Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park

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Bites

Ranking: 7/10

Stayed in the non-powered camper area which was a field. Managed to park the van near a picnic table which was nice, otherwise you’re out in the open a tad. Kitchen decent, no cooking supplies though. Very close to the mountain biking which is nice. Simple and a bit dated but it is what it is.

Reviewed 5 days ago

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frans van schie

Ranking: 7/10

clean everything you need is here including friendly staff

Reviewed 2 months ago

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Chelle

Ranking: 5/10

The hot pools are nice but the facilities are dated and not all of the BBQs had gas connected so we had to hunt around to find one that was working to be able to cook. It's untidy previous guests old socks on the floor of the pitch. There aren't any views to admire of an evening.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Jeanne

Ranking: 7/10

Costs: 45$ powered campsite, 2persons, 1night
+ big kitchen with almost all electronic appliance
+ thermal hot pools
+ hot showers, no extra charge
+ bathrooms and kitchen clean
- strong smell
- paid wifi
- no charm, didn’t feel cozy
All in all a good stay for a night but not more.

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Boguslaw MAKIELLO

New Caledonia

Ranking: 6/10

Interesting place because it's very close to the Wai O Tapu thermal wonderland. The free thermal pool are a good place to have a break at the end of the day.
But sleeping here was hard. The campground is little, and we couldn't even open the doors of our campervan. Some other cars came and parked too close. And of course they spent hours opening and closing their doors. The campground is not cheap, a bit more space would be appreciated

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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The Weathersons

Ranking: 6/10

What a shame. This could be a really nice site but it needs some attention. The powered sites need tidying and weeding. It is a great location however for the geysers and for mountains biking so I would recommend for location.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Ronald Daigneault

Ranking: 6/10

Staff were friendly. Paid wifi came in handy. Site was pretty open to neighbours. Thermal pools were pretty industrial and exposed but free and used by us. The older kitchen was freezing cold and no supplies whatsoever. I believe you could hire cooking stuff if needed. The bathrooms as well were just cement floors but the showers were hot and no lines.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Lucy Winfield

Ranking: 6/10

Winter review - Happy enough with the facilities - free hot springs (can get busy, and awkward), hot showers (temp and pressure both mediocre), helpful friendly staff, pretty grounds. Would've been nice to have an area to dry out towels and swimmers though.

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Susan Boyton

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Very friendly staff. Handy location. Facilities were fine. Kitchen very clean. As it was raining, we appreciated the coveted walkway from our camper to the showers.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Elena Rusalen

Ranking: 7/10

Handy location for Te Puia, only a couple of minutes walk. Hot showers and good kitchen facilities and a common room, you can rent cooking equipment as needed. Free hot springs. I camped in a tent and there were a few different places to pitch around the site. Best to book ahead in the summer. Not the prettiest of campsites but for one in town it's fine.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Victoria Lee

Ranking: 3/10

This place could be so great if it just had a good clean, sorted out the (very uneven) camp ground, could guarantee hot showers.
Was here 3 nights and so far only had 1 hot shower. The bathroom is full of alive and dead bugs and tonnes of cobwebs in the communal areas.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Bram de Vries

Ranking: 4/10

We had a powered camper spot for a day in February. The nearby showers are free to use but probably fed by boiler, because they were pretty cold by the time we got around to showering. The camper spots are fine, but nothing special. We paid $45, which was a pretty hefty price, considering the above.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Alba Mateos

Spain

Ranking: 9/10

We were coming from Whakatane and the White Island and needed a shower and laundry so we booked it last minute the same day. Staff is friendly, it has hot pools included (we did not use them, we had no time) and the facilities are decent and clean. Our powered site was next to the entrance and had the facilities just in front: toilets and showers, laundry, kitchen and clothe lines. There were only two showers and what seemed a family bathroom, but there were other showers facilities nearby. Laundry and drier 2$ each, has big kitchen. It was quiet and a nice place to stay.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Sunja Abbe

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

There are pools located inside the campground!

