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Visitor Reviews - Morfa Lodge Caravan Park

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Morfa Lodge Caravan Park
Dinas Dinlle
Caernarfon
Gwynedd   (Browse area)
LL54 5TP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01286 830205

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Pitches: 55
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 30 Reviews
              8/10 from 30 Reviews


Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire  Statics on Sale 

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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Pengers 1 review from this member

Firstly a brief overview of the campsite before I list some individual Pros/Cons.

I hope this review will help those looking for a campsite.

As a Sessional Tourer (March - October) for a few years now I feel that I have learnt a lot over my time on the site and it has some truly lovely aspects.

The journey to the Site from the A55 is never a problem (gave or take holiday traffic) and are widely typical Dual Carriageways that run at 70MPH with a few 50MPH zones.

Leaving the A55 at junction 10 the road becomes single lanes with one step club and decent that takes you into Caernarfon, which is your nearest (shopping town).

Leaving Caernarfon and turning for the Campsite you are hit with a country lane for a few miles.

Please be warned there are drivers on the lane who believe they own the road or indeed believe they drive a vehicle the size of a bus.

Arriving at the campsite you are welcomed on the left by reception and on the right the Pub/Swimming Pools/Small Park and behind the Pub is the site shop.

Directly in front you will see the tourer area that has selection of sized pitches. All hard based and all look even, which is brilliant.

Behind the tourer section is a dozen or so newish and expensive statics that look lovely, they have a lovely view of Snowdon and the other Mountains.

To the left as you arrive are more statics and as you walk around the site it is surprising how many there are and how you don’t feel their presence.

Pros

Shop adequately stocked and priced well

Site is always clean and always see ground workers

Good sized pitches that are hard standing, EHU, & Water on each pitch

Pub food is lovely and quantity is sufficent

The area is lovely you have a small airport that has light aircraft flying over the site, a pebbled beach 10mins walk away and a large (marsh like area) that actual runs over to Caernarfon itself

Kids run the site, if you don’t like kids best to stay out of kids holidays when quieter

The female toilets are to a good standard Soap, Dryers etc all working order

Washing Machine £2 and Dryer 50p

A key is required for the toilets but unfortunately parents do give this to their children who are often found as a group inside - the girls toilet found painting nails etc (that's fine) however the boys often have a small group of typical teenagers - parents please keep your kids in order (thanks :) )

Staff to mention: Shop - Sue (now Left), Pub - Neil, a young Girl who works of an evening along with a young chap who has dark hair and always calls me Sir. All friendly and offer great service.

Cons

Swimming Pool is not heated no matter how much the owner Andy tells you that it is. I have been in other outdoor pools some near and you can tell a massive difference - for this reason unless it is a warm day the swimming pool is quiet.

The pool needs a good cleaning more regularly - although this maybe me picking as how can you stop kids getting in with dirty feet - perhaps have a basin and shower for people to use?

Sue (as mentioned above), was great and was a massive part of the site, but has recently left meaning that the shop that opened 9 - 6 is now open only 9-11 and 9-12. For me this is not good as the shop should be opened the same time regardless to staffing issues. I am told in an emergency someone from reception will try and come over - does children wanting a 20p mix warrant?

The mens toilets are often dirty (they do clean each morning), the hand wash is often watered down too much so it results in a oil feeling that does not wash your hands.

The dryers are useless, none are powerful enough to dry your hands

Dog Poo has increased on the site (owners please pick it up - there are sufficient “Poo Bins” available.

A lane in-between the site and the Airport has now been renamed - Poo Lane, what should be a nice walk is now a dodging game of who can avoid such mess.

The site needs some sort of board at reception that could display the following - Tide and Weather Information, Wanted/For Sale etc

Static season runs March - Jan good for them for two months more then tourers

Receptionist although not bad does lack something when it comes to customer service.

Don’t order the Friday Special Burger and Drink if you are hungry - I did and what came where a few chips a with a small burger and bun, nothing else I’m afraid and unlike their other burgers this was not worth it, I even had to add 50p for my choosen pint :(

Complaining to the owners (two brothers) you are given a defensive reply rather then them acknowledging that you pay a premium for a seasonal pitch and come back year on year so to try and understand take feedback as given and try to move forward.

After the post you maybe in two minds…….

