This is one of many campsites in the Castel and Camping chain. We have stayed here 3 times, once in our own caravan, once in a site owned mobile and lastly in a French Life mobile. So the site has appealed to us, but over the years little has changed on this site unlike so many others we have visited within the chain and other French campsites. There is a very relaxed atmosphere here, the pitches are big and the facilities are good. The takeaway was extensively used and reasonable value for money with a good selection available. The bar was large and catered well for the many Dutch who used this site with Dutch TV channels available at the bar. Of all the sites we have visited in France this one had a slight coldness about it, mostly from the staff who were not as friendly as other sites and this was worst in the bar where you almost felt you were putting people out asking for a drink or asking for the TV to be turned on. The pool complex was large and sunbeds were available. The pool had a dated feel to it, there was a pool side shop for drinks and ice-cream which was handy. There could be a cool sea wind come in causing a sudden drop in temperature. The area around had decent beaches worth a visit. The restaurant was not extensively used and there was room for improvement here and in the bar adjacent to it in the same building. We booked our last stay with French Life a real disaster that completely spoilled our holiday on this site. We booked a mobile with decking, confirmed at booking, we didn't get it, they gave our booked mobile to another family who arrived earlier and were given an awful van which they refused to stay in and were moved to our van as no others were available as they were overbooked. This meant that when we arrived we were given the van which had already been turned down and really as they were overbooked must have been the couriers on site. The van was not clean inside or outside,curtains were hanging off one window, another window the curtains didn't meet, the sink was not cleaned, the cutlery was mismatched 1 knife and 11 forks, there was an abandoned wasps nest in the shower roof light, no decking as booked and paid for, wine stains on the worktops, and a rusted fridge. You would think they would have refunded us our money as they had no other accomodation available, no, perhaps move us into an available site owned caravan, no, they tidied the van and said we really had no other option. Not very helpful, my family were fuming as was I our holiday here was completely ruined. So if you want a more relaxing stay I would recommend the site vans which were surprisingly not fully booked up or Canvas who really impressed me with the thorough way they cleaned their vans a lot of which had air-con. The site vans were in the open so no shade but the heat was never too intense and they had spacious pitches. Be carefull who you book with!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The campsite Sequoia Parc is a 5 stars family campsite of 45 ha of nature and greenery in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region. In the village of Saint-Just-Luzac, it is also at only 7km from Marennes Plages and near to famous cities like La Rochelle, Saintes, Rochefort or Royan, which you will visit with pleasure. You will appreciate the climate of the region, particularly because the Charente-Maritime is the most sunny part of France, after Côte d'Azur. This year, the campsite will turn its 20 years ! You could try several activities in family in the campsite. You could, for example, appreciate our swimming pool area of 2 000 m², with 4 pools of which 3 heated, slides, river and jacuzzi. You could also do sports thanks to our tennis courts, our petanque field and multisports field (soccer, basketball, volleyball). Children will appreciate our mini-farm but also our children club which welcome for free, and during all the season kids from 4 to 12 years old. Do you want to take a stroll in family? Take the Velodyssee by bike. You will go along the Atlantic coast. Bikes can be hired at the Information Point of the campsite. You can also take a stroll by horse or poney thanks to our equestrian center. In July and August, our organizers keep surprises! Animations, competition, concerts, shows... You will have fun at campsite Séquoia Parc! If you are hungry, our restaurant, Le Carrousel, welcomes you every evening, to make you discover our regional flavor. You could also taste our snack, which proposes take-away, particularly pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven. Finally, our mini-market is at your disposal and proposes you several products for your daily purchases. All our pitches and accommodations are delimited by trees and hedges to guarantee you maximum of privacy. Our accommodations can accommodate from 4 to 7 persons. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Castel Camping Sequoia Parc Hotel Marennes