First time ever to write a review but I was so impressed with Portofelice, I felt it warranted a review. We normally travel to France and stay with Pierre & Vacances. This year, we decided to try something different and chose Portofelice, having had a look around their website and the other reviews here. It is far cheaper to book direct with Portofelice and we flew from Dublin with Ryanair to Treviso.
Portofelice is appox. 50kms from Treviso airport. You can either travel by Taxi or Coach to Portofelice Camping Villiage (bus stop is right outide the resort), if you are going by taxi make sure to book it through Portofelice reception as they will give you 30% discount, (we took a taxi on the way back for two adults and two children it was €74 with the discount). The coach is run by ATVO, there is a ticket office in the arrivals lounge, it's about €8 one way per person, the journey takes about an hour with one change, everyone speaks English and are really helpful.
The resort itself is lovely well shaded and spotlessly clean. The staff are so welcoming and friendly and the animation team are wonderful, if you have young children they are going to love it here. There are very few Irish, mainly Dutch, German, Swiss and Italian, but all the Mini club staff speak English and other languages fluently so there so language barrier. There is lots to do and you can participate in as much or a little as you want, there is no pressure to participate.
There are four pools along with two hydro therapy pools and there are always three life guards on duty. You can hire sun loungers for three days or by the week but there are lots of decking areas around to lay down and enjoy the sun too. The beach is very close through a pine forest and stays open during siesta time (1-3pm), again there are sun loungers for hire if you want, there are spotless toilets, showers, first aid and there are life guards there too. Further up the beach there are snack bars etc.
The shop is very well equipped with a great deli bar and fresh bread daily. There is also a good selection of camping gear, swimming togs, googles, clothes, toys etc so don't worry if you have forgotten anything, the shop is sure to have it.
The Restarant is very good with the usual fare of pasta and pizza all reasonably priced, I recommend you book a table. The ice creams are delicious and the staff are really friendly and helpful. Three is also a take away facility available.
The evening's entertainment is lots of fun with the amazing animation team putting on different shows each evening, the highlight for our girls was the kids dance every evening from 8:30 to 9:30pm when they got to particpate in different dances. I can't speak highly enough of the animation team, they work so hard, from 8:30 in the morning until after 11:00pm at night and are always so friendly and helpful.
I chose the "no problem Formula" when I booked (check out their website) €140. This meant that I didn't have to bring sheets, pillow cases, towels, beach towels etc with me. You also get Olive oil, wahing up liquid, tokens for washing machine and free wifi etc, they also do the final cleaning of the accomodation and given that our return flight was early in the morning it's well worth it.
The only downside and this has nothing to do with Portofelice is as everyone has mentioned the Mosquitos, there are fierce and are around all day but are ferocious at night. Portofelice do everything they can, the shop is really well stocked with repellants, creams and candles, the accomodation has screens on the windows and they have those electric ultraviolet zapper lights under each street lamp in the resort. The area is surrounded by marsh land which is why there are so many and the locals call them "tiger mosquitos". Just be prepared bring an antihistamine with you and some hydracortisone cream too if you can, use lots of citronella candles, use the usual spay or gels, anything the the ingredient Deet at 50% is the best.
We had a fantastic relaxing holiday and even got a trip to Venice in too. I will definately be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Portofelice, a peaceful oasis in the midst of green vegetation beside the Adriatic Sea and not far from Venice. Portofelice is the ideal setting for a revitalizing holiday in direct contact with nature and the well-known pinewood of Eraclea Mare. Portofelice is a well-organized Camping-Village offering countless opportunities for amusement and sport to ensure a relaxing stay that does not just include sun and sea, thanks to the comfort and the pleasure of our modern accommodations! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camping Portofelice Hotel Eraclea Mare
- Camping Village Portofelice Eraclea Mare, Italy - Province Of Venice