"The best island we have stayed - Komandoo Maldives"
View More » Reviewed in April 2013 - by Jacqui Pickett
Hi Sol, Hope you are well . Just a quickie to say we had a fantastic time at Komandoo in the Maldives .... probably the best island we have stayed at & one we would definately return to. They did upgrade us to a jacuzzi beach villa upon arrival, also putting us on the sunrise side of the island (apparently the nicer side of the island but we would have been happy on either!).
So thank you for your help in booking the holiday & we will be in touch for our next trip.
"Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai" - View More » Reviewed in Apr 2013 - by John Q
Hi Sonia, we had a great time thanks, everything went very smoothly from flights, transfers and hotel. What a hotel, although a bit out of the city - which we were well aware of, access to the metro was a 5 minute walk so we had no problem with it at all.
The Ibn Batutta Hotel itself was excellent. The atmosphere, public spaces and rooms were very good. The staff were excellent and the food exceptional.
The AI option included access to all 4 restaurants with no restriction on menu choice. The drink list was a little restrictive but otherwise we had a great time.
I think what also made the stay so enjoyable was the 4 days we spent relaxing at the Oceana between our sightseeing days. Once again the pool, beach, sun terraces and bar were great. They were v clean and well presented, I think without this facility we may have struggled around the pool at the IBN, as although the pool there is adequate you couldn't really spend the whole day there.
Thanks for your help on arranging our holiday. I know my friends are keen to go back with their own family some time. As for ourselves we have been twice now, but would go back for a shorter break on a similar deal at the IBM.
Keep us updated, we have a week booked for the first week in July if you have any good deals forthcoming.
"Atlantis The Palm Dubai - Another super trip!" - View More » Reviewed in March 2013 - by Paul Sambrook
Good Afternoon Sonia,
Another super trip!
My family loved the few days at the Atlantis. Everything worked well. Gulf Circle Tours were excellent. For example, they double confirmed the taxi time to the airport for the flight back. Atlantis rooms were interconnecting and we had sea views.
Thanks again for all your efforts…………………much appreciated!
"The Fairmont hotel Dubai" - View More » Reviewed in March 2013 - by Sue Bartholomew
Hi Louis, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for arranging the holiday.
The Fairmont hotel was everything you said it would be and a whole lot more! We had a great time there and will certainly hope to return there soon.
"Dubai Holidays" - View More » Reviewed in February 2013 - by Deborah Woodley
Hi Jake, just a quick email to thank you for the brilliant holiday you arranged for us to. We will definitely use you again and have already recommended you to friends & family so hope you get lots more business.
"Grand Millennium Dubai - The holiday was great" - View More » Reviewed in January 2013 - by Lawrence
Hi Sonia, The holiday was great, no make that fantastic.
The seats on the plane were very good, the additional space was really appreciated.
The courtesy pick up from the airport and back to the airport were right on time and very friendly.
The Hotel accomodation was outstanding with a huge ensuite room for us, another bedroom, en suite and with two single beds for the kids, a massive lounge area, seperate kitchen area and even another wc. We were on the 15th floor so had a good view.
The facilities at the hotel were very good and the staff couldnt do enough for us.
We couldnt get into the room on our arrival at 9 o clock,which was the only issue we had. After traveling through the night we were all pretty tired, and being able to get into the room on arrival would have been good so we could rest.
The hotel did however give us breakfast and refreshments while we waited, and we were in our room by 1 o clocl.
A slight delay on our return journey did nothing to take the gloss off the holiday.
So thanks for making the arrangements, and I will certainly be looking at booking future holidays through your company.
"Big thank you for your assistance with booking our christmas
break" - View More » Reviewed in January 2013 - by Miss Antonio
Good morning Jake, Just wanted to say a big thank you for your assistance with booking our christmas break.
Thank you for your recommending the hotel it was good and been able to use the other hotel facilities was a bonus.
From departure to arrival back home and transfers everything went smoothly.
Is there a newsletter available to check on your deals.
Thanks again and we will be using your services in the future.
"Our lovely holiday in Abu Dhabi" - View More » Reviewed in December 2012 - by Michelle Insley
Hi Sonia, Hope you had a good Xmas.
Our lovely holiday in Abu Dhabi seems a long time ago now but it was fabulous! Everything went smoothly - the flights with Etihad were excellent and the outbound flight was only half full so we had 4 seats between 2 of us which was an unexpected bonus. Our transfers to and from the airport were all on time and very professional.
