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Tour Operators: Leisuretime

This is our Leisuretime Tour Operators page, we have listed the full address of Leisuretime as well as phone numbers and websites. Leisuretime is in Cardiff, Leisuretime may offer holiday tours, sightseeing tours, and general city tours in Cardiff.

If you have used Leisuretime before be sure to leave your own comment or rating on the city tour or holiday tour that you went on so other poeple wishing to use this company can read fair and honest reviews before the book there holiday with Leisuretime.

Please remember that Leisuretime may offer much more that just UK holiday tours, UK Coach Tours and city tours so remember to contact the travel agents company using the details below to find out more information.


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Leisuretime

Tour Operator Address

Southgate House
Wood Street
Cardiff, CF10 1EW
Phone: 029 20257777
Fax: 029 20236381

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Latest Leisuretime Reviews


 
 
* Miriam Wood

Just back from Germany, Ahr Valley. Fantastic! Weather perfect, great location with friendly, helpful staff. Fantastic room, with balcony, view of castle, a big TV and settee and comfortable bed. Mike, our driver was fantastic, very steady driving and managed to miss daft drivers who suddenly cut in and almost caused accidents. Took about 5 hours to drive to hotel from Calais but 8 hours on the way back due to minor accidents and roadworks. Mike was amazing, driving all that way! Missed the ferry: saw it leave as we arrived but not Mike\'s fault! People were disgruntled as one passenger with legitimate USA passport was delayed at check at ferry: not her fault, could have done nothing in advance. And we missed the wine depot! Some very upset but we got on the next ferry and might have missed that too if we hadn\'t been in queue for next ferry. Thank you for a lovely holiday!...

Sep 6, 2013
* G. Clatworthy

Had a weekend away @ RAF Cosford airshow [Wolverhampton] . The coach driver David was one of the best my partner & I have travelled with, very professional throughout. Not that impressed with hotel....

Jun 11, 2013
* A Ford

Just come back from Eastbourne,we stayed at the Glastonbury Hotel and it was excellent no complaints at all. From beginning to end it was great.And the driver Mike made the holiday. We have just booked for Great Yarmouth hope it is up to the same standard. ...

May 12, 2013
* Shackell

My daughter and I spent a two day break at the Burlington Hotel in Torquay and found it very poor indeed very old food very poor Management unresponsive to any complaints made entertainment was a Comedian all his materialvery rude and in front of children please look at photos One hotel to miss out ,...

Mar 11, 2013
* Angela

I travelled with leisure time in feb 2013 to the maycliffe in Torquay could not fault it food lovely . Rooms lovely and warm Bedding clean and white . And the bus driver was lovely . I can\'t believe value for money A J Howell Tonyrefail ...

Feb 23, 2013
* Wendy Greenway

Stayed at the St. Merryn Hotel, St. Ives in October, 2011. Food excellent, small, clean and friendly hotel. Some entertainment. About 800 yards out of St. Ives actually out on the bay, twenty minute walk to town down long steep hill but uphill back not so good. Good bus service and taxis reasonable. ...

Jan 25, 2013
* m seymour

First time abroad with leisuretime,And wont be the last.Went to italy to diano marina,Fantastic.Stayed at the hotel igea,Clean and the food was great as was the staff.Recomend. ...

Jan 10, 2013
* KATH GRIFFITHS

JUST COME BACK FROM BLACKPOOL ( GEOGIAN HOLLIES) HOTEL OK , BUT WILL NEVER TRAVEL WITH LEISURE TIME AGAIN. IT WAS CHAOS IN CARDIFF GATE GOING, HOLDALL GOT WET ,THEREFORE CLOTHES WERE WET INSIDE COMING BACK IT WAS WORST CHAOS ,THE DRIVER WE HAD FOR BLACKPOOL WAS BRILLIANT,IT WAS CHAOTIC WITH THE FEEDER BUSSES WE WERE THERE AT 3-15pm AND DIDN\'T LEAVE UNTIL 5pm.SEVERAL PEOPLE ON THE FEEDER BUS SAID THEY WILL NEVER TRAVEL WITH LEISURE TIME AGAIN, WHEN I PHONED TO COMPLAIN THR PERSON I SPOKE TO WAS NOT INTERESTED. YOU HAVE LOST AT LEAST 10 TRAVELLERS,IF NOT MORE, ON ONE TRIP, BUT I DONT SUPPOSE THAT WILL WORRY YOU BY YOUR ATTITUDE WITH MY PHONE CALL....

Sep 17, 2012
* catherine facey-richards

Re weekend Lille and Bruges 1st-3rd June. we had a fantastic break, hotel was excellent,breakfasts wonderful,so much choice. really enjoyed trip to Bruges. Frank our driver was very polite and a safe driver.There were a good mix of passengers on trip. I will consider a similar short break if you are able to use the Novatel chain again. Thankyou Leisurtime....

Jun 11, 2012
* Ashley Shanahan

Just returned from 8 day trip to Lake Garda. Great driving and guiding by Charlie and Paul - they really looked after us. It took 2 days travelling each way out and back,one of the 2 dayseach way being a long day - 7 am to 9pm. Plenty of comfort stops, but still too long sitting down on seats that were not that comfortable for long trips. The hotel, Forte Charme, in Nago,situated high above Torbole on the lake, was too far out from the lake for easy walks from the hotel, but hotel offered regular shuttles to and from the lake. The continental breakfasts were just about OK,but warm hard boiled eggs, hame and cheese got a bit boring after a day ( though there was plenty of cereals, fruit etc available. Evening meals were Ok apart from the ,main courses which were a hit and miss - often overcooked. Had three good tours, Verona ( though very crowded with tourists ) to Bardaleno for market, and around the lake by boat. All very good and well guided. Many thanks to Paul and Charlie ...

