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Visitor Reviews - Greenacres Holiday Park ( Haven Holidays)

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Greenacres Holiday Park ( Haven Holidays)
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Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 34 Reviews
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Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Johnandann 6 reviews from this member

Stayed for three nights and from the moment we turned into the site we were mightily impressed. Dave, the camp manager immediately came across from the glamping tents to greet us by name and give us our choice of the remaining pitches. The site is obviously brand new, with the stunning backdrop of the welsh mountains.

We had booked a fully serviced hard standing pitch and chose one near the facilities block. To me none of the available pitches gave me any concerns regarding their size.

Each pitch had concrete pad adjacent to a similarly sized stoned area, a small strip of grass with a planted border to finish. To the rear of the pitch was a good sized grass area, ideal for bbqs and sitting out. At the moment the hedging is obviously small, but in time will give a degree of privacy.

The site is situated close to the main entertainment area which has all the usual Haven facilities (fast food, bars, amusements and supermarket) but in a position that provides a degree of separation from the rest of the camp users.

The facility block as stated was new, and looked great from the outside. Inside was a slight disappointment as it was of modular construction with slightly small shower and toilet cubicles. It was spotlessly clean, and with about a 50% pitch occupation more than adequate. What it will be like with a full site I am not sure.

The chemical waste disposal is a bit of an afterthought and consists of a toilet bowl, in the open on the end of the block.

Children are catered for on the main site with several play areas just a short walk away. A lovely beach is about ten minutes walk away. Be aware that cars are allowed to drive on this beach. It has a 10mph speed limit that was routinely ignored during our stay!

A bus runs an hourly service from the site to Porthmadog, which has a good range of shops, supermarkets and pubs. Porthmadog has a nice harbour and a station for steam train trips up into the Welsh mountains. We had a brilliant stay, great weather and at this time of year great value for money.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Heatonfan 2 reviews from this member

I wasn't sure what to expect from this site, as I knew it was a very large static site with a limited touring facility and with some dubious reviews.

We stayed in the newly opened touring area. All earlier reviews likely relate to the previous touring area which was sited much closer to the central entertainment area.

The new touring area has 41 full service pitches and they were working on about 6 glamping pitches.

The touring area is close to the entrance, so easy to get on and get set up.

Plants have been planted between pitches, but not yet established.

Really quite small pitches, though good quality hardstanding. If you are staying at this site you are likely to spend quite a bit of time away from the caravan so size of pitch is not perhaps as much a problem as it would be elsewhere.

Toilets were pretty good. Was concerned by the limited numbers: 2 gents cubicles, 2 urinals and 3 showers, but in practice even when the site was busy there was no queuing. I suspect it is a matter of timing and many will save their showers for after swimming in the pool. Was clean save was not cleaned one day for some reason. The toilet/shower/washing up block consists of a group of wooden clad Portacabins. Looks good from outside because of the cladding, and is all new inside, but think they have been a bit mean on space so to fit a few more pitches in.

The main thing to note is that this site is great for families: the central entertainment area had a really good pool, amusement area (if you like that sort of thing), bar/restaurant and some reasonable evening entertainment in a cavernous arena. The staff in and about the facility were excellent - gave a really good impression. We saw a comedian off Britain's Got Talent (it was still in easter holidays) who was a pro act and very impressive, even having a few decent caravan jokes. Full shop (with expected prices), bar/restaurant etc. Activities for kids were reasonable value if you book a multiple credit with the site in advance as we did.

Other highlights: really it is the location. Greenacres abuts a wonderful miles long beach (which you can take the car onto if you want the experience of driving on a beach). Go to each end of the beach and round the corner there is another stretch of beach, probably unoccupied. Sea is calm and great for paddling. Mountain/hills backdrop which is very impressive.

7 minute drive to Portmadog which has steam railways, shops etc and another 10 minutes to Portmerion which is well worth visiting even if you haven't seen 'The Prisoner'. 30 minute drive to the base of Snowdon. We did that and some of us took the steam train back into Portmadog.

Earlier reviews complained of noise. On a few nights we could hear a faint 'thump thump' from the entertainment to about midnight, but it wasn't so loud as to prove troublesome. It isn't a site if you want 'piece and quiet' at least during main holidays - it is on a fairly high quality family holiday resort. If that is want you want, great; if you don't, probably best elsewhere.

Also: excellent value for money if you book well in advance: 7 nights for 266 (2 adults, 3 kids, dog) including free use of entertainment and a 12 point activity pass which costed 75, included in the 266, which allowed us to do fencing, swimming pool kayaking, some bike hire and more for no extra charge)

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Median 10 reviews from this member

I have to be honest here and say that this is certainly not the sort of site I'd usually stay at however I was meeting family who had hired a static on site so it made sense.