The Hilton Abu Dhabi was superb. Not sure if you are aware but it is the oldest hotel in Abu Dhabi ( from the early 70's) and is now surrounded by very new and tall buildings, but for us that makes it special.
The staff were exceptional and really went out of their way to help. The Hilton Beach Club over the road is a gem as apart from Fri & Sat when the local members are there it is quiet and felt like you were at a private club.
Overall we were delighted with our trip and will definitely go back in a few years as they are doing a lot of development on the cultural side with lots of new attractions due to open in future so will be nice to see how it all pans out.
Thank you for sorting it all out for us and will no doubt be in touch again - we are thinking of USA - possibly Texas next year so will need to look at flights etc at some point! Kind regards and Happy New Year.
"Abu Dhabi Holidays" - View More » Reviewed in September 2012 - by Margaret Withers
Hi Sonia, Just a great big thank you for booking us such a wonderful holiday at the Emirate Palace Hotel UAE it was fantastic. On arrival we were upgraded to A Pearl Room with Pool and part see view. The staff could not do enough for you , the Butler Service and the the cleanliness of our room was fantastic. Also the dinning room and waiter service was great. Lots of choices of food, but also we were asked most evenings if they could cook us anything different as to what was on the buffet, so quite often we ordered something grilled .The Hotel is vast, but fantastic I was offered as I'm not very mobile,a scooter to ride around in for the Whole Holiday it was great, I was able to keep the scooter outside of my room each evening , as we asked to be accommodated in the East Wing of the Hotel a little further from the Buffet Restaurant. The only small problem we had was the hotel informed us as to they had no clarification as to who was transporting us back to the Airport on departing ,as they wanted to know our departure time from the Hotel, so concierge were very helpful and made several phone calls and faxes to the contact you had supplied and I must say everything worked like clockwork.
Once again thank you Sonia and VALUE ADDED TRAVEL for booking us such a Brilliant HOLIDAY
"One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace Dubai" - View More » Reviewed in September 2012 - by Hanifa
Hi Sonia. We had a magnificent holiday. The hotel was stunning and more then met our expectations. The flights were on time and the connection times were good.
Thank you for all your help and we look forward to booking with you again.
"Multi Centre - Maldives & Sri Lanka" - View More » Reviewed in September 2012 - by Lynn Irwin
Hi ROY We had a fantastic time in Sri Lanka and especially the Maldives every thing went perfect. The walk up Loins rock was something else but we enjoyed it,our guide Conrad was very knowledgeable and good company. Thank you for all your help in organizing it all we will definitely come back if we want something like this again. All our good wishes to you Roy.
"The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi" - View More » Reviewed in August 2012 - by Gurkirit Kalkat
Dear Sonia, Thanks. We had an excellent holiday. The hotel was fantastic and the flight were also good. I will definately give you a call the next time we book a holiday. Can I also add that your help was fantastic in helping to find a suitable holiday.
"Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai - We'd a wonderful holiday"
- View More » Reviewed in August 2012 - by Suzanne Morgan
Hi Aaron, Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday . Lots of guests at the hotel had not heard if your company and were impressed with our deal . The only problem was with the return transfer which concierge could not get hold of and they didn't show . Think I mentioned that this had happened in the past with other companies so didn't really surprise us . All in all the holiday was just perfect .
"Atlantis The Palm Dubai - All we'd a fabulous holiday"- View More » Reviewed in August 2012 - by Wendy Collins and Cris Boyce
Dear Sonia, Yes thank you, we all had a fabulous holiday. Really enjoyed ourselves and would do it again for sure. Thank you for all your help and assistance. If you have any special deals in the future, especially to the Maldives, pease don't hesitate to contact us.
"One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court - Fantastic time in Dubai
and didn't want to come home!"- View More » Reviewed in August 2012 - by Julie Barton
Hi Sonia, We had yet again a fantastic time in Dubai and didn't want to come home!
The hotel - One & Only Arabian Court was as you explained a wonderful luxury hotel - great location, tasteful rooms, beautiful surroundings, delightful pool and delicious food. Everyone was very helpful and friendly and a great place for our teenage girls. They really looked after us on our anniversary leaving us beautiful flowers, chocoate heart and a picture frame gift! We found it just as good as the villas at the Madinat Jumeriah but in a different kind of way.