Apr 23, 2012
* HAYDN rOBINSON

I have travelled twice with Leasuretime to Germany for Rhine in Flames and Scotland for Xmas and can only praise them for two great holidays at reasonable prices. I was so impressed I have booked again for a weekend in Paris in March. The only concern is the picking up points for Tonyrefail and Llantrisant where there is no provision for feeder buses and thhe nearest picking up point is so inconvenient...

Feb 5, 2012
* Michael

Had a lovely 3 day mystery break to Torquay with trips to Totnes and Dartmouth.. The coach from Cardiff was on time and the driver very good it seemed that some of the passengers come on a regular basis well why not at only £59 half board , on way back the driver stopped at Weston -Super -mare where i had a sunday lunch ... being that i was on my own i very much felt i was at home , will be going again on Jan 13th but where well that is a mystery can be anywhere, thanks Leisureline not only value for money but excellent service...

Dec 28, 2011
* Joyce Ward

Went on Tinsel & Turkey weekend at the beginning of December to the Isle of Wight had a fantastic weekend really good value for money....

Dec 28, 2011
* Julia Ford

Ive just come back from a leisuretime xmas market.Six of us went from work and we booked early and had seat numbers 5-10 and was looking forward to it.When the coach came all our seats were sat in and the driver said he told all the people to sit anywhere.As we were the last pick up we were all separated and had to sit by a complete stranger all weekend which spoilt it for all of us.And im going to complain to them about that....

Dec 4, 2011
* JUNE

JUST RETURNED FROM 5 DAY AT BOSWOTH HALL WARWICK,HOTEL COMFORTABLE AND WARM..STAFF LOVELY AND THEY ALL SMILED,.ROOM COMFORTABLE AND WARM LOVELY COMFY BEDS..FOOD GOOD VARIETY AND PLENTIFULL..NICE TRIPS..OUR DRIVER DEAN WAS THE NICESS DRIVER I HAVE COME ACROSS..CLEAN,HAPPY NOT OVER THE TOP..KEPT HIS COACH SPOTLESS..WAS ALWAYS ON TIME..ONLY GRIP THE FORTY EIGHT POUNDS SINGLE SUPP CHARGED BY LEISURETIME ..OUR FRIEND WOULDNT PAY THIS SO SHE COULDNT COME ,,THIS IS TO HIGH.,,OTHER PEOPLE STAYING AT HOTEL DIDNT PAY THIS AMOUNT,,,EVEN SOME PASSENGERS ON OUR COACH PAID LESS....SHAME ON YOU LEISURETIME.. ...

Nov 13, 2011
* JANET HALLEY

My holiday to Bournemouth MaeMar hotel was ruined before it started. I rang the Leisuretime office to explaine that the company hiring out a disabled scooter to me refused to carry it into the hotel because it was too heavy. The girl rang the hotel and said the hotel would take I explained it was against health and safety and asked them to speak to the hire company but they refused saying it was nothing to do with them take my own scooter. I asked if I could change hotels to one that could accommodate the scooter they refused because it was Friday and I was going on Monday unless I paid for both Hotels. On arriving at the hotel the resteraunt was downstairs no one and nowhere was that information published I wouild not have considered booking on this information alone. I spent £50 on taxis+extra money for hiring scooters. I was unable to see Bournemouth and just glimpsed the sea while passing in a taxi. Why wouldnt this firm help when requested. It was a relief when I fractured my foot on Thursday and had to be brought home by family. ...

Oct 20, 2011
* woodward

went to folkstone with day trip to france.hotel ok but3 rooms were briken into.on way to dover for ferry to france ,coach broke down taxis back to hotel wastedday in folkstone.sat.sunday got to france everything closed except resturants ,not good managed to buy some wine and cigs and thats all not a good trip....

Oct 4, 2011
* Fay

Our Leisure Time holiday to Ostend at the end of July 2011 was a really nice break. The driver, Charlie, was on top form and the upgradeed hotel given to us was excellent. I still cannot believe that the room I had was as good as it was - thank you very much. The food was good and the waitresses couldn\'t do enough for you. I am already looking for a winter break - of course with Leisure Time again....

Oct 3, 2011
* e phillips

just returned from great weekend at woolacombe.Our excellent driver was Caroline who was friendly and helpful.She also handled one tricky situation with tact and diplomacy.Thanks to everyone...

Oct 3, 2011
* linda

Just returned from a holiday to the Villa Mentone on the IOW. Had a fantastic holiday. Hotel was good staff and management very helpful nothing too much trouble. Well done leisuretime another fab holiday...

Aug 28, 2011
* linda

Just spent a 5 day break at The Villa Mentone on the IOW. Had a great time super value for money. Staff and management great, nothing was too much trouble. Well done Leisuretime on a good choice of hotel will definately go again...

Aug 26, 2011
* Emma Morris

I\'ve just come back from Lake Garda which was great value for money. The drivers John and Jeff (carpark;)) were absolutely brilliant. They couldn\'t do enough to help - thanks guys. Have been on a few trips with Leisure time but this was the best yet. A great experience can\'t wait to do another trip....

Jun 10, 2011
* mary aubrey

i have been on lots leisuretime coach holidays and i have not had one bad one .had lovely holiday to germany also to holland always had excellent caring drivers .the prices are brilliant for pensioners and myself being one also a widow .some people are not happy unless they are moaning ...

May 26, 2011
* jayne young

We a party of 5 have just returned from a lovely Easter break with Leisuretime. We stayed at The Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay. A very clean Hotel, great food and Excellent Staff. We travel with Pencoed Coaches driven by Neil, What a GREAT Driver nothing was to much trouble, a very informative driver and also very funny. He took us out on two trips.... Sidmouth...Brixham and with lunch stop on the way home to Burnham On Sea. Please Leisuretime give our thanks to Neil From Fred Jayne Rose Tony and Gerald...

