What a nightmare.
Shabby caravan although stated new for 2009. Cigarette ends littered outside caravan door. Dirty utensils and dishes in caravan and no fireguard provided as standard for gas fire.
Beds small and uncomfortable, no room to swing a cat - we had a 3 bedroom caravan and there were 2 adults and 2 children aged 10 and 7 - God knows what it would have been like if there had been more of us.
Swimming pool area was diirty - dead flies, dirty and cracked tiles, broken lockers.
Crazy golf area literally falling to bits. Bottles and glaseees left in childrens outdoor play area.
Drink prices expensive and watch out - the full entertainment programme including kids clubs does not start properly until the English School holidays. Teens club meant being given a choice of football in the rain or an hour free in the amusement arcade - so much for clay pigeon shooting etc.
The drinks promos and prizes for the kids only start when the English are off - if you're there at the start of the Scottish holidays you're wasting your time.
Parkdean Troupers were great but the other 'performers' were rotten including one comedian who swore and told bad taste jokes in front of kids.
Food was good in the Patio Bar but not very big so give yourself loads of time to wait for a table.
You need a car - you are miles away from the centre. Staff were very good.
Watch your children. My boy left the kids club early but no member of staff tried to stop him or even noticed that he had left - so much for child safety
£800 for 2 weeks of hell - never ever again.
Having seen Butlins adverts at the cinema I'd even rather go there than ever give Parkdean any of my hard earned cash.
- 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