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Glengarriff near Bantry 7 years 3 months ago #506

Nice scenic quiet site. Showers included in price. Sounds good but they were certainly not the cleanest. This wouldn't stop me using it again. I would just shower in our unit. Pub on site. Doesn't do good. Bit of a hike into town with no pavements or street lights.
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Glengarriff near Bantry 3 years 3 months ago #655

**Glengarriff camping and caravan park review.**

Home and settled in after our camping trip. First things first, this isn't a negative review as I enjoyed the park immensely, just a review that others with kids might learn from.

The site itself is listed as being a 1km walk from glengarriff village, it isn't. It's over 2kms on a dodgy road. Not really a walk to be doing with kids and a buggy. Taxis are non existent so if you plan on going for dinner and a few drinks one of you will need to drive. The site itself is well equipped facility wise, wash room, toilets, showers etc.
The playground towards the front isn't really a playground, its swings and a see saw. The playground at the back is a huge climbing frame. It's quite challenging for the smaller kids so its definitely over 5 year olds.

The site has a bar/restaurant onsite which is a nice bonus. The food is reasonable enough too, kiddies meals 7 quid, adults 14/15.

On pitches. When you enter the site on your immediate left is a big camping spot. This seems to be where the families set up. This also seems to be the quietest section if you have smallies. We were right under the bar/restaurant. Advantages are just that, nice and close, but this is also the disadvantage. This is also right next to the road that other campers use to get down to the back of the site so again not ideal for kiddies. The first night there was just a trad session with no pa sound equipment. It also finished at 12 ish. To be fair we were in the bar that night so I dont know how noisy it would have sounded from our tent. The next night the music and singing went on until about 3am. My kids are deep sleepers so it didnt bother them but I could see it being an issue for others.

One other sidenote. There is a stream that runs alongside the site. We had heavy rain during our stay and this stream turned into a full flowing river that would definitely be dangerous.

Price for a Eurohike 6 man tent plus power 40 Per night.
Showers are free.
You buy tokens for the dryers but I didn't get the prices.
Kitchen has a toaster and a microwave.

Would I stay there again? 100%

from Roger Kennedy off FB
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Glengarriff near Bantry 4 months 1 day ago #1476

I got this email on August 1st 2022Hi AaronMy husband and I have just returned from a six night stay in the above and it was nothing like what you depicted in your video. 

First of all we had to pay €240 in advance by email, so if we did not like it,we could not leave. We stayed in a fold out camper van and there was a further charge for an awning of €5 per night. 

Now, campsites in Europe are cheaper. There was a paper towel system in the ladies toilet which got jammed now and again.  There was a bin provided which was only emptied every few days. I had to ask for hot water to be provided for washing up dishes. The three main showers had no bench to place your clothes on. There were two hooks on the back of the door, one of which was broken in each shower.  I received a scratch from nails which were protruding through the wooden door of one of the showers.

When we arrived on Sunday evening all the rubbish green bins were full to capacity and remained like that for a few days. So people were forced to place their rubbish around the bins.  It states there is food served here, but that is only from Thurs to Sunday. Frankly the site looks a mess in that there is no order about the position of camper vans/tents. In other words they were all over the place and on top of each other. 

The guy who runs this place should take a look at the campsite in Ballinacourty House in the Glen of Aherlow. One could eat their dinner from the floor in the toilets. They are constantly cleaning and the guy who runs it there, will ask you if you are happy there. at a cost of €28 per night.I would not even rate Glengariff at all and would never return to it.  Furthermore others were of the same opinion.  We have been camping for over twenty years both in Ireland and all over Europe and even though Irish Ferries is expensive, I now know why we spend our main holidays in France and elsewhere in Europe. What must our European holidays make of some of our campsites I wonder!RegardsAnne
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