- The location of the parc was great, the children and adults enjoyed the fabulous pools and there are lots of other play areas on site too. The weather was wonderful the first week. Second week we had rain and cool conditions and then we found out if you don't have a car there is really nothing to do when it rains in September in Argeles Sur Mer. The accomodation was clean and outside space was great we appreciated the deck and we backed on to a vineyard and had a lovely view of the mountains. However, we were a bit disappointed with the space inside the Avant, the master bedroom was tiny and we could not walk around the bed easily, but had to do a sideways shuffle to get in and out ( we are just normal average size people) and as I sat on the bed to get in it almost collapsed, it turned out there were broken slats from the last occupants that needed replacing, so called the staff and they came and replaced them within an hour.
The staff were young and energetic and helpful and they needed to be because we had more problems the second day with a blocked kitchen sink, that caused a minor flood that came up under the floor, they came very quickly and did what they could, unfortunately it all got worse and their attempts to remove the blockage caused even more water to flood right into our bedroom, so they brought some towels for the floor and called the plumber and although we had to wait until the next day he did come and it was all fixed. Then the same day, in the middle of cooking a chicken our gas ran out and so they came again within an hour and brought a new gas bottles but unfortunately he could not get it going and finally after two attempts and two changes of bottles it was fixed, however, by this time four hours had elapsed and so we had to abandon our partially cooked chicken dinner and just ate salad, no offer to compensate was made so we let it go, we were in holiday mode so didn't want to stress or fuss about anything. However, we could not use the kitchen sink, dishwasher or the cooker until the next day so a bit inconvenient to say the least.
I would recommend the campsite but you might want to hire a car for convenience. Local supermarkets in town were good, Lidil was cheaper but located over a mile away so not so useful for us. There is a bakery and snack shack on site which was great, the on site bar was very convenient and had activities every night and was a social gathering place where you could take the kids and the prices of drinks were very reasonable. all the staff were pleasant, friendly and welcoming. We only went to the actual beach once, it's not sandy but rather like kitty litter so no sand castles for our toddlers and as the sea was very rough for several days it wasn't suitable for our family but was great for sunbathing and older children. The promenade is lovely and you can walk, run or bike to the port and take in the spectacular mountain scenery and there are lots of nice restaurants, cafes and ice cream shops all the way so we really enjoyed stopping off for lunch or dinner it's bustling at nighttime and has a great vibe.
Published on: 23 September 2016