This holiday was cheap in every respect. The accommodation was perfectly adequate for the price (170 for 4 nights) but I would have been gutted to pay any more even in the peak summer season. We had a gold plus caravan with 3 bedrooms. It was okay, fairly clean, but more basic than I anticipated. The double bed was tiny and lumpy, the kitchen needed a good scrub, and the whole thing felt like it had been given a quick once over between guests rather than a thorough clean. The lino in the lounge had clearly been chosen because it is quicker to give that a sweep/mop rather than vacuuming carpets - understandable from the cleaners point if view, but not particularly comfortable or homely. Also, as a previous review states, the walls are so bare and utilitarian.
When I was hiring a travel cot I was asked for an additional £10 returnable deposit (on top of the hire charge we'd already paid). When I queried it the lady said "we gave to do it this way cos people nick them." Charming! Although might explain the lack of pictures etc! Worth noting too that they don't provide bedding for the cot, and even though we pre- booked it months in advance it wasn't in the caravan on arrival.
The park is described by Park Resorts as quieter than nearby Lower Hyde, and that is why we chose it. However, every evening we were 'treated' to loud caterwauling from the clubhouse, followed later by the clientele rolling back to their caravans. We chose not to use the park facilities, but the noise coming from the entertainment took that choice away!!
Location wise it was exactly what we wanted for our holiday, and we were well located for loads of great family days out.
We will definitely be returning to Isle of Wight, but definitely NOT to Park Resorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Landguard Holiday Park has a lovely friendly atmosphere, set in sheltered woodland, just a short walk from the traditional seaside town of Shanklin. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Landguard Holiday Park - Park Hotel Shanklin
- Landguard Holiday Park - Park Resorts Shanklin, Isle Of Wight