Dear Thorpe Travel Team
We have just returned from a brilliant Spring holiday in Madeira, all arranged for us by Lorna. We have booked holidays on the internet in the past, but the security of Lorna’s attention to detail and the knowledge that we have the support of a very professional team, has converted us to face to face booking with Thorpe Travel.
All the travel arrangements ran without a hitch and the Hotel Riu Palace in Canico was just as we had been led to expect. Our room and balcony looked out across gardens and a rocky sea shore, the all-inclusive package was exactly that (i.e. no surprises!), the pools had plenty of space to either plough up and down, or just splash about and there were always plenty of sunbeds and of course drinks waiters. The meals were organised as a buffet. It was of a good four star hotel quality and provided an enormous choice of dishes which seemed to suit the varied nationalities present.
Although the hotel provided everything you needed to “veg-out” for the week, the city of Funchal is just 15 minutes away by courtesy bus, which runs regularly. From here the various gardens, the famous toboggan ride, the old town and the market are easily accessible.
All this and we had a week of glorious sunshine – we believe Lorna laid this on for us too!