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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
La Chaize Giraud, Vendee, Pays de la Loire

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pjl0we
St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic holiday for a family”
Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We returned for the second time to La Vendee this year because we had such a lovely time last year. We found the holiday perfect for our son as he could easily make friends of a similar age while playing in the pool and on the swings. It was also nice for us to chat to the adults about our day's adventures. There is plenty to do in the area, either for free (beaches etc) or more expensive adventurous days out like Puy de Fou which is a bizarre and totally amazing park full of dramatic shows. One of my highlights though, is the daily morning delivery van right outside the gite, of croissants, pain au chocolat and baguettes!

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CJH34
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely and Relaxing Holiday”
Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have just returned from a lovely holiday staying in The Parasol Pine at Dolphin Gites.
We are a family of 4 and the gite was plenty big enough for our needs.
Our kids (twin girls of 8) loved the gardens to play in and made some new friends.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't as warm as it usually is at this time of year but this didnt stop us having a nice time.
Cathy and Howard were very welcoming and are very knowledgable of the local area, so had lots of fantastic recommendations for restaurants and things to do and see.
We enjoyed the Tues eve drinks which gave the families a chance to chat whilst the kids played.
Our girls liked going out and getting the bread and croissants in the morning from the bakers van that visits the gites every day (except Sunday.
Thanks for a lovely holiday :-)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Aug 2017
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted that you had a nice holiday at Dolphin Gîtes this summer and we have booked good weather for you for next year!
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smithsara...
St Albans, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic family holiday”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed in Parasol Pine gite at Dolphin Gites. The gite was well equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday. The kitchen/living area was a little small but we ate outside most of the time so that was only a small niggle. The hosts, Cathy and Howard, were really welcoming and gave us loads of tips for the area. My 2 children, 6 and 4, loved the swimming pool and large garden and instantly made friends with some of the other children staying there. It meant that we also got a relaxing break whilst the children played. There is so much to do in the Vendee that we would love to come back here in the future to fit in all the stuff we didn't get to do this time! We'd definitely recommend it as a great family holiday.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Sep 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to be able to welcome you back at Dolphin Gîtes in the near future.
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Neil M
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great time , great area!! ”
Reviewed 4 October 2015 for a stay in July 2015

As a family of four we found the gite a descent size. It was clean and we had our own patio and BBQ area. There were many hours spent enjoying both the pool and the garden. Towns, markets, beaches and attractions were all very accessible. We had a very enjoyable holiday and would like to thank our hosts for being so accommodating. Hopefully we will return one day soon.

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Management Response
5 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We really hope to see you again in the future.
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Louise C
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful family holiday in a great location”
Reviewed 3 October 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We enjoyed a fantastic two weeks at Dolphin Gites. Our gite was spotless and spacious (second bedroom is particularly large - great space for children). The gardens and facilities were great (great pool, gardens, table tennis) and Cathy and Howard very welcoming hosts. We were really pleasantly surprised by the fab location - an easy bike ride into Bretignolle-sur-Mer (the nearest town, with good facilities) or a 15 minute stroll to the village of Landevieille (great boulangerie, restaurant and handy Spar). There was so much to do in the area 2 weeks not nearly enough time to enjoy it all! We will definitely be back!

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Liked best: Great location
Liked least: Intermittent wifi
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
5 Oct 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Karen P
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic location, so much to do with something for everyone”
Reviewed 31 December 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed at Dolphin Gites (1) in August and booked again for the next year before we even came home as the location and accommodation suited our family of 2 adults and two boys (aged 15 and 12) perfectly. Howard and Catherine couldn't be more helpful and nothing is too much trouble, the drinks evenings they put on were lovely and relaxed and also gave us a good opportunity to share day out ideas with the other guests. The Gite really was lovely and excellent value, it was clean and tidy with everything you need and the whole complex suited all ages, our boys are sometimes difficult to please on holidays but they loved this one! They especially enjoyed the table tennis and we loved relaxing by the pool, however there is so much to do in the area we had trouble fitting it all in! Luckily we did manage to visit some of the lovely beach resorts nearby, which are nice in the daytime for sunbathing but also to walk around after dinner too with their evening markets are bars and restaurants. We also went on a bike ride, hired quad bikes, hired a pedalo at Apremont, played a few games of crazy golf and went tree climbing at the Ape Forest in St Julien des Landes as well as lots of lovely walks around the area and Jaunay Lake.
We can't wait to return!!

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Liked best: Friendly and relaxed atmosphere
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Clarkee4
1 review
“Fabulous family holiday”
Reviewed 4 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Just returned from a weeks rental at dolphin gites (1) we are a family with young children and we have all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The gites are well situated to explore all of the vendee yet within 5km you are on a beautiful beach and lovely restaurants. We spent a lot of time within the gites grounds as the children are young, they loved the swimming pool and the open space to explore. Fab holiday and lovely couple who own the gites, we hope to return one day.

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