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  1. 1. Autumn 2010 to Spring 2011 Including Christmas, New Year & Easter Coach Holidays NTE RA TI E VA NCRE ED GUA TH Departures from AS Y NO BEAT WE PA E ES A UG ! THE the NORTH EAST N VATMA SU G IF Y RC 31 HAR U O E BO R OK B EFO Exceeding your expectations with quality, value for money coach holidays!
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Exceeding your expectations GREAT HOTELS IN Dinner GREAT LOCATIONS Starters Chilled Orange Juice or Apple Juice Prawn Cocktail Leisureplex Hotels Creamy Mushrooms on a garlic crouton Vegetable Soup Most of our holidays are to our own group of 19 Leisureplex Hotels. *** All are character buildings with their own unique appeal but you will Main Course Traditional Roast Beef with Yorkshire know immediately you are in one of our hotels by the consistently high Pudding and Horseradish Gravy standards of bedrooms and bathrooms, the excellent menus and above Oven Baked Fillet of Lemon Sole all the warmth of welcome from our friendly professional staff. with a light dill sauce Welcome to Alfa Freshly Prepared Seasonal Salad with Potatoes of the Day with or without Plenty of Entertainment Dressing and a Choice of Roast Ham, 2010 saw us acquire two more hotels: the All of our Leisureplex Hotels offer entertainment at least four evenings Cheese or Tuna Chef’s Special of the Day Seabank Hotel in Porthcawl and the Royal each week (usually five evenings) at no extra charge to our guests. Vegetarian Option Norfolk Hotel in Bognor Regis. Both are Most other UK hotels offer entertainment on several evenings (see hotel Served with: Roast Potatoes Buttered Seasonal cabbage landmark buildings which help to define the descriptions for details). Diced Swede *** resorts in which they are situated. In many Dining in Leisureplex Hotels Puddings ways they symbolise what Alfa is all about: Good food is one of the most important considerations in an hotel and a Seasonal Fruit Crumble with Custard, Ice Cream or Fresh Cream spacious comfortable hotels of great character great deal of thought goes into the design of our menus. We provide a full Lemon Meringue Pie British & Continental Cheeses with in outstanding seaside locations, well British Breakfast. Light two course lunches are included on some spring Accompaniments appointed rooms, generous public areas, good and autumn holidays and sandwiches and packed lunches can also be Ice Cream selection provided at a modest additional cost. In the evening, relax with our Fruit Salad food and above all, a warm welcome. substantial four course menus with plenty of choice and a selection of *** Tea or Coffee There is nothing quite like a seaside break to wines available. Typical dinner menu (right): lift the spirit and recharge the batteries. But it is not just about the seaside: if you are looking for beautiful scenery or cultural interest, both Porthcawl and Bognor Regis have plenty to offer with nearby National Parks, stately homes and lots of other attractions. If you have never experienced a coach holiday before, you’re in for a treat. There is nothing which combines interest and relaxation quite as successfully as a coach holiday. Sit back as our experienced drivers ensure your safety and whisk you away to some of the best holidays you will ever experience. And you don’t have to worry about harming the environment. Not only are coaches the safest form of transport but they are also one of the greenest! On behalf of the entire Alfa team I’d like to say BOOKING IS EASY! a big thank you to our loyal guests who return There are three simple ways to book one of our holidays: to us year after year. And if you’ve never travelled with Alfa before, we look forward to 1. Call our Reservations Centre Simply telephone our local call rate number 08451 305666 and one of our friendly, welcoming you on what we know will be a fully trained reservations staff will give you details of all available holidays. memorable holiday. Please be assured that Our offices are open: once you have experienced Alfa, you’ll never Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm want to travel with anyone else. Saturday 9.00am-5.00pm Sunday 10.00am-4.00pm Paul Sawbridge If you wish to confirm the booking, complete the booking form and forward it to us with your cheque for the Managing Director deposit within three days. 2. Approved Travel Agents Many clients benefit from the assistance given by their local travel agent and our holidays can be booked at most Alfa Travel of the better travel agents. To book through an agent, please go to the agent who supplied your brochure. Euxton Lane, Chorley, PR7 6AF Tel: (08451) 305666 3. Internet Booking If you have access to the Internet, the easiest way to book our holidays is via our web site. All of the information Fax: (08451) 303777 in this brochure - and a great deal more besides - is also available there. You can also find late breaking offers, email: some of which are only available if you book on the internet. Why not take a look? Our web site is totally secure and fully bookable using your credit or debit card with instant print outs available showing your full holiday details. You can also use it to order a brochure or send us an e-mail. The address is For all three booking methods we issue a postal confirmation showing your seats, rooms, picking up point and time within seven days of receipt of your booking form. 2 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  3. 3. with quality, value for money coach holidays! EXCELLENT SERVICE SUPERB VALUE Personal, Friendly Service More for your Money If you have travelled with us before, you will already know how good Because of our low advertising, administrative and our service really is – we try that little bit harder and pride ourselves sales costs, our holidays are generally significantly on the high standards provided by both our administrative staff and cheaper than those of our competitors. They also by the coach drivers who are so important to your holiday usually include a more extensive range of enjoyment. From the moment you make your first enquiry to the day excursions as part of the holiday price. Most 5 and you return we will offer you the very best service. 