Written on: 09/05/2013 by HANA13
JUST CAME BACK FROM WEEKEND HERE 3RD MAY 2013 THEY HAD BRILLIANT BANK HOLIDAY SPECIAL WEEKEND GALA DAY WITH FREE BBQ FACE PAINTING KIDS ACTIVITIES ALL FREE BIG BOUNCY CASTLE WAS 2 POUND BUT COULD GO ON ALL DAY WE WENT WITH PARTY RUSSEL IN RECEPTION WAS FANTASTIC CUSTOMER SERVICE.LOTS FOR KIDS MY NIECE WAS VERY WELL ENTERTAINED AND NEVER STOPPED IN CARAVAN ONCE THE ZOO IS ALSO 5 TO 10 MINS AWAY AND ALSO IS BLACKPOOL ON THE BUS WHICH STOPS RIGHT OUTSIDE CAMP AND RIGHT OUTSIDE THE ZOO. WE WILL... (read more)
Written on: 04/05/2013
is it actualy this bad here how good is the touring area and is ir clean i am expecting high expectations as it is only a fri-sun holiday it had beter be gud as my kids would be disappointed make sure you listen to this haven because if it is bad you are going to regret it i mean it (read more)
Written on: 25/08/2012
Well after arrving at Mareton Mere we had to wait til 4pm to enter the caravan. Why so late?? i appreciate they have to be claned and you would have hoped to a good standard!!! When we did eventually get our key, we had to ring reception,the bathroom flooded after switching on the tap. The caravan needed skipping, it was dreadful, fridge only had one shelf and nothing to keep the milk and bottles from falling out. The strip veneer was all loose around the windows and floors and kept coming... (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2012
I have to say, in Marton Mere's defence, it is a holiday camp. Traditionally British and the scene is set for young families. The reality is that the evening entertainment was awful.. saved on one evening my the host, can't remember his name, Liam or Lee. The amusement arcades were unbearable for the kids because of the heat. The machines were not set to pay out ever, with the same toys in the tempting grabber machines all week. Go on dad just another quid.. Positives, there are some.. the... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2012 by andrew10
my wife, mother and 2 children went into a static caravan at Martin Meres while i walked the Pennine way. Got a phone call after they arrived and told the caravan stank of smoke (my mother is an asthmatic), the front door didnt lock, they were sitting in semi darkness due to the lights not working, the television only played radio channels and the fridge shelves were missing. complained next morning due to no reception after 6pm and ended up arguing with the manageress who accused me of... (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2012 by EmmaBiggins
We have just returned from a week at Marton Mere Haven, and basically our caravan was broken into!!! We stopped right in full view of loads of other caravan and stayed in Regency, we came back from a lovely day to find someone had climbed in through my sons bedroom window and stolen our Sat nav, my sons headphones, chargers, a camera, watch, an ipod my purse and other things! We reported this to Security and they informed us that this was the first crime in over a year, we didnt feel... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2011 by Ck69 (1 review written)
Have just spent a week at Marton Mere. Check in was strange, usually they dont let you commence checking in till your allotted time(4pm) but had my keys by 3.20 at no extra cost or hassle as did most people in the long queue. Our van had been upgraded and we were in the Windsor area which was quiet. Van was carpeted throughout, microwave , toaster and very clean.Buses run every 45 minutes via the Zoo into Blackpool, a day pass for an adult on all buses and trams is only £4.Blackpool itself... (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2011
Got there late, so security man give us our welcome pack, he seemed friendly enough. We stayed in a standard 3 bedroom caravan. It was clean enough until we moved the coffee table and other personal belongings that weren't ours were under it! ( although not a big a deal really) We liked the caravan, we paid an extra 30 pound to get the beds made for our arrival and although a bit overpriced it was worth it especially as we didn't get there till nearly 10pm ( the last thing i wanted to 2 was... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2011
I have just returned from staying at Marton Mere Haven site. Visited 11th April - 15th April 2011.
