Where to start? We've been to this campsite a few years ago and it's gone so far downhill it's hard to believe.
The positves: Right on the river with beautiful views and the site itself is kept clean and tidy. Tucked out of the way so reasonably safe for kids with lack of traffic and no one passing through or by to cause concern. The pools are are large and entertaining and the shop, bar and restraunt are have a good selection and not too badly priced.
The negatives: Expensive for what you get. I can only think that the money you pay goes on the entertainment....which, if that's the case, best avoid this campsite. It used to be peaceful and calm with a bit of entertainment, but now it's in your face entertainment all day. The kids get chucked out of the pool for various antics to take place and you get badgered by weirdos in costume trying to get you to join in. Loud music by the pool, a nice man who drives round the pitches with loud music and "hey everbody...disco disco/party/rock n roll/BBQ/etc..." leading up to the evening's entertainment fest that can be guaranteed to go on well past 2300/midnight or whenever they feel like stopping.
Apart from the overbearing entertainment, the campsite also seems to be overly noisy. It was probably just the time of year but when you can hear every bodily function from every tent, caravan and motorhome, maybe the pitches are quite close together. Another thing on pitches, there are only a few riverside pitches that you do pay a premium for, they can be hit and miss with size and views due to trees - and be prepared for regular visitors as many people like to wander onto them to take in the river view.
At the end of the week, service gets a little worse as the staff seem to relax and get a little drunk in the early evening meaning you become an inconvenience rather than a customer. If you feel you need entertained 15 hours day then go for it, but with the amount of campsites in the Dordogne, i think you can find something better for less.
It's a shame to say it, but it's not as good as it once was only a short time ago with true commercialisation coming to the fore and we'll never be back! :-(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Domaine de Soleil Plage, a 5-star campsite, ideally located on the riverside of Dordogne, at 6km from Sarlat and Domme, in the heart of the most beautiful castles and prehistoric sites of the french department Dordogne-Perigord. At Soleil Plage, you will find many outdoor and aquatic activities : sandy beach, canoe base, fishing, heated aquatic complex with slides, an indoor swimming pool, tennis ground, crazy golf, walking trail and in high season many activities throughout the week : aquafun, disco evening, tournaments, loto bingo, concert... We offer others services : Restaurant with local produces, snack and take away, bar and a little shop. We propose different kind of accomodations : chalets and mobil-homes with dishwasher and shaded camping pitches. In low season, we organize your family or professionnal events in half-board or full board. Award of Best Camping Europe ANWB, Top ten Eurocamp and best welcome Alan Rogers. Recommended by guide books like Michelin or The Routard. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Domaine De Soleil Plage Hotel Vitrac
- Domaine De Soleil Plage Vitrac, France - Dordogne