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Review of Hoburne Devon Bay

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Hoburne Devon Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Fantastic caravan, site, shop + laundrette. The only downsides were the restaurant + club. The food was not great, had to ask for condiments. Kids meals were far too hot to eat. If you are visiting the club in the evening you need to get there before 5pm to get a table. Tables were wobbly + we were squashed in like sardines so couldn't relax. Entertainers were great, but every night they call the adults up to dance when Sammy is on. This means a lot of the kids couldn't see sammy as they are too small to see over the adults.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank josanne s
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Devon Bay, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you for submitting a positive review for your Hoburne experience. As always, we appreciate all feedback, positive and negative, so that we can improve the Hoburne experience for next time. I will forward your comments to the park manager for review. Thanks!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Have been visiting now for 4+ years and intend to carry on every year..

Great location and accommodation, we do the sun holidays and just have the basic caravans and haven't got any complaints at all. Always clean and comfortable, staff are very friendly and helpful.

We walk from the site into Goodrington and then into Paignton, being able to leave the car is great!
It's also a short pleasant drive from Torquay.

The site itself is kept well and clean, never any trouble

Can't wait to go back :-)

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank sunlove06
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Devon Bay, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thanks for your great review. We're proud to know that you've visited us for many years and hope you'll continue making more happy memories with us at Hoburne Devon Bay in the future. Thanks!
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United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Booked as a Sun holiday and upgraded to a silver caravan. Was pleasantly surprised, the caravan was more like a holiday home and was very clean and comfortable. There was plenty of room in the bedrooms and the main living area. We also found it to be very quiet and peaceful, but it did get noisier when families started arriving for the school holidays on our last night there! The beds were really comfortable and it is the first time my 2 and a half year old has been away from home and slept soundly in his own room at night for the whole stay, he even said the first night we were back home that he wanted to go back and sleep in the caravan! The shower in the caravan was brilliant too, very powerful. My Son was a big fan of the soft play area, and the outdoor play area, which are excellent for kids of his age. We visited the club house each evening, my Son loved the disco the early part of the night, then we ended up in the soft play area when the bingo came on. We feel that the entertainment could have been a little better as most evenings, we returned back to the caravan rather than staying in the clubhouse as the entertainment on offer didn't really appeal to us. I feel the entertainment staff could have shown a bit more enthusiasm however, I did notice that the audience weren't always willing to join in or respond to the entertainers which must have been a bit off putting for them! All in all though, we had a really enjoyable stay and would definitely consider returning.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank GemNo7
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Devon Bay, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for the review. We're really glad that your son enjoyed the holiday so much that he wanted to come back! We hope to see you and your son again soon for another great Hoburne holiday!
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england
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161 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed for a long weekend break through the sun newspaper promotions. As there was 6 of us, 3 adults and 3 children we paid the upgrade fee to a 3 bedroom to give us more room. The caravan which we think we a bronze 3 bed was spotless. It had been cleaned to a very high standard.
There was also a sofa bed although I had asked about this before we arrived as we wanted to use it but was told none of their 3 bedroom caravans have a sofa bed, only the 2 bedroom rooms have them. But we had a 3 bed with a sofa bed???
Some of the pillows were torn but once the lovely white clean covers were on you didn't know.
The kitchen was a little small but well equipped. Only negative was we looked onto 3 empty plots with no caravans on. Not a great view.

Swimming pool was the best I had been too and beat all the haven parks that I have stayed at. The pool was very warm, like a bath. Extremely clean and safe for children. The slide only opens at certain times and these times are not displayed. Maybe they should look into this. The outdoor pool looked lovely too and if it had been warmer weather I would of tried it. Other great things were the arcade, park, soft play and well equipped shop.

