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Reviews of Marconi Holiday Village

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Marconi Holiday Village
Lavernock Point
Fort Road
Glamorgan   (Browse area)
CF64 5XQ
Tel: 029 2070 7310
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Pitches: 68
Open: 01/04/2024 to 31/10/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 17 Reviews
                6/10 from 17 Reviews

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 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <1 mile   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport <5 miles  No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2023 Unit:  Other
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Twinkletoes6 1 review from this member

 Lovely place, staff called Ian very helpful.

Disappointed that not open on bank Holiday Mondays,

Could do with little shop selling essential more for children go buy sweets.

Disappointed with times clubhouse opens and closes.

If pool is open all day, the clubhouse would benefit a lot if it was open too.

Personally I think this place losing another of money, can't watch football or rugby, which to me losing a lot of business.

This place is such a welcoming place it's people.

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Date of Visit: July 2023  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Elvisl 1 review from this member

 I loved how quiet and calm it was on the site.

The staff were really friendly.

Enjoyed using the pool too.

Only area for improvement would be lockable door on the showers. 

Date of Visit: July 2022 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 5 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Freckles63 79 reviews from this member

 We stayed for a Mon-Sat end of July at start of school holidays, on the touring part that has 10 pitches we were the only people the whole time, other than a campervan for a quick 1 night stay.

The site is mainly all chalets, a bar that doesn't open Mon/Tues and is only 5pm-10pm and a swimming pool that you need to pay £20 deposit for key. We didn't try the pool and only had 1 drink in the bar, the pool table is free to use.

We chose this site to use the coastal path into Penarth and Cardiff on our bikes and running, the other direction was a nice ride into Swanbridge, where you can walk out to Sully Island in low tide.

Just a short bike ride back to main road is Cosmoston Lakes, we had a ride and run around the lakes on their marked out routes, good place for coffee and walk with a dog.

Next to the site is Lavernock nature reserve, this is very popular with dog walkers, who drive to the area, this causes a problem getting to the site with a caravan, the road is very windy and narrow, so coming head on with a car was a huge problem for all involved!

The touring area is at furthest part of site, you have to go back up to the entrance to get to the start of coastal path which was just next to our pitch, we were informed that there used to be a gate but it was took away to stop strangers entering the site.

The facilities were really good and clean, 3 showers and 2 toilets for each sex, an outside washing up area also, as they used to take tents.

A couple of things that we think would improve the area for tourers would be some lighting, either on electric posts or boundary fences, it was so dark walking back and forward to facility block. Plus all the hedges could do with being reduced a lot, so that you can have a clearer view out to sea, you look out to Western Supermare.

We enjoyed our stay here, the staff were friendly and helpful 

Date of Visit: July 2021 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Paul1507 3 reviews from this member

 We have visited this site a few times in the last year, great service.

Shower block pretty decent for a basic shower. We have always took a dog and there’s never been a problem with that.

There’s a large open area for the kids to have a run around and it’s fenced in.

Great views, decent traditional pub and small kids park.

We will be returning 
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Date of Visit: August 2021  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Family with young children
Reviewer: Stepha 1 review from this member

 Showers and toilets were very clean. Marconi pub was pretty basic with loads of drunk people having a barbecue and messing about with a blowtorch. Not an ideal place for kids.

Park was very basic No food available so ended up having a takeaway.

Was supposed to stay 2 nights but ended up only staying one because kids were bored senseless. 
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Date of Visit: February 2009 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

 No longer open the field to the General Public. It is now only open for spectators attending the Millenium Stadium or other prior arranged Events (such as Ashes cricket). 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: KandE 6 reviews from this member

 The two of us (a couple, 28) stayed three nights over the Madonna weekend.

Beautiful site, beautiful views, good soft ground for the tent peg. Good free showers.

The site was on a serious slope, and was quite windy as it is on the coast. Despite the signs saying 'strictly no noise after 11:00' there were people yelling and screaming until after 3:00am. We paid £20 each night which was too much.

We will not be going back during a summer weekend. But would possibly not be bad during mid week. 

Date of Visit: August 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Eilisha 3 reviews from this member

 A site where the camping facilities are an add on to the chalets you pitch up in a field no set pitches. The field is on a large slope so you do feel as though your sliding out of your bed while you sleep- teehee
A very quiet site until the weekend that is when the 'locals' come for a two night stay, at this point the sites rules of loud music and noise were tested and responded to by staff resulting in one group being vacated.
The owner when I contacted him stated that he wanted this site to be a 'family' site but this wasn't so at the weekend and resulted in alot of the noise over the weekend.
The pool is very cold but my kids loved this as the pool was not over used. Glad to see the pool being daily checked by the pool manager
The amenities are in desperate need of a refurbish not fully working and the hot water is very hit and miss, only 1 dish washing sink and two showers, two toilets and three washbasins (in both genders facilities) for a huge field
But wow what fantastic views, beautiful scenery & walks- lots of potential to improve this site 

Date of Visit: May 2007 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Imogensdad 5 reviews from this member

 Myself and 5yr old son stayed here over BH weekend for the Millenium Magic Rugby League in Cardiff.
Excellent site, very clean and tidy, excellent helpful staff and good shop, bar and cafe.
Only problem was 2 showers in mens resulting in a large queue in the mornings. 
Pebble beach at the bottom of site, which kept 5yr old entertained throwing stones!
Quite a slope on the site, but plenty of flat pitches to be had.
Overall, excellent well maintained and well organised site.

Date of Visit: August 2006 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Halsteadl 11 reviews from this member

 Very easy check in - tidy site, & lots of staff to ensure rules adhered to.  The pool was not heated & too cold for the children to stay in more than a few minutes.  The walk to the beach was a bit dangerous unless you are sure footed.  The field was quite a slope & the facilities basic.
The pub & shop on site were very reasonable & the staff very friendly.  The Sunday lunch was very good value. We really enjoyed our stay at the site. 

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Is Marconi Holiday Village child friendly?  YES, it accepts children & has a playground  View all facilities

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