After reading the reviews, I was quite nervous about visiting the site, even after going a couple of years back and it was still brilliant then!
We turned up ALL staff very polite and helpful.
Food on site is perfect.
Entertainment is really good aswell.
Caravan spotless and very nice inside and outside.
Lovely little nature reserve with a couple of bird hides and a nice little walk around... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
Marton mere August 2010 had paid to stay for 1 week abandonded the idea after 4 days the caravan was a standard 3 bedroom which was very clean and well presented with all the basics.
The main problem for us was that half the staff were very pleasent and the others were ignorant (mabey it was our accent as were from n/ireland). We tried our best to get on with other people on site but were snubbed.
As for the activities for the kids 8,6 and 4months we were told nothing about what was going on... (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2010
Well what can I say !!!Haven!!! whats going on?? Have you ever inspected these caravans??? We booked two caravans for two families, when we eventually opened the dodgy lock on the door, husband wanted to book straight into a hotel, but I said "it's only a few nights" WHAT WAS I THINKING !! Both caravans needed a good clean, luckily I had bought cleaning products with me ( packed after I'd read previous reviews the night before we got there!!) whilst cleaning the caravan the cleaner turned up... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2010
We are fairly local to Blackpool, so for me it helps that I know the area ( for instance where the local shops are and local takeaways etc)and we were not reliant on the on site facilities, which were on the whole, expensive.
We stopped in our touring caravan on one of their "premier" pitches after being told that our van (23 foot long) was too long for a standard pitch.
Our van only just fitted the "premier" pitch spot, and in my opinion compared with premium pitches at many other caravan... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2010
we went to marton mere on the 23rd of august for 4 nights we had a prestiage caravan which by no means was excellent the kitchen floor was sticky the microwave kept overheating the dvd player did not work the bedroom was very small and the linen was not that clean.the showbar was far too small for the complax you had to be in the show bar by 6pm to get a seat and there was far too many gaps between the acts that were on.the security on site was not excellent twice i got in the amusement... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2010
My neice and her family are staying for bank holiday weekend august 2010 last night her two boys bikes were stolen they were chained up that was cut off, it appears it has happened before often where is the security on this site? her 5 yearold has very bad asthma he needs his bike to get around they are worth about £370 the boys are so upset it has ruined the holiday come on Haven sort out your security on the touring site bet you dont put this on your reviews ther are two very sad boys... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2010
just returned back from martin mere site, paid £509 for a so called 'prestige' caravan and apparently we had ther new 2010 version, it was awful. the caravan had the smallest postage stamp sized tv (which was supposed to have been a flat screen widescreen tv) the fake wooden floor effect in the caravan bubbled up when the shower was on, there are no towels or toilet rolls. you can hear every conversation from the surrounding caravans and the pull out bed was not very steady.
the spar was... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2010
marton mere site is a dangerous place to be,we stayed in our own tourer.i have just got home now a day early as i was awoken by by 2 lads rummaging around my awning!they had unpegged it and got underneath.lukily i woke and they fled empty handed.if they had entered my van with my 2 little kids in it what could have happened?the security were very uninterested and while we were telling them what had happened 3 bikes were stolen!it was only after going back to them a second time that they came... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2010
GREAT HOLIDAY 2010!
We returned on Friday from a weeks stay at Marton Mere.
The Caravan was Excellent and had been well cleaned and we had nothing out of place.The only problem we had was we with the fridge and the gas on the first night and they we're good straight out to mend it within 10 minutes.
The Entainment and slot machines were good a few of the slot machines didn't work but that wasn't really a problem.The swimming pool was very basic with one slide and our local pool is bigger... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010 by Sharon1974 (1 review written)
1st holiday in 3 years, trawled through online sites for hours and thought this looked like a good choice, even though there were some bad reviews.
Check-in was very odd to begin with, once we had keys we entered what should have been a 4-6 berth SUPERIOR caravan.
