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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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Need valet airport parking? APH help you drive and fly in style!

Need valet airport parking? APH help you drive and fly in style!

If you are jetting off for a holiday or long weekend of relaxation anytime soon then we recommend taking a look at APH and their fantastic meet and greet airport parking service. The ‘travelling day’ of a getaway can be relatively stressful at times, especially if you decide to drive to the airport. However, APH […]

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Exploring Northern Ireland with Maserati

Exploring Northern Ireland with Maserati

By Gosia Brzezinska and Adam Swierczewski With the new season of Game of Thrones on air, visiting Northern Ireland couldn’t be more timely. Thus, we were very pleased when Maserati invited us to experience an escape with the new Quattroporte Diesel around Northern Ireland. We were met by the Maserati team at Belfast Airport and chauffeured to […]

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Where to dine in New York City

Where to dine in New York City

By NATASHA EDDERY There are the obvious things to write about for a travel review in New York, famous sights, hotels, museums, shopping, the list goes on. But this has been done and I wanted to write something different, especially as this was my first visit to the city. Personally, wherever I travel and whatever […]

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A weekend in the Alps at Hotel Le Blizzard

A weekend in the Alps at Hotel Le Blizzard

Although the current ski season in the Alps is approaching its latter phase, there is still time to escape to the slopes for an action-packed weekend on the snow. Hotel Le Blizzard is one of the premier venues in the village of Val d’Isere and the luxury hideaway offers typical mountain accommodation, which a chic […]

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Relais & Châteaux Showcase highlights new properties

Relais & Châteaux Showcase highlights new properties

We have featured several Relais & Châteaux properties in our travel and dining pages over the years so it was a pleasure to have the chance to browse almost the entire portfolio at a recent showcase hosted in London. Those invited sipped Taittinger champagne while meeting with representatives from each different property. Europe was well represented and […]

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Alps2Alps: Private transfers to all leading European ski resorts

Alps2Alps: Private transfers to all leading European ski resorts

Geneva is one of the most popular airports to land in for those visiting the Alps. Whether you are setting off on a ski holiday or a healthy hiking break in the mountains – where you can also visit some of Europe’s best spas – the transfer time is of utmost importance. With many top […]

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A luxury chalet experience in Verbier

A luxury chalet experience in Verbier

By BAILEIGH WALSH Verbier has long attracted a wealthy, fashionable and sporty clientele. Sunny skies, easy access (roughly two hours from Geneva airport), unprecedented scenic views, adrenaline fuelled pistes and a lively, après-ski scene has made the resort increasingly popular for people travelling from all over the globe. It’s no surprise then that The Sloaney […]

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An unbeatable ski holiday at the Goldener Berg Hotel in Oberlech

An unbeatable ski holiday at the Goldener Berg Hotel in Oberlech

By LAURA TOOGOOD I was a latecomer to the world of skiing holidays. Unlike many of my peers, I didn’t make it to the slopes during childhood. I was too busy caught up with equestrian competitions and skiing always seemed to clash with trials for the British team, which took preference every time. My first […]

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Christmas in Bath at the Francis Hotel

Christmas in Bath at the Francis Hotel

Last year, The Sloaney Travel Team jetted off to explore the Christmas Markets in Dusseldorf. While Germany certainly boasts some of the best Christmas Markets in Europe, there are also plenty of brilliant versions that you can enjoy without venturing too far from home. One of the most famous in England is the Bath Christmas […]

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Château Grand Barrail in Saint-Emilion: A luxury hotel you’ll visit time and time again

Château Grand Barrail in Saint-Emilion: A luxury hotel you’ll visit time and time again

By LAURA TOOGOOD As my love of travel has developed over the years, I have found that there are not many destinations I would visit twice. Not because I don’t like the destination, in fact, more often than not I am blown away by places. Rather, I feel a second trip to familiar territory can […]

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Jet off to the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with Air Partner

As the weather starts to deteriorate and the festive season approaches, memories of the warm summer evenings are fading rapidly. While many of you are likely to be planning an escape to warmer climes this winter, there is no need to wait until the Christmas rush. In fact, one of the world’s premier events is […]

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Château Cordeillan-Bages: A two Michelin star gem on Bordeaux’s Left Bank

Château Cordeillan-Bages: A two Michelin star gem on Bordeaux’s Left Bank

By ANTONY NEWTON Having worked in the wine trade for over 15 years, I feel almost slightly embarrassed to admit that I had never visited Bordeaux until this autumn. I don’t mean the city, but rather the surrounding wine regions that host some of the most famous chateaus in the world. Needless to say, I […]

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A night of luxury at Hotel Le Richemond in Geneva

