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Classic Escapes Travel Reviews - Members Feedback

John and Kathy Parkinson

Members Feedback

My wife and I have just had our first holiday as members of Classic Holidays. We have just arrived home after spending a little over a week at Kuta Town House in Bali.

We would like to pass on our sincere gratitude to the Classic Holiday Team in Bali. We first made contact with Chris Corp at the Bali office just prior to finalising our Classic Holiday account. Chris was extremely helpful in arranging our accomodation for our trip. Nothing was an issue for Corpie. Chris kept us in the loop about what was available and offered great advice and service.

Later we dealt with Ian Roberts and he too was fantastic. Everything ran smoothly as promised. Ian made contact on several occasions before leading up to our Bali trip and also when we were in Bali. Ian made sure the we were comfortable and made sure we were happy.

Lastly. Classic Holidays main point of contact in Bali was Fantui (Hopefully I spelt her name correctly). What a vibrant, happy, cheerful and extremely helpful lady. I rang Fantui a couple of times whilst in Bali to check on a few things. Nothing was problem for her.

It would be remiss of me not to mention the Kuti Town House staff. They were all simply outstanding. All of the staff were cheerful and helpful and always greeted us warmly.

We would like to thank Classic Holidays for our holiday.

Please pass on our appreciation to the Classic Holiday team in Bali and also to the management and staff at Kuta Town House.

We had a great time.

Thank you

Kind Regards

John and Kathy Parkinson

Sandie & Peter Wishart

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Hi John

Just wanted to give you some feedback on the booking you made for me recently, for my friends who were over from NZ, at Quest, William Street, Melbourne.

They were thrilled with their accommodation, and said it was probably the best they have had in Melbourne. They loved the fact that there was a separate lounge and bedroom and that they had a small kitchenette.

So, thank you very much.

Regards

Sandie & Peter Wishart

Peter & Lindy Hession

Members Feedback

Hi Andrew,

I would just like to say thankyou for all your great organizing. Our trip to Italy and London was fantastic. We could not wipe the smiles from our faces. The wows were coming thick and fast. Everything was perfect - accommodation, transport and the places that we travelled to.

Once again thankyou and have a good afternoon.

Peter & Lindy Hession

Charles & Helen Buckenara

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Very nice units, great air-con and cover for car.  Best modern unit we have stayed at Australia wide.


Thank you

Charles & Helen Buckenara

Fay & Graham Bullimore

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Just a short note to say a big thank you for our holiday at Noosa Sound. We had a wonderful week down there and we are in the process of arranging our trip to New Zealand.

Thanking you so much

Fay & Graham Bullimore

Linda & Russell Linn

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Russell and I were very impressed with the professionalism shown to us by Bob at Pattaya (Tara Court Boutique Hotel).

As often happens we were very sceptical when we were fortunate enough to win a scratchie entitling us to stay 7nghts in Thailand paid for by Classic Holidays. We paid our initial $199 deposit and booked our flights to Pattaya 12mths ahead. We have just returned from a very enjoyable and memorable holiday thanks to Classic Holidays and even though we could not see our way to become members at this time we still received all the courtesies offered to members and our accommodation was fully paid for.

I believe that Classic Holidays offers a great way to travel all over the world at extremely cheap rates and we will definitely be considering membership when our circumstances change.

Thanks again Bob at Pattaya for assisting us on arrival and all the way thru our stay.

Linda & Russell Linn

Lance & Melinda Edbrooke

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Hi John,

On behalf of Melinda and Lauren , I would like to take the opportunity to thank-you for the great job you and the team at Classic Holidays put in to organize our accommodation, making our holiday a fantastic experience.

We started from Vietnam Hanoi travelling to Ho Chi Min then to Cambodia Phnom Pehn then Siem Reap arriving at Thailand Bangkok leaving for Australia from Singapore. Here are some photos relating to our trip.

 

Kind Regards,

Lance & Melinda Edbrooke

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Carole & Bruce Poulson

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Cedar Lake Country Resort,

I just wanted to thank you for making our friends stay with you such a lovely time. Harold and June Densley stayed with you last week and were full of praise for your hospitality. They really enjoyed their stay with you. I especially want to thank you for the box of chocolates you gave them as a gift for their 65th wedding anniversary. They were delighted. It was a lovey touch. It’s extra attention like this that make people want to come back!

