Testimonials

Saturday, 28 April 2012 17:15

Michael & Jenny, Southampton

"We were both really thrilled with the hotel and location. Everything was perfect and we had a really good time." September 2011 from Michael & Jenny, Southampton who visited Cyprus for their honeymoon.

Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:18

Nathan & Zoe, Hildonborough

"The holiday you organised was amazing and definitely exceeded our expectations. Thanks so much for all your hard work, we loved every minute of it. All the hotels were perfectly placed for what we were after, and we definitely felt we got great value for money. It may be a while before our next big holiday, but we'll be sure to keep your details for when we get an idea of where to go. We'll also be sure to recommend you to all our friends who are looking to go away, and will enure they are all aware of how well this was organised by yourself (and how stress free this was on our part) . Thanks again for all you hard work." September 2011 from Nathan & Zoe, Hildonborough who visited Hong Kong and Fiji.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012 18:13

Richard & Joanna, Newbury

"Thank you for your email. Basically we had a fantastic time. You helped us organise the honeymoon that we dreamned of. I have only praise for the hotels you found and advice you gave. The service really was Top Drawer - sorry I bet everyone writes that.  Thank you for all your help." October 2011 from Richard & Joanna, Newbury who did a tailor made trip through France and Spain combining planes, trains and automobiles visiting Paris, Bordeaux, Carcassonne, and the Spanish coast near Barcelona.

 

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 18:11

Fabio & Ioanna, London

"Thanks for your email. We were actually planning to write you but got totally entangled with work and stuff. The holiday was absolutely fantastic and the organization spot on. We are completely satisfied with the services offered, both in terms of the actual arrangements and the customer service provided at all times.  There's no doubt we will recommend your services." January 2012 from Fabio & Ioanna, London who spent Christmas and New Year visiting the Great Barrier Reef and Sydney, Australia.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:09

Amanda & Derek, Dubai

"Thanks we had a wonderful time and enjoyed being on a cruise for the first time. The boat was very big, and full of some very big people too, but it was great to have so much to see and do.The food (evening meals) was surprisingly really really good too. I would certainly recommend you to others." September 2011 from Amanda & Derek, Dubai who went on their first ever cruise.

Sunday, 08 April 2012 18:06

Nicki & friends, London

"We had a great weekend thankyou. The hotel was in a great position - very easy to drive to, and only a short cab / bus ride into town. Also we used the boat to come back on sunday, which was fab. The rooms were big, clean and comfy - all you want them to be really! We did have a small issue with room keys at the start, but it was quickly rectified and all was good. Staff were very nice, friendly and helpful - lunch a little slow, but great when it arrived. All in all we had a lovely time - thankyou for your help with organising it." October 2011 from Nicki and girl friends who had a spa weekend in Bath.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012 18:04

Dorothy & Graham, Coventry

"Once again everything went according to plan and we had an excellent holiday. The lounge pass starts the holiday on the right footing, the flights were on time, the holiday rep. at the airport was welcoming and the hotel was great. The service was absolutely first class and there was an amazing selection of food at breakfast and dinner all presented in a very attractive way (similar to a cruise ship). The weather was extremely hot so we didn't attempt any excursions. We spent the time relaxing by the pool keeping in the shade as much as possible. No complaints at all you will be pleased hear. Thank you once again for your attention to detail. " October 2011 from Dorothy and Graham, Coventry who visited a luxury hotel in Tenerife.

Saturday, 24 March 2012 18:01

Sarah & Ian, Chiswick

"Just to say...THANK YOU! For all your help and planning. We had a fabulous honeymoon and loved each part. I really liked the Argonaut in terms of location and the free glass of wine from 5-6pm every day. They were so friendly and helpful at the hotel and it made a great first stop. The Kauai Beach Resort had a great hot tub outside, good food and the concierge helped organise a number of trips for us. The room was a good size and we were given a free bottle of very nice champagne. Finally, the Plantation Inn in Maui, was wonderful. A great little location and it made our stay in Maui so enjoyable. Again a hot tub and breakfast was included - great chef. Such easy access to La Haina and the shops and away from the noise and scale of the big hotel complexes further up the coast. The four, four, four also worked well...had we had the time we would have loved to do four days in New York..would recommend that to anyone thinking of doing the same trip. So thank you again for your help, we really appreciated it and would use you and Top Drawer again!" January 2012 from Sarah & Ian, Chiswick who visited San Francisco before heading to the Hawaiian island of Kaui and then onto the Hawaiian island of Maui.

 

Friday, 09 March 2012 17:58

Kerstin & Mark, Bradford on Avon

"Thanks for your email. All your arrangements were excellent and we had a brilliant honeymoon. No problems whatsoever. Flights and transfers happened without a hitch. The company that you used for the transfers and their drivers were very professional. The hotel and its staff were fantastic - exactly what we were hoping for. All in all, you have provided an excellent service building up to the honeymoon and the trip itself was great. Will definitely recommend you to family and friends." November 2010 from Kerstin & Mark, Bradford on Avon who visited Nice in the South of France.

Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:18

Sarah & Kevin, Bristol

"Our honeymoon was really fantastic. Borneo was everything we had hoped for. All the organised trips and guides were fantastic. All of our guests really loved the gift list too - and I have passed on details of both Top Drawer and Bottom Drawer to many people already, and I'll continue to do so. And, if we can ever afford another holiday like that one - you'll be hearing from us, I promise! :-)" June 2011 from Sarah & Kevin, Bristol who did a tailor made tour around Sabah & Sarawak in Malaysia/Borneo.

Sunday, 05 February 2012 17:04

Jeremy & Laura, Thames Ditton

"An absolutely perfect honeymoon. The resort was truly incredible, we are already trying to work out how we can afford to get back there. All the help both yourself and Amanda provided was excellent, you were always very prompt at replying to any queries. You offered a brilliant service and found us a great price for our honeymoon, and were very good at answering all my questions. The Bottom Drawer gift list addition was also really well done, and easy to manage. Everything was made really easy to organise (both the holiday and the gift list service) which is exactly what we needed as we were planning our wedding at the same time. I will definitely recommend you to friends…. And hopefully will be in touch in the future to book another holiday with you (as soon as we can afford one)." April 2011 from Jeremy & Laura who visited the Maldives. They also used our gift list service at The Bottom Drawer.


Wednesday, 17 August 2011 16:16

Simon & Dee, Lichfield

"When you save all year to go away on holiday, you want it to be fantastic. Top Drawer made sure that our holiday was exactly that with a faultless service from first enquiry to arriving home. Thanks to all the Top Drawer staff for their assistance. We will definitely use you again and have already recommended you to our fiends.” October 2010, from Simon & Dee and family who used Top Drawer Holidays for their family holiday to a private villa in Lazarote.

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 16:13

Mary & John, Birmingham

"Well you certainly did us proud. The whole journey went without a hitch (apart from Rome airport putting Johns case on the wrong plane even though we pointed out their error whilst we were there!!. It was delivered to us today). The transfer from the airport to the first hotel was very plush, a Mercedes and a private water taxi delivered us to the hotel in no time. The Ruzzini Palace in Venice had a lovely breakfast and very helpful staff. They had left a bottle of champers in our room on our arrival which was a nice touch. The hotel is well positioned within Venice and within a short walk to restaurants and the Grand canal. This made the journey on the Vaporetta to the train station very easy when we left for Florence. We arrived in Florence to torrential rain; however, this was the only rain we encountered throughout the whole of the trip. The Hotel Degli Orafi was very well positioned, very central and bang next door to the Uffizi which was brilliant. We actually had a small apartment which was a real surprise. There was a kitchen/lounge, a large bedroom and large bathroom and lovely little touches like being left a T-shirt and the weather forecast for the next day on our pillow whilst we were out on the first night. The staff were again very helpful and eager to suggest places to visit etc. The breakfast at this hotel was brilliant,there was everything you can imagine available. One morning I had hard boiled egg topped with Caviar, smoked salmon, and bacon followed by a nice custard pastry. Not too good for my cholesterol, but when in Florence and all that. The Artemide in Rome was great too. The room had a free mini bar which we found useful. Again the hotel was well appointed, close to the bus stops and Metro station (two minutes walk) so travel around the city was easy. All in all this was a fantastic holiday which will provide us with wonderful memories of our twenty fifth anniversary. We will definitely recommend Top Drawer to our friends and will start saving immediately for our next adventure. Thank you. Regards Mary x" August 2010, from Mary & John, Birmingham who used Top Drawer Holidays for their special wedding anniversary holiday to Venice, Florence and Rome.

Monday, 16 May 2011 16:10

Victoria & Aaron, Tunbridge Wells

"Hi Hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know that we're back from Morocco now and it was all absolutely wonderful. Kasbah Tamadot was utterly amazing, in every way so would recommend it thoroughly to anyone else. Food and drink and service and views were second to none. Thanks very much for your help with our honeymoon. Back to reality now... All the best." October 2010, from Victoria and Aaron in Tunbrdige Wells who used Top Drawer Holidays for their honeymoon to Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains in Morocco and our sister company The Bottom Drawer for their wedding gift list.

 

Monday, 11 April 2011 16:04

Sheryl, Berks

"I’ll be sure to mention your fantastic service (to those people who have not heard me already singing your company’s praises), a job very well done!". October 2010, from Sheryl in Berks who used Top Drawer Holidays for her friends secret honeymoon booking to Marrakech for after their wedding as well as using our sister company The Bottom Drawer to collect contributions from the other wedding guests towards it.

Tuesday, 01 February 2011 16:02

Emma & Andy, Bournemouth

"Thank you also for all your assistance, it has been a breeze booking through top drawer and using the bottom drawer, we will certainly recommend your company to others as the service is first class!!!". September 2010, from Emma & Andy, Bournemouth who used Top Drawer Holidays for their honeymoon to the Maldives and our sister company The Bottom Drawer for their wedding gift list.

