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Just returned from a fascinating, fulfilling and packed full 5 days in Iceland. As usual arranged by Claire with all her efficiency and charm, making us feel like she was booking a trip for one of her family. Iceland is one of those places that has to be seen in the flesh to truly appreciate all its magnificent natural glory. Difficult to pick out any highlight but 2 places will remain long in the memory, firstly seeing a glacier up close and personal, something I can now cross off my bucket list! Secondly the wonder and fun of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa. Well done also to Kristofer our Icelandic guide with Riviera Travel who made the holiday fact filled and amusing. Only warning is make sure you go with very deep pockets as Iceland certainly knows how to get your money off you especially for food and drink
Looking forward to Las Vegas next March! Already booked through Claire who was able to come up trumps with a great deal after I stupidly thought I might get a better deal elsewhere! Should have known better and I won't try that again. Well done Westway


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Cyan on the plane back home to Hong Kong, I remembered my promise to come in and see you,sorry we didn't have time.I just wanted to say we had a great time. The hotel was lovely. The staff were great as was the food and the general service. We loved everything about it. We loved Rome too. It was a truly truly wonderful, unforgettable holiday and we have you to thank for that. Thank you again so much for helping us to have such a memorable 10th anniversary and such a great week.
We look forward to seeing you next year.

Mark and family.

Ian Prior reply: Thank you for taking the time to sign our guest book. I encourage the girls at Westway to make contact with returning clients for two reason. 1) make sure everything was okay and 2) it’s a chance to pick up first hand tips or recommendations. All the team here will no about the Canada Hotel and hopefully may other of our clients will have a super time in Rome


Added: August 16, 2016
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A big thank you to Tina and Westway Travel for a wonderful holiday. Everything was seamless and we encountered no problems.
Apartment, pools, beach, food and Aquapolis water park next door were all great. No complaints at all.
Would totally recommend Westway Travel, I have already got my next holiday booked for next Easter through them. Fantastic customer service. Thank you!!

Ian Prior reply: Just what I like to hear, No problems and great customer service I shall make sure Tina gets a pat on the back


Added: August 15, 2016
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Cyan

We have returned home safely (really didn't want to come back).

Thanks for the e-mail about the airline seats, you were quite correct and everything was fine at the airport.

We have had an absolutely amazing time thanks, really was a great combination of destinations.

New York was as to be expected, crazy busy, hotel was in a great location and ticked the boxes. We had a couple of plumbing issues with the sink over couple of days, but service was great and it was fixed as soon as we called maintenance.

Mexico was paradise. I would recommend the resort highly to anyone. Every aspect was to a very high standard - house keeping, service, food and cleanliness.

Only one slight downfall - they obviously cater for weddings, and unfortunately there was a large party from Texas, around 25 - 30 people, which set camp in the Jacuzzi by the bar, drank from 10 - 9 for 4 days solid and didn't move!! It didn't cause a problem for us, they were harmless, quite loud and rowdy, but very friendly, but for a few of the older couples and families staying there, I don't think they were very impressed at all, as it really did change the atmosphere of the daytime relaxing. It made no difference to us really as we met a few couples out there and had our own celebrations (I did propose), plus we had days sitting around the beach, had days out etc.

Overall, a really good trip, thanks very much for your last minute organising, advice and booking!!

Kind regards

Tim & Natasha

Ian Prior reply: Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts on our guest book.

The Zoetry is one of our favourites in the area and I am pleased it is still performing at the highest level. When we know something works we try and recommend it as much as possible

Ask Cyan about the next holiday if you can and I am sure she will have another hotel on tap to recommend


Added: August 15, 2016
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To Everybody at Westway thank you very much for not only providing us with a wonderful hotel in Sorrento but also for being completely on the ball and preventing our holiday becoming a disaster.
We planned to travel to Sorrento from Toulouse on the Saturday so when I got a call from Emma at Westway on the Friday saying that Air France were striking and our flights were cancelled I was a little concerned. I shouldn't have worried Emma and the team had already arranged replacement flights and changed the transfer time with the hotel; they even had a few very practical tips for getting about the airport where our transfer was particularly tight.
Thanks again for all your hard work and I can't thank you enough for making then rescuing our holidays.
Best regards
Tommy Bain

Ian Prior reply: Thanks for your kind words on our guest book, It was pleasing for me to see that Emma and the Upminster team reacted to a problem and sorted out the flights for you. Typically we get things done during office hours but can I take this opportunity to remind you of our 24/7 service. Each of our offices has an emergency telephone number and it will be answered at any time of the day by a director or manager and they will try and help with any situation possible. Pleased to say we don’t get many calls but when it does the relief they show is worth our effort


Added: August 15, 2016
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Cyan,

I have to let you know how great our holiday was in Ibiza. Everything could not have been more perfect.

