Pros: I didnt like much about my rental at this island.
Cons: Small, manual clown cars, with many miles on them, no radio or music at all. the Car was too small to use on the many unpaved roads that are on the island, so I could not even go everywhere I wanted to see.
16 Nov 2016
Car is not at the Airport
Pros: Nothing at all. We were lied to by Avis
Cons: We specifically booked through AVIS because Kayak both sites stated the car was IN TERMINAL. This was critical to us as we were traveling with a infant and a car seat. When we got to the AVIS desk they informed us that a shuttle would be coming to pick us up. We told the desk clerk that we chose Avis as they stated the car was located in Terminal, and paid additional money for that service. They completely lied to us and did not even have the decency to adjust the price for an offsite pick up. Do Not Use AVIS on the island.
31 Dec 2016
Deception mixed with a "fair deal"
Pros: We loved the fact we were provided with a new car.
It had four doors and just enough to space for 3 people and our luggage (4 bags) although the pic provided was much better than our actual car.
Cons: The advertising states the car pick-up is located at the airport - this is NOT TRUE. There is a shuttle van that you wait in line (based on arrival at desk). The loaded all luggage and passages to travel 800 meters to a parking lot to an unair-conditioned 1 room "hut". There 5 attendants (2 who knew what to do?) helped the 15 of us process, sign paperwork, work the one 1990s style printer while the rest of the families waited outside on the curve in the sun. The process was so different that experiences stateside (welcome, show ID, here's the key). They DO NOT take AMEX! (even if your reservation was made by AMEX). If you use debit card there is a 5K hold placed? And finally make sure if want automatic indicate that...somehow two families had indicated manual or no preference and ended up riding back to airport. For us from the time we cha led in at the AVIS desk at the airport to getting our keys and driving away to enjoy our vacation was 1&1/2 hours. 100% honest...be prepared to wait lines with other frustrated patrons and process long & slow
17 Jul 2016
Overpriced, but reliable little clown car
Pros: OK little clown car, but overpriced
Cons: too expensive for rental of little clown car that cannot be driven on the best gravel roads on the island due to giant pot holes et
6 Nov 2016
Wrong pick up location
Cons: I booked the car to pick up at the airport. When I arrived the Avis clerk couldn't find my reservation but I showed it to her on my phone. She went ahead and sent our group on the shuttle to discuss the issue with the rental counter. We got there and the clerk said my reservation was for a different pick up location, grace bay not the airport. I ended up having to pay 75 more just to get a car at the airport. When I booked i would have never selected a location that required my group to rent a taxi to get to. It was very frustrating.
13 Nov 2016
Pros: It was really cheap! 170$ for 6 days! It was a small car but functioning perfectly! They picked us in the airport
8 Dec 2016
Not at airport and was up-charged
Pros: Perfect little car
Cons: Even though I put in airport code (PLS) I was told that the rate was for Avis on other side of island. They charged me more than what Kayak advertised/I agreed to.
13 Dec 2016
Nice workers and cheaper than other rentals on TCI
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off. We were right on our way!
Cons: If there was one thing I had to complain about it would be that the car was basic, under powered and small, but it was very gas efficient!
23 Dec 2016
Will not rent through Kayak again
Cons: I was told when I arrived that I reserved a manual car. Then I was told I couldn't use an Amex. Horrendous. I ended up booking directly with Dollar and was happy with them.
9 Jan 2017
Cons: I booked my car for arriving in Turks and when I go to the rental I am told that the car I rented was downtown and it would be a $40 cab fair or they could transfer the rental to theirs for $30 more. Don't know if they play you or Kayak booked the wrong Airport rental!!!!
Cons: Most car insurance agencies allow for persons under the age of 25 rent a car from them, they just have to pay a higher mandatory insurance and their deductible is higher. This place didn't specify. Had to rent with a different company and ended up paying a lot more than I would have if I had known.
31 Oct 2016
Good but not what I expected
Pros: Overall the van was nice, comfortable and clean, AC worked well. We had no issues with the car.
Cons: We requested a 15 seater van.. and ended up with a 7 seater van.. problem was that there were 13 of us! We ended up renting another car through hertz. Overall the car was fine.. it was clean the AC worked it got us to places etc.. it was just initially inconvenient with a large group. Thank god we rented another car. For this reason I didn't think the money was worth it because we should have got the 15 seater van. Returning the car took a few minutes they kept directing me to different counters.. I ended up dropping the keys off on the key box.
