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Visitor Reviews - Riverside Holidays

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Riverside Holidays
Satchell Lane
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SO31 4HR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 02380 453220

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Pitches: 77
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 50 Reviews
              8/10 from 50 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Zoe7409 1 review from this member

This is a beautiful site it has, good clean facility's. an amazing view of the harbour with a lovely pub serving lovely food and drink and all staff extremely friendly. it also offers lovely walks and only a 5minute drive to hamble town where there are mire pubs and the beautiful beach. All the staff at this site are very welcoming and the pitches are good sizes. Our children love this site and although it doesn't have a park our children never get bored here. We have stayed here twice this year and have just rebooked to go back again for the weekend this month. Would recommend it to any one.

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 126 reviews from this member

To Find Site:- Leave M27 at junction 8 and head towards Hamble. Just after second roundabout past Tescoís turn left into Satchell Lane (signed) Continue down this road for about a mile and turn left at Mercury Yacht Harbour sign and campsite on right in about 100 yards.

This campsite is situated next to the Mercury Yacht Harbour on the River Hamble. Riverside Holidays is half permanent holiday accommodation and half touring site with about 70 touring pitches on grass. There is also some caravan storage on site. Pitches are marked with numbers but how much space you get seems to be determined by where your neighbours park in relation to the pitch number although usually there is a reasonable amount of space. There are two tent areas without electric points. Electric points are convenient to the pitches and are rated at 16amp using standard CEE17 blue connectors. It would seem in colder weather and when the site is fuller that the site electrics canít really cope with the demand placed on them and we experienced several power downs during our stay (mid September) which was inconvenient as we had to call upon our gas supplies quite frequently. There are two toilet blocks, the one nearest the camping pitches is of prefabricated style which is functional rather than being luxurious and the showers donít offer a lot of privacy as they are only enclosed by curtains. The only water point appears to be at this toilet block and the chemical and grey water disposal at the rear of this building. The second block is in a log cabin type building with much nicer facilities and has access to toilets/showers via individual doors on the outside of the building, the shower rooms are massive. The dishwash and laundry is also in this building. There is a motorhome service point of sorts but grey water waste is via a slightly raised pipe which wonít suit motorhomes with a low drain point and it does not have fresh water replenishment. There are no play facilities for children. Dogs are charged for. There is site wide WiFi at reasonable cost which can be purchased online. Reception has some tourist information. The site does accept the ACSI Discount Card at certain times of the year and also accepts Camping Cheques but over a more limited period. Credit Cards are accepted for payment

Notwithstanding the problems with the site electrics this is a pleasant enough, if basic, campsite with friendly staff. However itís the sort of place you come to with a purpose in mind, be that to sail or visit places or relatives, it would not be on my list as a holiday destination. It is very convenient for Hamble which is about a fifteen minute walk away where you will find several restaurants and a small Co-Operative store. Just on the edge of the village is Banana Wharf where you will find a nice restaurant. There is another restaurant next door to the site called the Waters Edge. For more serious shopping there is a large Tesco near to Junction 8 on the M27. Portsmouth and Southampton are about equal distance from the site. The site is popular during the Southampton Boat Show.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kjones48 3 reviews from this member

This campsite is a beautifully, well kept site with excellent toilet and shower facilities. I love the individual toilets and showers. It is within easy walking distance to the centre of Hamble with all of it's shops and pubs. We held a 50th Birthday celebration here and unfortunately may have upset some of the campers with noise, dogs, football etc as there were a large amount of people in our party and would like to apologise to anyone offended. The wardens certainly do not accept this kind of behaviour as the site is there for all to enjoy - do not be put off a previous review.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Daforfar 6 reviews from this member

We visited this month and to be quite honest were glad to leave. On the plus side the wardens where pleasant and the toilets and showers despite being in need of update where ok. I would not go back because I do not like the policy of mixing tents with tourers. The original pitch we refused owing to being put next door to a massive tent with lots of children. We were then put on a pitch near reception. For two nights we had to endure screaming kids in a tent and also put up with the noise from about 4 caravans celebrating a 50th birthday. We took our teenage son and like children but not screaming all the time. I witnessed a dog of lead and people kicking footballs despite not being allowed in the rules.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: ST1100 1 review from this member

Just returned from a two week camping stint at three sites around the South, Riverside being the first of the three.

Our first contact with the couple running here we found them very pleasant and we were given the choice of a sunny pitch or a more sheltered one. We picked the sunny one but with all the sun we got (only rained once) it may have been better picking the sheltered pitch.

Most of the pitches seemed level or just slightly sloping with some that were more of a slope not being used but it may be a slight problem for some in peak times.

Apart from a couple of small one man tents, we were the only tent here with the other being an even mix of caravans and motorhomes.

There is a newish block of toilets and showers, 3 each of showers for men and 3 for the ladies with 4 toilets for men and 4 for ladies. All of these were always clean everytime we visited them.

This was used as a base to visit the Wartime Farm and Portsmouth Historic Docks.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Wwsinging 1 review from this member

Overall we liked the site, especially its proximity to the lovely village of Hamble. The site appeared well run, we were efficiently welcomed and directed to our pitch. We liked the close proximity of the porta cabin loos (spotlessly clean) and the main loos, wash up facilities and showers were only a short distance away and again spotlessly clean.

Less positive is the constant rumble of the M27. Having asked on enquiry about road noise I was told the site was on a lane leading down to the Marina (true and very quiet). What I hadn't expected to hear was the M27 which I thought was some miles distant but in fact as the motorway crosses the River it comes closer to the village and campsite. This wasn't apparent during the day with general campsite hub hub but noticeable during the night. The other negative was our pitch (29) was sited adjacent to the Marina and unfortunately for us had a large lampost emitting an orange light during the night right by our pitch. For those in a campervan or caravan this may be less of a problem but for us it kept us awake, along with the M27 noise all night long. Additionally one very selfish group of campers (there aren't many but we were unlucky) either returned or restarted their 'party' at 2am - loud voices, laughing etc. This wouldn't be a problem at any time up until say 11pm but with most campers retiring to bed relatively early and getting up early it was thoughtless of them and there appeared to be no one to monitor/address this.

We only stayed one night (planned) and while we are likely to return for the aforementioned lovely village, spotless loos etc we'd try to position us closer to the site entrance to avoid the M27 noise and light.

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