Tuesday 13th January 2015 to Friday 23rd January 2015
Area Autocaravanas Cartagena, Carretera Molino derribao S/N, 30310 Los Dolores, Murcia
N 37.65375 W -1.00343
€12.00/10a (€10.00/5a) – Discounted for 15+ days
✅ Shower Block
✅ Good facilities with many positives (social room with TV, outdoor seating area, daily bread van, decent pitch sizes)
❌ Area not so good – semi-industrial/’tired’ suburb of Cartagena city (Santa Ana)
❌ ‘Lane’ dog walks only, nowhere <decent> adjacent to the site for the dogs to run free and exercise. Large park about 1km from site but unusable early/late doors
✅ 10a EHU on ‘super’ pitches
❌ WiFi poor (iBoost improved service significantly)
❌ EHU suffered multiple outages on 4 out of 10 days, worst was 17 in one day – Desktop PC extremely fortunate to not suffer a catastrophic fail (thanks only to Win/8.1 Power Management settings – a power outage during the boot process could have permanently damaged the Lenovo HDD), older systems would have been toast – Good case for using a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) – our Anker 15000mAh power unit MAY provide sufficient power (?) to facilitate a graceful system close-down following mains power outages. n.b. Anker power feed lead is USB to micro-USB, a USB-2-USB lead is needed to connect for use as a power supply to a desktop PC
❌ Power outages caused by just any ONE MoHo exceeding their ampage limit resulted in ALL MoHo’s on site losing EHU – should be ring-fenced at each EHU post = needs investment
✅ Operated by friendly and helpful brother and sister
🏁 Not an attractive area, not ideal for dogs, unacceptable ehu outages = we will not be returning!
10 days of admin, shopping, more admin, dog walking and yet more admin!
We could have stayed on here and rented a car to explore the area (as we had planned) but those power outages put us off – we skedaddled as soon as we had our stuff up to date…….note to self …….don’t let the emails build up again …..over 6,000!!
This aire is really very pleasant – shame about the location…….. and the EHU hassles!