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“Longleat Center Parcs Pinewoods Apartments disgrace”

Written on: 24/08/2016 by ysBlackburn335 (1 review written)

For 2016, the Pinewoods Apartment Longleat Center Parcs is within 20 feet of a huge building / construction site. Constanct noise, banging, sawing, work lorries from 9am to 5pm. Lots now on google and twitter. There is a compensation website that has been set up. Absolute disgrace as guests were not informed prior to booking or arrival and offered £100 vouchers as compensation !!… Read Full Review

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“Not for us”

Written on: 12/12/2015 by Chez29 (1 review written)

We booked the executive lodge in longleat but it looked more like a chalet with wood stuck to the front. The interior looked good when we got inside on a dark evening on closer inspection in the day the rug was stained, the furniture shabby, the bathroom floors were grubby with black stains on the floor and cobwebs even the little bin at the side of the toilet was grubby. Some dishes in the kitchen were dirty, it did have a dish washer so we put them in there to wash before using. The… Read Full Review

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“Fun for All!”

Written on: 15/10/2014 by coClay5 (1 review written)

A great place to relax and have fun. Cycle paths, pool, food, and games for all the family. We like to go with friends to make it more fun for us and the kids. The accommodation is clean, in good repair and simple. Great for a short break with enough equipment to make a meal if that is what you want… Read Full Review

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“Very expensive and had a dirty villa”

Written on: 08/09/2014 by GRACIEF (4 reviews written)

We had a new style Executive villa in Pine which cost approx £1800 for the week. The villa was OK and comfortable but did not justify the price. It was quite dirty and looked very shabby from the outside. You could not see out from one of the patio doors as the seal had gone on the double glazing. The restaurants are basic pub chain types with very inflated prices. The forest however is nice but very hilly in places. Do not use the Parc Market if you can avoid it as it is very expensive… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great fun all the way. ”

Written on: 02/09/2014 by BransonMcLean1962 (1 review written)

Longleat was great. Had villa 632 good location if you fancy having a walk to the jardin de sports, Village or Plaza, instead of the train. Kept us fit!! Its a lovely walk down the hillside, hard walking back though ;) Stayed in a woodland lodge which was clean and spacious. My husband and son did the target archery which they really enjoyed the instructor was great. My 9 year old daughter did the aqua jetting in the big pool at night, when the pool is closed, which she loved, a lot better… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant place for the family”

Written on: 30/08/2014 by 297Pratt (1 review written)

After reading a few reviews on Longleat, I was worried because people commented on the hilly terrain. We decided to go anyway and it was superb. Staying in Pine meant that we had access to so many of the exciting activities and it was not too hilly at all. We hired bikes but walking was just as nice. We did take the landtrain round the village and yes, the outer lodges, although lovely were definitely on hilly terrain. Our lodge in Pine was amazing. Everything all seemed brand new. Even the… Read Full Review

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“Watch out ”

Written on: 27/08/2014 by Toddea347 (1 review written)

The blinds in our accommodation kept falling down as they were only stuck to the ceiling with duct tape. this was dangerous as we had small children. the dishwasher is very complicated to use and doesn't come with instructions. we booked a 45 mins fencing lesson for my son which only lasted 25 mins. what a rip off. the swimming pool is freezing. the staff were rude and informed me I wasn't teaching my son how to cycle properly, and questioned my parenting skills. I brought this to the attention… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“fantastic familly holiday”

Written on: 26/07/2014

Always have a fab time, loads for the kids to do and feels safe enough to let them go off on their own, huge choice of places to eat. Always feel tranquil and relaxing, would recommend to anyone. Little quiet in the evenings so not the place for people who like night life but we make our own entertainment… Read Full Review

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“Good base for cycling in the woods and relaxing”

Written on: 24/05/2014 by DeeReam (2 reviews written)

We have just spent one week in Longleat in the Pinewood Executive apartments, which are perfectly located within the resort, both for the Plaza (the back entrance for it is just opposite) and for cycling into the woods, as they are very close to the car park and entrance. On the downside, if you are a light sleeper, chances are you will be awoken early in the morning by the machinery which is used for forest maintenance - the sound is very faint and won't be an issue for anyone… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic place to take a break”

Written on: 12/05/2014 by Longleat (1 review written)

Great park all the facilities are in easy reach by cycling, walking or by land train.We chose are great spot this time plenty of wildlife came to visit rabbits,birds and ducks just outside on our patio so quiet and peaceful and we where just off the main road past the Plaza you would of thought we where right across the park but that's what's so good about the forest it seems to absorb the noise .The only thing that was negative this year was the amount of dogs we noticed in the park and while… Read Full Review

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“A birthday to remember!”

