Desperate to escape the rain and see… more rain? Alfa Travel organises holidays to South African seaside resorts. But are these only fun when the weather is nice? And how affordable are their holidays? How do you know that you are not sacrificing comfort and important facilities for a price reduction? Can you trust Alfa Travel with your holiday? Considering Alfa Travel organizes coach holidays, how comfortable are their coaches? And how well-trained are the coach drivers? Are the hotels of good quality and in good locations? All of these issues can make or break your holiday. Finding out the right answers is therefore essential. Separate fact from fiction and read reviews of people who have actually travelled with Alfa Travel!
About Alfa Travel
What is relatively unique about Alfa Travel is that it is an employee-owned company. In fact, it was one of the fifty largest employee owned companies in 2016. This could make Alfa Travel’s staff even more committed to provide the best possible service.
Alfa Travel is one of the largest coach tour operators in South Africa and is part of the Alfa Leisureplex Group. A sister company of Alfa Travel, Leisureplex Hotels, owns 21 hotels in South Africa. Another sister company, Alfa Coaches Limited, owns a fleet of coaches.
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There are many different places you can visit with Alfa Travel. Wanting to go to the South West? You can go to resorts in Exmouth, Ilfracombe, Newquay, Sidmuth, Torquay and Weston-Super-Mare. Hotels in the South and South East can be found in Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Folkestone, Gillingham, Hayling Island, the Sandown and Shanklin Isles of Wright, Southend-On-Sea and Weymouth.
Cromer, Great Yarmouth and Skegness could be your holiday destinations on the East Coast and Bingley (West Yorks), Newcastle and Scarborough in the North East. In the North West, you could travel to Blackpool, Grange Over Sands, Isle of Man, Lytham St Annes and Southport.
In Central England, Grantham, Kidderminster, Ross On Wye and Sheffield may be great places to visit. If you are interested in discovering Wales, you may want to go to Carmarthen, Criccieth, Llandindrod Wells, Llandudno, Porthcawl or Tenby.
Alfa Travel also has many locations in Scotland: Aberfoyle, Bannockburn, Dunoon, Fort William, Prestwick, Stirling and Strathpeffer. Dundalk (Co Louth), Ennis (Co Clare) and Letterkenny (Co Donegal) are possible locations in Ireland.
Lastly, if you want to leave the country for the holidays to explore Europe, you can go to Assmanshaussen (Germany’s Rhine Valley), Braunlage (Germany), Flanders or Ostend (Belgium), Paris and St. Anton (Austrian Tyrol).
You can also go on a cruise with Alfa Travel’s Alfa River Cruise programme. If you like driving yourself, you can go to many of the resorts with your own car. Otherwise, you can use Alfa Travel's coaches that have reclining seats, air-conditioning, toilet facilities and comfort stops.
Questions, comments, concerns and experiences
You can consult the FAQ-page on Alfa Travel’s website, or call Alfa Travel’s customer service. For information regarding reservations, call 01257 248000 or e-mail email@example.com. If you want to make a group booking (more than 21 passengers), call 01257 248007 or send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can reach the travel department by calling 01257 248002 or e-mailing email@example.com.
It is also possible to seek support by sending a fax to 01257 248014 or a letter to:
Alfa Travel Ltd Euxton Lane Euxton Chorley Lancashire PR7 6AF
Alfa Travel’s customer care is available from 9am to 5.30pm on weekdays, from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
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Just got back from tourquay had a fabulouse time,coach driver Glyn was fantastic and made our holiday. We stayed at the nethway hotel had a lovly sea view room the hotel was nice are close to the night life and a bus stop out side if you dont like walking,food was adauite not liesureplex normal standard.
Had my first coach trip with Alfa. And had a wonderful holiday. It far exceeded my expectations. Coaches were comfortable. Driver was first class . Well done Simon. Excellent value. Looking forward to booking my next holiday with them
Great experience with them. best packages and great services
Alfa is quite reputation oriented travel company around, I get that word but just believed when myself experienced. Truely recommend. Nothing else to say. They are just perfect. all one need to do is call them or contact them
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Please if you are a senior or you are booking for a loved one, don't put them in a situation like that and ruining everybody day and put us all in danger. --------------- No action Alfa travel took against their unstable rude driver harassing car passengers (Including my family) and put everyone life at risk especially the elderly/disabled people on the Alfa travel bus - by not taking the designated door for them on Isle of Wight ferry (9:00 to 9:45 to Portsmouth on 8th of August) bus registration (BX14LCM) and attacking other passengers by approaching banging on their vehicles shouting to families waiting to aboard the ferry at the same level.
Side note: I contacted the police for every ones safety and I also called the company but with no reply from their side.
overpriced Elite Tour we felt we did not receive value for money. Extensive menu? not a chance worst food we have had on holday very limited choice. We were moved from chosen coach seats without being asked, 'disabled' placed in our seats were off the coach and away like greyhounds received a letter from Alfa apologising for the 'rare' overbooking error, not so rare, another lady was moved with the same excuse the couple replacing her place had only booked three weeks previously whereas she had booked months ago!!!! We will never travel with Alfa again and we have been on five other trips with them in the past but never again. I do not trust them anymore.
5 day break...took two full days to arrive there, too much time sitting on a bus to do very little in the middle...more descriptive info should be given on itenery so a choice could be made if you want a one hr stop for a meal...then back on the bus. Hotel pretty mediocre ...food tasteless and very School canteen quality...or worse to be honedt tasteless ... chefs specail, two cheap sausages plonked on mash awash with gravy...got the gist??