As soon as I opened the door the 1st thing I noticed was how dirty the floor was and a bag with all the clean bed linen in. The caravan didn't even look like a Standard caravan that they advertise on the Haven website. The bedding... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010
booked prestige caravan for long weekend and paid extra for activity passes for water activities. Disappointed with caravan not enough bedding for 8 people and had to chase security to deliver some at 11pm even though informed office at 3.30, other things wrong like broken grill pan which they id not fix whilst we were there, gas ran out and engineer did not reset boiler so had to wait another 2 hours for hot water for shower in morning. The facilities are not big enough for the size of... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2010 by marydoll66 (1 review written)
i live just outside ayr whare the haven park is very good thought we would take kids and grandkids to blackpool was most dissapointed not much to do but play slot machines entertainment for adults very poor usually go to butlins thought we would try haven most dissapointed will not be back in martonmere and will not recomend this site to other friends not impressed with haven thankyou mrs mary mckinlay (read more)
Written on: 14/08/2010
just returned home from marton mere. hired a private static caravan which had no cooking utensils in. the toilet smelt of urine which was obviously on the carpet. marton mere was a rip off with the passes which cost me £90.00 for 2 adults and 2 children. the staff at reception were rude. we washed our clothes in the laundrette and hanged them out on the clothes rack outside the caravan, staff who lawn mower the grass actualy knocked some washing to the ground and actualy run over the washing... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2010 by karenmtaylor (1 review written)
We were allocated a very well maintained caravan, in a quiet corner of the park. Plenty of space for little ones to roam safely. A bit to far from centre for little legs as its a large park. Pool small and basic, and you have to get a band at the beginning of session to guarantee a swim time. Clean and well supervised though. Kids clubs were good. Great location to access Blackpools many attractions. Food on site wasnt great, but a 2 min drive brought us to Pizza hut McDonalds, Subway and... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2010 by wanga247 (1 review written)
ive just spent a week at marton mere and the kids enjoyed every minute of this they went turbo paddeling in the pool they loved the club r&b.... highlights were the wresteling,, panto ,, summer high 2 ,,,, school of rock ,,, bradly bears picnic ,,,,chinese circus ,,,, anabells kitchen and loads more night entertainment was good except you have to get in early or you cannot get a seat the show bar is quite small for the size of the complex but there is also a cafe bar to .... the funstars... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2010
Just back from a 1wk stay. Have to say, we booked the presitige caravan and was very happy with it. Very clean, everything i needed. But just as well as the entertaiment was awful so spent the evenings in the caravan. The entertaiment complex was very hot, dingy, and overcrowded. We went at 7pm and couldnt get a seat anywhere and there was a horrible stale smell during the day so the kids didnt go during the day.
The swimming pool was very overcrowded and very 'plain'. No whirlpools, rapids.... (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2010
i paid for Prestige range of caravan and ended up with basic ...they tried to fob me off saying it correct you could hardly swing a cat in it
playpark had halfed in size since we were there last yr and same kids played all night on swing without offering others a chance
kids entertainment was same as last yr on mon / tuesday (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2010 by maria0409 (1 review written)
My husband, 16 year old daughter, 13 year old son, 3 year old daughter, myself and my mother have just spent a week, at this park, staying in 2 ajoining "superior" caravans, which were stituated in a central location, clean and tidy, if a little bit old and worse for wear, with basic contents, but no microwave or toaster. The check in procedure was unusal compared to any other parks I have stayed in, but was quick. The "play park" was not ideal for my 3 year old, and I though there was not... (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2010
Just been away to martin mere blackpool in begin june, stayed in the touring field with our caravan(total dissapointment). The toilets are regularly smashed up especially weekends, So we were told and you constantly feel you need to look over your shoulder, will the caravan be stolen or the bikes). There are a lot of vans and hobby caravans, not usually alowed at caravan sites. The pitches are so cramped your emmediate neighbour is right on top of you, There is enough room for a caravan and... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2010
Over all...I know I did not rate it well with my stars it wasnt actually that bad. The caravan was fine and I booked a basic one. The spar shop on site was very reasonably priced. I didnt buy any of their food I just packed a few bits in my bag that I had bought because I didnt want to pay their prices, the staff were very happy helpful, the soft drinks were over priced but the ale was ok..i ended up buying bottles of coke from the shop as they were cheaper, there was alot of arcades and... (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2010
I would be very wary of the people giving this resort 5 stars - me thinks they are company employees ha ha - makes me laugh how people say that they read the terrible reviews but went anyway and are just taking the time to reassure us all that the place is fantastic - what committed customers you have - read the REAL REVIEWS - this place is a dump and is dangerous - you have been warned by a real visitor.
