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“Do not book with this company! They are not very...”

Written on: 26/01/2010

Do not book with this company! They are not very honest and will try to sneak another product instead the one you paid for. We appealed, they appologized and change the booking, then charged us twice for it! On positive side: communication is fairly good, they are quite quick to amend their mistakes, but YOU must be quick to spot it… Read Full Review

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“Horrendous! Booked a holiday - seemed a good deal but...”

Written on: 25/01/2010

Horrendous! Booked a holiday - seemed a good deal but they cancelled it the next day claiming it wasn't available any more...

1. Why sell holidays that are unavailable?

2. How can you have an operator call me to tell me it's unavailable without any explanation?

An absolute farce and a massive disappointment. Just don't do it… Read Full Review

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“Do not book with this company! They charge over the...”

Written on: 25/01/2010

Do not book with this company! They charge over the odds for cheap flights! just booked a holiday to notice afterwards that buying easyjet flight direct whould have been much cheaper! They charge massive penalties for using a credit or even visa debit card and tell you after they charged your card what the total is. we contacted them 30 seconds after getting the booking summery as we wanted to cancel! Just to be informed that the complaints department would get in touch 3 days later. They… Read Full Review

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“Fanstic company.. with the best prices.. I dont think...”

Written on: 25/01/2010

Fanstic company.. with the best prices.. I dont think you'll find cheaper. Have recomeneded to all family and freinds, The site is easy to use, and gives u prices as you go along. Has loads of places to choose from. Will definately going to book again soon.x… Read Full Review

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“I have booked with OTB on 3 seperate occasions now and...”

Written on: 23/01/2010

I have booked with OTB on 3 seperate occasions now and have found them very good in most respects. I would recomend them to anyone. I find their website very easy and prices at least £200 cheaper than booking with anywhere else. The only time I have had a problem is trying to book for 3 adults and 1 child in 2 rooms that seems to confuse their computer as they insist on putting everyone in 1 room!! Easily solved though just ring them and they'll book it over the phone for you. Very helpful… Read Full Review

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“On The Beach Holidays - Triple Price Match Guarantee...”

Written on: 21/01/2010

On The Beach Holidays - Triple Price Match Guarantee (January 2010)

I am a total sceptic when it comes to deals like this, however, I went through the terms and conditions with a fine toothcomb (would STRONGLY advise that you do this first!) to ensure I would satisfy every inch of the eligibility criteria.

After a refusal at first, I persevered and emailed again (correspondence via email only unfortunately). They admitted there had been some technical issues with viewing my attached 'screen… Read Full Review

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“Just booked holiday for nine of us online. Did not...”

Written on: 20/01/2010

Just booked holiday for nine of us online. Did not notice the charges for baggage which appears right at the bottom of the screen where you cannot see it (because the confirm button is above this note about the baggage). Once confirmed we could not go back and cancel and ended up paying for the bagagge which we thought was included in the final price. Called OTB straight away to cancel, they told us we would loose all our money. I got in touch with ABTA to complain, got a man at the other… Read Full Review

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Longshanks's Comment

Written on: 22/01/2010

Ufortunately i also got stung in the same way the day before you also phoned otb and got no joy. Dont see how they can add luggage costs after completing the booking and will never use this company again.

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“Where do I start? Well firstly can i start by saying...”

Written on: 20/01/2010

Where do I start? Well firstly can i start by saying that the staff around the pool area and bar areas were all lovely, very friendly and helpful but the reception staff and managers were rude, ignorant and very unpleasant at all times!

you are given complimentary beach towels every day that you have to return at the end of each day, unfortunately for me 2 of my towels were stolen and when reported was told to go back the next day and see a manager, who then told me I shold have reported it… Read Full Review

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“If you are planning to book through...”

Written on: 18/01/2010

If you are planning to book through www.onthebeach.co.uk (www.otb.co.uk) read this first!

I unfortunately have had a recent bad experience with www.OntheBeach.co.uk (www.otb.co.uk).

A Summary of the complaint.

Basically beware of a triple price match guarantee that they will not honour, misleading advertising, and hidden £300 cancellation charges (in addition to your deposit)

I have tried to resolve this through the normal complain procedures but have just received numerous canned… Read Full Review

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“I hae have used OTB for the last few years, however, I...”

Written on: 16/01/2010

I hae have used OTB for the last few years, however, I would say be very careful, on one hand you do get cheap holidays, but the service is terrible. i placed an order last evening at 19.57. i realised when a confirmation email came back say my order was pending, and would take 24hr to be confirmed, that I had made an error in the booking, I immediately phoned and asked for them to cancel and they wouldnt. They said they would not cancel. i thought that was rediculous, considering I had only… Read Full Review

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“you just lost a booking coz yor site wont let me book...”

