Written on: 26/11/2012 by AngelaGillings (1 review written)
We used the internet and Travel Republic to find ourselves a 2 week November break to escape the British weather. We needed it to be reasonably cheap, good value for money and to somewhere reasonably warm flying from a northern airport. We ended up catching the train from Darlington to Manchester Airport, flying to Faro, Portuguese Algarve, and staying at the Hotel Auramar, Albufeira on a half board basis. The booking process was simple, the paperwork arrived quickly by e-mail, the flights went smoothly and without hitch. Our luggage was waiting for us when we cleared passport control and the transfer bus was waiting outside the airport. The hotel was more than we expected, providing excellent value for money and the perfect base from which to explore the Algarve. We arrived at 8.30pm so went straight into the dining room for a very welcome meal before booking in and unpacking. Our stay was just as perfect, in fact it is very hard to think of anything to complain about. We even enjoyed some good sunshine and returned home with decent suntans!
Thank you Travel Republic for supplying just what we wanted for our first trip to Portugal.