7 day holidays in the autumn and spring also include lunches on free days in your resort – just Great Drivers think what a saving this can represent! We are proud of our coach drivers, most of whom have worked with us for many years. They are all carefully vetted both for their driving ability and their attention to our customers’ needs. In addition they undergo regular in- Child Reductions service training to keep them at the very top of their profession. Why not take your children or grandchildren with you? The following reductions apply on UK holidays Reliable Coach Operators to children sharing a room with at least one adult: Most of our holidays are operated by our own fleet of modern luxury coaches, over 50% of which have on board No. of Days: 3 4 5 7 8 washroom and all of which are air conditioned. We supplement these with vehicles provided by a select group of Child aged 0-2 £30 £45 £60 £90 £105 our most reliable industry partners. We are members of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the Coach Child aged 3-11 £20 £30 £40 £60 £70 Tourism Council and Coach Marque – bodies established to encourage standards of excellence in our industry. (Child reductions also apply to Self Drive holidays but not Continental Tours.) Prices You Can Rely On Our policy is one of “everyday low prices”. TRAVEL OPTIONS Occasionally we may offer a discount on some departures, but we guarantee: Local Pick Up Points Our pricing is simple and straightforward with The majority of our holidays use our famous “feeder” no hidden extras. system which provides a huge range of pick up points from We will not levy any fuel or currency towns throughout the North East, so there is normally a surcharges after you have booked your holiday. joining point within a few miles of your home (see page 4). Discounts are only available on the internet Direct Join Holidays Discounts are very selective and are limited to a maximum of 10% of the holiday value Our Direct Join option provides an even more convenient (so there is no risk of finding you are sitting way to join some of our shorter holidays. See page 12 for next to somebody who has paid much less details. than you have). Prices in this brochure were originally Self Drive published before the increase in VAT to 20% for Though there is nothing quite as relaxing as travelling by coach, sometimes the dates do not fit your schedule or 2011 departures. However, we guarantee you just fancy taking the car for a change. Our Self Drive programme provides packages of 3, 4 or 7 night holidays to pay the extra VAT on your behalf if you book at our Leisureplex Hotels. Full details can be found on page 13. your 2011 holiday before 31 August 2010 THE RIGHT HOLIDAY SAFE SECURE FOR YOU Financial Security We are fully bonded tour operator members of the Room Types Association of British Travel Agents, so you can All of the hotel rooms included in our programme have be sure that all payments made to us in advance private bath or shower and WC. A limited number of of your holiday are fully protected. single rooms is available at each hotel but there is always huge demand for these and we advise early booking. Look out for the Special Offers when there is Holiday Insurance no charge for single rooms. IIt is vital that you are covered by adequate personal insurance when you travel. The Sea View Rooms Special Requests insurance policy we offer is very competitive If you require a ground floor room or prefer a special and has no age restrictions. For full details see Many of the hotels featured in this brochure now offer diet or have any other request which you feel the hotel page 15. the opportunity to book a guaranteed sea or loch view should know about, please ensure you write the at a small additional charge. information on your booking form (or indicate that Quieter Rooms option when booking on our web site). We guarantee to pass this information on to the hotel although Some resorts can be lively places, so if you live in a we can never guarantee that such special quiet area, don’t forget to request a quiet room when requests will be met. If you are mobility impaired or you book your holiday. have other special needs, please write or e-mail our Customer Care Department No Smoking in Hotels for assistance in ensuring your needs can be met. For Smoking is prohibited on all coaches and in the public the latest information regarding special needs, please areas of all hotels. All of our Leisureplex Hotels also see the “Frequently Asked Questions” section of our prohibit smoking in the hotel bedrooms. web site. Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 3
  4. 4. Local Pick-up Points Feeder Services For all tours (except those described on page 12) clients are conveyed by feeder services between their joining point and Durham Services at Bowburn on the A1(M). Approximate timings are as follows: Outward: 9:15am Return:5.00pm Pick up times are finalised 14 days prior to departure and will be indicated on your travel ticket. Clients booking less than 14 days prior to departure may be offered a restricted choice of pick up points. Choosing Your Joining Point Please consider the relative locations of your joining point, the interchange and your eventual destination. It is possible to get from all joining points to all destinations but some combinations are not advisable. For example, we do not recommend anyone living north of Newcastle using the feeder system to travel to Scotland because the feeder journey takes you first to Bowburn before returning north