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South Bay Holiday Park
Certificate of Excellence
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“great site for a rest”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had a short break at southbay. The staff are warm and welcoming, The entertainment enjoyable which all the family can enjoy. The pool was clean shame weather did not allow out door pool to be open.This site is not for peole who want to be entertained all the time, its for people who like to relax and visit surrounding area during the day while in the evening enjoy some good famly entertainment. Caravan was clean and tidy with everything we needed for the short break.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Patrick_Jennings, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Your review reads more like a 5 star review than a 3 - thank you.

We have never professed to be a holiday camp with all day entertainment, but what we do offer is precisely what most people look for in a holiday park - as you so accurately put it - "a great site for a rest" with added entertainment.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

returned from a weeks stay over easter was could not fault the park or staff! The lady on reception week 24th March was amazing and nothing was too much trouble. I am a travel agent and will be recommending this holiday park to customers in the future.
We booked a bronze caravan as everything was sold out and we were given extra heaters due the very cold weather.
will be returning in may!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Patrick_Jennings, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
What a wonderful 5 star review, thank you, we really appreciate it.

Your praise will mean so much to the management and staff at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable.

Thank you for promising to recommend us to your clients and we look forward to welcoming you back in May
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013

we had a great holiday the caravan was clean and tidy . the swimming pool was fab. lovely lifeguard very helpful. the entertainment was excellent ben vanessa and roxy works so hard and keep the children entertained. ben is amazing with the adults and children. food was good and cheap a great break overall. we cant wait to come back soon. from mandy tom morgan daniel and joseph meredith from cwmbran gwent.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Patrick_Jennings, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, March 30, 2013
Thank you, Mandy, for such a lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time.

Your comments have been passed to all departments, especially the pool attendant and the entertainments team, Ben, Vanessa and Roxy, who will all be delighted to hear your thoughts.

We really hope to see you again in the near future.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well this year we treated ourselves to an upgrade!!
We had the Gold standard caravan and it was absolute bliss!!
It was really spacious, clean (as you would expect), and had everything you would need for a great holiday.
We were really impressed and will only have a Gold caravan in future.
As usual the caravan park was clean and tidy. Very quite and the staff were friendly and very helpful. I just love this place!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it.

Your praise will mean so much to the management and staff at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2012

i just got home from south bay today and had am amazing time there are great facility's and great family entertainment !!!! i had a bronze caravan which was one of the lowest of the low but it was still comfortable and very warm and i went in mid-Autumn !!! it has some amazing surroundings and the town center wasn't that far away !!! overall my favorite was the entertainment with the foxy club which is a mascot show with the mascots freddy,trixie,kenny,cheffy and paxo is a great kids show kids of my age (9) and other age groups. then you have bingo and family fun time which is a lot like the foxy club but is better for the whole family !!! then you also have the cabaret which is fun and then late night disco !!! the stripeys (staff) really friendly in my holiday i got to dance with a stripey called John !!! the other stripeys are called Ben (entertainment manager) and vanessa !!! in the end i had an amazing holiday !!!!!!!! :D

Room Tip: some rooms in the double rooms in the caravans are rather small
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you very much for leaving us such a fantastic review, we really appreciate it. Your comments have been passed onto all departments.

We are extremely proud of our entertainments team this year, the effort they put in is amazing. They are all doing a brilliant job, and work extremely hard to ensure everyone has a great holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We had a lovely two weeks holiday from the 22nd September. The weather was very kind to us as the rest of the country was very wet. Proof that the sun always shines in the southwest. This was our second visit to southbay and the staff are extremely helpful and the entertainment is very good, as is the food at chefs corner. The heated swimming pool, is take my word for it heated, just like a sauna. The only dissapointment was our caravan ( poppy silver) was a little bit shabby in places. We were told that the owners had recently had all the seats recovered, but it could have done with new carpets and a deep clean as there was some evidance of dampness. I know that they do get a lot of use with people in them all the time and the helpful lady from the house keeping team did her best to clean the inside of our wardrobe where the damp was showing. Thats enough of the moan, we have been customers of Mr. Fowler's for some years now, and we do enjoy our holidays. Brixham is lovely, plus what the whole of Torbay has to offer as well.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience at our holiday park.

Your comments have been passed on to all departments and our housekeeping team will be especially delighted to read your thoughts.

We really hope to see you again in the near future.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Just returned from a three night stay at South Bay and all I can say is the whole experience was fantastic. My husband and I stayed with our son and daughter in law with their two children - 4 and 9 months. The Gold star caravan certainly lived up to its name - very spacious two toilets, three bedrooms and a lovely sitting and dining area. Our caravan was right next to reception, which was not a problem - in fact very convenient. We used the swimming pool - which was very warm and also visited Brixham harbour on Saturday and spent a wonderful day at Goodrington on Sunday - which brought back lovely childhood memories for me, and have now made new memories for my children . We went to the club house for an hour in the evenings, where Jessica (4) had a lovely time dancing - and on Sat night we won the Bingo ! Fabulous traditional English holiday . Thank you .

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Patrick J, Guest Relations Manager at South Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
What a wonderful review, thank you, we really appreciate it.

Your praise will mean so much to the management and staff at the park. They all work extremely hard to make everyone’s stay enjoyable.

We hope to welcome you again very soon.
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Property: South Bay Holiday Park
Address: St Mary's Road, Brixham, England (Formerly John Fowler South Bay Holiday Park)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Brixham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Brixham
Number of rooms: 130
Also Known As:
John Fowler South Bay Holiday Park Hotel Brixham
South Bay Holiday Park Brixham, Devon

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