Stayed at L'hippocampe from 2 -16 July 2013. Family of 6 - two adults and 4 children aged 12,10,8,and 5. We had a 3 bed mobile with Lifestyle holidays which was very modern and clean. Our pitch was near the pool & in a shady location which suited us. At night-time some noise can be heard from an adjacent road and from the entertainment at La Sirene. This did not bother us, however if you are a light sleeper you would need to request a pitch at the back of the site. Mike, Sinead and Lou, the lifestyle reps were extremely helpful and we could not praise them too highly.
We travelled by a pre booked taxi (www.taxiestartit.com) from Gerona airport in approx 1 hour. For us this was more economical and a lot less stressful than hiring a car.
L'Hippocampe is a much smaller and quieter campsite that it's sister site across the road, yet you have access to all the facilities and night-time entertainment at La Sirene. The pool at L'Hippocampe is heated, it is small but with adequate variety for all ages in our group. The poolside bar also showed live GAA matches which for us was a big plus. The entertainment at night at La Sirene is superb - live shows including Mama Mia, The Lion King and many more.
We hired bikes to get around and found bike hire at Guidon Fute in Argeles (www.guidon-fute.com/) much cheaper than the bike hire at La Sirene. There are lots of daytime activities for children-football, climbing walls, mini golf, etc. The kiddy club run by the campsite is in French so our children were not willing to participate.
The lovely promenade in Argeles is about 2km away and perfect for an evening stroll. The port at the end of the promenade has some lovely restaurants and the nearby scenic town of Coulier is well worth a visit.
The main drawbacks are the absence of wi-fi at L'hippocampe. Wi-fi is available at the bar in La Sirene but it is totally unreliable. Also for a 5 star campsite there are no sunbeds at the pools in either site.
Overall we had a fantastic time and will definitely be back.
- Also Known As:
- l`Hippocampe Hotel Argeles-Sur-Mer