again. Please note: The feeder coach may not necessarily show the destination to which you are travelling – please check with driver. On some occasions taxis may be used to provide the feeder service from some points. Joining Points from Durham Services at Bowburn Interchange Cleveland Durham (continued) Billingham Brotton Shildon Spennymoor 5 DAYS Eston Guisborough Hartlepool Marske Middlesbrough Stanley Northumberland Ashington Bedlington Blyth Breakaways 134 fr £ Per Pers on Norton Cramlington Ormesby Morpeth Redcar Prudhoe Saltburn Scotch Corner* Tyne Wear Tour Choice Sedgefield Blaydon Gateshead Resort Hotel Code Full Day Excursions Included (unless stated) Skelton Stockton Houghton le Spring Weston-Super-Mare Anchor Head 5100NE 1. Cheddar Gorge Wells 2. Bath Jarrow Ilfracombe Imperial 5110NE (Autumn) 1. Minehead Dunster 2. Bideford Clovelley North Yorkshire Newcastle upon Tyne Northallerton* Ilfracombe Imperial 5110NE (Spring) 1. Dunster Lynton 2. Barnstaple Bideford North Shields Newquay Eden Eliot 5132NE 1. Poldark Country St Ives 2. Eden Project (Entrance Included) Durham South Shields St Ives Cottage 5135NE 1. Newquay Poldark Country 2. Penzance Land’s End Bishop Auckland Sunderland Bowburn Wallsend Torquay Regina 5150NE/5151NE 1. Plymouth Buckfast 2. Teignmouth Exeter (Durham Services) Washington Exmouth Cavendish 5155NE 1. Sidmouth Seaton 2. Exeter Teignmouth Chester le Street Whitley Bay Weymouth Russell* 5165NE 1. Poole Bournemouth 2. Dorchester and Bridport Consett Bournemouth Devon Towers 5170NE 1. Salisbury Lyndhurst 2. Weymouth Portland Darlington *Northallerton and Isle of Wight - Sandown Bayshore 5195NE 1. Newport 2. Cowes Durham Scotch Corner are 1. Rosemary Vineyard, Ryde Cowes Ferryhill en route joining points Isle of Wight - Shanklin Langham Court* 5202NE 2. Carisbrooke Castle Godshill Newton Aycliffe available for Bognor Regis Royal Norfolk 5205NE 1. Chichester Arundel 2. Brighton Lewes Peterlee southbound British Eastbourne Queens 5215NE 1. Brighton Lewes 2. Hastings Rye Seaham tours only. Gt Yarmouth New Beach 5260NE 1. Norwich Lowestoft 2. Cromer Sheringham Cromer Hotel De Paris 5265NE 1. Gt Yarmouth Wroxham 2. Sheringham Norwich Skegness Royal 5272NE 1. Lincoln 2. Boston Spalding Scarborough Cumberland 5277NE/5276NE 1. North York Moors Whitby 2. Bridlington Beverley Lakes Dales Broadway* 5302NE 1. Lake District 2. Yorkshire Dales Blackpool Cliffs* 5307NE 1. Southport 2. Ribble Valley Skipton 1. Southern Peak Crich Derbyshire Dales Portland* 5317NE 2. Northern Peak, Bakewell Chatsworth House (Entrance Included) Isle of Man Hydro* 5592NE 1. North Island 2. South Island Llandudno Hydro 5350NE 1. Betws-y-Coed Conwy 2. Caernarvon Snowdonia Criccieth Snowdonia George IV 5365NE 1. Caernarvon Snowdonia 2. Ffestiniog, Harlech Porthmadog Tenby Giltar* 5380NE 1. Fishguard St Davids 2. Laugharne Carmarthen Porthcawl Seabank 5386NE 1. Cardiff Museum of Welsh Life 2. Swansea, Mumbles the Gower Dunoon Selborne 5410NE 1. Oban 2. Callander and Loch Lomond Fort William Croit Anna 5432NE/5433NE 1. Oban 2. Isle of Skye Isle of Skye Kings Arms* 5442NE 1. Portree Uig 2. Armadale (half day) 3. Bracadale Dunvegan Inverness J.O’Groats National* 5467NE 1. Ullapool Loch Maree 2. Inverness Nairn Glenshee Sp. of Glenshee* 5547NE 1. Braemar Ballater 2. Blairgowrie Perth 3. Pitlochry (half day) Trossachs Stirling Dreadnought* 5537NE 1. Trossachs Stirling 2. Crieff *Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunch on free day in resort and supplement prices also vary. Please ask for details. 4 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  5. 5. in £s per Tour Prices person Autumn 2010 Special Alfa Offers Depart Monday - Return Friday Sept Sept Oct Oct Oct Oct Resort Hotel Code 20 27 4 11 18 25 Free Drinks on Pre-Easter Holidays Ilfracombe Imperial 5110NE - - 154 - 154 - FREE Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer or a soft drink with dinner every St Ives Cottage 5135NE - - - 154 - 154 evening on tours returning prior to Torquay Regina 5150NE - 164 - 154 - 154 Easter at all of our Leisureplex Hotels. Exmouth Cavendish 5155NE - - - - 164 - Pre-Easter Single Savers Weymouth Russell* 5165NE - - - 189 - - No single supplements on holidays IOW-Sandown Bayshore 5195NE - 159 - - - - SAVE returning prior to Easter at any of our IOW-Shanklin Langham Court* 5202NE - 199 - 194 - - Leisureplex Hotels regardless of when Bognor Regis Royal Norfolk 5205NE 179 - - - - - you book the holiday. Double rooms used Eastbourne Queens 5215NE - 164 - 159 - 159 as singles are charged only a standard Gt Yarmouth New Beach 5260NE - - - - - 156 single supplement on these dates. Skegness Royal* 5272NE - - 179 - - - Early Booking Single Saver D’shire Dales Portland* 5317NE - 229 - - - - No single supplement at our Leisureplex Scarborough Cumberland 5277NE - - 164 - 159 - SAVE Hotels on Weekender, Breakaway Blackpool Cliffs* 5307NE - - 219 - - - or Weekaway holidays provided you Isle of Man Hydro* 5592NE 269 - - - - - book your Spring reservation before Llandudno Hydro 5350NE - 164 - - - - 31 January or your Autumn reservation Criccieth George IV 5365NE - - 169 - - - before 31 July. Dunoon Selborne 5410NE 169 - - 154 - - Free Afternoon Teas at Ilfracombe Fort William Croit Anna 5432NE - - - - - 169 FREE Dunoon Free afternoon tea with cake or biscuits Isle of Skye Kings Arms* 5442NE - 244 - - - - on days in resort (not on excursion days) Glenshee Sp. of Glenshee* 5547NE - - 199 - - - at Imperial and Selborne hotels during Supplements per person: Sea/Loch View £16 • Single Room £23 • Double/Twin as Single £46 October, November, March and April. *Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunch on free day in resort and supplement prices also vary. Please ask for details. in £s per Tour Prices person Spring 2011 What Alfa Includes Dep Mon/Sat - Ret Fri/Wed Feb Feb Feb Mar Mar Mar Mar Apr Apr Apr Apr Apr Resort Hotel Code 