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Bodiam Boating Station

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely location with sunset views. A great modern cafe for those moments when you need a bit of glamping. Toilets clean and convenient. Take the entrance gate widely as I clipped it with my large camping car. Sorry guys. Thank you for your understanding.

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Thank Ostrich2014
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay (other than the gate mishap!) We hope to see you again next year! More 

Banbury
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great Camping and caravan site, clean showers with free hot water! Very friendly and helpful staff. Great Restaurant/café for breakfast and lunch . Not open late in Autumn but great food at great value

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Thank Nick G
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us, we wouldn't think of charging for a lovely hot shower, we know its the best way to start a day! We are open late on Fridays throughout Autumn, but more during summer. WE hope to have you stay with us again soon! More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This year have only been able to spend a long weekend but nevertheless we had a great time and will be back again in force next year. The campsite is conveniently situated near the local pub and railway station into Tenterden and overlooks a field of cows this year! It is grassy and dry and at night it is so... More 

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Thank Marilyn M
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review! We love hearing that people like what we have created here in our little piece of paradise. Can't wait to have you stay with us again next year, we will have a cup of coffee waiting! More 

West Sussex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The great thing about Bodiam Boating Station is the relaxed environment created by Alex and Vanessa, no where near as many rules that other campsites insist on. Nothing is too much trouble, the restaurant food is brilliant and they continue to make improvements. Fishing is hard work, but this is not their fault. A great campsite, but don't tell anyone... More 

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Thank mhbower
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, even if the fishing was not prosperous! We are reducing the number of pitches for next year to give everyone more room so make sure you book quick. More 

Pembury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I went with the children for 1 night ... I think it's a fantastic place where children can have fun and adults can also enjoy some good facilities. Really enjoyed the paddle down to Bodium castle ( although expensive ) I would say it's quite a way and with little ones be prepared to build an appetite!!! As 1st time... More 

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BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thank you for the great comments, we love hearing that people would recommend us to their friends and family. The paddle down to the castle is nearly 4 miles so it does take a while. We think that we are reasonably priced for what boats we offer, and over 4 hours is at a reduced price. Unfortunately the yard next... More 

Littlehampton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We spent a couple of nights here. Lucky with weather, able to walk along river to Bodiam Castle then got the steam train back. Stacks to do in the area. Site small and friendly however reception is in cafe and staff are very busy.

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Thank Garry S
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review and for your comments. We agree that it can get crowded in the cafe, so are looking to relocate the reception for next year. Next time you stay with us I would recommend taking our ferry trip as it is a great way to travel to Bodiam Castle and enjoy nature! More 

Surrey
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed on this site in our motorhome during the last week of August. It is a super site and very easy going.The owner comes around to offer fire-pits and guides you to your pitch. The café is fab , the best draught San Miguel & sandwiches ever.The girls who serve are just delightful & so courteous. The lads likewise....but... More 

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Thank jloSurrey
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. The floors can get dirty especially when wet which can be an issue. They are all thoroughly cleaned daily, but get dirty very quickly. We will definitely take these comments on board and ensure that we take steps to improve floor cleanliness during the... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My husband and I stayed with our caravan accompanies by our daughter and her 4 children in their tent. Facilities were great we both had hook-up next to each other. The area was spacious and family friendly. Hired a fire pit for the few days. Very near to Steam train and boat to Bodium Castle. Food was great at the... More 

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Thank Pauline G
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed all the facilities we have here. We look forward to having you stay with us again soon. More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Myself, my mum & my 2 year old took the boat from Newenden to Bodium, spent a couple of hours at the castle & took the boat back. It was such a perfect way to spend the day. The boat ride was relaxing sailing through beautiful countryside. The captain was friendly & chatty allowing the children to have a go... More 

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Thank Bebeklove
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Glad to hear you and your family enjoyed a lovely day out. We love being able to give the kids a unique experience to drive the boat, and haven't had a crash yet! Next time you are in the area, you will have to come and have some lunch in our cafe. More 

Faversham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Second visit to this site over the bank holiday weekend. Nothing is a problem at this place, food is great, clean and well looked after! Even though there was some little s**ts leaving the toilet in a very unhuman way, the owner still put his gloves on and cleaned it up! We stayed when it was very hot, and spent... More 

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Thank Daniel P
BodiamBoatingStation, Manager at Bodiam Boating Station, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review, it great to hear you enjoyed your weekend and it was well lubricated! Hopefully we have the same great weather next year when you visit us again. More 

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Address: Riverside Cottage Rye Road | Newenden, Newenden TN18 5PP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Newenden
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“Get at the front to see the sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles Ostrich2014, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just bring your tent!”
 of 5 bubbles danielpZ271WY, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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