We are delighted to announce the winners of The Alan Rogers 2011 Campsite Awards.
Our warmest congratulations to all our award winners and our commiserations to all those not having won an award on this occasion. Only the best campsites appear in Alan Rogers Guides, so the competition to win is difficult indeed.
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This award takes account of sites offering a particularly friendly welcome and maintaining a friendly ambience throughout reader's holidays.
Aquarius is an outstanding family site, very well placed for exploring the Costa Brava. This is a long standing popular, family run site with a genuinely warm, friendly welcome for everyone and an excellent range of superb amenities.
The warm welcome received upon arrival at this friendly German campsite guarantees an excellent start to any holiday. There is a wonderful range of activities here, supported by a friendly, enthusiastic team.
Irish campsites are renowned for the warmth of their welcome and this is a fine example of excellent Irish hospitality. The site is an ideal base for exploring Kerry and the Dingle peninsula and has a range of top class amenities.
This award reflects the hard work and commitment undertaken by particular site owners to improve and upgrade their site. Candidates for this award may be existing sites which have undergone a far reaching improvement programme, or possibly may be sites which have passed into new ownership and benefited from substantial investment in terms of time and money!
Lago di Levico is a first class site with a delightful lakeside setting in Trentino. For the 2011 season, a highly impressive series of improvements have been made, including a new reception and some excellent new luxury pitches with private bathrooms.
A top quality seaside site and one which has seen a highly impressive series of improvements. These include the creation of a superb health and sport centre and other state-of-the-art facilities, where no expense has been spared in order to create the very best.
This superb family naturist campsite has constantly improving facilities. Established in the 1960's, we have been impressed by constant addition of new amenities and high quality entertainment programme and organized activities.
This award reflects sites in outstanding locations which are ideally suited for active holidays, notably walking or cycling, but which could extend to include such activities as winter sports, water sports etc.
An outstanding family site with a superb setting on the banks of the River Vézère, and with a superb range of activities on offer. We consider the site to be a perfect choice for families seeking an active holiday. Activities such as mountain biking, hiking, canoeing, riding and many others are all possible.
This fine site provides opportunities for a massive range of activities, including white water rafting, orienteering, riding and bungee jumping, amongst others. There is an excellent range of on-site amenities including a good restaurant and attractive swimming pool.
A massive range of activities is on offer at this excellent campsite, located in the Dolomites. This is a wonderful choice for active families and also a great choice for a winter sports holiday. There's also a superb spa / wellness centre with state-of-the-art amenities.
This new award acknowledges campsites with outstanding creative and original concepts, possibly with features which are unique, and simply cannot be found elsewhere.
This outstanding family site has a superb record for innovation and creativity. Recent years have seen the addition of a superb spa and wellness complex and a number of delightful traditional Alpine wooden chalets. Most recently the site has added Europe's first XXXL pitch which offers 1000 sq m of space!
An excellent, superbly located family site which has a wonderful track record for innovation and creativity. Every year sees something new here, and, this site offers an amazing array of on-site activities and large discounts for many off-site attractions.
This is a fine site with a superb lakeside location and is undeniably one of Slovenia's finest sites. Camping Bled has repeatedly added new amenities to improve its clients' holiday enjoyment, most recently including a number of new wooden camping huts.
This new award acknowledges top quality small campsites (less than 75 pitches) which offer a friendly welcome and top quality amenities throughout the season.
An excellent, friendly campsite, and a founder member of the 'Sites et Paysages de France' group, with a delightful mountain setting. There is a fine range of amenities, including a very good restaurant.
A deservedly popular and well-run small campsite with delightful walks along the River Hayle. Amenities are very well maintained and this is an ideal base for exploring the wonderful Cornish countryside.
This family run site is small, attractive and very well run, and is based around a 14th century castle. The site's central location makes it ideal for excursions to Thuringia and Saxony. There are some excellent facilities, including a delightful café / restaurant.
This award is made for sites which we feel are particularly suitable for a really excellent seaside holiday.
Union Lido is a very large and highly innovative site which offers everything to ensure a perfect seaside holiday. It is extremely well organized and has featured in Alan Rogers guides for over 40 years. There are very many outstanding amenities here including 2 superb swimming pool complexes and a wide range of other sports amenities.
An excellent new campsite on the island of Schouwen-Duivenland with easy access to a superb beach and close to the popular resort of Renesse. A highly impressive range of amenities including an excellent swimming pool, as well as a dynamic entertainment and activity programme.
This fine site has a massive range of excellent amenities on offer and has a very convenient location for Argelès and its excellent beaches. There is a top class restaurant and aqua park complex, and a high quality activity and entertainment programme.
This award contrasts with our former award and acknowledges sites which are attractively located in pleasant, rural locations.
An excellent example of the Huttopia concept, this is a spacious and well equipped site in the beautiful countryside of the Touraine and an ideal base to explore the area by cycle or on foot. This is a delightful car-free environment, which has been developed around an attractive lake.
This is a spacious rural site which has been developed in 250 acres of woodland and heathland. There is an excellent range of amenities and environmental activities, which include woodland walks, a nature trail and a small fishing lake.
The chalet park is open all year and has a hilltop location with fine views of the surrounding valleys and forests of the Limousin and is an excellent base for exploring this dramatic countryside, and has some first class amenities.
Many sites claim to be family friendly but this award acknowledges the sites we feel to be the very best in this respect.
This is a large, impressive and well organized site with a massive range of first rate amenities and activities for all ages. Beerze Bulten is a great site for families with a magnificent 'Rabbit Hole' indoor adventure playground and a large lake with its own sandy beach.
There really is something for everyone at this top quality Italian site, with its own private beach. It would be quite easy to spend a holiday here without leaving the site, but Venice is close at hand. Amongst the outstanding facilities, we would mention the excellent, massive swimming pool complex.
A top quality site in the vast forests of Les Landes with a superb array of top quality amenities. There is an excellent swimming pool complex (including a covered pool) and a superb children's pool. Many games and competitions are organised by the multilingual entertainers and the site's family friendly focus is never forgotten.
Le Bois Soleil is a very popular site which really does offer something for everyone. Its location is magnificent, backed by pine trees and with direct access to a superb sandy beach. Recent innovations include the addition of an excellent swimming pool and some new accommodation with fine sea views. Le Bois Soleil is very well organized and has featured in Alan Rogers guides for many years. We are delighted that this superb site proved the most popular with Alan Rogers' readers in 2011.