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At first glance the houses and park looks great but once we arrived first thing we noticed in the poor state of maintenance. Houses and furniture are worn down and most of the facilities were closed during our stay. Park felt deserted as did the villages near to the park. Considering the price you would expect a better maintained park. Will not visit again
The accommodation was expensive, so expected a excellent quality and service, poor service and accommodation , not clean and looks run down, due a upgrade. not enough food outlets, and resort closes down at 7pm , most of the staff seem to disappear, not enough for the kids to do on the evening, and staff need to speak English as a basic.
We spent a week here and had a good time. The house we had was ok it could do with maintenance to the outside and if you look closely at all tge the houses the front doors need to be painted and the cob webs need to be dusted of the doors. The home was clean but small details was the radiator was next to the toilet and was full of dried urine we had to clean it shame they did not. The sofa bed was comfortable but they should clean the dust of from the side of the bed and clean the dust from the nodules where the bed folds it was disgusting. The restaurant on site is ok but the staff are very rude and unhelpful. My sister had a gluten intolerance and they refused to serve her even though they claim food is freshly prepared on site so she went hungry all night. They could of made her a green salad with goat cheese and tomatoes etc which would if been a small effort but they refused as they wanted to clear up quickly. The pool was also closed for two days no explanation given why many people were annoyed and the police was called on one occasion. In sight of the above the village is lovely and views of the lakes are beautiful. If anyone decides to go id recommend going premier. I will definitely go back Premier as the kids loved it.
We stayed in their Superior 2 bed house. toilet and sink, smelly and dirty Shower not suitable for anyone over 5 ft!! Due to sloping roof ahead! Kitchen area tiny . Outdoor area very tired. No drinks allowed by pool and also you cannot even wear a cover up dress or tshirt while sitting at pool area!! There are no barbecues allowed and the restaurant is poor with very high prices.
This is not a place that we will visit again. Despite a great view from the accomodation and good loaction, there were not enough seats for 5 of us, very creaky beds and if you like to clean on arrival and make your own beds and then strip them whilst on holiday then this is the ideal place for you. You have to clean your own kitchen and it assumes the previous people did for you! YUCK! The swimming pool was very busy and dangerous when the wave machine starts. Pay the extra and have a nice place (not that it was that cheap!)
Buildings now very tired and desperately need renovation. Top money for rotting woodwork and flaking paint. Clean today super location welcoming staff.. but stupid lycra swimming trunks only rules in the pool.. come on get in 2019 not 1950
This is our second year at Belle Dune. We liked the setting, the proximity of the aqua park for the children, and the fact that we could bring our dog to stay this year. Having been in 2018 for the first time, we looked at villas in the region but found that very few had pools. With it being Northern France where the weather can be changeable we felt that we could not hope for beach days everyday. French beaches also don't allow dogs even on leads so we opted to return to Belle Dune where everyone's outdoor activities could be catered for in lovely natural surroundings. I also find little in the area which I find unattractive. The roads are clean as are the beaches, there are miles of cycle paths and things to do (seal watching at Berck Sur Mer) visits to St Valerie. We actually made totally different day trips out this time compared to previous visit. Things to note. Majority of residences only have one toilet (always seemingly awkwardly placed in the entrance area) and the kitchens are one person at a time without an oven. Washing facilities are also quite costly, requiring 6 euros per wash load on this visit. I also felt like after a week the residence could do with a clean not knowing how long before our arrival it had been done. Im not a clean freak but it needed a deep clean especially floors and skirting board areas in the loo. Some of the residences also look a little worse for wear and really need a handyperson to go around and look what needs fixing or replacing. Having said all this, we knew this from the previous year and on the strength of taking our dog and the children being kept occupied on the site we returned.
As a frequent visitor to Center Parcs (Woburn UK), I would say that Belle Dune comes out top on swimming facilities and restaurant. The pool was fab: heated outdoor pool, great wave machine, jacuzzi pools, slides etc. We had half-board in the restaurant and the food was good quality and the kids loved the buffet - an extra shout-out to the staff for their good-humoured attitude to 2 adults trying to manage 4 kids, all under the age of 5! Now for the parts CP UK does better... The accommodation was pretty on the outside but inside was cramped and tired. We had hired the baby pack and when we arrived someone had put up the buggy in the tiny hallway so we struggled to get through the door with 4 kids and all the luggage. It was a superior 6-person chalet but the small size of the downstairs living space made it difficult to use the sofabeds. Also, the stairs were unexpectedly steep and very creaky (nightmare for bedtime) with no upstairs loo, which wasn't ideal for the kids. The hired travel cot was fine but the buggy was very basic and hard to steer and lacking an under-basket (take your own). As for the grounds, the larger play park was well-maintained but the smaller one was overgrown and for for firewood. Toddler soft play area was good but could have done with an area for the over-3s. The prevalence of open water was stressful. Obviously we booked it knowing there were lakes but the walk to and from the center was bordered with open water features and streams, requiring constant vigilance. The surrounding area is beautiful: fabulous beaches and towns to explore. We did the Baie de Somme steam train trip (excellent) and the kids also loved taking the little tourist train into Quend, where there were little fairground rides. We also lucked out with a circus in town. All in all, it was a great holiday but the site could do with a refresh and would recommend booking accommodation size bigger than you think you need.
Everything new and clean, but not an eco village. Poor recycling facilities, no compost. Sheets and towels came in plastic wrap (non recyclable) in multiple individual bundles. Bike hire and mini farm were very good, also archery was great - need to book early.
House of 8 People is very small. Too small for 4 adults and 2 little children. No place to put your luggage. Just 1 old and bad smelling sofa for 2 so in the evening you can't sit together comfortable. When you sit at the table, it is not possible for someone to pass. (Ps. Only 6 chairs, house for 8 !?) The beds are very hard and small. The swimming pool only opens at 11am. Too late for the children, because it is almost lunchtime for them. It is not possible tot do all the activities you want to do because they are quickly full. And you have tot pay extra for everything. Renting bicycles is expensive! The petting zoo is very small. We saw just a couple of goats. And it closes early (5 pm). So we were very disappointed off this park. Luckaly the surrounding area was beautiful! Good good. Watched the seals...!
Village Pierre & Vacances - Belle Dune places you next to Belle Dune Golf Club and within a mile (2 km) of Fort Mahon Beach. This 388-room, 4-star residence has a golf course, a free water park, and a restaurant.
This residence is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM.
Guests can enjoy a TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a kitchen, a furnished balcony or patio, and a refrigerator. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Guests of Village Pierre & Vacances - Belle Dune have access to a golf course, a free water park, and an indoor pool. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this golf residence include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a sauna.