Just got back from Camping La Baume nr Frejus earlier today and must be honest, it's tired out! The cleaning block nearest our static home was derelict, I mean properly abandoned with boarded up doors and windows with dry leaves and litter filling the sinks. Even the pools, probably the site's greatest feature, were in need of serious modernisation with broken tiles and chipped paint everywhere. It all just looked like it needed modernising. Not like the owners couldn't afford it either with just about every mobile home, camping pitch and chalet taken!
We booked through Thompson's Al Fresco service and for well over £2k we were bitterly disappointed. Rep didn't turn up as arranged even though we texted our ETA as instructed, the mobile home was truly filthy, fag ends littered the immediate surroundings, the decking was filthy, the fire alarm was incorrectly fitted, all the crockery was mismatched etc, etc... On top of this, we were told that we couldn't use the air conditioning at the same time as the oven as the mains tripped out and we'd have to go to the reception to have it reset (easily a 20 minute round trip!). Wild cats kept using our seating area as a toilet (not nice to step on whilst wearing flip flops) and the reps were not to be seen at any point throughout out two week stay, I mean never in their little office or around the site. The food at the restaurants was average at best and mindblowingly expensive eg burger and chips twice and one pizza, two cokes, one beer; no desert no starter €75!!!! We quite rightly thought that by booking an 8 berth for the 3 of us (and at a full price of £2350), we were in for a treat and sadly we really were not. Although tiring, taking my car was a godsend because it meant we could get out and visit other places. Frejus is lovely just don't stay at this site.... Shame on Al Fresco, absolute rubbish, and to think we had a choice!!!!
If you're wondering why I gave a 1 star rating and not lower, it's because despite all I have mentioned, we still had a great time but this was to do with our stoic resilience and nothing to do with Al Fresco or La Baume. This place should be closed down and Al Fresco should be made an example of... Disgusting!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camping La baume La Palmeraie, Var, welcomes you in the heart of the french Riviera, 5 kms away from the Beaches..Rental plots, small houses and entirely equipped Mobil homes for 6 peoples (some suitable for 8-10 persons). 2 Swimming pool complexes with 6 swimming pools including 3 heated, 2 covered, a big aquatic playground warmed with space for the smallest (0 to 4 years old) and a space for the preteenagers, water slides, Jacuzzi and hammam to relax. Free animations all day and kids club (4 a 11 ans) all the season, specials animations for teenagers (12/16 in July - august).Children playgrounds, sportsplayground, tennis, fitness and musculation with massage room. You will enjoy yourselves in our restaurant, 2 bars snacks, evening's entertainment and our free discotheque opened everyday. ... more less
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