Has anyone rented from Nova Renta Car? They advertise on the http://www.goireland.com website and I received a very favorable rate quote from them, 158.70 euros for a six-day rental that includes taxes, some insurance and a tank of gas. Plus they don't charge a one-way drop-off charge for picking up in Shannon and dropping off in Dublin. This is for a Ford Escort, manual transmission vehicle. I found one less than favorable review of them on Trip Advisor but I'd like to see if anyone has had a positive experience with them.
My spouse & I just returned from a month long trip in Ireland. I arranged our car rental with Nova & it went flawlessly. The rental was actually with Irish Car Rentals (Sixt) - Nova is just a reservation service... We got a manual Opel Astra that worked beautifully for a really good rate. We got an e-mail from Nova before we left making sure we had all the info we needed and we got an e-mail from them when we got back making sure the rental went okay.
I've rented from Irish Car Rentals twice with absolutely no problems.
Thanks Deb and Nancy. I'm going to go ahead and book with them.
I'm curious -- why rent through Nova instead of with Irish Car Rental directly? Their website is www.eirecar.com, and they have a US 800 number for reservations and any questions you might have. Also, you should know (they won't tell you) that though they tell you to return the car empty, if you return it full you get your original fuel charge refunded. We found that it worked out better moneywise to refill it.
Nova uses the old bait and switch. They quoted my sisters $400 each online, but when they tried to pick up their car in Rome, they were told they did not have any at that price anymore. They ended up having to pay $1000 each. Nova is a scam and a ripoff!
John, this post is almost two years old. It's unfortunate that your sisters had the experience they did with Nova, but it could happen with any company. Bottom line is, why not just rent directly with a rental company instead of going through a middleman?
Nancy, they actually did not know that they were brokers. But your advice is still sound.