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“Portuguese Holiday”

Written on: 22/07/2017

I went to Olhos D'agua in June for a week's holiday and had a great time. I don't know what some people expect after reading very negative reviews. I had no problems booking my holiday and found the admin staff to be friendly and helpful. It is not the problem of Friendship Travel if there are more women than men on these holidays, men traditionally are less likely to book singles holidays. On my holiday there was one male and seven females but it didn't matter in the slightest, everyone bonded… Read Full Review

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“Lanzarote just amazing :) ”

Written on: 17/03/2017 by Frazierbz397 (1 review written)

Loved my trip to lanzarote princess! great sized group where i met some lovely people who i know will be friends with for life. The host was fabulous nothing was too much trouble. This hotel is great in a good resort which is playa blanca, close to the beach, 2 pools, 3 bars etc. Would definately recomend friendship travel nothing is too much trouble! The booking process is so simple and always someone on hand to help! Cant wait for my next trip soon!! … Read Full Review

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“Amazing trip to The Body Holiday in St Lucia”

Written on: 15/03/2017 by ZoeMurdock (1 review written)

I have just returned from The BodyHoliday in St Lucia and can use only one word - amazing. The resort itself is beyond fabulous with everything included - and I mean everything. Food, drinks, classes, treatments etc. The staff are on hand at all times to make sure you have the time of your life. The booking process was very easy with the staff at Friendship Travel having visited the resorts themselves - this always makes for the best advice and they really did know everything. The only downside… Read Full Review

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“Skiing at Chalet Maya”

Written on: 13/03/2017

Just back from a fantastic ski holiday at Chalet Maya in Alpe D'Heuz. The food was great, location was great and loads of snow so conditions were perfect! Staff were always happy to help and know the area so well. This was my 1st time on holiday by myself but is the best holiday I've had in ages - I will definately be back next year! Thanks Friendship Travel!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best Christmas in Years!”

Written on: 03/03/2017

Each year I stress myself worrying about what to do at Christmas, so this year I did my first single break at the Donnington Valley hotel. What a fab place, with a relaxing spa and indoor pool. Plenty of food and drink, lots of friendly people to mix with, and so much going on, I certainly didn't have time to get bored. It was the most fun ive had in years and wouldn't hesitate to do it again, and would love to back to that lovely hotel. I just wish I had known about it years ago… Read Full Review

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“Worst ever singles company.”

Written on: 08/12/2016 by Hollis391 (1 review written)

My recent holiday with FT to Lanzarote was tainted by lies from the customer sales team on the number of people's booked on the triP and idiotic transfer times 4hrs before the flight. Don't go with FT unless you're 60 yrs plus. Most of the people who go with this company are generally retired. I hated this holiday as it's the group you're with who make the holiday great. Everyone else was over 60 bar me and went to bed at 1030. What a holiday . #absolutewasteofmoney… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent service and holidays!”

Written on: 06/08/2015 by Rioja (2 reviews written)

I have been travelling with FT over many years and always had good service and a good holiday. Have to say that group behaviour theory is part of these holidays and if you go with a positive attitude you will be fine, looking to moan and find problems is no way to enjoy yourself! To enlarge on that I have seen people in a 5* hotel complain about nothing really and waste their holiday going on and on about one thing whereas I have been in a 2*+ hotel with just the basics, with a fun a group that… Read Full Review

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“Not bothering about the Truth”

Written on: 13/03/2015 by euWhite294 (1 review written)

The response I received from feedback about my holiday,was completely and utterly untrue. It was one of those obvious letters,just worming their way out of the truth… Read Full Review

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Ftmdcolum's Comment

Written on: 23/06/2015

I am sorry you were not happy with our response to your letter. We aim to look into all queries fully, with all parties concerned and reply in an open and honest way.

Colum - Friendship Travel MD.

