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★★★★☆

“Lovely location to relax and unwind”

Written on: 12/10/2014 by DeeReam (2 reviews written)

This was our second stay in Elveden, this time we stayed at the Lakeview Hotel. Unlike other locations, Elveden does not offer self-catering apartments, hence, if there are only two of you travelling your only option are the hotel rooms, which only have a small fridge (with ice compartment) and tea and coffee facilities. Don't be automatically put off by this, as there is ample space to store your dry goods, as well as at least an extra power point. Also Sainsburys and Lidl are less than 5… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Expensive”

Written on: 31/08/2014

Extremely expensive plus was talking to lovely lady who does horse riding for centre parcs at elveden who said she was being made redundant because centre parcs are doubling the money they are taking off them and are unwilling to negotiate. visited many times over the years went to centre parcs as a child myself but now just get the feeling that centre parcs have gotten greedy. Sad because got some lovely memories from being a child here and would have liked my children to have had holidays… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Elveden Forest experience”

Written on: 20/08/2014 by luProctor318 (1 review written)

It was a nice welcome on our arrival. Our accommodation was very clean and tidy. The cleaning staff was very friendly. We had our room serviced regularly. The restaurants were nice but could be more value for money. The cost of the some of the activities were also too much for the duration that lasted. Swimming area however was very clean, safe and life guards in every corner. Generally, excellent service, great activities something for everyone. Particularly enjoyed the lakeside. It's… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“overpriced, underinvested”

Written on: 05/08/2014 by 421Foster (1 review written)

The lodge we stayed in was suitable for Dogs, and it certainly was! The floors were filthy, there was dust on the furniture and grime on doors and frames. There were used poo bags left near the cycle rack which I had to dispose of. CP offered to send a cleaner to sort out but I had already decided to bring it up to my standards at my cost! The Villas are poorly equipped, not even a single dishwasher tablet or scrubber for washing up. The park is lovely and so is the pool. The place just feels… Read Full Review

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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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Thebrotherhoodofthebell's Response to TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell's Review

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 (307 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

Center Parcs customer

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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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