Testimonials

Saturday, 15 February 2014 11:14

Jemma & Anthony, Henlow

As always, I would also highly recommend your service as we thoroughly enjoyed getting our holiday off to a good start in the airport lounge. So, thank you again for al your help.
Friday, 17 January 2014 11:26

Christin & Gerd

Our honeymoon in Antigua was great!! Great island, great hotel, and on Antigua are the most friendly and happy people I have ever met on this planet (the locals I mean). Our hotel upgraded us without us having to ask for it, so they were very well informed about our honeymoon, thank you for that. Your service was excellent Ian, as I mentioned in my feedback already, and I am happy to recommend you further!!
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:22

Laura & Alasdair, Leeds

Trip was excellent thank you - Hotel was great: good location, exactly as described, great value. Definitely one for couples though (rather than acquaintances) as the bathroom and bedroom are pretty much all in one. One restaurant that stood out was West Side Steakhouse in Hell's Kitchen - the porterhouse steak we had there was amazing. The grey line buses were also really useful for getting around - we got a 3 day pass and really got our money's worth. Many Thanks
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 13:38

Chris & Jen, Sandhurst

We had a fantastic time thanks. Really great. We loved our destinations, particularly Venice and the Amalfi coast. The hotels we stayed in at Venice and Amalfi (I can’t remember the name of the hotel in Venice and it was the Conca Azzuro in Amalfi) were definitely our favourite and would strongly recommend. The hotel in Venice had extremely helpful staff and was a cosy little place. In the Amalfi hotel, I would strongly recommend the balcony with a sea view. The balcony had a double bed style sun lounger and was very romantic!

I would strongly recommend to your customers not to have a car until you need it. We picked up the car in Florence (intending to go to Bologna for the day ) but in reality there was so much to do in Florence we didn’t have time to drive to Bologna for the day and we underestimated how exhausting it is visiting 3 cities in a row! The trains were excellent in Italy, and it is definitely the way to travel around. We would have needed a car to get to Amalfi though. The driving in Amalfi is pretty hair raising!

We were delighted with the service we received, and your prompt replies and helpfulness during the planning stage was the reason we booked with Top Drawer Holidays. We will be recommending you to our friends and family.
Friday, 01 November 2013 13:42

Laura & Warren, Bearsted

We had an amazing honeymoon thank you, one that we will never ever forget. In terms of your service, I thought it was outstanding from start to finish. Whenever I had a query you always got back to me really promptly. I’ve already recommended your services to our friends that our getting married in April. I’m sure that I will be back in touch in the future.
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:46

Kevin & family, Nottingham

Just wanted to say thanks for organising a great trip, couldn't have gone smoother. Flights, transfers and the hotel Galleon Sitges was a great choice and went beyond everyone's expectations. Thanks again.
Thursday, 26 September 2013 15:52

Geoff & Jemma, Fleet

"Thank you again for all your help and organisation, the service you provided definitely exceeded my expectations and I have already recommended you to friends and family.

Jemma and I had a fantastic Honeymoon and I definitely scored big 'brownie points' with the new wife, who loved the whole thing, especially the Kenya leg of the trip. All three Hotels in Kenya were incredible and we were spoilt at Palacina and House of Waine. Palacina upgraded us on arrival to their penthouse suite, which was bigger than our 3 bedroom house! House of Waine treated us to a meal for 2 on a private terrace in the evening which was a very nice touch.

We can not praise Little Governors camp highly enough and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in a Safari. The staff were fantastic and very friendly and attentive, without being intrusive, and the food and facilities were beyond our expectations. The game viewing was also very good and was complimented by our Game Driver who was brilliant.

We also had an enjoyable time in the Seychelles, only spoilt by the weather which wasn't great. It rained for a few hours most days and unfortunately a couple were a complete washout, however the facilities were very good, so we were not short of things to do when it rained. The spa in particular was great. The Constance Ephelia is very large but most of the time it didn't feel like it. The only criticism I would have about the resort is that the service, at times, was a bit lax. On a couple of occasions we asked for something, and it would take quite a lot longer than expected for our request to be satisfied. However that wasn't nearly enough to spoil our stay and we had a nice relaxing time after the action packed stay in Kenya.