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“Greedy Cancellation Fees”

Written on: 10/02/2015 by Gorman386 (1 review written)

I am currently having major dental treatment and cancelled the weekend In Glasgow holiday; having read the cancellation terms which are extremely expensive I am left giving FT £220 from a £300 odd holiday. My refund which they have failed to put through is only £100 odd. Just a warning to others if you book and have to cancel make sure you do it the same week as booking otherwise you will be robbed. I will be looking elsewhere for my next singles holiday… Read Full Review

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Ftmdcolum's Comment

Written on: 23/06/2015

I am sorry you felt our cancellation fees were greedy. We refund all clients the money due when they cancel, to the card used for payment. Normally banks take 3 to 5 working days to credit this back to your account.

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Rioja's Comment

Written on: 06/08/2015

Always pays to read the small print and also to have worldwide insurance that covers holidays in the UK as well. Most travel cos are just as expensive to cancel at short notice.

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★★★★☆

“Berkshire Christmas & New Year 2015”

Written on: 03/01/2015 by 98Ross (1 review written)

Newbury, Berkshire Donnington Hotel & Spa Christmas & New Year was enjoyable. Spacious guest rooms, champagne reception, daily newspapers, friendly helpful staff, great food, nearby golf course, evening quiz, 10-pin-bowling, after dinner dancing, daily countryside walks followed by a visit to the local pub, Newbury is within walking distance with a decent size shopping centre. Mel and her staff of FT worked tirelessly, keeping the group advised of timings of meals, activities etc. Note: The… Read Full Review

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Ftmdcolum's Comment

Written on: 23/06/2015

Thanks for the great review, glad you liked the Christmas break.

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“Beware of Friendship Travel - Worst singles holiday”

Written on: 30/08/2014 by Crispies (1 review written)

to follow through for the rest of my holiday. Expensive holiday ruined and My Friendship holiday was a disaster from start to finish as the admin staff in their office are useless and this was total loss of confidence to travel again. I can't start to go through the poor accommodation with only a handful of guests who invariably went to their rooms after dinner leaving me a truly 'single solo'. No rep or host help just a sales person selling excursions. Would not recommend and would never… Read Full Review

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Dianecarpenter's Response to Crispies's Review

Written on: 03/09/2014

I have to totally disagree with all the negative reviews of Ft. I went on a FT holiday to Crete this year and this was my first holiday in 4 years, so I hoped that I was making the right choice as it was my first experience travelling alone. I had no problems with the admin staff re. booking my holiday, who were helpful and courteous. My holiday was brilliant and accommodation was as advertised, our host was fantastic, extremely helpful and friendly. It was even better than I anticipated, with fun and good conversation from other FT guests and no-one made me feel that I had to join in with anything I didn't want to. I did, pretty much, what I wanted to do. The choice of various restaurants in the local village of Koutouloufari chosen by our host were of good reasonable and sometimes excellent standard. All in all, a brilliant holiday and will definitely travel with them again if anything like my holiday in Crete!

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Ftmdcolum's Response to Crispies's Review

Written on: 23/06/2015

I am sorry you did not enjoy your holiday with us. We aim to provide an excellent holiday to all clients. On certain holidays as detailed in our brochure or web site (usually long haul Caribbean), a local rep visits and they are suited to independent travellers who don't want an organised group with a UK host.

I am sorry you found our UK staff 'useless', this is not how the hundreds of other reviews have rated our UK team.

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Jlr855's Response to Crispies's Review

Written on: 09/09/2014

I cannot agree more. I have had the misfortune to experience this company. The company director clearly trains his staff to be selective with the truth. They are also amazingly good at not knowing the answer and always need to consult Colum! The poor chap on my holiday was told he was one of three males only to find himself alone with 10 women. I have been on a Gulet cruise with just two other single women and three Italian couples (married) nothing to do with Friendship - but this apparently does not constitute a significant change to the "exclusive solos house party" that I spent my hard-earned cash on!. Unless you are easily pleased (and fortunately for the Mr McLaren lots are) RUN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AS FAST AS YOU CAN.

