Our Alfresco 'vivaldi' caravan was tired and worn in comparison to the several Siblu caravans we have stayed at in France. Adequately equipped at best, it was old and tired. Worn out plastic 'comfy' seating, broken trim around the kitchen units, drill holes in the bedroom walls, canteen chairs and so on. The linen pack had clean sheets but cheap sandpaper towels, unfortunately no duvets which we have been used to with other companies.
The park was fantastic when we arrived (23 May), not too many people, only short waits at all the rides and the same for the Tiki pool. But about 3 days before we left it suddenly got VERY busy, the girl at the information desk said it was a Dutch national holiday, "something to do with Jesus" she said, in May?
The pool got the busiest...long queues to get in and long waits for every slide. The changing room was a bizarre layout and way too small for the extra people who decended on it. The noise got deafening, the lifeguards were paranoid about safety, their whistles constantly adding to the din. Before it got too busy the pool was great, the last couple of days we couldn't face it.
We did enjoy the park, there are rides for everyone, but we did count ouselves lucky we didn't book in August.
My advice is to hire a bike, cycling is easy around Wassenaar with great cycle paths and if you get a sunny not too windy day... hit the beach. Cycle left out of the park and keep left, about 4-5 km but an easy ride with only 1 hill.
We enjoyed the holiday but were let down with the accomodation. The Alfresco reps were polite and were as helpful as they could be, but I got the impression they have many similar discussions as the one they had with me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Staying overnight at Holiday Park Duinrell, together with family or friends. Amidst nature, with the sea close by, surrounded by the cities of western Holland and with Scheveningen near by, you'll enjoy some well deserved recreation. An amusement park within an arms reach and the splashing of the Tiki Pool within a short distance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Duinrell Holiday Camp Hotel Wassenaar
- Duinrell Wassenaar, South Holland