do for kids but then with a huge playground and one of the most beautiful beaches in Wales then that's not an issue!
I'd recommend Hillend to families and surfers alike. Great place, can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Went on a 4 day camping trip here from 1-4th August with 5 other friends, all of us 25 years old. The campsite itself is very clean with the toilets and showers regulary cleaned, and the showers are free!

Like other reviewers I loved how close the campsite was to the beach, literally 2 minute walk from the fields. The beach was huge and had really good surf on it so would recommend getting a body board/ surf board and going for it!

The staff were really friendly, especially the guy taking food orders in the cafe, he always had a smile on his face and was really friendly all the time. The staff manning the campsite are very strict on the 10pm noise restriction and enforce this strongly, which for us was brilliant because after a day on the beach we were all knackered and needed sleep! The staff are also very perticullar on who they let camp at the site because of the previous image the campsite had. This is not a campsite for people wanting to get leary and loud, I even saw the staff turning groups of teenagers away who they thought would cause trouble, which I thought was very commendable!

All in all a brillant site for a bargain price, will certainly be returning.

Room Tip: I'd suggest trying to get a pitch along the left hedge to try and break the wind which we found...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Loved loved loved this holiday. (First camping holiday for years)
The campsite staff are very friendly. The showers were clean, toilets could have been cleaner but nothing really bad. Shop is fantastic, got literally everything in it!! From kites to air beds to crushed garlic to chopped chorizo!! They even freeze your ice blocks for you (25p each) great idea!!
4 flat fields to choose from (2 of which are family).
nice and close to the beach, it's amazing that you can hear the waves from the beach when your lying in your tent going to sleep.
I would say its quite windy due to being so close to the sea - obviously, but I don't know if it's like that all the time.
Added extra which I didn't know about was the playground, although didn't spend much time in it, it was nice to just pop in on our way to and fro from the showers/toilets/shop/cafe.

The cafe was fantastic. The staff are very very friendly and they charge your electrical s for a donation in the pot - which is very handy indeed :-) food was nice - the milk shakes are AMAZING!! Not the runny crappy shakes you normally get, nice and thick ice cream ones!

We went for 3 nights. 2 of the days were great, the 3rd rained all day - there's not much to do here if it rains, we went into Swansea and took the kids too the LC pool which is only about 40 mins away. On our way back, we decided we'd go to the harvester for dinner, however - the sat nav took us a different way back so we ended up in the local village pub (kings head I think) nice pub, good service but food not fantastic - not bad, but not great, and not the hottest but MASSIVE dessert portions!! Far too big, but at least you leave feeling full.

All in all.....I will definitely be returning to hillend :-) and I would definitely recommend to friends :-)

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hillend campsite
Address: Rhossili Bay | Llangennith, Swansea, Wales
Location: United Kingdom > Wales > South Wales > Swansea County > Swansea
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Swansea
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillend campsite 4*
Number of rooms: 250
Also Known As:
Hillend Campsite Hotel Swansea
Hillend Campsite Swansea, Wales

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