We booked this holiday last minute for £500 for a week in a bronze chalet. After reading some of the reviews I was very worried and wished I hadnt. However it was not quite as bad as some of the reviews had indicated.
The chalet when we arrived I must say was spotless. However the sofa in the chalet had seen much better days was very grubby and had holes in it, I sat in the deck chair I had brought but the wife and girls seemed happy enough on it and said it was comfy, I would however ask the owners if they ever read these to replace the sofas ASAP. Also the sink in the "bathroom" is smaller than most bird baths I have seen.
In the evening of the 1st night at approx 11pm I noticed that where there should have been an extractor fan in the kitchen window we had a lovely big hole!!! Seeing as it was dry we decided we would report this the next morning which I did, the staff member said they would sort it out in the day while we were out. On our return we did indeed notice the problem had been sorted out.....with cardboard and gaffa tape! See photos.
The kids (2 girls 12 & 9) used the pool daily and enjoyed that and we went to the club twice while there and while it is not Butlins it was fine. All the staff I came in to contact with were friendly and polite and the camp on the whole seemed clean. I would say that the Chalet Block did seem a little like a prison camp though, but we basically used the place as a base to travel around Devon from and for this it was ideal, we were lucky with the weather and we have transport, if you were stuck on the camp for 7 days I can imagine it could become very boring quickly.
All in all not too bad but we would not return to this camp and would probably not use Park Holidays again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Sands has all the facilities you would expect from a top quality holiday park and the atmosphere is also very friendly. We have a reputation for providing some of the best holiday park entertainment around - and you can enjoy top class shows on most nights - all in the price! In fact that's one of the main reasons so many people come back year after year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Golden Sands Holiday Park Hotel Dawlish
- Golden Sands Holiday Park - Park Holidays UK Dawlish, Devon