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Kings Camping

2 of 2 hotels in Palamos

3 out of 5 from 6 reviews
3 stars
Carretera de la Fosca, 17230, Spain

6 Reviews

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Lisa
7 years 11 months ago
We have just returned from camping kings.We stayed in mobile home which was a bit cramped but we managed. we arrived late at night but were pleased to see that the reception stays open until 10.30.Mobile home wasnt very clean and all garden furniture and umbrella was dumped inside so we had to move furniture about before we could unpack.There is a big problem with sap dripping from the trees that shade your garden area and it destroyed many items of clothing.Depending on where you are situated the beach isnt really only a 200m walk,it takes about 10 mins to get there but it is lovely.Lots of places to eat along the beach front but only one place to eat on site.Pool is big,entertainment isn't so good,not much for older kids to do and everything shuts at 11pm.Security wasn't very good as we could walk in and out of site without ever having to show our pass.Noise wasnt really a problem,only on the night that spain got through next leg of world cup.Airport was about 45 min drive and cost about 85 euros.Great water park about 20mins away and lovely town of palamos a short bus ride away with lovely beaches,restaurants and fishing port.All in all a good holiday.
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Travel operator: vaconsoleil

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Sheila Wickenden
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8 years 1 month ago
I ended up at King’s Camping courtesy of the Sun holidays and I was very impressed.

We had a mobile home for 2 people but are supposed to fit 2/4. It was small and would definitely be cramped for 4 adults and probably suit a family with 2 adults and 2 children. It was however clean and comfortable and well equipped. We had to rent the linen (3 Euros 50) and pay a 100 Euros deposit which was returned as we left the mobile home the way we found it. Our home was in a good position, really close to the pool and the bar. In the height of the summer though both these might prove to be noisy areas but as we were early season (May) it was very quiet. Every mobile home has an outside area which for some of the mobile homes was small but due to our position we gained some outside space. Each home supplies a garden table, 6 chairs and 2 sun-loungers.

The whole site was very quiet while we were there. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and speak English enough to help. Security was good and passes were checked but only late at night. There is a supermarket on site, rather oddly, upstairs from the reception (so if you did a big shop would mean carrying it down stairs) which although small is well stocked and serves fresh bread each morning.

As they provide camping and caravan holidays there are shower blocks which we had a look at and I was very impressed. I’m not a camper but there were loads of showers, all clean and well kept.

The site is literally a 10 minute walk from La Fosca beach which is simply beautiful. Again, maybe going early in the season helped as it was pretty deserted most days. There are about 4 or 5 bars/restaurants along the beach serving food and drinks all day.

The bar/cafe on Kings (by the exit to La Fosca beach) looks a bit scruffy and surrounded by trees but the food there was the best we tasted during our whole stay. We had the chicken curry and the chicken kebabs and both were delicious.

We took a taxi each evening into Palam’s which unfortunately was the most expensive part of our holiday (average 11 Euros each way for a 10 minute trip). The reception phoned the taxi for us and we ended up with the same female driver each evening and we phoned her for the return journey.

The bar on site is an odd building. It’s a massive first floor of the building next to the pool. The bar was deadly quiet when we went there at 10.30pm after we’d been into Palams one night. It contains the bowling alleys and about 15 pool tables and some seating areas. We sat outside which seemed to disturb some dogs in one of the site buildings who barked for a bit (they also barked early in the mornings a bit of a nuisance). The bar is cheaper than in Palams but has no atmosphere at all and isn’t an attractive building! In the height of summer with more customers it might be a bit more fun.

The pool is huge and again probably due to the time of year was really quiet about 4 couples/families (most of the time) while we were there. Well-kept and with a lifeguard most of the day.

The site seems to be used by PGL Activity holidays which we didn’t have any issue with except that the young 20 something’s were very noisy in the pool shouting and swearing about the night before and how hung-over they were. Their visits were brief (presumably in between their training/classes) so didn’t cause us too much trouble but their language and noise was a bit annoying.

All in all a great short break and I would recommend King’s camping.

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Colin
9 years ago
This was our first experience at camping in Spain, we stayed in amobile home, which was a bit cramped for 4 adults , bu we only slept there. It was clean, well equipt and had a good shower.
The camp site is clean, a lovely pool, a large freindly bar and setting were lovely
We had a key to the home and one for the back gate which takes you down to a 5 min walk to the beach.
PGL are set on this site, and they work hard with the groups of children, they have strict rules and they keep themselves to themeselves, and the kids have to vacate to bed at 11.00pm
Its great to see the kids enjoy themself, they love it!
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Travel operator: Co-op

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Chantal
9 years 9 months ago
I have been a camper since I was born....6 weeks old and under canvas in cornwall!! at 13 my family discovered spain and a wonderful campsite called benelux, this site is probably the most underdeveloped, basic site i have stayed on, but it s clean and friendly.
12 years later I introduced my own family to the joys of camping in spain..and we had wonderful holidays.
The past 2 years 06 and 07 the weather in spain was 'off' more like blighty and too much rain, my near teenage boys struggled and had nothing to do...nearby we have la fosca a beautiful beach town and a large campsite called 'Kings' - the brochures showed a very equipped site with plenty of things to do for all ages.
So we decided that we would give it a go..if the weather was off, at least the boys would have things to keep them occupied.
Well Kings delivered in all respects except the one which will mean we shall not return....It is very clean, very equipped, the shop is superb and the bar area is very good. The pool is great and the camping areas well laid out. so yes 10/10.
The downside, think belmarsh prison...i know security is paramount, but the over zealous guards who check your passes as if you are category A...a ridiculous charging policy of 6 euros per person if you were to invite friends over to see you...(hi come over for a drink at ours tonight...it will only cost you
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Travel operator: Own arrangement

Tracey
11 years 9 months ago
We stayed at Camping Kings last Aug and we really enjoyed it. Me, my partner and 3 teenage kids.

The entertainment left a bit to be desired but the kids disco was good as we sould sit outside with a drink.

The shop was good with fresh bread delivered each week day.

The pool was brilliant a good size and never overcrowded you could get a lounger in the afternoon this was good when we had a lie in!!! The rest was ok nothing fancy but nice.

The only down fall for me was you can't sit in the sun right outside your caravan as it is in the middle of the forest!! and you get leaves falling on your head but apart from that I would recommend it. In fact we have just booked again to go in July so will post again after our visit.

tracey x
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Travel operator: flew with ryanair

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Geko
13 years 2 months ago
I visited Camping Kings last year and loved the place. Car hire is definitely recommended as the local bus times are erratic to say the least. Some great places to eat in Palamos, La Salsa being my favourite and plenty of excursions available.

The entertainment on the campsite is a bit ropey but good for a laugh if nothing else!!! I thought the beach at La Fosca lovely and even better is Castell beach which is a 20 minute walk along the coast and from here it is possible to hire kayaks (usually high season only.)

There is a waterpark for the kids at nearby Playa d'aro and a free bus runs there daily( you can organise this at the campsite reception).

The campsite itself is a bit hi de hi but a great place for families and very sociable, although the restaurant was not very good last year, a lot of people complained that the food was cold, but maybe they will change that this year as they had only changed the set up for last season and it didn't really work.

The onsite mini bowling alley is great as is the abundance of pool tables, although in peak months are busy due to the kids holiday company PGL being based on the campsite.

All in all a really great little place not spoiled by too much commercialism as yet. And watch out for Petit the dwarf pony very cute but can be annoying when he follows you around!!!
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Travel operator: independant

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