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“Great short break”
Review of Hoburne Bashley

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Hoburne Bashley
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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105 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great short break”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed with our daughter for a long weekend at the end of June. We arrived just before 9pm but had no trouble checking in. The next morning we asked at reception about local cycle rides and were given 2 photocopied routes of which we did the longer one and had a great day out cycling.

The pitch was well kept and the toilet, showers and washing up were spotless. We did not eat at the restaurant so cannot comment on the food.

We went to the entertainment in the evening and found that it was not really up to the usual Hoburne standards. I think this was because they are all fairly new to Hoburne the only one that stood out was Gemma,she appeared very professional. On the Saturday a different entertainer called Ash was there, he was new to the park and I don't know if he had been called in to improve the entertainment or was covering sickness, but it was a huge improvement. He and Gemma worked very well together and made a great team!
The outside cabaret acts we excellent.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Thank sch1968
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Bashley, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Many thanks for your feedback on your Hoburne Bashley experience! We'll use your feedback for improving our entertainment for the upcoming season. Thanks!
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Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

First of all, whichever sat nav postcode you follow you should make sure it takes you to sway road and not st johns road.
My,wife and 2 kids (6&2) enjoyed the gold caravan. Spacious,modern and clean with patio area and outside table and chairs which was well worth the extra £60 upgrade charge.
Indoor swimming pool good for the small ones and water play area for kids plus steam room and sauna at side of pool at no extra charge.
Nightime entertainment good for kids at start of night with sammy the seahorse but after thats done its bingo then apart from a guest live band one night, the other 2 nights was a live singing act from one of the entertainment team, which not many hung around for which pretty much killed the night for 9:00.
All in all for the price i paid this was a great park with the best caravan ive stayed in to date but i would gladly pay a bit more if they upgraded their entertainment at night

Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Bashley, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Thanks for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed the facilities and will use your feedback about the entertainment to influence our decisions for the upcoming holiday season. Thanks.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We stayed in a platinum caravan which was well worth the extra paid. Great decking area with patio table and chairs. We had great weather so ate on the veranda in the sun for most evenings. The fixtures and fittings were of high quality with full size fridge and three drawer freezer, dishwasher, microwave and double oven. We got toiletries and welcome pack with milk tea, coffee dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid, sponge and cloth and bin liners to start you off. Loved the lounge area with proper settee and chairs and 32 inch tv which swivelled to be in the dining kitchen if you wanted to watch tv whilst eating at the table. Main bedroom was a good size with small tv and ensuite loo. Comfy beds, couldn't feel the springs and no roll togeher which we sometimes find in caravan beds. Shower was hot and powerful.
We ate in the restaurant on the first night which was ok, but wasn't tempted to try again. The golf course on site was great and open basically when it was light! While I had a lie in, hubby played an hours golf, and while I sunbathed in the evening or prepared dinner, he was golfing again. All in all a great week, with plenty to occupy us around and about. Will certainly consider Hoburne if we want to stay in this area again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Bashley, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Thanks for your great review. We're glad you found everything to your liking and that your husband particularly enjoyed the on-site golf course! We look forward to seeing you at more of our Hoburne parks soon!
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

This was our second trip to hoburne bashley & this year had lovely weather. We stayed in a gold caravan. I think there are one or two niggly things that need correcting - says you are meant to get soap. Last year I had to ask and got some bought to us. This year I took my own as couldn't be bothered to ask again (seems petty but why list if it is not available). The blind in the ensuite bathroom was a replacement & only just fitted the window but it fitted which I suppose is the main, however no attempt to cover previous blind holes. The towel hooks were only attached to the wall with one screw instead of two & with towels being quite weighty think this needs sorting. The main problem we had was the main bedroom bed was very uncomfortable. Even my husband commented and we said we could feel the springs. Didn't do anything about it as couldn't imagine them saying we will replace the mattress. All in all, we would come again as it is brilliant value for money, has a playground for my little one, has a shop (a little expensive but that is what you expect from an on site shop). In the main area, the swimming pool is a lot better, there is a water play area which my 2 year old loved. Shame the outside adults pool was closed. Also next to the soft play area there is a little bus that you put 50p in for a ride which wasn't working. No out of order sign - another parent said she asked at reception & they responded yes we know it doesn't work it didn't work yesterday & we have just left it! We had to ask reception to send maintenance to come & put a new bulb in the walk in wardrobe & the response time was brilliant - first thing next morning. The maintenance guy also had to climb over the veranda as we kept the gate locked to stop any escapees! We had also asked for the beds to be removed from one of the bedrooms as we had our own travel cot and this had been done which was very helpful. Not sure if we will be back next year as might try a different part of the country but hoburne definitely on our return list

