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Visitor Reviews - Gateway Holiday Park

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Gateway Holiday Park
Millennium Coast
Bynea
Llanelli
Carmarthenshire   (Browse area)
SA14 9SN   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01554 771202

Facilities:  (Key)
                       

Nearby:
5m  1m   1m  5m 

Pitches: 200
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 59 Reviews
              7/10 from 59 Reviews


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Reviews:  59 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Teifion 2 reviews from this member

Brilliant weekend!

Awesome campsite, plenty to do and loads of space. Visited on the bank holiday weekend. There were 4 families in our party so there were 4 medium Size tents. Plenty of space so we were spoilt for choice for a pitch. The 6 children were aged between 2 years old to 9 years old. They were safe to play and visit the clubhouse.

Clubhouse was only a short distance from our tents. Music played all day long from the clubhouse. Plenty going on, swimming pool was good, play area was safe, mini golf was good too. The meals were fantastic and the bar was always buzzing especially when cardiff city fc played and beat manchester city which was shown live on the T. V, great atmosphere and a good pint. Will definitely be returning soon.

Loved it!

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: SappyCamper 3 reviews from this member

Great site everything is just a short stroll.

Loads of room for tents and kids to play. The estuary sits one side, 300m away (fishing opportunity), and an on site lake the other.

Larger Shower blocks, clean and hot with hooks and shelf.

On site Crazy Golf, Kids playground, Indoor Pool and play area, plus kids games room. The 'Club House is a proper Club, great meals at good prices and nightly entertainment.

Very child friendly, and adult welcoming.

Bar open till late so there is noise that carries out to the tent area.

Extra benefit is that whilst tucked away, a 3min drive takes you to Llanelli shopping estate, Tesco / Morristons / KFC & McDonalds.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Happycampersbcbd 2 reviews from this member

After looking at the website the site looked brilliant! All set for a fun family (3 adults, 3 children) weekend of camping but will definitely not be returning again as the bad points out weigh the good.

On arrival when booking in at reception an acceptable 10 deposit is required for a key fob to gain entry into the pitch fields and also for a key for the toilet blocks. Even though the site was not overly busy We were told there were no more toilet keys available but they would remain open.

The camping field is situated overlooking the estuary and it really is a lovely view. You can choose your own spot to pitch. The field is not that far from the toilet/shower block. The smell (from late afternoon all evening and night) that filled the campsite was disgusting and over powering it smelled liked sewerage.

The toilet/shower block was very modern but not to the cleanest of standards. The smell in the toilets were horrific and were not very clean. Plenty of soap and warm water to wash your hands though and two dryers. The showers were warm but had to keep pressing the button every 10/15 seconds.

The pool was ok a bit over crowded and smelled funny not like chlorine and the showers were not much good. The pool and play area are over charged. At 3 per person it can become quite expensive. You do however get a voucher to redeem the cost only if spent on food over 5 the same day. My 2 and half year old boy wanted only chips and were told they only served main meals Friday to Saturday.

The noise on site was the biggest downfall. It is to be expected that noise will be made on sites but not loud until 1am from the pub which continued back at the tents until later!

The on site shop is awful. Stocked well with squash, sweets, over prices ice lollies and cider!

Luckily there is a lovely shopping centre with a tesco extra and morrisions 5 minutes away by car.

The pub/restaurant is also open to locals, which is fine but they seem to have priority over staying visitors with tables 'reserved' for them.

I think the site is more for families who like a livelier break and families with older children. Will definitely not be returning again!

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lloydda 2 reviews from this member

The site is in a lovely location right on the estuary giving the opportunity for nice walks. The walks were flat and well maintained. The site is in walking distance of National Wetland Centre Wales, the Parc Y Scarlets and the Trostre out of town shopping.

We stayed in the Dragons field, the pitch size was great although the type of hard standing material used was base hardcore and not the small chippings we usually see.

Across from us was the tent field, not used at that time of year which was great as it gave us room to play with the kids and dogs.

Watch out when you arrive especially if you have your caravan, you arrive in the car park for the Gateway Inn and drive through to the entrance of the site, but this entrance is key controlled and there is no pull in to wait, so you block everyone going in or out while your better half is frantically signing in at reception, luckily for us the car behind used his key to allow me into the park stopping me feel like a beached whale.

Set up day was great, sun was shinning with a slight breeze coming up off the estuary. Then came the rain, nothing that the camp site could do about this I know, but the drainage was awful and our awning area soon turned into a puddle, I tried knocking pegs into the hard standing but just could not get the water to drain away, this is how it stayed for the whole time of our stay with rain coming from time to time just to top up our new private pool.

The site has one toilet block although you could argue other toilets were in the Gateway Inn. The whole time of our stay the single urinal was blocked, this was fixed on our last day. The Showers were great although you had to time it right for the hot water.

I think if the weather was better I might have had a more positive experience, but can't help thinking the site has outgrown itself, the grounds were not maintained regular enough, the issue with the toilet block, it just seemed they could do with a hand to help raise the standards

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Steveandhelen 5 reviews from this member

The site is clean, pitches are good size and the views are stunning. We stayed in the Dragons field to be close to the dog walk and millenium coastal path, but whatever field you stay in is only a short walk to it. The path is overlooking the Loughor Estuary and the area is a bird watchers paradise. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is between a mile or two walk.

We didn't bring children but you can see why families keep returning. There's loads for them to do. Kids were playing football and rugby in the large playing field, there's indoor and outdoor play parks and the swimming pool.

Even though we would definitely come here again, there are some downsides- There is only one toilet and shower block to serve the full site so busy weekends expect to queue. I think there were only 6 men's toilets in the block. The site shop is quite small selling only basics but most well known supermarkets are within 10 minutes drive. The grass areas were quite boggy in places and we put our awning up on the gravel hardstanding with the caravan.

Date of Visit: October 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mark 38 3 reviews from this member

We just returned from a week at the site, we have been there before a few times and in general it has been good, we have complained about the noise on one occasion with very little done.

This time we got there on Saturday to be told there was a problem with the electric, the whole site was tripping out. There was no pool until Tuesday and then the pool was so cold they did not charge, which was a blessing. The problem was sorted out on Thursday.

We got on our very muddy pitch just, and it just got muddier by the day the drainage has got to be the worst I have ever seen and all the extra rain did not help. We got woken up most mornings by people going to work from their caravans one started loading his transit van from 6. 30 this was not funny. We wont be going back there anymore. I must say the staff we very pleasant though it was a tough time for them

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