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Sloaney Travel features some of the world’s most desirable holiday destinations and also explores luxurious locations throughout Great Britain. We recently launched The Sloaney Travel Guide

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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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A golfing getaway in the Spanish sunshine at the Montecastillo Golf Resort

A golfing getaway in the Spanish sunshine at the Montecastillo Golf Resort

If you are looking to enjoy long sunny days, excellent golf and Spanish culture, a visit to the Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort will be just up your street. The five star sports destination is located about 10 minutes from Jerez and an hour south of Seville. The Barcelo Montecastillo Golf Resort embraces all things sporty […]

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Dublin Special: A luxury city break at the Intercontinental Dublin

Dublin Special: A luxury city break at the Intercontinental Dublin

There is nothing nicer than a change of scenery at this stage of the year and it is the perfect time to embark on a city break. Dublin is only a short hop across the Irish Sea from most UK airports and it provides the perfect respite from normal daily life. With a number of delicious […]

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Sloaney Suites: Inspiration for a spring break

Sloaney Suites: Inspiration for a spring break

Jet off and enjoy a change of scene by exploring some of our favourite luxury properties...

If you are getting sick and tired of the cold, wet wintery weather, we have some great ideas for an Easter break over at Sloaney Suites. Sloaney Suites presents a beautiful collection of some of our favourite properties. Every hotel that features has an incredible suite too, which is ideal for a special trip. This […]

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AirPortr is a game changer and makes travel so easy for jetsetters

AirPortr is a game changer and makes travel so easy for jetsetters

By KATIE ANN LAMB A game changer has arrived in the world of travel, thanks to the London based travel technology start-up AirPortr. I am pleased to say that lugging your luggage around is now a thing of the past. Thank goodness! Whether you’ve just landed from a dreamy destination and plan to meet friends […]

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Enjoy a luxurious stay in a fabulous location at The Stafford London

Enjoy a luxurious stay in a fabulous location at The Stafford London

By LAURA TOOGOOD As the festive season approaches, there are few cities in the world that can beat London when it comes to Christmas attractions. Shopping at Harrods, ice skating at Somerset House, sparkling lights running the length of Bond Street and the spectacular Christmas market in Winter Wonderland are among the highlights.  There is […]

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Jet off and enjoy some winter sunshine at Wyndham Dubai Marina

Jet off and enjoy some winter sunshine at Wyndham Dubai Marina

By KATIE ANN LAMB As the weather becomes wetter and colder in England, it is time to start dreaming about white sandy beaches and sunshine. If you are planning a winter escape, few destinations can beat Dubai, which offers beautiful weather, beaches and fantastic shopping. Located in the heart of the Dubai Marina near alluring […]

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Explore the sunny Spanish capital from the luxurious InterContinental Madrid

Explore the sunny Spanish capital from the luxurious InterContinental Madrid

By LAURA TOOGOOD Madrid is an excellent destination for a city break. The architecture is stunning and it is packed with delicious tapas bars and restaurants. The Spanish capital is extremely vibrant and it also boasts excellent shopping. I flew in for a weekend away and found it a very convenient place to visit for […]

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A luxurious country escape at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa

A luxurious country escape at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa

By LAURA TOOGOOD — Nestled on a hillside overlooking the pretty village of Marlow is the stunning Danesfield House Hotel and Spa. This hotel is ideal for those seeking to enjoy a luxurious and peaceful getaway. Although it is located only 30 minutes away from central London, the property allows you to switch off entirely […]

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Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia is the perfect romantic island getaway

Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia is the perfect romantic island getaway

By Cat Toogood (nee Gray) When I imagine a honeymoon, I envision a tropical paradise with golden sand, turquoise waters, palm trees and luxury at every turn. Lucky for me, that’s exactly what I got at Pangkor Laut Resort in Malaysia. Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the west coast […]

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Enjoy an endless summer at Forte Village in sunny Sardinia

Enjoy an endless summer at Forte Village in sunny Sardinia

Laura Toogood catches the last of the summer rays at the luxurious Forte Village… and it’s not too late for you to do the same! — By LAURA TOOGOOD Regular readers of The Sloaney travel pages will know that I adore Italy and I have been lucky enough to visit many times. From pretty, picturesque […]

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Hampton Manor: A luxury hotel with fine dining in the Midlands

Hampton Manor: A luxury hotel with fine dining in the Midlands

Hampton Manor is a beautiful country house hotel that is located a short distance from one of Britain’s busiest cities, namely Birmingham. This family-run hotel is a wonderful place to visit if you are travelling through this part of the world and are seeking to stop off in a luxury destination for an overnight stay. […]

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Corfu: Dive into crystal clear seawater at Marbella Corfu

Corfu: Dive into crystal clear seawater at Marbella Corfu

If you are seeking an extra dose of sunshine this summer, the Greek Island of Corfu (Kerkyra) ticks lots of boxes for a European getaway. Not only is the climate excellent throughout the summer months, but the island also boasts extremely calm seawater, which lends itself well to snorkeling. One of the most popular places to […]

