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“GREAT GROUP LONG WEEKEND BREAK”

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Center Parcs Elveden Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“GREAT GROUP LONG WEEKEND BREAK”
Reviewed November 19, 2013

We stayed at Elveden Forest Center Parcs for a long weekend with another 3 couples and 4 children, we rented 2 woodland lodges, they were well spaced inside. plenty of room for us and our friends and their children, we'd brought plenty of food with us and drink of course, but spent a couple of times at the sports bar/cafe, the queue when we were there Saturday afternoon was increditble and to be honest 1 member of the staff behind the bar area was a little abrupt. We noticed though on the Sunday when we visited that the staff were looking after a family who's father had an accident on the roller skating rink and was taken to hospital, there was a member of staff with them all the way through and another manager who was looking after their food and drink for them, I was very impressed with the way that incident was dealt with. Saturday night we had a booking at Hucks for all 12 of us, and had a great night there too.. lovely walks and cycle rides and of course swimming was had by all too, all in all we would all come back next year, and maybe even make this an annual event for us all.. maybe we'll upgrade to an executive lodge or two next time..

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Therese_Center_Parcs, Guest Services Executive at Center Parcs Elveden Forest, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thanks for posting your review.

I am delighted to hear that overall you and your party enjoyed your stay.

We do try to match staff levels geared towards peak trading times, however, unfortunately on occasion, circumstances can change. It is also disappointing to hear that the staff was abrupt. Clearly this is not acceptable.

We do hope that you will visit again soon.

Kind regards

Therese Garratt
Guest Services Executive
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Just returned from a weekend break at Elveden. Fantastic winter wonderland, felt very Christmasy.
We visited Santa, best grotto I have seen in many years, magical. fireworks Sunday night was a lovely surprise.
The Aqua Sana has excellent facilities, steam rooms are lovely. The tropical showers were not as hot as a previous visit and have seen on here that maybe their was a problem, but we still enjoyed it. My family loved the Cyclone ride in the swimming pool and went on five times.
We took cycles and hired some too. The cycle boys were lovely very friendly and helpful. They fitted lights for us and fixed my daughters bike. A big thank you!
We love the peace of the forest and there is so much you can do.
Villa was excellent, we took our dog, but the villa was clean and did not smell doggy (my fear). Helps I expect wooden floors and leather seating.
Only one gripe, was amount of cars on the Sunday, please be stricter Centre Parcs, spoiled it a bit for us.
But we will return, hopefully soon.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Have just come back from a four day break at Elveden Forest Center Parcs. We were a party of four adults and two children under 5. The accomodation was very clean and well decorated and provisioned. The accomodation is among trees so you do not feel at any time crowded and it was very peaceful.

I feel that the price of the accomodation is a little pricey but the restaurants and produce shop was on a par with outside. The whole complex is well laid out and as it was near Christmas decorated with lights and lit up animals, lovely for small children and grown ups. The firework display viewed across the lake was great.

Although you have to pay for most activities, the pool and walks around the park can be enjoyed for free.

Really enjoyed my stay.

Room Tip: We had a comfort room which was great.
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Diss, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Arrived at Aqua Sana Spas yesterday, given keys for lockers but there was no towels etc ready. Went through into the main area and the swimming pool was cold, some of the steam rooms also were cold.

We heard another couple talking saying the heater broke last night and they could stay in all day.

Unhappy that we weren't advised this when we checked in, there was 6 of us so also kept being told to sshh was annoying, can't see why we couldn't have a conversation quietly.

Food very expensive, for a slice of cake £5.25?!

Upstairs area was much better since its been updated.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Another lovely break at center parcs. We've been coming at this time of year for around 8 years, first with kids and now as they've grown just us grown ups.
We had a lovely refurbished villa in birch which made all the difference. I liked the wooden floors and the new lounge furniture. Beds as ever are sublime.
The spa night at aqua sauna is always a must do but I do wish the gaggle of women who crowd the place would respect the quiet area notices.
Prices have leapt and I'm not sure if the clothes outlet was selling branded ranges at full price that are not current season and which I've seen discounted in my local stores sale.
Over all a lovely weekend break. I'm sure we'll be back

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Very friendly and clean accommodation and excellent organisation in the park. The seasonal activities were brilliant and catered for all ages and the firework display was better than disney and was free to watch

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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

First visit to Center Parcs for four nights from 11th November 13. Stayed in an Executive Villa which did have a bit of a tired look about but was very clean, tidy and spacious. The Villa was situated on the lake ten minutes from the village square, which was an ideal location to be in. Centre Parcs has many different activities to offer for everyone and four days was not quite long enough. The village square has a good atmosphere about it and has a good mixture of restaurants and shops. The main sports plaza is very busy and the subtropical swimming area is fantastic for all ages. The restaurants are very good particularly Bella Italia. Hucks is good especially if eating with children. The restaurants are a little expensive and I was particularly disappointed to be charged £4.50 in Hucks for what can only be described as the worst pint of watered down lager I have ever tasted. If having a takeaway I would recommend avoiding the Chinese as it is expensive, and although not horrible it did not taste like a proper Chinese. On the whole Centre Parcs offer a good holiday experience and the staff work extremely hard, I would certainly consider visiting again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Center Parcs Elveden Forest

Property: Center Parcs Elveden Forest
Address: Elveden Forest, Elveden IP24 3TR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Elveden
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Elveden
Hotel Class:5 star — Center Parcs Elveden Forest 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Center Parcs Elveden Forest Hotel Elveden
Center Parcs Hotel Suffolk
Center Parcs Suffolk
Center Parcs Elveden Forest England

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