La Bella Vista

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Loved it!

Not sure if the previous people went to the same site! We went here after our first site Valdequeros and we’re impressed by how tidy and well maintained the pitches were. Lovely palm trees and hedges all clipped. Showers very modern and clean. On every Spanish campsite there is a slight drain smell in the showers! The beach is on the door step. Lovely walks along a path that goes both ways out of the campsite gate. We had a walk to the port. Supermarket (Eroski) just a short walk away. Beach is not as nice as further down south. Black gravel/sand. Staff on site very helpful and friendly. Very good stocked up shop on site, had Lurpak butter, our favourite : ) .In the winter seemed to be mainly British customers. There was some weekend entertainment. Otherwise we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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Disappointed

Very disappointed with this site. Not only did we get charged the premium price by caravan club, when the site itself had reduced their prices. found this site to be poorly maintained. The plots had not been tidied for many months. The showers and toilet area although are cleaned are not maintained and the drains smell badly. Dog excrement was left on the path next to reception and not cleaned away over a few days. Only good thing going for this site is its location. The entertainment is okay, quiz good. Would we return. I certainly don't think so. The chemical toilet facility has certainly not been cleaned and maintenance was poor. No wonder there was a fly infestation....

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The Management team have been notified of your review and they are currently investigating the issues raised. They have advised: “We endeavour to provide a high level of customer service and satisfaction and sincerely apologise that recently we may have fallen short of these expectations and our usual high levels of service. Immediate action will be taken to ensure that the maintenance of pitches is investigated and improved alongside implementing the installation of dog waste bins and bags. We value customer feedback and will use this to make improvements. Thank you and we do hope you will return to enjoy another holiday in the sun with us soon." Louise Morgan - Director

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So much potential - don’t book based on the Photos

First thing - those photos must be from 2011/12 when the camp was first built, all the vegetation is much more grown around the pitches and trees provide the shade, also a lot of long term stayers with full pitch awnings. We are touring so not booking in advance, at reception with two dogs we were advised the price was €37 a night! However it had so many good reviews we wanted to give it a go but I was a bit taken aback so checked online and they had an offer for €18.60 a night. So I stood in the reception and booked two nights on my phone for €36 plus €12 for the dogs (a charge I don’t fully understand as there are absolutely no facilities for dogs, not even complimentary poo bags). So that wasn’t a good first impression as we felt they had tried to rip us off on the price. However, the site has a lovely pool area, direct access to the beach, laundry at a reasonable price and lovely toilets and showers, that with a bit of maintenance would be perfect (shower head need replacing and fixtures are starting to rust). The restaurant is the nicest we have seen on a campsite however the food was possibly the worst we have had since we left the U.K., my lamb skewer was tough and so salty it was inedible - I took it back to the Moho, washed it off and gave it to the dogs and my DH Hd the four cheese tagliatelle But it was totally overwhelmed by the blue cheese that he didn’t finish it. If you do stay take a short walk along the beach to the left - there are a number of excellent restaurants to choose from. On that note, don’t expect golden sands, the beach is more like grey gravel. The pitches are fine and separated by hedging and tree but ours didn’t get a speck of sun, all the plants and trees are much more fully grown than the pictures. There are a lot of long term stayers but they are very friendly but out All in all I’m a bit torn, it had all the ingredients to be a fantastic stay but someHow it just wasn’t.

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Thank you for your review. The Management team have taken note of your comments and they said: “We endeavour to provide a high level of customer service and satisfaction and sincerely apologise that recently we may have fallen short of these expectations and our usual high levels of service. Immediate action will be taken to ensure that the maintenance of pitches is investigated and improved alongside implementing the installation of dog waste bins and bags. We value customer feedback and will use this to make improvements. Thank you and we do hope you will return to enjoy another holiday in the sun with us soon." Louise Morgan - Director

