We have just got back from a brilliant family holiday staying in a 3 room Villagrand Deluxe with Keycamps. We had been a bit worried by the reviews but had a brilliant time. Admittedly the weather was unusually good for this time of year so not sure if it would have been as good had it been very drizzly and cold.
The keycamp staff were incredibly helpful and kind sorting out a few initial problems with absent towels and booster seats that had been ordered when the holiday was booked. Keycamp had not provided the campsite with enough booster seats and need to solve this, however the lovely rep managed to borrow one from another company. The staff were also good providing an icepack when I hurt my foot.
The children (3 and 7 months) loved the kids club and made lots of creations with all the art equipment. Sadly only one of the pools were open in May and I think Keycamp should communicate this more clearly to its customers. We had seen this in the smallprint somewhere after booking so had adjusted our expectations prior to arrival but we met several people who had been quite disappointed about the lack of outside pool and waterslide.
We did have a powercut one night but it was fixed before dark so didn't cause us a problem really.
On the campsite the children loved swimming and riding round on bikes the best but my older son also had a pony ride and played minigolf which were fun.
The local area was lovely. We had fun on the steam train and boat rides in St Valery. We loved the moules frite (my 3 year old says mussels are now his favourite food). The market in St Valery was fun but most things seemed quite expensive (although I guess everything is more expensive in Euro). The aquarium in Boulogne Sure Mer was also worth visiting.
Sadly this will probably be our last keycamp holiday for a while (as I am returning to full time teaching and the prices seem to sky rocket in school holidays). However if we do get the opportunity we would love to go back.
- Also Known As:
- Domaine Du Chateau De Drancourt Hotel Saint-Valery-Sur-Somme