14 21 28 7 14 21 28 4 11 18 25 30 4 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast Departure Days Depart Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Mon Sat Rooms with private facilities Weston-S-M Anchor Head 5100NE - - 139 - - - - - - - - - Entertainment at least two evenings Ilfracombe Imperial 5110NE - - - - 149 - - - - - 164 174 Lunches on one free day in resort at Newquay Leisureplex Hotels (October-April) Eden Project Eliot 5132NE - - - - - - 164 - - 159 - 199 Coach travel from local pick up points listed St Ives Cottage 5135NE - - - - - 154 - - - - - - on page 4 Torquay Regina 5151NE - 144 - - 149 - - 159 - - 164 - 2 Full Day Excursions Exmouth Cavendish 5155NE - 149 - 149 - - - - 164 - - - Weymouth Russell* 5165NE - - 149 - - - - - - - - - Bournemouth Devon Towers 5170NE - - 139 - - - - - - - - - IOW - Sandown Bayshore 5195NE - - - - - - - - - 159 - - Bognor Regis Royal Norfolk 5205NE - - - 149 - - - - 164 - - - Eastbourne Queens 5215NE 139 - - - 154 - - - - - 169 - Gt Yarmouth New Beach 5260NE - - - - - - - - - 159 - - Cromer De Paris 5265NE - - - 144 - - - - - - - - Scarborough Cumberland 5276NE - 144 - 144 - - - 159 - - 164 - Lakes Dales Broadway* 5302NE - - - - - - - - - - 169 - Blackpool Cliffs* 5307NE - - - - - - 159 - - 159 - - Isle of Man Hydro* 5592NE - - - - - - 234 239 239 - - - Llandudno Hydro 5350NE 134 - 139 - - 154 - 159 - - 164 - Criccieth George IV 5365NE - - - - - 154 - - 159 - - - Tenby Giltar* 5380NE - - - - 159 164 - - - - - - Porthcawl Seabank 5386NE - - - - - - - - 164 - Dunoon Selborne 5410NE - - - - 149 - - - - - 164 - Fort William Croit Anna 5433NE - - - - - - 159 - - - 164 - Ullapool Inverness** National* 5467NE - 154 - - - 164 - - 169 - - - Trossachs Dreadnought* 5537NE - - - - - - - - - - 174 - Stirling Supplements per person: Sea/Loch View £18 • Single Room £24 • Double/Twin as Single £48 *Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunch on free day in resort and supplement prices also vary. Please ask for details. **Dingwall holidays in February March are “All Inclusive” and include entertainment and free drinks each evening from 8.00pm until 11.00pm (House brands of wine, spirits, lagers and beers, not cocktails or bottle beers) plus 1 lunch in resort. Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 5
  6. 6. 7 DAYS Weekaways Easter fr £ 209 Per Pers o n Weekenders 4 DAYS fr £ 154 Per Pers on What Alfa Includes Special Alfa Offers 6 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast Early Booking Single Saver Rooms with private facilities No single supplement at our Entertainment at least four evenings SAVE Leisureplex Hotels on Weekaway Coach travel from local pick up points holidays provided you book your Spring listed on page 4 reservation before 31 January or your 3 excursions as listed Autumn reservation before 31 July. Tour Choice Resort Hotel Code Excursions Included (H denotes half day and F denotes full day) What Alfa Includes Ilfracombe Imperial 112NE/113NE Dunster Minehead (F), Bideford Gt Torrington (F), Barnstaple, Lynton Lynmouth (F) 3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast Newquay Eliot 132NE Poldark Country St Ives (F), Eden Project (Entrance Included) (F), Padstow (H) Rooms with private facilities Exmouth Cavendish 157NE Sidmouth Seaton (F), Teignmouth Dawlish (F), Dartmoor Torquay (F) IOW - Sandown Bayshore 197NE Osborne House Cowes (F), Alum Bay Godshill (F), Rosemary Vineyard Ryde (H) Coach travel from local pick up points listed on Eastbourne Queens 217NE/219NE Tunbridge Wells (F), Battle Rye (F), Brighton (F) page 4 Gt Yarmouth New Beach 262NE/263NE Norwich (F), Lowestoft Suffolk Villages (F), Cromer The Broads (F) 2 half day excursions Ft Will. Skye Croit Anna 432NE Mallaig (F), Isle of Skye (F), Oban (F) Departs Good Friday, returns Easter Monday *Supplement prices vary for these hotels. Please ask for further details. in £s per Tour Prices person Autumn 2010 Spring 2011 Resort Hotel Code Sep 19 Sep 26 Apr 10 May 01 Depart Sun Sun Sun Sun Departure Days Return Sat Sat Sat Sat Ilfracombe Imperial 112NE/113NE 249 - 209 234 Newquay Eden Project Eliot 132NE - 254 - - Exmouth Cavendish 157NE - 249 - - Isle of Wight - Sandown Bayshore 197NE 269 - - 264 Eastbourne Queens 217NE/219NE 294 - - 239 Gt Yarmouth New Beach 262NE/263NE 254 - - - Fort William Croit Anna 432NE - - 219 - Supplements per person: Autumn – Sea/Loch View £22 • Single Room £29 • Double/Twin as Single £58 Spring – Sea/Loch View £24 • Single Room £30 • Double/Twin as Single £60 Special Alfa Offers Early Booking Single Saver No single supplement at our Leisureplex Special Weekaways Newquay, Falmouth Weston, Ilfracombe Exmouth, Eastbourne St Ives, Torquay SAVE Hotels provided you book your Spring for Groups Bognor Regis Bournemouth holiday before 31 January. Scarborough Isle of Wight Many groups Llandudno Gt Yarmouth like to arrange Prices in £s Criccieth, Porthcawl Cromer a slightly longer per person Fort William Dunoon in £s per holiday than the Easter Weekenders – 4 Days person Autumn 2010 5 Day Breakaways Sept 27 248 241 Depart Friday 2nd April Return Easter Monday 5th April 2010 we offer Oct 4 236 229 Half Day Exc. throughout most Oct 11, 18 230 223 Resort Hotel Code Included Price of the spring and autumn period and these Oct 25 236 229 Exmouth Cavendish 4155NE 1. Exeter 154 7 day holidays are the ideal solution for Spring 2011 2. Seaton groups looking for such a break. Mar 13, 20 213 206 1. Cromer Gt Yarmouth New Beach 4260NE 154 2. Lowestoft They include 6 nights dinner, room and Mar 27 218 211 Apr 3 223 216 1. York breakfast plus coach travel from your chosen Scarborough Cumberland 4275NE 154 2. Bridlington local joining point, three excursions and Apr 10 228 221 1. Inveraray entertainment on at least four evenings. Apr 17 233 226 Dunoon Selborne 4410NE 154 2. Tignabruaich Apr 24 239 232 Because we feature only our own Leisureplex Ft William Croit Anna 4430NE 1. Glencoe 154 Hotels, you can be sure of the warm welcome, Supplements per person: 2. Fort Augustus 2010: Sea/Loch View £22; Single £29; Double/Twin as Single £58 Supplements per person: quality and reliability for which our hotels 2011: Sea/Loch View £24; Single £30; Double/Twin as Single £60 are famous. Single Room £20; Sea/Loch View £12; Double/Twin as single £40 6 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  7. 