I checked prior to arriving what time we could check in and was amazed at being told 11am. On arrival at reception i had to pay £50 cash deposit for the key (which i had forgot about! luckily i had cash on me but if not they said i could drop in later which was nice). Registration plate was taken, formed signed and I was handed a map (not all huts are shown on it & no reception weirdly so this was drawn on and we were told that someone was in the other one next to us so just try the key lol) we found the hut no problem. It hadn't been swept very well, no carpet as expected but not a problem, wipable floor works better i guess in the long run. The hut contains a small fridge/freezer (which wasn't turned on and i noticed when we checked out the tray was mouldy), light inside and out (although ours didn't work) wooden block of wood and 4 chairs and a table, small set of hooks, mirror, a brush/dustpan. We set up camp and went out for the day. When we arrived back late at night we couldn't get in the barrier as the automatic recognition didn't work, so left the car at the entrance and walked down to our hut. We later found out (next day) that our digits were just entered in to the system incorrectly. I also noticed near the electric points there were taps, we weren't told this and the facilities block had scaffolding all around it so better signage on site or check in details would help. The block had 5 showers for ladies, 4 wash basins and toilets, all were clean and tidy. We didn't use the washing up facilities or laundrette as were only staying for 2 days. On checking out i forgot to mention all of this so will feed this back amongst other suggestions directly to the site. On our last night we took a walk up to the Pavilion Bar which is small but everyone seemed to be having a good time with the live music on (i think its only open Fri/Sat nights), dart board etc. We loved the area and did lots of traveling around, its a great base camp with a good vibe and was really busy, looked like lots of owners and statics. If I'm honest the site looked like it had continual renovations going on, some areas look pretty messy but didn't put us off, we would stay again and would like to try a hut with a proper bed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandwich Leisure Holiday Park is a 5-Star Caravan and Camping holiday park in the historic Medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich, Kent. Here you can enjoy spacious camping greenery, standard and luxury Glamping wooden huts, holiday caravans, ideal holiday lodges and holiday apartments. Find your sanctuary in tranquil picturesque surroundings but with the town of Sandwich on your doorstep, where you will find pubs, restaurants and curiosity shops a plenty. Ideally situated close to historic Canterbury, the seaside towns of Deal, Ramsgate, Margate & Broadstairs and only a few miles from the cross channel Port of Dover. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sandwich Leisure Park Camping Kent