Particularly liked the can-do attitude. Whenever my contact was not in the office the person on the phone always asked if they could help.
Really helped us out of a tight corner when Thomas Cook went bust.
Worked very well, thank you
Will be using you again for all future travel. Professional courteous and extremely helpful.
Annabelle is excellent and always a delight to book with
Julie helped us immensely and was great throughout the whole experience
Friendly and helpful at all times plus a call prior to flying to check everything was in order. Can't fault DialAFlight.
Thanks for a trouble free holiday. Excellent service, will always recommend you.
Ivor organised our flights. Great service from him with outstanding communication, clear emails and telephone checking to make sure everything was in order. Will certainly use again.
Thank you Eric for arranging such a wonderful trip to India.
Another excellent trip - everything went to plan
Fantastic holiday. Everything worked like clockwork
Lovely holiday, really well organised. Des was excellent and very helpful.
Once again Niall did a good job.
Get Qatar Airways to provide a classic music channel on their in flight entertainment! Compliment them on 'wheelchair assistance' at Kochin.
Stafford was excellent.
Very professional and friendly service from all the team I've dealt with particularly Harriet.
Matt and his team were attentive and gave us everything we asked for. Great service.
Marvellous service again from Jordan.
So good to talk to people instead of a computer screen! Very good last minute phone call to check we had everything done.
You are truly amazing! Great service at all times.
Virgin Premium economy was very poor. The seat was uncomfortable and the food diabolical. Would not use again
We have just returned from an excellent tour in India and have been massively impressed with the whole package arranged by Les. Amritsar, Varanasi, Bandhavgarh Tiger Park, Delhi and Agra were included over 15 days and hotels were unique and impressive, connections transfers and longer journeys were efficiently carried out and we have returned having experienced unique destinations with lasting memories. Fantastic!
Thanks for your help in securing our seats and flights
Abbie was very professional and provided great service. I will most certainly use DialAFlight again.
Always book our trips with Harrison
I have used DialAFlight for approx 20 yrs and they have always given excellent service and prices.
As ever you did well. It's a pity you can't arrange child-free cabins. One of my return flights was horrendous due to crying children. Not your fault I know
Jake was fantastic.
Some of us simply can't do a whole English winter any more. For me, there is the added business every December and early January of being on the panto treadmill, three shows a day, in Guildford.
What's more, this year, the Grim Reaper had been scything like Poldark through my address book. I needed a break. I needed sun. Then someone suggested Goa is a goer. 'Goa?' said our son. 'Isn't that where you take stimulants and rave?' Well, excuse me if I rave.
THE LEELA HOTEL
The Leela Hotel is wonderful - despite the fact that Putin visits. Sir Mark Tully, the BBC's voice of India, stays, as does Sonia Gandhi, who arrived shortly after we left.
My wife Kate and I flew there non-stop and then had an easy 75-minute transfer.
Many of our fellow passengers were heading for package hotels up the coast, rather than sweeping into The Leela's discreet gates at the end of the peninsula.
A BIT OF BACKGROUND
The Leela was built 26 years ago and has benefited from less strict planning controls than exist now. It was able to secure a private beach then, not possible now, so that means it can put as many sun loungers on the sand as it wants.
Hotels now, fronting public beaches, can park no more than a dozen loungers. But for Leela guests, there are more than enough loungers for everyone.
Croquet is the only nod to the Raj, but the guests nevertheless are 50 per cent English: you can tell by their Boden linen. An elderly lady archaeologist from Pimlico, an accountant from Bromley, a yoga teacher from Hampstead. All regulars for decades. 'What makes this place,' they chorus, 'is the staff.' The astonishing ratio is 3.5 staff to each guest, lifting your finger before you're even aware that it needs lifting.
Of the rest? Russians (in bling), Euro-randoms (Italians leading the charge) and wealthy Indians. Their children are perfect: well-behaved and virtually invisible.
AT THE BEACH
The beach is perfect, too – no lacerating coral, the breeze cooling without sandblasting. At sunrise, there are dolphins. Sea eagles frame themselves beautifully between palm trees.
Sandpipers dart. Beach guards keep hawkers away. At night, you watch the lamps on the fishing boats and owlets hunting.
The huge rooms are scattered around 75 acres, overlooking lagoons where pink lilies bloom.
There are private villas, too, within the – yet more exclusive – Club, for Bollywood stars and Mr Putin. Silent buggies convey the elderly from joy to joy.
Conferences are discreetly arranged, wedding pavilions erected and down by morning. Indian ceremonies are welcoming and their tribute bands do a creditable Radio Ga Ga.
We attended not one, but two, Punjabi weddings of radiant couples we had never seen before, nor shall again, but may blessings rain upon them. My meditation class was too singsong to be intelligible, but the four-year-old Indian boy in front of me had it sussed. The gym is so deserted that the trainers are truly personal. In the top-flight spa, Kate had a magnificent holistic massage, with oils, bells and probably whistles.
All You Can Eat was never like this. Thyme-scented lentil soup with roasted walnuts? Goan kingfish? A bewildering vegetarian menu, creamy dhals, dhingri palak? Desserts? How about rabri (cardamom condensed milk) and dates in soft, white fudge?
Trips to the Goan capital Panaji with your own driver are astonishingly inexpensive and you can shop there for textiles, paper and incense.
Ten miles on and Old Goa, with its Portugese churches, is unmissable. 'Another day in Paradise,' says the daily Leela newsletter. Nonsense. Paradise can't compete with this. Paradise won't have so many staff.
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