Alan Rogers Awards – Results 2015
The Alan Rogers Campsite Awards were launched in 2004 and have proved a great success.
Our awards have a broad scope and before committing to our winners, we carefully consider more than 2,000 campsites featured in our guides, taking into account comments from our site assessors, our head office team and, of course, our readers.
Our award winners come from the four corners of Europe, from Spain to Croatia, and this year we are making awards to campsites in ten 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 two highly commended runners-up. Listed below are full details of each of our award categories and our winners for 2015.
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.
This award reflects the hard work and commitment undertaken by particular site owners to improve and upgrade their site.
Camping Resort Sanguli Salou (ES84800) - Spain
Camping Resort Sangulí Salou is a superb site boasting excellent pools and entertainment. Owned, developed and managed by a local Spanish family, it has something for all the family with everything open when the site is open.
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 or watersports.
Sportcamp Woferlgut (AU0180) - Austria
Sportcamp Woferlgut, a family run site, is one of the very best in Austria. It lies in the village of Bruck lies at the northern end of the Grossglocknerstrasse spectacular mountain road in the Hohe Tauern National Park, near the Zeller See.
This award is made for sites which we feel are particularly suitable for a really excellent seaside holiday.
Camping Bois Soleil (FR17010) - France
Close to the sea, Bois Soleil is a large site in three parts, with 165 serviced pitches for touring units and a few for tents.
This award contrasts with our former award and acknowledges sites which are attractively located in delightful, rural locations.
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.
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 Union Lido Vacanze (IT60200) - Italy
This amazing site is very large, offering absolutely everything a camper could wish for. It is extremely professionally run and we were impressed with the whole organisation.
This award acknowledges excellent small campsites (less than 75 pitches) which offer a friendly welcome and top quality amenities throughout the season to their guests.
Camping Tenuta Squaneto (IT64045) - Italy
After years of experience in the camping industry, Barbara and Pieter Witschge have built their dream – Tenuta Squaneto, natural camping with brilliant facilities.
Many sites claim to be family friendly but this award acknowledges the sites we feel to be the very best in this respect.
Camping Las Dunas (ES80400) - Spain
Las Dunas is an extremely large, impressive and well organised resort-style site with many on-site activities and an ongoing programme of improvements.
We believe our Readers’ Award to be the most important. We simply invite our readers (by means of an on-line poll) to nominate the site they enjoyed most.
Camping Le Coin Tranquille (FR38010) - France
Le Coin Tranquille is well placed for visits to the Savoie regions and the Alps. It is an attractive, well maintained site of 192 grass pitches (178 for touring units), all with 10A electricity.