Arena Travel Blog

  • Christmas & New Year 2016/7 Bridge Holidays Now On Sale!

    We are thrilled to introduce two brand new venues to our Christmas and New Year Bridge programme - the sunny Algarve, and the Welsh Capital, Cardiff!

    Armacao de Pera, Algarve 22 Dec 2016, 7 - 14 nights algarve chrismtas and new year bridge holiday We have chosen the Holiday Inn, formerly known as the very well reputed Hotel Garbe for our new overseas Christmas & New Year venue.

    Situated on the sea front promenade in the resort centre, and leading directly onto an endless sandy beach this hotel understandably is recognised as one of the best located hotels on the Algarve.

    I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights this February, and was really impressed with the good food and hospitality. It is a smaller hotel and exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Many of the guests and staff knew each other by name, and one elderly gentleman had returned to the hotel so many times the staff even invited him to their weekly staff lunch! Continue reading
  • News from the Bridge Room in Lanzarote

    lanzarote pics

    Host report by Jacky Baker

    The sun shone down on us nearly every day in Lanzarote and it was lovely to be able to stroll around in temperatures of 23C and swim in the heated outdoor pool at the splendid Hotel Rubicon Palace. The days warmed up early and many of the guests enjoyed breakfast outside - very acceptable in January! Continue reading
  • Bookings now open for the 31st Queen Convention!

    queen convention We’ve moved! The 31st annual Queen Convention is at Haven Golden Sands Holiday Park in Mablethorpe.

    The annual weekend convention is the ‘Crown Jewel’ in the calendar of Queen Fans. The residential non-stop party where Queen fans from all over the world gather, is a jam-packed weekend of events featuring star guest interviews, games, quizzes, fancy dress, a Queen Market Place, charity auction, sports competitions, big screen footage and all things Queen from morning til night! Continue reading
  • Menorca - A World Record!

    Our claim to the world record for the longest running licensed overseas bridge event has never been refuted! Autumn 2016 will be 45 consecutive years at the Hotel S’Algar at that time of year but equally as impressive, we have also been visiting in May for 17 years. Incredibly, Andrew Kambites has been the bridge director on all the May holidays and returns this year. Bob & Jacky have not been directing/hosting quite as long but are catching up! This very special location has always remained a firm favourite with First for Bridge guests with many coming back year after year to enjoy the tranquility and wonderful ocean front pool and terraces – including the good company of Andrew, Bob & Jacky! Continue reading
  • News from our bridge holiday to Cyprus

    paphos pics

    Host report by Barry & Maggie Watts

    We all left home on a very wet and very gray day. Arriving in Paphos was a complete joy. The sun shone and temperatures rose every day. Breakfast by the pool and looking for shade in December! Swimming in the sea with water at air temperature; bliss. The Athena Beach is a friendly 4 star hotel that that provides everything guests could want. The rooms are spacious and luxurious and the public rooms are well designed for relaxation and entertainment. The food in the three wonderful restaurants was excellent and two weeks wasn’t long enough to sample everything on offer. Continue reading

Items 96 to 100 of 158 total

Page:
  1. 1
  2. ...
  3. 18
  4. 19
  5. 20
  6. 21
  7. 22
  8. ...
  9. 32