We stayed here in August 2013, two young couples. The campsite itself is picturesque and the location is good if you have a car with you (short drive into Caernarfon). Toilet and shower facilities were also good.
The negatives: before booking we asked to be pitched away from families with children, and were told this would be ok. Upon arrival we discovered our pitch was the closest possible to the playground! We also found it difficult to get much sleep as a few children in the pitches next to us were very noisy throughout the night (despite the supposed 10pm - 8am noise restrictions, and wardens patrolling.) On our second day we went out for the evening and came back to find, to our surprise, a tent had been put up on our pitch, almost touching one of our tents. A warden was close by and we asked what the tent was doing there. As it transpired the tent had not actually been paid for, but rather than ask the people staying there to move, who had quite obviously sneaked in once it had gotten dark, the warden told us she would be back at 7am to move them, so we were left to camp next to strangers for the night. The next morning, no sign of any warden at 7am, and by 9 o'clock there was no change. The inhabitants of the tent were left to relax in our pitch, which they had not paid for. We left the campsite around 10.30am, and they still had not been moved off. We did get a refund for that night, however, we felt let down that the supposed 'patrols' had not spotted this tent, and that the people inside who had not paid a penny by this point had been left to do as they please.
Overall, we were unlucky with the situation as I assume it doesn't happen often, but we were disappointed by the service we received. As young couples we would not stay here again, although the site seemed suitable for families with young children.
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