On arrival the gate staff and warden were very helpful however first impressions of the touring area were not great. There are concrete bases for caravans with a wood chip part adjacent for your awning. The area around these is grass with very poor drainage and the piches are very close to each other. Our pitch had its own tap and waste point which was very useful. The woodchip was a real pain as it wouldn't hold a peg securely and no matter how hard we tried we couldn't keep it out of the van! A full awning and a groundsheet would have solved both of these issues. The 'toilet block' was a selection of portacabins, which are fine.

The site entertainment is good if you like that sort of thing with a really good pool and baby pool.

I think sites like these are mainly geared for statics and while they had obviously tried to make a decent touring area it wasn't really up to scratch.

Also if you're used to paying CC rates you'll be surprised by the cost per night here although you do get access to the entertainment block which, if you like that sort of thing, has lots to do for kids (soft play, bowling, small rides, games machines) although the outdoor play area is smaller than most. It also has a bar for the grown ups.

The BIG positive for this site is that it backs onto Black Rock Sands which is a super beach.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Missmoo11 5 reviews from this member

On arrival on site I really couldn't believe it, a field with tourers and motorhomes in rows in the field 3 deep no room to park a car comfortably, pitches arent big enough to park a motorhome, the front/back wheels just rest on concrete, the area for awning it tree bark with sand beneath so very difficult to peg down the pegs don't hold. Showers well, clean, 3 for each sex, but no other facilities inside, after you're showered you have to go to toilet block for sink/mirrors. Toilets are separate, all the blocks showers/toilets are porta cabins, and not heated. Site swimming pool was lovely but the water not exceptionally clean, and you have to go through the arcade to get to not a good route.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Muskeym 5 reviews from this member

We visited this site during the Easter holidays.

This is a Haven site. All pitches were hard standing. On arrival we were directed to a pitch which was sited in between two rows of pitches all on its own. The pitch was really only suitable for a caravan or camper without an awning. It was certainly not suitable for a folding camper. It didn't matter which way we pitched it the bedrooms would have been in the back of both neighbours vans and no room for an awning. After 10 minutes the warden came and said he had a bigger pitch but not to tell the office as he would get into trouble for moving people around. The pitch was bigger but there was no grass in front of it just dirt. It was OK once we had pitched but when we took down the awning everything left under the camper for storage was filthy. All of the pitches were worn and little grass for awnings to be placed. When we looked later there seemed to be a number of empty pitches so don't know what the problem was.

The toilets and showers were in porta cabins. These were OK 0nly 3 toilets and 3 showers in the ladies but they were cleaned 3 times a day. I think most of the campers used their own facilities in their caravans as there was never a queue. The water pressure was very poor. There was hardly any pressure in the toilet sink and the showers were electric like you have at home so not suitable for use on a campsite of this size.

Washing up facilities were fine but not used a lot by other campers from what I could see.

The park itself was a typical Haven. Pool was clean and warm. You could get a better shower in there. Entertainment was good with lots for the kids. There is a bar selling meals which we used for breakfast one morning. Food is typical pub food. There is a fish and chip shop on site which was excellent but pricey.

Security on site good had to show passes on entering the site everytime.

Around the site there were lots of places to visit such as Barmouth, Shell island and snowdonia.

Overall the site has good facilities but the pitches poor. We have stayed at other Haven sites before where the pitches were better but the toilets not cleaned enough. Suppose you can't have it all.

Don't think we will go for hardstanding again as this limits you on which way you pitch and where you put your awning.

We tend to use Haven at Easter in case the weather is bad so you have facilities inside to use. Will not be visiting this site again but will use Haven again as it is good value for money if you can get a cheap deal.

Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Goomaks 9 reviews from this member

Just come back after two weeks at this site. The touring area has been neglected compared to the rest of the holiday park. The hard stands are paving slabs, a lot of which are broken and not well maintained, the drainage (even allowing for the wet weather)was poor on the roadway and bad on the hardstands themselves.

The `heated` toilet/shower block were portable cabins - which is not mentioned in the Haven brochure. The `heating` was a fan heater screwed to the wall with no operating instructions-not exactly what you would expect for 2012.

The wardens = where were they? Apart from when we booked in we never saw them, they did not bother coming round to check and see if `there`customers were happy, should they not be the face of Haven on site. If we had been paying full summer price we would not have been happy campers. We would not go there again. If you want to go, phone the site first to see if the toilet/shower block has been knocked down and rebuilt, don`t phone the booking line they don`t know.

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