CarFest South FAQs
When can I check in?
Guests can check in at the Hotel Bell Tent reception from 8am on Friday 25th August. Check out is at 11am on Monday 27th August. Please bring photo ID and a copy of your booking confirmation or invoice when checking in.
What are the reception opening hours?
Reception will be open between 8am and 12am. Outside of those hours a night porter will be on duty.
I'm travelling by car. What are the parking arrangements?
Guests will have access to an exclusive car park directly next to the Hotel Bell Tent area. The lead booker will be sent a car parking pass that they can print and place in the windscreen of their car.
Will there be security?
Only wristbanded guests are permitted to enter the Hotel Bell Tent area, and there will be a 24/7 dedicated security presence.
As always, Hotel Bell Tent can not be liable for lost or stolen items, and we advise against bringing valuable items unnecessarily.
Will there be food and drink on site?
Delicious hot and cold breakfasts will be being served each morning (Saturday through to Monday) in our onsite café area, and there will be complimentary tea and coffee available all day and night – all included in the price of your package. Further drinks, meals and snacks can also be bought throughout the event alongside our exclusive bar which will be open until midnight each day.
The lead booker for each booking will be contacted closer to the event to ask them to book their preferred breakfast sitting for all guests in their party. This system is in place to reduce queuing, and bookings are made on a first come first served basis.
Will there really be bell boys and a buggy service?
Yes! As soon as you arrive at the festival you will be directed to our designated car park, from where a shuttle service will be provided to the fabulous Hotel Bell Tent reception for those who would rather not walk. On entry you’ll be greeted by our lovely receptionists and checked into your room, and super-efficient bell boys will then be on hand to help you take your luggage from our reception area to your tent.
What essential items should I bring?
We highly recommend you bring a torch, lots of layers for when the sun goes down, plenty of warm bedding (if you’re bringing your own) and cosy pyjamas. Bringing an extra blanket is always a good idea just in case the night times are a little cooler.
I’m interested in adding a fridge to my booking. How big is it?
Fridges have a capacity of 45 litres. The external dimensions are 47.2 x 49.2 x 45 cm.
What about toilets, showers and pamper areas?
Hotel Bell Tent will have exclusive loos with a dedicated maintenance and cleaning crew, and our showers will be housed in a marquee, complete with pamper stations featuring big Hollywood mirrors and hairdryers.
Please note that showers in particular can be in high demand at peak times. We recommend trying to use the showers outside of peak times (breakfast time and early evening), and bringing a magazine if you’re planning on getting in line to freshen up…
Will there be power in my accommodation?
Each structure is supplied with power. This is for the charging of phones and cameras only – use for anything more powerful could overload the system and disrupt power supply for you and your fellow guests. If in doubt, please check with Hotel Bell Tent reception staff.
What’s this about a movie tent?
For those who would like to be able to make use of the Hotel Bell Tent movie tent to entertain the little ones, don’t forget to bring your favourite DVDs from home.
What other exciting goodies can I look forward to?
We love to spoil our guests as much as possible so we’ve teamed up with some exciting partners in order to surprise you with some really special goodies including high end bathroom miniatures, eye masks, ear plugs, bottled water and more!
Can I use a barbeque?
Please note that according to CarFest’s campsite rules, no open fires or BBQs are permitted. Only purpose built gas stoves with small gas bottles (2.2kg) are permitted, and no spare bottles are to be brought.
Will drinking water be available?
Water taps can be found in and around the site and are supplied with mains water suitable for drinking.
What about the environment?
At Hotel Bell Tent we respect the environment and try our hardest to look after all the beautiful spaces in which we set up camp. We welcome all guests’ help in keeping our area clean and tidy and assisting us in leaving no trace.