After reading all of the reviews here I was really looking forward to our holiday. On arrival, we checked in at reception(safes are tiny btw,will only fit money & paperwork,so don't hope to fit your iPad etc in)and we're then sent to Eurocamp reception. We were told our mobile would be ready in a half an hour and to go look around. The place looked nice, I was pleased. Until we ordered pizza as we were starving. The kids wouldn't even eat it; horrible! We returned to Eurocamp but it was deserted and a mobile number was left to contact in an emergency. More groups were arriving to check in(it was after 4pm check in time)and we had been on the road since 5am so we phoned them. We waited another while and a girl showed up and led the way to the mobiles. As others have mentioned we got no information on the place, just here's your mobile, bye now. Here's what we discovered about El Delfin Verde during our very long 12 day stay. Kids clubs are brilliant. And we needed them as the weather was very unsettled. Eurocamp only had club for under 5's the first week where they can learn to ride and you can borrow games/jigsaws etc but our youngest two wouldn't go without their big sisters so they all went to the site run camp a couple of times(you could send your kids off til about 3pm if you wished). Did arts and crafts, face paint etc. and they put on a lot of sports for older kids, up to 17. 2nd week the Eurocamp Fun Station for all started and they went to that with the friends they made. This camp feels safer as you sign them in and out and leave contact numbers and the girls are lovely. At 7.30 the incredibly hard working Animation team start the junior disco, this goes on til 9.30, as they also play some games and do a photo op with the camp mascot Dolphi. Then the evening entertainment starts at ten. This was a big issue for us. It is(barring a restaurant) a completely open air space. First night there was a thunder storm and the magician packed up his show. The team put on 3 great shows while we were there(lion king, mama Mia & Beauty and the Beast,in English) but that was it! 3 nights a week the World Cup was put up on big screens and otherwise it was discos. I went here to be entertained at night,not watch football and the discos weren't cheesy family ones, just normal discos. Considering how talented the entertainment team were it was just such a letdown. Sport could have been shown in the bar by the pool but I suppose this saved them a fortune in not doing shows! The food here is astoundingly bad so we ended up cooking most of the time. The supermarket is very good and staff are nice. Lidl nearby is brill and loads of big supermarkets on the way there too. The site isn't well kept we found. Several times the pool was filthy; bins were overflowing for days at a time. Tiles around the pool were raised and cracked. Weeds growing up through the decks at mobiles. Filthy glasses from the bar; eurgh! The pool is massive but baby pool tiny and the far side of the pool(where there is some shade for younger kids) is very very deep. So we ended up sitting on the tiles around the pool playing with the kids in the "shallow" end and the baby pool; not ideal. The scenery in the area is amazing! We didn't walk up to the castle as we felt our 4 year olds wouldn't make it but it would be great to see.(a 40 min hike with 10 mins on rougher terrain). We visited Gala Dali castle museum and didn't have to pay for youngest kids. Roman & Greek ruins only cost €7 for all 6 of us as kids were free-this was brilliant for the older ones especially. We went to Pals which is a medieval town and gorgeous. We went to visit a lighthouse recommended at info desk but when we got there(beautiful cove beach) discovered it was a 30 min hike up steps so couldn't do it with the little ones in the heat. Jocs is an amusement place nearby, cost a fortune but had a great time zorbing, bungee trampolines etc.(btw there was zorbing in the pool one day; they let 2 kids do it for 5 minutes at €10 each, that was it).We had a late flight home and assumed the place could store our luggage so we could head off for the day but we were to there's nowhere and just leave it in the car as they have security. That would have been fine but we really didn't want to hang around there all day eating disgusting food but had no choice. Considering this place is a similar price to better resorts I would recommend choosing somewhere else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Delfin Verde (The Green Dolphin), probably the best camping resort of the Costa Brava. Is placed inside of the natural reserve of the Montgri and Medas Islands, and close to a magnificent sandy beach. We have different zones for camping and caravaning. These zones are between the sun and the shade. Also we have some of the best bungalows in the Costa Brava. Here you can enjoy in family of the camping resort el Delfin Verde. One of the largest pools in the area, in addition to be the reference from our brand. Over 2.000 M2 of water with different depths and separate the smaller children's pool. Our "Mini Club", is specially designed for the care and enjoyment of the children. This area is designed and organised specifically for children. We hope that the different activities undertaken by our entertainment team, will ensure fun for the youngest members of the family. El Delfin Verde has the privilege of having one of the largest pools of campings in Europe. It is our emblem, which has the original shape of a dolphin and a stage in the middle. The pool is surrounded by tempting restoration services. In this scenario, we are committed to providing our customers, our friends, the greatest opportunities for fun and enjoyment counting for this, in our program, with concerts from internationally recognized artists This camping resort is special for families of course! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Delfin Verde Hotel
- El Delfin Verde Torroella De Montgri, Spain - Costa Brava