Overall it is a site that I would and do come back to so that should say everything, however there are always areas to improve and feel that some of the cons listed could be implemented easily.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Cjp0349 2 reviews from this member

As there hasn't been a review on this site for 12 months thought I would add my views following our recent 3 night stay.

After checking in with the not particularly welcoming but not unfriendly female receptionist and pitching up, for some reason which neither of us can put our finger on both myself and my wife's initial impression was that the site was nothing special. However after a couple of hours settling in we both came to the conclusion that we were wrong and we loved the place!

The touring area, which appears to have a large proportion of seasonal pitches, although busy was well spaced and the plots are large, each with hardstanding, water, electric and your own grassed area. The toilet block was clean with plenty of hot water although the showers could probably do with a bit of a spruce up and the majority of the hand dryers didn't work!

The static dominated site itself is well spaced out with large grassed areas and is excellently located at the end of a peninsular so has great views and has a nature reserve on one side and the excellent beach 10 minutes walk away on the other with the small 'resort' of Dinas Dinlle and its few shops and cafés another 10-15 mins or so seafront walk further on.

The small Caernarfon airport/aerodrome next door provides entertainment during the day (no night flights) with the comings and goings of several small planes, microlights and the Welsh air ambulance but it is never obtrusive and I can highly recommend the small air museum if you're into that sort of thing.

The site clubhouse is welcoming and serves excellent freshly prepared food at a reasonable price and do the best burgers we have had for quote some time.

Our 8 year old daughter loved the pool area and kids play facilities.

So in spite of our initial reservations I have no hesitation in recommending Morfa Lodge, top value for money and we will definitely be returning

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Seacrest 11 reviews from this member

Arrival was welcoming and helpful. Hardstanding pitch was level with good facilities. Bar not open on Mondays/Tuesdays in low season but not a problem for us. Good shop and a what looked like a clean swimming pool. The rest of the grounds were very well kept with a huge number of static caravans. The toilet block was not very clean and it was obvious (won't go into details) that during our short stay no one had been in to clean the toilets. Motorhomers info - there is no grey water disposal facility. On Wednesday mornings at about 6. 30am the binmen arrive and drive through the site to empty the industrial wheelie bins. It was very noisy. Views of Snowdonia are exceptional and if you are an aeroplane/helicopter fan then it's really interesting watching the landings and take offs at the airport next door.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Nicola41 6 reviews from this member

We came to this site for a few days in June and I must say I was most impressed. We arrived mid week to find the site very quiet (it was heaven). The pool was closed due to there being no one on the site, I enquired if the pool was open and he opened it for us with no question, he was very friendly and so was the lovely ladies in reception and the shop. This site has excellent facilities the pools are clean and well maintained. The shop was very well stocked (and cheaper than most supermarkets). The on site bar was excellent we had a take out for tea on our last night and it was most enjoyable. The toilets were very clean all of the time. There are plenty of available walks around the site if you have dogs we loved it. I would recommend this site to anyone. We really did have a excellent time and hope to return next year.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tomis Terriers 4 reviews from this member

Just returned home from a three night stay at Morfa Lodge. Its a lovely well kept site. Nice and clean. Toilets and showers were always clean an tidy. The only down side was that the slate hardcore used on the touring pitches carried in everywhere the caravan was full of it when we got home. The children loved the on site pool. We didn't use the on site bar but it did look very nice. The early morning views of the snowdonia mountain range were stunning.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: ToneisOK 11 reviews from this member

I can only assume the previous reviews that criticise the toilets and showers visited before they were upgraded, or something, as we found them absolutely fine, nice and clean and fresh.

Staff very friendly and helpful. Our serviced pitch was very large and although the slate hard standing did have a habit of finding its way into our van, it did the job ok.

We did not have children with us but it did seem a safe enough place to have let them roam if we did.

We tried the on site pub/club and it was ok, it was very geared to the mainly Liverpuddlian static owners (everyone seemed to know everyone! friendly enough though) but did do a decent fish and chips.

Its a little strange to find this gem of a site, take the advice of the owners when you book and don't follow your sat nav or you may get stuck or damage your van.

All in all a nice base to explore this bit of Wales, and, if your into aeroplanes there is a little airport and museum next door, not noisy though.

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