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Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed for the week to Thursday 9 March. There are about 28 apartments in a secluded square having been built in 2008. Our apartment, no 18 was clean, airy and nicely set out with a kitchen/diner/lounge area of a decent size. Upstairs were two bedrooms, one double with a wardrobe and one with two single beds...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived there was some tea,coffee sugar and milk which we thought was a nice touch, there were also dishwasher tablets, tea cloths and j cloths. The bathroom floor was dirty and a lot of hairs on the twin bedroom carpet. Nevertheless we had a great week, everything you need is there.There is a washer/drier ,but no instruction manual...

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Bay Retreat Villas are ok, nice size, living area could be a little bigger if there were 3 or 4 of you ( Family ). The best part was that you get ( well I did ) a £50 Gift card to use in any Rick Steins establishment, very nice. The not so good part, certain things in the...

1Thank Steve T
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

On arrival there was no reception. We eventually discovered that the keys were kept in a lock up box outside one of the villas and finally got inside our accommodation. Pet friendly? Bet your life it is, smelled of damp animal! Attention then turned to the kitchen. Everything had to be scrubbed before use and the oven was filthy. Zero...

Thank Paul B
Stone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Booked through discounted offer and were concerned on arrival at the lack of a reception and being unable to contact anyone by phone. We followed the instructions to find the key and property number and once inside the property everything was good. We had a problem with the fridge door but that was quickly fixed following telephone call. Location is...

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I have stayed in the Bay Retreat villas a few times over the last two years with various members of my family. The villas are modern, comfortable and have everything you need for a happy holiday. Bedding and towels were provided on each visit and the kitchen is extremely well equipped with a fridge, freezer, oven, hob, large dishwasher, microwave...

Thank Anwl123
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stayed here over Christmas 2016. Key access was slightly unconventional, but without problems. This contemporary development was well laid out around a central green area. Good parking. Spotlessly clean throughout. Kitchen utensils were limited and not the best - but hey, we were on holiday and not there to spend time in the kitchen! Very warm. Plenty of storage...

1Thank Neil R
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely accommodation very clean & modern, however poor customer service & organisation lets them down, we arrived late after a long journey via the M5 carpark tried to call office to let them know we would be late but just got voicemails. When we arrived we followed the instructions used for the key code safe but no keys were left,...

7Thank Bon_Voyage_Suzanne
Jamie R, Manager at Bay Retreat Villas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted you found the accommodation to your satisfaction, although rather concerned to hear of the problems you encountered. Please accept our apologies that you had a short delay in obtaining the keys to your villa. I have been in contact with Wendy to discuss the absence of the keys in the keysafe...

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went here end Nov 2016. Nightmare trying to find villa as no reception. Had one sheet of paper from travel zoo which gave a 4 digit pin no. Had to go into shop and was told to go to some villa which had a key box. ThIs we did but pin no did not work. Had to phone a no...

2Thank sarah149
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Booked a dog friendly villa via a third party website offer, as a winter break. The booking offer was excellent for a three night stay, inclusive of a gift card to use at Rick Stein's. The villas are situated at the back of a residential/holiday park in St Merryn and easily found via the postcode. Instructions for access were equally...

1Thank Sally B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Bay Retreat Villas

Address: St. Merryn Holiday Village, St Merryn, Padstow PL28 8QA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Padstow > St Merryn
Price Range: $184 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Retreat Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“The keys are kept in a box outside one of the houses and not the house we booked as we thought.”
 of 5 bubbles martinn347, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is not a Hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 94stevet, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Book early, Bay Retreat gets booked up quickly!”
 of 5 bubbles Anwl123, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not a hotel. Self catering villa. Everything provided.”
 of 5 bubbles sarah149, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner villas do offer more parking space.”
 of 5 bubbles 847ramc, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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