My husband and I have enjoyed your resort twice before when staying there with friends. We will definitely be booking a week for us in the future.

Carole & Bruce Poulson

Peter

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Dear Nadia,

Anne and I were delighted with the Oakwood Trilliant Apartments. We had a good-size suite on the top (8th) floor, with a king bed, sitting area, well-equipped kitchenette, and en-suite. We were in Sukhumvit 18, a street with lots of restaurants, bars, and good massage shops. Have a look at my review on TripAdvisor if you like.

Best Regards,

Peter

Bronwen Pyne

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We have just arrived back from the HAL Volendam 28 day Asian cruise. Lovely ship, great staff and interesting itinerary.Burma was fabulous, well worth visiting and the side trip( with HAL) we did out to Bagan to see the temples was awesome. TheSwegadon Golden temple in Yathong was absolutely gob smacking.

Thanks for your efforts with both bookings.

Matt and I made good use of the country information pacs that you provided. They are very worthwhile .Thank you !

Bronwen Pyne

Gay McCullough

Members Feedback


Hi ladies


Had a great time 5-12 April  with my friend Ann; you were all marvellous, including the maintenance chaps who briskly replaced the dishwasher when it didn’t cycle properly.

It's like coming home, a trip to SR - and SO LOVELY to be on a high floor after unit 1 in 2012 - thanks ever so much again. Wow, you certainly outclass Tiki Village where we had to spend our first week as SR was full on 29 March. It is so cramped there, though we enjoyed the canal views too. I have done the survey below - top marks all round!

Best wishes to Peta, Kerry and the other ladies on reception whom I didn’t meet. Our week flew by, especially with a quick trip to visit family members in Warwick one day and Noosa a couple of days later. We flew to Auckland just before Cyclone Ita came south, if it reached as far as the Gold Coast (?) but we have it here today - a couple of houses have lost roofs and the rain is drenching down!! At 24 deg it’s warm and wet for Northland in April. From a very happy owner - Gay McCullough

 

Gay McCullough

 

John and June Clarke

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Once again my wife and I and our relatives from Scotland had an enjoyable 2 weeks at Beach House the staff were excellent and the unit was in excellent condition.

If we had to make a comment it was that the waiting time for lifts seemed less than before maybe the cleaning staff were more organized.

So as I said on many occasions it was the best decision we have ever made in 1979 when we bought a time share in Beach House our Scottish relatives have made many trips to Australia as one of their highlights is to spend a week or 2 at Beach House.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to express our thanks,

John and June Clarke  

 

Rob Aldous

Members Feedback

Good morning Melissa,

Maree and I have returned from a wonderful holiday and would like to say a BIG thank you to you for your professionalism and advice that enabled us to enjoy the trip of a life time. As this was our first experience of Classic Escapes and ICE, we were a little nervous, however we did not need to worry. Everything was perfect.

 

To assist you I would like to provide some feedback on our accommodation…….


Moulin Plaza in Paris…..fantastic location, easily accessible by Metro, friendly reception, smallish rooms(ask for a room that is on top floor if possible. Gets noisy), adequate Continental breakfast

Odessa Wharf in London….incredible location on the Thames, 20mins by bus to London Bridge, 25mins by bus and underground to Westminster, very friendly hosts, self contained to cook real meals after being in France and Italy (steak and vegetables)

Atlantic in Milan….good breakfast, smallish but clean rooms, close to Central Railway, lovely communal area with small bar.

King hotel in Rome….good location near Spanish Steps, only adequate Continental breakfast, helpful reception, smallish room, fantastic roof top area for guests to unwind

Boreale in Nice…great location, very helpful reception, Ok room,( but no wi-fi in room, only in foyer)close to restaurants,lovely al a carte breakfast

Park International in London….ensure you book a room away from Cromwall St, as it is a very noisy and busy street, great breakfast, great location close to Gloucester Rd Station, good sized rooms.


