As regular visitors to Center Parcs it's always interesting to see what each Parc does different or has to offer and Hochsauerland certainly has some twists.
The Center itself has the usual suspects in regards to eateries and the usual, slightly high for what you get, prices. Your best bet is to snack at the Center but dine out in the town; plenty of good places to eat withing walking distance.
The swimming pool is good with plenty of slides, pools, hot-tubs etc but again at a German Center Parc...no rapids! The pool appears to have under-gone a bit of a refurb and I have to say it was looking good. The wrist band is a great introduction doing away with the need to take loose change with you to the pool for the lockers.
We didn't explore the Parc as much as we would normally but what we did see was all clean and in good condition. The Reception staff were friendly and helpful and possibly for the first time ever I would encourage people to check out the info on what's in the area; especially helpful for small scale, local maps.
The internal lay out of the Center is a little unusual, for example the squash court next to the bumper-cars, but I suppose it encourages exploration
We did have a couple if issues however. The hotel is confusing and difficult to navigate and some doors which can't be opened for no known reason.The addition of a "bridge" to the Center seems a pointless addition only serving to take away from the Entrance. My partner discovered cockroaches in one of the toilets in the Center which was a surprise given how clean everything appeared to be. Obviously given that this was near a couple of the restaurants it was a bit off putting.
Parking is also a bit of a nightmare with parking under the hotel costing E6/day and the normal car park being on the small side