I stayed here for the last two weeks of August, my family in one caravan and family and friends in another caravan. The caravans were clean and the check in process was quick and friendly. the park has lovely views across Torquay.
The Seagulls were a complete pain, there were massive numbers of them pulling rubbish from the dustbins and spreading it around the park, it must have been a nightmare for those people in caravans adjacent to the bins!
The entertainment was tacky to say the least, mostly the staff singing and putting together dance routines, not professional.. although it has to be said, the staff were very hardworking, entertaining the kids all day and then putting on a show at night!
The bar prices were outrageous! Even the staff continually made jokes about having to bring your own spirits into the bar because of the prices, £3.40 for a Smirnoff Ice, soft drinks not much cheaper than that and often flat or just full of ice. Most people sat all evening without a drink.
Almost impossible to get a meal at the restaurant, always full, far too small for the size of the park.
For some reason the swimming pool does not open until 10 and is shut for lunch!! As is the shop... The pool then closes at 6 which was too early if you have been out for the day and then fancy a swim. I suggest they do this to force you into the bar or the arcade where you can spend a fortune entertaining your children, rather than being able to stay in the free pool.
Overall the staff were friendly, helpful and overworked - one guy on his own in the (big) arcade trying to help children with broken machines and stop kids fighting and breaking stuff... could quite easily of got out of hand - really needed more staff.
Crazy golf absolutely rubbish, a few old bits of wood with holes drilled here and there.
Overall, good staff, good accommodation (although we did book the most expensive caravans), bar prices stupid, entertainment rubbish and as for the seagulls!!!
Would not go back and would not recommend, stayed in much better places for far less.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It was the Vistorian's who coined the phrase 'the English Riviera', likening this stunning 22 mile stretch of Devonshire coastline to its French equivalent. And with its balmy weather, sub-tropical plants, gastronomic delights and colourful waterfronts, it's easy to see why. So where better to spend the summer than at Torquay holiday park, close to all the Riviera's finest attractions. * A lively park in a country hillside setting * Stunning views towards nearby Torquay * Close to Brixham and Paignton seaside resorts * Blue Flag beaches just three miles away * Fantastic Showtime Entertainment ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Torquay Holiday Park Hotel Torquay
- Parkdean - Torquay Holiday Park Devon