Saturday, 15 January 2011 15:55

Rebecca & Benjamin, Richmond

"No complaints about the service, everything went according to plan. The Fox Hotel in Banff was amazing, would highly recommend it to anyone. Car hire pick up was nice and easy. It was good to have all the hassle of organising taken away for a change, as I would normally have booked things directly, rather than use an agent, but I'll consider using you in future!". August 2010, from Rebecca and Benjamin, Richmond who used Top Drawer Holidays for their honeymoon driving around the Canadian Rockies and our sister company The Bottom Drawer for their wedding gift list.

Friday, 05 November 2010 15:52

Sarah & Christopher, West Molesey

"Hi . Our honeymoon was fab! Top Drawer service was superb, can't fault it!" August 2010, from Sarah & Christopher in West Molesey who used Top Drawer Holidays for their honeymoon to Las Vegas, Hawaii and San Francisco and our sister company The Bottom Drawer for their wedding gift list.

Saturday, 14 November 2009 13:22

Holly & Peter, Rugby

"Thanks. For us, The Bottom Drawer was definitely the best solution to our wedding list woes. Peter and I had lived together for nearly 2 years before we got married and there was nothing we really needed. The site allowed us to 'ask for money' without it feeling like we were to our guests - they all knew they were contributing to our fantastic honeymoon, which we were able to book with your good selves - Top Drawer! I will be happily recommending your sites to friends and family who are getting married in the next couple of years. Your help and advice with both the list and the honeymoon have been amazing.

We had an amazing time - we really did. The country is beautiful, the resort was amazing and the people could not do enough for you. I'm going to bore you with the detail but it maybe helpful for others planning to go.  Royal Brunei airlines are the best long haul airline I have ever flown with. Lovely comfortable planes with very attentive staff. Food was ok and in flight entertainment was very good. Because we had a lay over longer than 5 hours in Brunei they offer free tours of the city and a river cruise. We were too tired to take them up on this but worth pointing out to potential travellers.

When we arrived at Kota Kinabalu we had a private mini van to take us 1hour north to the resort - again very lovely man. Welcome at the resort was amazing - as you would expect. Room was great, they had put petals everywhere which was sweet and chocs and fruit.

Hotel in general was stunning. Absolutely spotless, plenty of staff all willing to fulfil your every whim. Restaurants were very good, with a wide choice of western, Malaysian and Japanese food. We spent on average 500RM / £100 a day on food, spending half of that some days then more others (they have a posh restaurant called coast which is good but pricey).

We had a gazebo on the beach for dinner one night - minimum spend per person was 300RM roughly £60. Drink is pricey, but if you clock onto the happy hours you get 30% discount, we propped up the bar many a night!

The sunsets are spectacular as are the many activities they run from the hotel. The highlight - the orang utans - bloody brilliant. It cost 50RM (£10) each to go and you were with the for an hour. Many people came from other hotels and said it was better than sepilok as there are fewer people allowed in and you can get closer to them. This is good to advise people as it is a lot of money to do a day trip there.

We also went on a river cruise to see the fireflies 65RM each (£13) which was very interesting and magical. Most trips are roughly £10-£30 per person and are good value. 

For the last two nights we upgraded to the ocean wing for another 500RM (£100) a night and boy was it worth it. I would advise anyone going, if they can afford it to upgrade - the rooms are beautiful and you get a huge bath tub on your balcony! You can have a bath butler come and run you a bath! There is also a separate (bigger) pool and the towels are fluffier! You can even choose a scent from the scent menu for your room...

We did go to the spa - much to Peter's despair. It is top notch - you pay for it though! A massage is 270RM £54 and the prices get higher depending what you have. Golf also looked amazing but it's too hot to golf!

All in all and amazing trip and we can't wait to go back - we really can't. I think the people made the difference - so kind and genuinely lovely.

Thank you for all your amazing organisation - if I can give you any more details that will help others plan their trip please let me know I would be glad to help.

Will be in touch as we are definitely doing Florida next year now so will need to sort flights etc. Also - do you get a special rate on the Chunnel?

You will become my new best friend Ian - do you realise this?" October 2009, Holly & Peter from Rugby who honeymooned in Borneo using both Top Drawer Holidays and our sister company The Bottom Drawer.

Thursday, 12 November 2009 13:26

Nicolas & Katherine, Bristol

"Hi, the honeymoon was great thanks. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the service was great all the way. All the information you sent us was of a lot of help and the agents in Marrakech are extremely competent (which is not the case for some of the other operators as we were told by other guests who were with different ones!!!). As far as we are concerned we are very satisfied with the service provided." October 2009, from Nicolas & Katherine, Bristol who used Top Drawer Holidays for their honeymoon to Marrakech and our sister company The Bottom Drawer for their wedding gift list.

Monday, 02 March 2009 00:00

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