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2016

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Philippa and Adam

Ranking: 6/10

This place gets 6/10 because it has a free thermal pools & a cold swimming pool for people to use. It'd be improved by providing some better equipment in the kitchen (the couple of pans that were provided were disgusting because they were so rusty), making more of an effort to clean the communal areas & updating a few things. Despite having thermal pools the "hot" water in the kitchen & showers was tepid, at best. It cost $40 for two people on an unpowered site in March, which we felt was overpriced.

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Staffan Johansson

Ranking: 4/10

This was the worst place we stayed at during our three week stay in New Zealand. The staff were very helpful though. The kitchen was very basic, few showers (some only cold water).

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Jane Louise Stokes

Ranking: 3/10

We stayed in a very basic cabin. $90 for a cabin with a basic kitchen. It was mega basic and lacked anything modern. This would have been forgiven if we could have had any sleep at all. This site is right on the highway. Our cabin was about 3 metres from the highway and the logging lorries thunder past all night. They light the place up, the engine noise is deafening and the whole cabin shook. All night. I almost drove to the other end of the campground to sleep in the car but I couldn't because I had a child in the cabin.
The shower was hot and the utility block fine. I didn't try the thermal pools and the cold swimming pool was icy cold but enjoyed by my son. BBQ was very greasy but worked well.
This site would be better if you can guarantee to be away from the very busy very noisy road. I'm not sure I could get far enough away from it though!!

Reviewed over 3 years ago

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Travis Gregory

Ranking: 1/10

One single point for the lovely ladies that aided us on arrival. Warm reception and highly knowledgeable on the area. Borderline price gouging. $45 a night for a powered site. Showers are old and in disrepair, kitchen was filthy and supplied nothing. Laundry took all my coins. Was expecting facilities in the same class as a Top 10 but was highly disappointed. Insult to injury when we were accused of not paying on our way out. Would not recommend, would not return.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Sarah Gurney

Ranking: 7/10

This campsite was fine for a night near the centre of Rotorua. Its main plus points were its location and also the hot pools on site. The campervan spaces were fine, nothing special. The facilities were all adequate and I liked the kitchen with the separate kitchenette areas. The hot pools were lovely in the evening. There were three smaller ones and a slightly bigger one.

Reviewed almost 4 years ago

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Emmy Poole

Ranking: 5/10

I would have given this place a 10, but the prices are ridiculous!!! I'm just one person in a non powered spot for a camper van and they charged me $40!! It's not even summer! So I just sucked it up and said ok because I really needed wifi, but the wifi doesn't even work. DON'T COME HERE if you're a traveler trying to save money.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Kirsty Longland

Ranking: 8/10

Overall a nice place, clean facilities and the ladies room had a hair dryer. Shower warm, not much pressure and all your stuff gets wet so don't forget a big plastic bag to put your stuff in. Bathroom was FREEZING definitely need to close it up a bit and needs a heater. Good kitchen facilities, again very clean and well priced. Laundry was the best we have had yet.

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Fabien Metro

Ranking: 9/10

Very good campsite near the museum Te Puia. Warm and very clean showers. Equipped kitchen and heated. Hot pools - very nice pool !!!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Elka Keijzer

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Nice place, right by the geysers, so good location. Facilities were good, showers, toilets, kitchen etc all clean and spacious.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Sidney Stokkers

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

The pools were not working when we were there but for the rest it was quite a nice place. Bus to Rotorua center stops nearby and it was nice that there was a small restaurant as well

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in October 2014

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Bjorn Privat

Ranking: 2/10

Very expensive. Not clean facilities and only two showers and toilets for a big group of people. The reception was friendly but this was the only thing. Would not get back.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Laurene

France

Ranking: 9/10

Good price, you have access to a warm pool, very friendly.

Reviewed about 5 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Richard

United Kingdom

Ranking: 1/10

Sadly this site is in the middle of being renovated. Therefore the facilities were not up to standard and we moved site without staying.
It is in a good location but will need to improve.

Reviewed about 5 years ago

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Paul Wood

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Friendly enough. Facilities clean but look a little tired. Hopefully they will get modernised. Out of main town. It that suited us. Small thermal pools were dated but ok.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park responds:

Hello, thank you for your feedback.
Your feed back helps us understand where we can improve costumer satisfaction. We are currently working on upgrading the hot pools and Cabins.
hopefully by Christmas next year our upgrades will be finished.
Thank you once again for your valued comments and for choosing Rotorua Thermal Holiday park as your place of stay.

