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Written on: 18/03/2010
I have travelled with on the beach a few times know due to there 'not to be beaten' prices. The latest trip ended with my partner and I having to pay £80 EACH at the check in desk as On The Beach had failed to let us know we needed to check in online. After contacting on the beach they had absolutely no interest in helping us out or even understanding our complaint. I would strongly suggest that anyone loking to book a holiday with on the beach rethinks and looks for another company as if… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 17/03/2010
As with previous reviews I to booked a holiday, hotel and flights and after a week received an email stating that the holiday had increased by £300. We were offered an alternative hotel no where near where we wanted to stay and as a result were told that we would lose our £500 flight money so were held to ranson and had to pay a further £136 to stay in a different hotel that was suitable. I will never use OTB again, I would rather pay more and trust the tour operator… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 16/03/2010
ON THE BEACH I have had exactly the same happen they sent an e mail offering all inclusive holidays with a TOTAL PRICE, then added luggage flight meals and transfers on top another £350 on top ! ! which they they do AFTER you have paid the TOTAL price ? so you have no choice. Contact you local trading standards an d advise them of this site.
08454 040506 TRADING STANDARDS… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/03/2010
Do not use! They will charge you premium without you even knowing!
I wish i came to this side before. I was booking my holiday to Turkey and when on the page where you enter your details, names and card info i could not see the small print out of the reservation box underneath continue button that the price do not include luggage. No mention on shuttle either. I pressed continue to find out that i booked my holiday for family of 3 for 2 weeks and now need to pay extra £90.00 for luggage and… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/03/2010
DONT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY THEY GIVE YOU A TOTAL PRICE THEN ADD FLIGHT MEALS £30 LUGGAGE £72 AND TRANSFERS £220 AFTER YOU HAVE PAID. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WENT FROM £650 TO £1000. contact abta and complain. If we all do this they will be forced to take action, if you want to contact trading standards too. This is my 40th birthday and I feel totally ripped off there are loads of people on there facebook site with the same story… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 09/03/2010
Just spent over an hour on-line checking cost of flights to Tenerife. Confirmed booking and payment only to receive an email from them asking me to telephone with regard to my booking. I was then notified by phone of an increase in cost of £55.00 per person. This brought the total cost to more than that being quoted by the Travel Company. This from a Company who state at the top of their Website that they 'won't be beaten on price!'Received an unacceptable excuse that Website is not always… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 08/03/2010
DONT BOOK - I booked to go with OTB last year and they phoned to inform me 1 hour before we were due to leave for the airport that the hotel was double booked and I had to book another hotel this turned out to be a nightmare and an extra charge of £400!!! STUPIDLY i have booked to go again with OTB this year - only on checking my online booking today (booked it Sept 09) which I have checked numerous times before that the flights had dissapeared - after conctacting them the efficient Customer… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 08/03/2010
Terrible company to deal. They put the price of the flights up, calling me the following day. i then tried to change my dates, to only be advised that the airline would not change them, would have to cancel and restart again. And i would lose my deposit and have to pay a cancellation fee to them and the travel company for the flights. i then sent an email cancelling my holiday before next deposit was due. This was ignored and they took a following 420.00. Conventiently having done so i… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 06/03/2010
I booked a holiday 2 days ago for September this year, received an email confirmation yesterday afternoon after 2 phone calls from the customer services dept, one to check i wanted additional luggage and one to say my room was no longer available and i would be upgraded for same price - GREAT!