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The JW Marriott Venice: Enjoy Venice from a luxurious private island

The JW Marriott Venice: Enjoy Venice from a luxurious private island

Want to visit one of Europe’s busiest and most beautiful cities? Experience the culture but escape the crowds at the JW Marriott Venice, writes LAURA TOOGOOD… – It feels as though you are in a James Bond film when you arrive at the JW Marriott Venice. After touching down at Venice Airport, a chauffeur greets […]

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The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore combines luxury and history

The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore combines luxury and history

By KATIE ANN LAMB The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore, which is part of Preferred Hotels and Resorts, is a masterpiece in the world of luxury hotels. From the Palladian architecture to the outstanding service, this property provides world class accommodation and it is also a historic landmark. Transformed from The Fullerton building in 1928, the […]

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Experience spectacular sunsets at Hotel Ombak Sunset on the Gili Islands

Experience spectacular sunsets at Hotel Ombak Sunset on the Gili Islands

By KATIE ANN LAMB I recently set off on a tour of Asia for The Sloaney and the first place that I stayed was the Gili Islands. Famed for providing visitors with the ultimate tranquil escape, these three islands are located just off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia Gili Trawangan is the largest of […]

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Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa on Silhouette Island is a perfect paradise

Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa on Silhouette Island is a perfect paradise

Laura Toogood discovers a luxurious tropical retreat that is hidden away on a protected island… – I have found paradise! Those who read my last travel feature will know that I ventured to Mahe recently and stayed at Hilton Northolme. I didn’t think that a trip to the Indian Ocean could get any better until […]

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Les Pres d’Eugenie launches two new health programmes

Les Pres d’Eugenie launches two new health programmes

A Sloaney Jetsetters Bulletin. Sloaney Jetsetters brings you news from some of the best travel destinations around the world. By KATIE ANN LAMB If 2016 is the year you have promised yourself to get in shape we have just the thing! Les Pres d’Eugenie, South-West France, is delighted to announce two brand new 7-night health Retreats – the Green Energy Detox and the Anti-Ageing Extensive Programmes. Created in […]

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Magnificent Mahe: Experience a tropical haven at Hilton Northolme

Magnificent Mahe: Experience a tropical haven at Hilton Northolme

The Hilton Northolme on Mahe Island in the Seychelles provides guests with a luxurious and private stay, surrounded by a dramatic and tropical landscape… — BY LAURA TOOGOOD I have always wanted to visit the Seychelles. The cluster of over 100 islands is situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean and surrounded by crystal […]

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The Telegraph Travel Show

The Telegraph Travel Show

The Telegraph Travel Show will take place in London at the start of January. The Telegraph Travel Show is the perfect opportunity to get some travel inspiration for the coming year and some of the world’s most popular destinations will be showcased at the event. Industry experts will also be on hand to advise you […]

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Enjoy a homely holiday at South Beach Cape Town

Enjoy a homely holiday at South Beach Cape Town

By KATIE ANN LAMB With Christmas fast approaching you are probably thinking about escaping the wet weather in England and seeking some sunshine over the festive period or during the early months of 2016. South Africa is a popular destination for many at this time of year and I recently visited Cape Town to enjoy […]

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Sloaney Suites: A directory of the best luxury hotel suites in the world

Sloaney Suites: A directory of the best luxury hotel suites in the world

  Sloaney Suites has launched to provide a list of the best luxury hotel suites in the world _ As The Sloaney celebrates its fourth birthday, we are delighted to bring readers news of our latest venture, Sloaney Suites. Sloaney Suites has been launched to provide an accredited collection of the best rooms and luxury hotel suites […]

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Holiday with friends in style in a private villa

Holiday with friends in style in a private villa

If you are planning to holiday with a large group of friends, hiring a luxury villa may prove more suitable for accommodating your needs than booking multiple hotel rooms. Italy has always been a popular destination for those seeking a couple of weeks away at a time and it has become even more fashionable in […]

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Ynyshir Hall: Enjoy a luxury hotel break with your dog in beautiful countryside

Ynyshir Hall: Enjoy a luxury hotel break with your dog in beautiful countryside

Ynyshir Hall in Wales offers incredible walking and a Michelin star restaurant… – By SARAH BACON There really is no need to always head to an airport and board an aeroplane in order to find a hidden gem. Great Britain has some truly stunning countryside and it is also host to some of the best […]

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Belmond Villa San Michele: A stunning setting that will take your breath away

Belmond Villa San Michele: A stunning setting that will take your breath away

Belmond Villa San Michele is the best luxury hotel in Tuscany and offers a panoramic view of Florence… – By LAURA TOOGOOD There is nothing I love more than a good view and the one from Belmond Villa San Michele is quite simply sensational. This property had a lot to live up to because I […]

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The spectacular Belmond Hotel Splendido in picturesque Portofino

