Travel Essence – Testimonials

The Award Winning Independent Travel Agent, Based In Cobham, Surrey and Specialists In Bespoke Luxury Family Holidays To Inspiring Destinations Worldwide.

Please read what our clients say about us:

Happy Travellers


We have had an amazing trip to India. It’s a truly incredible country and we loved every minute of the holiday. It’s a great half term option too as weather perfect and no humidity and can be done in the time allowed. Hotels were all excellent but the Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore was outstanding. Truly exceptional.The Amanbagh is also outstanding. Absolutely faultless in fact. It’s well worth the two hour drive from Jaipur.The service we received throughout was terrific; guides, hotels, drivers (especially the drivers in fact) and the tour operator reps were very attentive.So thank you so much for all your help, we would definitely recommend you & Western & Oriental again.

London Family

- Northern India touring holiday

We had a fantastic holiday, everything worked out fine and loved everywhere – so thankyou!

Oxshott, Surrey Family

- Cuba & USA touring holiday

Big thank you Alison. We had an amazing trip, thank you for all your hard work in organising things for us

Sheffield Family

- South America touring holiday + Princess Cruise

Happy Travellers


Great hols – well done for suggesting it. Sports all great. Meg found friends for life in her teenage kids club so she had best holiday ever.Food good, staff excellent.
I would recommed it for sporty families – most people sailing mad which we aren’t but lots of tennis, mountain biking ..etc too.
Will definitely use your great knowledge next time.

Weybridge, Surrey Family

- Turkey Neilson activity holiday

Just a quick note of thanks for all your efforts in making our holiday work. It was a fantastic and most memorable holiday with the undoubted highlight being Serengeti Bushtops – simply the most magnificent place we have ever stayed made all the more remarkable by its quality and services versus its extreme isolation – we would recommend it without hesitation to any of your clients.
Thanks again – it was great.

Cobham, Surrey Family

- Tanzania safari holiday and Zanzibar beach extension

Best ski holiday ever….as voted for by the entire Harris / O’Donnell crew.
It was really great. The chalet was very good. We had a large room and, on the lower ground floor, plenty of light and sunshine. We were very close to the boot room which was a great convenience. The people were nice and the staff very welcoming. Food was plain but fine. The resort itself was very good and my skiing improved so much that I was doing red runs and wondering what all the fuss was about. 
Thank you very much once again. You do have a knack for finding just what we want.

London Family

- Austria ski holiday

We had a lovely time in Courchevel last week.Thank you for organising it. 

Kingston Family

- France ski holiday

Just to let you know we had a fantastic time in Aeolian Village in Lesvos. Everything went smoothly and we had perfect rooms, just the ones we wanted. 
I just wanted to thank you for all your help.

Guildford, Surrey Family

- Greek Neilson activity holiday

Happy Travellers


Thank you so much, I cannot tell you what a great stress free experience booking this holiday has been!
Really looking forward to the holiday, it will be our first proper holiday together and cannot wait!

Horsley, Surrey Family

- Mauritius beach holiday

Many thanks for the Santiburi recommendation, it was truly the holiday of a lifetime for us all.

We really appreciate your input and assistance over the years.

Oxshott, Surrey Family

- Koh Samui beach holiday.

OMG!! you certainly excelled yourself this time!! 🙂 Amazing place – best so far!! I think we have already agreed on a return next year if possible!

Cobham, Surrey Family

- D-Hotel Maris Turkey beach holiday

Best holiday ever! Absolutely stunning.Thank you so much.

Norwich, Norfolk Couple

- D-Hotel Maris Turkey beach holiday

A long overdue email to thank you for booking for us, we had, as always, an amazing holiday.  More importantly to let you know we did get suite 34 and also to say that ITC were very helpful and professional.

Cobham, Surrey Couple

- Antigua beach holiday

Just wanted to send an email to say thanks for sorting out our holiday , at The Now Sapphire Rivera Cancun Mexico , we had an amazing time , the place was  fab , lovely food,  ,& entertainment team amazing , my 11&13yr olds had so much  to do & the team were brilliant with them . Thanks to you all the plans were spot on , & great to know I had nothing to worry about .

Ashtead, Surrey Family

- Mexico beach holiday

Happy Travellers


Just a quick e mail to say thank you for all of your assistance in booking the “wedding holiday” for us and our friends. We had an absolutely amazing time and the hotel was stunning. Absolutely fantastic for the kids also especially in terms of the free watersports, they managed to water ski almost every day! 
Everything went to plan regarding the wedding as well, the gardens at the Colony Club are so beautiful they look great in the wedding photos! 
A truly memorable holiday, made even more special by getting married out there and one which we will never forget!

Esher, Surrey Family

- Barbados wedding holiday

We had a fantastic holiday and wedding at the Shandrani in Mauritius. The flights were great, the hotel and resort was beautiful, the staff were amazing – all of them so lovely and helpful and there was so much for the kids to do – they had an amazing time. The wedding was just what we wanted – it just all went far too fast. We were so sad to come home – the kids cried on the plane.

Thank you so much  for all your help with organising it. I will thoroughly recommend you to all my friends!

Guildford, Surrey Family

- Mauritius wedding holiday