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Sloaney Travel features reviews of some of the world’s most desirable holiday destinations by our team of experience Travel writers. Sloaney Travel also includes news about luxurious locations, new openings and other travel tips and information.

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The Gennadi Grand Resort: A luxury, eco-friendly summer retreat in Rhodes

The Gennadi Grand Resort: A luxury, eco-friendly summer retreat in Rhodes

Finding a hotel that offers the perfect balance between luxury relaxation and a family-friendly atmosphere isn’t the easiest task. I was pleased to discover the Gennadi Grand Resort in Rhodes, which is a property that has managed to get it right and it is an appealing destination for all. I personally love Greece. Although it […]

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Zafiro Palace Palmanova: A masterclass in combining luxury with a family-friendly holiday environment

Zafiro Palace Palmanova: A masterclass in combining luxury with a family-friendly holiday environment

Holidaying with young children or babies is an entirely different experience to travelling with adult company. Embarking on your first trip abroad with little ones can be a daunting prospect for some. The Sloaney Travel Team recently set off on an adventure – with babies in tow – to discover a destination that is family-friendly […]

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The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia continues to impress with its spectacular views and hospitality

The Royal Livingstone Hotel in Zambia continues to  impress with its spectacular views and hospitality

By James Ellis, Travel Adviser I recently returned to Livingstone, Zambia, but this time when the mighty Zambezi, my favourite of all rivers, is in full flood. The facts that it is the source of the largest sheet of falling water in the world, some 1708 metres long, that generates 625 million litres of water […]

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A taste of summer at Finca Cortesin

A taste of summer at Finca Cortesin

It has been a while since The Sloaney Travel Team has visited Spain. A couple of years ago we set off on a ‘Sunshine Tour’ and explored the likes of Seville, Jerez de la Frontera and Marbella. This week, we returned to the Costa del Sol once again and stumbled across the beautiful golf resort, […]

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Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town at Cape View Clifton

Enjoy breathtaking views of Cape Town at Cape View Clifton

Katie Ann Lamb discovers the excellent adults only property, Cape View Clifton, which is in the heart of Cape Town and offers beautiful views of the surrounding scenery… Often people are reluctant to travel as they aren’t keen on the ‘hotel’ environment. Cape View Clifton consists of seven elegantly appointed, expansive suites, each of which […]

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Kurumba Maldives: A magical experience for all the family

Kurumba Maldives: A magical experience for all the family

Are you thinking about planning a family trip to the Maldives? Our Editor, Dr. Laura Toogood, visited Kurumba Maldives to explore this beautiful island resort and consider its suitability for all ages… The Maldives is a renowned honeymoon destination. With constant warm air and sea temperatures, glorious sunsets and idyllic scenery, it is one of […]

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Valentine’s Day treats in the UK: From mini breaks to Michelin-starred meals

Valentine’s Day treats in the UK: From mini breaks to Michelin-starred meals

Want to treat yourself and your partner to a special Valentine’s Day getaway or a few cocktails and a delicious meal? Here is some inspiration for where to spend the most romantic day of the year… Country escape at Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Cotswolds Experience the chocolate-box charm of the Cotswolds with Cotswold House […]

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The splendour of the Taj Cape Town

The splendour of the Taj Cape Town

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN From the moment that I arrived kerbside at the Taj Cape Town, I was overwhelmed by the opulence and history this hotel exudes. I suppose this is expected from a brand that originated as far back as 1903 from Mumbai, India. The company now has a strong international presence. As of 2018, […]

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Shape up for the slopes: Four exercises to help you get fit for skiing

Shape up for the slopes: Four exercises to help you get fit for skiing

The ski season is upon us, and Our Retreat Chamonix – a new ski, yoga and mobility retreat in the foothills of Mont Blanc – is set to take to the slopes for the first time in February 2019. For savvy skiers who want to make the most out of their time in the snow, […]

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Plan a healthy holiday for 2019

Plan a healthy holiday for 2019

If you’re planning a ‘better you’ for the New Year and making some lifestyle adjustments, perhaps a healthy holiday could be on the cards. We have some ideas for wellness breaks that range from tackling sleep problems to enjoying time without technology… The Digital Detox Holiday – Sri Lanka Disconnect from the outside world and tune […]

