I camped here last summer and I am heading back tomorrow for a couple of days, 2 adults and one child.....and we can't wait!! We have camped in numerous sites all over Ireland and have to say this is by far the best one we have been in! Staff are all friendly and made a point of remembering my daughters name when we stayed last year. Great variety of activities on site for kids, all very cheap. Especially when you consider other sites where there is NOTHING to do, and the expense that brings through having to go in search of off site activities which are far more expensive. The on site activities also allow a nice opportunity for kids to mingle and make friends, which I thought created a lovely family atmosphere on site.Toilet/shower blocks and campers kitchen are the best maintained and nicest ones i've seen. Always spotless, well designed and laid out. I like that the camping area is separate, and its only a short and picturesque stroll over the bridge to the toilets etc. The low lighting is also a bonus really, as it stays bright late enough, and when it does get dark the nice camp fires and marshmallow toasting would be ruined by floodlights! its also makes bedtime easier with kids with no bright lights to distract them. When I was here last year the noise curfew was enforced, I saw myself people being asked to keep it down and everyone went in to their tents. One night I had an issue with parking so I asked at reception and they were very helpful and found me a spot in the visitors car park so I just moved my car over there. Really wish if people had problems with noise/other campers that they just said it when they were there, as i'm sure it would have been swiftly addressed. No matter how nice a place is there's always a danger of being camped next to a rowdy crowd, or people drinking as others have complained about, but its unfair for this to bring down the overall impression of a lovely campsite, when its no fault of there own and there was never an opportunity for them to rectify it.
Cant wait to get there tomorrow! :)
- Also Known As:
- Hidden Valley Holiday Park Hotel Rathdrum
- Hidden Valley Holiday Park Ireland/Rathdrum, County Wicklow