Written on: 11/09/2010 by delsur (1 review written)
Spent a week at Sandford September 2010 and had a lovely time. From the time of arriving we felt very welcome and the only problem we had was put right immediately. My daughter and her family of 11 month old boy and a 2 1/2 year old girl and her partner also had a caravan there at the same time.
The children were very well catered for by a team of staff with activities every day. The caravan and the whole camp was very clean. The bus stop was at the gate so we did not have to use the car to... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2010
JUST RETURNED BACK FROM 10 DAYS IN TOURER AT SANDFORD AND UNFORTUNATLY ITS SAD TO SAY ITS GONE DOWN HILL.THIS OUR THIRD TIME HERE IN 2006 IT WAS FANTASTIC AND SPOTLESS,2007 JUST AS GOOD,BUT AUG 2010 DIRTY SHOWERS NOT MUCH HOT WATER GENERALY ROUGH AROUND THE EDGES, BOOKED ON THE UNDERSTANDING THAT WE COULD USE THE RIDING STABLES BUT ON ARRIVAL THEY WERE ABANDONED!!! ALSO DONT THINK YOU CAN USE THE OUTDOOR POOL COS IF ITS SLIGHTLY OVERCAST OR WINDY THEY DONT EVEN OPEN IT!!! YOU HAVE TO QUEUE... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2010
This was our first Park Dean holiday and i am very pleased to say that we would definitley book again. The staff were fantastic and the caraven was very clean and tidy. We spent most evenings in the main hall with the park troopers, we have two children one 6yrs and one 2yrs, both our children enjoyed all the games and singing. They catered very well for both of them.
I felt i wanted to write a review as prior to this trip all the reviews I had seen was giving a very negative feeling I... (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2009
Sandford Weststar Holiday Park has gone down hill this year. we have been many times but noticed a big difference in the cleaniness and overall appearance of the park.none of the staff abide by the one-way system or the 10mph speed limit.they are the worst offenders!
No security walking around park as previous years.
The only thing that hasnt changed were the fabulous troopers who work so hard and are great entertainers for all ages. well done guys.
Need to improve to get our money next year. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
We have just returned from 4 nights camping at Weststar Holiday Parks. First, the toilet facilities are shocking! Filthy is an understatement. the facilities were appauling. No hot water. Very low pressure, we all felt dirty the whole time we were there. No toilet paper!
No soap. No locks on doors! No one was checking the facilities. The childrens play area amounts to a "boat". What a waste of time. We were packed in like sardines, lots of drunk adults swearing late at night! Security was... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2009
PARKDEAN HOLIDAYS, Sandford Park, Nr Poole. We have recently returned from Sandford Park having loved going as children. The site has no rules cars drive around the site at all times of night which resulted in the car of one of our group being damage by someone returning to their pitch in the early hours of the morning. Luckily the car was parked across the tent so noone was hurt but the culprit didn't stop and the lack of CCTV prevented us finding them. We were pitched next to the... (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2009 by callum22 (2 reviews written)
Booked a Sun offer holiday at Parkdean Sandford, as we did not pay much we did not expect much. However we were pleasently surprised, Got large caravan, not the latest model but it was clean and well equipped and everything worked ok (unlike the expensive "prestige" one we booked last year from another company it was a filthy dump) we also found the site clean and tidy with lots of trees and bushes, not just rows and rows of caravans. we did not go to all the entertainment but what we saw... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2009 by emjanebaker (1 review written)
we have just come back from a 4 night break at Weststar parkdean sandford and were very impressed. we have a child of 7 and of 2 years old and there was plenty for them to do. They both went to the free kids clubs and were allowed to go to both totstars and freelanders together even though thet were different ages. Great value for money and better than some Haven parks we have been to. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008 by TheMightyRobbo (1 review written)
This was our 5th holiday with Parkdean formerly West-star, we had been to Sandford twice before, before it got modernised. Was impressed with what they had done to the site moving the outdoor pool, new restaurant etc, accomodation was a big let down, we have been to Parkdean/Weststar Mullion and their accommodation is spotless and well presented. On entering our caravan, it smelt like someone had been storing seaweed in it, it had obviously not been used for the majority of the summer and... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008 by highlander4 (1 review written)
Entertainment good. Park clean. Food Expensive for what it is. Staff are excellent. Need to get seats early for entertainment otherwise standing room only we got there about 615pm in school holidays. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by Oscar5550 (1 review written)
Sorry but really disappointed with Weststar Holiday Parks, Standford. Been to quite a few campsites but this has been the worse. Too many pitches on one site in my view. We walked round to have a game of cricket/rounders. Nowhere to play!! They seem to have used up every inch of this site, and boy do you feel it! If they update all the shower blocks and remove pitches and made space I would recommend. If you like the what I thought was tacky eve entertainment you'll enjoy, but unfortunately... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2008
The Troupers are absolutely brilliant! They work so hard and provide the best entertainment and are so friendly and helpful.
