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Written on: 20/03/2011
John Fowler Holiday Village St. Ives provides a good economy holiday. The Chalet was clean and newly painted and had all the necessary equipment needed. It is a woodland park and has lots of wildlife to watch.
The Manager and staff were helpful and friendly. The pool was lovely and warm and there was a life guard on duty at all times. Unfortunately the Sauna and flume were not available to use and there are no lockers for belongings.
The club was friendly with enthusiastic entertainment staff… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/01/2011
worst holiday ever....resembled a prison camp or army barracks but am sure they'd be cleaner!… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/11/2010
Reading this site a week before we were due to go I decided not to show my wife the negative reviews and had my heart in my mouth as i pulled into the village. I was hoping our only holiday this year wouldn't be as bad as what I had read. My advice to people going is to ignore most of these reviews as we had an excellent time! My wife is a bit of a clean freak and the rooms were clean enough for her so I was happy. Everything under one roof, to cook full english's, chillis, currys and not to… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/10/2010
I have just come back from a 1 week holiday at St Ives Holiday Village with 2 adults and 5 children. I was in 2 minds to go after reading the reviews on the budget lodges. The accommodation was ideal for a base and the entertainment for the children was fantastic and at the end of the holiday every child received a freddy fox cuddly toy! Do not believe any of the reviews because I was really surprised, I have been to many different holiday parks and this was one of the best!!! I have already… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/10/2010
The St Ives holiday village was our given park as part of a sun holiday deal. Wasn't expecting much from a £9.50 holiday but OMG! The site is awful!! We were given the woodland wood hut but I almost felt like crying after seeing how basic, dirty and mouldy the hut was. After asking if we could move cabins we were told that the site was full. We enquirer with John Fowlers head quarters who told us there was plenty of spaces. Returning to te reception to enquire again another lady said there was… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/10/2010
Have Just got back from St Ives holiday Village i was expecting alot worse after reading the reviews. I stayed in the Trevacroft Chalet, which was well equipped, clean and tidy. I couldn't see any damp although there was a hint of a smell of damp in the lounge area although i think you can expect that as they are located in the woods. Plenty of hot water from the shower and no smell of damp on the bathroom. The surroundings are quite pleasant and the holiday park location is a good.
The shop… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/09/2010
We've stayed at St Ives Holiday Village twice so far this year (we've booked again for the October half term) and our Trevacroft accomodation was fine, clean, dry and warm.
The bathrooms were a little small but were clean and smelled fresh. The hot water did take a little while to come through but there was plenty of it.
The kitchen in the Trevacroft Chalets we stayed in was well equipped and clean, there was a lovely new flat screen DVD TV combo to watch in the living area although… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/09/2010
i thought it was amzing and i love steve and sam:)… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2010
returned last saturday from a weeks stay at j f st ives. after reading other reviews was quite worried but we decided to give it a try myself my partner and three children,while we were collecting our keys a few people were complaining but we were tired after a 300 mile drive we just wanted to unload the car and settle in we found our chalet which was cleanand cosy which was a relief,bathroom small but adequate although as the week went by we did notice the bed getting a bit musty pool was… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2010
Having read the reviews of JF St Ives I felt compelled to make a phone call prior to our arrival. I had booked a Woodland Gold Chalet for my family of 2 adults and 2 Children(16 & 10).Check in was pleasant but only to be in the midst of other people complaining!Met the cleaner (Liz) who waited until we had inspected the chalet.It was ok but we did spend an hour cleaning to our standards, smelled musty as in woods? Location too remote to walk anywhere.2 good nights entertainment out of 7.In the… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/08/2010
We have just returned home from a week at what was supposed to be at St Ives Holiday Park, but we only actually tolerated 24hrs their before we were moved to Tolroy, Hayle. We checked in on Saturday to St Ives Holiday park, into Woodland gold chalet number 191. When we opened the door to the chalet/shed the smell of damp hit us, it was awful. The chalet was very dingy and everything was damp including the beds. We left most of our clothes in the case because the smell in the (very small)… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/08/2010
Although a good base for touring Cornwall the chalet was mouldy and we left early. I could not get our clothes out of the cases because of the smell. There was only one electric heater for chalet which left everywhere stinking. Dark and dingy, couldnt wait to get away! The shower was nice, only good point. I wish I had taken cancellation as I had read the reviews and was worried, initially it didnt seem too bad but got worse as the week progressed. Wish we had been told there was no proper… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2010 by Aboutabit (1 review written)
My initial expectations were low after reading some awful reviews a few weeks before going with my partner and 4 children.(aged 8,13,14&15) We arrived at 4.30pm and had the keys to our bronze chalet straight away. On entering the chalet it appeared from the outside that some of the wooden panels were rotting away and the windows were in need of a clean. On entering there was a bit of a musty damp smell but we didn't notice it after a short while. Although throughout the week I noticed the… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2010
First of all we arrived in jf holiday park , it looked nice especially the one that were for sale excpecting the chalets to all look like that.
Then we went further into the holiday park to are silver chalet (shed 81) and are first impressions were it looked old fashioned, like a shed, small,not even double glazed, awfull , the bathroom was small and the bath was TINY!! , there was lots of spiders and you could only get 4 channels (dodgy !!).
It was no were near St ives. But we spent as much… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2010
firstly let me just say we have been john fowler newquay customers for four years. Each year we stay in perran view and never had a bad holiday. St ives this yaer i would not personally board my cats in. Silver accomodation means you get one wall of wood pannelling, gold means you get double glazing! The chalet had pieces of wood missing and was smaller than our garage. It was clean but the bath is 4ft max and most adults i know would never get in or out. Tv 2 channels had to RENT remote… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2010
My family arrived at St Ives Holiday Village, which is in fact about 3 miles outside of St Ives, after a gruelling 9 hours journey from the Midlands. On arrival we were pleased with our first impressions. The outside entrance was bright and well cared for, neat and tidy. However that was where it ended! We parked up and went to the reception where we and other families, with young children and babies, were asked to return in an hour at the booking in time of 4pm and because our accomodation was… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/08/2010
We booked a week stay at St ives, two adults and two children. The chalet we were first given was awful, musty dark damp and was no way good enough to live in. So we complained and were given another chalet,this time the smell was worse, less furniture no shower and the drawers full of mould. Next chalet was better, they changed the drawers. After two nights the smell was getting stronger in the main bedroom so we moved the bed to discover a wall full of black mould the stench was so bad! Yet… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2010
I was upset when my children went swimming in the pool the life guard was texting on a photo phone all the time and when approach he said the other life guard was looking so why on gods earth was he there!!! The accommodation was sub substantial to what we had paid and dirty linen was not removed for days well you have had my custom for 4yrs on the trot no more very sad holiday maker… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/08/2010
On arrival we were greeted by freindly staff, on entering the chalet we were greeted by an awful smell of mustiness. The bedrooms were cleary designed by some one who had an interest in prison cells and caravan interiors.
Over the years I have never being able to sit on the toilet and turn the bath taps on while at the same time clean my teeth in the basin, and still at the same time lock the toilet door, oh and close the shower curtain. You can sit and stand in the bathroom, but please do not… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/08/2010
After reading the reviews we were very worried about our holiday to St Ives John Fowlers.
We expected the worst, but it wasn't that bad.
If you are expecting the standards of a hotel then i suppose you will be disappointed. If you are comparing the stay to a campsite then you will be pleased.
The chalet was rustic and there were a few mould areas on the outside of the front door but that was it. The rooms were clean, painted and the furniture was ample.
It was very warm and musty when we… Read Full Review
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