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hoppy

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This park is now under new management, and what a difference!!! The whole place has a different attitude and personality. I would not hesitate to recommend it to any camper. ALL the facilities are at no extra charge, the hot pools are great, the other facilities are being upgraded as funds become available, there is a discount for mountain bikers, which is great! I thoroughly enjoyed the stay and intend to make it my place to stay while mountain biking the redwoods.

Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2013

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Steven Wood

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Stayed 2 nights all facilities are a bit old but well looked after and clean. The hot pools where always nice at the end of a long day. All staff where helpful and friendly. A little way out from the main centre of town

Reviewed about 6 years ago

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K & F

France

Ranking: 7/10

We spent March 2013 travelling around North Island in a large self-contained camper van. We visited a lot of different camping places and holiday parks and we’ve reviewed them all for Rankers. We judged them by different criteria from most people. We weren’t interested in playgrounds, paddling pools, trampolines, or all the other facilities for children. Instead we wanted peace and tranquillity, a beautiful location, clean and accessible facilities, and a decent amount of space between sites. We used the holiday parks mostly for one night stops and did not consider them as holiday destinations in their own right. Please read the following review with this in mind.

We were lucky to get a site which was very private and secluded, screened from other sites by trees and bushes, and looking out onto the almost deserted tent camping area, giving us the impression that the whole holiday park was just as quiet. But it wasn’t. In some parts of the park it was quite crowded, but even then the sites were still generously large.

The facilities were adequate, but nothing special. The main attraction is the “Thermal” part of the park’s name, but we didn’t sample those so no comment on that subject.

The Te Puia Maori Cultural Centre is very close by. Worth it just for that. Don’t miss it.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2013

Rotorua Thermal Holiday Park responds:

Hello, Thank you in your lovely feed back.
Your feed back is of value to us. We are currently going threw up-grades due to new Management and ownership of Park.

I hope you visit us again.

Kind regards Clare Ngatai (New Management)

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Maxime

France

Ranking: 2/10

Old facilities and very basic common space/kitchen for the price.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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William Notcutt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

tired facilities and landscaping, but worth it for the free pools.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

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Julia Ramseier

Switzerland

Ranking: 6/10

Too expensive - same prices as a top 10 but not the same quality.

Reviewed almost 7 years ago

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Heiner Reinecke

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Nice and clean amenities, living room with internet, dining room, hot pools for free, fair price, but no refrigerator.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Sebastian Hol

Austria

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent facilities, great cold pools for free, shops and swimming pool. Fridge not in the kitchen = complicated.

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Tjw

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Stayed here for a night to enjoy the hot pools and see some of Rotura.
The park itself is really well kept and the facilities were above expectations. The hot pools were good and definitely a nice touch!
Only slight downside was that it is a 30 minute walk into town and there isn't much of anything interesting on the way! I would recommend driving and parking at the big shopping centre instead.

Reviewed about 7 years ago

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Janet

England

Ranking: 9/10

Good position close to town. Very thoughtful touches for campervans such as hard standing but with covered walkway to WC's. Spotless.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Susie Christensen

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice site, nice hot pools on the campground, walking distance to Te Puia.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Mike3

New Zealand

Ranking: 9/10

This is a large camp with older but very well maintained facilities. There are well established trees and hedges separating sites and 5 thermal pools to choose from.
reasonably priced plus a shop.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tamara McVey

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Great campground, two pools and nice clean showers and washrooms.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Alberto Redner

Spain

Ranking: 10/10

This campground is fantastic because you can swim on a pool or bath water from hot volcanic rocks. The facilities are amazing.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Sillmann

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice and small.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Lardy

France

Ranking: 8/10

Hot pool, welcoming person, big kitchen, a nice place in nature (lots of trees and grass).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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David & Mary-Jane Ryder

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Excellent facilities, free hot mineral pools (thermal springs).

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Tony & Rachel

England

Ranking: 10/10

Welcoming and helpful camp office, excellent facilities (including swimming pool and mineral pools) and beautiful grounds. Quiet in November.

