Park Resorts – Camber Sands Holiday Park

publication date: May 6, 2012
author/source: Olivia Coates
Park Resort accommodation

Upon arrival at Park Resorts at Camber Sands, apart from the entrance gate getting stuck, all seemed fine and the girls were fascinated by the caravans. Reception gave us the key to our stationary home and we drove round to unpack.

The inside of our holiday home was spacious, which neither of us expected. The living area had adequate seating and space for the girls to play and came with a TV. The kitchen provided basic utensils which were in good condition with many pots, pans, glasses and mugs.

We had to bring all our own food, towels, washing up items and toiletries, which we expected. The bathroom was clean - and after calling the emergency security to get the boiler working, the shower was brilliantly hot! There was no bath so both the girls had to shower, which neither overly enjoyed.

The downside to the holiday home was the very limited bedroom space. We had requested two travel cots which were not there when we arrived so we returned to reception who explained that most people put the cots in the living area. I think this is something that should be reviewed by the park as this would definitely not have worked for us.

I know that some parks have a foldaway bed in the twin room, which would enable a cot to be put up in there too. Reception offered to move us to a bungalow, a grade down from the home we had. Although the bungalow was fine, we chose not to endure the upheaval of moving and try the girls in beds. I slept in the double bed with Harriet and Liv and Evie shared a twin room. Both girls fell out of bed.

In all the rooms the curtains were very thin and I made makeshift blinds out of towels to make the rooms darker at bedtime for the girls.

With hindsight I would have taken more towels, as we were using the same ones for both pool and showering which wasn't ideal (especially as Liv and I were using ours as curtains too!).

We had lunch on our first day in the restaurant/bar. The food was reasonable and the service acceptable. We also joined in with the lunchtime quiz, which we won! Liv looked delighted when she took to the stage to collect our certificate. The girls both got stickers too which I thought was a nice touch.

Other then that we self-catered and the supermarket was well-stocked and competetively priced.

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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