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Camping Santa Monica

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From £22.08/€24.09/$39.12/US$28.52/CA$37.67/CHF26/SEK249.45/DKK179.23/NOK259.42/ISK3,884/ARS2,147.94/CLP21,772/PEN100.59/NZ$42.18/ZAR465.96/PLN107.45/R$153.78/CZK644.39/RSD2,832/HUF8,678.93/RUB2,159.28/CN¥193.08 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • Family site with mountain views in the town of Raron
  • A couple of minutes' walk from a cable car station for mountain walks
  • Kids' club with a busy programme of varied activities

Ah, summer in the Swiss Alps – what could be finer than sitting quietly with the sun on your face, breathing the fresh air and listening to the sound of… the kids moaning that they’re bored.

Yes, it’s safe to say that the generations often have different priorities when it comes to holiday requirements. The canny folk at Camping Santa Monica have taken note of this issue and come up with a busy programme of kids’ activities that should banish any impending clouds of boredom – crafts, sports, dancing and other fun times should keep them entertained while you have a much-needed relax for a couple of hours (perhaps with a book on the sun terrace?).

With family harmony restored, there are plenty of fun things you can get up to all together. Splash around in the open-air swimming pool (with a paddling pool for the tinies), play table tennis or chess, or gather some neighbours for a game of football or volleyball. There’s also a playground and sand pit for further fun, or you could all head to the stream that passes through the site for a bit of paddling.

When it’s time for eats, head over to the restaurant, where again there should be enough choice to keep all ages and tastes happy. If you’re feeling sociable, try out a traditional family-sized dish of cheesy raclette to share; if you’ve all got different tastes, pick your own dishes from the menu of local and international dishes.

Cooking for yourselves? Barbecues are welcome, and you can order meat from the local butcher to be delivered for your alfresco feast. Other necessaries such as fresh bread and drinks can be purchased from the site’s mini market, or from the nearest supermarket (five minutes’ drive).

Additional amenities at Camping Santa Monica include a launderette, a washing-up area and a couple of toilet blocks with toilets, showers and disabled access. Sadly, you may find that by the end of the day your kids are too worn out from all the fun to help with the washing-up – a small price to pay in return for familial bliss though, ja?

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 09/05 and 09/09 (subject to weather conditions).

The restaurant is open between 01/05 and 14/10.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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8.2

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70% would recommend this site to a friend.

50% would stay here again.

 

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Very well maintained site in good location28/08/2020

Reviewer's country: GermanyAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Location

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    staffs behaviour but nat all of them just one recetiones in particular ruined mood

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I was able to phone and cancel with no problem …26/07/2019

Reviewer's country: CzechiaGary S.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    I was able to phone and cancel with no problem owing to my child having an accident in Germany.

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Excellent site with friendly people.04/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPam F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
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    Outstanding scenery, 1 minute from the Unterbach cable car. Food and drink at the restaurant was great. Facilities were spotlessly clean as was the swimming pool. Frans and the staff were lovely and helpful.

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Camping top, gérant et restaurant pas top11/08/2020

Reviewer's country: SwitzerlandPierre-André F.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Camping propre bien nettoyé, sanitaires très propre et bien désinfecté.

    Place plate.

    Place de jeux pour enfants, ping-pong, piscine, place de pic-nique vers la forêt avec ruisseau et petite plage.

    Boulangerie pour le matin très bon, fourni par un boulanger de la région.

    Disliked: 

    Le restaurant, les plats sont mauvais et de très basse qualité: pizza en moyenne 20 chf pour 20 cm de diamètre de pâte et 15 cm de sois-disant garniture. Nous commandons une vieille prune nous recevons un calvados! Service du restaurant moyen.
    Un conseil allé au restaurant Rothis situé a 4 min en voiture, le service est génial et les gens sont très agréable sans parlé de la nourriture qui est excellente. Vous passerez une soirée mémorable.

