Simpson Travel Reviews

It's the opinion of those who travel with us that really counts. Discover why so many of our guests choose Simpson Travel again and again by reading a selection of reviews received from across our destinations, or click the 'Reviews' tab on your chosen property for more specific results.

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" The attention to detail, and I mean every tiny detail, was mind blowing. We felt so welcome and well looked after. I’m so looking forward to another visit soon."

Charles Lyon – The Rou Estate, Corfu, May 2022 

" The overall experience was first class from original holiday booking to departure. David and Steph were superb and could not do enough to make the holiday as comfortable and stress free as possible."

Chris Small – White Orchid, Sivota, May 2022 

"What a great villa in a fabulous place. The views of the Gulf of Chania to one side and to the White Mountains to another side were fantastic; but the villa also has orange and lemon trees in the garden ready to pick - even in early April - which were lovely in the G&T's that we drank on the terrace overlooking the pool. You could easily see into Almyrida - down to the beach and the Tavernas, but it was so quiet that you could be forgiven for thinking you were the only person around. A pretty much perfect holiday venue."

Mark Hessey – Villa Asteriskos, Crete, April 2022

" We just returned from a brilliant holiday in Meganissi and Lefkada with Simpson Travel who did a great job in making the whole trip as easy as possible notwithstanding the obvious challenges posed by Covid. Simpson have great and friendly people who go out of their way to help. That’s a real differentiator in our experience."

Robert and Sally and family, September 2021

" Another fantastic week in Neritos villa on Ithaca. It is our paradise after about ten visits! Judith looks after us so well and the local people are so friendly and welcoming. Weather was wonderful and we had a great stay as usual."

Julie Howieson – September 2021

" We have been at villa Nafsika for a week, first time in Corfu for years but have travelled with Simpson before. We have always rated Simpson’s service but this time it was the best yet from booking through to the airport home. The villa just above Agios Stephanos is lovely with a superb pool and the view is magnificent. Jackie the concierge was so helpful, particularly booking tavernas and she arranged for a Prosecco surprise for a birthday dinner. She also printed off the wretched COVID certs etc for our trip home and dropped them off for us. I couldn’t find fault with anything and would highly recommend. "

Jennifer – September 2021

"Having rented in France and Italy every summer for over 20 years, this was our first booking with Simpson Travel and I was very impressed – particularly given all the Covid-19 complications. The family said Hameau des Anges was the best and they would love to go back, which is high praise from quite a ‘picky’ group! Vaucluse has always been one of my favourite areas and the house was a perfect base as everyone could do as much – or as little – as they wanted!  So the energetic went to vineyards, markets and cycled for miles, while others made the most of the pool and garden."

Simpson Travellers –  France, September 2020

"This is just the loveliest villa we have ever stayed in. We loved trulli living and the circular pool. We also loved exploring and would recommend Alberobello, Locorotondo, Ostuni, Martina Franca and dinner out in Monopoli and Polignano A Mare. Apparently Puglia means ‘land with little rain’ but we managed to get two days of rain. We escaped it one day and travelled to Matera, which is very lovely and interesting. We shall be back – thank you."

The Elvin family – Puglia, August 2020

"We are the luckiest people in Panzano! To be the first to stay in this amazing home in this magical village will be our eternal delight! This will be the first of many visits to see Panzano again but more to see Christine, John, Leandra, Lorenzo, Dario…and all of the amazing people of the village that made us all so welcome. We have had the time of our lives. We will miss you…until next time!"

Jamie, Helen, Inigo, Georgia – Tuscany, August 2020  

"Absolutely amazing – we had a wonderful time. The villa was excellent and made perfect by its own platform to the sea with turtles at the bottom to swim with! Looked after incredibly well by Zeze who answered our every need! Thank you to Simpson Travel for making this work in this particularly crazy time…well done to all involved!"

Sally Roper – Turkey, July 2020

"I cannot recommend Simpson Travel enough. If you are concerned for your holiday, then don’t be, you will have a wonderful time. Everyone we met was just as happy to see us as we were to see them! This was also the case for all the shopkeepers and restaurant staff, who were so happy to be in business again, so we ate out as much as possible to help them out. In these uncertain times, Simpson provided stability and kept us informed of any changes and, as a result, we thoroughly enjoyed our time away, giving us a much-needed break from the British media storm. As there were no Covid-19 cases on Paxos and very little on Corfu at all, we felt secluded and safer than we do at home!  Thank you Simpson Travel – see you next year!!"

