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Visitor Reviews - Waveney River Centre

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Waveney River Centre
Staithe Road
Burgh St Peter
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR34 0BT   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01502 677343

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Pitches: 52
Open: All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 105 Reviews
              8/10 from 105 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: JaxG 10 reviews from this member

Stayed on Coot 1, front row of the camping pitches.

Great facilities.

Approximately 8 shower rooms with shower/toilet/wc, with underfloor heating. Never had to wait.

Separate heated toilet block and undercover washing up area.

Swimming pool with Jacuzzi (we didn't use even though it was included in the price)

Shop selling a fab range of items from clothes to food to booze, also gifts.

Newly refurbished Waveney Inn, which had nice food, although slighly lacking in atmosphere (don't think they entertainment licence is in place yet, though its been applied for).

No problems getting the car on / off the pitch even at busy times.

Hired a day boat, had a brilliant time visiting Somerleyton and Oulton Broad.

Booking again for next year. :-)

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Oldwolf 8 reviews from this member

Just came back from 6 nights. We had booked one of the Coot pitches (largest available). We arrived the Saturday of the Witsun bank holiday (after per longed rain), pitch somewhat waterlogged. Had no choice to pitch our extension in a puddle. Soon realised as the site filled up that if I did not move my car, then it would be blocked in. ( an extra 5 per night that was not planned). The campsite was full. No 6M rule in operation as on many pitches the guy ropes were overlapping.

As a result the campsite was very noisy with so many people in a small area, did not help due to the river cruisers moored up on top of us on a mobile pub crawl.

On arrival, information was functional rather than welcoming.

Swimming pool OK, but absolutely no supervision. Changing facilities different as you get changed and have to walk back to the entrance / cafe to gain access to / from the pool.

Building work ongoing on the site, new pub a pleasant atmosphere, but food average.

Showers were cleaned regularly, but due to the quantity of people and the wetness of the grass, walkways became mud paths, so washrooms suffered.

Would I go again, yes, BUT not at peak periods. This is a money making enterprise for the owners and not for the campers.

Date of Visit: April 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J0NN0 1 review from this member

Oh my god! What an amazing site. From the beautiful view from our pitch, to the immaculate toilet and shower blocks, to the incredible food served in the on site bar and restaurant, right up to the wonderfully friendly and helpful staff. We stayed at the Waveney River Centre for a week and when our stay was over, we wished that we had booked a longer trip.

The site was great for our two children who enjoyed the swimming pool, the park and the boating. (We hired a boat for a day from the on site marina) This was not only reasonably priced but an extremely fun day out on the Norfolk Broads.

The only negative for this site is the slightly scary access when towing a touring van. We were lucky enough that, having stuck to the arrival and departure times to the letter, that we did not encounter any oncoming tourers upon arrival or exit. Please be sure, if you are towing, to make sure you follow the online instructions on navigating to the site, and ensure that you arrive after 12. 00 midday and exit before 11. 00 am. Wonderful site though and well worth the nail biting last ten minutes of the journey.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Folkestonegirl 4 reviews from this member

Read the reviews on this site. The site is great and the staff are friendly. The on site pub had just reopened and the food was reasonable and their breakfasts are well worth the visit, so much we went twice. It was not a busy time of year so using the pool was fantastic as had it to ourselves at times but we would not want to be in it in the summer as it is small. We stayed in a pod which was fantastic and kept us warm with the heater. There were no tents just a few tourers. I would visit this place definitely in off peak times but not peak as it all feels tightly packed together If all the spaces were in use. The tent pitches had a lot of stones on it so we would not camp here but definitely will be back to stay in a pod between march to April or sept to oct.

Date of Visit: February 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bestieboy 21 reviews from this member

Very nice site. To risk repeating what has been said before the site is part of a larger complex centred around a Marina on the river Waveney, part of the Broads. We were in our caravan pitched on a fully serviced site for three nights during the February half term.

There are also lodges, a few statics, pods and I believe apartments in addition to the touring area. The caravan area sits at the top of the hill overlooking the tent area leading down to the marina. The views out of the front window down over the marina, the river Waveney and across the valley are lovely. During our stay unsurprisingly there was no tents and only a maximum of five caravans or motorhomes at any one time so it was lovely and quiet.

The facilities are excellent, free to use is a small swimming pool and jacuzzi which kept our kids and ourselves happy; nice and warm too. The washroom facilities are great with individual washrooms, spacious enough for two if necessary and critically with under floor heating so in mid February comfortable to use. There is also a Mace shop part of the reception area.

You can hire day boats to tour the broads, although we didn't. We used the ferry to cross the river on the Saturday and walked the dogs about two miles to Oulton Broad. Not much there but still a good day out with the opportunity to get some fish n chips for lunch.

Some small grumbles, the swimming pool changing rooms were not cleaned regularly enough, the shop sold us a loaf of bread four days out of date and I would have loved in mid winter to have had the option of hard standing pitches. However nothing to put me off returning.

The site is well signposted from Haddiscoe. The approach road is narrow and whilst there are passing places they are often little more than field entrances. I would not like to meet a caravan coming the other way so would advise leaving before 11. 30 and not arriving until after 12. 00. We were lucky but this was February, not sure what it would be like during the more popular holiday seasons.

We had a lovely break and would highly recommend the site.

Date of Visit: March 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Landauman 12 reviews from this member

Motorhomes beware! I'm sorry to say this is the first time I have ever had or felt the need to leave a negative review. We booked this sight for four nights over the phone after looking and reading the reviews from this sight this was a last minute booking arriving the next day, the reason we had to book over the phone was, the sight seemed to have a slight problem with their web booking system. All went well until we turned up at the sight. We followed their arrival instructions to the letter, this took us down a sometimes very narrow single road track that is approximately 4 miles long, as you enter the sight their is a large dip, for motorhomes on low chassis you will probably bottom out so beware. As we turned onto the site the first pitches along the hedge they call heron, were in our opinion very small, with little space between pitches, also each pitch was very uneven. On the plus side the out look was quite nice overlooking the marina, The rest of the pitches all looked either to close together or on uneven ground. When we went to reception we found out that the clubhouse was closed, so we would be unable to get a meal or a drink, this was important as this sight is remote for people with motorhomes (you are advised to use the one route in and out of the sight 8 mile round trip) then the nearest town Beccles, is approximately a further 7 miles, with no bus service near the site and a round trip of about 16 miles on bikes, with our bad backs this was a non starter, we explained the situation to the people at reception and asked why they had not warned us about the club house at the time of booking, they replied it was on the confirmation email, I showed them the email as I had it with me and their was no mention of the club house on it at this point their attitude seemed to change and become very unpleasant. They had no argument but still only offered us three nights money back as a good will gesture. We took this and could not get of the site quick enough, we went onto a very nice site in Bungay. We all like different sites but this I would not recommend to anyone, however Caravans have flexibility of a car, were as motorhomes have a long bumpy round trip.

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