Hope this helps and once again….THANK YOU

Regards,

Rob Aldous A.C.C.M.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Sue Chandler

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We're back from NYC and had a great trip. At some stage I was asked to give some feedback so here goes.

AKA Times Square was amazingly big, very modern and very comfortable. Staff excellent. Very convenient for Broadway shows, pubs, shopping and subway. Road construction created a noise issue but that can happen anywhere. Great value for money.

AMy personal favourite, though, had to be Washington Square Hotel which you found for us. In NY terms it was cheap as chips and I just loved it. It was super comfortable with 1920's charm. Lovely breakfast included and the restaurant gave first class service and wonderful food at prices we paid elsewhere for very ordinary fare. Staff were helpful and made you feel at home and the neighbourhood is lovely. It's an easy walk to 3 subway lines so very easy to get around Manhattan too. A small point, ignored by most hotels but at WSH the bathroom has bench space and good lighting so you can see to do makeup or have a shave. Highly recommended.

I also requested The Empire Hotel which you sourced for me. It was lovely and the pool was great but their exorbitant pricing on any little extras doesn't feel welcoming. e.g. a nice little bottle of water beside your bed. What a lovely bonus. Beware, it's $7.50 and no room left in the fridge because it's 100% minibar.

Thanks very much for all your help.

Sue Chandler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Nardine Cahoon

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Hi Leonie


Just wanted to send you a quick note to say thank you very much for your help with our accommodation in Phuket.

he 4 bedroom villa that we were upgraded to was absolutely amazing......!!!!  We were very spoilt and thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing three days there.  None of us wanted to leave!!

The Outrigger Laguna Resort and Villa, along with the other Laguna venues were very up market compared to other resorts and I would certainly recommend it to other people. 

The restaurant etc was a little bit more expensive than others but well worth it!  Especially the Seafood extravaganza night!

Thanks again,

Regards,

 

Nardine Cahoon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Joy and David

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To All Classic Holidays Staff

 My husband and I plus guests from Canberra have just completed a most wonderful holiday at Sandy Point Resort 5-12 June.

In making this booking we found your staff to be very friendly and courteous. As we have never exchanged into this resort before (although we have 7 weeks of timeshare)

I needed to ask your staff some questions, especially pertaining to conditions for more elderly folk....

what a wonderful week of sunny weather we had! At all times patience and courtesy was present.

The atmosphere was enriched even further when we had a most welcoming from your staff prior to taking up our booking. We were offered one of the Penthouses. We felt we were in heaven!

Accommodation was excellent and we enjoyed the entertainment provided by the Resort….

what a great couple Steve and Julia are, along with their newly appointed in-house Customer Relations and Sales Consultant Kevin Williams…..They work extremely well as a team.

At no time did we need the staff's assistance re   maintenance etc. as all was in order.

Once again many thanks for a well organised and friendly team.

 

Best Wishes

 

Joy and David

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Chris & Peter

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Hi Lauren & John


Well the holiday is over and we are back home but have fantastic memories of our beautiful trip.


Everything went superbly – all the flights were coordinated just fantastic and the accommodation was beautiful. 


Dubai was just so interesting and surprising.  Accommodation was just beautiful – very hot 50 degrees.  Loved High Tea in worlds tallest building.  Totally recommend it.  Expensive but worth it


Athens was a surprise as to how poor they are and there is so many sites derelict.  Loved it though – hop on hop off bus is the best way to see it all.  (Road rules well not sure is there was any)                         


Santorini was the BEST – where we stayed was just perfect.  We love the black beach and most of the main towns used the local buses to travel to the beach everyday so we felt we were in the best position.  Restaurants etc were plentiful.  Donkey ride up the steps to the top at Oia from a tall ship cruise was so scary but worth every scream.  Close to a heart attack but laughing about it now.   


Our accommodation was just ok.  Nothing flash – very much like locals homes but sort of clean but the welcome by Mr Drossoss was just beautiful.  Reception staff were just like talking to family so all in all good.


