I went to Centre Parcs for a weekend in September. I had been before ten years ago when it was fairly new but I had stayed as part of a corporate event and didn't get to see much of the forest or activities. I was quite excited to be going again for a 3 day break. I booked the mid range priced accomodation for 2 people- an Executive Villa- it was about £315 in total - they do have reburbished villas but I didn't want to pay the hefty supplement. I arrived after the 3 pm rush and the traffic queue wasn't too bad and we found the villa fairly easily although from the outside it did remind me of a large static caravan. However nothing could have prepared me for the smell when I opened the door to the villa. It was a mix of damp and wet dog wool! And it was really awful. Thankfully after a lot of airing and a lot of febreeze (most of the smell was carpet and soft furnishings related) it was not so bad after the first night, but it's really annoying to be paying approx £100 a night and put up with that. The villa interior was also dated and tired looking. However I suppose you are not really paying for the accomodation alone, you are paying for the location which is lovely. Thankfully we had fantastic weather and there is loads to do and see. The boat lake in particular was brilliant fun. We don't have small children so if you don't really like small kids then this isn't for you as it's very family oreintated. Overall I feel it's overpriced but I would recommend it for the outdoor experience and I agree with a previous posting- book out of season (less kids) , book the new style villas (if you can afford it), take or hire bikes as you have to in order to get around and don't stay for more than 3 days, and of course pray for good weather!
- Also Known As:
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Village Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Warminster
- Center Parcs Hotel Warminster
- Center Parcs Longleat Forest Warminster, UK - Wiltshire