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Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on July 11, 2006, 10:27:42
Are there any other Seasons members out there?
I am a member with Seasons and have had some great holidays in the UK, Ireland and Portugal and have also exchanged into Interval International and got some great deals there as well.
Anyone else enjoying their membership as well?

Cheers,

Neil
Title: Members
Post by: on July 12, 2006, 12:28:25
We've been Seasons members for eight years and  have always been happy with our hols. Have been to all their own resorts - first visit to Gemini Park,Turkey soon - and have also had stays at their affiliated resorts in Austria,Italy,Arizona,Phuket,Goa and South Africa. It would be great to work our way through the whole list!!!!
I know we'd have never walked into a travel agent and booked trips like those,so  well done Seasons for making it possible for us.
Mike
Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on July 12, 2006, 15:37:59
Glad to see I'm not the only one on here to say good things about Seasons!
There's some pretty scary stuff elsewhere that does not relate to my experience at all.
There was even a rumour that Alpinus was being sold off, but that hasn't happened as I was chatting to someone on our visst to Laugharne last week who had been there this year.
Have you done any exchanges in Interval?
Title: Members
Post by: on July 21, 2006, 08:57:36
I've been a Seasons member for 5 years having been a Laugharne Park member first.
I've had a great time using Seasons sites and have also exchanged with Interval. I particularly enjoy Club Tahiti in Lanzarote and I'm going back in December.
I'm not renewing with II as I feel Seasons offers enough for me especially as it has affiliated resorts if you want to go that little bit further.
Title: Members
Post by: finchcolin on July 25, 2006, 17:18:00
We must have been Season's members for around 10 years, starting with one week which quickly became two. We also "won" a green studio week but gave it up after a year as we couldn't easily fit it in. The green week we took in December at Alpinus but were very disappointed with the studio room, though the restaurant and entertainement were the best we have experienced with Seasons.

Three years ago we exchanged with the affiliated resort in Phoenix and were very impressed. Last year we used II to exchange a week in British Columbia, and this year a week in Pennsylvania. Both exchanges were in good quality appartments. We have also exchanged one week with II to give to our daughter for her honeymoon in St Martins.

Off to Whitbarrow again in October for a week, and probably back to Brunston Castle next year. Hope to get to Spain soon, as our daughter used a week there last year and was impressed. We have used Burn Park for several weekend breaks, as well as Laugharne and Knocktopher for a couple of weeks. No regrets signing up with Seasons.
Title: Members
Post by: on July 26, 2006, 11:13:58
How refreshing to see an entirely positive thread about timeshare
Title: Members
Post by: neiltilley on July 27, 2006, 08:06:17
i have visited seasons fairways near Almancil(Quinta do Lago) Algarve to be nosy!!! It was beautiful. One of if not the best looking ii resort affiliate I have ever seen.
Is Seasons the same as 'four seasons' ? (i think that is no) and is there a website? (i searched and all i got was four seasons[:(] )
Title: Members
Post by: on July 27, 2006, 09:03:17
Wrong company! The website you can refer to is www.seasonsholidays.com
Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on July 28, 2006, 14:03:11
quote:
Originally posted by neiltilley

i have visited seasons fairways near Almancil(Quinta do Lago) Algarve to be nosy!!! It was beautiful. One of if not the best looking ii resort affiliate I have ever seen.
Is Seasons the same as 'four seasons' ? (i think that is no) and is there a website? (i searched and all i got was four seasons[:(] )




No, Seasons is definitely different to Four Seasons.
Seasons have a resort in Portugal which is opposite the Pine Cliffs resort, which I believe is in the RCI brochure. Both are located in a place called Acoteas (not spelt right!). Seasons resort is called Alpinus and is great although the pool was rather chilly when we went.
Can't wait to visit Four Seasons Fairways and will be interested to see if it can beat the holiday we had at Marbella Beach Resort, which was superb.
Title: Members
Post by: neiltilley on July 29, 2006, 22:41:00
i like the website. it is understated.. i mean it doesn't exaggerate like some websites do.... easy to check out the resorts and the price you pay for green for go is very clear... i think i know the reputations of a couple of resorts in the portfolio...i think it is the sort of club any member can be proud of and there isn't any negative feedback is there?
great, i am thinkin' this would be in my shortlist if and when i am looking for my third week to buy.. looks great and good choices if the calendar and options work for me as i would be looking at those dark green dates around week 44 plus.. you guys at seasons are cool[B)]
Title: Members
Post by: on July 30, 2006, 13:01:20
Agree about the website. Particularly like receiving the chatty bits and updates via the emailed newsletter too.[:D]
Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on July 31, 2006, 08:31:15
quote:
Originally posted by neiltilley

