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★☆☆☆☆

“a lot of work to be done against the price paid for.”

Written on: 22/07/2014 by TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell (1 review written)

Well I have been going too since 1992. I do not have much choice as the family out vote me on the subject. When it was run by the Dutch company founders, it had a very good ethos. The large cross in the centre of the PARC and the church, with the small religious statues implanted in the trees, gave everyone a moment to think about life. New companies have taken it over and the religious apparel has been removed. I have been to this Parc around 28 times, and it has NOT gone without its… Read Full Review

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Written on: 22/07/2014

PS The vote above for the Staff should have read 2 (Two) Stars. That was a computer system glitch.
Sorry.

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★★★★★

“Great way to spend 4 days with our Family.”

Written on: 10/06/2014

My wife & I had a great time,we took our 2 sons,daughter in laws along with our 5 Grandchildren & their 2 dogs,we stayed in 2 villas. There was so much to do,great walks plenty of great places to eat & drink,the grounds were safe as there are no cars etc. Check in was easy,the sports was great & the water sports were fantastic for all ages. We all liked the facilities & the easy way to book everything,with all costs very clearly shown. The gift shop was very expensive… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Not the food poisoning we where looking for”

Written on: 14/04/2014 by burf2000 (1 review written)

First of this, this is our 4th visit to this place and before now its been fantastic. A great friendly place until things goes wrong. There where 5 of us in our party (1 baby, 1 young child, 1 OAP, 2 healthy Adults). One night we decided to have use the take out service for Pizza (Dining out). Only the 2 Adults. 5-6 hours later, we are burping egg, stomach cramps, my wife was vomiting and we both have explosive runs. This was the only meal that we had that the others had not. In the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic family holiday”

Written on: 13/03/2014 by Wayne1956 (1 review written)

Fantastic family weekend away. Good value for money very helpful staff engineer in cycle hire taught my children to finally ride their bikes without stabilisers (something I thought I would never see) staff at center parcs elvedon go above and beyond it was my youngest daughters birthday was on the day we arrived when we checked into our villa housekeeping had left a welcome and happy birthday message on the chalk board. It's little things like this are the reason we came back Monday night and… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“super !!!!!”

Written on: 18/02/2014

First time visit , 13 of us . Lodges were second to none . Games room , sauna . Swimming was brilliant . Kids enjoyed slides . All very family friendly . Will visit again asap… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Definitely worth a visit with one's family”

Written on: 02/01/2014 by edhailey (3 reviews written)

This is one typical British park that everyone's heard of. We've been there in December 2013 and although it was cold, we really enjoyed it. It's an amazing piece of real life nature and you simply have to visit it. It's definitely worth a trip over with your family, you won't regret it… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“long weekend break”

Written on: 13/12/2013

arrived Friday 8 adults 3children.accommodation excellent,during the 3 days all had a go at various activity's,swimming,laser clay shooting,laser combat,all great,spa was excellent for all ages 1 off 60+ 1 off 40ish and 1 off 25 all had a great time.i myself and my son in law played on the golf simulator this was absolute rubbish, about as far from real golf as cricket is from football.the lighting around the park was a disaster lights not working everywhere for instance on 1 bridge there… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Visit”

Written on: 29/11/2013

Some things getting tired after several years but overall very good long weekend… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Very impressed overall”

Written on: 29/08/2013 by glenc (304 reviews written)

We've considered going to Center Parcs for a long time but never made the plunge - mainly because I can't stand really busy, noisy places where you have to queue for everything - not something I wanted for a holiday. I was very pleasantly surprised. They've clearly thought things through very well. The villas, although they are in a 'terrace' feel really private because when you look out the back patio doors all you can see are trees and wildlife and there's enough space at the front of the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Brilliant and fun”

Written on: 26/08/2013 by Mummyemma26 (1 review written)

Me n my family had an amazing time there was plenty to do for children and adults. I would defiantly recommend the teddy bears picnic for little ones. The bike hire is really good too. We will defiantly be booking up again. My little girl loved waking up to deer, squirrels, and du is right outside the door overall was an excellent holiday. The staff were brilliant and very friendly everywhere we went. The swimming pool was great fun… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Relaxing break”