Singapore was lovely – we were upgraded in our accommodation which was beautiful – 26 floor with lovely views of the Smokey city.  (smoke from Indonesian fires) – Don’t think Singapore will be on our list next time – I could take it or leave it. But lovely to see.


Anyway thank you so much for your coordination of our holiday job well done!!


We already planning next year to return to Santorini.


Kind Regards

Chris & Peter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Ryan

Members Feedback

Just a short note to say thank you again for your organisation of the trip we've now completed and to let you know it went well without a hitch.


The hotels you arranged ( Dubai, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Budapest) were fantastic and yet different in each of the cities as of course were the cities themselves. I'm pleased we did the stopover in Dubai as it was an amazing place and it broke the journey which meant when we got to Copenhagen we were fine and not jet lagged. The Emirate flights over and back were great and my gold status QANTAS card was accepted which meant we had access to lounges as well as getting the points counted for the frequent flyers with QANTAS. They were all codeshare flights so that went well. It also meant that on all of the flights bar one we had a spare seat between us which made flying economy easier.


The train travel between Copenhagen and Stockholm was excellent as were the tours you arranged in both places.


 I would recommend the APT cruise to anyone. It was the highlight of the whole trip and you couldn't fault anything about it. You said Budapest would be a great place to visit and you wern't wrong. Our accommodation in London and Paris which was arranged through Classic was excellent and the London one (Odessa wharf) is in a great location.


Anyway everything on the trip went very well and we are very thankful for your brilliant organisation of it. I will contact you again later in the year about what we might do next year. I had some worries when I joined Classic last year as I wasn't sure whether I'd use it enough to get the value of my membership but your organisation of this trip alone has made it worthwhile to me so thanks again.


 If you want any feedback about any particular part of the trip let me know and I'd be happy to give you some detail.

 

 Steve Ryan

 

 

 

 

  

 

Anne and Brian Brown

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Back from Vietnam last Friday and just thought you might like to know how it went.  It was just wonderful.  ALL the hotels we stayed in were first class and the resort in Hoi An was, we thought, exceptional.  We were in Hanoi for the weekend of Ho Chi Minh's birthday - so that was special .  The Silk Path Hotel was good too.  We would like to go back to Laos and just spend time there.  The Burasari Heritage Hotel is lovely and I would recommend it. 

 

What we did like was Vietnam Airlines.  As you know we had our doubts about them as we had not flown with them before but I will be flying with them again.  The meals were simple but tasty and served with calm efficiency and a smile.  What impressed me was the cabin pressure.  I always end up with swollen feet and ankles after any long flight but when we arrived in Saigon my feet were normal!  We felt as though we'd just been sitting down at home here watching TV for just over 8 hours.  Very comfortable.  Our internal flights were good too.  Brian is a retired pilot and he couldn't fault them. 

 

No problems getting the visas on arrival in Luang Prabang either - took us about 10 minutes and having the right US dollars is a help! 

 

Thanks for organising our arrangements.

 

Regards

Anne and Brian Brown

 

 

 

 

  

 

Chloe and Chris May

Members Feedback

Hello,

Just wanted to let you know how well we were looked after in Bali. Sakthu and Michael were full of helpful advice and support. Sakthu organised a delightful day at a cooking school and a driver for day trips. We had a great time!!!

 

Many thanks,

Chloe and Chris May

 

 

 

Kathy Johnson

Members Feedback

Hi John,


I would like to express my thanks for the outstanding assistance you gave to me. I rang requiring accommodation at short notice and your cheery response to me was "I can help you with that. "

"From that moment I felt so happy and relieved as you spoke with such confidence that you would be able to assist me.

John you did everything so efficiently. You asked me the dates and the places I would like to stay and from there you were able to obtain for me the most amazing  weeks stay in Cuenca in Ecuador.  All the time you were in constant contact with me both via email and by phone.

I cannot speak highly enough of the customer service I received from Classic Holidays. I was treated as a valued client and that John was personally interested in my holiday plans.

Thank you again John for always being there to assist me and to  make my booking so easy. You are a wonderful ambassador for Classic Holidays. I can't wait to make my next booking with you.

With Best Wishes.

Kathy Johnson

 

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