Apr 26, 2011
* Helen

Awful, coach over an hour late, full of a very drunk very loud and foul mouthed hen party, and this was 9am. No tour, just left at the Burlington in Torquay which was just as bad. Never again with this company. ...

Apr 18, 2011
* rosemarie spackman

My friend and I have just returned from the Maycliffe Hotel in Torquay had the most fabulous time, small family run hotel Pam and her family could not do enough for us,food was excellent as was entertainment, also Lynford the bus driver was more than accommodating in dropping people at different locations on his route Well done everyone....

Apr 12, 2011
* Carol West

Went on a Mystery break with Leisuretime and landed up at the Brittania Country House Hotel just outside Manchester. Great. Food great, staff great and entertainment first class. Would thoroughly recommend it. Trips to Manchester and Liverpool, very well arranged. We found the changeover from main coach to feeder coach at Cardiff to be less problematic than previously experienced....

Apr 12, 2011
* KIM

7 of us have just had a 3 day holiday with Leisuretime to celebrate my Birthday. We had a wonderful weekend and the value for money was great. We paid £99 and stayed in the Sandringham Hotel Weston super Mare for 2 nights. The hotel was excellent with really friendly staff who couldn\'t do enough for us. They were as happy at breakfast as they were in the evening. They obviously liked working there. Its\' an old hotel but spotless, our rooms were clean and the en-suite bathrooms excellent. We went to Wells on the 2nd day and Bath before we left on the Sunday. Weston is a great place for a family holiday and the renovated Grand Pier is good fun. It took me back to my childhood. Meals were good and there was a free bar from 7.30-10.30 and even entertainment on both nights. I just can\'t fault this weekend away ,I don\'t know how they do it. Our driver Caroline was so efficient. She had our bags loaded onto the coach in double quick time so no time was wasted. She was an excellent driver, we all felt safe and comfortable with her at the wheel. Well done Leisuretime, we will certainly be booking with you again. ...

Mar 24, 2011
* B Rees

Just got back from a London trip with Leisuretime. The hotel was tremendous, but the coach picking us up was a bright yellow school bus, with the rear bumper held on with black tape and one of the windows full of water. There was no toilet on the bus, much to the chagrin of the entire rear seat passengers, who were absolutely rotten drunk from the minute they got on the bus. At every stop (including Maesteg!) they ran off the bus to go to the toilet, with the result that we were on the bus for 4 hours and still in Wales and the driver then had to have his required 45 minute break in Magor. The trip had been advertised as 3 days, 2 nights, but we didn\'t get to our hotel until 5.15pm and I had already booked tickets to the London Sea Life Centre, which were wasted. The driver was very pleasant and helpful, but the bus was a mess. The trip back home was even worse, as the women at the back of the coach were already rotten drunk at 8.30am, despite the Terms and Conditions stating that no alcohol was allowed. They insisted on taking over the microphone and playing bingo with vulgar references; they sang constantly all the way home; they threatened to urinate on the floor if the driver didn\'t stop and then they dropped their empty vodka bottles on the floor. Never again!...

Mar 3, 2011
* gillian edwards

Have had quite a few hildays with Leisuretime and have always been very happy with everything. Isle of Wight - really good. Torquay - Very good and we have been to other places with always above expectation - however Grimsby/Lincolnshire - very dissappointing wouldn\'t go there again. I think Isle of Wight again this year and maybe Torquay a bit later on in the year....

Feb 7, 2011
* Anna Jones

We have just been on a comedy and entertainment weekend with Leisuretime and everything was very, very good. Coach on time and driver lovely. Hotel was fab with really good enetertainment in the nights. We only paid £89. Going to do Italy with them in the summer, hope that is as good....

Feb 4, 2011
* DaiJo

I canít understand people moaning. We are from Blackwood and get the Leisuretime feeder service to the coach. Itís FREE. We are regulars and never have to wait long at the services going or coming home. I suppose anyone who wants a personal taxi should pay for one themselves or go with Edwards and pay a fortune for the same holiday like we did once what a rip off. Leisuretime holidays are brilliant value. ...

Feb 4, 2011
* Peter Mayer

We went in a group with Leisuretime over New Year. We had a ball and everything was jusr right. Most people complain when they write these reviews just to bad mouth the companys But I wanted to tell everyone that we always go with Leisuretime and get really good value and great trips. I\'m going with my wife on one of the platinum trips next - a bit more money but it\'s our anniversary....

Feb 4, 2011
* karen

Leisuretime is by far the best. The value you get is unbelievable. I can\'t work out how they can do holidays for the prices that they do. I have never has a bad hotel or coach yey and I\'ve been lots on times. There is the occasional hiccup but I have paid a lots more with other companies and had the same thing - just things like road delays or bad weather which no one can help (NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY!). Any minor points are sorted out really quickly. I think the staff are great too and freindly. You need to go in to one of the shops (in St Davids Centre and on by the bus station in Cardiff and I think they have them in Bridgend and Barry now too). They have lots and lots of differnt trips. I have seen them in the local newspapers too. Lots of people I speak to go many times in the year beacuse the prices are so good. Keep it up Leisuretime - you changed my life. Thanks ...

Feb 4, 2011
* andre

used leisure time for about a dozen times now and they are good value for money,dont expect 5 star accomodation for 2 star prices. would use them again...

Jan 31, 2011
* Vera

Short holiday at Bideford in January. Had a cracking time. Driver excellent, hotel excellent. Definately going back next year,...