Thanks again for all of your help and advice."

From Geoff & Jemma, Fleet who honeymooned on safari in Kenya followed by the Seychelles

Monday, 16 September 2013 16:39

Brett and Kate, Bracknell

"We had an excellent holiday thanks, and a "once in a lifetime" holiday soon became a "we'll be back in a few years time!" holiday. A big Thank You to you guys at Top Drawer, the service provided was excellent and everything was made very easy and we were kept up-to-date with everything. The lounge passes we got were a great idea and certainly made the start of our holiday very relaxing! The service and the passes has certainly made me think about booking our next family holiday through you, we are thinking of a family holiday to somewhere like Porto Santo near Madeira. The main reason we liked the look of Top Drawer was the choice of operators and therefore freedom we had. It reminded me of the old independent Travel Agents you sadly don't see on the high street anymore. I shall certainly be phoning you for qoutes in the future! 

As for the resort (Meeru), we couldn't fault it at all. It was truely a paradise island, and the quality of service was fantastic. We were made to feel very welcome and there was a relaxed atmosphere amongst the staff, but we were never left wanting and felt truly looked after. I certainly keep recommending it to everyone I speak too! I shall also do the same for Top Drawer.

Once again thank you for all your help on making this trip so easy and hasle free."

From Brett and Kate, Bracknell who honeymoon in the Maldives.

 

Sunday, 15 September 2013 15:40

Howard & Susanne, Cambridge

"Susie and I had an unforgettable wedding and great honeymoon, so thank you for all your help and assistance. I very much liked your support in helping us choose the right honeymoon for us."

From Howard & Susanne, Cambridge who honeymooned in Sri Lanka visiting different parts of the island.

Sunday, 15 September 2013 13:57

Deborah & Steven, Cheltenham

Yes we had a really wonderful time on our holiday. We only have positive comments to make about the whole experience. We were impressed with the economy experience on Emirates flights, plenty of entertainment to choose from on the long flights. Private transfer companies were on time on all occasions and provided a hassle free service. Both hotels we stayed in lived up to the high standards we had read about in reviews on Trip Advisor. We both had a really great time, and as always you provided a very efficient and informative booking service.

My colleague and her now-husband, have booked their honeymoon through you as well, on my advice! I recommended your honeymoon gift list service to them, as well as the holiday booking. I believe they are visiting the same destinations as we did for our honeymoon - Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Friday, 13 September 2013 14:08

Gary & Susan, Dunbar

Hi Ian the trip was amazing and we had a fantastic time.

The hotel in Vegas, the Cosmopolitan was funnily enough "Top Drawer". It was of a very high standard and was exactly what we were after. I would definitely go back to that hotel. We got an upgrade to a bigger room as well but still had the view we wanted, which was amazing. We love Vegas and have been before so we would never have anything bad to say about Vegas.

In Hawaii we stayed in our own hotel, which was great, the resort was superb just as we imagined. We definitely want to go back one day.

In New York we were a bit tired by the time we got there, but it was again, great fun. The hotel was in a great spot in New York it seemed to be close to everywhere. Nice rooms as well and staff were very friendly and helpful.

Overall the best trip of my life and one to remember.
Monday, 26 August 2013 16:22

Neil and Lesley, Derby

"The only thing l can say is that everything met our expectations and more, the hotel was absolutely fabulous and their staff were top class. The transfer agents were also extremely helpful, always polite and always on time. So in a nutshell we can't find anything to complain about, l thank you for your help and and assistance in solving our little change in booking arrangements and your customer service and advice have been of the highest standard. Again many thanks and l hope to do business with you again in the future."

