This site is in a beautiful location but the caravan we stayed in was dirty and in need of general m'tce. The oven only had one shelf and did not get hot enough to cook a fresh pizza. the toilet smelt of urine and needed a new toilet seat. A pair of shoes were left under the bed - proving that very little vacuuming had taken place. Several of the kitchen cupboards did not have knobs, 2 doors were completely missing from the lounge cupboards. The carpet was filthy. The shower surround needed a good scrub.
The site itself was quite noisy to late into the night. Seagulls are also a problem that needs addressing..
I could go on - but it pointless. The caravan is cleaner now than when we arrived ! So be aware the pictures may not represent the caravan you end up in !
The toilets adjacent to the club/bar area are disgusting...The bar area itself was in need of a good steam cleaning!
The childrens soft play area was shut on Sunday because it had not been cleaned. When I asked why not I was told that not enough staff! At £1000+ per week per caravan in August- I think this is the poorest of excuses. Do the maths over 300 caravans just in the area of the site we stayed in, then tent and mobile home pitches, and other 'brick 'accommodation.
The swimming pool is too small. When the site is busy entrance is restricted.
The entertainment was of a 'red coat' style Karoake versions of popular songs that were used to illustrate some sort of story that none of us worked out. The childrens entertainment was 'unusual' more of a 'work out' than entertainment - although the young children seemed to enjoy themselves. The area where the childrens entertainment was presented included a shop to encourage parents to spend ridiculous amounts of money on 99p store toys and 'go large' drinks ! Why ?
All in all this is a poor excuse of a 'family holiday site'.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Take a beautiful golden beach...Add in a generous helping of rolling surf, a sprinkle of thatched roof cottages, and a traditional village pub serving home cooked food... and you've got all the ingredients for an amazing holiday.Ruda Holiday Park is set right by Croyde Bay beach, a magical place with miles of rugged heritage coastline to explore, spectacular views of Lundy Island and, if you venture into the village, the most delicious Devonshire dairy ice cream! * Set right by the golden sands of stunning Croyde Bay * Surf School and hire shop on park * Direct access to South West Coastal Path * Amazing Tropical Adventure Pool on park * Fantastic Showtime Entertainment ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ruda Holiday Park Hotel Croyde
- Parkdean - Ruda Holiday Park Croyde, Devon