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Reviewed 5 August 2016

Travelled as 3 adults and 5 children with Siesta. The 29 hour coach ride was better than expected with food and drink really reasonably priced and many stops along the way. The TVs have excellent choice and the kids all had their iPads so they never mentioned being bored. On arrival we were greeted by reps who bundled all our luggage on a little buggy and took it up to our lodge (along with my disabled mum).

Accommodation- The one we stayed in was the Apollo Lodge 8 and it was clean and tidy and ready when we arrived. The reps do get you to sign a form rather quickly to say everything is working but we later discovered a broken chair on the veranda and the air conditioning poured water out if the door was opened even for a minute. The reps are very quick at sorting problems though. They are on duty 9am- 12noon and 4pm-7pm. We had paid the contents accidental damage waiver £15 so only paid 60 euro deposit and 10 euro deposit for the BBQ gas bottle and tools which we got back at the end of the holiday. There is also a safe deposit box for 6 euros a week and Catalan Tourist Tax which again is a few euro.

Local Transport- The campsite reception will call taxis for you or the reps can point out the bus stops if you want to visit nearby towns.

Wifi- The bar has free wifi and was enough for us however, it can be bought for a small amount at the reception but do ask for a 5 minute test because it doesn't always work well in some areas.

Excursions- Trips to the local markets and even a trip to Barcelona Stadium can be arranged by the reps. The football mania Barcelona is 66 euros for adults and 48 for kids.

Supermarket- The campsite supermarket sells groceries, drinks and toiletries and is quite reasonable. Given that I had so many kids with me, I took 2 bottles of double strength dilute orange and blackcurrant to stick in the fridge. Wish I had took more. Once these ran out I was buying 5 bottles of Fanta, Diet Coke, etc. a day because they don't sell it anywhere. There is a bakery which sells fresh bread, baguettes and cakes daily and freshly squeezed orange juice. All the shops on site open at 8.30am and have a 2-4pm siesta.

Restaurant/Bar- There are various entertainment shows on each night from singing to shows on the stage. Cocktails are 6.80 euros, lager is 3.50 large, wine is 2.90ish and spirit with mixer is 5.80. So the supermarket prices are way cheaper if you are sitting on your veranda on an evening. The food is okay but gets a bit boring after 2 weeks.
I have posted photos of the menus as part of this review. A late night pizza is always good though (7-8 euros). We had BBQs most nights as the chicken and burgers in the supermarket was really good value.

Pool- The kids loved the pool. It got a bit busy but lifeguards always watching. No inflatables are allowed in pools. This is a Spanish law and not the lifeguards being picky. Armbands and small swim rings are ok. At about 4pm, a big inflatable octopus is placed on the water for the kids to all pile on. There is another swimming pool over the other side of the campsite which seemed quieter.
Each week an activity plan is displayed on the blue boards and in reception for poolside activities, mini club and junior club such as workshops, painting, games and movies. There is a playground at the mini club too.

Laundry- There is an onsite laundry. The wash cycle is 6 euro and includes all soap flakes and softener. The dryers are 3 euros.

Beach- The beach is 5-10 minute walk away and is shingle with many tiny coves to choose from. Tiny little fish swim around the kids feet and they can feed them bread. 15 euros can buy a boat and 4 euros for the paddle and the kids were happy. There is a gorgeous ice-cream shop right next to the beach which is worth a mention. It has Nutella, kinder, Ferrero Rocher, strawberry yogurt, cookie and cream, Oreo. Every type of ice-cream you can think of!!

We had a little walk into La Franc which is the most picturesque place ever. The views are stunning so worth an early evening walk.
Also the botanical gardens Cap Roig, a taxi from reception cost 15 euros to take us but again some top views. 7 euros for adults and free kids.

