Written on: 25/06/2012 by nellyj (2 reviews written)
We have just returned from a lovely weekend at Bluestone. The lodge was clean, well equiped and we had a fabulous view over the lake. Once the barrier was down, we didn't see any cars on site. Initially, we were a little disappointed to find that we didn't have any details in our lodge about the opening times of the places to eat and only after we had walked down to Camp Smokey that we found out it was only open for 2 hours during our whole stay! We were able get the list of opening times... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2012
We have stayed at blue stone many many times. We have taken friends and family with us and have all enjoyed each time. The weather has been good and sometimes not so good but there is a variety of entertainment to suit all ages even if you stay in your accommodation to relax. All accommodation have a TV and Video player and WyFi connection. The rooms are very spacious and fully equipt even the kitchen. The lodges are very clean and family friendly. Some of the accommodations we have stayed... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2011 by hlatham
Lodges very big and comfortable. All have Dishwasher. Internet is available in all Lodges. Buggy is essential if you have arthritis like me but it was great for my stepson too. I cant really Fault Bluestone - well except for the food. Somebody said You better like pizzas if you are a veggie at Bluestone! Well there's some news. Now You can only get Pizzas delivered to your lodge. And one of the restaurants in the brochure has disappeared! There are two vegetarian meals. A curry and... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2011 by loujones1982
I have just come back from a weekend at Bluestone with my gran and my 3 children 8,6 and 2. We stayed in a Caldey Lodge which was very clean and had everything we needed and it was very nice inside. The beds were also very comfortable. My children absolutely loved the blue lagoon waterpark and thought that it was much better than center parcs. They also went on the 4 x 4 safari which they really enjoyed, the girl who took them was very friendly. we also had passes for the adventure centre... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2011
Being a CP regular I was a little nervous about our stay at Bluestone. However, I am delighted to say it was wonderful. The lodge was super, much better equipped that CP and lots of space. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was good and reasonably priced.
Our group included children aged between 1 and 13 yrs and the activity centre and pool provided something to keep them all amused.
There are not a lot of activities on site but with Oakwood 2 mins away and lots of... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2011 by jcevans2011 (1 review written)
I just got back from a week at Bluestone with my husband. I loved it! I was very impressed with the high quality amenities in the lodge, like the t.v., DVD player, shower, microwave, underfloor heating in the bathroom, heated towel rack. It was very clean and comfortable. There is wireless in the village and if you bring an ethernet cable you can hook up inm the lodge as well. I found the customer service everywhere on site was excellent. It was excellent value for money and we are... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2011
I think Bluestone is an amazing place to go. It will be our second time going in a week. The bar is good the food is good the shops are good !!! I personally LOVE Bluestone..... but the only two things that put me off was that the beds were a bit uncomfortable and my bike chain broke twice.... other than that i say i was sad to leave !!
Jessica (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2011
good weekend , but our boys aged 17 and 23 were disapointed that the badmington courts had been taken away. It seems to be that it is more a toddler and under 10 facility. Could do with them spending some money on extra sports facilities for the older guests rather than building an extra 80 lodges which are half way through construction at the moment. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2011 by HVVaughan (2 reviews written)
Just come back from a week at Bluestone.
This is a great alternate to Centreparcs - and cheaper!
Accommodation is first clast, customer service superb and pool facilities A1. My top tip would be to pre-book a golf buggy if cycling up hills is not your thing!
A great venue and one I am happy to recommend. (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2011
We stayed for the Easter break in 2010. The location was fabulous and we liked the fact that it was quieter than center parcs and smaller with less traffic. Plus points- stylish cabins that are modern and up to date, beautiful clean bathrooms with fresh linen and nice extras like a under floor heating and heated towel rails that were essential after a four and five year had been having fun in a wet room! The play area in the village centre was lovely and it's great that you can have a nice... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2010
We stayed for the weekend before Christmas,2009.The Ramsey lodge accomodation was clean,spacious and well appointed,with a super view of the snow capped Presilli hills.
Our son was only 2,and with a step hill from the village centre to the lodge and a distance to travel to the Blue Lagoon we got a golf buggy.Money well spent and added to the fun.
The Blue Lagoon was great,as was the village centre,which had a couple of small fair rides for Xmas.
We had 1 or 2 meals in the restaurants.Not... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2010
Had a fantastic time, lodge was clean and so was the site. Our children range from 2 to 13yr of age, the youngest had the freedom of the adventure center which was extra but well worth the money. My oldest and husband loved the steep riveen again was extra! But a wonderful experience with polite staff there to ensure their safety. The atmosphre of the whole weekend was relaxing and fun packed, apart from the Bluelagooon which was to over crowded on our second visit, but it was Sunday of... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2010
"Over priced, badly run and aspirations of being something that they're not" - I can only speak as a visitor who has been to the Blue Lagoons pool at Blue stone but I agree with this comment from a previous review. £10 per head and you don't even get to stay as long as you like as there's a time limit on your stay! You'd think we were buying tickets for a ten minute bus ride to the local prison for the service we got at the entry desk. Take extra cash, since drinks cost £1.50 from the... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2010
very poor dirty cabin , kids were made to pay more for mu gaurds on their bikes, food at the place was rubbish, dirty place (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2010
The adventure centres equivalent is available all over the UK at a much more reasonable price. Any of the worthwhile activities were additional cost from entry fee, which we found over priced anyway. why do adults have to pay an entrance fee for the pleasure of watching their child in the play area, entrance fee should be for children using activities only.
We will not be coming again and would not reccommend to any friends.
Very Disapointed Family!
Written on: 06/06/2010
If heading to Bluestone this summer,I'd like to give a few tips I picked up during a recent stay.The lodges are great and spacious enough, they do provide-towels,tea towels,shower and handwash gel, washing up liquid and dish washer tablets(2)and loo roll(1).Eating out is expensive and the menus including the specials did not change for the whole week.Smithy and Granary resturants close for the Yard BBQ.The take away menu has to be paid for by card not cash. Young teens are not really catered... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2010
Just returned from a girlie weekend and apart from a very wet "wet room" we couldn't fault the lodge - it was very clean and well equipped. The spa was excellent value and all the staff we came across were very helpful. The restaurant prices are a little steep and the food quality fell a little short of expectations but other than that we really couldn't find fault at all. We will be returning. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010 by grumpybear (18 reviews written)
Having read all the previous negative reviews I was really nervous about visiting Bluestone and had very low expectations. I have to say my concerns were totaly and completely unfounded. The negative early reviews are just not representive of my experience last week.
Firstly, lets be clear, this is not Center Parcs! We went last year to CP at Longleat and it was just awful. This is very very different. For a start,I's smaller, friendlier and personal, there are no overpriced chain... (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2010
We have just returned from a 4 day break to Bluestone. The accomodation and facilities were excellent. The Smithy restaurant make the best pizza ever but be warned they are massive. We stayed in a 1 bed cottage which was cosy and spacious. As Arnie says "I'll be back" (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2010
We stayed at Bluestone, Wales and it was absoulutely amazing! The swimming pool is spacious and fun for kids. There are Party's on the Fridays and sometimes Saturday evenings. We absoulutely LOVED the high rope and zip course which is new to the centre although i wouldn't reccomend it to those scared of heights as you are suspended from mid air- 30 ft up. The Well Spa was absoultely amazing you could choose from loads of treatments and the childrens 'spa fairies' was good because you had... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2010
I have just spent my first weekend at Bluestone with three girlfriends and I can't wait to go back! We opted for a spa weekend package (excellent value at £99) and had a fabulous time. Every single member of staff we saw went out of their way to be friendly and helpful and made us feel truly special. We didn't find a single "rule" that they were not prepared to bend to accomodate us!
The therapists, though very busy and working long days, were cheerful and friendly - and very good! Having... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2010
Just returned from my second visit to Bluestone and am heading back again in a few weeks! The first time was a week's break with two very small children, the second was an overnight stay with some girlfriends. I cannot fault the place. Staff were unbelievably nice and helpful; food was lovely and I didn't think overpriced, accomodation was very spacious and of a high standard; spa was wonderful. I'm staggered at some of the negative comments for other guests - they can't have been to the... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2010
Have just returned from a 4 day midweek break, and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay.I really cant fault the place. The accomodation was very spacious, with everything catered for.The swimming pool was amazing ( even the water turned green for St Patricks day !!).We ate at the Smithies and the tavern a few times, and first thought was a little on the expensive side, but you got what you paid for, delicious food...the welsh breakfast was amazing !..All the staff were very pleasant and... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010
we had a lovely time at Bluestone we had a three night weekend break we hired a buggy to get around
Blue Lagoon was great for the children with the wave machines also the numerous slides Friday night dj also Saturday night calypso also the activites were catered for the children a happy child a happy parent
There was activities for the adults also catered for the sports people who could watch the sport in the bar where you could eat cream teas to a meal of food children were also allowed... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2010
The lodge was good and comfortable. The wet room really could have had a bath as well. The hob was a nightmare to get to work. The layout of the site meant lots of uphill walking.Considering this I think buggy hire should have been far cheaper. Why couldn't they give you your pass for Blue Lagoon in with the pack when you arrive? The food at the pool was really unimpressive and expensive for what it was. I don't know how a place like this in Wales gets away with having no bilingual... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2010
Fairly disappointing for our mid-week break in the off-season.
Smart venue but we found the customer service to be pretty poor. Having paid over £500 for a 4 night break, we were staggered by the addition of numerous 'stealth' charges on top (e.g. £10 for a cot). Bluestone Wales seems to be positioning itself as an equivalent to Ryanair....except the original price is not cheap!
Staggeringly short-sighted & miserly. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2010
If you want to steer clear of the usual theme bars, load entertainment and bright lights then this could be for you.
Accomodation is 1st class, Blue lagoon (swimming / leisure pool) is excellent, surrounding area has breath taking scenery and the best beaches in Britain. Staff very friendly and best of all you are left to your own devices - if you want to book facilities and activities you can, if you just want some peace and quiet then thats what you get.
The only negative would be that one... (read more)
Written on: 05/02/2010
Overall an excellent get away.
Good Points - Caldey Lodge spacious with modern facilities. Ideal location for quiet relaxing break, picturesque location, lovely nature trail type walks, nice spa facilities and great pool. Staff within the village location very friendly.
Bad points - Onsite prices in shops, pubs & restaurants a little overpriced. Winter activites onsite limited with opening times of wine bar, sports hall and restaurants closing ealier than expected.
Would... (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2009 by Jans1 (1 review written)
Arrived on monday blowing a gale and pouring with rain, but what an experience,nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff from John in the training suite to the groundsworkers, Skippy the bus driver, Glen the first aider all the security staff and admin staff everyone of them pleasant caring and very helpful.Thank you for a very pleasant stay.
The cottage was warm with plenty of hot water and equipped with everything you could want, all high quality, dish washer (and the dishwashing... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2009
Just returned from a wonderful midweek break with my husband and my 3 year old son. We found the accomodation fantastic, people very friendly and superb value for money.(We booked 1 week before).
I would definately recommend Bluestones, Wales for all thoughs outdoor types, who don`t mind cycling or walking no matter what the weather. The restaurants were to a very high standard, however some were closed whilst we were there which limited our choice.
A couple of mistakes were made when... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2009
We stayed for 4 nights mid week during Bluestones Halloween week. Our accommodation was exactly as described, a spacious two bedroom cabin (Caldey) with views over woodland to the rear and across the beautiful valley to the front. The kitchen was well fitted with dishwasher and extensive utensils. They even supplied dishwasher tablets, just one of the little attentions to details we weren't expecting. One double and a good size single bedroom, all nicely fitted out. Yes, the wet room took a... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2009
Very nice accomodation but unpractical with 2 little ones. The stair gates had amind of their own. No radio, no iron / ironing board. No washing machine. No where to put prams outdoor clothes etc. Brilliant location and views. Wet room nice but not very practical. The TV kept sticking and took som working out out to how it came on. A treck up to car park. The golf range was a mat and some markers in field. Putting range was overgrown It is really only the poolyou are paying for. Restaurants... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2009
We recently stayed at Bluestone, and to be honest it was a disappointment. All you are really paying for is accommodation (which is not five star by any stretch of the imagination) and a swimming pool. Overpriced, badly run and aspirations of being something it is not. If it wasn't for hoseasons (who have never let us down) we would be asking for a full refund!! (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2009
Bluestone Park, Narbeth, Pembrokeshire.
Date of stay: Monday 31st Aug - Friday 4th Sept 2009.
(Discounted off peak price of £299 for 4 nights - midweek)
PLEASE NOTE: The water park is open to NON-residents of the park as well as residents!
Due to the above it gets very busy even during the quieter off peak times!
This was a big disappointment for us as we went there off peak specifically, hoping it would be quieter for our young daughter, but instead it was filled with teenagers and... (read more)
Written on: 27/08/2009
We've just been to Bluestone mid-August. Great place and lovely lodges but don't like the wetrooms - The whole floor is soaked and if you go back in once you're dressed you get soaking wet feet. Chipping green was non-existent and hadn't been mown for weeks/months. Get fit before you go to get up the hill to the Blue Lagoon -unless you're hiring a buggy which we couldn't afford. The minibus service isn't very frequent. (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2009 by spottythomas
Enjoyed three great days at Bluestone with my wife and three boys. One three year old and two sixteen year olds. Great food, service and facilities for the whole family in a beautiful location. Please get the grass cut on a more frequent basis and get different beds. The bed was awful you could feel evey single spring.(I weigh 14st.)
Overall a great place to stay for the whole family.
Russ Thomas (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2009
Fantastic stay. We stayed at Calday lodge by a lake. We went with some friends. The swimming pool was brill. It had three water slides, rapids and a wave machine. On Friday night you could go down on the outdoor slide on rubber rings and they had a Caribean night and a beach party. There was activities on site that were excellent. Archery we had a go at. It was a bit expensive but still had a good time. They had aser clay shooting a driving range. Theme park next door. Not that noisy and it... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2009
We went to Bluestone in June,We felt totally misled by the advertising.Although the accommodation was very nice,there were very few onsite activities for teenagers and many that were advertised were not running while we were there.We also felt the blue lagoon was abit of a disappointment as it was advertised as a water park. The site seems to be copying center parcs,but was totally the opposite. We would recommend Center Parcs as you get more for your money.
Written on: 05/08/2009
The accommodation at Bluestone is good (though not five star) but everything else was a disaster. Facilities are poor - the driving range is effectively just a field, the chipping green is not functioning, the safari jeeps didn't work properly (we got our money back on that but the hassle was ridiculous), the TV remote control didn't work, there was not enough toilet roll, there was no CD/radio, the pizzas were like bad takeaway, the grass hadn't been cut for ages, and on the final morning... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009 by beachtreker (2 reviews written)
Having stayed at other self catering accommodation Bluestone is quite unremarkable.Firstly a wet room is supplied where when you have a shower everything within the bathroom becomes wet toilet,hand basin etc a type of squegee is supplied for mopping spills but is not as effective as a mop and bucket, there should be underfloor heating within the wet room unfortunately this didn`t function.In terms of catering equipment the bare essentials are supplied and no storage capacity for food... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2009
Unfortunately our stay at Bluestone wasn't a good one. We found the Skomer lodge we stayed in was not cleaned to a good standard, the facilities for children under 4 were very limited(even the playground was off limits to our 18 month old), the very close proximity of other lodges very very intrusive and lack of care and overall customer service terrible.
One plus point was the good food and friendly staff in the on-site pub. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2009 by pinkpjb44 (1 review written)
Just returned from a mid week break in Wales, Bluestone with my husband and our 4 year old. We have been to Center Parcs several times before but love Pembrokeshire from camping holidays pre-child so thought this would be great to try and overall we had a really good holiday. (read more)
Written on: 22/05/2009 by normalgirl (1 review written)
Great Accommodation at Bluestone. Friendly Service. Lovely Area. Great if you don't mind a bit of mud when walking up to pool. The cycle track is a bit hilly for very young riders but other than that we have no complaints. Its a real 'outdoorsy' place with a lovely option of luxory with the accommodation and dining out. The Tafarn was lovely. Our children loved the pool and we ended up there twice a day before and after a visit off site. There are lots of lovely places to visit... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009 by JPLSJL (1 review written)
As early middle-aged DINKs we had always felt slightly out of place at Centre Parcs, feeling that the addition of 2.4 children to our Volvo would have made us much more of the right demographic. However after 5 consecutive visits and it ' s increasing commercialisation, not to mention the cost, Sarah and I decided on a change. So after just a three and a half hour drive from Oxfordshire, we were at Bluestone in central Pembrokeshire.
A genuinely friendly greeting from the arrivals lodge... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2009
The Bluestone accommodation is nice, but as others have said, impractical wetrooms.
As a couple with a 3 year old, we found that there wasn't enough to for him to do, (it rained) only really the swimming pool which obviously only takes up a couple of hours each day!
Good for people who want to go out and visit things but quite boring if you don't want to drive everywhere, expensive childcare ( £10 per hour) meant that we didn't go out at night and lots of things were closed early or... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009 by lmhart (1 review written)
We went to Bluestones for a week over Easter,10 of us in 2 different accomodations,age ranges from 9months to 77,this wasnt our usual type of holiday but we all loved it,Lodges amazing,staff friendly.food excellent.scenery breathtaking,
we will all go back again but need to be fitter for next visit,that hill is a killer (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2009
Bluestone had luxury accomodation that was extremely clean. Essentials were supplied, shower gels, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs etc. Golf buggies for hire it you prefer not to walk, also free buses are provided to take you to car park and pool.
Village shop and bakery prices were reasonable as were the restaurants in The Yard. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009 by hinder (2 reviews written)
BLUESTONE br/We have just returned from our 2nd break at B/Stone.Caldey lodge by the lake.
A great position , central to all the village has to offer though not for the lagoon.We have 2 children, and spent the majority of our time there.
Quite a trek up the hill, though the shuttle bus is reliable, and regular.
We had a meal in the Yard pizza was burnt underneath. Desserts lovely, recommend choc mousse, and coconut ice cream with pineapple sauce.
Party on the thursday - buffet was not value for... (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2009 by kalicon (1 review written)
We have just returned from a 4 day break at Bluestone,what can we say it was five star all the way,We booked a Caldey Premier lodge,which was situated overlooking the lake,the lodge was equipped with top of the range essentials and really clean,the shower room had underfloor heating,and the lodge was always warm, the bedrooms were immaculate like everthing else.There are no cars allowed,only to load and un load,you leave your car at the car park,although you can hire buggies if you don't... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2009 by betterthantwo (2 reviews written)
My wife and I stayed in a studio apartment at Bluestone at the start of February half term. The apartment was fabulous - goorgeous bathroom with rolltop bath and separate shower. We were above the shops and opposite the tavern but despite the fact that the site was almost full we experienced no noise. Welsh breakfast was excellent and the half breakfast was plenty for us. We only stayed two nights and without catering facilities 2 or 3 nights is all you would want to do in a studio apartment... (read more)
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