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Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Holiday Park

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Holiday Park

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Christian

Ranking: 7/10

Great showers and clean kitchen. Fast wifi. Ither than that, not that beautiful camp ground, a road close by and pretty expensive. The water slides cost extra to the extra entry of the hot spring and the kids need to be 8 and older.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Juergen

Ranking: 7/10

Very pricey, especially considering that you have to pay extra for using the hot pools.
A bit on the noisy side near the road.
Booked a camp site and when we arrived there was a bunch of cut grass bags on the site. Also broken beer bottle pieces all over the site. Had to first pick all those up before pitching our tent. The ground is really hard and stoney. Not so nice for tenting.
Facilities are first class. Beautiful unisex bathrooms. Showers 6 minutes with a button on the outside of the shower.
Hot pools were very nice. One has to unfortunately pay extra again to use the slides. Children's area was unfortunately not in working order. Apparently there was something wrong with the pipes. Would have been nice to get a discount for the kids because they could not use the area.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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TRAV

Ranking: 6/10

Nice place, but at $58 for two adults they should offer more inclusions. To have the advertised experience you have to pay additional ($11 per head) if you want to use the thermal pools. There's not even a swimming pool available unless you splash out for the 'discounted' water park and spa.
Also overheard a staff member mocking a potential guest who requested a better deal for their stay while I was booking... unprofessional at best.
Facilities were great with heated bathrooms, but again there should not be timers on the showers (limits you to 6 minutes) at that price point. Camp sites are also quite close to the road to Nelson, so there's some traffic noise.
Would recommend finding somewhere better priced and using the beautiful natural spring at the Thermal Park which is free!
Could be a great experience if they sorted out the exorbitant cost... won't be back until they do.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Liz

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed in a 2 bedroom flat, lots of space, tiny kitchen, pools not included in your booking price so a bit expensive for what you get. Free wifi, hot showers but not well set out with the whole bathroom wet once your finished. Good location 3 min drive from town up a steep hill.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Elke fuenfstueck

Ranking: 8/10

Very expensive, but tidy and a lot of facilities, spa is not included, friendly staff

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Seb Didi

Switzerland

Ranking: 1/10

Crooks. Not only it is highly expensive, but you have to pay in addition for the swimming pool (I don’t mean the spa). The woman at the pool was unfriendly and inflexible. Spoiled by tourists, find better places which deserve your money.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Daphne H

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good place to stay and relax. New shower and toilet block. All clean. Hot showers. Music is playing. Kitchen with enough sinks and cooking places. Nice BBQ area outside. Friendly and helpful staff. We didn't use the thermal bath. We stayed 2 nights with our motorhome.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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steve currie

Australia

Ranking: 3/10

We got the last cabin (school holidays) and we were most disappointed at what we got for the price. Paid $97, we got 1/2 a 2 bed-room cabin. Basically they locked the door between the rooms and passed it off as a separate cabin. Our neighbours got a double bed, microwave and fridge, we got a bunk and a single bed, table and a tiny TV. No sink, no fridge, no cooking facilities or microwave, just barely room enough to swing a cat. Mattresses were foam and very uncomfortable. Just to put it into perspective, the night before at Rotorua we paid the same price for a 2 bedroom cabin, toilet and shower, electric cook-top, fridge, microwave, double bed and bunks. The rest of the facility was first class, cleanest toilets and kitchen I saw in 3 weeks in NZ, you also get $11 off per person nearby at the hot pools.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Nat

Ranking: 8/10

- close to a big Street (sometimes noisy)
- clean campsite with some greenery
- Kinderspielplatz
- a bit cramped
- great BBQ
- great kitchen (clean, spacious, cleaning Material)
- great toilets, very clean, underfloor heating, hairdrier, soap,
- Café at reception
- reception friendly but forgetful
- Discount for thermal pool
- unlimited wifi
- too pricey: 26 ppn, 2nd night 14ppn

- not so cool: no price difference between unpowered and powered site

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

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Mairead Bushe

Ranking: 10/10

Small sites, reasonably separated by hedges. Toilets and showers were very new, heated and extremely clean.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Kimmo Kiiski

