- We would not recommend this holiday to anyone as the hotel was 4 1/2 hours away from Edinburgh and therefore it made the day a very long one, particularly as we only arrived the night before at 8.15 pm!! - This was due to mishaps on the way because the taxi drivers taking clients to the wrong pick up places and therefore we had to wait at one stage an hour and a half because of traffic and the fact that the taxi driver took the clients to the wrong pick up point!! Consequently it made the journey longer to get to our destination.
Secondly, my partner and I had been to see the Edinburgh Tattoo several times before and we have always had brilliant seats but we were both disappointed with our seats this time and besides all the people from our coach seemed to be scattered all over the place and not together. We were too far away from the actual display although we were sat nearer to the castle we could see people coming and going, but to actually watch the display itself all the people showing their skills etc were at the opposite end.
Thirdly, the hotel, although clean and the beds were very comfortable, some of the staff were quite helpful. However, we did pay the £17 for the evening meal on the Friday (which we were pleased we had as we were both very tired) we found that the meal was not worth the amount which we paid for.
The coach drivers, Malcolm and Penny were lovely and I would dearly love to see them again on other tours. I didn't think Sharon, the courier, was well presented for Newmarket as she was not in uniform and what she actually wore, especially on the first day the Friday, was definitely not suitable. She actually wasn't needed at all really as both drivers were quite capable of doing her job and in fact most of the time they told her what to say!
Coming home, we left late because of two people who got lost in York (which I know one can get lost in York) but we were half an hour late which makes the trip home longer. The drop off point for the Bristol crowd the taxi driver was waiting on the wrong side of the road so we had to wait for him to get over to our side of the road before we could set off for the rest of our journey. My partner and I were the last to get off in Plymouth and the coach arrived at 10 to midnight. It was a long and tiring weekend and no we wouldn't do it again and certainly will not recommend the trip to any of our friends. Sorry to be blunt.
Published on: 18 October 2016