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Visitor Reviews - Kawan Village Camping Lac D Orient

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Kawan Village Camping Lac D Orient
Rue Du Lac
Mesnil Saint Pere
Champagne Ardenne   (Browse area)
10140   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 03 25 40 61 85

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Pitches: 206
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 40 Reviews
              9/10 from 40 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Chris Br 3 reviews from this member

We stayed on the campsite for almost 2 weeks as our main Summer holiday and went with another family and had adjacent plots. We had a great time despite awful weather for our first week and a fair week the second. The lake is beautiful and beach is great for kids. We had children aged between 5 and 13 and all had a great time. There was plenty to do - Troyes is a great place to visit and we enjoyed the champagne villages and tours exploring the beautiful countryside. There is a mini golf opposite the campsite, sailing school/ kayacs/ pedlos on the beach on the lake and Nigloland is a fabulous amusement park- well worth a day out to. We also visited Renoir's house and studio. There is a great forest and cycle paths around the lake (some by road first or drive to the forest for children's bike paths. It is also s geocache hotspot so plenty of walks to do - including a white rabbit trail for the children. The kids club was well run and even though we didn't use it (too busy!) we saw great activities. The staff were extremely helpful and polite. They listened and responded to any problems we had and even organised an appointment with a local vet for our dog who pulled out a claw. We did have bad plots when we first arrived that were water logged and small but we were reallocated new plots higher up the campsite. Most plots are well proportioned and we had no trouble pitching a large tunnel tent, a kitchen tent and parking the car on ours. We also parked our boat next to the plot for a couple of days too. I agree with the another reviewer plots are better by the pool and at the top of the site. The lower site is very open and down hill but in good weather this may not be a problem - the area had so much rainfall when we arrived and had thunder storms the previous week. My 2 criticisms of the site are the swimming pool and washing up water. The swimming pool is a great pool, loads of sun beds, clean, great fun but the surface around the pools has become worn and lots of little stones have come loose. As you are not allowed to wear shoes in the swimming pool area it is extremely painful to walk between the pools. The reception did say they were aware of the problem - please Lac D'orient resurface the pool area! The indoor pool was fine and very adequate - lovely and warm and not too crowded which I found surprising being peak season and not great weather. The shower water was fine but the washing up water warm at best and often tepid or cold at meal time periods.

The restaurant was sufficient and we only had one meal there but provided pizzas, pasta, chips and normal café fodder. You could also order take aways and we had roast chicken from the shop. The campsite was exceptionally clean and the toilet blocks always kept in a good state. The main (bigger) toilet block was superior and was worth an extra walk as the showers were hotter and more spacious and had hanging space and shelves.

All in all - a good holiday and we would return. But resurface the pool area!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dirksdonuts 9 reviews from this member

Booked from the UK around two months prior to travel after reading the reviews and the general standard of a four star Kawan Site.

The site was relatively easy to find using the sat nav and the postcode given.

On arrival the reception staff were really nice explaining all about the site and facilities that were available. The pitch we were given was great slightly under the trees for shade. We couldn't of asked for a better pitch had we driven around and hand chosen one. Pitch 33.

We set up and within the hour walked around checking out the facilities etc. Toilet block immaculate even though it was late afternoon.

Bar area clean and tidy but the prices were slightly more than we expected. 18 Euros for two large beers and two cokes. The menu looked fine, we didn't plan on eating there anyway. The few people that were eating looked like they were happy enough and their plates of food looked ample.

There is a beach around a five minute walk from the site which was surrounding the lake. Nice and clean and not too busy. There were pedelo's to hire and electric motor boats. The kids loved it even though the water was a little chilly.

The campsite seemed initially noisy however the noise soon quieten down around 10. 30-11 and stayed that way until around 9-10am heaven.

There was a shop on site selling the unusual stuff including fresh bread.

The toilets and showers never seemed too busy even at peak times. They were cleaned regularly and there was plenty of hot water.

There is two swimming pools on site one indoors and one out. The outside one had brilliant fun slides that even parents could enjoy.

We spent seven nights at the site and the 8 year old enjoyed visiting the kids club on a few occasions, there was always something happening and the staff were great with the children.

The local area had enough to keep us occupied and the staff were on hand to advise us on the attractions available.

Would we return?

Yes without question.

Great site around 10 miles from Troyes a nice compact city with huge supermarkets etc.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Clears 7 reviews from this member

Had a night here on drive down from Calais and same again on the way home. The site is perfect for a stopover, but not sure I would stay for an extended period simply because it doesn't seem a full holiday type of place. Very nice, clean site with big, easily accessible pitches. Nice bar and restaurant and there appeared to be a nice pool complex but we didn't use it. Sanitation blocks of a very good standard, particularly the new one which is quite something. The nearby Lake is particularly pleasant and we had an excellent meal in the restaurant next to it? We will use the site again

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Liz + Peter 15 reviews from this member

This was our third visit, and each time we notice the improvements that are being made.

The receptionists provide a warm welcome & speak excellent English. There is a small shop, bar & restaurant which provides quite tasty reasonably priced meals & wine. The bar terrace has comfortable shaded seating & overlooks the swimming pool complex. Please note in accordance with French law, the wearing of shorts for swimming is forbidden & 'Speedos' are the rule. Unfortunately some people do not comply, which is unfair to youngsters who have been asked to either change, or leave the pool. Free wifi is available in the bar/reception area.

We have only ever been given a large service pitch, but do agree that people tend to walk across the pitches.

As we were pitched near the older sanitaires, we used them once or twice, but it was worth the extra walk to visit the state of the art main block.

Everywhere was very clean & tidy. There was plenty to do both on the site & across the road at the huge manmade lake which had pedalos for hire & an area roped off for swimming. Not to mention the cycle paths & bird-watching opportunities.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Madasaman 30 reviews from this member

We are on this site's at present together with my daughter and family. We have adjacent pitches, close to the smaller toilet block. Pitches have electric, water and drainage. Excellent as no filling of water or emptying waste. Good water area both indoors and out. Bar ok with telly for the footie. Food ok and not too expensive. Staff helpful, all in all a good sites to which we would return.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: DplusG 16 reviews from this member

Tjis is an excellent site about 6 hours from Calais, so ideal as a stop-off on the way south or north. Not too far off the autoroute abeam Troyes (worthwhile to explore- medieval town). The site is set up fro families and has both indoor and outdoor pools, is next to a massive lake which we swam in, and has excellently clean facilities. One of the blocks is brand new (this season I reckoned). The staff were all excellent, efficient and friendly- very highly recommended!

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