We have just spent 4 nights in a caldey connect lodge with our family, the lodges were modern and clean with good kitchen facilities and nice space. We were on preselected view which was in between the water park/adventure centre and the village which is quaint. On the downside the beds were very hard and the shower door wasn't sealed properly so water ran out onto the bathroom floor (both families had this problem). The kids loved the pool and due to the weather we spent a lot of time in there. The adventure centre was cold and there weren't enough tables for adults to sit at, it's also quite easy to lose your child in the giant wooden play structures as once inside you can't see them. We tries a few activities too, the safari 4x4 driving was a bit boring for my 8 year old, round and round 2 tracks, he enjoyed the woodland warriors and tree climbing though. My 4 year old did the bluestone bucaneers which he enjoyed too.
We ate in 3 of the 4 nights, luckily we brought most food with us, the shop had a decent selection but was slightly overpriced (expected) we had pre booked and prepaid for an Italian night at the yard, but found it had changed to a Spanish theme on arrival, when we questioned it we were told 'it is subject to change' I know why they ask you to pre pay, it's so you don't refuse to pay afterwards, it was dreadful. The only nice food was soup for starter. The salad bar was dry plain pasta, celery and rice (awful) the mains were just not great, at £17 per adult it was overpriced and unappetising, fatty meatballs, Spanish tortilla (ok) roast potatoes (ok) pork chop(dry). Kids options were focaccia with a tomato and melted cheese, sausage casserole and burnt fish goujons. Drinks were extortionate here too, and the waitress less than helpful, almost grudging in her role. DO not eat here if possible.
A 2 hour stint at the spa was nice, but basically 2 steam rooms and 2 sauna's with an outdoor warmtub!
Overall a good week, kids loved it, accommodation pretty good at less than half the price of centre parcs, but avoid the yard if you like decent food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bluestone National Park Resort offers fantastic free range holidays for families, couples and friends! The all-weather luxury short break destination in Pembrokeshire is like no other. Whether you want to relax and unwind or play and have fun during your break there is something for everyone! We offer breaks for generational families wanting to spend quality time together, romantic short breaks, and catch up getaways with friends. Guests can choose from a range of luxury lodges set around a private Welsh village where you will find the cottages and studio apartments, restaurants, shops, a pub and its very own holistic spa and thermal rooms. Choose from heart pumping activities in the Steep Ravine with its high ropes and zip wire around the old Camp Smokey; splashing fun in the Blue Lagoon water park and outdoor fun indoors at the Adventure Centre with its climbing walls, ball pits and Wild Wood Cafe. For those wanting to chill and unwind there’s The Well Spa with its holistic treatments and invigorating thermal rooms. Combine this with opportunities to visit the nearby coastal towns and countryside communities and you have a perfect short break destination, whatever the weather. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bluestone Hotel Narberth
- Bluestone Resort Narberth
- Bluestone National Park Resort Wales/Pembrokeshire