Kimkim Trip Reviews for United Kingdom

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Adventures in London and Paris
United Kingdom | Oct 27 - Nov 10, 2022

Joan
Joan D.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

I chose to work with KimKim travel based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Rachel and her team have been wonderful to work with, and helped me to plan a fantastic holiday for my son and mom, who was celebrating her 80th birthday. We loved the choices and locations of our accommodations - it was so easy to get around and explore the various areas in each city we visited. The attention to detail and quick response to our questions and last minute change of plans were handled so... read more

I chose to work with KimKim travel based on a recommendation from my sister-in-law. Rachel and her team have been wonderful to work with, and helped me to plan a fantastic holiday for my son and mom, who was celebrating her 80th birthday. We loved the choices and locations of our accommodations - it was so easy to get around and explore the various areas in each city we visited. The attention to detail and quick response to our questions and last minute change of plans were handled so smoothly! Thank you, Rachel, for making our first trip to London and Paris unforgettable! We will definitely use KimKim again!

Local specialist: Rachel Long

Trip to the UK
United Kingdom | Sep 13 - Sep 25, 2022

Judith
Judith C.
Overland, MO | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great. read more

Eleanor made all the arrangements for our travel. Unfortunately, many of our visits were canceled due to the death of the queen. But Eleanor quickly gave suggestions for other adventures. Our tour guides were really great.

Hotel Reviews
The Bird, Bath
Bath

This is a great hotel, within walking distance of everything you need to see.

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Room was adorable. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly.
Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

Lovely hotel. We stayed on the top floor and it was very quiet. Staff was helpful. Breakfast was very good.

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Close to Victoria station.
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Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Thank you so much for leaving this feedback Judith - here at Routescape we are all so pleased you both had a fantastic trip! It is great to have your feedback on the Bath and London hotel too, thank you. If you are ever planning a future trip to the UK, Ireland or France I would love to help.

Best Anniversary Trip Ever.
United Kingdom | Sep 11 - Sep 19, 2022

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Christy L.
Indian Trail, NC | Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

This was a last minute decision made for us to go to the UK for the first time. Rachel put together an amazing 9 day trip for us. Especially on such short notice. Then HM the Queen died and Rachel was on vacation. Emily had to reschedule so many of our activities. While we were on our trip Rachel was able to fix a couple of snafus we had. We did not have to stress about anything. They treated us like royalty. We loved every place we went. We cannot thank Rachel and Emily enough for the... read more

This was a last minute decision made for us to go to the UK for the first time. Rachel put together an amazing 9 day trip for us. Especially on such short notice. Then HM the Queen died and Rachel was on vacation. Emily had to reschedule so many of our activities. While we were on our trip Rachel was able to fix a couple of snafus we had. We did not have to stress about anything. They treated us like royalty. We loved every place we went. We cannot thank Rachel and Emily enough for the wonderful 30th anniversary. Absolutely will use again.

Hotel Reviews
Linthwaite House
Windermere

The hotel was clean and nice. The staff was not friendly or welcoming. It was hard to find. Just not a good experience.

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Georgian House Hotel
Pimlico

This hotel was spectacular from the food, staff and room!! Location was fantastic. Room was spacious and luxurious. The staff was so helpful and nice. We arrive at the hotel about 10 AM after flying all night. The staff was amazing and got us to a room after we had breakfast. They will never know how much that meant to us. They were helpful with activities and reservations. So friendly and welcoming.

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Location was perfect to walk to almost everywhere you needed to go.
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See above they were amazing!
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Room was so perfect. I hated to leave.
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
Edinburgh

Great location. Room was amazing and comfortable. Staff was really nice

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Staff was friendly but not really above and beyond.
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Cameron House
Alexandria

Cannot say enough wonderful things about this place

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Perfect in every way.
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Very welcoming, friendly and helpful
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Room was so comfortable and beautiful
Lygon Arms
Broadway

What a unique experience to stay here. Such a historic place. I would absolutely come and stay here again for a length of time next time.

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So much history and well preserved place.
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Such a great location to so many different sites and hikes.
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Very helpful
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Hotel du Vin Henley-Upon-Thames
Henley-on-Thames

This is a unique place. It was built as a brewery 300 years ago. Staff was not very knowledgeable or organized. They seemed new and not well trained.

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Not really close to anything. Everything closes down on Sunday evening early.
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Everyone was nice, just new and unorganized. Amanda was really amazing and the gentleman working the restaurant was very personable.
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Activity Reviews
Glengoyne Distillery
Scotland

We learned a lot and it was a really great experience.

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Exploring London on a Hop On Hop Off Bus
London

It was ok. We really did not learn a lot. So many of the stops were closed due to the Queens death.

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Shard Viewing Platform
London

I was not sure how I would like this, but it turned out to be really fun. The drinks are amazing.

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Westminster Abbey
London

Unable to view because closed. It was beautiful from the outside.

London Eye
London

This was fun. I thought it might be scary but it was air conditioned, thank goodness!! We could see all over London.

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Private tour of The Trossachs National Park
Edinburgh

He was darling.

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Lake Windermere Scenic Cruise
Lake District National Park

I would have like to have more time to explore the docking points. The boat ride was great. Sit inside.

