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Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just had a lovely stay in cabin on the edge of the meadow, number 88, Golden Oak, for 6 of us plus baby. Turns out had best of both worlds at this spot. The living room / kitchen / decking side of cabin overlooks the woodland so more private. See pics for both angles. The retreat / reception was just...

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We have just returned from a wonderful long weekend in the forest of dene, in a silver birch cabin. The accommodation is lovely, and it really feels like you are living in the forest. The kitchen is very well equipped. And the beds are comfy. All of the living areas face onto the forest, and we had lots of wildlife...

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Nottingham
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are a family that love that other woodland based holiday company after being to 3 of their sites but Forest Holidays was suggested to us and we saw it for a reasonable price at the beginning of April so took the gamble. Well that gamble certainly paid off. We went Mon 3rd April - Fri 7th April and got...

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Me, my husband and 5 month old daughter visited Forest Holidays: Forest of Dean for 4 nights, Monday to Friday at the end of January (into early February). We have previously stayed at Deerpark (Cornwall) and Blackwood Forest (Hampshire) but chose this particular site this time as it is only just over an hour away from where we live. We...

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked into Forest Holidays in the Forest of Dean, as we wanted a change rom center parcs and wanted to visit the area with the kids. We booked a basic forest lodge, but it still cost nearly £800 for 5 days (Monday - Friday) in the Easter holidays. Whilst the lodge is comfortable, we did have a number of issues...

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Kerry M, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent break at Forest of Dean. We are pleased you had a good holiday on the whole but please accept our apologies for the issues that you encountered with your cabin; we are grateful for your feedback and will take action to ensure the problems are rectified. We do hope you will stay...

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read other reviews on this site and it being six years since our last visit we were a little apprehensive. We were placed in a Golden Oak Cabin in the Meadow area. Yes it was a little more overlooked than the woodland cabin but not exactly Picadilly Circus!! A few folk walked past each day on the woodland walk...

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Kerry M, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your feedback following your break at Forest of Dean. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and that you liked your cabin in the Meadow. Also, thank you for your feedback, which is very useful. We are working on some of the areas you mention and we hope you will see an improvement...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having enjoyed holidays at their other sites - Cropton, Keldy and Sherwood, we were thoroughly looking forward to a enjoyable and relaxing getaway. Unfortunately their site in the Forest of Dean is not at the same level. Negatives:- -Generally dusty in hidden areas, under beds and sofa etc. -High levels of chemicals in hot tub causing skin irritation and discomfort...

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Kerry M, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your latest Forest Holiday. We are sorry to hear that Forest of Dean did not match up to your previous breaks and we are grateful for your feedback. We hope you will stay with us again in the future, whichever of our 9 UK locations you choose. Kerry

Mansfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hot tub chemicals ruined our swimwear and all we are being told is that the chemicals are in the legal limits. As a "good will" gesture at first we were offered an early check in on our next visit - why should we have to pay for another trip and new swimwear? Then we were offered 20% off our...

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This holiday site is located in a beautiful location with lots of lovely places to visit nearby. You can even just spend the day on the site as there is plenty to explore.The birdsong in the forest from dawn till dusk was amazing. The accommodation is excellent and some include hot tubs - which the family can all enjoy, The...

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Kerry M, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review following your recent break at Forest of Dean. We are very pleased to hear that you liked the location and we welcome your feedback with regards to the Forest Retreat shop. We hope you will stay with us again in the future. Kerry

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Title says it all, been coming here for years, Forest holidays you have reached your low point, get your act together it needs an update. You don't even deserve the one star but that is the least trip advisor allows. Even your bikes are sent out not working correctly even dangerous.

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Kerry M, Guest Relations Manager at Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with your cabin. We are grateful for your feedback and would like to reassure you that we have an ongoing refurbishment programme. We hope you will see the difference if you stay with us again in the future. Kerry

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  • Free Parking
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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Additional Information about Forest Holidays Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Address: Bracelands Drive, Christchurch, Coleford GL16 7NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford > Christchurch
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Forest Holidays Forest Of Dean Cabins Hotel Coleford
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“Cabin No. 48 is not private”
  • Cabin 48 (Copper Beech)
ReviewAngel, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a Basic Villa”
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923Dan, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want complete privacy go for Woodland rather than Meadow lodges”
Lucyhut, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Personally, I have always enjoyed the peace and privacy offered by the cabins within the wooded areas rather than the meadow areas.”
freetowander2017, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't go there. Bring a tent, it would be better.”
  • Just plain filthy.
  • Filth all around the shower
  • No way to secure the hot tub lid
  • Filthy shower head
  • An example of the multiple lack of maintenance issues
  • Missing Cupboard Handle
  • Broken shower, wouldn't stay in when using
  • Utter filth, must be years since it was cleaned.
Megan_Turkington, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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