i like the website. it is understated.. i mean it doesn't exaggerate like some websites do.... easy to check out the resorts and the price you pay for green for go is very clear... i think i know the reputations of a couple of resorts in the portfolio...i think it is the sort of club any member can be proud of and there isn't any negative feedback is there?
great, i am thinkin' this would be in my shortlist if and when i am looking for my third week to buy.. looks great and good choices if the calendar and options work for me as i would be looking at those dark green dates around week 44 plus.. you guys at seasons are cool[B)]



The only thing I would say is that every time you visit one of the resorts they try and get you to upgrade your membership, which some people might find a bit off-putting. We have succumbed and are now elite members, which we feel gives us some great opportunities both with Seasons and Interval.
We've now been to all the Seasons at Home resorts but only the portugese resort abroad.
If anyone wants to know anything about Seasons resorts just ask[:)]
Title: Members
Post by: on July 31, 2006, 09:43:06
have you heard any positive "rumours" about  Alpinus having an indoor pool and  upgrading plans at Forest Hill,Spain?
Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on July 31, 2006, 10:30:48
quote:
Originally posted by snapper

have you heard any positive "rumours" about  Alpinus having an indoor pool and  upgrading plans at Forest Hill,Spain?



Funnily enough I was looking at some of the old brochures we got when we first joined and that included a plan of the resort that showed where the indoor pool was going to be. I now see that this is no longer included in the brochure.
I take that to mean that it's a bit further down the pipeline than we might have thought.
We're going to Portugal in November and because of the pool we decided not to go to Alpinus but exchange and so we're off Four Seasons Fairways.
I haven't heard anything about Forest Hills I'm afraid
Title: Members
Post by: pat_celine on August 14, 2006, 20:27:17
quote:
Originally posted by neil1702

Are there any other Seasons members out there?
I am a member with Seasons and have had some great holidays in the UK, Ireland and Portugal and have also exchanged into Interval International and got some great deals there as well.
Anyone else enjoying their membership as well?

Cheers,

Neil
Did you know that on 8 August 2006 Seasons have aquired Clowance. I was staying at the resort as a Clowance owner and heard the news from the evening entertainer. It came as a shock to all the Clowance employees. I am not sure whether I should transfer to Seasons or stay as a fixed week owner.

Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on August 15, 2006, 09:11:23
quote:
Originally posted by pat_celine

quote:
Originally posted by neil1702

Are there any other Seasons members out there?
I am a member with Seasons and have had some great holidays in the UK, Ireland and Portugal and have also exchanged into Interval International and got some great deals there as well.
Anyone else enjoying their membership as well?

Cheers,

Neil
Did you know that on 8 August 2006 Seasons have aquired Clowance. I was staying at the resort as a Clowance owner and heard the news from the evening entertainer. It came as a shock to all the Clowance employees. I am not sure whether I should transfer to Seasons or stay as a fixed week owner.




I've just replied to your other post int he general forum area.
Please feel free to ask anything either here or in the general area.
I'll help as much as I can.
There's definitely going to be pros and cons, especially as your fixed week is in the school holidays. It's just going to come down to what's best for you and what you want out of your timeshare.
Title: Members
Post by: on September 17, 2006, 00:53:03
Hi
I have just won a green week with Clubseasons. Half management fees paid for first year, a free short break before end of 2006 and a week at any of resorts AT ANY TIME in 2007!Can anyone recommend whether to head for Forest Hills or Alpinus next summer. Looking for great scenery, nice ambience but somewhere close enough to nitelife if we want it. A pool and/or gym would be nice too!
Title: Members
Post by: dorothyandjim on September 17, 2006, 07:19:48
Hi,

Beore you get too enthusiastic have a quick check on the conditions of your Green week. As far as I know, unless they've changed it, if you want to go in the summer you'll need to bear in mind that from April to October you can only book within 59 days of travel and "subject to availability". Outside April to October you can book a year in advance but if you want to go in the summer maybe you should try and find out what the chances are of getting a week within 59 days of travel.