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Private Walking Tour of Oxford
Oxford

George was knowledgeable and engaging. He had so much to tell us about Oxford. We could have probably had a longer tour and not have noticed how fast the time went.

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Local specialist: Rachel Long

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us ...
United Kingdom | Aug 16 - Aug 28, 2022

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Linda L.
Santa Barbara, CA | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2022

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us in England!! We stayed in beautiful places; she recommended great restaurants and things to see and points of interest as we drove to our different destinations. She gave us directions to take the scenic routes which were always spectacular!
Eleanor took care of every detail; she went above and beyond the call of duty! We will always have wonderful memories of this trip!
Thank you, Eleanor, for a fabulous trip!! read more

Eleanor planned the most amazing trip for us in England!! We stayed in beautiful places; she recommended great restaurants and things to see and points of interest as we drove to our different destinations. She gave us directions to take the scenic routes which were always spectacular!
Eleanor took care of every detail; she went above and beyond the call of duty! We will always have wonderful memories of this trip!
Thank you, Eleanor, for a fabulous trip!!

Hotel Reviews
The Bradley Hare
Maiden Bradley

The setting is beautiful, lovely gardens to sit and have a drink or eat. The rooms are very spacious and nicely decorated. The staff are very friendly and accommodating!

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The Grand, York
North Yorkshire

Great location, beautiful rooms, friendly staff!

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Linthwaite House
Windermere

Beautiful location, friendly staff and delicious food!

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Lygon Arms
Broadway

Nice rooms, fascinating history, and beautiful outdoor patio.

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The Bird, Bath
Bath

Friendly staff, nice rooms and fun decorations, and good food.

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The Duchess of Cornwall Inn
Poundbury

Friendly staff, comfortable rooms, nice location.

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Activity Reviews
Historic York Walking Tour
York

Sarah Cowling did an amazing job showing us around York and giving us the history that goes back thousands of years. She was interesting and welcomed our questions and was able to answer them all!

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York Minster
York

Definitely worth taking the time to go see it. Sarah our guide was great at pointing out things that we would never have seen or known about.

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Hill Top - The Home of Beatrix Potter
England

Loved seeing Beatrix Potter's home, filled with her personal things that you see in her drawings. It is a beautiful spot. I can see why she loved living there! The docents where very knowledgeable and had a lot of great stories to tell.

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Windermere Islands Cruise
England

Beautiful ride on the lake, I appreciated hearing about the history and points of interest around the lake.

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Oxford University and City Walking Tour
England

Edward Taylor was interesting, and very knowledgeable about Oxford and its history. He had a lot of fun stories about the colleges, and buildings around town.

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Blenheim Palace
England

Beautiful house and gardens! The docents in the house were able to give us a lot of information about the history of the home and family. Well worth the time to visit!

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Bath Private Tour
Bath

Tony Abbott was an excellent guide. He knew so much about the history of Bath and the architecture of the buildings. We learned a lot!

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The Roman Baths
Bath

It is amazing to see! Plan to spend a lot of time, because there is so much to see and learn. There is so much to learn, it is fascinating!

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Jurassic Coast Scenic Cruise
England

It was a beautiful boat ride along the coast. We stopped along the way to learn about the history of some of the coastal towns, which was very interesting.

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Local specialist: Eleanor Whitticombe
Eleanor
Eleanor Whitticombe
Local specialist in Pembrokeshire, Wales | Reviewed on Sep 09, 2022

Thank you so much Linda for this wonderful detailed review. It is very useful for us and we are so pleased at Routescape that you had such a brilliant trip here in the UK. I hope that the rest of your daughter's studies go well!

Kim-Kim evaluation
United Kingdom | Sep 27 - Oct 2, 2021

Judy
Judy B.
Carrollton, GA | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2021

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are... read more

Kate was wonderful. Having her a text or call away averted lots of averted frustration. The emergency number was appreciated, as well. I knew that no matter when it was, she knew I was traveling and was there to assist.

Have had great service from Greece, as well.

However, the young couple I have been working with on a trip to Europe in May for my family is not giving me much confidence. Their service doesn’t appear to be up to your standards. They have made it very plan that they are unavailable on weekends and outside of regular weekdays working hours. I will be traveling over three weekends and trouble seems to always strike after 5.

They have a language barrier. I have lots of experience with English as a Second Language folks but I am struggling. I fear I am going to be on my own in Europe in three countries for almost a month with no safety net or the kind of backup and preparatory support Kate provided.

They are in Slovenia. I am going to France, Germany, and Prague. I only speak English and my arrogant American (I try not to be that way! Ask Kate.) ways expect service for the money I invest. I recognize their background in a different culture and hope that my years of teaching cross cultural awareness pay off when I travel. However, if their future business aspirations include service to Americans, they need to soften their touch a bit and plan ahead using their knowledge to benefit travelers who will benefit from that.

For example, they have not mentioned COVID. We will need tests before flying to Europe. More critically, we will need PCR tests in Prague before flying to Bordeaux where we will board a riverboat cruise which they are aware we are booked on. I have no confidence that they have even thought of that. Who knows.. It may not be required by then. However, the cruise line has already asked us to upload vaccine records and forewarned us about the COVID test requirement prior to boarding.

Local specialist: Alex Rawson