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Exclusive Christmas Private Jet Package to Lapland

Exclusive Christmas Private Jet Package to Lapland

The ultimate Christmas trip to Santa’s hometown is available thanks to Air Charter Service’s no-expense-spared private jet holiday to Swedish Lapland. Taking place from 23-27 December and exclusively available to just 12 people staying in a luxury lodge with private chef, this four-night festive fairy-tale includes a magical visit to Santa on Christmas Day and […]

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Hotel Aurelio offers Bentley Winter Tour in Lech

Hotel Aurelio offers Bentley Winter Tour in Lech

This season, to celebrate its 10th anniversary five star superior Hotel Aurelio is offering guests an even more luxurious way to experience the Austrian resort of Lech, with the prestigious Bentley Winter Tour. Guests at Hotel Aurelio will be able to experience four of Bentley’s latest models, including two SUVs from their Bentayga range and […]

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Five of the best winter wellness retreats for Christmas and New Year

Five of the best winter wellness retreats for Christmas and New Year

If merely the thought of darker days and cold temperatures is spinning you into a winter slump, fear not, you can plan an escape to warmer parts of the world. There are some amazing winter wellness retreats around the globe. From adventurous fitness in Oman and mountain trekking in India to holistic healing experiences in […]

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Verona: The Secret Cultural Capital of Italy

Verona: The Secret Cultural Capital of Italy

Looking for somewhere to go on vacation? If you like great culture, fine food and fabulous weather then Verona in Italy could be the place for you as this is deemed the secret cultural capital of the country by many. This beautiful city has a tremendous amount to offer whether you are travelling with that […]

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Naples: Why It Should be on Your 2019 Getaway List

Naples: Why It Should be on Your 2019 Getaway List

Planning a getaway in 2019? There are many fantastic destinations all around the world to consider, but one which should certainly be on your list is Naples. This fabulous city found in sunny southern Italy is a beautiful part of the world with rich culture, a lovely climate and intriguing history with Pompeiian ruins and […]

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Greek island adventures at Santa Marina Beach Hotel

Greek island adventures at Santa Marina Beach Hotel

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN Crete is the largest of all the Greek islands, located in the southern side of the Aegean Sea. It is easy to understand why it is one of the most popular destinations in the country, thanks to its distinctive beaches and ancient culture, which includes delightful towns, medieval castles and monasteries. […]

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Escape to Crete for sunshine, snorkelling and a sublime spa experience at Cavo Spada

Escape to Crete for sunshine, snorkelling and a sublime spa experience at Cavo Spada

By KATIE ANN LAMB I had never been to Greece before and after a recent visit, I can say that I have definitely been missing out! It is an incredible place and I can’t wait to return. I recently stayed at the 5*star luxury resort and spa, Cavo Spada, which is located in the beautiful and […]

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Solent Forts: A luxury hotel experience in the middle of the sea

Solent Forts: A luxury hotel experience in the middle of the sea

By CAT TOOGOOD Finding a unique venue for a special celebration can be challenging, especially if you don’t want to travel too far. I happened to stumble across the gem that is Solent Forts when organising a recent hen weekend and lucky for me it offered everything I needed in one spectacular place! Located just […]

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Paradise for children! Enjoy family fun in the sun at the Martinhal Sagres, Portugal

Paradise for children! Enjoy family fun in the sun at the Martinhal Sagres, Portugal

The Martinhal Sagres is certainly in the running for the best family resort destination in Europe. This beachside complex is ideal for those looking to spend some time abroad with children of all ages. In addition to offering plenty of activities to help keep little ones occupied, all of the restaurants and bars welcome babies, […]

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Princesa Yaiza: A perfect luxury destination for your first family sun holiday

Princesa Yaiza: A perfect luxury destination for your first family sun holiday

By Laura Toogood Finding sunshine and a climate where it’s warm enough to lie out on the beach and dine alfresco with just a pashmina for cover can be challenging at the start of summer for those of us based in the UK. Especially if you don’t want to fly half way around the world. […]