From Neil and Lesley, Derby who holidayed in Thailand staying in Bangkok and Hua Hin

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 16:11

Abby & Julian, Wallington

"Thanks so much – we had a fantastic time, and really appreciate all your help. All aspects of the trip were brilliant. The staff were all very helpful. We also thought the gift list service was brilliant and will definitely recommend you/be back in future... Thanks so much"

From Abby & Julian, Wallington who honeymooned in Sri Lanka, undertaking a private tour, and then on to Thailand visiting Bangkok and Hua Hin

 

Sunday, 18 August 2013 15:48

Nikki & Gareth, Gibraltar

"Yes thank you so much we had a GREAT honeymoon!

The service provided by Top Drawer was excellent from the booking process down to the holiday itself. The hotel in Hua Hin (Cape Nidhra) was absolutely lovely, the staff were so warm and welcoming and helped us with organising lots of tours and things. All transfers ran smoothly and we really were treated like royalty! Thank you so much.

We've already been telling eveyone about your great service and all our wedding guests loved using your partner site the bottom drawer too. We shall certainly think of the Top Drawer when we next want a lovely holiday."

From Nikki & Gareth, Gibraltar who honeymooned in Thailand visiting Bangkok and Hua Hin

Friday, 16 August 2013 13:46

Dorothy & Graham, Coventry

"I just wanted to send you a thank you e-mail for your efficiency in the organisation of our holiday. Everything went smoothly from start to finish making the whole experience very relaxing.

The Hotel Cannero can be thoroughly recommended in all respects. It was spotlessly clean, the food was excellent and all the staff were very friendly and attentive and as an added bonus the weather was good.

We hadn't visited this region before so it was a very pleasant experience which we will remember for all the right reasons.

Once again Many thanks."

From Dorothy & Graham, Coventry who visited Lake Maggiore, Italy

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:50

Beverley & Mark, Newport

"Hi. Many thanks for your email. Yes, we had a fantastic holiday and we found your services were a big help and reassurance in organising our special trip. Thank you.

The golf was great – Monte Carlo golf club is very welcoming and we both played pretty well – in fact Mark went round in scratch! We noticed as we played the 9th a gentleman had cut in between us and the group of ladies a hole behind, so we asked if he’d like to join us – it turned out he was a member of the club who knew the course well etc so it was an added bonus to play the back nine with him and have a drink afterwards in the clubhouse like us golfers do!.

We were quite happy driving around and had a virtually brand new top of the range little Citroen via Hertz.

Another thing we did which we’d particularly recommend was a perfume making workshop at Molinard in Grasse – fascinating and you come away with a tailor made perfume/aftershave each. The Golden Goat at Eze is wonderful for a drink/snack with amazing views. We did the usual Casino in MC, afternoon tea at The Hermitage (impeccable service) and ate out at some very nice places (recommend Pulcinella for dinner and Columbus for their tasting lunch) and even went to Jimmy Z’s night club! Quite an experience. And the helicopter there and back was brilliant. I have attached a few photos – the last two are views from the hotel.

The Monte Carlo Bay Hotel was lovely, our room spacious with great views and breakfast, service, concierge etc all very good. We were disappointed the huge sand bottomed lagoon pool was closed when we arrived, as we were looking forward to that, and on signs by the pool it said it was only open until Sept. When we asked about it they confirmed yes, it was always shut by Oct, but that by chance for a special weekend for their corporate guests (there was a big conference going on at The Grimaldi and obviously there were a lot of corporate guests at the hotel) they were opening it 8am Friday morning for the weekend…guess who was there waiting at 8am to swim into it on the morning of our flight back! It was fantastic, and I would say that is a real plus for any of your clients at that hotel in the summer months, June to September inclusive from memory.

Another thing we were disappointed at was that the Blue Gin Bar at the hotel was open only for corporate clients (we asked and we weren’t allowed in) on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings. There was no pre-notification of this, and as the hotel isn’t within walking distance of anything similar for independent residents of the hotel, this was a pity as there isn’t a similar bar to go in to have cocktails etc in the hotel.

All in all an absolutely super holiday. And yes we will certainly recommend Top Drawer and ask for your advice/quotes for our future holidays. And if you ever need any mystery guests we’d be happy to oblige and feedback!"

From Beverley & Mark, Newport who holidayed in Monte Carlo with helicopter transfers!