It's a great park, 10/10, and I can't wait to go back, especially for the entertainment! (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2008
Weststar Holiday Parks, Sandford was our first camping trip and it was very successful. We went with our young children and they had the best time ever and cant wait to go back next year. It was a great cheap holiday!! (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2008
Sandford Holiday Park is great we have been now 4 times. The staff are brilliant and so friendly they always make time for you and the entertainment is fantastic. My children love it and so do I, come rain or shine there is always something to do. Can not wait to get back there.
Caravans are clean and tidy when we have always been and they deliver to your door extra pillows or sheets if you need them at no extra cost which is what you want. We have just got back from there and now planning to... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2008 by Team NEm (1 review written)
Sandford is a lovely, clean park with friendly staff and in a lovely location near Poole, bournemouth and many other attractions. We loved the park so much that we even kept our caravan down there for the whole season. The kids love it and enjoy the characters - Sid and Lizzie and others. Definitley be back soon!! Thank you so much everyone. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2008
This sort of holiday appeals to a lot of people, but it wasn't for us. Not really into arcade games for my kids or bingo, not our scene. Why stay in a dirty, cold caravan when its nearly the same price to hire a cottage?? All seemed a bit tacky, can't understand why Sandford was given an award?! (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2007 by hannahjt (1 review written)
we went in the October half term week,we had been to Sandford a couple of times in the last ten years,but this was the first time going back there since they have spent all the money on it. It is a lovely campsite in an ideal setting and close to Swanage Poole Wareham etc....it was fine before but they had spent a lot of money on it and i think it is better they have very nice eating places now.staff were very good,the weststar shows were excellent.we have booked to go back in February half... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2007 by chanson (1 review written)
I do not think we will go there again, as the reception staff seemed to have minders with them, quite intimidating! Restaurant prices looked expensive, and the food looked like it was frozen and boil in the bag. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2007 by babykay1990 (1 review written)
Very nice people there, great entertainment and they also opened the club for us earlier which was great!! (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2007 by Mrs JB (1 review written)
We were expecting, because of the price and the glossy brochure, that we would be getting an up-market Haven-style holiday camp with lots of healthy, sporting activities, fields to run around and healthy food options.
Looking at the brochure now makes me laugh. If you have already booked I would recommend cancelling - for the standard you get at Westar there are far cheaper sites and for the money you're paying there are far, far better sites. Don't go if you want quality, luxury... (read more)
Written on: 06/07/2007 by cface (1 review written)
We have just returned from a holiday at Sandford after booking through a newspaper deal. I had read some of the reviews on here and was terrified at what I had let my family in for. We have never done this type of holiday before but with children we needed an easy option break. The place was lovely, I was amazed as all my fears were immediately swept away. Our caravan was 3 bedroom, clean and had more than I could have hoped for. . Both pools were excellent and the facilities on site were... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2007 by lolly123 (1 review written)
We have just got back from Sandford yesterday. I really didn't want to leave but we are going again. I think all people should go there because there is loads of things to do. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2007 by jim93 (1 review written)
Other than that we always have a brilliant time and will keep going back, don't be put off by Tracy but expect to have a very long wait on booking in day in tents and touring on Saturdays. Tracy will tell you that the computer system is down but it isn't, she does this every Saturday because she can't work the computer. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2007 by nicecouple (1 review written)
If you have rowdy teenagers to amuse or wish to spend your whole time in the club house or stuffing your face with over-priced and rather disappointing meals providing you can find somewhere to sit without having to get there extremely early, you will love this place.
