Just back..opinions please..
2 many Lani's
Date: May 27, 2007 02:26PM
Just got back on thurs. great hol as usual , nine years on the trot. Just a couple of Q's for yez....Do you spain car hire...mmmmmmmm, Booked a Clio 3 weeks beforehand , arrived at the desk to collect the keys, got chatting to another chap (victim).We hauled our luggage through the car park to where our cars were parked, but some jokers had removed our clios and left a pair of red shoes.......We looked at each other and said the same thing " you get what you pay for"....These Kia Picollo's ..man how small are they, chripes ,i could have put the car in our large case., which ended up on the back seat with the hand luggage.Now i know it was cheap ,but i'm sorry ,we have a clio and we can get both cases into the boot no problem. I think an emai beforehand might have given us the option to upgrade.All that aside it didnt spoil our holiday ,and covered considerable milage without a problem.It seems to me from the cars driving around that there doesnt seem to be many clio sized cars around for that sort of money anymore.Any comments or experiences..?
Any body use James Villas..before ..?
We booked our villa in Feb. I wont say where ,..On arrival we were delighted, big pool ,sleeps 5, but only two of us, got the key from the wall safe beside the door, opened the door (eventually..the locks were dodgy and took several attempts sometimes..a drop of oil would help) and WOW..felt like i'd opened the door of an eight'ies pub..the stench of cigarette smoke hit me like a frying pan full of fag ends....jeez...and the oven temperature inside made it worse..yuk.
O.K open all the windows and doors and let some more heat in..! it was 30 degrees the day we arrived...So, unpack, look around ,find out what t.v. channels we have, "oh my god" what's wrong i say...go into the bedroom to find wifey staring into the wardrobe...There was a sturdy looking safe all nicely fitted to the wall and floor...great..but above the safe was where the "old" safe had been...before it had been yanked from the wall using what looked like several bar type devices.and probably a lot of muscle...O.K. it happens, but the damage should have been repaired , even the cement around the new safe had'nt been painted.On closer inspection , i found several "prise" marks on the windows at the rear of the villa ,which again were never repaired/disguised.I have to be honest, when we went out every night, i was relieved to return to find all o.k.
And what made it worse was that after a week the villas behind us were empty, so leaving every light and the telly on was the norm.
One final moan, the rep said the cleaners come on monday.....and they dont bring loo roll.
What we found..they come when ever they want.so be warned..and they DO bring loo roll