Written on: 22/10/2010
We arrived home today after our first "SUN" voucher holiday at Blue Dolphin and i have to be honest in saying that it really was nowhere near as bad as i thought it would be after reading these reviews before we went. We had a great time and think it was great value for money doing this deal with the Sun newspaper but there is no way i would pay full brochure price. However i would agree that there is room for some improvement! The tables in the Galaxy bar are desperate for a good scrub for starters!
However in the parks defence we found the static caravan to be clean and more than adaquate and when our gas bottle ran out at 9pm a lovely guy came within half an hour to change it then also went to his own caravan and leant us his tv ariel as ours wasn't working, which didn't bother us anyway as we don't normally take a tv away with us. We did not encounter any mobs of chavs but it was a fairly quiet week in October, i wouldn't like to go in peak season!
We also have a touring caravan and i would totally agree with previous comments, Haven is NOT the place for tourers unless it's very cheap (we paid a total of £6 for 3 nights at Haven's Haggerston Castle in September and it wasn't worth that!) You should avoid the toilet blocks and use showers at the pool instead!
My parting comment has to be that i also think the general public are a force to be reckoned with including the man who "threw" his coffee across the bar carpet after "missing" the step from the bar and the lady who arrived in the bar at 10.15 with all her dirty linen in her arms(check-out is 10 o'clock) then shouted about how ridiculous it was that she had to take it to Reception! Altho this is clearly stated on the envelope your keys are in!!! I feel sorry for the staff who have to deal with these numpties and think they deserve a medal as they probably get paid peanuts!