Reviewed over 7 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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_mel_

Switzerland

Ranking: 9/10

a great place to stay! very friendly staff, cosy sites, clean facillities, free thermal pools and a good, little shop. we enjoyed it :-)

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Tuibaby22

Ranking: 10/10

We Stayed at Rotorua thermal holiday park it was a fantastic experience as it was our first time camping. They had very clean facilities, friendly staff, great hot pools and most of all the most stunning grounds. We have already booked our next family holiday there.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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tramper

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Great place stayed in a log cabin and loved it the hot pools were great after a long day biking.Friendly staff and tidy grounds full of trees.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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akglenny

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

We stay regularly at this Holiday Park, both in units, cabins and a tent. It is always a wonderful experience and Carys and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The thermal pools are a real treat - the kids love them too. Facilities are always clean. Obviously we love the place as we keep coming back!!!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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JadesWorld

Germany

Ranking: 7/10

Nice Thermal Holiday Park. We stayed just for one night. The personnel where very nice and the toilets and showers very clean.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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neilqecosse

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great location and well laid out park. It has its own hot pools. Also a VERY well equipped campsite shop.

Reviewed almost 8 years ago and experienced in September 2011

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Karin & Bastiaan

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Paid $36 for a nice location close to facilities (kitchen, dining room, shower and toilets, tv/computer room. All very well maintained. FREE thermal pools - awesome!

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in April 2011

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Kris Gijbels

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, great pools, kitchen. Close to all fun things.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Nick van de Belt

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

New facilities, very good. Free hot spring pools, friendly and a nice field for a tent. Only a slight smell of the mud pools.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Andreas Blessing

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great thermal pools, very good location. Park sites are a little too small for campervans, not so well maintained.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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De Groot

Netherlands

Ranking: 7/10

Good park.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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S and A Koehue

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great equipement! Toilets and showers. Nothing missed! Clean!

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Barry

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Good facilities, swimming pool, hot pools, laundry etc. Difficulty parking campervan without 'bottoming out' in our slot.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Simon Vallis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

A very nice site - staff very helpful with good facilities, apart from electric power not located close to pitch, so had difficulty trying to connect.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Nicole

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Relaxed place, not too big, friendly service, heated campsite, pool and hot bathes.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Canille Lechat

France

Ranking: 9/10

Clean, thermal pools, good facilities (kitchen, showers...).

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Katrin & Mark

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

A park with hot pools, you can relax, it is included in the price for overnight stays.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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Sue & Graham Mullin

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

Not enough showers. Hot pools had brown floaties (unknown origin), not pristine. Staff said they were iron/mineral deposits.

Reviewed over 8 years ago

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KieranE

Ireland

Ranking: 8/10

A little bit out of town but it's a well run Holiday Park.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in May 2010

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EelcoK

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Clean toilets and showers, big camping spaces and all the faciities one needs. If you don't mind the smell of the nearby thermal pools we can highly recommend this one.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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NicoleK

Netherlands

Ranking: 6/10

It is a nice camp ground but it is bad that the hot pools are in bad condition and the amenities.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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MorganK

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Clean, friendly, excellent facilities

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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M and H Lunn

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Camped in top paddock. Very pleasant. Free hot pools.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Elodie

France

Ranking: 9/10

Nice green park with really clean facilities. Access to thermal hot pools included - friendly welcome and helpful staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Karen Fisher

United Kingdom

Ranking: 4/10

Packed the vans in very small sites per van. Not very friendly. Nice pools though and showers.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Pieter Neeleman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good place, nice hot water pools.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Hennie Neeleman

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly staff.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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keane

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice and hot pools included in the price.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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vernenal

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Very nice, with hot pools, and they are very friendly.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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familytravellers

Ranking: 8/10

We liked the hot pools and facilities, but somebody broke into our car while at night while we were sleeping in the tents beside it!

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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monikav

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Friendly, clean, good facilities and internet access. No extra fee for the hot pools :)

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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katesh

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Very good, Restaurant good. Lots to do. Only problem is not enough showers and toilets plus they need to be serviced more regularly.

Reviewed over 10 years ago