Just returned from a great 6 night stay in a silver plus caravan at landguard. This was our first break as a family of five as our 12 month old twins joined us and we also have a four year old.
We have stayed at 2 other park resorts in the past and so far this is our favourite. I was very worried about squeezing us all in a caravan as with twin babies it meant double of every thing. I rang in advance and the site agreed to remove the two single beds from one bedroom leaving us with a empty room which meant we had plenty of space for two travel cots. We hired two travel cots and two high chairs again me feeling anxious about how clean these would be, but they turned up at the caravan door within 30 mins of us getting in the caravan, all clean and sparkly.... A happy mummy. We hired our linen again due to car space and all of the bedding was fresh, white with no marks, stains and laid neatly ready for us. The caravan it's self was spotless, I am a clean freak and I couldn't fault it. The caravan we had was the best again we have stayed in and we have stayed in a fair few. No issues with the caravan, it was well equipped. A minor thing I'd mention is the pull out bed in the living room was lumpy, rusty and left a lot to be desired BUT I have never found a nice one in all the caravans we have stayed in. So pre empting this we took our own double blow up bed.
The pool was lovely, we were blessed to have fab weather so spent a lot of time in the out door pool, my kiddies loved it. Only minor issue I would say is our double pushchair did not fit in the changing rooms (it did how ever fit in the 1 disabled toilet) and our pushchair fits through standard doors (nipper 360). Both pools were clean, warm and staff friendly.
Entertainment, this is what really made it for us, my four year old is in love with sparkle and sparky, the team were amazing, so much energy!!! There were a fair few kids there and they even remembered my daughters name each night. She loved every part of the evening entertainment, I read a few bad reviews before hand about it being tacky. Yes is cheesy but isn't that what every child loves at that age. My daughter won loads of prizes and has gone home one happy kiddy.
The restaurant food was ok, think most of it is 'heated' but tasted fine. The staff in the restaurant area again were very friendly and seemed to work very hard.
The park doesn't allow cars on the grass which makes it lovely and safe for younger ones, the site is small so you don't have far to walk. We never had a issue with parking.
This is our last holiday 'out of school holidays' our entire break was fantastic and we plan to come back next august in school holidays. I am worried returning in school holidays about a few minor issues such as parking, the car park was pretty full out of session how will it cope when all caravans are full? And changing rooms.... They are tiny, again how will it manage a large volume of people. Final minor things I'd consider is , why are caravan curtains not long enough to block the light and why do they not have curtains on the caravan doors so when using a pull out bed from the sofa the living room is also dark? This is something I have found with all caravans not just languard. I actually hung our towels on the children's rooms curtain pole to darken the rooms. This park was lovely and the area has lots to do. Thank you to all the staff that made it fab xxxx
- 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