Jan 30, 2011
* T.V Hughes

Went on holiday to the German Christmas Market on sixth Dec.The bus was not fit for purpose(no toilet no hot water and no mention of any repair when the bus had idle times and when the temperature was not freezing)Main Driver not very informative only mentioned one building in the dark while passing Brussels.i sent an e mail on our return on 12th also a follow up letter but to date have had no reply.We have been on many many trips with this company but have been let down on this one.Don,t they check on the drivers knowledge before they employ them as the driver can make or break a holiday. ...

Jan 12, 2011
* Mrs H M Harrop

I booked for the 26th November Turkey/Tinsel weekend to Woolacombe for myself and three friends staying at the Royal Hotel Woolacombe, Devon. May I say what a lovely weekend we had! The Hotel was good, the driver great, food was excellent and the entertainment second to none. The staff were very helpful and the venue great. Well done Leisuretime - for only £89 it was excellent value for money! I had been on a cruise to the Baltics in August but enjoyed this break, can you believe it, so much more!...

Dec 4, 2010
* sandra craggs

just returned from tinsel/turkey in scotland. first time on such a holiday had a great time hotel was The Winlock it was great already looking for next year...

Nov 19, 2010
* Sue

Absolutely terrible travel company. Would not recommend them to anyone. Their customer service is shockingly bad. I\'m amazed a company that bad is still trading!...

Nov 4, 2010
* Haydn Robinson

I booked with Edwards to go on a 8 day holiday to the Rhine and paid £1,278 for two of us. They cancelled five weeks before departure so we looked around and saw Leisuretime advert for simular holiday but 7 days at £299. Took te chance and booked it. We had a fantastic week with trips every day, hotel was good and company great. I am booking again for christmas....

Oct 29, 2010
* S.L

Terrible trip, terrible after service, useless operations manager, no reply to complaints. NEVER book with them. Day trips were not as advertised, meal was missed....

Oct 7, 2010
* Anon

Disgusting company, transport manager does not respond to complaints. Am in contact with consumer body to expose shocking customer service and refusal to refund after a poor holiday. Would NOT recommend this company!...

Oct 4, 2010
* michelle

went to blackpool had agood time hotel was shit and the manger the same.lady bus drivr was the best we had ...

Sep 14, 2010
* JANE WICHELL

Just returned from a weekend to Windsor staying overnight at the Holiday Inn,Basingstoke. We were supposed to be on a weekend to the Cotswolds but this had been cancelled at the last minute and there was no other alternative. (This was the second trip in two months that had been booked with Leisuretime and been cancelled. Bus driver (he didn\'t introduce himself so dont know his name)was surly and very unhelpful and unfriendly. When we arrived in Windsor which was a lovely place, we found we only had 4 hours there and was then transported to the Holiday Inn which in itself was very clean and comfortable. However, when it came to the evening meal we were treated like 2nd hand tourists herded into a room like children in a school canteen. The meal and service was appalling and everyone was complaining. The drinks at the bar were extortionate so everyone we gathered went to bed early. Breakfast next morning was good, however once again we were told where to sit and not where we wanted. We were then transported by our even more miserable bus driver to Blackbushe market where we had to endure four hours in the freezing cold as we were not allowed back on the bus. We were not informed we were being taken off the bus at Cardiff Gate to Port Talbot until we arrived there. Once again no communication from the bus driver. Will never book with Leisuretime again and could not recommend this to anyone else. Leisuretime would do well to train this particular bus driver in good communication skills as this might have avoided a bad weekend becoming a worse one....

Aug 29, 2010
* G. Jones

Anotherholiday spoiled by being dumped at Cardiff Gat services without warning. Having to wait approximately 50 minutes for a feeder bus after beign told that we were being transported to Neath by the coach we had travelled from Felixtowe on. Not good enough. The Leisuretime blames the coach companies but we pay them for the holiday so they should sort it out!!...

Aug 29, 2010
* dawn

went into the bridgend office to book a coach tour to paris, had to wait till the morning after to see if they could fit us in the hotel,they phoned us in the morning, told us to come down as they had the rooms,to pay,we were given to 12 as the holiday was on hold for us till then,got there at 11 and was told that they had sold the hotel rooms to someone else.... so we paid the extra and went with diamond!...

Aug 26, 2010
* Haydn Robinson

I recently booked a Rhine Holiday with a well known local company and paid £1300 for my wife and myself. The holiday was cancelled and monies returned. I saw the same holiday but different hotel advertised in the newspaper by Leisuretime at less than have the price. I was aprehensive about booking due to low price. However I did book and had a wonderful time and saved £700. Coach was good, pick up prompt, hotel was not the Hilton but good value and good food. Overall a great Value Holiday....

Aug 18, 2010
* Sarah

Went to London with Leisuretours on Friday 13th Aug. It took eight and a half hours to get there, in the brochure it stated that we would arrive 1p.m. actual arrival time 5p.m. Hotel was lovely and pretty central, but hoe can you justify an eight and a half journey to get to London. (plus there was no toilet on the bus)...

Aug 17, 2010
* beckie

we had a weekend trip to London, the driver was very nice but it took nearly 8 hours to get there, friday was wasted as we got to the hotel at 4pm, did\'nt have time to do anything as we had a show booked, spent saturday and sunday rushing areound to cram everything else in. the coach was an old coach, (still had ashtrays in seats and a tape deck,) no toilet on board either which is a must with small children, although the driver was very nice his time keeping was\'nt upto much, the hotel was fab and the food was lovely, would go again but make my own way by train instead,,,,...

Aug 16, 2010
* Eileen Thomas

A ruined holiday to Llandudno.After promises of easy accomodation, we had the fright of finding our rooms on the second floor with no lift , meaning 38 steps for four eighty-year olds with arthritis. We were disgusted. The manager, Stephanie offered other rooms as she realised that the 38 steps would have made me ill. I lost my twin bedded, and another member who booked a single had to share but was not happy. There are 12 steps up to the hotel, the hotel itself is on a very steep hill. There is no lift and the four eighty-year olds had a holiday ruined and made miserable thinking each day of the distress and pain of getting back to the room....