Many thanks once again for all your advice and help. We would like to try Abu Dhabi next time for a change hopefully in February half term, so please let us know if you get any good deals before then.
"Multi Centre - Kuredu Maldives & Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai"
- View More » Reviewed in August 2012 - by Tracey Clayton
Hi Sonia, Yes we are back to reality. Our holiday was fabulous and worth every penny.
Both Di and I would like to thank you for helping us book our holiday and also for the upgrade that we received at Kuredu Island. We both really enjoyed ourselves and especially Di on her birthday when she was treated to her bed being decorated with flowers and a special dinner and cake in the restuarant.
We have been to the maldives 4 times now and have never returned to the same island but would definitely go back to Kuredu. Nothing was too much trouble, the Jacuzzi Villa's are amazing and wearing no shoes for 10 days was fabulous. Dubai was very luxurious, hot and a worthwhile experience.
Thank you again for all your help, we will definitely be booking with you again.
"Atlantis The Palm - I will look no further than Value Added Travel"
- View More » Reviewed in July 2012 - by Pauline
Hi Sonia, We have arrived back from our amazing holiday in Dubai we all had a fantastic time hotel was fabulous and the staff couldn't do enough for us it truly was first class !
So I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in arranging our holiday of a life time that we will never forget ! I passed your details onto other holiday makers that sadly paid way to much for there trip and I highly recommend that half board must be taken as we counted it would have been an extra £5000 in food alone costs for the ten days that we were there so thanks again for that , so to finish if we ever decide to return to Dubai in the future I will look no further than Value added travel thanks again Sonia
"Two weeks in Jebel Ali Hotel Dubai was fantastic"- View More » Reviewed in July 2012 - by Kevin McCormack
Hi Bob, Just to say we had a great holiday.Two weeks in Jebel Ali was fantastic.Absolutely no noise re building works Palm Court . They gave us a suite.with a sea view. RESTUARANTS were excellent. Each of the restuarants were individual and the food fabulous
great shout Bob as always we will be back in contact for our next trip
"Go on Another Holiday in the Near Future with Your Company"
- View More » Reviewed in June 2012 - by Ekaterina Kalvacheva
Stayed at Marina View Hotel Dubai
Hi Bobby, How are you ? I am just emailing to say that we stayed very happy with our holiday to Dubai even though the 5 days flown by so quickly.
The hotel was really nice and everything was ok with the flight.
I am looking forward to go on another holiday in the near future with your company.
"Reasonable Price & Fantastic Hotel - Atlantis Hotel Dubai"
- View More » Reviewed in June 2012 - by Mandy Russell
Dear George, I just wanted to let you know that we have now come back from our holiday at the Atlantis in Dubai and had a great time. I would like to thank you for your help in sorting this out for me and for the reasonable price which we paid for what was a fantastic hotel.
I will certainly come back to you if I am lucky enough to go long haul again soon. I will be keeping an eye out on your deals and will recommend your company.
"Value Added Travel for being So Great" - View More » Reviewed in June 2012 - by Mr. Lyn
Dear George, We got back from our holiday at the weekend and I wanted to get in touch to say a HUGE thank you. As you may recall, I was nervous about your package as the price was so competitive but I am delighted that everything about our trip was exactly as you had described. It was all perfect.
Thank you and Value Added Travel for being so great - I have already recommended you to many of my friends and we will definitely be using you again in the future.
"Flight, Hotel and Dubai First Class!! - Atlantis Dubai" - View More » Reviewed in June 2012 - by Mr. Tony Beresford
Sonia we had a great time ... flight, hotel and Dubai first class!! Will you let me know if you see any other offers on Dubai as would like to return ... but to another hotel for a change of scenery ... kind regards and thanks for your service
"Fabulous Time Thank-you for Everything" - View More » Reviewed in June 2012 - by Louise Brearley
St. Regist Abu Dhabi
We had a fabulous time thank-you for everything.
We are in fact looking to book Dubai for 5 nights on a similar basis in Jan-Feb so I will be contacting you to see what you have.
I looked on your website but the special offers only ran for the next couple of months,
Do you think there would be any offers nearer the time?