7. 5 DAYS fr £ 166 Festive Specials Per Pers on The idea of these Festive Specials is that you get into the feeling of Christmas, relaxing and enjoying good food and entertainment. The bonus is that because it is not quite Christmas, our entertainment and labour costs are much lower and we are able to pass this on in the form of significantly lower prices. The New Year Specials represent a truly exceptional bargain - only 3 nights before the actual New Year, yet priced at little more than half the cost! in £s per Christmas Festive Specials 2010 person What Alfa Includes Depart Monday Return Friday Nov Nov Nov Nov Nov Dec Dec All Festive Specials Resort Hotel Code 1 8 15 22 29 6 13 Rooms with private facilities Weston-S-Mare Anchor Head WXSNE 166 - - - - 169 - 2 resort lunches at Leisureplex Hotels Ilfracombe Imperial IXSNE - 166 - 169 - - - Festive Entertainment Programme Torquay Regina TXSNE 166 - - - 169 - - Festive menus Coach travel from local pick up points listed Exmouth Cavendish EXXSNE - 166 - 169 - - - on page 4 Bournemouth Devon Towers BXSNE - - 169 - - - - Christmas Festive Specials IOW-Shanklin Langham Court* 5202NE - - - - 179 - - 4 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast Eastbourne Queens EXSNE - - 169 - 169 - - 1 half day excursion and 1 full day shopping Folkestone** Grand Burstin* 5232NE 179 179 179 - - 179 - excursion (Folkestone shopping trip is to France Gt Yarmouth New Beach GXSNE - 166 - - 169 - - – passport required) Skegness Royal* 5272NE - - - - 189 - - New Year Festive Specials Scarborough Cumberland SCXSNE - - - 169 - 169 - 3 nights’ dinner, room and breakfast Southport Prince of Wales 5312NE - - 179 - 179 - - 2 half day excursions Lakes Dales Broadway* 5302NE - - 179 - - - - Blackpool Metropole* 5307NE 179 159 159 159 159 - - in £s per Llandudno Hydro LXSNE 166 166 169 169 169 169 169 New Year Festive Specials 2010 person Porthcawl Seabank PXSNE - - - 169 - - 169 Depart Monday 27 Dec. Return Thursday 30 Dec 2010. Dunoon Selborne DXSNE 166 166 169 169 169 - - Resort Hotel Code Price Oban Regent* 5427NE - - 179 - 179 - - Eastbourne Queens ENYSNE 144 Fort William Croit Anna FWXSNE 166 166 169 169 169 169 - Scarborough Cumberland SCNYSE 144 Inverness Ullapool National* 5467NE - - - - 164 - - Dunoon Selbourne DNYSNE 144 Glenshee Spittal of Glenshee* 5547NE - - - - 169 - - Supplements (per person) Sea/Loch View £12 Supplements per person (Leisureplex Hotels): Single Room Supplement £23; Double/Twin used as Single £46; Sea or Loch View £16 Single Room £20 *Denotes a non-Leisureplex hotel. These do not include lunches in resort. Supplement prices also vary. Please ask for further details. Double/Twin as Single £40 **Folkestone Shopping Excursion is to France and requires a passport. Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 7
  8. 8. 4 DAYS fr £ 249 Per Pers o n 5 DAYS fr £ 334 Per Pers o n Christmas New Year Breaks What Alfa Includes Christmas Programme New Year Programme Christmas – 4 nights’ dinner, room 23rd DECEMBER 30th DECEMBER and breakfast with 3 resort lunches Sherry reception on arrival followed by dinner and Glass of sherry on arrival followed by dinner and New Year – 3 nights’ dinner, room dancing. an evening of entertainment. and breakfast with 2 resort lunches CHRISTMAS EVE NEW YEAR’S EVE Rooms with private facilities Morning excursion. Competitions after lunch. Gala Morning excursion followed by lunch and an Full programme of festive entertainment dinner followed by dancing and entertainment. afternoon to relax or stroll around the resort. Dinner and an evening of entertainment until the Festive menus throughout your stay CHRISTMAS DAY Morning competition to guess the weight of the early hours with spot prizes, games and a glass Coach travel from local pick up points listed of bubbly to welcome in the New Year. on page 4 Christmas Cake. Traditional Christmas lunch with “Santa” and presents. Afternoon tea and games. NEW YEAR’S DAY 2 half day excursions Dinner followed by dancing and entertainment. A relaxing morning with a Grand New Year’s Day BOXING DAY Brunch from 9.00am until noon replacing our Morning excursion. Pre-lunch glass of punch normal breakfast service. Afternoon excursion followed by Grand Boxing Day Lunch. Evening followed by dinner, farewell dance and fancy dress dinner and fancy dress farewell dance (please with prizes (please bring a costume). bring a costume). 2nd JANUARY 27th DECEMBER After breakfast, we reluctantly leave our hotel and After breakfast, we reluctantly leave our hotel and journey home. journey home. Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly Individual hotel programmes may differ slightly from this programme. from this programme. in £s per in £s per Christmas – 5 Days person New Year – 4 Days person 2010: Departs Thursday 23 Dec Return Monday 27 Dec 2010 2010: Departs Thursday 30 Dec Return Sunday 2 Jan 2011 Resort Hotel Code Price Resort Hotel Code Price Weston-S-Mare Anchor Head WNYNE 254 Gt. Yarmouth New Beach GXNE 334 Ilfracombe Imperial INYNE 249 Exmouth Cavendish EXNYNE 269 Eastbourne Queens ENYNE 269 Scarborough Cumberland SCXNE 369 Gt. Yarmouth New Beach GNYNE 256 Cromer De Paris CNYNE 259 Scarborough Cumberland SCNYNE 279 Dunoon Selbourne DXNE 342 Manchester Copthorne* MNYNE 269 Criccieth George IV CRNYNE 269 Fort William Croit Anna FWXNE 342 Dunoon Selbourne DNYNE 282 Fort William Croit Anna FWNYNE 282 Supplements per person: Supplements per person: Sea/Loch View £16 Sea/Loch View £14 Single Room £23 Single Room £20 Double/Twin as Single £46 Double/Twin as Single £40 *Single supplement for Copthorne hotel £99. 