Written on: 07/05/2014 by PeterG699 (1 review written)

I decided to take my immediate family to Centre Parcs to celebrate my 70th birthday. I have two daughters who have four children of 7 and younger between them, while my partner also has two children who have three children of 6 and less. Although our children all know each other from their childhood, the two groups of grandchildren have never met. It was wonderful to see them all enjoying themselves so much at Longleat and getting to know each other. It was the best birthday ever!… Read Full Review

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“First timer ”

Written on: 08/11/2013

We took our grandson who is 3, it was our first time, can't fault the facilities all geared up for family's . The accommodation was clean and comfy. The staff friendly and helpful. The only down side I thought the activities were a little too expensive as we're eating out. On the whole I would recommend this holiday but take plenty of money. … Read Full Review

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“Fantastic Family Time”

Written on: 15/10/2013

This was my first visit to Center Parcs with my three year old son. The rest of my family have been several times but I had thought it rather expensive. However, having now sampled the delights of the holiday village, I would not hesitate to visit in the future. In fact my family were discussing our return before we had left the complex. My family did have to complain about some noise one night caused by the builders working on the Plaza roof but this was dealt with entirely to our… Read Full Review

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“Great Location - Just Needs a Refresh”

Written on: 04/09/2013

Had a great holiday, only spoilt by several experiences of bad customer service and a couple of very dodgy meals.... Some parts are being developed but they have forgotten to look after the original parts of the site.... We'll be back when you've had time for a refresh… Read Full Review

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“secure, relaxing family break”

Written on: 06/07/2013 by confusedme (1 review written)

As a frequent visitor to other center parcs, I thought I'd try Longleat for the first time in some 15+ years. My daughter and son's families had a great time, with the on-site Spanish and Indian restaurants receiving full marks from them. My eldest grandchild at 6 was somewhat in between age for the provided park/ play facilities (great for older and younger (my other two being 2 and 3)). Sports facilities were good (squash, badminton and snooker used), if comparable in price to outside… Read Full Review

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“Great - but their tennis courts are rubbish”

Written on: 25/06/2013

Second visit with 2 small kids (6 & 3) and other families, we all had a fab time again. Friendly helpful staff and heaps to do. The kids love it, especially the tropical swimming paradise which is excellent. My only beef is the tennis courts are seriously tired and to be frank awful. It's like playing on rundown old school courts (netball markings and all), they are in serious need of resurfacing. You'd get a more consistent bounce playing in a car park. Don't bother playing on them if… Read Full Review

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“Impressed”

Written on: 24/05/2013

We have just arrived home from a week in longleat centre Parcs. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there especially our 3. Year old son who loved going in the pool nearly every day, the water temp was warm enough for my 8month old baby too who also enjoyed her time. I booked the teddy bear picnic for my son, however I was disappointed that the leader only held a teddy bear in her arms rather than having a full size teddy bear leading the walk in the park. Thoroughly enjoyed everything else… Read Full Review

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“Nothing New!”

Written on: 02/11/2012

First trip back to Center Parcs after a three year break. Nothing new, just the same old stuff. Full of middle class families all looking pretty miserable! Over priced shops with only expensive brands that are well out of reach for the majority of families. Accomodation needs updating and cleaning properly. As for the subtropical swimming paradise, well there is nothing wonderful about the lack of changing rooms and the much cooler pool temperature than it used to be. To sum my feelings… Read Full Review

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Brakenoodle's Comment

Written on: 23/09/2013

I have visited here for years and noticed that the pool temperature was down on previous years, and the under floor heating in the changing rooms was switched off. Center Parcs dismissed my comments telling me that nothing had changed - really??

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“ooops ....Bit shoddy for a £92m a year turnover site ! ”

Written on: 16/10/2012 by grumpybear (18 reviews written)

Time to call the Emporers new clothes !!! I know there are some people who just love the place and it's mecca for "busy middle class families" etc. However...the place just has to get better and deliver for 2012.Its bad and feels very tired, expensive and a slow heavy complacent money making machine. We went back to again to center parcs longleat after three 3 year gap between visits, hoping for a better experience. This time in a executive 4 bed lodge in the Maples. £980 for 3 nights (no… Read Full Review

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Brakenoodle's Response to grumpybear's Review

Written on: 15/11/2012

I totally agree with this review - spot on - and exactly my experience of Center Parcs

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Allanhc's reply to Brakenoodle's Comment

Written on: 26/04/2013

I totaly agree as well. Also part of the original charm was seclusion amonst a thick vibrant forest, sadly due to tree disease half of the trees have been removed and the seclusion gone.

Definately needs updating and deep cleaning, patios are slimy green, and parking is treachorous. Bumper got stuck on tree trunk last time and ripped it almost off when I reversed out.

Excellent in its hayday, now just a sad old ripoff.

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“Center Parc Longleat, Take your wallet!”

Written on: 03/10/2011 by smudgesmum (1 review written)

The location was stunning and the accommodation good value for money, but if you want to do any of the activities make sure you have lots of money in your pocket! The prices were high enough for our party to choose not to bother with many of them. The swimming pool is free and we had a good time there splashing around. There are even spin dryers for your cossies and soap/shampoo provided by the showers, so its easy to get clean and dry after your swim. Booking activities is a little… Read Full Review

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