Just a thought, Jim
Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on September 18, 2006, 08:18:13
I agree with Jim above.

If you do decide to go ahead with booking a holiday I can only really speak for Alpinus, which we found to be a great resort. There are quite a few restaurants within easy walking distance but didn't see too much of the later night-life as we have a very young family. There was entertainment in the bar every night, which I have heard from others is quite enjoyable.

All I know about Forest Hills is that you must have a car, which implies to me that there is nothing really within walking distance. However the on-site entertainment might be enough. Perhaps someone else can speak up for Forst hills.

I'm pretty sure both resorts have a pool and a gym and this seems to be a pre-requisite for all Seasons resorts, but you can check them out for yourself through the website (www.seasonsholidays.co.uk).

If you want to know anything more just leave a message here and I'm sure someone will be able to answer it.

Cheers
Title: Members
Post by: on September 19, 2006, 20:56:01
many thanks jim
booked my free short break today at whitbarrow for december and have been told i can have my 2007 week for the first year anytime! All for £160!! Apparently I dont have a green for go membership; just an ordinary clubseaons one. whats the difference?
Title: Members
Post by: paulh on September 24, 2006, 21:35:27
just became a member of seasons.

have purchased a 3 bed peak red via a resale company. joined due to resorts at seasons inc the new one but just wondering what peoples experienes have been in using i.i. to exchange in particular for florida.
Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on September 25, 2006, 09:06:35
Have used II a few times to exchange, but only for Spain. Not been a problem.
There's loads of resorts in Florida in II, although I'm told some are better than others and they are obviously quite popular. Saying that, if you are trading a 3-bed peak unit in the UK your trading power is very high.
I'll be very interested to know how you get on. Have you spoken to Seasons and II yet?
Title: Members
Post by: finchcolin on September 25, 2006, 15:43:01
Paulh,

Welcome to Seasons. I have used II three times for exchanges. Each time I could not get the location I had at the top of my list, but I did get very good accomodation and was very pleased with the exchange. I have a 2 bedroom Red (2 weeks, sleeps 6) and have exchanged for the same level. The accomodation has certainly been up to the Seasons standard.

Exchanges - 1 week at Shawnee Hillside, Pocono Mts in Pennsylvania.
         - 1 week at Fairmont Hillside in eastern British Columbia
         - 1 week at St. Maarten in the Caribbean

Also did an exchange with a Seasons associate at Scotsdale Camelback in Phoenix for two weeks, which again was a good experience (and cheaper than II). I have found both Seasons and II helpful when trying to organise exchanges.

Colin
Title: Members
Post by: wombat on June 13, 2008, 16:10:51
Hi,

New to this site, but I have been a Seasons owner for around 12 years.
Now owning 3 weeks making me an Elite member of Seasons.

I have been to the following Seasons resorts:

Burn Park - Twice
Laugharne Park - about 7 times
Forest Hills - around 14 times
Club Tahiti - Around 10 times
Alpinus - Once

As you can see from the above, we prefer sunshine holidays, with Forest Hills being our favourite resort, closely followed by Club Tahiti.
In fact. we are off to Club Tahiti for 2 weeks at the end of August.

We have never had a problem that was not immediately resolved to our satisfaction and we are happy with our Membership.

Keith
Title: Members
Post by: neil1702 on June 16, 2008, 08:16:45
Hi Keith,
Nice to hear from another satisfied owner.
I take it from your visits that you don't use Interval International much.
I've not been to Forest Hills or Club Tahiti but I have been to Alpinus, which I thought was really good. How come you've only been there once?
We too are Elite members but we have also just signed up to the 8 keys scheme. Have you seen this?

Neil
Title: Members
Post by: Alyson L on July 07, 2008, 13:17:35
Hi
I'm new to this site too.  We've been Season's members since 2000 and on the whole happy with our membership.  We really like Forest Hills - its a very friendly resort and a great base for exploring inland.  I've heard that it is currently closed for some long awaited refurbishment, so I'm looking forward to seeing what they've done.
I agree that the "sales spiel" from your rep can be a bit of a nuisance - it can take quite a chunk out of your holiday if you let it. At the end of the day, you have to be firm and if you don't want to upgrade that's your decision.
Our home resort is Whitbarrow - pool is now open after a long drought!! Very swish new reception area.  Staff as friendly and helpful as ever.
Alyson[:)]