Update: 8th January 2011 First off I would not give this resort any stars - you must... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
Have just returned from a weekend at Marton Mere. Having now been there many times over the last 6/7 years it still amazes me that Haven cannot organise the check in process better. The staff at door were supposed to allocate a card with a number on it though were to busy chatting amongst themselves when we arrived. The positives, the Van was spotless and equipped with an excellent flat screen tv and the area we were in was very peaceful. A bus runs in to Blackpool via zoo every 30 minutes.... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2010
We have just come back fro a long weekend Sun Holiday break at Marton Mere.
The only reason im writing this is bacause of all the negative remarks on here and I wanted to put peoples minds at rest.
The park its self is well maintained and clean. The guys on the gates are all friendly and helpfull. Security do their jb and are friendly enough when you make the effort to speat to them
Bar/restaurant staff we found to be friendly and polite. Drinks and food prices are quite reasonable. Meals... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2010
Just arrived back from a four night stay at Marton Mere Holiday village (Haven). What can I say....well worth the money I paid!
I know that going round about school holiday times can be pricey (then again the entertainment put on is better)but I feel we got a bargain.
There were four adults in our party and one infant who's 3. My nephew thoroughly enjoyed himself and there was plenty to keep him entertained, we didnt do anything round the camp during the day as its so close to Blackpool ,we... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2010
I dont think that this resort is safe for children it is surrounded by a council estate and there are alot of rough teenagers coming to the resort to use the amusement arcade.
I would never go back to this resort even if they paid me we had a really bad experience.
I complained to Haven Holidays and they treated me as if I was a worthless piece of scum - not a respectable paying guest - terrible company - terrible resort. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2010
My husband and I went last September with our 2 young boys 6 and 2. We had a fantastic time. We went with the Sun holiday cost £90 wasn't expecting much but was nicely surprised, yes the caravan was basic but clean and was situated very close to the entertainment site the boys loved the shows especially the Bradley Bear show and lets face it if the kids are happy who are we to complain. The supermarket on site was well stocked and not badly priced.The only thing to put me off going again is... (read more)
Written on: 29/12/2009
Spent a weekend with my two sons 4 and 6, they had a super time, definately one of the best Havens, This place is great for families and a great base for Blackpool and the Lake District. (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2009
for some reason this site would only let me put 5 stars but is not deserving of any stars.
