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Aquatique Club Camping La Pinede
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

Just leaving site. Found staff rude apart from Samuel who would help you out without hesitation and could speak English Claude who was really friendly and nice and ipshita the life guard who also was very friendly and spoke Excellent English. Not enough showers on site and toilets had no seats or cleaning facilities to enable the toilets to be wiped before use. Also majority of time no toilet paper. Pitches were far too small for English vans as French tend to have small vans or tents. Could not get on or off pitches well and not enough room for awning and chairs outside it took 10 of us to get our caravans on and off pitches. Pool was good apart from they did not like English as boys were always being told off but not the locals. Too strict. Pool was also not heated. Entertainment was really rubbish and not a word WAS SPOKEN or SONG in English spoiled our hols. The only decent night was when they has a disco and this was once in 17 nights. The kids spent most of the time at Luna Park over the road as they were bored. Would not recommend this site for Teens. We stayed at Le Litterol in Talmont and can say we has a fantastic time and
did not want to leave. Will probably not visit la pinede
again.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

Just came back from 2 weeks at La Pinede..... Great location, good size pitch for our caravan, awning and car...lovely site with great pool complex. Bar was friendly, prices in line with anywhere else we ate/drank.... All in all a marvellous holiday!

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Olivier S, Directeur at Aquatique Club Camping La Pinede, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Hello Amy L97, thank you for your good comment.
We are very pleased to have contributed to the success of your family holiday.
We hope to welcome you another time.
Sincerely
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Could be great! Not really for English families as we got treat quite rudely by a lot of staff apart from Claude behind the bar and the man who sorts the pitches out they were very nice the pitches are small and hard to get on and off the roads are very narrow not a lot of space the toilets etc ok clean but need seats or something to clean them with the pool area clean and slides great but seemed one rule for locals and one for English as our group constantly threatened with removal even though the french teens doing same or worst things on slides nothing major just dome groups targeted

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Olivier S, Directeur at Aquatique Club Camping La Pinede, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Hello Kagsgags,
We are sorry that your stay has not been as good as you want. We just confirm you that we don’t do any distinctions between nationalities and we are sorry about this misunderstanding. We have security rules on the aquatic park and all our guests have to respect them. We hope your family had good times on our campsite .
Regards.
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Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Just back from 2 fantastic weeks , so clean , wonderful site ,pool area best yet , lots if slides , pool and lazy river, only one down fall !!! Not enough English spoken on site ,, but they promise to have more by next year !! ****

  • Stayed June 2014
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Olivier S, Directeur at Aquatique Club Camping La Pinede, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Hello Millbrook , thank you for comment. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay.
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Alderholt, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013 via mobile

We spent a few days here with our 4 kids and wished we could stay longer! But they were fully booked. The waterpark was great, the takeaway chicken and frites was a godsend and the parc was clean and lovely. The boys lived the ping pong tables too. One of the nights the fair down the road kept me awake but its not really a problem. Great staff too!

  • Stayed August 2013
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bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

We keep coming back here rather than elsewhere because :-
1. The pitches are sheltered with tall pine trees and high hedges around. The trees can drop some sap onto your car but it does wash off with hot (not boiling) water and washing up liquid.Best not to let it harden too much though. Newly refurbished Toilet blocks. The floors can look a bit unclean sometimes but its only sand. This is because you are in a Pine forest with sandy ground and the sand gets walked into the buildings. There are staff in the blocks cleaning the floorsregularly thoughout the day.
2. The location is good. About 10 mins to nearest local beaches. The roads can get busy at peak so I would recomend getting a map and using some of the smaller back roads as they are virtually empty and you can avoid the queues.
3. The waterpark is really good. Brilliant slides, water heated to a nice temperature so you don't mind getting in. If the kids need a break from the water there is a fenced secure area within the pool complex that has a bouncy giraffe, mini golf and basic bowling.
4. Activity programme on offer with pool olympics (in the old central pool - unheated), football, Tennis, Archery, Petanque etc during the day and performers in the bar area in the evening.
5. If there is a problem there always seem to be staff around to help.
6. There is a play area, table tennis tables, football pitch, basketball court and a few animals such as goats and geese to look at and pet in some cases. Lots of people cycle around the site.
7. I would recomend anyone a bit adventurous to go round the corner of the campsite to Indian forest which is a french version of Go ape except cheaper. There are lots of different courses through the trees graded according to age and ability.
8. Unlike England nearly all the parking in this area is completely FREE. There are a few places that charge but mostly not. Do take care though if you see Blue parking bays as these are chargeable and you have to purchase a ticket, often from a shop.
9. The French don't go out very early so the roads tend to be quieter early in the day, usefull to know if you are going somewhere busy.
10. The best beaches for waves are Grand Cote, between La palmyr and Palais-Sur-Mer and Grande Village plage and Vert Bois on the Isle De Oleron. Most of the other beaches are calm.
11. We first came here with KeyCamp but then they stopped using it. Because we prefer this site we then started coming with Vacansoiiel and have been doing so for a number of years now.
12. There is a fair just down the road and some people complain about the noise from it at night but I have to say that I haven't been bothered by it. They do a good fireworks display every week in the summer.
13. You are not allowed to drive into the site after 10.30 but there is a parking area outside to leave the car in if you arrive back after this time. The campers are asked to keep the noise down after 11pm and on the whole it seems that the majority of people respect this rule.
14. There are lots of nationalities that use this campsite but English do tend to be in the minority since Keycamp went. There is an Irish company called Kelair that operate at the site so there are quite a number of Irish people but most of the rest will be French, Dutch, German, Belgian.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

This review is of the campsite AND the waterpark.
The water park is excellent, and as long as your children are old enough (over 6 I think), and able to swim, it felt safe enough to let them wander down by themselves.
The facilities are very clean (cleaned 3 times a day), although the second toilet block is noticeably nicer and more modern than the first.
The menu is good, although perhaps a little limited for a two week stay.
The pitches are a good size (our tent is very big, and fitted without a problem). The chalets also looked nice, but we did not stay in one of those.
The shop was beginning to run down it's stock towards the end of our stay - season finishes on 16th September this year, and the weather had turned a little cooler towards the end too - it would have been better a couple of weeks earlier!
The area is nice, with some easily accessible cycle routes. The bakery is excellent.
We had a fantastic two weeks. The are are some very nice beaches within an easy cycle or drive - good car parks too.

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Property: Aquatique Club Camping La Pinede
Address: 2103, Route de la Fouasse, 17570 La Palmyre-Les Mathes, France
Region: France > Nouvelle-Aquitaine > Charente-Maritime > La Palmyre-Les Mathes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 22 Speciality Lodging in La Palmyre-Les Mathes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aquatique Club Camping La Pinede 4*
Number of rooms: 372
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