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Car Hire Minorca/Cala'n Bosch

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Car Hire Minorca/Cala'n Bosch

Hi, looking hire a car for approx 3 days in August, do you think its best to book one before travelling and does anyone have any recommendations for a reliable company. We are staying in Cala'n Bosch. Thanks :)

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1. Re: Car Hire Minorca/Cala'n Bosch

August is peak time so booking ahead is a good idea. If you are staying a week I would say try and get the car for the second or third day onwards to allow time to unpack and settle in. If you wait until you get there you may have problems getting the days that you want plus you are unlikely to get any 3 days for 2 deals in August so there is little point risking being dissapointed. If you want a small ( and thus cheaper) car you need to book asap.

We always use Owners Cars http://www.ownerscars.com/index.php?lang=en as we have always found them to be reliable . Most of the reputable companies on the island operate a no cancellation charge sytem and you should not need to pay anything in advance ( Owners Cars for one do not take any credit card details when booking online) so I would get something booked now and keep looking for better deals in case they turn up. Hopefully you will get lots of recommendations but today Owners Cars are quoting a base price of E174.20 for 3 days from 12 August from their Cala N 'Bosch office

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2. Re: Car Hire Minorca/Cala'n Bosch

You defo need to book before you go - if you leave it 'til you get there, I doubt there will be any cars left for hire in August! The sooner you book the cheaper it'll be so do it ASAP.

Have you got transfers included in your holiday? If yes and paid for then hire a car for a few days whenever you like during your stay. If not or able to get a refund consider a hire car pick up or drop off at the airport with sometimes cheaper rates.

A couple of car hire firms in Cal'n Bosch that I know of:

http://www.holidayautos.co.uk/

http://www.ownerscars.com/

And many many more!

For the airport I'd check rates at both the above and also:

http://www.doyouspain.com/

http://www.carjet.com/

and a general google search as well.

With most hire car co's (tho not carjet) there is an insurance excess of around £500 that is not included in the standard insurance offered. You can buy this excess out for a fee of between 4 - 8 EUR a day (recomended) but if you are hiring a car for longer, or at another time in the year consider an annual excess by-out policy from a company like this:

http://www.insurance4carhire.com/

In any case you are on the island in high peak so if you do manage to get something booked expect to pay around 30 - 35 EUR a day as a guide. Cars have been in short supply for a couple of years now as the fleet is not being renewed due to recession, but it's a great island to explore by car so do try to get your best out of your stay. Post back with a few likes if you need any advice on where to go or what to see.

JtheD

Edited: 03 May 2010, 21:23
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3. Re: Car Hire Minorca/Cala'n Bosch

Crossed posts with MReg - Have to agree avoid paying up front but doubt you'll get cheaper as time goes by. EUR 174.20 for 3 days? That's savage! If you do find something that you have to pre-pay for and is a bargain then go for it!

Akkerdoncaster saved me a few quid doing that, more info here:

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187464-i494-k35…

JtheD

Edited: 03 May 2010, 21:34
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4. Re: Car Hire Minorca/Cala'n Bosch

Thanks everyone for your advice I'll have a look at all your suggestions :)

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5. Re: Car Hire Minorca/Cala'n Bosch

Booked with ebookers yesterday - £228 for a week, the cheapest deal we could find! The car is supplied by Europcar, good luck. They had a 10% off offer on, not sure if it still applies.

Edited: 05 May 2010, 21:19
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