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Hev10
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Bashley, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Hello and thanks for your review. We've forwarded your comments regarding your experiences to the park manager so the park is aware of the little niggles you encountered whilst staying with us. We hope you'll pay us another visit soon to see your feedback take effect! Thanks!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

I have stayed at Hoburne Bashley 2-3 times every year for the past 15years we normally stay in a private static during Easter as we have the family holiday then but the rest of the time we stay in our tourer on the touring pitches we always stay on there premier pitches as for a couple of pounds more you don't need to worry about emptying your waste water or top up water regularly we always find the pitches well maintained and shower blocks are always clean and tidy as to the facilities we always enjoy the swimming pool and the new refurbishment is very nice and modern, Hoburne staff are always pleasant and friendly i have never had a member of staff be rude to me. There are lots of other things to do on site you can hire a bike at reasonable cost and explore the new forest or head the other way and explore the coast Bashley is ideally situated for either, maps are provided on request, if you want to stay on-site you have crazy golf at only £1/£2 per person we have a great time competing against each other you also have a lovely children's park and for those interested golf Bashley has it all. I would recommend Bashley to anyone who asks and look forward to many more holidays there

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Bashley, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thanks for the positive review, we're really pleased to hear that Bashley has been a favourite for you and your family for so many years and we look forward to welcoming you back soon for another great Hoburne experience!
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We went to hoburne bashley for a short break in our touring caravan, it was fantastic, very clean and peaceful I would highly recommend it. The newly refurbished indoor pool was great! The staff were very friendly

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank Phil0506
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Bashley, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
We're glad to hear you enjoyed our new pool! Thanks for coming!
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Our family stayed in a gold standard caravan for the easter weekend this year
We have stayed at Hoburne parks in the past but with our tourer...
Caravan was beautiful, spotless clean throughout, equipped with washing up bits and sachets of tea/coffee/sugar which i thought was a good touch!
We all love Hoburne Devon, cannot fault the place, plenty to do come rain or shine
Entertainment good, Bingo, plus kids bingo :)
It was our boys birthday during our stay, the entertainment team made a big fuss of our boys which they loved, got pictured with "Sammy" + gang and also had certificates
soft play area is good, decent size, our kids love it
On site food is lovely but they cook on demand so can wait for approx 20mins
Highly recommended place
Will be back this summer with our tourer

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank welshissysmum
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HoburneHolidays, Guest Relations Manager at Hoburne Bashley, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thanks for the kind review. We're glad Hoburne parks have been the places where you and your family share many happy memories, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon for another great Hoburne experience!
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Property: Hoburne Bashley
Address: Bashley Caravan Park Sway Road | For Sat Nav Follow BH25 5QS, New Forest, New Milton BH25 5QR, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > New Milton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in New Milton
Hotel Class:4 star — Hoburne Bashley 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine a fun-filled caravan park inside the boundaries of the New Forest National Park... waking each morning to the sounds of nature, knowing everything you could possibly need is right on your doorstep. Welcome to Hoburne Bashley – with its acres of wide open space, it’s the perfect holiday park for touring caravans and family holidays in the New Forest. Fancy a game of crazy golf... or taking things more seriously on our nine hole, par three golf course? Or how about taking to the Park’s tennis court or football field – or knocking down some pins at the Hoburne Bowl? For the kids there’s the Sammy Seahorse Club – and (for the kid in you), there’s an exhilarating flume in our indoor pool, plus splashing opportunities galore in our heated outdoor swimming and paddling pools. You could of course just go exploring: the enigmatic expanse of the New Forest one way, the sparkling ocean the other. And if all that tires you out, relax in the Park’s sauna or steam room, and imagine... well, anything. ... more   less 
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