The Caravan Club & Alan Rogers Awards – Results 2016
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.
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.
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.
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The Progress Award
This award reflects the hard work and commitment undertaken by particular site owners to improve and upgrade their site.
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.
Huttopia Group - France
The Welcome Award
This award takes account of sites offering a particularly friendly welcome and maintaining a friendly ambience throughout readers’ holidays.
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.
Lech Camping (DE36420) - Germany
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.
Camping Caravaning Esterel (FR83020) - France
Esterel is a quality, award-winning caravan site east of Saint Raphaël, set among the hills beyond Agay.
Camping Monte Holiday (ES92120) - Spain
The Seaside Award
This award is made for sites which we feel are particularly suitable for a really excellent seaside holiday.
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.
Camping Cabopino (ES88020) - Spain
The Country Award
This award contrasts with our former award and acknowledges sites which are attractively located in delightful, rural locations.
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.
Centro Vacanze San Marino (IT66230) - Italy
The All Year Award
This award acknowledges sites which are open all year round.
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.
Marjal Guardamar Camping & Resort (ES87430) - Spain
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.
Recreatiecentrum Koningshof (NL5630) - Netherlands
This popular site is run in a personal and friendly way.
Camping Château le Verdoyer (FR24010) - France
Huttopia Group - France
With Huttopia you are guaranteed to find a unique place where luxury, nature, space go hand in hand to help you get away from the daily grind.
Caravan Club Members’ Award
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.