Aug 13, 2010
* Mr Parker

We will never again book any coach trips with Leisuretime Cardiff. We booked three trips and all three have been cancelled. They usually give only a couple of days notice of cancellation. This also happened to us last year as well. Not only this but last time they cancelled they actually took the money out of our account again by mistake when they should have refunded the money, it took days to be refunded to our account. No Manager to speak to, complaints have to be in writing to the After Care Team !!! This company has no idea how to run a business. ...

Jul 12, 2010
* anna osayamen

My son and I went on an 8 day coach trip to Roses in Spain. On Christmas eve the coach driver drank too much and assulted my son. We decided to wait until we returned to Wales to make a complaint to the coach company Leisure Time. It has taken them 7 months to look into the complaint and both the Manager and the Owner Mrs Johnson do not listen. Four days of our holiday were ruined and the driver did not even have the decency to apologise. It made the last four days of our trip uncomfortable to say the least and the atmosphere was negative. I am over 60 yrs old and the coach driver, a strong drunken man, came up into my face only about 2 inches from me and shouted and swore in my face. I was petrified of him. All the people on the coach if asked would say I\'m a very quiete person. I did absolutely nothing to warrant the way I was treated by the driver named Clive and his girlfriend Claire. When drunk they are nasty abusive people. Clive tore the shirt from my son\'s back leaving it in ribbons. After 7 months of exchanges of letters Mrs Johnson the owner, offered us £20 compensation which we feel is a complete insult. We went to the shop in cardiff today to see her as her manager had failed numerous times to return our calls. We may as well have been speaking to a brick wall. She would have nothing said about the driver or his girlfriend. She had no intention of trying to get to the bottom of the accusations and said we could take her to court if we wanted to. If I was in good health I would. I had also written to her to explain that the Manager was failing to deal with our complaint and to say we wanted to deal with her direct. She couldn\'t even be bothered to reply. Instead we received a letter offering us the £20 from the manager. Today she had no idea really about the problem and when we explained she said she pays people to do the job for her. There was total lack of care. She was totally insensitive to our complaint which we had dealt with in the correct manner. Our holiday in total had cost almost £800 which is a lot of money for us and to have 4 days of it ruined, particularly over the Christmas we feel was totally unaceptable. To be offered £20 is like a slap in the face, it cust us more than that to go there today for petrol and car park fees. The hotel, and Roses was lovely. Our complaint is solely with the driver and his girlfriend who became like jekle and hide with drink inside of them. If you have any complain, dont expect Leisure time to be sympathetic. They are in business just for the money and couldn\'t give a damn. We will NEVER travel with them again....

Jul 7, 2010
* Michelle Rayson

First time using this company, heard a few horror stories but decided to give it a go, we decided on the Rhine in Flames tour, first the driver was an hour late because he didn\'t know he was working, when we got to Dover to change drivers the coach broke down, after 2 hours a fitter arrived with new batteries but had to wait for company to give the go ahead to fit them which took ages, by the time it was up and running we had missed our ferry, when we got to our first stop in Brussels the bus broke down again had to wait for international rescue which took 4 hours to come, it turned out that the starter motor and ignition had gone which our first driver knew about. When our driver phoned Leisuretime the \'boss\' turned his phone off! When we got to Germany (26hours later!) our driver left us to return to UK, luckily we had a few German drivers to take us on trips who were lovely, Leisuretime had organised for the German driver to pick us up at 11pm just when the Rhine in Flames festival was due to start, so the driver gave us an extra hour. On the last day had another driver to take us to Calais and they sent a bus from UK to collect us and take us back to Dover. I have been on lots of coach holidays but this has been horrendous, old rickety bus, no drinks onboard and the company were willing just to leave us there!...

Jul 7, 2010
* barbara l

Went to Diana Marino Sept 09. What a holiday, couldn\'t fault it. Great drivers, great holiday and great trips. A must do....

Jul 4, 2010
* susan

just got back from torquay and i must say after reading some reviews on this hotel abbey court, that we were very pleased with every thing about it, except the shower which was totally useless our driver was helpful, food was small but tasty, location was nice, overall we had a great time untill we got back to cardiff and we had to wait ages for all the other busses to return before we could get home we would still use this company again...

Jun 7, 2010
* K & C

General review....We have used Leisuretime for around 10 years for uk/abroad short breaks & also for Spanish/Austrian holidays. They have always been exceptional value for money, good locations, comfortable accomadation and the drivers and busses are great. Keep it up....

Apr 14, 2010
* Jean Nutt

East break to Worthing and Chichester (East Sussex.) Hotel Chatsworth 3* Family run. A fantastic hotel, food and accommodation excellent. The driver and coach were excellent. This holiday was exceptional value and we will certainly return. ...

Apr 8, 2010
* Mrs C Davies

On returning home we were left waiting at Cardiff Gate for several hours because our bus was there too early.No one will confirm reciept of our letter of complaint. Staff told us we have to wait 28 days. Very dissapointed with their After Travel Care....

