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Offline dshiels

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Safe Airport Transfer
« on: February 24, 2012, 01:31:02 PM »
I want to book our airport transfer for mid-May in the next week or so as that will be another thing of the list! 

The last time we had a private transfer to Kalkan (booked by our accommodation) it was a scary experience.  I won't name the company, however going to Kalkan it was a night time transfer and the driver brought someone with him to, in his words, "keep him awake".  That didn't work as both the driver and his friend fell asleep on more than one occasion!  The return journey was slightly better as it was daytime, although the driver either through he was Ayrton Senna, or he wanted to end up like him.  Let's just say it was an adventure and not one we are keen to repeat!

This year we have our baby daughter with us so safety is paramount as is reliability of the service.  Who should we consider and who should we avoid!  I have been looking at Adda tours due to their association with EK.  Has anyone had issues.

Thanks

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 02:41:35 PM »
I recommend Abi Travel

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 03:22:45 PM »
I would recommend ABI Travel.  We have used them for the past 6 years without a problem.  They provide a safe, courteous and reliable service all round.

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 03:50:48 PM »
Abi travel without a doubt are the ones to book. We have used them countless times in the past 11 years and, (touch wood), never been let down. Plus, their drivers are courteous and always drive within the speed limits. http://www.abitravel.net
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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 04:27:04 PM »
Was considering that company for a transfer also, the recommendations are definitely useful, thanks :)

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2012, 04:30:00 PM »
Hi,
We use BraveTours. Very good, but we have friends who are very pleased with Abi!
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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2012, 04:33:31 PM »
Thanks for the recommendations.  Abi seems to be the consensus!

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2012, 04:47:34 PM »
We've used Enes and they've always been great.
Currently have a duplex apartment in Kiziltas which we visit as often as we can.

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2012, 05:19:42 PM »
Always been Abi for us too :)

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2012, 06:04:59 PM »
BraveTours.  Complimentary water and freshenup towels, very welcome after the flight.  New vehicles and very careful, considerate, uniformed drivers.  Highly recommend them.

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2012, 06:22:36 PM »
We too have always used Abi Travel. First class service. Never had the slightest problem in 5 years.
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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2012, 07:35:27 PM »
Abi travel for us deffo.  Always reliable, and once our daughter missed her flight (too long a story!!) and we were waiting up for her to arrive at 3am.  The guys came and told us she hadn't turned up at 3am ish that night.  Also Linda and the gang are super efficient - never let us down!

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 01:33:11 PM »
Like Turkeyfan, we use Enes. Complimentary cold water and sweets and incredibly safe comfortable journeys - even at night. I think in terms of cost they are all pretty much on a par.
Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt :)

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2012, 04:07:44 PM »
Always Abi for me too

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2012, 04:46:29 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.

Been reading through a lot of old threads in relation to transfers and car hire and we are actually now considering hiring a car for the two weeks.  We had originally intended to hire a car for 3 or 4 days while in Kalkan to get out and about but when I do the maths, there isn't much difference.

Option 1 (transfer & car hire for a few days)
Transfer £140
Car Hire (4 days @ £30/day) £120
Total £260

Option 2 (car hire for 14 days)
Car Hire (dalamancars.com) for 14 days £260 for a Toyota Corolla
Childseat £10
Total £270

Obviously not an exact comparison as we have the additional cost of fuel which I assume would take about £20 each way.

We have done the transfer a few times now so I'm happy enough to drive it especially as its during the day. 

We are staying in the new Truffle Apartments at Asfiya retreat so with having the little one the car will definitely be useful for popping in and out of the supermarkets and also lets us do a few different things without having to rely on the dolmus etc with a baby.

If anyone has any comments then please feel free to share, especially in relaton to Dalamancars.  I would prefer to use one of the more local companies but dalamancars are significantly cheaper and seem to get decent reports/reviews.

Many thanks

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2012, 05:11:52 PM »
I used Dalaman Cars last year for the first time and will do again this year. They are absolutely fine.

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2012, 05:37:30 PM »
Abi every time for us!

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2012, 05:34:16 AM »
I would recommend Abbi Travel.The drivers are always very careful,helpful,polite and good timekeeping.They have never let us down.

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2012, 12:30:22 PM »
Quite a few people who live there some of the time seem to use Bravetours, but I don't know if they are any better than anyone else?

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Re: Safe Airport Transfer
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2012, 04:31:17 PM »
dshiels I think you would get a car from Bravetours for around the same price end May/ June. My preference would be to use a local company just in case anything was to happen and at least they would be there to help out, support you. They have child seats and are inc in the price.  They also offer a service were the driver will drive you to and from the airport for a very small fee if you have any concerns.  Email the owner Mustafa directly on Samira.h@superonline.com quoting the price you've already received. Personally I wouldn't go past the service they offer and I feel it is important to support local businesses.


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