The Alan Rogers / Caravan and Motorhome Club Awards - Results 2018
The Alan Rogers Campsite Awards were launched in 2004 and proved a great success. Since 2016 the awards have been jointly presented alongside the Caravan and Motorhome Club.
Presented at the Vakantiebeurs, Utrecht 10th January 2019.
The awards have a broad scope and before committing to our winners, we carefully consider campsites which are featured in the Alan Rogers guides and the Caravan and Motorhome 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 Portugal to Luxembourg, 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 2018.
The Alan Rogers
Campsite of the Year Award
Camping Séquoia Parc (FR17140) - France
This year’s winner is Camping Séquoia Parc in the heart of the Charente-Maritime region, France. Séquoia Parc is set in the grounds of La Josephtrie, a castle with beautifully restored outbuildings and courtyard area with a bar and restaurant. The site offers spacious pitches separated by shrubs as well as mobile homes, chalets and fully equipped tents for up to seven people. Top marks were awarded to the site’s high spec design with large, light and airy reception, pool complex with four pools (three heated), slides, fountains, river and spacious sunbathing area is impressive. A lovely terraced area adjacent to the snack bar allows guests to enjoy their food in a very pleasant garden setting with sunshades.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club
Campsite of the Year Award
Nature Parc L'Ardèchois (FR07120) - France
This year’s winner is Nature Parc L'Ardèchois, France. This beautifully maintained, family-run site won top marks for its fantastic location on the L’Ardèche River. This well-kept site is ideal for active families and has comprehensive facilities. Children and disabled guests are well catered for and the pitches are of a good size and separated by trees and shrubs. The bar and restaurant are the focal points of the site, with a lovely pool complex, play area and organised activities for families in the summer. Patrols are made at night to ensure peace and quiet is maintained.
The Progress Award
This award reflects the hard work and commitment undertaken by particular site owners to improve and upgrade their site. Candidates for this award included existing sites which have undergone a far-reaching improvement programme, or campsites which have passed into new ownership and benefited from substantial investment in terms of time and money.
Sportcamp Woferlgut (AU0180) - Austria
Sportcamp Woferlgut offers outstanding facilities including its brand new indoor swimming pool complex with Olympic sized pool, Jacuzzi, baby pool, heated outdoor pool and water slide, solarium beds, sauna, spa and massages; while three playgrounds and an adventure rope walkway provide entertainment for children.
Vakantiepark Koningshof (NL5630) - Netherlands
The Welcome Award
This award takes account of sites offering a particularly friendly welcome and maintaining a friendly ambience throughout readers’ holidays.
Camping Club les Genêts (FR12080) - France
The award is for the site viewed to create the friendliest ambience and Les Genets is renowned for its accommodating friendly staff, who speak fluent English and offer a very friendly welcome throughout the season. Perched on the shores of Lake Pareloup, this site’s scenic setting is one of its main draws together with its excellent customer service.
Camping Lazy Rancho (CH9430) - Switzerland
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.
Kiko Park (ES86150) - Spain
The award acknowledges the site which has introduced features which are creative and innovative and Kiko Park with its very own ‘chiringuito’ (beach bar) and its special events throughout the year was voted the winner. The beach bar offers a very relaxed, chilled vibe with music, cocktails and sea views and during the summer special events are organised including white parties, paella lunches and live music.
Plitvice Holiday Resort (CR6915) - Croatia
The Seaside Award
This award is made for sites which we feel are particularly suitable for a really excellent seaside holiday.
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. It has direct access to a superb sandy beach that stretches along the site for nearly a kilometre with a windsurfing school and beach bar. There is also a much used, huge swimming pool, plus a large double pool for children which opened in 2015
Camping Ca’Savio (IT60440) - Italy
The Country Award
This award contrasts with our former award and acknowledges sites which are attractively located in delightful, rural locations.
Camping De Papillon (NL6470) - Netherlands
Set in a rural location on the border of Germany, this site is an ideal base from which to explore the local area. The site has beautiful grounds and there are excellent amenities such as a bar, restaurant, shop and an indoor swimming pool. Water sports can also be enjoyed at the large fishing lake with its sandy beach.
Parque Cerdeira (PO8370) - Portugal
The All Year Award
This award acknowledges sites which are open all year round.
Camping de Paris (FR75020) - France
Camping de Paris, situated on the banks of the River Seine, is ideal for exploring Paris and its surrounding attractions. It offers a countryside feel despite being close to the heart of the city, and pitches are grassy and shaded by trees. Many customers and members have enjoyed delightful long stay holidays here.
Camping Cabopino (ES88020) - Spain
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.
Domaine des Ormes (FR35020) - France
New for 2019 is "the dome" which covers the existing aquatic park and wave swimming pool, alongside an outdoor pool area, allowing family fun no matter the weather. The site also has a range of restaurants, some of which are open all season, as well as a mini supermarket and souvenir shop.
Europacamping Nommerlayen (LU7620) - Luxembourg
Small Campsite Award
This award acknowledges excellent small campsites (fewer than 150 pitches) which offer a friendly welcome and top quality amenities.
Camping la Campiña (ES90840) - Spain
La Campiña was recognised for its superb service and facilities with its enthusiastic owners ensuring the facilities are well-kept and that guests have a relaxing stay. La Campiña has just 35 pitches set amongst the olive trees, high on a hill just 40 minutes from the historic town of Córdoba. Guests can sit by the delightful pool set gardens. The restaurant has a rustic feel and serves traditional, homemade food. In low season, a complimentary welcome breakfast is served on the terrace.
Le Haras (FR66050) - France
This award reflects sites which have invested significantly in innovative video content and production.
Airotel la Roche Posay (FR86050) - France
The Caravan and Motorhome Club & Alan Rogers are striving to enhance the video content on their websites and have presented this award to La Roche-Posay as it has produced enticing and effective videos to promote itself and encourage visitors to the site.
There was plenty to film at this beautiful site on the banks of the River Creuse. The site is peaceful in low season, getting livelier in the summer with entertainment arranged for all ages, a lovely swimming pool complex and brand new, wwell-equipped gym.
Camping Château des Marais (FR41040) - France