Thank you- I had a great, stress free enjoyable holidayA review of ICEHOTEL® 365 - Tailor-Made by Mary-Anne Jeffs28 July 2019
Genuinely surprised by how great a holiday I had. Staff at the office, hotel and the guides were all really helpful and friendly. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly. All transfers were easy, on time etc and utterly painless. Really enjoyed the destination- beautiful setting, great accommodation and the activities I took part in were really good. My room had a direct, close view of the river which was beautiful. Especially recommend the photoadventures which has been one of my favourite days. The ice hotel experience was amazing. The equipment provided meant that it was very comfortable and the artistry of the rooms is phenomenal. Before going, I had an issue with no baggage applied for one way of the trip, but this was fixed very quickly by office staff. Only downside was that the location is relatively remote and food options are therefore limited if you were peckish between meal times or wanted food outside of the hotel. The photoadventures was a great day. Annette (the guide) arrived with good equipment which she talked me through. We then went out and I could ask to stop wherever I saw something I wanted to photograph in addition to pre determined stops. We took short strolls out into the countryside to get good views of the environment and had an amazing lunch bonfire on the beach. She had put lots of thought and effort into finding food for me with my difficult dietary needs and it was a really enjoyable experience. She guided me to take some great pictures of the mountains and also of close up photography. On our way back we came across reindeer which we stopped for to take lots of photos. Throughout the day, we had get conversation as she is a Sami, sharing Sami history and experiences, life with the reindeer, life in Sweden etc and our chats really added to the value of the day. Now need to go and review the photos and edit them but I have some amazing images.
Loved the Levada hike, then the dolphin watchingA review of Island Wildlife and Nature by Jennifer & Paul Roberts12 July 2019
Hotel Castenheiro was excellent the rooms were spacious - lovely welcome at reception great roof top pool. The restaurant breakfast as excellent, dinner service could be slow and they run very confusing promotions. Excellent better value restaurants near by. They have lots of live music which is great. Loved the Levada hike, then the dolphin watching.