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Visitor Reviews - Vauxhall Holiday Park ( Parkdean Resorts )

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Vauxhall Holiday Park ( Parkdean Resorts )
Acle New Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk   (Browse area)
NR30 1TB   See Map
Tel: 01493 857231
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Pitches: 220
Open: March To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 74 Reviews
                8/10 from 74 Reviews

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 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
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Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
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 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf On Site   Tennis On Site 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports <1 mile   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  74 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J Wake1999 2 reviews from this member

We visited at the end of July for a 2 week break and were extremely disappointed. We usually stay in the area and paid more than we would usually as we thought the kids would enjoy the large facilities.

We booked a premier pitch and upon arrival were allocated a pitch right at the back. We had views of factories and behind the hedges was a busy road. From 06am you would be woken by both the factories and the road. Directly on the road behind us was a speed hump in which every time a vehicle or even worse a heavy goods lorry went over it the noise would wake you and the caravan would vibrate.

The toilet blocks were dirty one cubicle had poo smeared on it for the whole 2 weeks we where there. Every time you saw cleaners they were stood talking.

The swimming pool you had to queue everyday sometimes up to an hour. Obviously aware that only so many can be in the pool at once, but unfair that the system is one out one in, can stay in all day if you want. Should have a better system than this at peak times.

The V lounge, unable to get a seat, drinks extremely expensive £10 for 2 pints, room was always freezing cold from air conditioning. After 3 attempts we stopped going. So my thoughts on Vauxhall is never visit and we for one would not return and would discourage any of our friends and family.

Complained during stay and after stay and they really don't care.

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Natgeo 4 reviews from this member

Firstly the positives :

On arrival we found that the check in was quick and very friendly with lots of information on what was on site.

The pitch easy to find and a good size

The entertainment complex was great with a whole range for all the family to enjoy.

Loved the entertainment in the V lounge, great for adults & kids. The staff work very hard to ensure that everyone is entertained.

The arcade was good, enjoyed the small bowling alley.

The kids had a great time in the swimming pool and we were very impressed with the lifeguard checking on our Sons swimming ability before he was allowed on the slide.

Louis’s tree house was great fun

Free wifi all over the park kept the Teenager happy.

The Husband enjoyed the sports bar and a sneaky pint away from the kids 

The negatives:

The camping facilities were sub standard we felt & a bit of an after thought to the main site. The fixed head showers were at the height of a child. The water, although warm, came out at a mere trickle. The drainage in the cubicle was insufficient, meaning that we had to stand in our shower water to get dressed !

Not much room to pull into when checking into Reception

There were no toilet brushes in any of the toilets

The washing up sinks had no plugs and as the taps were a push down it took a long time to do the dishes, with no area to rinse them after use. Also as they were located in either male or female showers we could not help each other with the dishes.

The motor home servicing points were not clearly labelled.

The staff in the arcade were over stretched meaning some considerable wait for change at times.

There were nowhere near enough chairs for the number of guests, meaning that 1 of our nights we couldn’t enjoy the entertainment at all and another we stood for 2 hours waiting for a table.

All in all we did enjoy our weekend there thanks to teh entertainment, so Thank you.

As to whether we’ll return, that depends if the camping facilities will be upgraded in the future, £43 per night is quite high considering the camping, we have had much better for less with similar entertainment.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mandydodgson 16 reviews from this member

We have just come back from vauxhall caravan site.

It is a lovely BUSY site - NOT great for touring caravans.

Badly set out, not enough room, not safe the way the caravans are facing.

Bad lighting.

The shop is small but has enough in, there is a Asda & Aldi in walking distance which is very handy.

The restaurant was ok! We are a big party of 9 we all ordered food together but didn't come together. There is Brewers Fayre in walking distance off site which was LOVELY & GREAT service (but we did have to book a few days in advance).

The main bar / entertainment room was COLD (air con on all the time?) over priced but you do expect that. Good entertainment on a night.

The swimming pool - the kids lived in it, the outside one was cold but they still went in. Had lots of fun in the pool.

The toilets & showers all very clean & maybe not enough for the size of site.

Great walking distance to and from Great Yarmouth.

Vauxhall is a nice site, not a great drive from Gateshead (A17 & A47 are nightmares!).

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dinx 11 reviews from this member

Have just visited this site with touring caravan for 8 nights, found the site easy enough straight off main road. On arrival go to reception there is no pull in for unit, staff pleasant enough even though very busy, given map and directions to pitch location. The pitch was the worst part of the holiday units squeezed together so tight no room for cars, once in could not got back out (dangerously so in my opinion)this also caused arguments and frayed tempers every time someone pulled on, also witnessed an accident when male couldn't get swing on van and hit the rear of other van causing damage. The facilities on site are very good for families pool indoor and outdoor, games room and clubs food outlets all very clean and tidy. The toilet blocks were a bit grubby but extremely busy the shower were bit of joke you got a blast of water then had to wait three mins for next blast, the pot wash was in the toilets (unhygienic) and the elsan point was open toilet on outside of the toilet block wall very strange. All in all facilities good touring pitches terrible paid forty six pounds per night not value for money unless you use all of site facilities will not return.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Megan55 1 review from this member

Sadly we didn't get pitch we booked. Water for showers was cold for four days but were reasonably clean. Weekend clearing of rubbish poor had plastic bag of rubbish blowing down the road past tents. Although greatly improved during the week

The Reedham food Mexican night food cold gave us upset stomachs. The fish and chip shop pies dry and hard.

Entertainment was good and clean and tidy. Good seating in the family bar.

Local to all public transport and supermarkets

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tilltart007 5 reviews from this member

We have just returned from two weeks at Vauxhall holiday park and like most sites there are good and bad points, sadly we found the bad points outnumbered the good points.

The bad points:

They squeeze caravans & tents in so tightly that when we walked around the sight we wondered how people got there car out. We had a super pitch that had a little more space but there are only a few super pitches on the site. Due to the way everyone is so squashed in there is nowhere for children to play football or other games so they end up playing in the road, I lost count of the amount of times a football hit out caravan.

There is a football pitch and small field for playing on but it is located outside of the main gate by the main road.

The showers were the worst I have ever seen! They were always filthy. At all the other sites we have stayed at in the showers there has been a mop & bucket with disinfectant in it so when your done you can give the shower floor a quick mop through so it's pleasant for the next person but not at this site, the floor was always dirty, the shower heads all leak so more water comes out the sides of the shower head then through it and if you are over 5. 6 foot tall you won't be able to stand under the shower as they are mounted on the wall so low.

There isn't any bike locking up facilities on site so if you take your own bike you are unable to lock it up by any of the attractions.

We were unable to find any recycling points around the site.

Now the good points:

When you arrive there is a member of staff waiting to meet you and show you your pitch on the map so you can get set up before going to check in. The swimming pool is nice and warm with a slide for the children to play on (the outside pool is not heated so it feels freezing in comparison to the indoor pool. )

The staff on the site are all very friendly.

There are lots of things to do on the site, crazy golf, swimming, kids clubs and arcades.

The sites location is good for all that Great Yarmouth and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Sadly we would not hurry back to this site or recommend it to friends as it seems more about having a caravan or tent on every green piece of ground then free space. I understand that they are a business and green space means nothing on it earning money but if other sites can do it why can't this one.

To us this site with its 5 star reputation must have been graded with a 10 star scale.

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