If you want a decent holiday, without the need to complain about some of the tatty accomodation, not just the basic ones either. Tatty and worn out crazy golf, tatty and worn out grit sports and tennis court, tiny and crowded... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2007 by uksaint (1 review written)
Four of us in the family have just returned from Sandford, we went last year and were dubious about going back but wow, what a difference. Lots of the staff have changed but some faces are still the same. It's much cleaner than last year and the staff are much better. It looks like Weststar are spending a fortune at Sandford and I know we'll be back. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2007 by johnoneill (1 review written)
Just got back from a weekend at Sandford. The family loved it, we got a deal from one of the national papers and upgraded when we arrived. The staff were very helpful and even remembered my 3 kids names so it seemed to me that they actually cared about the kids they were entertaining, which you normally get! (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2007 by colinh (1 review written)
The Weststar Holiday Park at Sandford is a brilliant site, you won't be disappointed, we liked it so much we brought a static caravan there. (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2007 by GRoMMeT (1 review written)
As I said, this was going back at least 4, maybe 5 years now, but I would like to know if anybody has encountered a similar situation. Please let me know, as I am considering going back to Sandford Weststar Holiday Park to see whether management have acted on what my parents put forward.
Greg (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2007 by sandiej (2 reviews written)
Before we went away for our new year break to Sandford Holiday Park, I was terrified at what we were letting ourselves in for after reading the reviews on Review Centre. I am pleased to say however, that the camp excelled itself. The facilities were clean, welcoming, and large enough not to ever feel too crowded. The entertainers were first class, and wonderful with the younger children. The food was very good and reasonably priced, the bars were well manned, and even on New Years Eve the... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2006 by marwad (1 review written)
Far exceeded our expectations, made a really enjoyable Christmas break. (read more)
Written on: 28/11/2006 by garytheplumb (1 review written)
We went to the Sandford Weststar Holiday Park for the weekend, on an offer from a national newspaper. We regularly use these offers, and they are excellent value for money.
However, Sandford isn't the best caravan park we have stayed at. Our arrival went very smoothly, and we booked in with no trouble. The staff were friendly and approachable.
The caravan was a bit old and tired, but everything worked. It was also reasonably clean. However, the kitchen was slightly understocked on... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2006 by Pride06 (4 reviews written)
We purchased one of the deals offered through the newspaper, and we weren't expecting to be overwhelmed by the facilities and accommodation, but we were totally speechless when we arrived at Sandford Weststar Holiday Park. After seeing what would be our accommodation for the next three days, we left! I think we managed 30 minutes on-site and 10 of those were spent calling my pregnant sister to warn her not to join us as planned. We got back in the car and drove the 100 miles home, with the... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2006 by hannah29 (1 review written)
We went to Westatr Sandford Holiday park for a weeks holiday in our motorhome. The roads were very busy, and as we stepped out of the van we constantly had to jump back in to avoid getting run over, especially by big wagons. The toilets were in a terrible state most of the time, and the two guys I saw cleaning them only ever swept the floor. Young members of staff in the food hall were very unhelpful. The entertainment was OK, but it was run on the whole by six performers who also served... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2006 by glen rushton (1 review written)
We had to wait all day to get into the Weststar Holiday Park. We were sent to the back of the queue to start queueing again when the caravan wasn't ready, although it never would have been ready in a million years, as it was dirty and it smelled terrible. The caravan was so old, we can only assume that Fred Flintstone was the previous owner.
Staff were non-existent, and no alternative accommodation was offered. All other sites were fully booked, so we had to sleep in the car that night,... (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2006 by supernan (1 review written)
We booked to stay in a Euro tent last year. When we got to the Sandford Weststar Holiday Park after an 8 hour drive, we were told the tent wasn't ready, and we had to wait for another 2 hours. In this time we walked around the park. It was very dirty. When we eventually got our tent, I have never in all my life seen or smelled anything like it! We went to the office and asked them to put us in a decent caravan, but none were available. We refused to stay, so we drove round and found a... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2006 by pinkfaze (1 review written)
As soon as we saw the lodge we were given we were not happy at all with Weststar Sandford. While we were staying there we got many looks and people saying things like 'look at that dirty challet' it was thick of dirt and smelt really damp and two people in my family where asthmatic, all together there was 2 adults and 4 children. After just 5 minutes of being inside i was already coughing. There were loads of spiders and one was laying eggs down the side of the beds. There was a massive hole... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2006 by pgould (1 review written)
The Sandford Holiday Park is not child friendly at all, all roads and caravans, no decent play areas, bikes charging around all the time, childrens so called park area small, and filthy with beer bottles and rubbish strewn evrywhere.
Indoor pool is so tiny you would not want to bother, outdoor pools looked dirty, and no slides.
Eating areas had food all over the floors and the cutlery was filthy - when I asked for clean knives you would have thought I was an alien.