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Schöne Lage direkt am Berg01/08/2020

Reviewer's country: GermanyAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Schöne Lage direkt am Berg

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Mooie camping. plaatsen aan de rand van de camping zijn …03/09/2019

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Mooie camping. plaatsen aan de rand van de camping zijn mooi. wij stonden midden op. prettige vriendelijke mensen. Leuke animatie voor kleine kinderen. voetbalveld achterin is wel mooi, maar veel muggen. prima camping om als uitvalsbasis te dienen.

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    Zwitserland is duur. relatief is de camping duurder dan vergelijkbare campings in Oostenrijk.

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Yes13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: ItalyPier Paolo N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Yes

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Vriendelijk personeel, ruime staplaats (de 3 sterren), top omgeving04/08/2019

Reviewer's country: NetherlandsAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch (comfort)
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    Ligging van de camping ten opzichte van mooie wandelgebieden en toppen
    Zwembad & speelgelegenheid
    Schoon sanitair

    Disliked: 

    Geluid door ligging aan drukke weg
    Rumoerig tot laat
    Veel muggen
    Douches
    Weinig schaduw

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Convivial très bien pour famille Très aimable27/07/2019

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  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Convivial très bien pour famille
    Très aimable

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    Pas mal de moustiques mais le camping n’y est pour rien

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Excelente trato en recepción y algunas parcelas con sombra. Muy …24/07/2019

Reviewer's country: Spainsergio g.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Excelente trato en recepción y algunas parcelas con sombra.

    Muy recomendable para estar con niños. Hay actividades y tienen unas instalaciones muy buenas de juegos.

    Disliked: 

    Las duchas eran de pago y si buscas un camping más rural este no es el sitio.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Gray water hook-up for RVs/trailers

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • Kantonsstrasse 56, Raron, Sierre, Switzerland, 3942
  • Timezone Europe/Zurich +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.3025°N 7.8026°E

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Venturing away from the on-site activities, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby. 45 minutes’ drive away is the Feeblitz toboggan run, where you can zoom down the hillside at speeds of up to 40km per hour. Also 45 minutes away, the SiSu Family Park has a petting zoo, kids’ climbing course and tubing slope among its features.

Travelling to the resort of Zermatt can’t be done by car – you’ll need to take the train to Täsch (40 minutes’ drive) and complete your journey by a shuttle train through some pretty spectacular scenery, looking out towards the Matterhorn. Once you’ve arrived, head to the Family Fun Park for a treetop adventure course and ziplining.

Another fun way to spend an afternoon is to make the 40-minute to Leukerbad and hire some Monstertrottinnette bikes – a special all-terrain scooter with huge tyres. Take them up to the top of the Torrent cable car and prepare for an adrenaline-fuelled descent back to town (don’t worry – they have brakes).

Naturally, given the landscape, you can also find quieter natural activities in the surrounding mountains. Friendly staff can advise on hiking routes starting from the site, including gentle strolls along the banks of the River Rhône, half a kilometre away. You can also use the cable car a couple of minutes’ walk away from the site to reach the ski stations of Eischoll or Unterbäch, where further hiking trails start.

Relaxing spa wallows and family fun days can both be had at the Thermalquellen waterpark in Brigerbad, 15 minutes away. The outdoor thermal pool complex has a bouncy castle, paddling pool and 182m-long waterslide, while the indoor spa is an adults-only area with swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, hammam and an atmospheric grotto bath embedded in the rock.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Camping Santa Monica cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of CHF0.70 ($1.05) at least age 16 doesn't apply.

Local tax of CHF0.35 ($0.53) at least age 6 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping Santa Monica have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping Santa Monica dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Santa Monica? Venturing away from the on-site activities, there are loads of family-friendly attractions nearby. 45 minutes’ drive away is the Feeblitz toboggan run, where you can zoom down the hillside at speeds of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Santa Monica?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  9:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Santa Monica? From $39.12 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/RV, please select the extra.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 09/05 and 09/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The restaurant is open between 01/05 and 14/10.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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