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 13:36

Bob & Mark, Thornton Heath

"Wow – what great service – I will def be recommending you to friends – very impressed!"

From Bob & Mark, Thornton Heath who honeymooned in USA visiting New York, Miami and Orlando and who also won “Surrey Wedding of the Year 2011” as voted by readers of the magazine of same name!

Monday, 12 August 2013 13:32

Julia & Will, Ealing

"Hi, our honeymoon was perfect and Le Tousserok was exceptional! Thank you for arranging our booking and we will of course recommend the site to our friends. Many thanks"

From Julia & Will, Ealing who honeymooned in Mauritius

Friday, 02 August 2013 13:22

Chris & Kelly, Orpington

"We had an absolutely wonderful time, our best holiday ever, and a great honeymoon. Sri Lanka was a stunning island, much greener than we were expecting. We had very good weather, hot but not oppressive.

The Jetwing hotel which was essentially a transfer stop after and before flying did just the job for us. By the sea, good rooms and food, but we weren’t there or in Negombo long enough to really judge it fairly.

Our driver through Kuoni’s local partner was great. He was a very kind man and new Sri Lanka well – he took us to the Pinnawalla Elephant Orphanage on the way to our first main stop, Habanara. So that was fantastic to see – broke up the journey and we got to see something we thought we might miss. So a great start.

The hotel at Habarana, Chaaya Village, was very good for what we needed. I wouldn’t say it was luxury, but this part of our honeymoon was for getting out and about. And the hotel was perfectly comfortable, well located, very pretty natural surroundings and good evening food.

During this part our driver (and driving is an experience but definitely the best way to see Sri Lanka) took us to Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock, Safari at an elephant Eco Park, Elephant rides, spice walks and a visit to Kandy to the temples and to see Kandian dancers – this whole part of the trip was just what we wanted.

After that we went to the Fortress Hotel in Koggala. This was just spectacular for Kelly and me – we loved it. Would go back in an instant!

We mainly chilled out there – great room, swimming pool, drinks, food and just a short tuk-tuk ride to Galle. Although we did squeeze more sight-seeing in…

We went to Galle, whale-watching in Mirissa, Yala National Park, Koggala lake…

Even managed through the hotel to rearrange our transfer on the final day so we could go to Galle and watch day one of the England Sri Lanka test match at the cricket stadium! Result.

All in all, a great holiday, we’d go back and we’d definitely use you again – so thanks for organising it!"

From Chris & Kelly, Orpington who did a tailor made tour of Sri Lanka for their holiday

 

Thursday, 01 August 2013 13:18

Nikhil & Kathryn, Uxbridge

"Thank you, we had a lovely honeymoon. The services were very good and the VIP lounge at Gatwick was a nice start to the holiday. The hotel was also very special - the suite was definitely worth the upgrade and the staff treated us very well.

And I will certainly recommend your services to friends."

From Nikhil & Kathryn, Uxbridge who honeymooned on Madeira at the Quinta da Casa Branca

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 13:28

Hazel & Andy, Redhill

"Hi, yes we had a lovely honeymoon, it was perfect and just what we were looking for with some sight-seeing and some beach relaxing! The hotels were both immaculate and the staff very helpful and polite. The facilities provided in both were excellent and well suited to the different locations we were in. Andy was thrilled with Barcelona as he had no idea of all the Gaudi buildings and Parc Guell, the amazing food and Las Ramblas. He also got to see Barcelona FC which is apparently quite a big deal! He loves beach holidays so Mallorca was the perfect end, the beach was immaculate and the sea was clean and mostly quite quiet.

I have a couple of friends who are getting married over the next year and I have passed on all your details to them.

Once again, thank you for being so helpful, taking all the leg-work out of finding flights and hotels and listening to my ramblings to get the best idea of what Andy and I were looking for!"

From Hazel & Andy, Redhill who holidayed in Barcelona followed by Mallorca.

 

Sunday, 28 July 2013 13:14

Kunal & Rupeka, Chesham

"We both had a fantastic time, the tours were great, especially the Selvatica adventure. Cozumel Palace was an amazing place, great room and super service. Defo recommend that place again.

