Eurocamp has recently made big changes to its accommodation grading. It's part of a major expansion for the company, which has holiday parks across France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Austria and Luxembourg.
But what's the difference between Eurocamp holiday home grades? Which accommodation upgrades are worth the money and which can you do without? And how much will it cost you to upgrade?
Here's our quick summary for those who just want to know the basics:
The four main Eurocamp accommodation grades are Classic (£), Comfort (££), Premium (£££) and Ultimate (££££). Within each grade, there are two and three bedroom options and optional upgrades such as more space and posher facilities. These upgrades are usually called XL or Plus.
Higher grades of accommodation get you things like more outdoor space, a dishwasher, bedding and towels, a barbecue, larger beds, an extra shower and posher coffee machines! Upgrading off-peak is much cheaper than during school holidays - but there are several discounts and offers to keep the price down.
Read on for the full guide!
What grades of accommodation does Eurocamp offer?
There are four main grades of accommodation at Eurocamp. There are subcategories, upgrades and other bells and whistles but we will start with a simple explanation so you won't feel like you're in an exam.
Here they are from the budget option through the poshest grade:
(We've added the pound signs and will use these throughout to make it clearer!)
There are then upgrades within these four categories. If you see 'XL' or 'Plus' or 'Exclusive' it means that it is a posher or more spacious version. For example, Classic XL is a larger version of a Classic holiday home (Ed: I think we might have figured that out for ourselves...).
It's also worth saying that you can't stay in every model in every Eurocamp resort. The larger resorts have a bigger choice but in some resorts you might only have a couple of grades to choose from.
What about the old Eurocamp grades?
These new Eurocamp accommodation grades have replaced the old grading, which had names like Aspect Plus, Aspect, Azure and Comfort Vista. Some of the old names remain, others have been replaced altogether.
For return visitors, it may be useful to know how the old names compare to the new names:
Further explanation of this can be found on this page of the Eurocamp website.
What about lodges, bungalows and tents?
You will notice that there are also Lodges and Bungalows at some Eurocamp resorts. These tend to be unique to a particular resort, so it's a bit harder to offer comparisons.
Some Eurocamps also have Safari Tents for glamping and Classic Tents. Again, we won't focus on those in this guide as we are more interested in the grades of holiday home that are available at most Eurocamp resorts in Europe.
Side by side comparison table of Eurocamp accommodation
We've done our best to make this Eurocamp accommodation comparison chart accurate. However, it seems wise to throw in a caveat that there may be things we've missed or exceptions. We have looked at properties on lots of Eurocamp resorts but we haven't examined all 300+ sites.
Please see this as more of guide to get you started. Make sure you read the details of your particular holiday home carefully before booking.
Which upgrades are worth paying for?
There are a few factors to consider here, so I wouldn't say there's a definite answer that will suit everyone. However, my thoughts are:
How much does upgrading accommodation with Eurocamp cost?
The amount you pay to upgrade holiday home accommodation with Eurocamp varies a lot depending on the time of year. For that reason, you might decide that it's worth paying for an upgrade off-peak rather than on-peak.
As an example - we looked at the price of a week's holiday for a family of four at La Croix du Vieux Pont in France in early August 2024 and early October 2024.
So, we can see that upgrading from a Classic 3 Bed (£) to a more spacious Classic 3 Bed XL (£) costs £266 in August or just £28 in early October.
Similarly, upgrading from a Classic 3 Bed (£) to an Ultimate 3 Bed (££££) will cost us £2289 in August 2024 or just £210 in early October.
The Ultimate 3 Bed (££££) includes bedding and towels, whereas the Classic 3 Bed (£) costs an extra £75 unless you bring your own. So, the actual cost of upgrading from the lowest to the highest model is just £135.
A final conclusion
My conclusion is that if you are visiting Eurocamp off-peak then I would be tempted to go for an upgrade to Premium or Ultimate (unless you have a pet or require wheelchair access).
If you are visiting during a peak time, such as the UK school summer holidays, then you'll need to weigh up which upgrades are worth the money for you. You may decide to spend less on the accommodation but budget more for eating out and activities.
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