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“Not what the brochure said” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Camping Bayona Playa
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Not what the brochure said”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

As a tourist from Ireland travelling to Spain with two children we wanted something slightly different. However, it's not always good to want something different, especially when you have spent months in advance looking at beautiful pics of a white sandy beach and reading words from the brochure such as 'paradise', 'excellent facilities' 'swimming pool', 'fully stocked supermarket' 'restaurant', 'cabin on the beach' etc etc. Let me cut to the chase and tell you the facts. We went in July, we spent the extra money and reserved a cabin on the beach that sleeps 6. We arrived into what I could only describe as an overbooked campsite with hoards of tourists literally on top of each other, similar to what you would see at a music festival. We were given our cabin key and after finally walking through a mass of mobile homes situated so close to each other, you could stick your hand out of the window to borrow the shampoo off the shelf next door! our cabin was old, had no air conditioning, barely had cutlery, no dishwasher and a bathroom that you could only squeeze into. Our view of the beach in front of us would have been beautiful except for the fact you are blocked by a huge 6ft wire fence which stops you from walking onto the beach. Instead you were given a swipe card to walk 200 meters up the road to enter via a gate. A private beach you may think....well not exactly because at the opposite end of the beach all the local tourists arrive to bombard the beach until it looks like a scene from Benidorm. Music blaring from boats on the water, jet skis and oil spilling up onto the sand, nothing like 'paradise'. The supermarket - it only opens for a short amount of time during the day and is possibly the most badly stocked supermarket for such a large amount of residence. The swimming pool - there is nowhere to sit around the pool, it is surrounded by a barrier, so you walk in and get straight into the pool, nowhere to sit around it. If you want to go down the slide in the pool you must get a ticket first and you can only get tickets when you spend enough money in the supermarket. The restaurant, sells the same food as in a student canteen and if you're looking for entertainment, chat amongst yourselves because despite what the brochure says about various entertainment, there is none. We paid almost 1000 euro for 7 days and spent a fortune on site. We ended up leaving 2 days early. I would not recommend this place for the price you pay. If it came cheaper, then you'd put up with it. But you will have no peace and no tranquility, so when you look at their website remember what I said.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

This friendly campsite, on a peninsula jutting out from the bay, can be hideously crowded in high summer. Try to wangle a site overlooking the estuary, soggy and damp when the tide's out, smooth as an inland lake when the waters creep in. A good pool, wifi in the bar and a small, adequate shop.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Camping Bayona Playa
Address: Ctra. Vigo - Bayona Km. 19 | Playa Ladeira, 36393 Baiona, Spain
Region: Spain > Galicia > Province of Pontevedra > Baiona
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Ranked #3 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Baiona
Number of rooms: 93
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