Mar 23, 2010
* Mrs Ruby Thomas

Dear Sir Madam This is a very long email.Four of us went on your bus trip to Weston Super Mare on 5th February.It was a trip for my 40th Wedding Anniversary.(Ruby).I cant travel far due to illness @ mobility problems.The driver CLIVE was a disgrace to your company.He was so rude.Our itinary was Stop at Clifton village on way to Weston we ended up at Burnham on Sea. We asked CLIVE why we were not at Clifton Village because we were told that it was in the trip he said (very rudely ) get back on the bus and i will take you four there.He then said there is only one cafe and a post office there.Could you tell me if this is correct as i have never visited thereWe were only expecting what we had paid for .It did not include a very rude driver. On arriving at the hotel the party booking on the coach had the evening meal time changed. CLIVE was rude to me again he said i have sorted the time for YOU FOUR IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE.While we were in the bar Friday night one off the group on the coach came over and said did we really want to go to Wells on th Saturday as he said there is not much there and the driver was hoping he could go home and come back Sunday morning ( This is not a joke ) We did go on the trip ,it was cut short by an hour .The driver then went home after he took us back to the hotel and came back sunday morning .Our stop at Bath was also cut by an hour. As it was a trip to celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary we are very very dissapointed. we are hoping for some type of reinbursment so we can do our trip to.CLIFTON VILLAGE.Yours Faithflly Mrs Ruby Thomas ( HOPING FOR A SWIFT REPLY )...

Feb 16, 2010
* G WHEELER

Booked with leisuretime for turkey N tinsel weekend at Bute Hotel Torquay Started off with bus over hour late , then a three hour stop at services waiting for replacement coach.To many thingS went wrong to mention.BUT WHAT REALY GOT MY BACK UP , I WROTE TO COMPLAIN ,AND THEY STILL HAVE,NT HAD THE CURTESY TO ANSWER MY LETTER...

Jan 24, 2010
* C Keane

Dec 2009 Singenderwirt Hotel - Rhine - Accommodation basic - no heater in shower-room, food awful - no choice no notice of what the evening meal was - continental breakfast basic and nasty - again no choice.Even Ainsley the driver encouraged people to complain - Coach broke down on way home 4 hours delay, going with them again - no way!!!!...

Jan 11, 2010
* Kate

Just came back from a trip to the Christmas markets with Leisuretime. I must say that we travel with Leisuretime about 4 times a year and are always pleased but this was one of the best trips we have had. Coach great, hotel really great and the driver was a true pro. I don\'t how they do it for the price ... we paid £59. I would also recommend their Europe holidays ... we have been on loads....

Dec 1, 2009
* dave lewis

we went to sandown on the isle of weight with leisure time the coach was a disaster to say the least we went in november there was no heating on the coach it was very cold we had to leave our coats on. the vents were leaking water no toilet we complained to the driver several times to no affect I feel sorry for the old people who feel the cold customers beware they do use coaches like this to save money. ...

Nov 19, 2009
* PETER CLINTON

BOOKED A DAY TRIP TO LONDON FOR 21ST NOVEMBER BUT TOLD IT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS. LAST YEAR BOOKED A TRIP TO LAKE GARDA WHICH WAS CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS AGAIN. LOOKING AT THE REVIEWS OF LEISURETIME IT IS NOT SURPRISING AT THE LACK OF INTEREST IN THEIR COACHES. WAS THINKING OF BOOKING FOR THE ITALIAN RIVERIA...

Nov 14, 2009
* g kidner

my husband and i have just returned home from the isle or wight, brilliant holiday, we stayed at shanklin, i have got to say the driver was great, took us all over the isle, hotel wasn,t great but food was lovely. entertainment went down well. a cheap 4 day break. enjoyed by us both....

Sep 22, 2009
* MRS T BIBEY

I and 3 friends have just returned from a Mon to Fri stay at Richmond Hotel, Torquay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, despite the weather thanks to the comfort, facilities, food, and welcoming friendliness of all the staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them....

Sep 6, 2009
* sandra

Went to Austria in July, Clive was our driver, we had a superb time, lovely hotel, have used Leisuretime in the past and would use them again, driver was excellent, very knowledgeable, nothing to much trouble, and he would go out of his way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves, Well done Clive ...

Sep 5, 2009
* Lynn Mathias

Just returned from St.Merryn, St. Ives for the 2nd time. Food fantasic, very clean, bedlinen and towels excellent. A little way out of St. Ives but great if you like walking although there is a bus service which stops outside of Hotel. Our driver \"Pedro Pete\" was excellent, great driver, very knowledgeable and superb at his job - highly recommended. Many thanks....

Aug 18, 2009
* julie forward

Just returned from weekend in London and had a wonderful time. Our coach driver Geoff was kindness itself and nothing was too much trouble for him. Stayed at Barbican Thistle Hotel and was in the older part of hotel, basic but adequate. After all, we only slept there. Wouldnt hesitate to use your company again. Many thanks...

Jul 28, 2009
* lorna s

I went to London with my family this year and I thought it was very good. The hotel was lovely and I really enjoyed the buffet breakfast. The coach driver was friendly and helpful and the overall experience was brilliant. I will definitely be going again....

Jul 24, 2009
* Mel

just been to the burlington hotel in torquay with leisuretime it says short stroll to harbour it dosent say 25 mins walk down a mountain, the hotel is not really suitable for seniors or persons with walking problems, entrance door is narrow, steps are slippery, rooms could be cleaner, not allowed to go out on sun terrace from 6pm till 8am so in the hot evenings you have to sit&sweat or walk around to the front of the hotel,food good,staff pleasant coach clean, driver great but no leg room, no reclining seats or toilet ...

Jul 11, 2009
* Maureen Evans

Travelled with u to Lake Garda in May 2009 to celebrate my 50th b,day. Five girls had a WONDERFUL time beautiful place, brilliant value for money, drivers fab full of knowledge and wit, hotel fab. Met lots of lovely people. Would recommend this tour to ANYONE of all ages. WAS A BLAST Thanks ...

Jun 7, 2009
* Jean Nutt

Have recently returned from the Cotswolds. Cwm Taff coach/driver. Unbelieveable value for money. Our driver was fantastic nothing too much trouble. We shared the hotel with National Holidays and can thoroughly recommend this break. ...

