I was not expecting this holiday to be up to much as I haven't stayed in a caravan park for years. However, I was blown away with this one. The staff were so helpful, friendly and efficient it was a real pleasure to be there. We were upgraded when we arrived and the caravan was lovely, very new and spotless.
A lot of the staff were young and probably quite new (it was the first week of the summer season) but they couldn't do enough to help us. The Mash and Barrel was a lovely place to have a sundowner. We did try the food a couple of times and though it was a little pricey (hey, captive market) it was actually fine, and I'm a bit of a food snob normally. (Mind you, I never have a curry in a pub, only ever stick to pub grub as then they can't muck it up too much!)
The outdoor pool was busy most of the time as it was, amazingly enough and this may have contributed to my glowing review, exceptionally sunny, but it wasn't really a problem. There was plenty to do if you wanted to or go and do your own thing. A good base. The beach was a bit shabby but with Frinton, Walton on the Naze and so-forth nearby it was not a cause for concern.
The park is quite nicely landscaped (not quite European standard but better than normal) and the nieghbours were all pretty quiet though there were a few of the "interesting" types on the park but they were easy to avoid!
- Also Known As:
- The Orchards Holiday Park Hotel Clacton-On-Sea
- The Orchards Holiday Park Hotel
- The Orchards Holiday Park Clacton-On-Sea, Essex