Written on: 20/06/2012
Despite the brochure suggesting the holiday was not in the rainy season, it rained practically non-stop, a full on monsoon. All the local guides said it was the rainy season, so we were quite surprised at the brochures lack of clarity, and only recommending an umbrella and waterproofs - if you are thinking of booking to travel in November/December, take two sets of full waterproofs and walking shoes, one set to wear and one to dry. A good umbrella is essential. Expect long hours on a very... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2011
To summarize I was very pleased with my holiday and would recommend this holiday to anyone who wishes to walk in Norfolk. I was impressed with the hotel particularly all the facilities including the room and all the meals. The only minor reservation is the picnic lunches. I was very impressed with the two walk leaders specifically their navigation and local knowledge. With reference to the walks, I enjoyed all the walks, however the one walk where I have some reservations is the walk from ... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2011
I spent 4 days at Freshwater Bay Hotel run by HF holidays. I was on a guided walking holiday but there were others on a painting holiday and some doing their own thing with their children. We had tea and cake on arrival with a walk preview meeting and after dinner quizzes or talks each evening. The meals were superb, very hot, plenty of choice inc. vegetarian and gluten free. The serving staff were very efficient and our picnic lunches were incredible. So much choice of sandwiches, salad... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2011 by angelaholman11 (1 review written)
We had a wonderful holiday in Peru, visiting Lima, Cuzco, Urubamba and walking the stunning (and exhausting) Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Our two guides were outstanding and added enormously to the trip, including taking us to a bustling produce market and explaining the many uses of local plants - and finding some great restaurants. One hotel was less comfortable than the others, but it was a late substitute for a new one that hadn't been completed. The scenery throughout was breathtaking... (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2010
Just back from a 5 day freedom break at Whitby lucky with dry weather and enjoyed walking everyday. Choice of food excellent, homemade soups delicious. I'm coeliac so have to eat a gluten free diet, catered well for this with plenty of choice. Sue the manager very helpful. Although we weren't doing an organised holiday still joined in with the leader led evening entertainment which is fun. HF holidays are good for people of all ages who like to mix and have fun, noticed lots of single people... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2010
HF Guided Walking holiday in French Alps, staying in les Contamines. Absolutely great. Fantastic scenery. Hard walks but so rewarding! Excellent guides. Definitely going with HF again next year!
Excellent friendly hotel. Delicious, varied and plentiful food. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2010
Isle of Arran, Scotland was a beautiful, rugged friendly venue for a holiday.
HF hotel, Altachorvie at Lamlash was a very comfortable country house with fantastic views over the Holy Isle.
The food was gererous and interesting and the house managers were so friendly and welcoming, even putting sweet peas in our rooms.
I booked by phone at short notice and I forgot to ask the address! no problem as everyone new the HF hotel on this small island! (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2010
I was in Slovenia in the Julian Alps for two weeks June 19-July 3. Everything was more than satisfactory. My only observation is that, although it is mentioned in the brochures that local transportation cost is not being included in the rate, I think it should be, because the rate was shocking (85 Euros/week). We were explained that this is due to the high cost of renting a bus for a day. I understand that - but it would have been much better had that been included in the package. (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2010
I have just returned from a week's walking holiday in Benimaurell southern Spain which was absolutely fantastic. The hotel was in a marvellous position, clean, comfortable and excellent food. The leaders were first rate and nothing was too much trouble. When we were unable to get home by air the holiday company put us up in the hotel for three extra days and arranged all our transport home with additional stop overs, meals etc.. all at no extra charge. They were amazing and I would certainly... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
This review is based on a a three day guided walking holiday.
The room standard was just two star AA rating.
The meals were not good value, on two occasions the sweets were very poor, one was inedible.
Twice during the weekend turkey was a main meal choice.
Had it not been for the leaders who provided the evening entertainment the experince would have been much worse.
Written on: 20/03/2010
The leaders showed considerable diplomacy in dealing with the problems arising from a small number of people and divided walking preferences.
No dislikes. Food very good - very ample portions. Hotel staff very pleasant and the standard of accommodation was good. (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2009
We went to stay in Sedbergh at Thorns Hall. The welcome we got when we arrived was excellent from the leaders and all involved, Having a set tea, meeting at 1600hrs to meet all the guest was the correct way to get to know other. our leader was very knowlegeable on out door life. she had years of experience and made our walks intresting
Evey aspect of this holiday was faultless and cant wait to book again. For walkers who have not been to H.F. holidays will not be disapointed (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2008
3 different grades of walks, evening activities, good choice of food and drinks, very nice leaders. Free drink every night. Two things I can fault with Two things I can fault with Hf Holidays, that is when I came back from my walk one afternoon I could not get into the bath room and music too loud in the dancing room. Overall, so much I liked about the place that it made up for the things I did not like. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008 by Jo W (1 review written)
Went on the Introduction to Falconry course at Malhamdale in October 2008. The falconer, was fantastic, as were the birds. Not many people can claim to have had a golden eagle on their wrist!
Accommodation and catering excellent. Had to ask HF three times for information about course timings so that I could prebook train tickets and still didn't get a satisfactory answer about the finish time. Overall, very impressed and will go on other courses. (read more)
Written on: 04/10/2008 by scots babe (1 review written)
The leaders were fab, communicated well and made he holiday really good fun. The group got on well. Scenery was great.
The hotel staff could not have been friendlier, food was amazing, views fantastic. I would definitely recommend HF Holidays for walking in Madeira (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2008
I highly recommend this vacation for its excellence and value. I especially enjoyed getting to know some of the British people who were also part of our group. We are American. Getting to select the level of difficulty for the walks was a very good feature. (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2008 by rosy1111 (1 review written)
We have taken several family holidays at various H F houses and have found them to be excellent. Malham is our favourite closely followed by Glen Coe. To get the most out of your holiday you need to have a join in attitude. Evening activities are great fun - much better than watching T V or playing computer games. My kids are constantly asking to go again and I hope we will. (read more)
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