Booked Hopton through the Sun for a cheap getaway.
The £9.50 holiday actually cost £119.80 after all the extras were added, for 3 adults and a baby.
We paid extra to upgrade to deluxe - on arrival found out this is only "mid range" so we paid another £50 and upgraded to the best caravan model on park - it was lovely.
Went to showbar on the first night and was greeted by the most horrific "entertainment" which was 3 yellow coats, 2 singing completely out of tune and the other dancing around like a mad woman. People were laughing and heckling, to no avail they carried on. We actually left and went to the arcade for a break and returned at 1030pm to find the showbar had closed! Early night then!
Tuesday we went to curry night at The Boardwalk. £25 for 3 curries, we were given 3 side plates and served the smallest portions ever, the beef madras looked like dog food - awful, so many people complaining. At 1015pm we were advised of last orders, we asked when the bar closed and were told it was subject to customers, there were at least 12 people still there - but lights were turned on and the bar closed up regardless.
We ate out on Wednesday so can't comment there.
Our final night Thursday - went to Boardwalk, Rugby was on - had a bottle of wine, at 925pm we were asked if we wanted anymore drinks before the bar closed! They then packed away and pulled the shutters down. The TVs were switched off even though Rugby was still playing, much to the annoyance of the fellow holiday makers! The bar staff then hovered at the bar, one with their coat over the end - wanting to go home! My mum was trying to finish her drink as quick as she could and was told "you can take that with you to the showbar" in other words please go! This was 940pm!!!
The showbar entertainment was awful as ever, however it was the last night so we ventured in. By 11pm they had turned on the lights and were saying good night! Even the arcade was closed!
It was disgusting that people were turned away from an entertainment complex on their holidays. Total joke.
We went to Vauxhall caravan park in June, the entertainment was fabulous, proper singers and comedians not yellow coats trying their luck. And it was open for as long as stated, I would definitely recommend paying extra and going to Vauxhall - give Hopton the wide berth it deserves!
- Also Known As:
- Hopton Holiday Village Hotel Great Yarmouth
- Hopton Holiday Park - Haven Great Yarmouth, Norfolk