Solothurn

Rated 4 of 5

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Rated 4 of 5

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Very Disappointed

We booked this for a 2 night break whilst travelling through to Germany & boy were we disappointed & definitely not worth the £86 + tourist taxes that we paid. The photo on the site makes this site look peaceful & idilic being next to the river. What it doesn't show are the tower blocks, industrial units and the noisy main road opposite and you can't see the river from the site as there is a high hedge in between, obviously to try & block out some of the road noise. The WC block by reception is clean & of a good standard but the main block in the centre of the site is very tired & run down. There are also a lot of seasonal caravans here that look a bit worse for ware & the phrase 'chanty town' sprang to mind. Found the pitch allocated to us too small for our 79-4 too & we had to ask for a different pitch. Luckily there was some at the end that were vacant, don't know what we would have done if they hadn't. Driving in was not very well signposted either. The lady in reception & the lady working in the shop area were very helpful & plesant, however when we returned the next morning the guy that had also been on reception when we arrived was extremely rude when we tried to pay for our baguette with euros, though this was not a problem for the ladies the previous day. We have always tried to use Caravan & Motorhome Club sites in U.K. as we've always found them to be extremely well kept with exception standards. So on our 1st tour abroad we thought it best to stick with them, but big thumbs down on this one & now worrying about our other bookings that we've made through the Caravan & Motorhome club & what to expect.

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Don't do it!

We are now in Italy and used Solothurn as a one night stop over for trip out to our destination and it was our intention to spend one night for our return journey. Arrived at site at about 5pm and the site was heaving. Checked in and paid the extra for tourist tax and dog and given pitch number. Had to drive through the hoards only to find someone had pitched a tent on our pitch. Went back to reception, no apology and allocated another site. When we finally found it (the pitch numbers were either damaged or missing) we found we needed an EHU cable approx 80 metres long. Vans, motor homes and tents packed in like sardines, you could touch the caravans at the back and the side through our window. Staff were unhelpful at best, rude, truculent and completely disorganised. Site noisy all night long. As said before, situated by the river, but on what can only be described as an industrial estate. So disappointed that we will forfeit our money (£34 per night + tax) for the return trip home next week and stay somewhere else. Job number one on our return: letter of complaint to CC. After current events, if there was a fire on the site, we would have had no chance.
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Good for families

Don't do it!

We are now in Italy and used Solothurn as a one night stop over for trip out to our destination and it was our intention to spend one night for our return journey. Arrived at site at about 5pm and the site was heaving. Checked in and paid the extra for tourist tax and dog and given pitch number. Had to drive through the hoards only to find someone had pitched a tent on our pitch. Went back to reception, no apology and allocated another site. When we finally found it (the pitch numbers were either damaged or missing) we found we needed an EHU cable approx 80 metres long. Vans, motor homes and tents packed in like sardines, you could touch the caravans at the back and the side through our window. Staff were unhelpful at best, rude, truculent and completely disorganised. Site noisy all night long. As said before, situated by the river, but on what can only be described as an industrial estate. So disappointed that we will forfeit our money (£34 per night + tax) for the return trip home next week and stay somewhere else. Job number one on our return: letter of complaint to CC. After current events, if there was a fire on the site, we would have had no chance.
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2 nights stay

2 nights stay before going into Italy.  Notices were in Swiss only so had cold shower first morning as shower block next to us had no hot water.  It's quite nice because of the marina but in the middle of an Industrial Estate.
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Nice 3 night stay by the river.

Though no pool, the river was great to paddle and swim in when we braved the cold water! Pitches were a nice size and facilities good too. Took the bus into Solothurn and enjoyed walking around the town and along the river.
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Lively in a good way!

Efficient and friendly staff.  Place is kept spotless, even saw staff sweeping the road.  We were given a brilliant free 1 hour boat ride along the river (limited places, so it might be that we were there at the right time).  River is fun to swim in and to watch people using the flow to float downriver (don't know how they got back!). Solothurn is pretty, good to mooch around and enjoy ice cream.  Easy cycling and we cycled to station for a day in Bern.  Definitely recommend this site.  Lovely views around.  It's a bustling, lively site but in a good way - the restaurant next to the river is lit up in the evening and adds to the atmosphere. Stayed 3 nights and would definitely go again.

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Nice location

Nice place by a fast flowing river, with a lot of activity. Only a short walk to Solothurn were there is a lot to see. Highly recommend. Be warned those seeking perfection. It is a busy site with those annoy little things called children (didn't both us it was nice to see them out in the fresh air) So maybe not the quietest of places, but still worth stopping at. 
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Lovely Site on the River

Stayed here 2 nights on our way to Lake Garda. Close to the town walking distance lovely cobbled streets well worth a visit. Nice restaurant on site on the river bank. Facilities were first class, would definitely recommend this site.

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