Home

   Log in or Register

Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Visitor Reviews - Castel Chateau De Galinee

  Campsite and Caravan Park Search > Europe > France > Brittany > Site Reviews

Castel Chateau De Galinee
Rue De Galinee
St Cast Le Guildo
Brittany   (Browse area)
22380   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 02 96 41 10 56

Facilities:  (Key)
                  

Nearby:
5m  
Featured Site

Pitches: 273
Open: 14/04 To 08/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 11 Reviews
              8/10 from 11 Reviews


Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

Photos (6)

Reviews:  11 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
Jump to Page   1   2  

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lesliehs 7 reviews from this member

We had planned to use this site on our way back from Western Brittany, as the reviews all sounded positive. When we arrived the booking office had a large queue so we took the opportunity to look around. A lovely clean site and it looked to be well maintained, with some good pools which would be great for children, and overall facilities, shops, bar etc. It was very busy with a lot of traffic on site. However it was a long way from any beach, the approach roads were also very narrow and busy and as we like to cycle it did seem a bit far from anywhere to visit. So we decided to move on and found a site right near the town of St Cast le Guildo with its fab beaches.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dgw1963 11 reviews from this member

Nice site if you are ok with commercial sites. Some pitches a long way from toilets. Best pitches are those without electric, seem quieter.

Toilets always clean. Pool area always clean. Staff helpful. Caught a couple of fish at the small lake.

It was very busy, but it was peak season. We went for the pools for the children. We wont do this again, we will go to our normal site and have the odd trip to the local pool! We left a day early as commercial sites are not our thing.

No complaints at all really, apart from units with air conditioning are allowed, we had one close to us - what can I say!

Was good that the bar and entertainment was in its own area so we never heard a thing even when the disco was in full swing.

Local area very nice.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Claydoncamper 16 reviews from this member

This is a very nice campsite indeed. It is easily accessible from the various channel ports (around 7 hours from Calais if towing) with good roads all the way. The site has ample pitches, decent facilities and is safe and secure. There are beaches close by as well as supermarkets and St Malo is about half an hour away. The clientele seemed to be mainly British and French.

When we arrived the reception was very friendly with good English spoken in the office. We were then shown to our pitch. The pitch itself was of a very good size (120m) and we were able to have our folding camper, awning, annexes on both sides and an Outwell tarp erected and this still left good room for the kids to play etc. Each pitch had EHU as well as a fresh water tap and a grey water disposal point. The fresh water taps are threaded to take the type of connection that fits a garden hose pipe so one of these on a foot of hose might be helpful for filling up your Aquarolls.

The kids loved the site as it goes. Thereís a barrier entrance with PIN code to get in and out and it felt a safe and secure place for them to play and explore on their bikes. Most people adhered to the 10kmh speed limit but as with all sites, thereís always the odd Lewis Hamilton wannabee! The pools, both outdoor and indoor are fantastic though the outdoor ones could be rather chilly. There are also a few playgrounds dotted around as well as a bouncy castle, small aerial runway and table tennis etc near the restaurant.

The restaurant served very good food and it was reasonably priced and with the kids activities in close proximity, this made eating out anywhere else a bit pointless really. In contrast, the prices at the take away service seemed to be similar to those for sitting down and eating. There is also a shop that sells good bread and croissants in the morning as well as milk and other provisions. For the bigger shop, there is a Super you up the road in Mantignon and an Inter Marche at St Cast, both just several minutes away. Both are well stocked though the Inter Marche seemed better for any camping bibs and bobs you might need. The site itself does not sell gas (it has gas it only for its own static units) and I failed to spot anywhere selling Camping Gaz so you might want to make sure youíve got plenty before you go or be prepared to hunt some down. Iím sure reception could help you locate it.

The toilets and showers are in a nice, warm and modern block. There is also a family section that has a small bath. It was big enough for a six year old and a four year old to get in together. The showers and toilets were mostly clean but sometimes there were dirty floors from people wearing their shoes in and out. BEWARE Ė I slipped on the floor in the shower and fell Ė the floors are very slippery indeed. The water was a bit hit and miss too as the shower could be hot and then run cold even in the same 10 second time burst that the showers are on. Iím all for timed, controlled water useage but 10 seconds isnít long enough (though it was too long on the cold cycles).

Overall then, a very good site and if you are considering going to this part of the world, itís certainly a site to consider.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jedzi 8 reviews from this member

Just back from 2 weeks at Chateau de Galinee. Generally impressed & had a good stay.

Pro's

- In a good way, the site felt smaller than it actually is.

- The site was well maintained and clean. The staff were clearly making an effort to keep it tidy.

- Many of the pitches are arranged around 'greens' which were great for kids to play on & up.

- The water slides & pools were a big hit with our kids (aged 7 & 5). They weren't the warmest, but were well maintained.

- Family shower block was useful.

- The site was generally pretty calm & quiet come 11pm and also in the mornings.

- Lovely area of Brittany. Loads of quiet sandy beaches.

Cons

- The toilets blocks had just been refurbished but needed a bit more work / servicing (eg showers weren't always that hot, hand dryer wasn't working).

- Talking to one couple they said that they found it a bit sterile, but that wasn't our perception.