Written on: 22/07/2013

We go to center parcs twice a year and we always enjoy it , we enjoy the swimming , and the restaurants ,in summer we enjoy bike riding and walking ,we've just been and already booked for new year love it Watever the weather… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Nice Holiday Break Spoilt By Foibles and Lazyness”

Written on: 20/07/2013

I have been before: The stay was fabulous and the parc is a great place unfortunately this stay was marred by a filthy villa and two rude members of staff in tow different eateries on the site. The villa had missing itinerary, broken and frayed blinds. The outside of the patio area was riddled in cigarette ends over 30 I had to clean up (I have photos) The chairs were filthy under the seat cushions and had not been hoovered, under the beds had not seen a hoover for some time, there was dirt… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fab At Center Parcs”

Written on: 30/05/2013

Always enjoyed our stay at center parcs and probably always will. Been going from the late eighties and hopefully for a good few years yet. Enjoy every moment of center parcs… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Amazing, best holiday of my life”

Written on: 04/05/2013

Stunning, full of activities, accomadation fantastic, loved the stay. I would definately recommend it to other families, especially those with children. We were there a week and didn't get bored once. I loved the children's options there. As adults we could book our children into the football or the Snorkelling for 2 hours or so and go off and do what ever we wanted. Amazing service,there are a HUGE range of eating options from American to Italian to Asain and we loved our Culinary adventure. A… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“The sub tropical pool ... More artic than tropical !!! ”

Written on: 13/02/2013

The main disappointment that spoilt our visit to Elveden was how cold the sub tropical area was. The pool was not too cold but the air temperature was freezing. We had to leave the pool with the children as they were shivering and being under 2 we felt it was too cold for them to stay. We have been a year before and it was lovely and warm. We raised this but were told it as -5 c outside and this maybe the reason but have seen a number of reviews and it seems there is a problem at elveden with a… Read Full Review

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Written on: 12/06/2013

-5 is an extremely cold temperature and will obviously result in a colder air temperature.


I can't see how you can give center parcs a poor review and criticise them for the air temperature. It's absurd.

If you wanted a warm to hot air temperature, I recommend going in the summer months as opposed to February or travel to the Mediterranean

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★★☆☆☆

“eleveden forest”

Written on: 29/12/2012 by deblit50 (2 reviews written)

woefully lacking. standards apalling.general lack of cleanliness and maintenance all round.restaurants over priced and poor value.sub tropical swimming dome under heated definitely not sub tropical… Read Full Review

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Charleyp's Response to deblit50's Review

Written on: 13/02/2013

Agree wished we seen your review before we booked we visited in January and the pool area was not at an acceptable temperature... We had to take our son out as he was shivering. Disappointing

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★★★★★

“Wonderful Company Lovely Staff Atmosphere Great Value For ”

Written on: 07/12/2012 by ImpossibleMission (2 reviews written)

I've been going for 20 years now I have stayed there about 24 times fabulous place wonderful staff customer services at Head Office really lovely people. I have spent loads there and had some of the most fabulous times in our lives. Twice I went in the first week in July it was so hot it was like St Tropez. You cannot fault this place in any one iota. The facilities, the staff, the villas, the food, the ambiance, is second to none for a UK break. This is quality and comfort at a decent price. I… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Fantastic, relaxing and fun at center parcs”

Written on: 21/10/2012

We arrived and were met by a friendly face, we were in our car and she got our keys and ave us directions to our apartment. We pulled up outside and went in to look, we had a great 3 bed en-suites apartment, sauna in the garden which was a bonus! The place had everything u would need to cater for your family, well equipped kitchen, clean bathrooms, gorgeous views! We didn't eat in any of the restaurants as we ate in apartment but we enjoyed a drink in the bar and bowling etc. the pool was… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Very good!”

Written on: 24/07/2012 by chriswilliams400 (8 reviews written)

The only gripe I have with Centre Parcs in the price. It is pricey to go there, but when you're there you can fortunately forget that! Elvedon in Suffolk is not the closest park to us, but we were recommended it because my mother struggles with her bike at Whinfell (because of the hills) and on that basis Elvedon is great. The park is very flat and set around a lovely lake with an island in the middle (sporting a mini golf course). We hired a deluxe villa (with hot tub) and were not… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“great fun”

Written on: 25/11/2011 by KTPT (1 review written)

loved every minute. took my litle girl there and all had a great time. … Read Full Review

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