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Explore the luxury sporting paradise of Aphrodite Hills in sunny Cyprus

Explore the luxury sporting paradise of Aphrodite Hills in sunny Cyprus

By Katie Ann Lamb It is well known that Cyprus receives more than 300 days of sunshine each year therefore making it an appealing destination almost all year around. Whether you’re looking to escape the English Winter or if the Med isn’t hot enough for you this Summer, we strongly recommend a trip to Aphrodite […]

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A city break to Copenhagen: Explore the cultural capital from the Andersen Hotel

A city break to Copenhagen: Explore the cultural capital from the Andersen Hotel

BY KATIE ANN LAMB I love exploring different cities and Copenhagen has been on my travel list for some time. Originally a Viking fishing village, the capital of Denmark is just two hours from London. Following much investment, it has become the cultural, economic and governmental centre of the country. With this in mind, I […]

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Embrace Cape Town’s culinary scene at The Cape Milner

Embrace Cape Town’s culinary scene at The Cape Milner

If you’re thinking of escaping to the sunshine, Cape Town has plenty to offer, including a vibrant culinary scene, writes Katie Ann Lamb… I have always been a fan of South African cuisine and Cape Town has become a real destination spot for foodies in recent years. If you are seeking a sunny holiday, which […]

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Family fun in luxurious surroundings at The K Club in Ireland

Family fun in luxurious surroundings at The K Club in Ireland

Since having a baby, I have been on a mission to discover luxury holiday destinations that are family-friendly. It can be difficult for new parents to have the confidence to go away with a little one and also enjoy an indulgent getaway at the same time. The K Club in Ireland proved to be an […]

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Adare Manor: A magnificent resort in Ireland

Adare Manor: A magnificent resort in Ireland

Laura Toogood visits Adare Manor in County Limerick following its impressive refurbishment… Adare Manor is among the world’s most luxurious properties and while County Limerick may not be the most obvious choice for an indulgent getaway, this part of Ireland has plenty to offer. Fascinating history, stunning scenery and charming people puts the small town […]

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A memorable African experience at the Inzolo Exclusive Game Lodge

A memorable African experience at the Inzolo Exclusive Game Lodge

Katie Ann Lamb ventures to the African Bush and mixes raw nature with outstanding luxury… If you are seeking the ultimate luxury escape in the Eastern Cape, look no further than the newly opened Inzolo Lodge. This destination has it all. Inzolo is translated as ‘peace’ or ‘tranquillity’ in the Xhosa language, which is the […]

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The Mighty Mekong

The Mighty Mekong

James Ellis continues his travels along the world’s greatest rivers by cruising from Vietnam to Cambodia… Vietnam and Cambodia are great places to visit. They are safe, the people are very friendly, the food is superb and I did not see a mosquito throughout my trip. This  included a cruise on the Mekong and visits […]

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A luxury British staycation at Bovey Castle Hotel

A luxury British staycation at Bovey Castle Hotel

I set off to Bovey Castle with two main goals. Firstly, I wanted to enjoy a traditional British staycation with beautiful scenery, outdoor activities, relaxing spa sessions, cosy drinks by the fire and long delicious dinners (I wasn’t asking for much!).  Secondly, I wanted to achieve all of this with a baby in tow. A […]

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Explore the best of Bath from The Francis Hotel

Explore the best of Bath from The Francis Hotel

Bath is one of the UK’s most beautiful cities and it recently featured in our selection of the top Christmas Markets to attend during the festive season. The World Heritage City has a fabulous atmosphere, especially during the winter months. Visitors can admire stunning Georgian architecture, with Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths among the […]

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Locanda al Colle: A unique and charming Tuscan property

Locanda al Colle: A unique and charming Tuscan property

Katie Ann Wiseman discovers the authentic Italian guest house, Locanda al Colle… Situated just half an hour north of Pisa Airport in the hills of Camiore, Tuscany, amongst ancient trees and olive groves, is Locanda al Colle. Located on a hilltop, this beautiful contemporary guesthouse offers views that stretch all the way to the Tuscan coastline. […]

