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Subject Topic: A mad reason for a poor review!
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12/8/2023 at 12:38pm
 Location: Wirral
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Nice one, Pixie! That pesky sea, so unreliable...

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Always edited for sloppy typing - when I spot it!


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via mobile 12/8/2023 at 9:15pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Suzie2poos on 12/8/2023
It's surely rare to find an absolutely perfect site so 10/10 reviews should hardly ever exist yet there are thousands of them here.


I look at each category & ask: what would I take a mark off for? And genuinely, if I canít think how that aspect of a site could be any better (for us, that is) I might give each category 10. If I canít find fault, why mark it down for no reason? The average of 5 tens isÖ. 10.

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2024 = 7 sites / 15 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


via mobile 13/8/2023 at 8:16am
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Same here, but what we class as a perfect site may not suit everyone. We don't need loos or showers for instance. I have seen otherwise good sites marked down for lack of soap or loo rolls.


via mobile 13/8/2023 at 8:52am
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But a lack of soap is a health and hygiene issue and definitely deserves to be marked down.


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via mobile 13/8/2023 at 8:59am
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As we have our own facilities it doesn't bother us, but yes, there should be soap.


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via mobile 13/8/2023 at 10:19am
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As above, each reviewer has different wants and needs, and all reviews are subjective. Totally agree with the OP though.


via mobile 13/8/2023 at 10:49am
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I quite often include details that are outside the site. It may be useful for someone to know that the shop in the village is closed in the afternoons or the local pub as being flaunted by the campsite is incredibly expensive.

However, I obviously wouldnít deduct points for the site itself over any associated info.


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via mobile 13/8/2023 at 12:55pm
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Yes, if it's not obvious I will give details of the shop(s) and fuel station.


via mobile 13/8/2023 at 12:57pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Suzie2poos on 12/8/2023
It works the other way too, some of the most positive reviews are equally as irrelevant because they review the holiday as a whole and not the actual campsite. It's surely rare to find an absolutely perfect site so 10/10 reviews should hardly ever exist yet there are thousands of them here.



Many of those will be me

It's my review, if the site is perfect for me it's 10/10 from me.

I'm not looking at 5 star loos etc. I research well and thank those for the reviews that enable this.

For me it's a campsite - it doesn't always need to be more than "enough' for me to be perfect.


via mobile 13/8/2023 at 2:35pm
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I agree DotP

I often deliberately avoid sites with EHU and favour compost loos as they tend to deter those who turn up with trampolines, projectors, tellies and other noisy stuff. No argument with anyone who enjoys all that as part of their trip but what I want is quiet, space, a fire to cook over and no light pollution.


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via mobile 13/8/2023 at 2:51pm
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Oh dear, we have a TV so need ehu. Bad Mrs B!


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via mobile 13/8/2023 at 3:32pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 13/8/2023
Oh dear, we have a TV so need ehu. Bad Mrs B!



Ah, but sound doesnít carry from caravan to caravan as it does tent to tent.

(But I avoid sites that take caravans too so no chance you will disturb me )


13/8/2023 at 5:00pm
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Quote: Originally posted by DeborahTurner on 13/8/2023
I quite often include details that are outside the site. It may be useful for someone to know that the shop in the village is closed in the afternoons or the local pub as being flaunted by the campsite is incredibly expensive.

However, I obviously wouldnít deduct points for the site itself over any associated info.




Sites often sell themselves on the external amenities and location, so to some extent it's justified to review their claims on that as well as the actual site, "5 min stroll to beach" that turns out to be a 30 min trek is worthy of comment IMHO.

Re OP, if they didn't claim a convenient stopping point on route, then ridiculous to complain and mark down for absence!


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I agree soap is important in a campsite loo as long as its in a dispenser and not just a bar of soap. Yuk I'd hate to think where that bar of soap had been.


15/8/2023 at 7:20pm
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Well, soap isn't that important in campsite loos, but if you know beforehand you can take your own. I always do anyway. And toilet paper. We camp in France.....


via mobile 15/8/2023 at 7:41pm
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I donít think Iíve seen a block of soap for years! (Apart from my own.) Iíve known liquid soap to run out if the site is really busy though. Hate that soap that looks like foam, doesnít seem to lather well.
We did have to BYO toilet paper at one Lake District site because they washed the ladies with a hose & the toilet rolls got soaked. I couldnít understand why they didnít take the paper out first.

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2024 = 7 sites / 15 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.



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