We'd definitely go back.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chriswolf 6 reviews from this member

This was our third visit to this site. On the previous visits we were with our children and used mobile homes. This was our first holiday on our own as couple in 20 years. We took our own very large tent and found the pitches more than ample in size even for our tent. It had been 4 years since our last visit and the site has been improved greatly. We have been to this site using both the short crossing and long drive and the Portsmouth St Malo ferry. We find that this is much preferable as the site is only 20 mins from the ferry terminal. The pitches are mostly very shaded which may or may not suit. We noticed some customers arriving and then choosing their pitch. If this is possible it is advisable to get just what you want.

The facilities we feel are now pretty top notch. The toilet/shower blocks have been refurbished to a very high standard. They include separate showers wc's and sink vanity cubicles. Also there is a family block for group showering. They were kept very clean but can get busy at times but doesn't every good site. Probably the best toilet block we have seen.

The restaurant/bar as one previous reviewer has said seems too good for a camp site. It isnt cheap but quality is A1. There was a large party staying on the site on one of our nights and they had a party in the restaurant which was lively but very friendly. Most other nights during our week it was quite quiet. The shop is well stocked but as expected not cheap. The SuperU supermarket in Mantignon is only 5 mins away by car so provisions are not a problem.

Reception are friendly and speak good English. The site was quite a mix of Brits, Germans, Dutch, Belgians and French. Reception doesn't open long hours but seems the norm in this area of France as nothing is open on Sundays and many shops close every day for lunch.

The pools are also first rate. The indoor is warm with good changing facilities but not huge and can get busy when the weather is poor. The outside pools are superb with something for everyone including the slides. Watch out for the rules on trunks.

There are 2 beaches within 5 mins by car. One is quiet with no facilities the other more developed in the centre of StCast. More like a British seaside town.

The road between St Malo and the site seems to have grown a lot more shops and restaurants over the last 4 years. Plenty to keep interest including the Grand Aquarium in St Malo.

We found the site quiet at this time of year. Out of school holidays it was mostly older couples in caravans and campervans on the site.

All in all we have to say there was little to complain about apart from the weather which was variable to say the least. The site is very clean and well equipped. Maybe too many rules for some. The facilities are top notch with everything you need close by.

We would very much recommend this site.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bookworm79 6 reviews from this member

This was our first time in Brittany, normally stay in Normandy with family, we hired a canvas tent unit with all the trimmings in peak season. The unit was well equipped, spacious for the family (2 adults, 2 kids) but would not comfortably sleep 6 as was stated.

Unfortunately for us it rained the entire week :o(

Thank goodness for the car is all I can say! We found the site too small for our liking and a bit too far from the town and beach, I like to be within walking distance of everywhere.

The young english couple in charge of site were lovely and very helpful, however after 3 days of rain and nothing to do in the evenings I was homesick! There is only so much you can do in the evening with no evening entertainment. The brochure stated (playgrounds) for kids, I would hardly say playgrounds! A couple of ropes and a slide dotted about!

The outdoor pools were fantastic, we had one sunny afternoon where we managed to go in!

Indoor pool was tiny and crowded, not big enough for amount of tourists at all!

Shower blocks were fab, lovely family showers, always hot.

I would maybe bring my kids in a few more years when they are able to entertain themselves (they were 4 and 7 when we went) and I found the whole week keeping them entertained exhausting!

I just felt a little too far away from anything, and there was nothing for the kids to do in poor weather. Thinking of SW france next year to hopefully guarantee better weather.

Restaurant was nice, clean, had a nice meal, a little pricey but ok, on site shop had the basics, also very pricey as on site shops always are.

Nice large pitches for tents and tourers, compared to Uk! Ideal for families with kids 9 and over who are happy to cycle around the park, go on bouncy castles while mum and dad have a glass of wine and a book!

Reception spoke good English and were helpful.A mixture of english, German and Dutch holidayers stayed, quite a relaxed friendly site, but sadly not for me!

Previous     11 Reviews in total, now showing 1 to 6      Next

Save to Virtual Brochure  Add this Site to your Virtual Brochure                                Share  Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook

Submit your Review for a chance to Win Prizes!
Sponsored by the Caravan ClubSubmit a review to UKCampsite.co.uk of any caravan park or campsite, for a chance to win a caravan towing course or motorhome manoeuvring course worth up to £145, or £100 of Amazon vouchers, courtesy of The Caravan Club. Join the Club for just £44 per year to enjoy access to a great range of caravan sites, benefits and special offers.

If you've visited this site, then please submit a review for a chance to win.

Try our town listings   -   Other Sites in Brittany   -   Search for a site

Follow us on Facebook!
You can now follow UKCampsite.co.uk on Facebook! Keep abreast of the latest news and updates much more easily. Simply click here then click on the Like button!

Latest News, Discounts and Competitions   see all...
Win a Wisport SilverFox 30L Rucksack Visit the UKCS shop for exclusive discounts and offers

Upcoming Event!
UKCS Meet Tribfest Music Festival 14/08 to 17/08 East Yorkshire
An affordable, fantastic weekend away listening to some great live Top tribute bands. Claim discounted entry!!

All reviews and comments are the personal opinion of the review author only , and as such do not represent the view of the UK Camp Site.co.uk.

The facilities shown on this website are a guide only, and you should check with the campsite direct before making any booking. The UKCampsite.co.uk will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions


10041 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend  -  Pensions Auto-enrolment

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews]  [Facebook]

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2014






0.0742