21 Nov 2016
the car was badly rundown
Pros: low price
Cons: dirty seats, multiple scratches, broken off knobs - did not justify $30 savings compared to the quotes from other rental companies
23 Nov 2016
Be warned. Look over your contract before you sign
Cons: Attendant at the airport counter did not care or want to correct her error. Although I showed her the reservation was for 5 days not 6, she refused to acknowledge that she keyed in the rental contract wrong. I had to wait an extra half hour (on top of the 45 minutes I had already waited and wasted dealing with her) to talk with a manager, who finally resolved the issue.
1 Dec 2016
Pros: The easy of drop off. The straight forward billing.
Cons: The off site pick up. The drop off is right there, you know I'm coming, why can't the car be in the drop of area for pick up?
The van size was listed for seven people and seven bags. The trunk was tiny. There was no way seven people with seven bags would fit in that van.
1 Dec 2016
Car rental COUNTER is in terminal
Pros: Cheaper rate than other rental companies
Cons: Had to be shuttled to the car ... not fun with a baby and lots of luggage. Took a very, very long time to get the paperwork processed at the counter ... might be dup to "island time" though.
11 Dec 2016
Cons: Missing ac control knob
Rattling sound when excelerating
Brakes made metalic sound when depressed
28 Dec 2016
Cons: Pick up took 1 hour
15 Jan 2017
Pros: Car kind of sucked. Besides we ordered economy but got sub compact. Maybe it's the same thing but not likely
15 Jan 2017
Providencial, Turks and Caicos
Pros: Friendly service. Efficient agents at the airport counter and at the pick up location.
Cons: The car rattled quite a bit - not sure if it was "just the way the car sounds" or if the muffler was loose. But - it ran okay.
Pros: Unfortunately, when I arrived at the counter there were no cars available during this high volume time. I was able to get another rental through another company thanks to Alamo staff making the connection.
Cons: Unfortunately, when I arrived at the counter there were no cars available during this high volume time. I was able to get another rental through another company thanks to Alamo staff making the connection.
8 Jan 2017
Alamo did not have a car for us
Cons: Alamo emailed me, while I was already in flight, with no internet access, to tell me that they were sold out of cars, in spite of me having a reservation for over a month, and to call back the next morning to have a car delivered to me.
When I arrived at the airport, there was nobody working at the Alamo desk (however every other car rental counter was staffed). The other companies tried to help me out by contacting Alamo's office, and nobody answered.
I took a cab to my apartment. The next morning, I tried calling Alamo's office for over 90 minutes and there was still no answer. I eventually gave up, tried calling every other car rental agency on the island, to try to reserve a car. It was high season (Christmas day), so almost all others were sold out, but thankfully, Hertz came through with a last-minute rental due to a cancellation. It ended up costing me $400 more ( about 2/3 of the original total quoted price from Alamo), but at least I had a car, and good customer service.
I called Alamo back later in the day to let them know that I would no longer need their services, but before telling them that I had already found another car, asked them to see if my car was available yet. They said no, and that there would be no rentals available for 2 weeks! The central Alamo customer service office also blamed me for not showing up the previous night to pick up my rental!
I tried contacting Alamo's customer service to complain and to try to recoup from costs, but got nowhere, and only got a response after posting an angry tweet and message on their Facebook page. I was eventually offered one free day's rental (value of $60), and negotiated a second day's free rental coupon. The value of a 2 day rental is still significantly less than the extra charges I paid out-of-pocket for taxis, and a last-minute reservation, and the Alamo local manager still never took responsibility for what happened.
I will never rent from Alamo again after this experience.
15 Jan 2017
Pros: The agent at the desk,Julian H was extremely helpful.
Cons: When we returned the car, we were told to just leave it in a lot and we would be e-mailed a receipt. I prefer written documentation when I return a car that it is in satisfactory condition.
8 Dec 2016
not a good experience
Cons: The price was higher than what we were quoted on line. They added an extra fee that wasn't on the original quote. Customer service at the pick-up counter was rude and not helpful at all.
3 Jan 2017
Overbooked and car less
Cons: I pre booked weeks ahead of our trip and arrived to find they did not have a car for us. We wasted 2 days of a very expensive vacation waiting for a car. Never again will I book with Alamo.
Cons: Booked with American Express and upon arrival was shocked that they did not take AmEx which provides us with free insurance valid and confirmed, through them, prior to arrival. Ended up having to pay $77 for Dollar's insurance or we had to go back to the airport and find a company that did accept American Express. Saddened that Kayak would have allowed this to happen........A Very disappointing and a bad start to our vacation.