Finland

Ranking: 10/10

Nice place! Extremely clean and modern (unisex) facilities! Free WiFi, free hot showers. Next to our parking site was a colourfully lit tree giving a nice atmosphere in the evening. A powered site for 2 cost $54.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Julia Kurtz

Ranking: 9/10

Nice staff and great location. The pools are great and we spend a couple of very rainy days here. You can even select your exact spot online. Bathrooms are unisex.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Anja Röhrich

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

9 because of the price because it's Taupo?!?! The camp ground is nice and a mix out of camper, tents and cabins. The pitches are different sizes and all separated by hedges. The unisex bathroom (toilet/shower) is clean but very crowded. Kitchen is good equipped but we didn't use it. The staff is very professional and friendly. The camp ground is next to a water park with thermal water. You will get discount as a camper. It was nice but crowded also.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Tai T

Ranking: 9/10

It's a good place in Taupo for backpackers if you stay longer than 3 days at the camping ground. The kitchen facilities are good and you can take stuff from the reception. The toilets are clean in comparison to other places.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Anke Steinwandel

Ranking: 4/10

It was the most expensive campground we stayed at ($80) for 2adults/2 kids). It was very loud from the road, the sides where small and worst of all due to upgrading of the toilets there was just on facility for male and female together with 3 toilets and 3 showers for a large campground and they have been not very clean and the toilet seat was loose. The only good thing was the pool discount. The kids loved it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Mike Guest

Ranking: 8/10

Could have been a 10 but when we stayed they were renovating the bathrooms... building took priority over campers. Very hard to get past the scaffolding to use the bathrooms. Nice camp site and bonus cheap entry to the hot pools which were fantastic on a cold wet night.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Mikael Torres

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff. They let us choose our own spot. Spots have hedges but close to the road. You have a 50% discount on the spa which is great. Wifi is free but extremely slow. Kitchen and bathrooms are clean.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Pamela Hoffman

Ranking: 6/10

The DeBrett spa pools were very nice and enjoyable. The campground was fine but very dense and was the noisiest place we stayed in the entire 4 weeks we were in New Zealand. Upon arriving, they asked us is we would like any spa treatments and when we tried to book something, there was no availability for anything over the next 24 hours - not sure why they asked us and handed us a brochure at check in when they had nothing available - and this was April which is not a peak time of year... A good one time experience but would not ever return to.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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W Donovan

Ranking: 9/10

Great location next to the hot pools with a good discount. Nice flat sites some of which are concreted. Old facilities going to be replaced shortly. Management superb and leading and follow up communications first class. Definitely worth a visit.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Catherine Davison

Ranking: 9/10

We didn't actually see the hot spas but we paid $50 for a powered site which was divided from other sites by hedges, that gave a bit more privacy than at other sites. The amenities were top notch, clean and good showers. We didn't want to unhook the van to go back into town so staff called a taxi for us to go back into Taupo, the site is a bit of a way out of town but we managed to walk back after dinner. A word of warning, the entrance shares driveway with the Sheraton Hilton so we drove past it at first thinking "this can't be our camping ground" but the posh gates are for the resort, all was revealed up the driveway, really nice spot.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Ann-Catherine Deblon

Ranking: 8/10

We stayed there for one night on 10.02.2016 on a powered site. We were allowed to choose the site, which had a good size and was separated from the surrounding sites by hedges and trees. The kitchen is big enough and clean with barbecue and tables so that you could eat inside in bad weather. The sanitary building needs an update and notices said that it will be updated in 2016. You get a 50% discount for the hot pools, which we liked after a day of hiking.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Phillippa McLernon

Ranking: 8/10

Expensive ($50 for one night on a powered site) but you do get a discount on their hot springs ($11 per person instead of $22) - private pools were a particularly nice treat and great for adults/couples. Included in entry for the springs. We had a restful nights sleep here, it was good for one night.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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John-Jozef Proczka

Ranking: 7/10

All the facilities are great. The campervans are a bit close to each other, but better than a Top 10 we stayed in. The wifi is extremely aggravating as its connection goes in and out, sometimes without the ability to get to their connection page. Paid $100 for two people for two nights with power.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Jeroen Coudijzer

Ranking: 10/10

Perfect!!! Super friendly staff, not expensive at all, we booked 2 nights powered for 2 people and paid 60 dollars in total, nice view and campsites. Small, clean and comfy..... highly recommend this place one of the best so far in New Zealand.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Corry Stucki

Ranking: 7/10

OK campground. Nothing special and no view. Really nice reception. Facilities were clean. It was totally ok for a night.