Thanks again, absolutely great service from you and will keep on recommending your services."

From Kunal & Rupeka, Chesham who honeymooned in the Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico

 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 13:08

Anne & Andrew, London

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of my husband and I, we had the most fantastic time. Everything was arranged to perfection and the mix of city/travel and beach relaxing was perfect. I think Franschhoek Country House was a favourite of ours, although all of the hotels in the Western Cape were fantastic. The only one I wouldn't recommend necessarily (until their refurb is finished) is the Cullinan, it was in a great location and the actual hotel / restaurant / etc was great, but the only rooms they had available whilst the refurbishment was going on were very dated and felt like you were in a travel lodge... Is a really minor point though and certainly didn't impact the enjoyment of our honeymoon in the slightest.

We have only great things to say about you, the service and the company as a whole, we have recommended both your travel and wedding list services to many of our friends - I believe one of my bridesmaids is currently talking to you about their honeymoon in June.

We will certainly be back in contact for some assistance later next year, we have a holiday to Australia to arrange in November. With the added complexity that we will be living in India as of next week to add to the mix!

I look forward to speaking with you then and will continue to recommend"

From Anne & Andrew, London who honeymooned in South Africa (visiting Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route) before heading onto Mauritius

Monday, 22 July 2013 13:05

Paul & Faye, Altrincham

"Thanks for following up and it was definitely an unbelievably beautiful place that we went to, just hope it’s not under water in 40 years as we’d like to go back there again. Had no complaints at all with the hotel and staff and the hotel was impressive with little things that help, such as planning for your departure so we didn’t have to worry about anything. It’s definitely a hotel you can recommend strongly as the staff are very nice and the food/drink is more than suitable.

Also appreciate your service as well as it’s been good to have someone to have to answer our questions before we went so will definitely use you again in the future and possibly looking at Thailand or Vietnam next year. Also the use of Bottom Drawer website for people to pay towards this went smoothly and had no problems with that."

From Paul & Faye, Altrincham who honeymooned in the Maldives

 

Thursday, 11 July 2013 13:00

Deborah & Stephen, Cheltenham

"We had a wonderful honeymoon! We absolutely loved having our own driver and tour itinerary while we were in Sri Lanka. The hotel was lovely too. Great location in the jungle and we were very happy with our room and the facilities. All the staff were incredibly friendly. The same goes for our resort in the Maldives for all counts I've already mentioned. The Maldives staff were especially helpful when we asked if we could change rooms (basically we would have preferred to have a room on the north side of the island, better view and closer to facilities - thought we'd use our honeymoon privilege and try our luck!) and they did all they could to accommodate our request. We were moved the next day.

As for your service, well you put up with my countless emails asking you to change small details of our holiday which of course affected the price etc! Your responses were always within a working day, if not quicker. In this day and age we all like a quick service! "

From Deborah & Stephen, Cheltenham who did a mini-tour of Sri Lanka followed by the Maldives for their honeymoon

 

Sunday, 07 July 2013 15:54

Hazel & John, St Albans

"Thank you very much for all your help with our honeymoon. We had an amazing time, from the quiet mountains and t-shirt skiing of Canada, to the non-stop, quirky life of San Francisco, to the nothing is too much trouble service of St Lucia.

We would absolutely recommend all the places we stayed."

From Hazel & John, St Albans who honeymooned skiing in Whistler, before heading to San Francisco for a few nights and then onto a relaxing beach stay in the Caribbean on St Lucia!

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 15:40

Conor & Nikki, Belfast

"Hi Just a quick note to say thanks for everything in getting the honeymoon organised for us. I can't praise the hotel highly enough, we had an amazing time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone thinking of visiting Sri Lanka.

SriLankan Airlines weren't the best airline I have flown with; old planes, uncomfortable seats, poor in-flight entertainment and at times questionable customer service... But it does not detract from an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thanks again"

From Conor & Nikki, Belfast who visited Sri Lanka

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