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★★☆☆☆

“Poor customer service and holiday representative”

Written on: 12/08/2014

Friendship Travel representative was so nasty and unhelpful. If you didn't want to be part of his 'party pack' which meant going out drinking until all hours after the evening meal he turned nasty and people were ostracised by him accordingly. He didn't seem to understand some people, especially slightly older, simply wanted a chill out relaxing break which he ensured with his manner did not happen. Friendship Travel were informed about this person's behavious but he has remained in their… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Reasonable holiday, but sometimes a bit dull”

Written on: 19/06/2014 by Ford424 (1 review written)

Hi, I have recently returned from a week in Turkey, having booked with Friendship Travel, so I am well-qualified to give my opinions. Anyway they should not worry too much, the holiday was reasonably good. Surprisingly for June, the weather in Turkey was poor. When I arrived it was actually quite cold! The hotel was up in the mountains, which normally gives some respite from the heat of summer. The weather was a very mixed bag on this holiday, alternately cloudy, windy, hot, rainy, and… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Poor office staff”

Written on: 18/11/2013

Beware of booking a holiday with Friendship travel, I have been away with them before but not again, whilst the holiday itself was OK I find that dealing with office and booking staff to be a major headache that I strongly recommend against. Last year I booked with them but found documents and e-tickets etc that they claim were sent never seemed to arrive until I chased them up. This I thought I would try them again but when I have phoned them to book I have had excuses about locked computers… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“great fun with like minded people”

Written on: 02/02/2012 by barbaramc (1 review written)

I have been on 5 different holidays with Friendship Travel and enjoyed every one. I was very nervous about going on holiday on my own but I soon made friends and had a great time. Friendship Travel provide very good service and are very good at giving information about the holidays without pressure to buy. There are no single supplements and such a variety of destinations. I have booked another holiday to Turkey in September and I cant wait to go. I would certainly recommend this company… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to barbaramc's Review

Written on: 29/06/2012

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★★☆☆☆

“Friendship travel safari ”

Written on: 27/01/2012

I went on safari with FT last year. The customer service was non existent. Clearly nobody from FT had done a recce - they couldn't answer anyone's basic queries before the holiday eg vaccines required, recommended clothing, mosquito protection or amount of money to take, and had a cavalier attitude to complaints afterwards. I'll never use them again… Read Full Review

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“I have to disagree with previous comments. I recently...”

Written on: 25/09/2010 by Kaz22 (1 review written)

I have to disagree with previous comments. I recently travelled with FT and thought they were brilliant. Collum (who was our rep for the holiday) was v attentive & there when we wanted him, disappearing when we didn't. OK so they are more expensive than other "singles holidays" companies out there, but they put time and manpower into their holidays - where else do you get a dedicated rep for 10-20 people? I had a fab time with them in Greece & am just about to travel with them again… Read Full Review

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“Booked a gulet cruise with friendship travel and it...”

Written on: 24/08/2010

Booked a gulet cruise with friendship travel and it was promised as an exclusive singles cruise but there were only 4 singles onboard and the other 12 guests were all couples who paid alot less than we did so it is not an exclusive singles holiday at all however they gave us 50 pound refund big deal. But they promised that there was safe access on and off the boat regarding handrails on both sides of all gangplanks, which there were none at all so very dangerous and as this company manly deals… Read Full Review

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“They called me also the day before travel and told me...”

Written on: 25/08/2010

They called me also the day before travel and told me that they could not promise that it would all be single people. When I arrived there were only a handful from friendship travel and everyone else had booked through a newspaper and they paid alot less for 2 weeks than my 1 week. Do not believe there promise… Read Full Review

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“I was recently divorced and wanted to go on a holiday...”

Written on: 04/02/2010 by UKShopper51 (2 reviews written)

I was recently divorced and wanted to go on a holiday by myself, i found this company that offered singles holidays and took the plunge. here is some info from their website that explanes it very well:

Many of us are single travellers and we understand that catching a flight, getting to your resort, staying in a hotel and - perhaps worst of all - eating alone, is no fun at all. On a Friendship holiday, no-one is alone unless they want to be. Our singles holidays are relaxed, friendly and… Read Full Review

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