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The Caravan Club & Alan Rogers Awards – Results 2016

The Caravan Club & Alan Rogers Awards
The Caravan Club & Alan Rogers Awards

The Alan Rogers Campsite Awards were launched in 2004 and proved a great success. For 2016 we joined forces with the Caravan Club to present the joint Caravan Club & Alan Rogers Awards for the very first time.

Presented at the Vakantiebeurs, Utrecht January 2017

The awards have a broad scope and before committing to our winners, we carefully consider more than 2,000 campsites featured in the Alan Rogers guides and The Caravan Club 'Venture Abroad' program, taking into account comments from our site assessors, our head office team and, of course, our members & readers.

The award winners come from the four corners of Europe, from Spain to Germany, and this year we are making awards to campsites in seven different countries.

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Needless to say, it’s an extremely difficult task to choose our eventual winners, but we believe that we have identified a number of campsites with truly outstanding characteristics.

In each case, we have selected an outright winner, along with a highly commended runner-up. Listed below are full details of each of our award categories and our winners for 2016.

Thanks go to Russell at Russet Marketing for the photos & video of the awards ceremony & Thomas Lambelin for the presentation photos.

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The Progress Award
Yelloh! Village Turiscampo (PO8202)
Yelloh! Village Turiscampo (PO8202)

The Progress Award

This award reflects the hard work and commitment undertaken by particular site owners to improve and upgrade their site.

Winner
Yelloh! Village Turiscampo (PO8202) - Portugal
Turiscampo is an outstanding site which has been thoughtfully refurbished and updated since it was purchased by the friendly Coll family in 2003 and the transformation is ongoing.

Runner up
Huttopia Group - France

The Welcome Award
Domaine du Logis (FR3508)
Domaine du Logis (FR3508)

The Welcome Award

This award takes account of sites offering a particularly friendly welcome and maintaining a friendly ambience throughout readers’ holidays.

Winner
Domaine du Logis (FR3508) - France
This is an attractive rural site with enthusiastic owners, set in the grounds of an old château. The site’s upgraded modern facilities are housed in traditional converted barns and farm buildings, which are well maintained and equipped.

Runner up
Lech Camping (DE36420) - Germany

The Innovation Award
Camping Caravaning Esterel (FR83020)
Camping Caravaning Esterel (FR83020)

The Innovation Award

Our Innovation Award acknowledges campsites with creative and original concepts, possibly with features which are unique, and cannot therefore be found elsewhere. We have identified innovation both in campsite amenities and also in rentable accommodation.

Winner
Camping Caravaning Esterel (FR83020) - France
Esterel is a quality, award-winning caravan site east of Saint Raphaël, set among the hills beyond Agay.

Runner up
Camping Monte Holiday (ES92120) - Spain

The Seaside Award
Yelloh! Village le Brasilia (FR66070)
Yelloh! Village le Brasilia (FR66070)

The Seaside Award

This award is made for sites which we feel are particularly suitable for a really excellent seaside holiday.

Winner
Yelloh! Village le Brasilia (FR66070) - France
Situated across the yacht harbour from the resort of Canet-Plage, le Brasilia is an impressive, well managed family site directly beside the beach.

Runner up
Camping Cabopino (ES88020) - Spain

The Country Award
Camping De Paal (NL5970)
Camping De Paal (NL5970)

The Country Award

This award contrasts with our former award and acknowledges sites which are attractively located in delightful, rural locations.

Winner
Camping De Paal (NL5970) - Netherlands
A really first class, family run campsite, ideal for families with children up to 12 years old, with activities on a grand scale, yet retaining a relaxed atmosphere.

Runner up
Centro Vacanze San Marino (IT66230) - Italy

The All Year Award
Park Grubhof (AU0265)
Park Grubhof (AU0265)

The All Year Award

This award acknowledges sites which are open all year round.

Winner
Park Grubhof (AU0265) - Austria
Park Grubhof is a beautifully laid out, level and spacious site set in the former riding and hunting park of the 14th-century Schloss Grubhof.

Runner up
Marjal Guardamar Camping & Resort (ES87430) - Spain

Alan Rogers Family Site Award
Recreatiecentrum Koningshof (NL5630)
Recreatiecentrum Koningshof (NL5630)

Alan Rogers Family Site Award

Many sites claim to be family friendly but this award acknowledges the sites we feel to be the very best in this respect.

Winner
Recreatiecentrum Koningshof (NL5630) - Netherlands
This popular site is run in a personal and friendly way.

Runner up
Camping Château le Verdoyer (FR24010) - France

Special Award
Huttopia Group
Huttopia Group

Special Award

Winner
Huttopia Group - France

With Huttopia you are guaranteed to find a unique place where luxury, nature, and space go hand in hand to help you get away from the daily grind.

Caravan Club Members’ Award
Le Logis du Breuil (FR17190)
Le Logis du Breuil (FR17190)

Caravan Club Members’ Award

Winner
Le Logis du Breuil (FR17190) - France
The first impression on arrival at this impressive campsite is one of space. The site covers a 30-hectare expanse of farm pasture where (on different areas) cattle graze and children play.