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Marion Holiday Park
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Our party of 5 (2 couples and a child) stayed in a Lagoon Unit for 3 nights.
The unit was very clean, impeccably styled and very luxurious. We had 2 bedrooms - the main had a queen bed & ensuite whilst the 2nd had a queen bed and 2-bunk bed (I think I must have missed that when making my on-line booking because the room configuration was a surprise). There was no air-con/heating in the 2nd bedroom so it was quite cold. Other than that though, the unit was superb and we loved the private entry to the lagoon pool.
The lagoon pool itself was very pretty, especially with the night-time lighting. It would be perfect in warmer weather. The ducks also loved it and unfortunately they created quite a bit of a mess both inside and outside the pool. I did jump in for a swim and had to navigate around some 'mess' which was a bit off-putting.The undercover heated pool was well maintained but it's only a small pool. We all loved the jumping pillow - even the adults had a bit of a play :).
This place meets the standard of any Big4 holiday park - great facilities and perfect for families. Great location with a Westfield Shopping Centre close by and several good restaurants.
All in all, we had a lovely stay and would highly recommended it.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for three nights with our two boys and had a wonderful time. There are plenty of facilities for the kids, but it was hard to drag them away from the heated pool. The park is close and convenient to the city and it's attractions, but with the trees and gardens, it felt quiet and peaceful. Next time we're back in Adelaide, this will be our pick for sure!

  • Stayed: May 2012
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1  Thank Petejojezzdylan
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MarionHolidayPark, Guest Relations Manager at Marion Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to comment on the park petejojezzdylan. We are only new to trip advisor, but greatly appreciate all guest feedback :) We are glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and our new facilities. We hope you visit the park again soon.

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

PARK GROUNDS:- there's only space for about 14 vans in middle grass strip bordered by cabins & units. While it was only 1/2 full for most of our week long stay during term time, the weekend was almost full & it felt quite crowded. Grounds are lovely though, and lots of trees, birdlife and ducks almost block out the traffic noise and create a nice ambience.
FACILITIES:- The two pools are great. One heated and undercover - semi indoor and the adjacent pool is a cold 30m lap pool, lovely to lounge by with a good book. Nearby tennis courts, playground & jumping pillow are great too. 
 Keep in mind there's only one toilet block for campers.. Fairly nice & clean  with good water pressure, but only 5 showers, so get in quick during busy times. A kids bath is handy for washing young kids.. Or grubby feet. 
TRAFFIC & AIR NOISE:- yes, you'll hear it, but we got used to it after the 3rd morning. From the sound of other reviews, other holiday parks close to Adelaide are the same, but nowhere nice as Marion, so make use of pools & nice surrounds & stay here. 
TRAFFIC & DRIVING:- if you've been staying in small towns or bush locations, remember this is suburban Adelaide. There are no major freeways so all the roads are packed most hours of the day.. Lots of shops & services everywhere, but slow getting anywhere. 
LOCAL KIDS ACTIVITIES RECOMMENDATIONS:- that are cheap & fun.. SA Museum, Carrick Hill Estate (free - do the kids storybook hunt); Drive-in movies ($22 per car); Beach House at Glenelg is ok if you set an early price limit or just go in for mini golf, as we did. An icecream  (Royal Copenhagen nearby is THE best!!) & walk along the beach & pier can top off the outing nicely. 

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

We stayed in a Lagoon Unit for 6 nights and have been really happy! Our unit faced onto the lagoon pool with a private entry. It had a deck with a table and chairs and a bbq. The interior had a full kitchen with dishwasher and a lounge, dining area. There were 2 bedrooms, one with a set of bunks and a queen bed separated by a low shelving unit and a master with a queen and an ensuite complete with a spa bath and small private patio. It was clean, modern and well designed. Our only criticism was the lack of shade over the kids play area and jumping pillow. The park is incredibly well maintained and we saw the gardener out weeding and cleaning the grounds daily. Would absolutely recommend this park to anyone, the owners should be really proud of what they provide here!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Fiona L
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

We have just stayed at the Marion Holiday Park with our two children for 5 nights. We stayed in a holiday unit. The holiday units are decorated with modern furniture and kitchen facilities. The living space was quite small but what we expected and was all we required (they only have a 2 seater couch in a 5 berth unit but space is an issue for anything more). They are not freestanding so we could hear the neighbours at times. Our only complaint with our unit was the airconditioning. It was very hot so we appreciated having it! Unfortunately it was very noisy and although tolerable at most times during the day we had to turn it off at night in the January heat.

The property in general is excellently maintained, we often saw someone gardening or tidying up and the grounds are a credit to them. We utilised the pool every day and my first thought was that there weren't many deck chairs around the pool, however we always were able to grab a couple.

My son loves jumping pillows and usually we struggle to get him off them. With the heat we experienced the jumping pillow was unusable for most of the day. There was only a window in the late afternoon before it was let down at night that he could use it. If it was covered with shadecloth it would be much more functional.

Overall an excellent stay and we will be back - but will be saving for a lagoon unit!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Stayed in one of there studio cabins. It was nice and clean service was excellent. Activites available for the children. Location was good easy to find your way around the park. Lovely park a credit to the owners.

  • Stayed: January 2012
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Thank Acc3
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

We decided to book three bungalows for our families to all get together to celebrate my 60th Birthday and it was amazing! The bungalows are delightful, all facing the Sturt Creek which feels like you are miles from anywhere but you are still right in the city. Every morning the children could play and feed the birds, go for walks around the creek and play on the jumping pillow, We all used their indoor tennis courts and the whole family had a wonderful time in the swimming pools. Everyone had a great long weekend and what a wonderful way to celebrate an occassion without any work or stress.

Room Tip: these bungalows are well maintained but they have also some newer accomodation now as well
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Marion Holiday Park

Address: Marion Caravan Park 323 Sturt Rd, Bedford Park, Marion, South Australia 5042, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Marion > Bedford Park
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Bedford Park
Price Range: $108 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marion Holiday Park 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get the best of both worlds at Marion Holiday Park with a city location and a relaxed country feel.Only 12 kms south of Adelaide city centre, Marion Holiday Park is close to Southern Vales Wineries, Adelaide Hills, Marion Shopping Centre, Flinders Medical Centre and the NEW SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre (Marion Swimming Centre). This Big4 Holiday Park is neatly nestled amongst 200 year old red river gum trees, stunning Sturt Creek and Warriparinga Wetlands.At Marion Holiday Park we pride ourselves on providing intimate boutique accommodation, ensuring a cosy and comfortable escape for you and your family. Our fabulous park facilities are sure to keep all members of the family entertained. So, please let our friendly staff assist you in making your holiday with us the most enjoyable holiday yet! ... more   less 
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