"Good family complex with plenty of activities."
Stayed in a townhouse with 2.5 bedrooms in the Bocage part of the development for a week in Aug 2013. Townhouse was a good size for a family of 4-6, with a decent kitchen, recently decorated and very clean. Plenty of facilities on site for families, and also lots of activities if you want organised things to do. A little like Centerparcs, but more relaxed. […] Nice area for sporting activities, with plenty of cycle paths and nice beaches. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Centre Parcs in the sun"
Resort is located in a beautiful area of France. We went by car so had the freedom to get about the area. There were various types of accommodation on site but we had booked two 4/5 person apartments. On arrival it appeared that they only had one apartment for us but this was sorted and we got keys for two apartments. Unfortunately we had requested […] at least on ground floor apartment but we didn't get this. On hindsight I should have contacted the hotel before we arrived to check on my special request. Our apartment was very clean when we arrived with bed linen waiting for us to make up beds. Bath and hand towels needed to be rented from reception upon arrival. There was only 2 adults and one child in our apartment and it was very adequate. Each apartment was kitted out for 5 people but it would have been very overcrowded if it contained 5 adults. There was a number of restaurants on site but with just a short walk to the port a number of other restaurants can be found. The main pool area is very clean and patrolled by a number of pool guards. Guests are issued with a wrist band on arrival by reception and when we were there these were only checked on busy days. It's worth noting that the colour of band changes weekly. If like us you are staying for longer than a week you need to go back to reception on a Saturday to get a new band for the next day. We were not told this and it caused a bit of an issue on our second Sunday morning when trying to get into the pool area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"village fleuri entre port et golf"
J'ai passé un excellent séjour dans ce village club très dépaysant . Rien que se promener dans les rues est un enchantement de formes et de couleurs dans des univers variés. La vue de mon appartement donnait sur le golf qui est à lui seul un motif de séjour. Petits lacs, port miniature , ferme, piscines , square pour enfants , tout est parfaitement […] agencé et le centre ne manque pas de commodités. Les activités proposées sont intéressantes pour tous les goûts. Mon appartement était correct , un peu petit pour la chambre aux lits superposés, mais j'ai pu cuisiner facilement pour ma famille et profiter de la terrasse. Je suggère d'ajouter une salle de jeux pour le bridge ( les golfeurs sont souvent bridgeurs aussi) pour les soirées. J'ai beaucoup apprécié le spectacle de l'école de cirque le dernier soir. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Photos of the room was from a room much bigger - thats cheatingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"mauvais impression globale"
Arrivé chambre sale, salle de bain sale , tasses de cafés non lavées, réseau internet inexistant , bref très mécontent devant rester deux nuits suis partis le lendemain , ah : le dimanche la réception est fermée ??? à 8h00, maintenant je ris quand on me demande la taxe de séjour d'1,50 , quand je pers une nuitée ???Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Service flexible. Studio propre.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"studio agréable en face du port"
Agréable court séjour dans un cadre bucolique et tranquille proche du port et de la plage.Genuine Expedia guest review
"village vacances de qualité médiocre"
Nous avons fait un séjour de 4 jours dans un studio 4/5 pers. (2 adultes et 3 enfants) le studio est minuscule et mal agencé. La propreté laiise franchement à désirer. Toutes les activités sont payantes et le tarif est élevé.Genuine Expedia guest review
"appart hotel convenable"
Appart hôtel convenable ayant besoin d'un petit rafraichissement, proche des sables d'Olonne et de toute commodité avec le calme en plus. Préféré un "immeuble" proche du port où la vue est des plus agréable. Propreté à revoirGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"séjour repossant au calme"
piscine, plage, activités,spectacles il y a toujours quelque chose à faire si on le veutGenuine Expedia guest review
avant tout nous tenons a remercier une personne de pierre et vacances une hotesse d'accueil "Ninon", elle a su gérer le problème de réservation le jour de notre arrivée. Le site est superbe, de bonnes animations,feu d'artifice par pierre et vacances, la piscine, la mise a disposition de la navette pour la plage, tout est a proximité... Nous gardons […] un très bon souvenir de ces 15 jours. Nous retournerons dans ce village pierre et vacances avec beaucoup de joie. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
6 nuits studio 4|5 confort fin septembre repos calme un décor apaisant loin du stress de paris . des promenades cadre idéal pour que deux personnes se retrouve .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place "
09/23/14 Farside72 Dublin, Ireland
We have been here on many occasions. We have stayed in all the different types of accommodation. The place is spotlessly clean and the staff are very friendly and helpful. There are many different bars and restaurants. The surrounding area is lovely and a trip to the port is a must. The only downside is the cost of playing golf on site. Great for families. Lots of activities for everyone.
09/13/14 nickwalters62 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Sleeping accommodation optimistic - less room than you expect. Don't expect to be able to accommodate 5 in accommodation designed for 5. Expensive - nearly all activities incur extra charges. Little alternatives off site close by.
"Great if you speak fluent French!"
09/12/14 SF-UK2014 Weybridge, United Kingdom
No attempt to integrate children of different nationality into the activities that are offered on the FAMILY camp! Staff even condescending when you are attemting to speak French (ok I know its poor but at least I'm trying!)
