Member's Enchanting Moment
- U.K & Switzerland
When I bought my time share membership in April 2004, I was not very sure how its going to help me in my future travel plans. Now, after my holidays in Dec 2004 in U.K. and Switzerland, I realize that this purchase was one of the wisest decisions I have ever made.
My family and I left London on 7th Dec 2004 for a holiday that I had promised and planed since the beginning of 2004. My kids Marissa and Mushir were so excited on the countdown to this trip.
Whilst I was planning the accommodation, I realize that the hotels were very expensive and most of them did not cater for single room for four of us. The rates quoted via internet were and average of £150 per room per night.
Then I started talking to your Customer Service Representative, Ms Lorna and she together with Aruni from Interval International really worked wonders in making my holiday fabulous. They helped me book the most beautiful resorts in Lancaster U.K. and Grindelwald, Switzerland.
After visiting most of the attraction in London, we hired a car (Volvo Stationwagon) and traveled to our resort, Thurnham Hall, Lancaster, U.Kingdom. After traveling for about 4 hours, via the M6, we reached the resort and all the 4 of us were lost for words when we saw the massive resort and our spacious and comfortable apartment. This resort is located in a beautiful countryside, close to 2 beautiful golf courses; about 30 mins from the Lake District, 35 mins from Manchester and the facilities at this resort were unbelievable.
Our apartment has 2 floors with a separate room for the children, a full kitchenette, a big hall with TV, CD player, a dining room with everything you can imagine. We use to take daily excursions to all the nearby citifies like Manchester, Lake District, Liverpool, Blackpool and Lancaster. And yet come back and cook our own Malaysia style dinner in our apartment.
The cost of the apartment, if you walk in is £160 per night and 7 nights @ 7.2 exchange rate would have cost me RM 7,952 and here with the membership I stayed for absolutely free.
We flew to Milan, from Gatwick airport and the next 4 days in Milan hotel cost us £500 @ 5.1 – RM2,500
On the 19th of Dec, we traveled by train from Milan to Grindewald, Switzerland. This is a small cozy town located 35 mins from Interlaken. After 3 hours of traveling, when we reached our hotel, Hotel Eigerblick, we were shocked. So shocked because this hotel was so beautiful, fantastic view and the staff at this hotel will just about to do anything to please you and make your stay more memorable.
We actually had a 4 bedded room, complete with a small kitchenette, a dining table and guess what, our own balcony overlooking Mt Eiger. The view is just splendid. The temperature here was –5°C and it was snowing and everyone at this town was there for either skiing, sledging and to enjoy the beautiful mountains and snow peaks.
We skied for 4 days and sledging from Busap land and first went to Jungfraujoch via Klenor Sheideg by trains and this journey was just majestic.
This hotel had its own private van and we could just about travel anywhere from CHF 6 (approximately RM 20). There are also shuttle bus to town for absolutely free.
After completing our 7 days at this hotel, we decided to extend a further 3 days because it was just excellent. The cost per night for this room was CHF 210 and for 7 nights would have cost us CHF 1470 @ 3.3= RM 4,851. Now we stayed for free. For our 3 nights extra the hotel gave us a fantastic discount since we were time share members. It cost us just CHF160 per night.
Our memories of this trip will remain with us forever. But these 2 resorts that we stayed in will rate as best two forever. i.e Thurnham Hall and Hotel Eigerblick.
Thank you Country Heights, Lorna and Aruni, you made this an unforgettable experience.
Thank you. Mr. Ricky for asking me buy this membership
- Malkit Abdullah