Jun 5, 2009
* Geraldine Alexander

We have just returned from a weekend stay at Harlands Hotel in Blackpool. First I want to say what a really helpful driver Graham was, nothing was too much trouble for him & informed us of everything he could, traffic delays etc., We arrived at Harlands Hotel little later than planned, due to traffic delays etc., but our food was served immediately we arrived in the Dining Room. Cannot praise this Hotel enough, as was clean, food was excellent, Owner - Graham & his staff could not do enough for us. For what we paid, this was a really enjoyable weekend and want to thank Graham our Driver, and also Graham & staff at Harlands Hotel which we will highly recommend ...

May 25, 2009
* Rosalind Beck

After reading so many complaints, I have to say that when my husband and I went to Bosworth Hall with Leisuretime last year we thought it was fantastic and really cheap too. The coach was fine, the hotel was great, the excursions were good, there was a swimming pool and gym too in the hotel, and we loved it. We went some time later with another company - Diamonds, I think - and although it was okay, it wasn\'t as good as leisure time and it cost more as we had to get taxis at both ends to the service station (at £20 each way), whereas with leisure time we just walked 5 minutes around the corner in Caerphilly and were picked up by a feeder coach. It was great!...

Mar 5, 2009
* b davies

went to amsterdam december stayed in lakeland.clive &dai were brilliant a credit to driving enjoyed the trips on offer to monnikendam and amsterdam .hope to have them 2 drivers again.only problem it was bloody cold there...

Feb 18, 2009
* mike prosser

we travel leisuretime for the past few years, this year we returned to brittania hotel in nottingham for new year was very sad to see the hotel has gone down hill, food was very poor, and the room the enterainment was in was very cold the woman had to sit with coats or cardies on. the driver was very very good....

Jan 3, 2009
* BRIAN

Had a great weekend in London November 15th 2008. Great bus and driver. Holiday Inn was very good and breakfast could not be faulted. Would go again....

Nov 28, 2008
* George

Just returned from a trip to Lake Garda with Leisuretime. Fantastic trip and great value for money. Boarded the coach at Bridgend and after 2 stops in Cardiff and Newport we travelled to the port. The coach was clean, new and comfortable. We stopped at a hotel in France on the way to Italy. On arrival in Lake Garda. We were staying in a wonderful hotel. The staff were fantastic and made us feel very comfortable. The rooms were large and the hotels facilities were great. The friendly driver took us on some interesting excursions whilst we were in Italy. We stopped again on the way back in a comfortable, stop off hotel. Within a week of arriving back in Bridgend i wasted no time booking a trip to Andorra with Leisuretime....

Nov 26, 2008
* Harriet Williams

A disaster of a weekend to London and Hairspray last weekend-driver didn\'t know where he was going-journey was 2 hours longer than it should have been-\'coach\' was infact a minibus-a triple room was a twin with a rickety, roll out camp bed as the 3rd bed. A very very disappointing trip....

Nov 23, 2008
* Tina

I went on a tour to the Cotswolds with Leisuretime and the bus they had used must have been from the last century. I am not the tallest woman in the world and I am not overweight, but there was not enough leg room. My knees touched the seat in front of me. Well, so much that I tried to move up with my bottom on the back of the seat. Thanks God it was a short tour. Even though it took only about two hours to get to our destination I had enough aches and pain. For your information, I am only 40 years old. How horrible must it be for tall seniors. I wanted to go to the Lake Districts with Leisurtime, but will not use them again....

Oct 15, 2008
* Peter

Just returned from 8 day holiday in Diano Marina, Italy, the holiday destination is fantastic but there is always a but!,the hotel Villa Igea is between a busy road and rail track, so not much sleep! The drivers were arrogant and lied to passengers on too many occasions to list here, they spoiled the holiday! please do not use this company for long distance travel, if you value your sanity!...

Oct 5, 2008
* Bill Bowen

My wife and I travelled to York and Harrogate from Sarn on Sept 19, when coach arrived we thought it was a feeder as it was only a 35 seater Mini Coach, it proved to be coach for full journey, far too small as seats were cramped and after reaching our hotel just outside Leeds we were aching all over, same on return journey. This type of coach is not suitable for long journeys. The hotel which had been changed day before we left was Ramada Jarvis which we found excellent and so was the food. York really worthwhile but Harrogate on a Sunday is very poor, would have preferred another day in York. A lovely weekend spoilt by the coach it will take days to get over aches and pains of such a long cramped journey....

Sep 24, 2008
* xarifa cooper

Went to the Rhine Valley a few weeks ago. Were not given pick up time for feeder bus until the day before due to travel. Ferry not booked, but coach driver managed to sort this out. Coach broke down on penultimate day of holiday and instead of leaving for UK at 8am we had to hang around until 6pm. Coach broke down at motorway service station in Belgium on way back, fortunately my cousin and my husband who are both engineers managed to fix it but this meant catching 2.30am ferry. Coach broke down again at ferry terminal, again cousin managed to get it going. When we arrived at Dover the coach started but kept losing power and had to be nursed along by the driver who just kept it going back to South Wales. The hotel rooms were Ok, the food excellent and the staff wonderful(especially on the last day when we were delayed)...