09/12/14 carlandvictoria Exeter, United Kingdom
After 6 years visiting this was the worst experience. Up to this visit we were very happy with this site although we noticed things started to look tired. This year The villa (Bocage 19) was dirty, smelly, had broken lights and showers and very unreliable WiFi, which was an added paid for extra. The patio area outside was swampy and so the children could not play there and to round it off we had a bike stolen from outside our villa. When reported we were told by staff we had to find a gendarme to report it .
"Nice pleasant vacation"
08/15/14 DonCork Cork
We stayed for 4 days in August. The house that we has was comfortable and clean. It could have benefited from an oven as we were tired of eating out having spent 10 days elsewhere. There is a pool beside the houses so that is convenient. There is mini train service to the centre and the beach which is used by many. There us a reasonable selection of restaurants nearby. We took a trip into sable d'ollone via the main road. It was a traffic nightmare and took hours. Best avoided as it is nothing spectacular anyway.
"Overall a Disappointment"
08/07/14 Jamirogr Dublin, Ireland
This is our fourth visit to this holiday village after a period of five years and having holidayed in other holiday villages in other countries, it badly needs to be updated in all areas. The check in is badly disorganised and could be simply rectified. The accommodation is tired and needs to be refreshed, not having a grill oven or BBQ is simply not acceptable anymore. The bed in our accommodation was so hard it was almost comical. There is not enough storage in the houses while I appreciate more storage means more cleaning for the cleaning crew. The lack of storage especially in the kitchen area is really poor. The most disappointing area for us was the main pool area. This is nothing short of dangerous and I would be amazed if they have never received complaints about this before now. The concrete tiles are broken and uneven and those that are fixed are badly done and breaking off. The entrance into the pool area is dirty and not at all hygienic, although there is an area for shoes there is no one policing people carrying their shoes/flip flops into the area and continuing to walk around the pool area. The levels are uneven and there is no colour differentiation of tiles or railings to alert you to this. The filtering around the edges of the pool are green and mouldy and the debris from the trees is not swept up thus encouraging flies etc. The beds are old and there are not enough umbrellas. The pool attendendants/life guards have to be the most unhappy crew I have met in a long time, so smiling faces here and they seem to close up the slides when it suits them with no explanation. The evening entertainment is dead loss unless you speak French (which we do!). There is no effort to welcome other nationalities, again this is no longer acceptable in 2014. The launderette is expensive and for the entire stay one of the machines was broken in the Moulin area. The green fees are pricy too and while I know this isn’t governed by the resort, the resort is surrounded by the golf course so a “substantial discount” should be provided. We didn’t avail of any of the kids clubs mostly because everyone spoke French and while our command of the French language is good, our children’s isn’t and again it’s expensive. We were really looking forward to returning to Port Bourgenay but having holidayed in other resorts it's just not up to par for the price anymore and we were disappointed overall in what could have been a great holiday. The feeling we got was that no money was being invested in the resort. There are lots of areas in need of refurbishing and upgrades. All that said, it is in a good location with a fantastic beach close by and some pretty towns worth exploring in the area. There is a Super U supermarket in Talmot St. Hilaire (closest town to Port Bourgenay) and a Lidl to stock up on groceries.
"Sun, sea and sand"
08/06/14 Roger C Brussels, Belgium
Had a great two week holiday in Port-Bourgenay this month. Staff were friendly and professional, accomodation was clean and comfortable (we had a house in the Bocage section) and there were lots of activities for the children. Good beach a couple of km away, with a little train to take you there. Large supermarket in Talmont-St-Hislaire is only 5min away by car. One negative - the wifi network is hopeless and expensive. Don't bother! Frequent disconnections, difficulties with the authentication server and very slow.
"DO not stay here!!!"
08/03/14 976Grant San Francisco, California
This looked like a promising holiday, it was far from that. First off, if you are sensitive to the heat and enjoy A/C to cool off, these houses do not have A/C. The place also smells very musty and the photos do not accurately depict how small the accommodations actually are. We were booked for one week and we could only bear two nights. They would not refund our $, but the accommodations were so inadequate and the heat so terrible that we had to leave.
"Advice for all English travellers - book 4 star accomodation and you will have NO problems"
07/31/14 Baggeridgebaggy1 Baggeridgebaggy1
I've been coming down to the vendee for 12 years - this is lovely French holiday village, well kept,lots of open spaces, relaxed, safe and will give you the French experience. very walkable 15 restaurants in the local area, couple of nice beaches and in Sables a very nice town (a meal on the port is a lovely experience) Parts of this village .... Circa 250 houses and apartments are older (20 per cent) and are deemed 3 star I've always booked 4 star and I have never had a problem - these are all built within the last 10 years and are very respectable Lots of these are privately owned and owners have to completely refurbish every 10 years in order to rent via the site Some reviews on here are poor but the accomodation can easily be avoided - if the weather is kind you will have a great holiday
07/30/14 Chrissmart31 London, United Kingdom
Not impressed with this place, accommodation is dated, sitting here with no hot water all day, blocked sink and nobody to contact. Been at pool all day and it seems everyone off the street just came in so no control over usage despite us having to wear wristbands (we appear to be the only ones wearing them). Plus flies are a problem, not outside but in the accommodation for some reason.
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