Written on: 15/01/2010

you just lost a booking coz yor site wont let me book accommodation only even though i clicked 'HOTEL ONLY' it was still telling me to enter flight details. after umpteen tries i booked elsewhere… Read Full Review

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“Well where do i start?? ”

Written on: 12/01/2010

Well where do i start??
TO cut a long storey short...I was planning a trip to Goa for Feb this year and otbeach's offers looked great, cheaper than all the others by far. I put through all the flights/accom and payment online n got a really great discount, however, it took them over 12hrs to email and say the payment hadn't gone through. rang my bank, no probs there. by which time the cost had gone up. i decided to just book flights instead, no online discount was given and i got an email(over… Read Full Review

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Gitulka's Comment

Written on: 13/01/2010

we have exactly the same problem!!!!
<br/>I wish I done the research about this holiday provider before booking!!!
<br/>We booked the holiday to egypt-and know they are saying that flight price has rise up....and could not told for how much it has increased....Promised to call back...but never did.
<br/>What we can do to solve this and who knows whats is our consumers rights?
<br/>Thanks for any advice.

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“Ihave been stung by this company twice now. I should...”

Written on: 10/01/2010

Ihave been stung by this company twice now. I should have learned my lesson the first time. Each time they have rang after taking my money to say the flight isn't available but can offer a different obviously for more money. the annoying thing is I could have got the holidays elsewhere cheaper than the new price. they are not alone, Travel Republic do it as well and again with both customer service is rubbish. Also had friends who had booked when Excel went down and they got no help… Read Full Review

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“On The Beach (On the Rocks more like) ”

Written on: 09/01/2010

On The Beach (On the Rocks more like)
Booked a flight with OTB Jan 2010 but got no Confirmation or instruction for On Line Check In even when requested repeatedly. Consequently billed further and heavily at the airport (no surpise to the airline when made aware we booked with OTB!) Website has been down for days and if they do pick up the phone (which they may not do from one day to the next) staff are unhelpfull and unprofessional. Suggest you book direct for flights with airlines. If you pay… Read Full Review

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“hiked prices bad service and unexplained admin...”

Written on: 05/01/2010 by brizboi (1 review written)

hiked prices bad service and unexplained admin charges, avoid, avoid, avoid, if booking a flight only go direct, this company should be removed from ryanairs ticket booking, always book direct, u get nothing from on the beach travel company except overcharged… Read Full Review

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“they have taken my money for party of four, flights...

Written on: 29/12/2009

they have taken my money for party of four, flights to cyprus.twice the flight supplier has ceased trading. twice they have cancelled the deal.umpteen times i have asked for my money back. they have refused threatened me with cancellation charges, yet it is they who have cancelled. they are not worthy of any stars, a total shower… Read Full Review

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Brizboi's Comment

Written on: 05/01/2010

I found this review very helpful because...dont trust this firm for low cost flights book direct they hiked my prices by over 100% and charged &pound;30 to add baggage without my permission and &pound;7 on top each way for hold baggage....avoid book direct and save a fortune

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“I have booked with otbeach.com for many years years...”

Written on: 29/12/2009

I have booked with otbeach.com for many years years and have never come across a problem with them. I would definitely recommend booking with them. Their website is easy to use and most importantly cheap!! Really don't know where all these bad reviews come from… Read Full Review

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“i travelled with 8 family members to icmeler in July...”

Written on: 29/11/2009

i travelled with 8 family members to icmeler in July 2009 with OTB holidays. Although the holidays was fantastic, halfway through the holiday we had been advised that our return flight would be delayed for atleast 7 hours due to time changes. When i called OTB they had told me my transfer times from the apartments had been changed so we did not have to sleep in the airport all night with a 1 year old baby and a 4 year old. Unfortunately this was not the case and the transfer people picked us up… Read Full Review

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“good value for money and website is pretty easy, but...”

Written on: 25/11/2009

good value for money and website is pretty easy, but just hope nothing goes wrong because you wont get a good response from their customer services. I've used them 3 times before with no problem but the last time I had problems with the amount of money they charged and checking in on line. Their customer care team are NOT very helpful and i will not be using them again. Would advise anyone to check the airline websites yourself (you get more choice with the options like baggage allowance ) and… Read Full Review

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“Be warned but have a laugh at my expense. ”

Written on: 07/11/2009

Be warned but have a laugh at my expense.
Below are extracts from a series of emails concerning a holiday I just booked. In a nutshell I booked on line with a company (OTB On the Beach) guaranteeing the best prices or they'd give you triple the difference back.

Me:
Hi,
I have booked with your company on a number of occasions because the service has been excellent and the holiday pricing competitive. Unfortunately, this time the holiday cost is not as competitive, so I would like to take up… Read Full Review

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Brizboi's Comment

Written on: 05/01/2010

I found this review very helpful because...had similar experience booking a flight do not use book direct if booking a flight only should be removed from ryanairs list of travel agants

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