We had been to Riviera Bay before and vowed never to go again, but when I got an email for a £59 3 night stay I thought why not! I dont mind roughing it for a bit for that price, I just wanted to get away and we could take the dog here. Well when we got there I was pleasantly surprised. Theyve made a massive improvement, the staff were much friendlier, the entertainment was so much better and theyve put a new car park in and moved the play park and made the site a hell of a lot tidier, got rid of all that horrible bit in the middle that was there. There are new luxury lodges which are up for sale for £99,000 so I guess they had to make improvements otherwise they wouldn't sell. As for the accommodation, well its actually OK for a couple of nights. There was new cushion flooring in the bathrooms and new showers and its much warmer than a caravan and theyve given it a lick of paint inside to brighten it, a little slap dash in places, splashed on the bed headboards, but who cares really, so they are making an effort to improve. As for the chalets, well theyre typical 1960s style chalets which I kind of like as it gives that old fashioned hi-de-hi type feel, the chalets are old so theres not much more they could do with them really, perhaps give the outside a lick of paint. Because of their age they will get damp and musty when shut up but its just down to lack of ventilation, once the windows are opened up its fine. Its clean enough and comfortable enough and for £59 I couldn't care less and when you wake up in the morning, draw back the curtains and see that stunning view, who cares absolutely breathtaking on a sunny morning. Id say its more comfortable than a caravan. The nearby beach is a bit of a dangerous cliff walk and I don't recommend elderly or small children doing it, but if you're fit an able its a beautiful walk and a very quiet beach perfect for dog walkers. My suggestion to Park holidays if they read this, get on top of the cleaning down the side of cookers, behind beds you will have less complaints, it looks clean on the surface, but these little things get noticed and spoil the overall impression as mould and dust and dirt, old food etc accumulates over time and doesn't look good when your putting on your sheets . I loved it here this time, it was a good time to come. Well done on the staff dont know whether you got new in or retrained the old but they're much better, very accommodating and smiles, we like to see smiles and happy campers so thank you, last time was awful but they all made an effort to make you feel welcome this time, lady in charge of check in was lovely, bar staff were lovely, all very good. The restaurant staff were very helpful, they made a mistake on my meal but rectified it straight away and were very apologetic, the food was good value for money, especially the kids meals, ice cream was a huge bowl, much to my kids appreciation, nice breakfast on our last morning and we had a great time and this time we have vowed to return! Yay! Please though Park Holidays can you please let the characters interact more with the children, photo opportunities and cuddles with the characters are all part of the fun for the pre schoolers and they were a little disappointed when the characters disappeared off stage. On the whole though: well done its improved a lot, mainly the attitude of the staff being the best improvement, get the cleaning sorted and you're there. My dog loved it too! Its not the Ritz but for a cheap fun holiday camp get away and stunning location you can't go wrong. A holiday is what you make it people and if your spending long enough in the accommodation to worry about a bit of dust behind the beds, you're not having a holiday, get out there and enjoy it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fantastic facilities including a great indoor pool, large entertainment venue, and popular restaurant help to make Riviera Bay the first choice for family fun holidays. And of course you’ll want to get out and explore the many attractions when you stay in this area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Riviera Bay Holiday Park Hotel Brixham
- Riviera Bay Holiday Park - Park Holidays UK Brixham, Devon