"We have saved up again we may well get back to you" - View More » Reviewed in June 2012 - by Mr. Dave Collins
Hi Sol, Just a note to say we had a great time in Vilamendhoo and Atlantis hotel Dubai. The arrangements worked very well and the quality of the transfers at both resorts was first class, so when we have saved up again we may well get back to you. Current weather report Maldives wet but warm and gentle on the skin for children, Dubai very hot and hazy, first class hotel facilities at both locations.
"Hotel is Stunning & Outstanding - One&only The palace"
- View More » Reviewed in May 2012 - by Helen
Hi Sonia, Thanks for your email and yes everything was fab thanks , you did really well with everything including the transfers and "honeymoon flowers, chocs and a complimentry photo frame " so thanks very much.
Hotel is stunning and the food and service was outstanding, in fact I have sent a request thru to your company this morning for inbetween xmas and new year perhaps you could have a look for us.
many thanks once again.
"Your Excellent Organisation of our Holiday" - View More » Reviewed in May 2012 - by Elaine, Ken, Paula and Peter
Hi Sonia, Yes, we are home and we had a fantastic time. Thanks mainly to your excellent organisation of our holiday. The Hotel was really lovely and perfect for us. I think I told you that I worked as a Hotel Management Training Consultant in Dubai so I know the Hotels fairly well although never been to JA Palm Tree Court before. I think some of the Hotels are pricing themselves out of the market but The Palm Tree Court is just perfect. We did not find it too far out and although we went into central Dubai it was lovely to come out again away from all the hustle of Jumeirah and central Dubai.
The food, the staff and cleanliness of the hotel were second to none. We were treated like Royalty. On our friends Wedding Anniversary we both received a lovely Chocolate Cake, which I am sure you arranged so a BIG Thank You.
The Hotel let us stay on the last day until our departure at 21:45 even allowing us to keep our rooms and use our All Inclusive Package.
We cannot wait to go back so PLEASE let me know if there are any good deals going for later in the year or early next year.
Thought that you might like to know a little about the construction. The first thing to say is that at the moment you really are not disturbed at all. The main work starts on June 1st and I think there will be a few issues then. They are building a new pool on the beach by the Palm Tree Court and also expanding the Asian Restaurant ( which will be closing) They are also continuing with the Room expansion and doing other work in the Jebel Ali. They are offering Hotel credits for the Spa etc over this time and expecting it to finish in October.
Our friends are hoping to go back next year with their family of 2 Adults and 2 Children (aged 17 and 14) also their Daughter and Boyfriend and another family with Children about the same ages. She will be in touch with you and I will give her all your details. So once again thank you so much Sonia and we will call you as soon as we are ready to book our next holiday.
"All in All a Great Experience - Dubai Holidays" - View More » Reviewed in February 2012 - by Mike Ruane
Everything was great including fantastic hotel, excellent transfers and rep service.
We upgraded to business class on return - a bit more expensive than your charges but
it was worth it. Went to Dubai Classic golf and Meydan races. Bot fab.
All in all a great experience and we will definitely go back and with yourselves.
Thanks for your time and patience.
"Trip was Brilliant and Everything Ran Like Clockwork" - View More » Reviewed in February 2012 - by Mr. Stuart Halliday
Feeling fully refreshed after a quick nap this morning following the overnight flight from Abu Dhabi. Great idea of yours to do it that way. Thanks. The whole trip was brilliant and everything ran like clockwork. Flights and hotel check-in worked like a dream with the e-tickets and vouchers. Everyone had a great time. There was something for all to do. We were blessed with fantastic weather throughout ( 25 - 30s C). Etihad flights and service really good although being a Man United fan I wasn't over happy about the return flight which was on the Blue Moon Rising A330 painted in the City colours !
The Fairmont hotel was unbelievable ! Ultra modern decor, lots of marble and glass with a REAL wow factor. The service was exceptional in all respects and the staff, who were so friendly, could not do enough for us. Dining in the Cuisine restaurant was fantastic with a range of choices on the buffet to suit everyone. This WAS a true 5 star experience. If you have other clients wishing to use the Fairmont tell them to enrol in the Fairmont Presidents Club prior to arrival, it will get them free wi-fi during their stay and possible discounts on golf at the AD Golf Club. Matthew and I played the course and that too was memorable.
