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Broadland Holiday Village
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“Pleasant site, family friendly, helpful staff, superb location, great price, will return again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2011

We visited the Broadland Holiday Village in August for 7 days. It was just the three of us (our son being 20 months old) staying in a 1 bed bungalow with hot tub. We chose this because I remember Oulton Broad from years gone by and the price for an August holiday was little over £400 for the week including our exclusive use hot tub.

On arrival, the staff were very friendly and helpful and gave lots of opportunities to ask questions. Our bungalow was at the end of a terrace with a well equipped (compact but suitable) kitchen. The living room was quite large with two sofas, coffee table and 2 seater dining table. The hot tub was on decking immediately outside the patio door from the living room and enclosed with screening. The bedroom was compact but we got our travel cot in. My only grumble was the bed which was standard double and with a bar by the foot (being 6'5" is always a struggle) and so not the most comfortable.

The accommodation was very clean and tidy. The hot tub was warm and ready and best of all clean and was used well in the evening. The holiday village was compact with childrens play equipment dotted about but was very peaceful and well landscaped. Our son loved the swings. My wife used the pool and she said it was clean and never too busy. The club house was reasonable and good for a drink. The laundrette also came in handy.

In the locallity there is lots to do with Pets Corner a pleasant diversion for a couple of hours. The Nicholas Everett Park was lovely for a stroll in the evenings. Lowestoft beach and Great Yarmouth were surprisingly clean and made for great days out. Norwich is nearly an hour away and there was so much more we could have done.

We would love to go back maybe with extended family as this was such a lovely break with so much to do whatever the weather. It is also just over 2 hours from the M25 and a snip of the price of a Haven which we found pleasant but busy and noisy at night. By the way there is a railway station next to the site which is unobtrusive and useful for those without a car.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nickinromford
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Chris S, Manager at Broadland Holiday Village, responded to this review, 27 January 2012
Nick, thank you for the review. Really pleased that you found your welcome friendly and helpful, and that the bungalow was clean, tidy and well equipped.
The site has always tried to market ourselves as a good base to explore the area. On our website we have produced some fact sheets with all the activities and attractions that are within easy reach of the site.
I would like to point out that the railway station is Oulton Broad South, and there is also Oulton Broad North Station which is 15 minutes walk away.
Thank you again for taking time to post the review and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2011

We had a short break at the Broadlands (Fri - Mon) at the begining of October.
The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and our bungalow was ready earlier than stated which was good after a long drive.
Overall the bungalow was quite good, very clean but a little dated in the bathroom and kitchen.
The bed was very hard and I had backache after the first night so I had to sleep on the sofa for the remaining two nights.
We had a hot tub with our bungalow and were pleased to find the water was perfect (Ph and chlorine), we have a hot tub at home and bought our test strips with us as water management is very important hygienically.
There is a club house on site which has a bar and seves food. We ate twice there and found the food to be avarage.
There is an indoor swimming pool and a hair and beauty salon but we didn't use them so can't comment on them.
The Broadlands is situated right on Oulton Broad, there are lovely views and walks to be had, and its also very close to Lowestoft and Yarmouth.
Overall we enjoyed our stay but the uncomfortable bed will prevent us from returning.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chris S, Manager at Broadland Holiday Village, responded to this review, 27 January 2012
Thank you for the review. Really pleased that you found your welcome friendly and helpful, and that the bungalow was clean and tidy. Since installing our hot tubs we have taken great care in managing their cleanliness and water quality and we are glad that you noticed and appreciated this.
It is a great shame that you did not let us know that you found your bed uncomfortable. We do have a selection of mattresses and are always happy to replace them because we have found that what is comfortable to one person is not necessarily comfortable to someone else.
Thank you again for taking the time to post the review.
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Property: Broadland Holiday Village
Address: Marsh Road, Oulton Broad NR33 9JY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Oulton Broad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Oulton Broad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Broadland Holiday Village is set in 8 acres of grounds running down to Oulton Broad. Offering accommodation in wooden lodges and brick bungalows, the site is open all year round.Facilities include heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness gym, bar, restaurant, marina.Oulton Broad is the most southern of The Norfolk Broads and close to the beachs of Lowestoft and Suffolk's Heritage Coast. ... more   less 
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