8 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  9. 9. Hotel Choice Weston Super Mare Anchor Head Hotel Ilfracombe Imperial Hotel In all, this brochure features a choice of almost 50 different hotels. Most of our holidays are to our own Leisureplex Hotels and we give brief details of them here. For further details about them as well as information on the non-Leisureplex hotels we use, please refer to our web site The web site provides far more detail than is possible here including lots of resort information and links to local attractions and events . Grades Hotel grading is quite a subjective process and it can be Splendidly situated between Weston’s two piers and close to This well known hotel is in one of the best positions in difficult to compare one hotel with another. We have tried the boating slipway and a small beach; the promenade walk Ilfracombe, overlooking the gardens and splendid Landmark to overcome the problem by ensuring that our own hotels starts right next to the hotel. All 52 bedrooms are centrally Theatre and Conference Centre, close to the shops and only a are part of the best known scheme - the AA scheme. heated with tea making facilities, private bath or shower and short almost level walk from the harbour. All 104 rooms are We also show our own opinion of all the hotels featured WC, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. TV lounge and centrally heated with bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, in our brochure using our symbol. The grade is congenial lounge bar with dance floor where entertainment is tea/coffee making facilities, TV, radio and intercom. There is a designed to be more focussed on our customers’ needs. provided most evenings. There are magnificent views of the TV lounge, attractive cocktail bar and sun lounge. Lift to all In awarding an grade, we bear in mind the frequency bay from the attractive TV lounge, the twin restaurants and floors (stairs to some rooms on split level floors). of entertainment (which is not part of the AA scheme) many of the bedrooms. Small lift serves all floors (few stairs Entertainment is provided most evenings. and disregard such matters as the availability of room from lift to restaurant). Tel: 01934 620880 Tel: 01271 862536 service. We also consider the comments we have received from clients during the past year. A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Newquay St. Ives Torquay Eliot Hotel Cottage Hotel Regina Hotel Very well situated close to Great Western and Tolcarne Delightfully situated in extensive grounds overlooking Carbis Wonderfully situated on the harbour-side, with the main beaches only a few yards from the sea front and within easy Bay, 300 yards from the beach and two minutes’ walk from shops and theatre a gentle stroll away. All 69 bedrooms are walking distance of the shops and harbour. All 76 bedrooms the railway station linking Carbis Bay to St.Ives (5 minute centrally heated with private bath or shower and WC, hair are centrally heated with bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, journey). All 80 rooms are centrally heated and have bath or dryer, tea/coffee making amenities and TV with radio radio, tea/coffee making facilities and TV. There are three shower and WC, hair dryer, TV with radio channels, tea/coffee channels. The ground floor was extensively refurbished in lovely airy lounges in which to relax, plus a cocktail bar and making facilities and intercom. The dining room and lounge 2008 and there is a reception bar/lounge, entertainment dance floor where entertainment is provided most evenings. both have lovely views of the bay and there is a large bar/lounge with dance floor and an air conditioned restaurant. There is also a games room. The lift serves almost all rooms. ballroom with entertainment most evenings. There are two Part of the Regina is interesting as the home for three years of Tel: 01637 878177 bars, a games room, two lifts and a TV lounge. the poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Lift serves most rooms Tel: 01736 795252 (but not those in her former house). Tel: 01803 292904 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Exmouth Bournemouth Sandown Cavendish Hotel Devon Towers Hotel Bayshore Hotel This delightful hotel is wonderfully situated on the level Ideally situated on the West Cliff, a short walk from the sea Situated in a magnificent position on the seafront, opposite seafront overlooking Exmouth’s fine golden sands, a few front, International Centre, shops and pier. All 64 bedrooms the beach and pier and close to the shopping centre. All 80 minutes’ walk from the shops. All 76 rooms are centrally are either centrally heated or provided with electric heaters bedrooms are centrally heated with TV, hair dryer, heated with private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, and all have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV tea/coffee making facilities and private bath or shower and tea/coffee making facilities and TV. There is a TV lounge, quiet and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an attractive WC. The hotel has lounges, cocktail bar, dining room and lounge with sea views and games room with snooker and entrance lounge, delightful bar lounge with TV, restaurant and many bedrooms overlooking the sea. Entertainment is darts. The bar lounge has a dance floor and entertainment spacious entertainment room with dance floor where provided most evenings. There is also a games room. Lift most evenings. Lift serves most rooms. entertainment is provided most evenings. Lift to all floors. serves all floors (a few stairs on split level floors). Tel: 01395 272528 Tel: 01202 553863 Tel: 01983 403154 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 9
