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“Nice beach but typical holiday park” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parkdean - Holywell Bay Holiday Park

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Parkdean - Holywell Bay Holiday Park
swindon
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52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice beach but typical holiday park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Just returned from our third stay on this park, in a bungalow again as refuse to stay in caravans on any park again as too small and cold! Find the bungalows good, central heating and plenty of room. Ours this year was once again clean and perfectly adequate. As others have said there is no mobile or wifi signal but we tend not to stay there during the day so not really any problem and the free wifi in the club is no use whatsoever so didnt get much use from that.
As usual with all holiday parks the club house was woefully inadequate and the only way to guarantee a table was to get there by about 6.00 at the latest. We only tend to use it as we have a seven year old who loves the childrens entertainment otherwise we would go out to nearby pubs in the evenings to eat. We did go out one evening to the pub down on the beach which was okay. Food was quite nice and wasnt too busy.
Not much on the site in the way of entertainment other than an outdoor pool (which wasnt open yet, though we did know that beforehand) and a couple of climbing frames plus a small soft play room. But as we go out and about, this wasnt much of a problem.
All was clean and tidy and when we requested a mirror for the bathroom, one had been provided by the time we returned.
I have to say i felt really sorry for the staff, most of them were lovely, really helpful and friendly but they were really overstretched!
The entertainment 'team' was two girls who worked six days a week. They were on from the tots club in the morning and through the day to the kids entertainment, the bingo and even singing in the evening. They were very enthusiastic (thanks hayley and robyn) but must have been exhausted! The bar and food staff were understaffed too, the lady who did the gift shop was off sick so no gift shop unless one of the ladies managed to open it for ten minutes ( though that may be no bad thing!!)
The bar had queues, the food wait could be quite long but the staff were all lovely. One night the kitchen got so swamped they stopped food orders and there was a lot of complaining at the poor staff which was not their fault, there simply were not enough of them.
I could not believe the site was so understaffed given it was the easter holidays, and obviously busy, not off peak.
Will use again as long as we can get one of the bungalows as we know its good and bad points and it does have a lovely beach.
Have rated service as very good due to the helpful, friendly attitude of the staff
Have rated value as very good as booked ahead and got a good price and a bungalow not a caravan

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank cheekymiss
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Our particular caravan was a two berth. Very clean and located next to children's play area. Great to give grand daughter enough freedom but still be able to see her and her to see us! Security man was really friendly and chatty. Staff in the Nisa shop very friendly and informative about good deals at local attractions. (Check out local newspaper for deals, as well as picking up Cornwall information pack in reception area for discounts). Good value for money, the beach is a short walk away and is really clean. Area situated. About 15 or so minute drive from Newquay and a 40 minute drive from Eden project.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Trudy A
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Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed as a family of five in the kelsey caravan. Great for what we wanted. A small site but has a well stocked shop. Food was good in the Ellenglaze bar and drinks reasonably priced. Entertainment could of been a bit better our daughters enjoyed the Tuesday night when there was a male entertainer he was funny and great with the kids! Bar staff were all new so a little slow and there were queues quite often to get a drink which was a little annoying. We walked to the beach from the park which was a nice 5 min walk. Slightly annoying that there was no phone signal on site and wifi was very slow but this didn't bother us to much. We spent a lot of time off site. Would possible cone again but would like to visit some of the other parkdean parks near by first! )

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Sarah P
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Morchardroad
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32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

Our caravan was clean and nicely located near the touring site. Club house is small and we feel it would be quite cramped if the site is full. Ideally located near to the beach, plenty of good places to eat in the area.
Staff where very friendly and helpful, the grounds are well maintained.
We would stay here again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Andrea W
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Bideford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We have arrived home from Holywell bay holiday park after our third trip there. Every time we have found it very clean, accommodation is always good, good space between caravans, grounds are always clean. The entertainment is ok. They don't seem to have the best entertainers in, but we enjoy ourselves. Their own staff are great with kids, very friendly and polite. Drinks are fairly reasonable and menu and food is ok. The park is not far from the beach, there are plenty of lovely walks. It is also within easy reach of other attractions in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Di H
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truro
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in May,touring.
The weather was very hot and sunny,luckily for us!
The pool was lovely and clean.
A little bit cold but fine when you are in.
Lifeguards were lovely with the kids.
The site was maybe 25% full when we were there but the pool and loungers,chairs were full.
I should think during school holidays would be chaos.
Likewise for the clubhouse.
Every evening all seats were taken.
We ate in the clubhouse restaurant twice.Main meal and dessert for 2 adults and 5 children came to just under £50.excluding drinks.
The waitresses were lovely and friendly as were bar staff.
Same can be said for reception staff.
The walk to the beach is lovely it takes a while to get on to the actual beach over the dunes.
Well worth it though.
We will come and stay here again for a weekend.
Facilities are a little small for peak season.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank chrissy h
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Redhill, Surrey
Level Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

We came here for the 2nd time, our last visit was October half term 2013 with my husband and our 3 children. The park is small and the entertainment facilities are limited but the location makes up for it. The park is a short walk from an AMAZING beach with beautiful sand dunes and gorgeous walks, even though it was October we still went on the beach with wellies and waterproofs and had a fun time! The evening entertainment seemed okay the clubhouse has been updated since the last time we had been there and we went to the clubhouse on Halloween night and they had a really fun disco and fancy dress competition for the kids which they LOVED. I would definitely go back to this park because of the location as I love the beach. The caravans are quite basic but they do the job they were clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank newton_penny
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Additional Information about Parkdean - Holywell Bay Holiday Park

Property: Parkdean - Holywell Bay Holiday Park
Address: Near Newquay | Cornwall, Newquay, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 78 Speciality Lodging in Newquay
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away in the gorgeous Ellenglaze Valley, and surrounded by sand dunes, it's the perfect summer retreat.Just a ten minute stroll from a beautiful beach, a short drive away from Newquay's exciting attractions, and a million miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. * Direct access to the coastal path from the park * Only 7 miles from Newquay's superb attractions * Heated outdoor pool with 300ft slide * Kids' club fun with Sid & Lizzie ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Holywell Bay Holiday Park Hotel Newquay
Parkdean - Holywell Bay Holiday Park Newquay, Cornwall

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