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Medina magic: Palais Amani presents a touch of luxury in cultural Fes

Medina magic: Palais Amani presents a touch of luxury in cultural Fes

By Katie Ann Wiseman Palais Amani is an opulent fifteen-bedroom riad that is located within the walls of Fes, the ancient medina in Morocco. Formally a grand family home, it was renovated by its current English and French-Moroccan owners in 2006 in to the charming boutique property that it is today. Situated down a tiny […]

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Kenyan hospitality paired with Kempinski luxury at Villa Rosa, Nairobi

Kenyan hospitality paired with Kempinski luxury at Villa Rosa, Nairobi

By Adam Swierczewski and Gosia Brzezinska — Jambo Dear Readers! As you may have guessed by the greeting, this time our team went all the way to Kenya to present you with the best of luxury and style. With some of the most iconic national parks, Kenya is no stranger to British travellers seeking a […]

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Enjoy a peaceful break in glamorous Saint Tropez at Hotel Le Mandala

Enjoy a peaceful break in glamorous Saint Tropez at Hotel Le Mandala

By KATIE ANN WISEMAN Brigitte Bardot cavorted on the beaches of Saint Tropez in the ’50s and it is renowned as a playground for the rich and the famous. Located at the heart of the French Riviera, 100km West of Nice, St Tropez is one of the most famous resorts in Europe. Accessible by yacht, helicopter […]

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Chateau de Riell: A relaxing break in French Catalonia

Chateau de Riell: A relaxing break in French Catalonia

By CATRIONA GRAY I have always been a big lover of everything French, from the fabulous food and wine to the charming French villages I love to stumble upon, and of course the beautiful weather. Add in the fact it is so easy to get to from the UK, especially London, and it is the […]

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Coquillade Village provides the ‘Cycling in Provence Experience’

Coquillade Village provides the ‘Cycling in Provence Experience’

If you want to combine a sophisticated holiday with some health and fitness activity, look no further than the new cycling experience at Coquillade Village. Guests visiting Coquillade Village in Provence can now enjoy the beautiful countryside of Gargas and surrounding Luberon thanks to the ‘Cycling in Provence Experience’, which makes the most of the […]

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Incredible Crete: Marine wonders at Daios Cove

Incredible Crete: Marine wonders at Daios Cove

By LAURA TOOGOOD Visiting Daios Cove is a little bit like stepping in to a Bond film. Guests are presented with stunning vistas of Crete’s coastline when arriving at the entrance to this luxury resort, which spans the full height of an intimate cove. Funiculars transport you up and down the steep hillside, providing striking […]

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The Arch London: A perfect place to stay during the summer events season

The Arch London: A perfect place to stay during the summer events season

Sloaney Season has begun and several of the most respected social events of summer lie ahead. Following the delights of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we have the Investec Derby and Chestertons Polo in the Park coming up next on the calendar of prestigious events. Royal Ascot is also just around the corner, as well as […]

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Myanmar (Burma): An unexpected delight

Myanmar (Burma): An unexpected delight

By JAMES ELLIS Although Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and even Laos are now fairly commonplace holiday destinations, Myanmar is not often on the radar as an Asian holiday location for the British, unlike the French, Thai and Chinese. The reason for this may be historical or political but, after a recent visit, I believe that now […]

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The Kempinski Bahia: A peaceful paradise on the Costa del Sol

The Kempinski Bahia: A peaceful paradise on the Costa del Sol

BY LAURA TOOGOOD The Costa de Sol has always been a popular destination for British holiday makers. This long stretch of coastline on the edge of Southern Spain offers many days of sunshine during the year. It is a densely-populated area and boasts numerous apartment buildings and hotels. Many of these are situated near to […]

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Azura Benguerra Island: A magical honeymoon destination in Mozambique

Azura Benguerra Island: A magical honeymoon destination in Mozambique

By KATIE ANN LAMB Honeymoons are often associated with intimacy and seclusion and what better place to celebrate, than by visiting one of the most romantic, remote, destinations in the world – Benguerra Island, Mozambique. From start to finish, this retreat provides guests with the ultimate luxury experience for any special holiday. Archipelago Charters will […]

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