The spectacular Belmond Hotel Splendido in picturesque Portofino

Experience a touch of Italian glamour at Belmond Hotel Splendido – By LAURA TOOGOOD When I initially discovered Belmond, the brand transformed my experience of luxury travel. Needless to say, I have not looked back since my first acquaintance with a Belmond property and my love of their philosophy continues to flourish. The service is […]

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Luxury on the Italian Riviera at Royal Hotel Sanremo

Luxury on the Italian Riviera at Royal Hotel Sanremo

By LAURA TOOGOOD I have enjoyed visiting the South of France many times before and I have an equal amount of affection for its neighbour Italy. During my latest visit to this part of the world, I combined a trip to both countries and crossed the border to explore the coastline of Liguria. After flying […]

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Bruges: Mysterious, charming and uniquely romantic 

Bruges: Mysterious, charming and uniquely romantic 

By KATIE ANN LAMB The city of Bruges is renowned for its cobbled streets, mussels, beer and chocolate. Needless to say, I had been longing to visit for some time. I managed to find a short window for a trip and it proved even more magical than I had anticipated. Only three and a half hours from […]

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Bask in Santa Barbara sunshine at Bacara Resort and Spa

Bask in Santa Barbara sunshine at Bacara Resort and Spa

By CAT GRAY After the glamour of LA and the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, we were in desperate need of some proper relaxation. We headed back to California to the ‘American Riviera’ otherwise known as Santa Barbara. With beautiful beaches, majestic mountains and vibrant culture, Santa Barbara is a premier world class destination […]

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The luxury playground of Las Vegas

The luxury playground of Las Vegas

Cat Gray continues her tour of West Coast America by sampling some Las Vegas luxury… After a chilled time in LA, we hit the road again heading North to Nevada towards the city that never sleeps. And Las Vegas really does live up to that name! You can leave the world behind and immerse yourself in […]

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Whatley Manor: A luxury pre-wedding getaway in the Cotswolds

Whatley Manor: A luxury pre-wedding getaway in the Cotswolds

By The Sloaney Bride When your partner proposes, you have that magical few moments when there is nothing else in the world that is more important than your relationship. As soon as you utter yes and become a fiancé, the celebrations become a whirlwind of excitement and then the wedding planning begins. There is so […]

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A room with a view: The Hilton Fallsview overlooking Niagara Falls

A room with a view: The Hilton Fallsview overlooking Niagara Falls

By LAURA TOOGOOD During my recent visit to Canada, I embarked on a short road trip out of Toronto in order to see the world’s most famous waterfalls. Niagara Falls is only an hour and a half away from the city and there are three waterfalls in total. While it is possible to see the […]

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Hollywood glamour at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City

Hollywood glamour at the Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City

By CAT GRAY Having only visited America once when I spent a fantastic weekend in New York, I jumped at the idea of visiting some of the best destinations in the West. With LA, Las Vegas and Santa Barbara to explore, and two states to drive through, we headed off on the ultimate mini road […]

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Exploring Burgundy: A weekend getaway to Lyon

Exploring Burgundy: A weekend getaway to Lyon

By LAURA TOOGOOD The South of France is one of the most popular destinations for holiday makers during the summer months. While many people choose to fly to Nice Airport, others enjoy making their way down by car. Lyon is the perfect place for an overnight stop for those driving from Britain, but it is […]

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Soho Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto: Home from home for the movie stars

Soho Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto: Home from home for the movie stars

By LAURA TOOGOOD I had never visited Canada before embarking on my latest travel assignment. The striking National flag, which features that symbolic maple leaf, stories of grizzly bears and tales of incredible skiing holidays from friends were at the forefront of my mind during the Air Canada flight from Heathrow. However, I did not […]

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The Definitive Girls’ Guide to Geneva

The Definitive Girls’ Guide to Geneva

By ROSEMIN ANDERSON Hidden in Switzerland, there is a new shopping capital. Better known for its corporate offerings than its retail options, Geneva’s brisk business façade masks a beautiful city with many options for a relaxing girly weekend away. Luckily, girls in the know can refer to the Geneva Girls’ Guide, handily provided by the […]

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An enchanting historical adventure in France: Puy du Fou

An enchanting historical adventure in France: Puy du Fou

By ROSEMIN ANDERSON Few may know that one of Europe’s greatest amusement parks resides in the rural countryside near Nantes, France. Puy du Fou is an inexplicably joyous theme park in the traditional sense, providing spectacular outdoor shows on the theme of history (French and otherwise) for all the family to enjoy. The experience isn’t […]

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A Bond girl hen weekend: Island hopping in Croatia

A Bond girl hen weekend: Island hopping in Croatia

Lying on the front of a speedboat to sunbathe with beautiful blue sky above and sparkling seawater below, before flying across the waves with spectacular scenery in the distance, whilst surrounded by your closest friends sounds like a rather dreamy occurrence. However, it became a reality when we set off on a recent mission to […]

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