Reviewed over 5 years ago

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Bernd Mittermayr

Ranking: 10/10

We are a couple travelling with a 5 month old baby. We loved this site. we were offered a special deal for the second night. (first night $48, second night $12 for a powered site, plus a coupon for the pools $11 pp)
we loved the private pools, we could even take our baby there. Very friendly and helpful staff! Good and free wifi. Dryer only $2 for 45minutes. Clean facilities are not as nice as everything else but will be redone.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Frank Loius

Singapore

Ranking: 9/10

We visited here 2 time during our trip to New zealand and each time was excellent.

This is a very clean, well run Spa, with absolutely top notch masseurs... in fact my last massage was probably one of the best I have ever had... without a doubt they were the best massages we had in New Zealand in 2 months...
Cannot recommend highly enough...

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in September 2014

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Nils Demattio

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Clean, friendly and half price access to the thermal pools.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Melvin Spear

Ranking: 9/10

Clean site next to hot pools. Facilities tired but there is a note to say they will be upgraded!! Wasn't at all busy in Feb and we chose pitch 75 with view across to lake. Bistro restaurant attached to Hilton very good and one can watch the sunset from it - book a window side seat. It is some 4kms from town so u will need to drive or get taxi - $16-17 each way. MUCH cheaper pro-rata if you stay two nights.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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Grant Pease

Ranking: 10/10

Based on staying in a self contained caravan on a powered site this campground has nice grounds and tidy facilities. Bonus that it has a waste drain in the corner of the sites (great for emptying a grey water roll tank). Bonus for proximity and discounted entry to the hot pools.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in August 2014

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Cedrick Poirier

New Caledonia

Ranking: 10/10

Home to the top! Tons of useful info on nice spots in the area ..... The super clean campsite (up alcohol to spray the toilet) shower with hot water from the natural park, so with all its well done . The kitchen and nice TV area, barbecue available for free (because often paying Elsewhere). The snack is good is stocked goods. Access to pools and private boxes for all the family for five days and $50. Near the city center and major road access. I loved it and my kids. If I go back I will stay in the area again this campground.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Holiday Park responds:

Hello Cedrick,
Thank you for your lovely review, we're really happy to hear you and your family enjoyed you stay. We wish your well in your future travels.

Warm Regards
Michelle

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Richard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Really loved this site.
Enjoyed using the hot pool complex.
Sites were well spaced and we were lucky enough to be able to see the lake from our camper.
Recommended.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort Holiday Park responds:

Hello Richard,
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay here at Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort, great to hear to got a spot with lake views, we're very lucky to be in a location with fantastic aerial views of Taupo region. we're also pleased to hear you enjoyed a soak in the hot mineral pools.

Warm Regards
Michelle

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Pete

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great place to stay,made good use of the pools,will be back next time Im in NZ

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Glenda

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Lovely camp site, space between pitches - great facilities, all spotlessly clean. Staff very helpful about places to visit in the area. Voucher for free WiFi. Discounted entry to the hot pools which were brilliant.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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nztravel

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Very good facilities but not 5 Star.
Pools were a disappointment.
Staff were friendly and helpful

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in January 2014

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GN100

New Zealand

Ranking: 7/10

Clean and tidy campsite on outskirts of town. Expensive for what it offered.

The adjacent hot springs were looking a little tired, and while campers got a discount, there was no free entry

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in July 2013

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W & K Boyd

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

This place was a great spot to stay, with friendly and helpful staff, neat and tidy sites (ours had a view over Lake Taupo which was an added bonus) and clean facilities although they were a bit dated.