Sep 13, 2008
* Patrick

ON A RECENT LEISURETIME 6 DAY BREAK TO GERMANY, WE WERE DROPPED OFF IN STRASSBURG FRANCE. IN A LARGE NON ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRY WE GOT LOST, AND WERE HALF AN HOUR LATE GETTING BACK TO THE COACH. THE COACH HAD LEFT WITHOUT US WITH NO MESSAGE LEFT WITH THE CAR PARK ATTENDANT AND NO EFFORT MADE TO CONTACT THE ONE MEMBER OF OUR PARTY WHO STAYED AT THE HOTEL TO GET OUR CONTACT NUMBERS AND ARRANGE TO MEET ETC. I HAD TO PAY FOR A TAXI BACK TO GERMANY AND ARRIVED ONLY TO BE MET BY THE COACH DRIVER SAYING YOU HAD US ALL WORRIED, NOT WORRIED ENOUGH TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER OR TRY TO CONTACT US AND TO TOP IT ALL NOBODY WAS MAN ENOUGH TO OFFER AN APOLOGY - PLEASE MAKE YOUR DRIVER GIVE YOU HIS CONTACT DETAILS IF YOU GO ON EXCURSIONS IN CASE YOU GET LOST OR HAVE AN ACCIDENT AND YOU GET AN ARROGANT SELF CENTRED DRIVER LIKE OURS WAS...

Sep 6, 2008
* chris

recently stayed at salisbury hotel folkestone. staff friendly but room and bathroom needed lot of upgrading as if ownwer of hotel couldnt careless as for chapmans coach driver very rude and threatening. driving in flip flop shoes and very unprffesssional in her approach. complained to company but no good must have too manycomplaints...

Aug 9, 2008
* KATHERINE

leisure time are good value for there money if you got lots of comlaints then pay more money go els where and anoter thing that gets on my nerves is people moaning about drivers driving hours after 4 and half hour driver has to have 45 min break As my husband is a coach driver and remember this the driver gets up real early to pick every one up and did you know IT THE LAW for them to stop know you do. and i think people out there should respect the drivers not comlain about them stopping its not there fault IT LAW...

Jul 15, 2008
* M Bates

I thought I would give Leisuretime a try as I was advised they gave value for money. How wrong I was to use them. from booking I never received my tickets or luggage labels, coach arrived late 40 mins and the driver just got out and said nothing. The coach was almost as old as the people on it executive coach my elbow it was poor. Picked upin Cardiff as I said late travel as far as Magor services to be told that we were stopping for 45mins due to his driving hours and he chipped about all the pick-ups that he had and if we had a complaint to speak to Leisuretime. Arrived at the hotel in Torquay 4pm as driver decided to stop again en-route at a garden centre. Hotel was poor the Burlington Hotel like stepping back in time. I have learned from this that for what you are paying is what you get a poor coach and driver and a sub standard hotel. I will never use them again. My advise give them a miss ...

Jul 7, 2008
* Buddug Hollett

Just returned from a 4 day break in the Carlton Hotel in Sandown, Isle of White . I enjoyed the holiday but unfortunately on the return journey we had to wait nearly an hour for the mini bus to pick us up from Cardiff gate to take us to our various destinations .As I live in Porthcawl ,this meant that due to the other various \'drop off points\' such as Barry,Cardiff ,Dinas Powys and Llantrisant meant that it took nearly another 2 hours before I arrived in Porthcawl! ...

May 2, 2008
* pat lewis

we have just come back from bournmouth international hotel.everything was great ,i am disabled and cannot walk far but every one was so helpfull, from staff to other holiday makers.we were only 20 so it was like a big family holiday. hotel clean and food excelent. would go again I would like to point out it is on a hill....

Apr 27, 2008
* lister

Between 14th -18th April we were staying at the Carlton Court Hotel Eastbourne with Leisuretime The management were very welcoming but we were apalled by the condition of the bathroom not very hygienic and needed a good clean since returning home three members of our party have been very poorly with a tummy bug. Hygiene should be of the highest importance,but was not in this Hotel.This was our opinion....

Apr 23, 2008
* Nicola Williams

I went to Amsterdam in March with leisuretime, the hotel was absolutely great and the staff were ever so helpful, the bus driver was also helpful and gave us many tips about how to get around the city and transport tips, unfortunately a stag party had also booked this holiday and made the long journey to Amsterdam from Wales a nightmare, having been on the coach for 21 hours (owing to ferry delays)a drunken stag party was the last thing we needed and most couples on the trip lost their sense of humour in Calais, I think that we should of been warned that a stag party would be joining the coach so we could make an informed decision as to whether we wanted to go or not. The rest of the holiday was fab, but this incident spoiled the break for both myself and my husband (celebrating our silver wedding anniversary) and most of the other people on the trip, we had all decided that if the behaviour had contined on the return journey that we would all leave the coach and refuse to get back on until the stag party had been removed. ...

Apr 18, 2008
* Casrol Lowe

I went on a day trip with leisuretime on Saturday the 12th April 07,to Malmsbury market town and Castle Coomb in Wiltshire, it was a lovely trip and the driver and courier very helpful throughout the journey. We had a very enjoyable day visiting the two locations,although at Castle Coomb the coach cannot go into the village, so its a very long walk down a very steep hill and not really suitable for people with walking difficulties, I think this should be stated in the details of this particular trip...but apart from that, I will definately be using Leisuretime in the future.......

Apr 14, 2008
* Mrs Gayron Williams

Overnight trip to London, 20th & 21st March 2008, to see Terracotta Warrior Exhibition at the British Museum and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs Exhibition at the Millenium Dome. Our driver, John, was very helpful throughout the trip. He ensured we had regular \"comfort breaks\" and organised our exhibition tickets for us. It was a very relaxing trip, no concerns about parking or traffic. We stayed in the Devere Devonport Hotel next to Greenwich Park. It was an excellent hotel, far above our expectations. The breakfast was most varied and plentiful. We had spare time and managed a trip to the Royal Observatory. The overall price was very reasonable and i would recommend this company to others. I hope to take more trips with them in the future. Thank you for a most enjoyable two days in London....

Mar 24, 2008
 
 


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