All in all, it was a brilliant 2 weeks. Not for people with mobility problems as lots of hilly terrain but still a relaxing holiday all the same. If I can suggest that people go to the Siesta's reception before they buy anything over there. It is full of cooking oils, sun creams, buckets and spades, books, salt and pepper, toilet rolls, all sorts of stuff. I wish I had checked earlier.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
6  Thank toomanykids666
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

As a family of 4 we have been to 2 sites in Italy and 2 in France, this was our first in Spain. As we only booked 3 weeks beforehand we didnt have much time for research so werent sure what to expect. We booked with Canvas as they have aircon which is not true of all the campsite accommodation.
We were very pleasantly surprised with the site which was only about half full the first week (2nd week of July) though it got a bit busier but not to an uncomfortable level. Our mobile location was ideal - right in the centre of the site about 150mtrs to each pool(there are 2 pools despite what a previous reviewer said), 50mtrs from the bakery and shop, 10mins walk to the village/beach.
Pros:
-nice size campsite, not too big or too small. 70% mix of Spanish and French,20% Dutch, 10% Irish, Scottish etc.
-absolutely no messing tolerated in the pools (no inflatable, ball-playing, horseplay)
-supermarket and bakery are excellent and excellent prices(open all day)
-campsite reception are very helpful -like a local tourist office
-all staff were friendly and on top of everything
- proximity to Calella. 10 mins walk to this beautiful village and its numerous small beaches and excellent restaurants. Some people are not into beaches and complain of having to walk 10mins uphill, you cant please everyone. The snorkeling 15ft from shore of Canadell beach is incredible, our kids had a ball though the beaches are not what i would call child-friendly due to the steep incline to the water.
Cons:
-the bar/restaurant area - a monument to cheap plastic. Not inviting. A pity as the staff are attentive and food is fine, cheap and cheerful
- the night-time entertainment. Abysmal even by campsite standards
- the breeze - both a pro and a con. Keeps the temperature manageable but can be a bit severe at times.Watch out for flying Canvas umbrellas!
Overall we were very pleased and would definitely go back again!

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
1  Thank davburke
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I first took my family here in 1986. Loved the site, so relaxing.
We went 4 years running then other places needed to be seen.
This year we returned with a grandchild. Loved it just as much.
Air con and UK tv were a pleasant surprise.
If you cannot enjoy a family holiday here you are not trying.
Special thanks to Lisa and Wes. I shall return.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
6  Thank Sandi M
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Stayed on this campsite for the last week in June. Booking was made through Canvas.

Pros
- It is a lovely site, great position for walking into either Calella de Palafrugell or Llafranc. There are two entrances to the campsite with one closer to the towns
- Unusually for a campsite the main facilities are in the middle of the site so all pitches are in a reasonable walking distance to pool/shop/bar.
- At the time we were there the campsite was busy which gave it a buzz but not at all struggling to cope.
- Shop was about the best campsite shop we have seen (and we have seen a lot). We didnt need to visit an off site supermarket during our stay. There is a bakery which bakes fresh bread/pastries and also provides freshly squeezed orange juice.
- Just the one pool but perfect for a cooling dip.
- WiFi is available at €15/week per log on which we thought was very reasonable. Signal strength where we were was fine.

Cons
- While most mobile home pitches were big enough to park a car on this is not the case for all pitches.
- Even for the pitches with enough room for a car in practice this might not always be possible as on some pitches there is a very steep kerb and the pitch dropped away from the kerb.
- the walk back from Calella/Llafranc is a stiffish pull straight up hill!
- Canvas accommodation was a little tired

Overall, we had a lovely holiday and will probably go back to this site at some point

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank GnomeDePlume2015
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Reviewed 18 June 2016

Our first fortnight's holiday for twenty years, and well worth the wait. A superb location, top notch site, excellent on site facilities and services, clean and well-equipped chalets and lodges, quiet early and late season once the local weekenders had gone back to Barcelona, and ideal for young and extended family groups. Can't speak for the food, and the wine is better value that the beer in the camp bar. Booked direct with the site, and stayed in a Canadell cabin early June. About to re-book for next year

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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5  Thank Doublebogeyman
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