Review for Vilanova Park, Vilanova i la Geltru

Country:                               Spain

Co-ordinates:                     N 41.13.54 E 1.41.28

Address:                             Ctra Arboç BV-2115, 2.5, 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain

Good for visiting:             Barcelona, Tarragona (see my post on Tarragona here)

Phone:                                  34 938 93 34 02

Website:                              http://www.vilanovapark.com/

Date Visited:                     23rd November 2018

Questions:-  (This review is from the point of view of motorhomers driving a Bessacarr 769 tag axle – 8.56m)

What are the pitches like?                

Good – hard standings.  Good size, although we seemed to be given the narrowest pitch!

Is there water on each pitch?            

Yes

What is the electric like?           

10A & not in a sealed unit, but it didn’t trip at all anyway.

Drainage?     

Yes – on each pitch so excellent if you have a pipe.  Also a dedicated motorhome drive over service area.

What’s the site access like?        

Excellent.  There is a bus stop immediately outside the site (almost like a small bus station)

What are the Sanitary facilities like?   

A big facilities block with ladies/gents showers at either end, then ladies/gents toilets and basins – in the middle there are the dishwashing and laundry sinks + 4 ‘ironing tables’.  Clean but with a weird smell in the toilets – not nasty, but not particularly pleasant either.

Beware the aggressive doors!  They slam behind you and when I first tried to limit the slam (like you do) it nearly took my hand off!!

Different sized cubicles with toilet paper and toilet seats.  Although there is no soap there is hand sanitizer by the doors as you enter the block.

Toilets:                              Many, many cubicles – some bigger with a basin in the cubicle.

Showers:                          Many cubicles.  Decent size & good.enough.  Although they are push button operated Calv found one that was broken so didn’t stop running until you pulled the button back out 🙂

What other facilities are there?    

Bins and CWD

Dishwashing area (and laundry sinks)

Laundry (5 Euros wash (10kg machines), 3 Euros dry for 25 minutes) (10 washing machines and 6 driers available)

Reception

2 x outdoor swimming pools, 1 with an aqua-park.

Indoor swimming pool and gym, solarium etc.  This is free Monday-Friday, but only open between 9am and 2pm.  Charge at the weekend of 5 Euros (and open until 6pm)

Supermarket, children’s play area

Restaurant

Sports courts

Mini-golf

Bike hire; car hire; electric car and bike charging point

I’m sure there was more but it’s a massive site so I didn’t get to see it all…

All open out of season 🙂

A HUGE number of bungalows, lodges and tents for hire

Is there any internet; if so how much and how good?    

Yes; charged but not sure how much.  Ours worked fine.

Professional.  A little cold to be honest.  No real information provided – felt like it was simply a transaction – the receptionist clearly couldn’t care whether we were there or not!

How much is it?     

We paid 19.00 Euro per night including electric, + 1.00 Euro per night local tax

What’s the area like?            

We weren’t particularly impressed, but we didn’t venture out in the immediate area much and the weather wasn’t very welcoming to be fair!

There is a timber factory right behind the site (right behind our pitch actually – don’t think the receptionist took to us!!)

It would appear that motorcyclists often use the main road as a race track – or it sounded like that anyway.

We drove to Tarragona which took about an hour – don’t use the C32 (unless you are happy to pay extortionate tolls), but the AP7 is fine, it’s not overly expensive at all 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More detail:

We liked:-

The site is very well maintained and cared for

Frequent patrols

The outdoor swimming pools looked lovely

The number of activities on offer

Bus stop at the entrance

We didn’t like so much:-

The receptionist welcome – eg. hearing us saying we’ll use the indoor pool later without actually telling us it was already closed for the day (it’s the little things in customer service isn’t it?)

The immediate area

The patrols idling slowly around the site at almost 11pm whilst they checked number plates

We hated:-

The sheer size of the site – there are numerous camping pitches but they probably account for only 5-10% of the whole site, the rest being lodges, statics, tents and bungalows.  I went off exploring when we arrived and eventually found the van again 45 minutes later!!

Moving On:

We headed on to Oliva, between Valencia and Alicante (Kikopark – loveley!)

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