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“Glorious views at a price” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Swanage Bay View Holiday Park

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Swanage Bay View Holiday Park
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199 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
“Glorious views at a price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Rented a caravan privately having selected it for its views.. We were not disappointed. However, the Site left a lot to be desired. The road system around the place is confusing, poorly signed .. Even local taxi drivers were confused. The lighting around the place is extremely poor, even dangerous especially a our caravan had limited external lighting. There is no shop on site apart from reception selling things you might have forgotten.. If you like a morning paper then the walk to the nearest store is a nightmare especially if your caravan is situated at the top o the site. You need a car if you stay here. We are unlikely to return as there are much better sites around Swanage.

Room Tip: Avoid if you struggle to walk or haven't a car
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank trevor6410
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013 via mobile

This is what a campsite should be like !

Nice and tidy , nice caravans ( even budget ones )
I booked through the sun holiday promotion and was more than happy ,
Have used the site before it got taken over but still the same family feel

Friendly staff

Would reccomend 100%
Can't wait to come back next year

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Philipwycombe
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

after many emails to many different people in the area booked from friday 29th march to friday 5th april on swanage bay holiday park for £250 .
It was a treat for my elderly parents found the caravan on directholidayhomes.com
I've used this site MANY times to book wounderful family trips for myself and my parents.
Looked at the photo's seemed ok a little older but clean tidy ect and a veranda with great views.
The owner told us that he would have to call the office to get it ready for us , we arrived on a freezing march day (but the weather is no-ones fault I understand that 100%) but because of the weather this is why I booked a double glazed central heated caravan for us.
If we hadn't traveled so far on good friday I think we would have turned back as soon as we got there.
The site was a nightmare to find with the instructions we were given, upon opening the caravan door we had an old tube tv stuck in the middle of the living room floor, the carpet was not cleaned, every cushion was stained, the cupboards in the living room was filled with personal belongings toys ect, a light bulb was out ,curtains and door curtain marked and stained,
Under all the beds there was bagged up personal belongings so we had no where to put our suit cases, they had a mower box in the cleaning cupboard which ment the hoover was left in the toilet. All the taps where dripping 24/7, the duvet and pillows where stained (but we bring our own) there was only two pans (and we're a family that cook all our own meals) ,the fridge had to be washed before it could be used and had a crack in the seal, there was no CO detector, none of the electrics had the electric safe sticker on it, we couldn't use the veranda because it was over grown with brambles and nettles ect....Even though it was central heated it was still very cold. The view was nice but as soon as you turned around and looked at the caravan the view wasn't enough to make up for this,
We went into swanage itself and found it rather borning I would not like to keep children happy in this area, you had to pay for the piere, the train was quite expensive and we put two hours in the car park and was back in the car with 45mins to spare, very little to see and do, added with a terrible caravan swanage isn't a place we will be going to again.

Room Tip: Don't go on the lower levels because you wont have any view not of the sea or the mountain,, and...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about Swanage Bay View Holiday Park

Property: Swanage Bay View Holiday Park
Address: Panorama Road, Swanage BH19 2QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Swanage
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swanage Bay View offers a range of holiday homes for both sale and hire overlooking the beautiful Swanage Bay. Flanked by uninterrupted countryside, the park boasts one of the most outstanding settings on the entire of the Isle of Purbeck. As our name suggests, the charms of our park originate from the glistening waters over the bay, combined with the refreshing sea air. The park rests a mere mile away from Swanage town centre and beach, placing you within easy reach of some of Dorset's finest attractions, such as the historic Corfe Castle and fascinating Jurassic coast. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Swanage Bay View Holiday Park Isle Of Purbeck

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