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“Big caravan park with some drawbacks”

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Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks
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“Big caravan park with some drawbacks”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

We stayed for 3nights on a powered site in a caravan. There was very little shade to due lack of trees as they had been cut down, the wind was very strong blowing thru and the amenities are on the older side but they were keep clean regularly. There was stolen bikes from sites over night which was not good and we felt uncomfortable leaving any equipment unlocked on site. Close to town is good & the beach is very gentle.

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Reviewed October 17, 2010

The location is great although the set out is not the best as there is only one way in and out and if you are in the cabins it is a long way to reception. The cabins themselves are good and the cleaning staff are very pleasant. Unfortunately I cannot say that the management is as good. When I made the booking we were quoted $240 for 4 nights with a buy 2 nights get one free plus a fourth night. Unfortunately, when we got there I realized I had forgotten my paperwork and they tried to charge me $475. It took a while for this to be sorted and I ended up paying more than I was quoted. Also their internet is a bit erratic and there is nothing in the room folder to tell you how to get a connection. I had to go all the way to reception and was given a piece of paper with the instructions. Make sure you get a cabin that has a toilet block in the line of sight or you can end up walking all over try to get a connection. Would recommend the location but would have to think about re-booking here.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks

Property: Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks
Address: Boat Rd | PO Box 40, Portarlington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3223, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > City of Greater Geelong > Portarlington
Amenities:
Beach Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Portarlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bellarine Bayside operates absolute beachfront holiday parks in Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards and is the ideal location to base yourself on the Bellarine Peninsula. Located within close proximity of several award-winning wineries, delicious local food producers, and family-friendly activities there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. The Northern Bellarine Coastal trail spans the foreshore from Pt Richards in Portarlington through to St Leonards. Walk, run or cycle along its meandering path that hugs the beach and sand dunes, and takes you across creeks and around a nationally-significant saltmarsh. Portarlington Holiday Park is open all year round and has a range of accommodation options to suit all needs. Enjoy the privacy of a self-contained cabin, park your van on a powered site or just pitch the tent right near the beach. Indented Head and St Leonards provide summer-only, beachside, powered camping sites. ... more   less 
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