If we could have we would... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2006 by scraib (1 review written)
I don't understand some of the reviews on here - maybe I expect too much??
Within 10 minutes of arriving at Sandford Weststar Holiday Park I was on the phone to Hoseasons asking to be moved. There were 6 in our party; Myself, Hubby and 2 kids (6 and 12) and my parents. To be fair to Hoseasons, they did offer to refund us the money and let us go home, but everywhere in the area was full, and you can't disappoint the kids can you?
The restaurant was filthy and the cutlery was dirty - had... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2006 by mrslowe (2 reviews written)
We have just come back from our third holiday at Sandford Weststar Holiday park, and we have had a great time. The entertainment staff give 100%. We didn't see any rats, and the toilets and showers were clean. We will be going for a 4th visit I'm sure. Keep up the good work!
It was a bit mad when we got there, as no one seemed to know what was going on. The showers could be a bit more powerful, and the restaurant staff were a mare, but in fairness they did get better as the week went on,... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2006 by monny (1 review written)
We had a fantastic holiday at the Sandford Weststar Holiday Park. The kids were made up with the outside pool and crazy golf. To be honest, I've no idea what the other reviewers were going on about. The toilets and showers were clean. The water was always available, and the staff were willing to help at all times. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2006 by bonnyelle29 (1 review written)
I have to say that after reading the reviews on here I was rather apprehensive about going to Sandford, even though we only went for 4 days (3 days without travelling), but I was very pleasantly surprised. We stayed in an Orchid caravan, which was clean, but it could have done with various minor things repairing and updating, but it was not horrible, and as we didn't spend much time in there, it really did the job.
The main buildings are clean, well designed and very welcoming. The staff... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2006 by babychick (1 review written)
Sandford holiday park is the most enjoyable holiday camp I have ever been to. It's fun for all the family.
Everyone is helpful. The club is amazing, and it's just like home with a little laundrette.
I love the walks, and I'm so pleased dogs are allowed.
The mini golf course is so cool, and the swimming pools are perfect for everyone.
I love this camp site and I can't wait to go this year. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2006 by biggypop (1 review written)
We have just spent a weekend at the Weststar Holiday Park in Sandford, and frankly, we weren't looking forward to it having read the terrible reviews here on Review Centre.
Now that I am home I had to write, as I am afraid I don't agree at all with the reviews.
The park was very attractive, with an abundance of trees. The reception and clubhouse etc were immaculate. The staff we met were very friendly and helpful, and the entertainment surpassed any other park we have stayed at. I heard no... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2006 by WORREA (1 review written)
We have just returned from a 6 night camping holiday at Sandford Weststar Holiday park, with our friends and their 3 children, and we all had a great time. The campsite was not full, as we did not go in a half term week, like some people who have left some bad reviews! This was great, as it meant we had plenty of room and not a single problem with noise. The toilets always had toilet paper, and I saw the cleaners in there in the morning and evening, and not a single had a fag hanging from... (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2006 by kezzie (1 review written)
You get what you pay for at the Weststar Holiday Park in Sandford. It is ideal for a cheap sun holiday break, but for heavens sake, eat in your caravan. It is easier!! Oh, and watch your kids in the swimming pool. (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2006 by gwatiya (1 review written)
We go to Sandford Weststar Holiday park every year with our friends and all our children, and after our last stay I wanted to write a review, as I was so impressed with every aspect of our holiday.
We always book in advance so we can take advantage of the discounts. And we feel that we are treated as loyal customers, and we are looked after if you like.
There is a new stage and clubhouse, and it is great to watch the shows. They have obviously spent a small fortune on renovating this... (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2006 by elizabethkelly (1 review written)
Every inch on the Weststar holiday park campsite had been made into pitches with no space at all for ball games etc. The whole campsite was run down and in a poor state of repair. It was the holiday from hell. (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2006 by hubbardd (1 review written)
We have just come back from the Weststar holiday park (3.6.06). I can't believe the park was the same place that I saw in their brochure! The toilets were disgusting, unclean, cockroach invested, used condoms slung over shower heads, and never any paper in them. The bins for our rubbish were full when we arrived, and overflowing the day we left. We complained daily to the staff, while they listened promising to 'sort it out', they never did!
If you are hoping for a relaxing family break,... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2006 by tinkerbellelle (1 review written)
I would like to say that at the Sandford holiday park the money has been well spent, with the new complex including the 3 bars, restaurants and games all under one roof. Well done Weststar! (read more)
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