Emily Wright – Paxos, August 2020 



Caroline Woods

UK – June 2021


Go! Don’t be put off; it’s safe and it’s wonderful
We have just returned from a fortnight in Thodoris House on Paxos and it has been an absolute delight. My husband booked this trip in December 2020 and Simpson Travel have been so good at keeping communication going as travel restrictions have ebbed, flowed and performed the various convolutions they’ve undertaken over the past six months. We were offered a full refund or the opportunity to re-schedule but chose to hang on, convinced that the Ionian islands would be designated green when the traffic light system was announced. So they weren’t. But the FCO didn’t advise against travel to Corfu so we went, privileged to be able to isolate on our return and I cannot stress how thrilled we are that we did! Paxos is beautiful. Thodoris House is absolutely lovely, slap bang in the centre of the island so no distance from anywhere and so well appointed we wanted for nothing. Even the bed was really comfortable, not always a given in a rental property. Every representative we met was helpful and charming; Frances’ updates on which tavernas were open were very useful until we found our way around and the welcome pack gave us the strength to begin the search! Over the course of our two weeks more and more opened, the shops began to come out of hibernation and Il Capriccio, the magnificent gelateria on the front in Gaios burst into glorious life... All the tests and form filling are a bit of a faff but that’s all, it’s not difficult or painful (except on the wallet) and it’s necessary to keep everybody safe and the island’s economy functioning. The Paxiots rely quite heavily on British tourism so, if we can, we need to go so they can weather the COVID storm. Thank you Simpson Travel, for setting the bar stratospherically high as far as Christmas presents go!


John Hedley

UK – November 2020


Simply the Best

I hate writing reviews as normally you have to think of a title. But, in this case it was easy as a song by Tina Turner sprang to mind "Simply the Best".
 As providers of holiday destinations they fulfil that requirement tied up with ribbon and bells on (not literally!). The locations and quality of accommodation from Villas to Hotels we have found to be second to none. The amazing thing is that whether it be hotel staff, in country reps. or travel consultants at the end of the phone they all treat you with respect and will do anything to make your holiday better than you expected. So much so that my wife could not resist, and I have booked two more for 2021.


Simon Ford

UK – October 2020



Best travel company by far
I’ve booked numerous holidays with Simpson ever since we used them for our honeymoon 15 years ago. They are one of the most consistent and reliable companies I’ve used to travel, or for anything for that matter, so I would highly recommend.


Caroline Anthony

UK – October 2020



Simpson Travel...
Simpson Travel was the only tour operator we would have considered travelling with this year and our trust was well-founded.
They kept us well-informed in the run up to our holiday and every care was taken to fulfill the hygiene standards needed to ensure our safety. 
The travel arrangements were faultless: our taxi driver was waiting for us on arrival at Preveza airport, then the water taxi was ready to take us from Lefkada to Meganissi and Rebecca was waiting to greet us at Vathy port with the keys to our hire car. The villa was spotless and extremely well-equipped. Rania was always available to answer our questions and made sure our departure was as seamless as our arrival. Suffice to say, we have already booked to go back next year!


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Rebecca S

October 2020


Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Just returned from The Regency Hotel in Kalkan which was totally stunning. My first holiday with Simpson's and won't be my last; they really looked after us all the way through.


Hilary Vitale
September 2020


Excellent customer service. You really feel well looked after. Have been using them for the last 6 years. You pay that little bit more but it is worth it. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Rob Lucy
August 2020


Positive: Professionalism

After the most wonderful Simpson Travel holiday in Crete last year we immediately booked again for this summer.
With a heavy heart we have just cancelled the holiday due to the UK quarantine uncertainty.
Simpson could not have been more helpful, understanding and compassionate throughout this frustrating process.
Graham (the MD) was particularly impressive - open, reasonable and utterly focussed on our needs and concerns, rather than those of the business.
I cannot recommend this company highly enough - and will definately be supporting them when we all get our lives back.
Thank you everyone at Simpson.


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