Thank you for your card. 50 years of marriage where has it gone! you have always been brilliant!!!

Lin Redgrave

Ian Prior reply: Love the fact 50 years of marriage and you were still dancing in Ibiza !! A lesson for us all I think.

Congratulations and thanks for your kind words about Westway Travel


Added: August 11, 2016
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Just wanted to say a particular thank you to Louise at Wickford branch, and the other ladies there, for their advice and another well organised holiday. X.

Ian Prior reply: Pleasure


Added: July 22, 2016
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The resort of Puerto Pollensa was recommended to us by Westway. The resort was perfect for our young family and it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. The self catering accommodation at Las Velas was excellent and the whole trip went smoothly from start to finish. The location to the beach was fantastic as Westway suggested and the atmosphere of the place was just what we were after. I feel you met our specifications perfectly.

Many thanks for all your help and we look toward to booking our next holiday with you in the near future.

Ian Prior reply: Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to report back on your Majorca holiday. Puerto Pollensa has always been a firm favourite of ours and especially with families. Not too busy but still plenty of restaurant life is always a perfect mix and I hope our next recommendation is as good


Added: July 9, 2016
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Hi Cyan

Thank you we had a lovely time on Alonnisos

The apartments of Illias studios were lovely, typically Greek with small bathroom and hard bed, but one of the cleanest studios I have ever stayed in. It was very well equipped. (Not that I used the kitchen) It was a short walk to the harbour with restaurant and bars, plus supermarkets. The local beach was only 5 min walk but a bigger beach was about 30 minute walk with sun beds and umbrella for €6 a day. Also had bars and restaurants. To get to this beach you walked down 150 steps okay going down but gets your heart rate going coming back up. The island is beautiful and is very quite and laid back with the cleanest sea water I have ever swam in.

The down side of this holiday

Once you land in Skiathos to get to the port is 5 minute coach ride but we had to wait 4 hours for the ferry. It would have been longer but out flight was delayed by 90 minutes. The ferry crossing took about 30 to 40 minutes.

On our return we had to catch the 6.40am ferry for a 4 pm flight home this flight was also delayed by 90 minutes. On both occasions we did not know about the delay until we were sitting on the plane.

On our wait in Skiathos we were told to leave our cases in a bar this bar had loads of cases and people going up to their bags collecting what they wanted and leaving them again. In this day and age with flight and bag security anyone could tamper with the bags. I found this a bit worrying.

Hope you find this helpful

Thank you for all your help

Kind Regards
Ruth

Ian Prior reply: Yes I can understand your concerns about baggage and timings. Some of the islands in Greece are remote and keeping control of costs sometimes means we have to wait for a ferry over the expense of a private boat or day room in hotels. I have spoken to Cyan about the booking and we will pay special attention to this should you choose anther away from it all island

Pleased to hear the holiday was a success


Added: July 7, 2016
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Eventually made it to Alghero having had to cancel a previous trip. Hotel is in a great position overlooking the sea and is superb in every way. Quite a walk to the town and harbour but would be fine if you are younger and fitter than us.!! We went with Just Sardinia and their rep met us at the airport and kept in touch by text several times during the week. We were very impressed with this company. My usual thanks to Maxine for all she did to make this holiday really enjoyable.

Ian Prior reply: Thank you for your kind words and I will speak to Maxine about her high service levels.

Just Sardinia are one of a group of small companies that try to personalise the service they offer. So many clients feel that there are only big companies to make bookings with but in reality we work with many smaller ones. Perhaps next year we can introduce you to another of these tour operators


Added: July 4, 2016
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