  10. 10. Isle of Wight – Shanklin Bognor Regis Eastbourne Langham Court Hotel Royal Norfolk Hotel Queens Hotel The recently refurbished Langham Court is situated between Shanklin town centre and the sea front. The hotel has a bar and lounge with dance floor which hosts entertainment on most evenings. There is a small indoor swimming pool and the pleasant dining room. All bedrooms have shower and WC (some also have bath), TV, and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors (few stairs to some bedrooms). Tel: 01983 861500 Weymouth Situated on the sea front with superb Channel views, a short This magnificent Victorian hotel is situated in an outstanding Russell Hotel walk from the pier and shops. All 43 rooms are centrally position overlooking the pier, with sea views from many of its heated with private bath or shower WC, TV, trouser press, 125 centrally heated bedrooms all of which have bath and/or Situated on the sea front with views of hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Cocktail bar, shower and WC, hair dryer, TV, radio, intercom and tea/coffee Weymouth Bay from many of the restaurant and bar lounge with small dance floor. Lift serves making facilities. Spacious public rooms include a cocktail 90 bedrooms. Most are small but comfortable and all have most rooms (several stairs to some rooms). Entertainment is bar, snooker room, impressive restaurant and several function private shower WC, TV, central heating and tea/coffee provided most evenings. rooms including the Princes Suite with its own bar where making facilities. There is a restaurant and bar lounge with Tel: 01243 826222 entertainment is provided most evenings. Two lifts serve all dance floor and cabaret entertainment 7 nights a week, floors (although the ground and lower ground floors are split together with bingo and quizzes. Lift serves all floors. level and some stairs are unavoidable) Tel: 01323 722822 Tel: 01305 786059 Grading Awaited A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Great Yarmouth Cromer Skegness New Beach Hotel Hotel De Paris Royal Hotel Situated in what is probably Great Yarmouth’s most central A delightful hotel, occupying the finest position in Cromer, Situated in its own grounds at the southern end of the location, on the sea front opposite Britannia Pier and adjacent close to the shops and historic parish church and directly promenade, overlooking the sea and an easy stroll from to the shops and resort amenities. (Note that it can be quite overlooking the pier and beach. All 61 bedrooms are centrally Skegness’s principal attractions. All 70 bedrooms are centrally lively in the street outside the sea facing rooms.) All 75 rooms heated and are equipped with private bath or shower and heated with bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, radio, WC, hair dryer, radio, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. facilities and TV. There is a lounge bar, games room and a tea/coffee making facilities, TV, central heating and intercom. Most are very spacious and have excellent views over the ballroom with entertainment two evenings per week. Lift Spacious cocktail bar/lounge and a magnificent restaurant sea or across the town to Cromer Woods. Superb reception serves all floors although there are some stairs to ground floor which has its own large dance floor. Lift to all floors. lounge, bar, games room and delightful dining room with rooms and the hotel is not suitable for wheelchair users. Tel: 01493 332300 dance floor. Lift (few stairs to some rooms). Tel: 01754 762301 Tel: 01263 513141 Guests 513191 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Scarborough Lake District Blackpool Cumberland Headway Hotel Cliffs Hotel The Headway is renowned for its friendly Located on Blackpool's North Shore, this service and entertainment. There is a impressive hotel offers an extensive comfortable lounge bar overlooking the seafront, with a menu, a bar and entertainment suite with nightly second quiet lounge. All 54 bedrooms are centrally heated entertainment. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and have bath or shower, TV, radio clock alarm, direct dial and professional beauty therapist. All 160 bedrooms have telephone, hair dryers and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift private bath or shower and WC, TV, hair dryer and tea/coffee serves all floors with a few steps sometimes in between making facilities. Lift serves all floors. Tel:01253 754224 levels. Tel. 01524 412525 Very well situated on the South Cliff a few minutes’ walk from Blackpool Isle of Man the Spa complex, beach and town centre with excellent Metropole Hotel Hydro Hotel views of the town from the north facing rooms. This excellent hotel has recently been extensively refurbished. All 86 The Metropole Hotel is superbly situated on This friendly family run hotel is situated in the bedrooms have central heating, private bath or shower Blackpool’s famous promenade in the heart of centre of Douglas seafront overlooking the bay and WC, hair dryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. this vibrant, fun resort and is close to all of the local and a few minutes’ walk from the seafront shops. All rooms Entertainment is provided every evening in the ballroom. attractions. The hotel features an exciting programme of are centrally heated with private bath or shower and WC, There is an attractive restaurant and quiet lounge. Lift serves nightly entertainment. All bedrooms have private bath or tea/coffee making facilities, TV with satellite facility and direct all floors. shower and WC, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There dial telephones. Bar with entertainment on two evenings. Tel: 01723 361826 Guests: 362863 are two restaurants, a coffee shop, 2 lifts, 2 bars, 2 ballrooms Lift to all floors (but there are a few stairs to the bedrooms). and snooker room. Tel: 01253 628321 Tel: 01624 676870 A Leisureplex Hotel 10 Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent
  11. 11. Llandrindod Wells Llandudno Criccieth Commodore Hotel Hydro Hotel George IV Hotel Located in the heart of this Victorian Spa town, the hotel faces Ideally placed on the sea front, close to the Aberconwy Situated on the High Street in the centre of Criccieth with a pleasant park. All 50 bedrooms have bath and shower, Centre and a short walk from Llandudno’s wonderful shops, magnificent views towards the sea and castle from many telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves all the Pier and Happy Valley gardens. Ballroom, superb bedrooms. All 47 bedrooms are centrally heated and have floors in the main building. The Fountain restaurant offers “Looking Glass” bar with views over the bay, sun lounges bath or shower and WC (mostly bath and WC), hair dryer, TV, table service for dinner. The Radnor bar is adjacent and there and games room with snooker. Lift serves most floors intercom and tea/coffee making facilities. Extensive public is a large ballroom offering entertainment most evenings. although all floors are split level and some stairs are areas include a delightful cocktail bar, a large restaurant, The hotel has a separate public bar for the younger guests. unavoidable to most rooms. All 120 bedrooms are centrally entertainment room with additional bar and a cosy lounge. Tel: 01597 822288 heated and have tea/coffee making facilities, private bath or A small lift serves first and second floors but not the shower and WC, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. third floor. Many have views over the bay or else over the town to the Tel: 01766 522168 Snowdonian mountains in the distance. Tel: 01492 870101 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Tenby Porthcawl Dunoon Giltar Hotel Seabank Hotel Selborne Hotel Excellently situated overlooking South Beach and Caldey Situated a short walk from the Grand Pavilion and shops with Superbly situated looking south across the Clyde with Island and within easy walking distance of the town centre. spectacular views of the Bristol Channel. All 67 bedrooms are pleasant lawns reaching down to the promenade and water’s The hotel has a cellar bar with dance floor and lively centrally heated and have bath or shower WC, hair dryer, edge. All the public rooms and many of the bedrooms offer entertainment most evenings including bingo, dancing and trouser press, TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. uninterrupted views of the river which is a constant source of sing-along. The TV lounge and restaurant have sea views and Smuggler’s Bar, Garden Restaurant and large function room interest. Ground floor areas have recently been extensively there is also a games room. Bedrooms have private bath or with entertainment most evenings. Lift severs all floors. refurbished and include a TV lounge, bar lounge, quiet lounge shower and WC, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. (Single Tel: 01656 782261 and games room. All 98 bedrooms are centrally heated and rooms have shower cubicle and WC.) Lift serves most rooms. have private bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV and Tel: 01834 842507 tea/coffee making facilities. Entertainment is provided most evenings. The lift serves almost all rooms. Tel: 01369 702761 A Leisureplex Hotel A Leisureplex Hotel Fort William Isle of Skye Glenshee Croit Anna Hotel Kings Arms Hotel Spittal of Glenshee Hotel Situated in the picturesque village of Kyleakin A high level of comfort awaits you at this with views across the Kyle of Lochalsh to the popular hotel. The restaurant has superb views of mainland, this is one of Skye’s oldest hotels. There is a cocktail the glens and serves a buffet carvery dinner. All 56 bedrooms bar, public bar and restaurant. All 81 bedrooms have private are “no smoking” and have bath or shower and WC, telephone, bath or shower and WC, shaver point, individually controlled TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is on two levels heating, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Entertainment is without a lift, most rooms are accessible by a short flight of provided on two nights during our stay. The lift serves all floors. stairs. Two rooms are suitable for wheelchair users but access Tel: 01599 534109 is via the outside of the hotel. Tel: 01250 885215 Situated in an isolated position on the shores of Loche Linnhe Inverness Trossachs Stirling with spectacular views across the loch from all of the public National Hotel Dreadnought Hotel rooms and most of the bedrooms, the Croit Anna offers a comfortable and friendly base in which to relax. All 92 This impressive Victorian sandstone building Located at the northern edge of the bedrooms have central heating and/or individual electric is situated in the centre of Dingwall and is a Trossachs National Park and surrounded by heating, bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, radio, TV and focal point for the local community. All bedrooms have private stunning scenery, the Dreadnought is on Callander’s main tea/coffee making facilities. There is a panoramic lounge, two bath or shower and WC, tea/coffee making facilities and TV. street with its shops, bars and cafes all nearby. The hotel has bars, terrace and entertainment most evenings. There is no lift Entertainment is provided in the lounge bar. No lift. a traditional atmosphere with an oak panelled bar lounge and but a number of ground floor rooms are available upon request Tel: 01349 862166 comfortable dining room. Bedrooms have bath and shower, and subject to availability. Tel: 01397 702268 TV and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves all floors with some steps between levels. Tel. 01877 330184 A Leisureplex Hotel Online Call 08451 305666 Visit your local travel agent 11