A bit on the pricey side, although the stay 2 pay 1 special on mitigated this.

You have to pay extra to use the mineral pools and waterpark, however as we were staying there we only paid $35 for family entry for 3 days, instead of the usual $20 adult/$ 10 child daily entry. This place was well worth visiting, soaking in the mineral pools was a perfect way to end a day of exploring the region.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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hendrik king

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Great place, one of the best if not the best campground we stayed. 1 night ended up in a week stay here!!!!
Value for money.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Liz Marquart Scholtz

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Great kitchen with a place with benches and tv next to De Bretts Spa.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Jolien

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Clean kitchen and sanitary, all we needed was there.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Ed Trucie

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

OK for a big town but felt a bit soul-less. Good facilities, friendly staff, spa and very nice pools.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Kimberley Mills

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Best grounds we have stayed in, very reasonable pricings, great facilities including top of the range BBQs. Staff helpful, spa amazing.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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M Neuman

United States

Ranking: 5/10

Had to pay $10 extra to use hot tubs - did not use. Same complaint, double charge, one site, one electric hookup, area clean, only showered, slept and left in the morning.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Graham Swinyard

England

Ranking: 8/10

Clean, good location, reduced cost of entry to hot springs, needs more laundry facilities.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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David & Mary-Jane Ryder

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent facilities.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Caroline

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Good location, very clean facilities.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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damaca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

nice tidy place, a bit expensive but the discount voucher for the hot pools makes it worthwhile. Although next to a main road, we were not disturbed by noise.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Dave van Bergen

Netherlands

Ranking: 4/10

Boring, but good facilities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Alice Bastiman

England

Ranking: 9/10

We had a voucher for 'buy 1 night get 1 free' so it worked out at $10 a night. Thermal swimming pools were brilliant - good campsite but expensive if you have not got a voucher.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Natalie Maguire

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

You have to pay to use the spa (which is very run down and in need of a clean up), the TV didm't work in the communal area.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Monica

Spain

Ranking: 7/10

Very good facilities - modern and clean. Includes discount for the thermal pools (spa resort). Big but not crowded.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Fam de Kruyf

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Very small place for camper but spa resort was great.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Matthijs Muijsers

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

A bit expensive, but the spa/wellness centre made up for that.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Derek Woodward

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Very expensive, small pitches, not levelled.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Angela

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Thermal Spa is not included, camper guests get a discount.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Mike

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Fine location over looking lake, very clean, nice shower and kitchen facilities, on site spa, (extra cost).

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Elinor Bell

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Nice big sites with hedges in between. Camp fee includes 1/2 price to the spa - a 'must do' is the private mineral pools.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Sue & Graham Mullin

New Zealand

Ranking: 6/10

Purports to be the best. Overpriced, showers cold. Measly discount for hot pool entry.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Steve and Kay Unguran

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Good location, great facilities.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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chris

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

a very welcoming place to stay. Friendly clean and close to everytihg

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Angjosie

New Zealand

Ranking: 2/10

We travelled to taupo to have 3 days away after doing a bit of research decided on De Bretts, for us it was a very disappointing experience. The staff are very friendly, the accommodation was very below standard. The motel unit was very cold the heating insufficient and the bedding was not enough to stay warm all night. And we are only in June. Over all very disappointing.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Sally Walker

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Great place to come and relax, pools are great, close to the lake. If you can get a good pitch then sundowners with lake view are a given!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in December 2009

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VictoriaH

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Efficient & friendly staff, spotless amenities, access to thermal pools.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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InkenGermany

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Well equipped, bit crowded, lots of noise from the streets.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Sandra B

England

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - make sure to use the thermal baths.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Bram-Jan M

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

The holiday park was very nice to see your site is divided from the next one with bushes and you can go to the spa pool for only $10, which is very cheap!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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keane

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice. Better if the advertising made it clear that the pools aren't included in the price of stay.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Falk

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A bit expensive but really good and clean facilities. Very friendly staff.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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JoseB

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Well equiped, bit crowded, lots of noise from the streets.

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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michellew

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Everyone should stay here. Great facilities and thermal pools are great.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago