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★★★★☆

“Would recommend ”

Written on: 19/08/2013

We like haven doniford bay the entertainment staff are fantastic with the children and make us feel welcome plenty to do around the area including things close enough using the car. The chip shop on site could do with improvement need more staff as was a slow service… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Very enjoyable break”

Written on: 09/04/2013 by Nelliesmithers (1 review written)

This weekend my husband and I, my daughter, her husband and our grandson went to Doniford bay for a long weekend booked through the Sun newspaper holidays. We were all a bit wary of what we might find as we had read previous reviews which seemed to be quite negative. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised. The site was very clean and tidy. The booking in staff very friendly and helpful. Myself and my husband had a lovely 3-bed caravan and our daughter, husband and our grandson had a… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great for young kids”

Written on: 08/09/2012 by DeanBluenose (1 review written)

I recently stayed at Doniford Bay with my wife and our 2 year old daughter. The caravan we stayed in was clean,tidy and did the job. The park itself is on the small side but we found this to be really useful as no where was really uncomfortably busy as larger parks are. It was easy to access the amenities. The pool was a little small and water slides were outside were not open (despite the glorious weather) but my 2 year old loved it. As it is a small site there are obviously less things to do… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Wont be going back to Doniford Bay”

Written on: 29/08/2012

We hired a private van that was very nice & clean. Now the bad bit... We only stayed for 4 out of the 7 nights, on reporting to reception we were made to feel a bit 2nd class as we hadnt booked direct. We paid over £65 for 'fun works' passes that were only asked for once - when we went to the old dirty swimming pool. The bar wasnt much better, tables were very sticky, possibly used the same cleaning cloth as on the toilet doors as they were sticky too. Restaurant staff were dozy, couldnt… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Haven Holiday's Doniford Bay Dustbin Park!”

Written on: 17/08/2012

Doniford Bay offers a view which can best be described as an old military camp with chalets that are more like old battered MOD accommodation - they are from the sixties, patched holes in the outside walls with dirty pink paint work (fit for demolition only) park is very tired. The dirty/smelly rock/stone area is what they consider as their beach! The manager of the park is more interested in smoking than customer service. When carrying-out paperwork - this is something which they are unable… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“staff miserable, nothing to do if raining, really...”

Written on: 22/06/2012 by jakkim69 (1 review written)

If raining then forget this camp nothing at all to do. Firstly i booked this as read was a lot bigger than the 1 in Burnham but apart from the pool nothing included in price. Even then if you want to do water activities more money and with 2 children that's £12 a shot. They have water slides but outside so weather bad not open. There's a crazy golf and yes more money but was water logged no1 was looking after it. There was a pool table (only 5 of each colour and baize ripped) a dart board but… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Holiday experience”

Written on: 08/06/2012

Just returned from a holiday at Doniford Bay and the following comments are what i personally found. The site was kept very clean Staff were all very pleasant Very quiet site and nothing much for adults. I didnt think they had very good entertainment at all and the club room was half empty every night. I found the location of the site awful a car is definately required as there is not much around at all. I personally would not go to this site again, i like a bit more activity and like easier… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Doniford Bay”

Written on: 14/11/2011 by kingstreet (5 reviews written)

Having given Haven an absolute tatering for the state of Hafn Y Mor a few years ago, I must say Doniford Bay was a pleasant surprise. Nice park, usual Haven stuff, although pool a bit on the small side. Stayed in privately owned, reasonably new caravan. Clean, tidy and good value… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Sabrina from Hampshire ”

Written on: 14/07/2011

Just got back from a 4 night stay in doniford bay. We stayed in a Standard Plus caravan for 6 people.3 adults. 1. Four year old, 1. Ten year old and my disabled deaf mother plus one assistants dog. On arrival we meet the man at the gate who let us in told us were to find reception. We got our keys and gate code went to the caravan which had been cleaned excellently. So over all very pleased with the staff and the hygiene of the park and caravan. AS for days out we walked down the road for a… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Just got back from Doniford bay, even though when I...”

Written on: 12/04/2011

Just got back from Doniford bay, even though when I phoned I was told my holiday had been cancelled? due to the fact I hadnt confirmed I wanted entertainment passes, so at that point they re-booked my holiday and charged me £10.00 extra, because the site was fully booked? got there and it was extreamly quiet and not really anyone staying at the park, my accomodation was lovely but we were lucky to have a privatly owned caravan, there wasnt much for the children to do apart from swimming and the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Read all the bad reviews after bookng this holiday,...”

Written on: 09/04/2011

Read all the bad reviews after bookng this holiday, but don't listen to any of them as it's not the case! Just returned from a 4 night break at Doniford bay, was put in a brand new caravan, looked like the park had been done up for this year. Very clean and very nice. Wished we had booked a 7 night break as was very nice break. Staff were very enrgetic and friendly, entertainment was ok, closed a little early for the adults though at around 11.30pm. The beach is full of rocks but didn't stop us… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“to everyone who has been put off by some of the...”

Written on: 04/04/2011

to everyone who has been put off by some of the reviews - dont be. we have just returned from a sun holiday at doniford bay and we had a fab time. caravan was great. gas fire in living area and heaters in both bedrooms, all of which heated up very quickly. we did need them as it was end of march and was cold on the night. loads of wardrobe space and shelves etc... very clean and tidy with every mod con needed, even a new tv with freeview. entertainment for kids at the club on site was good. all… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Just returned from Doniford Bay, the caravan was...”

Written on: 01/04/2011

Just returned from Doniford Bay, the caravan was spotless and very warm ,heating in all rooms. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, the site is very clean. We had a lovely view over the sea and the sunset was stunning, we did not go down to the eveing entertainment, so can not comment, but we all returned totally relaxed, if you are looking for just chill out time, this is the place… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Just come back from a long weekend with Sun Holidays....”

Written on: 29/03/2011 by karenwm (1 review written)

Just come back from a long weekend with Sun Holidays. The site itself was pretty good. Very good entertainment for the children but adult entertainment started a bit late at 10pm. Drinks in the club were expensive; didn't try the food as we self catered. The caravan, however, was not up to scratch, even for a 3 night stay. It was single glazed and no heating other than the gas fire in the lounge area. Consequently the bedrooms were so cold, we slept in our clothes (that was leaving the fire on… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“we went on our honeymoon to Doniford Bay Holiday Park...”

Written on: 15/01/2011

we went on our honeymoon to Doniford Bay Holiday Park summerset for a week
our hoiliday was not good from the start when we got there we could not get on the site because it was late there was no way to get through the barrier we had to wait for someone to leave to go though when I went to cheak in the sercurity could not find our accomidation key when we get to the accomidation there was no toilet roll in the loo, so i went back to check in and told sercurity we had to wait for her to bring… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I think it was a really good caravan, the bedrooms...”

Written on: 25/11/2010

I think it was a really good caravan, the bedrooms were lovely, one with double, another with 2 x single beds and another with bunks. The entertainment was a big hit everynight, especially for the kids!!! Drinks and snacks reasonably priced. Nice swimming pool with flume, and nice sports court and outdoor play area. Indoor play area & bowling was really fun too! No disadvantages whatsoever! Loved it 4 out of 5 i rate it!… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Booked for 3 nights mid October. On arrival the...”

Written on: 22/11/2010

Booked for 3 nights mid October. On arrival the bedroom in the caravan was filthy. We have paid extra to upgrade to a luxury plus, the caravan itself must have been over 20 years old and very dated. The carpet was a disgrace. We went straight to reception to complain and they sent the cleaners round. There were hardly any light bulbs working, the one outside didnt work and I nearly broke my neck on the loose paving slab when we were unpacking. Staff were rude and theres not much on site… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“ First went to Doniford bay last year, chose it...”

Written on: 01/11/2010

First went to Doniford bay last year, chose it because it was a small Haven Park, yes there are limited facilities but that is the beauty of Doniford bay. The park is small and friendly, great views accross the bay and even when the park was full during peak season, it never felt overcrowded. Kids loved the entertainment, free activities during the day and the stage shows at night.
Only ate in the restaraunt once during the week but it was good value for money. Entertainment staff were… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Myself and my boyfriend got back from Doniford Bay on...”

Written on: 22/09/2010

Myself and my boyfriend got back from Doniford Bay on monday. We arrived on friday and were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings, the park itself is set in a gorgeous location and it was very clean. We stayed in a caravan and it was very clean and had everything we needed and we were close to the sea which was nice. The entertainment is good if you have kids. You have to travel out a bit for local attractions but we didn't mind that. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our short… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Very poor service and information. DO NOT USE! ”

Written on: 11/09/2010

Very poor service and information. DO NOT USE!
We are from a care home and booked a 4 bedroom villa. At the time of booking I was told told there was 1 double and 3 twin bedrooms. It turned out that there was 1 double, 2 twins and 1 bunk bed room. Totally unsuitable for adults with special needs. Both the holday park and head office were unhelpful and said there was nothing they could do and nothing they could offer to help with this… Read Full Review

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Chattergran's Comment

Written on: 21/10/2010

I have been to this park and do not agree with this review! I appreciate that you do have special needs for the adults you take away on holiday, but this is a family park and they cannot cater for a large group of adults. Unfortunatly if parks were to have accomodation for large groups of adults it would then encourage groups that are unsuitable for the family market! I.E.(Hen and Stag parties etc.)
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<br/>I found all the staff to be as helpful as they could be, all helful kind and friendly. I think this review gives a wrong view of the park which is set in beautiful surroundings. I have stayed at a lot of Haven Parks and always return to Doniford Bay, whish in my opinion is the BEST!!!!

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