but upon checking the confirmation we were actually booked for April this year. I rung them immediately and was told it was MY mistake and that I had picked those dates. I have had to put a request online… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2010
WARNING !!! NEVER USE THIS COMPANY!! ALTHOUGH I HAVE USED THIS COMPANY BEFORE, I RECENTLY HAD TO CANCEL A HOLIDAY DUE TO PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, ONLY TO FIND IN THE SMALL PRINT THAT THERE WAS A £30 FEE ON TOP OF THE DEPOSIT PAID FOR EACH OF THE TRAVELLERS. tHIS TOTALLED £250 WHICH WE PAID. FOLLOWING THIS I WAS SHOCKED TO FIND OUT THAT OTBEACH HAD WITHDRAWN OVER £1000 FROM THE CREDIT CARD USED TO PAY THE DEPOSIT. SINCE THIS I HAVE SPENT OVER TWO HOURS ON THE PHONE AT A PREMIUM RATE OF 10p A… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 01/03/2010
Like many on this site we were also caught out by the hidden baggage charge which added another £154 to our holiday. Contacted OTB who informed me that it was my error and that if I wished to cancel I would loose the full cost of the holiday. I will never use this company again… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 24/02/2010
I booked a holiday thinking i was getting a great deal, only to be told the flight cost had gone up £100 per person. what a joke. How they are still in business I do not know. Staff do not care that theyhave messed up. Totally useless will nether use again… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 23/02/2010 by pamelawest (1 review written)
booked with this site jan 2010 to tenerife never a gain flight was with ryanair had the same amount of luggage goin and comin bac but was charged £20 comin ome hotel was with hotel beds all inc no entertainment at all ad 2 b in bed by 11 does not cater for english the hotel was rooms was nice and clean food was cold complained every day we could of got moved but at aprice would not reccomend this hotel to anybody only if room only in future i will book my holidays by a appropriate travel agent… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 23/02/2010
AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!!!!
HOW MANY COSTS DO THEY WANT TO HIDE! THE WAY THEY MARKET THEIR PROPERTIES MUST BE BORDERING ILLEGAL!
I WILL NEVER USE THEM AGAIN AND SINCERLY HOPE IF YOUR READING THIS ITS BEFORE YOU HAVE USED THEM AND NOT AFTER… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/02/2010
On the Beach are the worst agents i have ever encountered!
The deals seem great at the time but don't be fooled.
Last year we booked to go to egypt with them but were flying with globespan who went bust,we were under the impression we would get a full refund but the hotel was booked seperatly and we basically lost £300. I would advise all travellers to book with a firm that is atol protected. I've now booked a holiday with thomas cook and you know they may not always be that great but at least… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2010
We are currently attempting to cancel a holiday we didn't even know we had booked as it wasn't clear on their website what was going on. We entered our card details to move onto the next screen which we believed would tell us how much our baggage was going to be- it did, but this was charged for seperately once the fee for the holiday was charged to our account. Had we known how much the charges were going to be (having spent lots of time trying to find out) we never would have accepted their… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 19/02/2010 by Holiday Rep (11 reviews written)
My wife and myself along with our children went on a package holiday with 'On The Beach Holidays' to the 'Caria Holiday Resort Hotel' in Sarigerme Turkey - August 2008. 7 persons who paid £600 each for a so called 4 star hotel.
To call this hotel a four star is quite frankly an insult to any other hotel that uses the star motif as a measure of hotel quality/standards.
The only thing that was star rated in my opinion was the awful standard of cleanliness and that definately does get a five star… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/02/2010
The booking was easy, although we did request an answer to a question and none was forthcoming. In the first instance I telephoned and was told to email customer service which we did, but no reply. I would also like to know how they can say a hotel is 4 star when it is clearly at best a poor 2 star. I am talking about the Windsor Hotel, Sliema, Malta… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
Written on: 11/02/2010
I booked a holiday to Tenerife in Oct 09. The holiday went without any problems and it was much cheaper than advertised in Thomson, which at the end of the day was the reason we were booking through an internet sight and not through a travel agents. Our flight was with BMI and which was advised to us in our printable ticket nearer the time.
Our flight times were changed however they contacted us in advance to let us know. We did have to change our transfer time that was booked through OT… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/02/2010
Just tried to book a holiday with otb, got a really good deal which is why i rate value for money as a 5, but that is only if they give u the holiday after they got your money.I got all through the booking they took my card details and then told me there was a problem. The hotel looked to good for the price so i couldnt go ahead with the booking. Its taken me 2 weeks to get my money back. DONT BOOK WITH THEM.They sould have told me there was a problem before taking my money… Read Full ReviewVisit onthebeach.co.uk
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