Just returned from this site after a 10 night stay in a tent with Keycamp. We really enjoyed our stay. This was my first time travelling and driving on the continent, and after around 30 mins I was OK, and the short journey to the site went quickly. My wife used to stay at sites like this when she was young with her family and she said that it brought back some great memories.
Anyway, as I said it was a great site, the Keycamp tent was all you needed, fridge, great little hob and grill, pots pans and storage and a BBQ thrown in too. After we arrived my youngest son (13) was straight into the smaller and much colder pool situated behind the Spar shop. The following day he was enjoying a game of "anyone can join in" football on the arftificial grass pitch, where there seemed to be around 40 little Messi's running after the ball. Great fun to watch.
There is so much to do, and the brochure tells you what is available, so I won't. I tried my hand on the golf driving range, although I had said I wouldn't. Great stuff. Quick tip though, take your own clubs as there are only irons available to hire and they are crap, to say the least. There is a pitch and putt, great for the family, just don't show your competitive side, let the kids win for once.
Our neighbours were a Dutch family, very quiet but fun to be next too. My eldest (18), just relaxed completely reading a few books and drinking a few beers in the shade. Evenings were BBQ's and French wine, summer sun and the smell of the Pine trees on every pitch. Speaking of the pitches, they were very good, great size for your table and chairs, sunbeds, clothes drier and your car.
The toilet facilities were very good too, clean, and no queues for the showers, which were hot at any time of day, so NO complaints there. So all in all a really relaxing holiday, until it was time to turn in, which was usually around 23.30 to 00.00. Which is when the site seemed to spawn the very worst that the "Brits on Tour" can achieve. Every single night there would be a constant torrent of loud and probably drunk British kids roaming the site. As previously mentioned in another review, there is a sign on the camp that clearly states that any trouble makers after 23.00 would be expelled from the site. Why put this sign up, if the bar is kept open until 01.00.
This is such a shame for the families with toddlers who manage to get their kids into bed having had a great day, finally get them to sleep, only then to have the dross, that would usually occupy the local park on a Friday night with cheap booze, screaming at the top of their voices for the next few hours. It was only on our last night that we heard a Holiday Rep at about 23.45, telling a family, yes, you guessed British again too keep the noise down, as there were families with young children trying to sleep. At no time did we hear any Dutch, German, Italian or French making such a noise. Says it all really.
So to summarise then, this is a great site, completely brilliant, great for families with younger kids too. Very good activities, all reasonably priced, however, you WILL have to endure the noisy element as mentioned above as soon as it is time for bed, but hey, your on holiday, you don't need to sleep do you???
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located between Le Mont Saint-Michel and Saint-Malo, Domaine des Ormes, hotel residence and camping*****, is open all year in a unique 250-hectare nature. For your holidays, with family or friends, Domaine des Ormes offers several types of accommodation: tree houses, water houses, cottage hutte, hotel, apartment, mobile homes or campsite, there is something for all tastes and all budgets. The Domaine des Ormes also offers many activities on site: swimming pools and indoor water park, adventure park, paintball, pedal boats, bicycle rental, fishing and more. Also discover the 18-hole golf course or the equestrian center. There is also a large selection of restaurants (convivial atmosphere at the Club House, overlooking the golf course and the castle; refined cuisine based on local produce and market at L'Oie Gourmande, overlooking the pool; great salads and grilled meats in the restaurant - wine bar Le Cellier). At the heart of a region full of charm, Domaine des Ormes will be your starting point to visit Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo, Dinan, Rennes, etc. The ideal place for successful holidays. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domaine Des Ormes Hotel Dol-De-Bretagne