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Summer 2019

This site was recommended to us and we booked a special large pitch. The site is accessible from the main road and the approach creates a good impression, However, the road and pitches are quite tight compared to other Spanish sites. We have a 7.5 metre outfit and found it difficult to access out pitch. The site is a great location directly on the beach, which many bars and restaurants within a short walking distance, Please note that the site is located on the beach. The sea shelves away very quickly and is deep, which makes it unsuitable for families. This site suggests English standards, yet people are allowed to book pitches and park cars on the road, which makes it difficult to access pitches. My recommendations are as follows. 1 The site needs a traffic management plan, which must be enforced. 2 The check in process must be the slowest in the business 3 I would like to see proactive security patrols like some of the other Spanish sites 4 We had visitors for a BBQ and they were charged 5 Euro per person including children for a stay over 1 hour. This is ridiculous as they didn’t use any site facilities. The toilet block is amazing. .
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Dec 2018 first time and never again

we were booked in for 5 nights in dec when we arrived we were given our pitch and when we got to it , it was in a corner and in total shade with no chance of getting any sun at all it was,overgrown covered in leaves just a mess. when we looked around all we could see was cloths on lines from what seemed to be permanent caravans . i went to the office and told them we had decided not to stay . we lost our deposit of 50 euros . we booked this site after viewing the photos that the caravan club has put on , these do not reflect this site now and need to be updated

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August 2018

We stayed for two weeks August 2018 with our 8m caravan. The site is easily accessible off the national road and site access is generally good, though a little tight for large outfits when manoeuvring in and out the pitches. The 150 individual pitches are all fully serviced, a good size, separated by low hedges and shaded in the main by trees. There is one main building; the toilets, showers and the like are situated in the lower ground; whilst the reception, small shop, bar and restaurant are on the upper floor. The facilities were very good, clean, modern and well maintained. The restaurant served good reasonably priced food. Entertainment was provided Friday and Saturday night in the outside bar area. There was no children's entertainment.

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Second time and just as good

The title says it all - we first stayed in 2016 and returned for a month in 2018 (March and April). The site was a little scruffy around the edges but I think this was due to the very we and windy weather they had had in February and early March - with we were told rain for 20 days. The site has matured since our last visit but still offers an excellent product. The beach is at the bottom of the site, and the bar and restaurant is far better this year than 2 years ago - a new Chef if seems. This site still would be in our top 5 of all Europe and we have visited many.

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Terrific Site in Great Location

We tried to book for three nights from the 30th December but only two were available even booking months ahead but having visited we can see why. It has a fabulous beach front location and is only a few miles from Gibraltar that we wanted to visit. Some of the pitches are tight to manoeuvre into and modest in size but once parked up the space is adequate. We note previous comments questioning some of the cleanliness but our experience was good. There are grown up showers where the water doesn’t turn off every 15 seconds which are also really spacious. The on site restaurant is ok but there is much better if you take the twenty minute walk into the harbour at Manilva. We are definitely planning to book for a slightly longer stay next winter.
Motorhomer from Highlands

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Good for a week

We have stayed here twice now, once 30 days in the winter but more recently 18 days. The reception is more than adequate with nice friendly staff to greet you. The site is clean and tidy with a lady continually cleaning the toilet and shower areas which were in first class repair. Found no problem with the chemical waste disposal which have been altered for the better since our last visit. The bar and restaurant are both above average for a campsite and there was a quiz night on Mondays which was quite competitive but not really well supported by the campers, more by outsiders. The pitches are quite large for Spain but watching some of the motor home drivers trying to manoeuvre is a bit of a pantomime. We would definitely recommend this site and would happily come again if we were ever in the area.
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A bit of a mix

I suspect this is a bit of a marmite site! In a smallish motorhome we found the pitch size and access more than adequate but I suspect inconsiderate parking by some long stay residents may have affected some. There is plenty of flat walking in both directions from the site and the port is picturesque. However although we expect to see the Brits in Spain at this time of year we felt this area was swamped with menus in English and sports bars all over - not Spain at all. Bar staff were great but sometimes asked to do too much! My main problem is with the cleanliness of the site and I am surprised no one else has expressed concerns. The facilities are superficially amazing but not everything works properly, some drain covers were missing or left lying about, showers flooded rather than drained and the same clumps of hair were there for longer than one day. The ramp down to the showers was never swept and rubbish sat there. However my most serious concern is the appalling design of the chemical toilet. I was only brave enough to use it twice but on both occasions the long trough had human faeces sitting in it, open to the elements, because it doesn't drain. A really serious health hazard. We won't be using this expensive site again
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