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Absolute nightmare

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Absolute nightmare

My friends and I booked this accommodation hoping for a fun and enjoyable trip for schoolies. Little did we know that we would soon encounter a nightmare of an accommodation.

1) Location: absolutely horrible. The caravan park is located a 30minute walk away from the main town which made for long and draining trips or a nagging toll of $20 for a taxi ride into town, which added up all week.

2) Cleanliness: "Dirt" is all that comes to mind when describing the state of facilities, although that's what should be expected at a 2 star dungeon. Upon arrival we found that the cabins were still dirty from the state left by previous occupants. Obviously little care was given by staff in presentation- they already had got what they wanted; the week's pay from naive young adults.

3) Facilities: Broken fly screens, non-existent fans in the kitchen, missing lightbulbs are just the few horrors that come to mind when reflecting on what should have been the week of our lives. Not to mention the low pressure shower heads; attempts at cleanliness for the week were always futile.

4) Service and staff: Many occupants at the park found themselves constantly feeling threatened and unsafe for the entirety of the week. I witnessed an 18 year old being physically abused and threatened by the manager himself for apparently being "a smart Aleck" and then having his $1000 bond revoked whilst being evicted from the camp grounds the next day. He then threatened to revoke the bonds of other camp members unless they purchased a bottle of Jim Beam. They were powerless, and complied.

Overall, I DO NOT recommend anyone, including schoolies holidayers to consider this as their accommondation, you will regret it. It will be worth spending the extra money on a place that is not as manipulative, horrendous and vile as the so called "perfect accommodation" offered at Belongil Fields Caravan Park.

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12. Re: Absolute nightmare

"Broken fly screens, non-existent fans in the kitchen, missing lightbulbs are just the few horrors that come to mind when reflecting on what should have been the week of our lives."

Oh, the humanity!! "horrors" lol

Mate I would bet that when you booked this accomodation you would have paid 1/2 of what other accomodations would have been asking and they probably had availability when nobody else did. Alarm bells. ringing? lol

Its a dump, 2 kilometres from the CBD. Information easily obtained with a google search. I have little sympathy in that regard.

As far as forcing you to buy a bottle of Jim Beam. Ummm. Can't believe that I'm sorry. but be sure to Call the Police if thats truly the case.

And Byron Bay isnt a cess pit. Its one of the most beautiful natural places you could find. If you have the money to spend on decent accomodation and enjoy the lovely restaurants.

It's popular and full of tourists for a very good reason.

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13. Re: Absolute nightmare

"another generation ME kid who thinks that everyone (including caravan parks) owes them!" LOL

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