I could see that there was a mixed bag of reviews before booking a short break at this Hoseason/ Darwin Holiday Park, but the price seemed good and I thought we'd take a punt after reading the proprieters description of the accomodation we would be using. The actual caravan we were allocated however (No.176) fell short of the mark in our opinion. While 'hard-surface' areas like the kitchen cupboards, kitchen work surfaces and generally the bathroom were all ok,the soft-furnished areas were all very long in the tooth-the curtains to the windows and doors, the carpets and especially the seat coverings were all aspects of the accomodation which didn't benefit from close inspection.
I'd emphasise that this was not a shortcoming of the cleaning staff, but was attributable to long-standing wear and tear (actual minor tear) to the soft furnishings. When mentioning this to the pleasant Reception Staff as we were handing back the keys on our departure (two days before schedule), we were advised that they were in the process of refurbishing a number of caravans and had we mentioned these concerns sooner, they could have offered us some bed sheets to cover the seating areas! In our opinion if they acknowledge that refurbishing was required to make caravan more acceptable, maybe they should consider not letting these caravans until they have been upgraded. If you don't mind a bit of tattiness - go for it, otherwise be advised
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandymouth is a beautiful holiday park located just a short drive from the beach in Bude, Cornwall. This friendly and relaxing park is a favourite with families of all sizes who love the variety of our child-friendly facilities. Sandymouth sits in 24 acres of meadowland in an area rich with beautiful beaches, bustling coastal resorts and picturesque fishing villages. Inland, the rolling countryside is a fascinating contrast to the rugged coast nearby. North Cornwall is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our modern holiday homes, lodges and bungalow offer different space, quality and price levels to meet your individual preferences. Every holiday home is equipped with modern features for your comfort and convenience. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, bar & restaurant, on site mini-market, crazy golf, adventure play area (with full size pirate ship!), E and much more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandymouth Holiday Park Hotel Stibb