Guincho

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Very bad value for money, poor management, dilapidated facilities, very poor hygiene and very slow response to problems

Initially given pitch that was too small, then moved to only other available, opposite maintenance yard entrance with noisy doors. Drains either side of van blocked, overflowing and smelling, took 3 days to get problem sorted. Chemical emptying point for caravans/tents broken had to use motor home empty point. On site washing/shower/laundry etc vet old and broken. Most expensive site out of our 22 site trip by a long way. Area beautiful, but this site is not worthy of the Caravan Club name!

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Potentially Could be a Good Site

Based on its size, location and facilities buildings this could be an excellent site. However it is run by Orbitur and falls short. There are two rows of pitches reserved for customers who have booked (e.g. through the Club). The remaining pitches distributed around the forest vary dramatically in terms of level, proximity to electricity, ease of access and distance from sanitary blocks. The restaurant is 'OK' limited snack bar type menu. There is quite a well stocked shop. Sanitation blocks are 'OK' but a bit 'tired'. Staff are very friendly and helpful and multilingual. Big plus point is the proximity of the dune walks and the super little cafe in the dunes (with custard tarts of course). Regular bus service from the site to Cascais and a regular train service to Lisbon. Excellent location for exploring the west coast.
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Could do better

A couple of negatives to get out of the way although there are plenty of positives. The toilet and shower block is badly needing some TLC. In the gents anyway five out of the eight strip lights didn’t work and one of the panels of Glass had a large hole in it. The shower went from hot to cold and back again all by itself as well as turning itself off every 15 seconds. The other block may have been better but I didn’t find out as either all the bulbs were blown or the automatic sensors were caput. The other issue is the 6 amp electric. Our fault for not checking and we blew it immediately. Despite switching everything onto gas we still managed to blow it with alarming regularity. Each post has four sockets and between us and the two German Motorhomes parked behind us we managed to blow up all 12 by the time the reception opened most Mornings. They came to reset and everything repeated itself. It’s a real shame they won’t invest in their facilities because the location is great and is only a short taxi ride into Cascais where you can get the train into Lisbon. The receptionists are friendly and all speak good English. The pitch although modest in size is absolutely fine and we were made aware of the sizes when booking so no issues with that. We would book again which is always the acid test but as said a general upgrade is well overdue.
Motorhomer from Highlands

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Good for a visit to Lisbon

Reception was easy and the lady spoke good English. Reserved pitch was a nice touch from the site. Good enough bar but the restaurant food was not great and we would recommend going somewhere else. Toilets were clean and the showers were fine. There is a good bus service to Cascais then a train onwards to Lisbon which we would highly recommend visiting. There is also a good looking cycleway just outside the site entrance which if you turn left as you exit will take you along the coast road although I did not have the time on this occasion to use.
Caravanner from Fife

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Excellent Touring Base

We stayed here for 4 nights in mid March and found it to be a very pleasant, clean site with good facilities. Very conveniently located for Lisbon and even more so for Sintra. We teamed-up with another couple to share a taxi to Sintra, which worked-out cheaper than taking buses. Sintra is definitely worth a visit. This was arranged through reception, who were extremely helpful. Yes, some of the pitches are a bit small, but out of season there is plenty of space. The toilet block was always clean, with a good supply of hot water. There was free wifi in the bar/restaurant, where coffee and beer were cheap. The nearby dunes - a nature reserve- can be easily reached on foot and Cascais is an easy cycle ride away. Overall a very good site, which we can recommend (certainly out of season).

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Quiet site near dune nature walk

The small pine trees give the site character but can make it difficult to site a caravan - I'm glad ours is only small! Very helpful staff. Sanitary facilities basic but clean (no loo rolls!) Short walk to dunes and a good board walk through them. Good site as a base to visit Lisbon.

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Quality of site

We stayed on site first week of September, we found the site to be understaffed. Pitches were poor very tight for the smallest of setups. No toilet roll provided never new until you got in there. Hard luck if you were busting.

Response from the Caravan Club:

 Thank you for sharing your experience at Obitur Guincho on our website.  We are sorry that you encountered some negative issues with the site.  The size of our overseas pitches do vary from site to site, some can seem rather petite after what you might be used to in the UK, however we do publish the approximate size of the pitch in our Venture Abroad brochure and on our website.  If you do require a more generous pitch please contact us and we will be happy to advise.  It is also a fact that not all of the overseas campsites that we work with will provide toilet paper.

Response from Obitur Guincho:

We thank you for your communication and, first of all, we sincerely regret any inconvenience felt.

Regarding to the size of the pitch, we would like to inform you that all pitches that are available in the campsite are the required size for regular sized caravans or motorhomes.

 We also would like to clarify that toilet paper is not provided at the sanitary blocks of Guincho Orbitur campsite, but customers can buy it at the supermarket.

We hope that our reply is sufficient to clarify what happened.

We thank you once again and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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4 vnights on tour offseason

A nice site, clean and tidy. Many pitches are a bit tight as they are amongst and under pine trees, so watch out when getting in and out. Café/restaurant/bar/shop was good even though the building was functional. Lovely, but not short walk to the coast and beach across a nature reserve. I would return.

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Friendly site

We stayed for 7 nights in March 2015. The site is well maintained with sandy pitches under deformed pine trees which give shade but can restrict access to certain pitches.  The shower blocks are clean with loads of hot water.  The hook up points are quite spread out which means long trailing leads are required. Small restaurant, bar and shop on site.  It is about 2km to the beach, not a walk to take with small children. Another couple had their car drivers window broken and handbag taken whilst parked at the beach for about 5 minutes. Cascais is a great place to take the train into Lisbon 4.80e return, station car park 4e all day. 
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