Desperate to escape the rain and see… more rain? Alfa Travel organises holidays to British seaside resorts. But are these only fun when the weather is nice? And how affordable are their holidays? How do you know that you are not sacrificing comfort and important facilities for a price reduction? Can you trust Alfa Travel with your holiday? Considering Alfa Travel organizes coach holidays, how comfortable are their coaches? And how well-trained are the coach drivers? Are the hotels of good quality and in good locations? All of these issues can make or break your holiday. Finding out the right answers is therefore essential. Separate fact from fiction and read reviews of people who have actually travelled with Alfa Travel!
About Alfa Travel
What is relatively unique about Alfa Travel is that it is an employee-owned company. In fact, it was one of the fifty largest employee owned companies in 2016. This could make Alfa Travel’s staff even more committed to provide the best possible service.
Alfa Travel is one of the largest coach tour operators in the United Kingdom and is part of the Alfa Leisureplex Group. A sister company of Alfa Travel, Leisureplex Hotels, owns 21 hotels in the UK. Another sister company, Alfa Coaches Limited, owns a fleet of coaches.
There are many different places you can visit with Alfa Travel. Wanting to go to the South West? You can go to resorts in Exmouth, Ilfracombe, Newquay, Sidmuth, Torquay and Weston-Super-Mare. Hotels in the South and South East can be found in Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Folkestone, Gillingham, Hayling Island, the Sandown and Shanklin Isles of Wright, Southend-On-Sea and Weymouth.
Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Skegness could be your holiday destinations on the East Coast and Bingley (West Yorks), Newcastle and Scarborough in the North East. In the North West, you could travel to Blackpool, Grange Over Sands, Isle of Man, Lytham St Annes and Southport.
In Central England, Grantham, Kidderminster, Ross On Wye and Sheffield may be great places to visit. If you are interested in discovering Wales, you may want to go to Carmarthen, Criccieth, Llandindrod Wells, Llandudno, Porthcawl or Tenby.
Alfa Travel also has many locations in Scotland: Aberfoyle, Bannockburn, Dunoon, Fort William, Prestwick, Stirling and Strathpeffer. Dundalk (Co Louth), Ennis (Co Clare) and Letterkenny (Co Donegal) are possible locations in Ireland.
Lastly, if you want to leave the country for the holidays to explore Europe, you can go to Assmanshaussen (Germany’s Rhine Valley), Braunlage (Germany), Flanders or Ostend (Belgium), Paris and St. Anton (Austrian Tyrol).
You can also go on a cruise with Alfa Travel’s Alfa River Cruise programme. If you like driving yourself, you can go to many of the resorts with your own car. Otherwise, you can use Alfa Travel's coaches that have reclining seats, air-conditioning, toilet facilities and comfort stops.
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Questions, comments, concerns and experiences
You can consult the FAQ-page on Alfa Travel’s website, or call Alfa Travel’s customer service. For information regarding reservations, call 01257 248000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to make a group booking (more than 21 passengers), call 01257 248007 or send a message to email@example.com. You can reach the travel department by calling 01257 248002 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is also possible to seek support by sending a fax to 01257 248014 or a letter to:
Alfa Travel Ltd Euxton Lane Euxton Chorley Lancashire PR7 6AF
Alfa Travel’s customer care is available from 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays, from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
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Pick up was disorganised from feeder onwards - no information! Hotel was so disgusting (room strongly smelled of urine). It was so bad we caught a train home to Lincoln the next morning! No compensation offered at all. Worst holiday of our lives. We would definitely not use Alfa travel again.
I booked my holiday with Alpha on Thursday 11th of July for a holiday to Newquay to start on Saturday the 13th July. Time for my pick up was scheduled for 0940 hours. I had to phone their office to find out where the bus was at a little after 1005 hours. I waited some time before the phone was answered The lady I spoke to told me that the driver was very reliable and he would phone me to let me know what time he would pick me up. He did not phone me. At 1030 hours I saw a red people carrier stop outside the bus stop. Curiosity made me think that perhaps this was from Alfa. I asked the driver who he was, and who he was picking up. He replied "I have no idea". I suggested it might be me as I was expected to be picked up to go to Reading and onward to Newquay. He did agree that I could be the guy he was asked to pick up as the coach was waiting for me at South Mimms. He further stated I should have been there at 0920 hours . My paper work clearly said 0940 hours. Communication is a very important part to any business. I should know I have owned my own business since 1987 and only retired this year. My success relied on my communication with the editors, designers, writers, illustrators, photographers and distribution manager of my publications. We promote reliable, honest, professional businesses offering value for money. A local resident in Borehamwood where I live told me that your company was reliable, professional and gave value for money. VFM yes, but reliable and professional is I am sorry to say is zero. Travel was delayed from Reading but traffic you cannot control. Communication let you down. The Hotel Eliot was as near perfect as one could expect. What do you intend to do regards my complaint so that I may trust your company to use your service again this year of in future years. I await your most urgent reply. David Burcombe Former Managing Director of AMPSUK Tried and Trusted Ltd
Just got back from tourquay had a fabulouse time,coach driver Glyn was fantastic and made our holiday. We stayed at the nethway hotel had a lovly sea view room the hotel was nice are close to the night life and a bus stop out side if you dont like walking,food was adauite not liesureplex normal standard.
overpriced Elite Tour we felt we did not receive value for money. Extensive menu? not a chance worst food we have had on holday very limited choice. We were moved from chosen coach seats without being asked, 'disabled' placed in our seats were off the coach and away like greyhounds received a letter from Alfa apologising for the 'rare' overbooking error, not so rare, another lady was moved with the same excuse the couple replacing her place had only booked three weeks previously whereas she had booked months ago!!!! We will never travel with Alfa again and we have been on five other trips with them in the past but never again. I do not trust them anymore.
5 day break...took two full days to arrive there, too much time sitting on a bus to do very little in the middle...more descriptive info should be given on itenery so a choice could be made if you want a one hr stop for a meal...then back on the bus. Hotel pretty mediocre ...food tasteless and very School canteen quality...or worse to be honedt tasteless ... chefs specail, two cheap sausages plonked on mash awash with gravy...got the gist??
Had my first coach trip with Alfa. And had a wonderful holiday. It far exceeded my expectations. Coaches were comfortable. Driver was first class . Well done Simon. Excellent value. Looking forward to booking my next holiday with them
Great experience with them. best packages and great services
Alfa is quite reputation oriented travel company around, I get that word but just believed when myself experienced. Truely recommend. Nothing else to say. They are just perfect. all one need to do is call them or contact them