A CURATE'S EGG IN MAJORCA

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grumpydoug's review of New Experience Holidays - www.newex.co.uk

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“A CURATE'S EGG IN MAJORCA”

Written on: 24/10/2017 by grumpydoug (1 review written)

My wife and I spent a week walking in Majorca on a New Experience holiday, staying at the Hotel Aimia in Port de Soller.
The hotel, the more expensive of the two offered, was superb in every respect and we recommend it whole-heartedly.
The rest of the holiday was, like the Curate's egg, good in parts.
Travel and accommodation arrangements were made efficiently albeit with one glitch. Our return pre-arranged taxi from hotel to airport failed to arrive and the 'phone numbers listed on the Newex paperwork couldn't be contacted. At least one of these numbers turned out to be wrong. The excellent hotel receptionist tried but finally had to arrange an alternative. It must be said that New Experience refunded the taxi fare promptly and without fuss.
The directions provided for one of the walks omitted a lengthy section, but luckily for us I noticed it beforehand and the missing section was sent to us.
Bus timetables for the two local services were provided as mentioned in the literature. It became apparent that these were out of date, although only just. We couldn't use them, all the same.
The walks themselves were delightful and passed some beautiful scenery. We get the impression Newex don't walk the trails themselves very often.
Overall we had a smashing time, but feel New Experience needs just a little more refinement to place itself alongside the big two in walking holidays. Having read the other reviews on this site I realise this probably a minority view.
 
East Sussex

  • 9th to 16th October

    Date of trip

  • Gentle

    Severity of walking

  • Self organised

    Type of trip

  • Beauty of scenery

  • Value For Money

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