Now for the only negative. The entertainment room it is very dated and needs some TLC. The bingo is the worst game of bingo ever!! Kids bingo is played along side the adults which makes it hard for is to make our own books and help our children mark theirs. Also the way they call the numbers take forever. With a little song for number 45 (Bryan Adams living on a prayer) REALLY!!!
Would not play bingo there again it was the most annoying thing ever.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank gimgem
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Devon Bay, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write your review here on TripAdvisor. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the majority of your holiday and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed for two weeks in an ABI Derwent " wheel chair friendly" caravan,it was new in 2013 and was very clean. There was no car space next to the caravan but there is parking nearby.Ramp access leads to an extra wide entrance door,all interior doors are wide sliding doors.The main bedroom has a large bed and a manual hoist and there is well appointed wet room with a raised toilet, shower seat and plenty of hand rails.The second bedroom has two full size(3ft) single beds.Heating consists of a electric fire in the lounge and and very low output heaters in each bedroom,so i wouldnt consider the caravan before mid may or after mid september. Hoburne has two disabled access caravans both are silver grade,why cant we have gold or platinum caravans,i would happily pay the extra for central heating and decking/outside seating.The site is quite hilly and we found it easier to get around by car.All staff were very helpful and the site was clean and well run.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank graham c
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Devon Bay, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Hello and thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the accommodation and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Thanks!
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wales
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed here in sept last year through a sun promotion deal and really enjoyed it. We upgraded our caravan and it was ok, size was good, but it was a bit damp.
Good location near the entertainment.
swimming pool was great for kids, the slide was good. Changing rooms a bit grubby though.
soft play was good, but boiling hot but the kids enjoyed.
didn't go to entertainment.
site is very hilly and the shortcut walk to the beach is no good with buggies, but the beach is still nearby and is a lovely beach. Plenty to do in the area which was great.
Nice outdoor park for children too.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank shigrod
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Devon Bay, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your review from last year. We're very pleased that since your stay we have excelled in many areas around the park, including the cleanliness of our changing rooms. Come and stay with us again soon and let us know how your holiday improved!
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Evesham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

We had a very last minute break over the bank holiday with friends and it was a cracker!!Never stayed in a lodge or caravan at all and was very surprised at how spacious clean well equipt and nice the lodges here are! The park itself is beautifull a cracking ten mins walk from a blue flag beach !
There is plenty to do on site ,the kids entertainment is first class ,you will note I have said before Happy kids Happy parents ,well this hits the nail on the head !!Great light hearted evening entertainment with cracking comics and cracking bands playing after the kids mini disco !!
If you dont like the entertainment here you really need to get over yourself !!Has a very safe feel about the place infact the security guys were spot on and seemed to be everywhere without being obtrusive , they were also very helpfull and always had a smile for you!! Our friends were as impressed as us and we both filled in the better than expected box on the questionnaire !! The shop has everything you will need though we took loads of breakfast stuff,tea towels,beach towels etc with us!! The seagulls are just unbelievable and the kids had great fun placing food all around one of them and watching the seagulls appear out of nowhere in force flapping and fighting over the food,not for the more sensitive kids out there but great fun if they can handle it!!Arcades ,crazy golf ,swimming indoor and out ,nice park and soft play for the kids, nature trail mapped out round the whole park, for the kids to walkround and spot the various animals and wildlife ,Great stuff !!Had a delicious Indian takeaway delivered to our lodge which was recommended to us by park manager Ian who was also an absolute star and always more than helpfull , he seemed to pop up everywhere doing every job on the park and went out of his way for my son and wife to retrieve Some lost property !! Great guy who epitomises the park and the rest of his staff are a credit also !!its a shame he supports Notts County and he had a nervy end to the season but its not his fault I suppose ,there will be plenty more of them for him I'm sure !!!The late night burger bar serves the standard fair, which is always delicious at midnight after a few beers and a good dance round with the kids ,even better, its next to the bar !!!!!!
Well Ian and staff thanks again ,kids had a ball ,so did we ,we will be back !!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Michael J
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Devon Bay, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thanks or the great review! We're really glad you had a cracking holiday with us and hope we provide many more brilliant holidays for you, your friends and family!
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Property: Hoburne Devon Bay
Address: Grange Road, Paignton TQ4 7JP, England (Formerly Hoburne Torbay)
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > English Riviera > Paignton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 22 Speciality Lodging in Paignton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hoburne Devon Bay 4*
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Hoburne Devon Bay sits in a glorious location looking out towards the gorgeous Devon coast. A family favourite, Hoburne Devon Bay is one of our most popular holiday parks. ... more   less 
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