We booked here at the last minute after our own caravan refused to move out of the driveway. After phoning 148 sites this was the only one with a mobile home available so it was here or no holiday.
If you are 18-23 and your ideal holiday involves sitting around outside your supermarket tent, barbecuing sausages and drinking cheap beer after a day's surfing then this site is for you. If not then there is absolutely no reason to go there, you will find many, many better family sites in the vicinity.
Unlike most who have reviewed here, our reception was friendly and efficient. The mobile home, one of the more expensive options, was new, spotlessly clean, well-equipped and everything worked. The hordes of young campers who had given us visions of noisy, sleepless nights seemed to automatically quiten down at 11.30pm and were no trouble at all.
However, I wouldn't want to camp with them, the constant music playing during the day would touch the grumpy, angry old man inside me, I wouldn't want to share the toilet facilities with them, they were noisy, dirty, over-used and worn out. I wouldn't want to share the pool with them, it was small, packed and stank of chlorine. I wouldn't want to share the bar with them, tables were uncleared, service almost non-existent and the food choices over-priced and miserable.
It's a shame because the site is in a great position, a short walk to the beach and the town and right next to the cycle paths. I might try it out of season for a weekend's surfing but I would definitely not spend my main holiday here again. I much prefer Le Tedey up the road by the lake.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Camping Airotel L'Ocean, a 9.5 hectare campsite in a hilly pine forest, just 10 min walk from one of the Atlantic Coast's most beautiful sandy beaches, and 15 min from the centre of Lacanau Ocean, one of Aquitaine's biggest seaside resorts. With family and friends, get together in the Tropics at our aquatic park AQUALIDAY, to enjoy 5000m² of water fun areas, including 1500m² of covered and heated pools. Need to relax or boost your energy? LE SPA has a 450m² area dedicated to your well-being. Lovers of countryside walks will find the departure point for over 150km of cycle paths and a GR8 hiking trail at the entrance to the campsite. A warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere, services, facilities, entertainment...at the Camping Airotel L'Ocean, you'll find everything you need for an unforgettable holiday ! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Airotel De l`Ocean Hotel Lacanau-Ocean