I Pressed the the stars by mistake, from my experience anyone giving martin mere haven holiday camo a good review must be an employee. (no stars)
The site is depressing, dirty, filthy toilets, unfriendly unmotivated staff, poor food and service and full of thugs. Security who are useless and could not give a toss who enters. we didnt feel safe -I would warn anyone to stay well away -we left a night... (read more)
Written on: 17/10/2009
went to marton mere at the end of august and really enjoyed it nothing like what some of the reviews were saying children liked everything there and as it is so close to blackpool there is always something to do or somewhere to go bus services very good and well priced and staff very helpful the weather was rayher harsh but what do u expect in the uk would recomend this park to everyone (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2009
Have just spent 2 nights at Marton Mere . Had to complain about the cleanliness of the toilets (they were filthy) . The reception staff didn't want to know and the male receptionist was particularly unhelpful.We ended up going across to a supermarket where everything was clean. We tried the Caravan Club which has good sized pitches and above all cleanliness.So I guess we all live and learn and we will never use Marton Mere again. (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2009 by mandywoowoo (1 review written)
Have just got back from a weeks stay at Marton Mere Blackpool. Firstly, the caravan was really really nice, but did book privately, this was due to other reviews stating that caravans were unclean. on the first night went for dinner in the on site restaurant, which was not good value for money, small portions were served. ie. kids meal sizes, food was not of good quality, and was expensive. there is a pub just up the road, which served lovely food, about 5 minutes from the site. the... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2009
Paid for prestige caravan, it was tiny with stains on carpet . The Marton Mere evening entertainment was so bad i think i could have a singing career and i cant even sing but it hasnt stopped Havens staff. Also at the cafe bar i was served a warm bottle of white wine not a way to serve an expensive bottle of wine. (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2009 by heatherks (1 review written)
went to marton mere mon-friday ..and only good things i can think off were caravan and nature park at bottom of park
... the entertainment ..in showbar was cancelled due to complex getting flooded with heavy rain after thunderstorm on tuesday night ...funstars didnt really have a clue about alternative arrangements ...also at this camp not very interactive with the kids ... kids playpark not very big ...and rediculous having to pay extra for bouncy castle ..etc
Written on: 29/06/2009
MAKE SURE ANY VALUABLES ARE SECURED.
went to marton mere haven and on first night my mountain bike was stolen and security on site acted like it was a regular occurance and was not that helpful, i would also not recomment the food there, i ordered slow cooked bbq ribs and they where so tough i couldnt cut nevermind eat them, probably microwaved. However, my children did enjoy the swimming, arcade and showbar. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2009 by cheshire lass
Booked a basic caravan in marton mere holiday village, so did not expect too much . The caravan was pretty grubby , the carpet stained ,food under the pull out sofa and the kitchen floor was sticky. The quilts and pillows needed throwing out and everything in the caravan was the cheapest they could get away with.
The site was quite nice with lots to do for kids but a lot of it you had to pay extra for. There is a good bus service into Blackpool where you can shop or go to the many... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2009
Just returned from a weekend at Marton Mere Holiday Village, went on a Sun Holiday. The van allocated was very clean but basic with no microwave or central heating but in an ideal location to get the bus to Blackpool which runs every 30 minutes. We all had a great time and are going again in October. Had to have a sink unblocked whilst there but it was attended to within the hour (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2009
Marton Mere is the best haven resort I have ever been to we have been twice and are going again in July. Superior Caravans are lovely and well worth the extra money. Try it you wont be disappointed. (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2009 by lilmisssugarpop
I went for my friends birthday. We got there on Friday night and then ate, after that we went to the arcade and it was ammaaazzzinn. We were in the arcade till 12 at night. Then all day saturday. The only bad thing was it was quite cold at night but we didnt care because it was sooooooooo good. It was that good that we are going back to Marton Mere Holiday village next week.
Written on: 20/02/2009 by betterthantwo (2 reviews written)
6 of us stayed in a 6 berth static caravan at this Haven 'holiday camp'. The accomodation was OK if a little tired and grubby - especially the carpet, though the beds and bedding were alright. On the morning of day 2 the ants had arrived - initially just the odd one or two but by the next day a trail of them headed to the kitchen area. We had booked for a week but left after 4 days, never to return. Some of the children's activities went down well with the 8 year old with us - especially the... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2008
Was on a Sun 9.50 holiday, did not bother upgrading for the time we actually spent in the van as we were out most of the day. Cooker, Microwave and all aplliances worked and were clean and tidy - we did wash all utensils ourselves again though. Bus was good, every 30 minutes from site into Blackpool and park was quite busy though not noisy (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2008
Had a good time in Blackpool and the Van was both clean and comfortable. No noise at night despite it being a very large site. Buses run regularly into Blackpool which also now has a much improved shopping precinct with Debenhams and H&M amongst many other shops. (read more)
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