Oh yes the cricket. Matthew went to both the ODIs and saw the skipper get a ton both games. We all went on Wednesday. Great result, great fun with the Pakistan fans adding to the atmosphere. Once we'd posted a score then the bowlers did their stuff. 3 of the TMS crew staying at the Fairmont ( Agnew, Mann and Simon Hughes who happily chatted away ).Taxis dead cheap. 15 minutes to the cricket ground. 10 minutes to the golf club.
Thanks again for all your help in putting the trip together. We all had a superb time.
"Such a Good Price on Jumeirah Beach Hotel ...
Definately Use You Again & Recommend to Friends" - View More » Reviewed in October 2011 - by Mr. Allison Turner
Dear Sonia, We had a fantastic time, they upgraded us to a 2 bedroom suite as it was our wedding anniversary and gave us a bottle and a cake when we arrived, the staff were great, premium club excellent and as usual we couldn't fault the service.
So thank you for your help and enabling us to go the the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and for giving us such a good price , we will definately use you again and will recommend you to our friends. Hope to speak to you again very soon.
"The Half Board Deal was a Real Bonus - Atlantis Dubai" - View More » Reviewed in September 2011 - by Francesca Hockley
Dear George, I just wanted to thank you for arranging our holiday at Atlantis in Dubai. We had an absolutely fantastic time. The hotel was really beautiful and all the staff were so friendly. Our bedroom was perfect for the four of us and everything was so clean and polished. The waterpark, Aquaventure, was brilliant and having that included in our stay really made the holiday perfect. We also enjoyed swimming with dolphins and feeding sting rays. The half-board deal was a real bonus, we mainly ate at the buffet restaurant Kaleidoscope - where the selection and quality of food was unbelievable! I think we might have struggled financially if we hadn't had the half board deal! Our two children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are begging to go back again - either to Dubai or to the Bahamas! I think I had better start saving up again. If we do decide to go back to Atlantis I will definitely contact you to help with the arrangements again.
"I Thought I'd Contact You to Thank You" - View More » Reviewed in September 2011 - by Mr. Darren and Jenny
Dear Michelle, After returning from our holiday from Mauritius i thought i'd contact you to thankyou, the Le Tropical Hotel was so nice, all the staff and services were amazing. All flights and transfers were perfect and Mauritours were great.
"Holiday with My Grandchildren to Mauritius went Perfectly"
- View More » Reviewed in August 2011 - by Mr. Norman
Hi Sol, Just a line to let you know that the holiday with my grandchildren to Mauritius went perfectly. The weather,flights,transfers hotel, food, facilities and staff could not be faulted. The Merville Beach Resort should be upgraded. Thank you for your assistance.
"We may be Looking to Book with You Next Year" - View More » Reviewed in August 2011 - by Mr. Michelle Goode
Hello George, Just returned from our holiday yesterday at the Jumeriah Beach Hotel, Dubai and wanted to let you know it was all very nice and went really well. We may be looking to book with you for a similar time next year.
"Amazing time in Dubai, Sri Lanka and Especially in the Maldives"
- View More » Reviewed in August 2011 - by Chris & Ann
Hi Sol, Just a quick note to say thank you for your help in arranging our honeymoon. We had an amazing time in Dubai, Sri Lanka and especially in the Maldives.
I've also given your number to a couple of people who were looking to travel to Cocoa Island. There names are Johnno and Lil.
We are now planning our next holiday to Malaysia in January (one week either side of Chinese New Year) and are also looking to spend a week in a resort in Bali. Once we figure out which resort and our budget, I will get in touch.
"I will put a comment on trip advisor and mention Value Added
Travel" - View More » Reviewed in May 2011 - by Mr. Trish Ferrie
Hi Bobby, Just back from a fanatastic holiday at the Ras Al Khaimah, could not fault it. The accomodation was great, food lovely, everywhere is spotlessly clean, staff superb, everybody enjoyed it. Some of the party will be ringing you (Debbie Cooke or Karen Loy), they are looking to go again in October half term with their families, that would be 11 people at the very least so I am going to give them your number. Karen Loy usually goes on holiday with her large family, usually about 17 of them so that would be a great booking for you.
I will put a comment on trip advisor and mention Value Added Travel.
"Thank You so much for Arranging our Oman Holiday" - View More » Reviewed in May 2011 - by Mr. Michelle Goode
Dear George, Just to say thank you so much for arranging our holiday to Oman for us
so well.We had a really lovely time and everything went very smoothly. We shall be in touch with you again when we are looking for another holiday!