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Visitor Reviews - Hoburne Torbay (no Tents)

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Hoburne Torbay (no Tents)
Grange Road
Goodrington
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
TQ4 7JP   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01803 558010

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Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 23 Reviews
              8/10 from 23 Reviews


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Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Slhoward 1 review from this member

A lovely site with great facilities and plenty to do for children. Great views out to sea from the bar/restaurant and a pleasant 10-15 minute walk to the beach. We loved the site until the point where we were told to take down our small storage tent as they are 'not insured' for tents. Our motor home was surrounded by touring caravans with massive awnings covering almost their entire pitch area but our tiny tent containing our sons toys, his bike and our deck chairs was considered to be an insurance risk. We had to stuff everything under the motor home and thankfully it didn't rain. The family opposite were told to take down a little gazebo which was nothing more than 4 canvas legs with a cover. It was ridiculous. We liked everything about the site apart from this but we wouldn't be able to stay again for more than a few days as we wouldn't be able to store enough things for any longer, let alone have somewhere dry to put things if it rains. I'd give this consideration if you are a motor home owner who doesn't have an awning that actually attaches to your van. We nicknamed the staff 'the fun police' because, as well as the storage tent issue, our little boy wasn't allowed to play with his small inflatable ball in the pool either. They're very over the top with rules there.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: IDK2013 4 reviews from this member

I have visited this site before and have to say that I was a little bit disappointed this time.

The site itself is quite hilly and the centre is looking a bit dated although these things don't really matter. The swimming pool is great and the kids loved the water slide, although the shower facilities are not great - much better at Hoburne Bashley were they have shower cubicles big enough to fit the family in.

The bit that disappointed was the entertainment team in respect of the kids. On our previous visit the entertainment was brilliant and the kids did not stop going on about it. I picked the Pirate Weekend thinking that it would be packed with activities for the kids but it wasn't. We turned up for the pirate hunt only to find that it was cancelled due to not enough children - very hard to explain to 2 children dressed up as pirates who had been looking forward to it. In the evening the team just seemed to lack that spark which had been there on our previous visit.

On the whole it is a good site in a good location and I would go back there again, but would benefit from a bit of a refurb.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Mark Jenkins 2 reviews from this member

Arrived on site to find it clean tidy clearly marked directions.

Reception and staff very friendly and helpful, was greated with an upgrade as the original caravan booked had a problem.

Facilities was great both indoors and out, good food good entertainment good shop great caravans, all in all a brilliant week for all of us, kids loved the indoor pool and flume

Easy to get anywhere from this site.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Chopster75 1 review from this member

Just back from 4nights at this site

Although in an excellent position and very clean(beach at goodrington 10-15 min walk paignton pier 15-20) there were a few niggles and would recommend that anyone when booking especially in a campervan enquires which part of the touring field there staying on as it can make a big difference

Plus points

Excellent location, very clean on site, staff friendly, shop reasonably priced

Negative points

Bar very expensive 3. 70 a pint of fosters!

Indoor pool cold, jacuzzi cold, shower blocks cold although showers were nice and hot entertainment/pub closes at 11pm, security staff walk round like nightclub bouncers telling non-rowdy campers to stop drinking outside at 11. 15pm!

Pitches on top field on massive slopes so could not get level so spent most of the time rolling down the camper!

Would I go again yes! but would find it cheaper to drink in paignton or at the 'inn on the quay ' in goodrington. Excellent food at good prices

And would def check my pitch before booking next time

Date of Visit: October 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tony B52 9 reviews from this member

Nice site, we stayed in the lower field which was a bit soggy, but not terrible. Given us being there in October this was hardly surprising.

Facilities were good, pool and bar good. The site is well presented, and situated. Access to the site is good, and washing facilities above average, when not really busy.

The staff were really friendly, and the site operates a discount scheme for local attractions if you speak to the reception first.

Really enjoyed the stay there, will return again one day.

Date of Visit: June 2010 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Si-uk 16 reviews from this member

We stayed here towards the end of June while visiting family.

This campsite is alright, it has a nice play area, the pool and inside pool need attention especially the Jacuzzi as you kind of fall in and risk breaking something, plus it can be quite slippery and this applies also with the pools and you can hardly see where you are stepping.

The views from the play ground are good and you can see Torbay

The Woodlands in Dartmouth near Totnes is worth visiting.

The campsite is hilly in places and found it not brilliant for wheel chairs and push chairs as I had the job of pushing someone around and I found getting lost looking for locations on camp quite common.

Overall I would give this campsite about 6 / 10.

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