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★★★☆☆

“Good base for cycling in the woods and relaxing”

Written on: 24/05/2014 by DeeReam (1 review 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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“Uncleaned accomodation and hazardous for babies”

Written on: 28/09/2011 by jacquelin7f (1 review written)

This was our 3rd visit to Longleat and would be best described on the complaints letter we sent to Guest.Services. This was obviously all taken on-board but no direct compensation was given, an offer of £170 off another visit, after paying £600 for this extended weekend for nine family members we did not feel was right after all the planning we had made. Booking ref.no. 3774245 - Villa ''Firs 534'' 23rd Sept Dear sir/madam could you please send me a forwarding email address to your… Read Full Review

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Center-Parcs's Response to jacquelin7f's Review

Written on: 07/10/2011

Thank you for your post.

I apologise that we have clearly failed to meet with your expectations. I am of the understanding that the booker of the holiday has been contacted by telephone and all the points raised have been discussed. I am also informed that compensation in the form of a future holiday discount has been accepted.

It is never our intention to have disappointed guests and should the booker of the holiday wish to make contact we would be more than happy to discuss this matter further.

Kind regards

Clare Seddon
Guest Relations Manager at Center Parcs

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★★★★★

“Great for kids of all ages!”

Written on: 24/09/2011

For me the great attraction of Longleat Center Parc was the pool, especially the outside pool which was magical lit up at night. My two-year old grandson wanted to stay in all the time! As we only had a toddler with us we did not do many of the organised activities as there was enough fun to be had cycling and walking around the beautiful park and playing in the playgrounds and on the beach. For older children and adults there are lots of exciting activities but I am sure that it could be very… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Good family holiday, accommodation excellent with all...”

Written on: 03/09/2011

Good family holiday, accommodation excellent with all amenities on site. Very hilly so be prepared for a lot of walking, although there is a land train available. Be prepared though for it can be full at peak times… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“accommodation tired”

Written on: 30/08/2011 by Shim (1 review written)

We had a comfort villa (with dog). Considering the price paid for a long weekend stay nothing was included in the accommodation (eg no towels). Although dogs are allowed it is quite difficult as they are not allowed off lead or inside any of the facilities. We paid for a cleaning service but they wouldn't come unless you could guarantee that the dog was not in the villa (I wasn't told this until we arrived) which meant hanging around for half the day waiting for the cleaning team, or cancelling… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Center Parcs is fantastic fun for all ages with plenty...”

Written on: 18/06/2011

Center Parcs is fantastic fun for all ages with plenty to do and plenty to keep you all fit!! We LOVED the Zumba class most!!… Read Full Review

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“Will return for my birthday in November”

Written on: 17/06/2011

Really good, as so many friends have told us. The awful rain on Sunday 12th June did not interfere with our enjoyment since we spent most of the day in the pool/rapids. 19m times in total down the rapids !! Lots to do and see. Accommodation (dwelling 502 Firs) was really good and provided all we needed. Comfortable and spacious. Maybe you need to do more about signage to activities. We had some problem finding Archery and the starting point for the high jungle walk. I also mentioned above about… Read Full Review

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“THIS WAS MY FIRST VISIT TO CENTRE PARCS AND REALLY...”

Written on: 24/05/2011

THIS WAS MY FIRST VISIT TO CENTRE PARCS AND REALLY ENJOYED IT, THE ACCOMODATION [613fIR] WAS VERY GOOD AND SITUATED IN VERY ATTRACTIVE PEACEFULL SURROUNDINGS.JUST A SHORT [FREE] LANDTRAIN RIDE TO ALL PARTS OF THE COMPLEX,WHICH, ON THE WHOLE HAS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING TO OFFER TO JUST ABOUT EVERYONE.HAVE ALREADY BEEN BUSY RECOMMENDING CENTRE PARCS TO MY FRIENDS AND WILL DEFFINATELY BE COMING AGAIN AND HOPEFULLY BRINGING MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AGAIN.DOING WELL DONE CENTRE PARCS,YOU ARE… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Spent my birthday at Centre Parcs for the second time...”

Written on: 22/05/2011

Spent my birthday at Centre Parcs for the second time in 2 years. Loved it, staff went out of their way to make the day extra special! Love the setting and being able to make the holiday as relaxing or active as you like. Food is great, recommend the Italian and Spanish restaurant. This is my third visit overall and will definitely be returning… Read Full Review

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