After reading the reviews on this site, to say I wasn't expecting great things was an understatement. As we were not planning on spending much time here, and using it as more of a base we weren't bothered about spending a fortune. Myself and my mum, dad, husband and six month baby stayed in a 'Royale 6' chalet which was booked under a special offer for 4 nights (Monday-Friday) through Hoseasons. For the price we paid (just under £130 for all of us, including cot) we were really surprised to see how nice our chalet was, and had a really lovely stay here.
When first arriving, we very nearly drove past the site as the sign by the road is very easily missed. Once parked, we then made our way to the reception where we were greated with a friendly welcome, even though we were nearly an hour early checking in (our check-in time was 4pm, which I presume was standard). We were given the keys straight away, and was informed that the cot had not been installed yet, but would be done shortly.
The chalet itself was in a great location - we had a gorgeous view of the sea and was right next to a car park, which having lots of bags and baby equipment made our life a lot easier. Once inside, we dumped our bags and had a look around.
Inside, we had a very new looking kitchen with mostly new appliances (oven, hob, grill, microwave and toaster). The fridge was probably a lot older, but worked absolutly fine. The place itself was spotlessly clean, although had a slight smell of wet dog which I suppose you should expect really from accomodation that accepts animals. The rest of the furniture was a little dated and not amazingly comfortable, but was absolutly fine for our needs. It also contained a double room, twin room and bathroom, all of which again were clean. The electricity is powered through a pound coin meter, which wasn't too bad at all - I think we spent around £8 all week but had the immersion heater on constantly and a hallogen heater on all night for our baby. Some other reviewers have complained about their chalets being damp - we had no sign of this at all and with it being September it wasn't always boiling hot outside either. If you wanted to be really picky, there were little things we noticed like stains on the carpets and chairs, but to be honest you aren't going to get 5* luxury for such low prices.
The pool inside is lovely, with warm water and a lifeguard there constantly, and is great for kids with a shallow end and lots of inflatables to play with. Like many public swimming pools, it does not allow cameras. There is also a small jacuzzi pool which is operated by pound coins.
The site also contains a small shop which as expected is a little pricy but sells everything you would need. We didn't go into the club house at night as its not really our thing but that seemed absolutly fine and has obviously had a recent re-fit.
One of the only things I have to complain about, is that after coming in fairly late at night we found the cot had not been delivered and had to ask at the bar as the reception was shut. A very friendly young girl sorted this for us straight away and found one behind the reception desk.
Overall, I would recommend this place if you are simply using it as a base like we were - the location is great and although I wouldn't recommend walking to Looe or Polperro (there is no real path or any street lights) it is only a very short trip via a car or taxi. Visiting these two towns is a must, they are very pretty with plenty of pubs and great eating places if you don't want to hang around the site at night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaview Holiday Village is situated between the historic fishing villages of Looe and Polperro, and is within walking distance of Talland Bay with its secluded beach and cafes. We offer self-catering holidays in a range of caravans, bungalows and chalets for families and couples. All of our facilities are on offer throughout the season. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaview Holiday Village Hotel Polperro
- Seaview Holiday Village Polperro, Cornwall