Just got back from our second visit to Brasilia staying with Al Fresco. We went last year and immediately decided to return.
Overall would I recommend it, yes definately. We have two pre school children and this site was perfect for them.. direct access to a great beach, fantastic pool complex, play areas, entertainment and a lovely relaxed safe environment throughout.
We ate in the restuarant 3 times while there with no complaints and used the pizza and deli take outs. We used the bar every night and stayed to watch the entertainment for as long as the little ones would bear! We found it very child friendly. the client base was mainly british, german, french and dutch and there was a really friendly atmosphre about the place.
There is a land train and a ferry that will take you the short distance to Canet itself or you can drive it in well under ten minutes. There are supermakets there (although we were quite happy with the little supermarket, bakery, grocer and deli on site) as well as loads of nice looking places to eat and drink. We were at the end of the season so it was quiet but im sure it would be pretty lively peak times.
As with last year the only thing that I would write as a slight negative is the Al Fresco accomadation. Its not grotty or unlivable, its relatively clean but you certainly will want to give it a good clean yourself when you get there. Its OK, we went back a second time so it must be. However as you walk around the park you will see the cabins owned by yelloh which just look much nicer and are larger grassy plots. This leaves you feeling a little like a poor relation. Al Fresco really need to invest a bit in their cabins and freshen them up a bit, thats all it needs.
I also only found out by chance from the rep that Thompson Al Fresco actually has nothing to do with Thompson anymore, its been sold off to another company some time ago
but still trades under the Thompson name.
All that said we will almost certainly be back next year and would recommend it to anyone thinking of going.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Canet en Roussillon, there is a place where nature rules supreme ... Spend your holidays in a world apart. Scents from distant places, multicoloured flowers and luxurious vegetation, shady lawns and secret paths that lead to the sea ... Our village is a natural garden in which you will feel far away from everything and so very close to your dream holiday. Here in the south of Languedoc Roussillon, the days flow by in an atmosphere of gentle festivity, between the sea and the blue sky, the warmth of the sand and the cool of the water. Relaxation, smiles, sun and games, well-being and freedom. At Le Brasilia in Canet, experience how good it is to live as though on an island, with everything you could wish for close at hand. As soon as you wake up you will taste the open air and the good life in the sun close to the sea amid the scents of Mediterranean vegetation. From dawn to dusk you will be immersed in an atmosphere that invites good humour and relaxation. The vibrant resort of Canet en Roussillon is just on the other side of the port. Our team is full of initiative and will see to your constant well-being. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yelloh Village Le Brasilia Hotel Canet-En-Roussillon
- Yelloh! Village Le Brasilia France/Canet-En-Roussillon