A night of luxury at Hotel Le Richemond in Geneva

By KATIE ANN LAMB I recently had the privilege of spending a night at Hotel Le Richemond, which is the offering by the The Dorchester Collection in Geneva. Located on the north bank of the Lake, the hotel boasts sensational views of the famous Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc whilst over looking Jardin Brunswick. It […]

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Borgo Egnazia: The Italian hideaway for superstars

Borgo Egnazia: The Italian hideaway for superstars

By LAURA TOOGOOD I never need much persuading to visit Italy; it is one of my favourite holiday destinations. In my opinion, this country ticks every box. There is delicious food, fine wine, welcoming people, rich history and a culture that instantly encourages you to relax and switch off from hectic everyday life. While I […]

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The Chedi Andermatt epitomises luxury

The Chedi Andermatt epitomises luxury

By BAILEIGH WALSH Nestled in the very heart of the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt is a five star deluxe hotel and the epitome of luxury. It is managed by GHM, a group that spearheaded some of Asia’s most opulent resorts and is located just 90 minutes outside of Zurich and two hours from Milan. […]

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The best of Africa: Royal Livingstone Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zambia

The best of Africa: Royal Livingstone Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zambia

By James Ellis Whether you are enjoying a massage in a tent that opens onto the banks of the mighty Zambezi River; sipping a sundowner on the riverside deck, watching the hippo and the spray rising from the Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya ( the smoke that thunders); or simply enjoying a candlelit dinner […]

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Château Cordeillan-Bages offers Bordeaux Wine Harvest Package

Château Cordeillan-Bages offers Bordeaux Wine Harvest Package

From now until the 15th of October, Château Cordeillan-Bages, which is part of Relais & Châteaux, is opening its doors to all wine aficionados for the harvest season. To the Harvest gives guests the fantastic opportunity to go behind the scenes and experience the 2014 grape harvest. Château Cordeillan-Bages is situated in Pauillac and this package […]

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A fashionable weekend in Paris

By Katie Ann Lamb ¦ Social Correspondent Many things come to mind when you think of Paris: Romance, History, Le Tour Eiffel, Champs-Elysées or even Vin Rouge and Fromage. It is one of my favourite cities in the world; it offers so much culture and, thankfully, it is now only a short train ride from […]

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Bulgarian beauty at the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

Bulgarian beauty at the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

By DARREN FULLERTON When a friend suggested Bansko of all places for a summer break, my initial response was a quizzical look followed by “that’s in Bulgaria, isn’t it?!”. Although it may not be a destination that jumps to mind for many, I was looking to discover a place that would meet one key objective for […]

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The Great Northern Hotel and Plum + Spilt Milk at King’s Cross

The Great Northern Hotel and Plum + Spilt Milk at King’s Cross

King’s Cross in London has undergone quite a transformation in recent years. The area has seen significant regeneration and with King’s Cross St Pancras offering train links to the likes of Edinburgh, Paris and Brussels, this is one of the main arrival points for visitors to the city. The luxury traveller is well-catered for by […]

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A regal stay at Hartwell House

A regal stay at Hartwell House

By LAURA TOOGOOD Hartwell House is a breathtaking Grade I listed building in Buckinghamshire that is owned by the Historic House Hotels and part of the National Trust. It is celebrating its Silver Jubilee this year and the 200th Anniversary of King Louis XVIII departing Hartwell to claim the throne of France. Although the property is only […]

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Sicilian Splendor at Villa Sant’Andrea

Sicilian Splendor at Villa Sant’Andrea

With Mount Etna towering over the hillside town of Taormina on the East Coast of Sicily, there really is no better European holiday destination to visit this summer, writes Natasha Eddery. Located in the Province of Messina, about midway between Messina and Catania, the small town of Taormina is a haven for tourists – and […]

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5 Reasons to book a Luxury Chalet Holiday in La Plagne

5 Reasons to book a Luxury Chalet Holiday in La Plagne

Featured Article When it comes to picking a holiday destination, there are hundreds of locations to choose from and although we are still in mid-summer, it is never too soon to book your winter break. You could visit the tropical jungles of South America, bask on Caribbean beaches or unwind in a luxury chalet amidst […]

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A surfing escape at The Headland Hotel

A surfing escape at The Headland Hotel

By GOSIA BRZEZINSKA I recently chose to explore the British Isles for a weekend away and decided that Newquay had everything to offer. With the beautiful Cornish coast, breathtaking views and golden sands, it was a perfect place for a relaxing break. Considering that Britain is due a heat wave later this month – resulting in better weather […]

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Discover the delights of Prague from the Marriott’s prime 5* location

Discover the delights of Prague from the Marriott’s prime 5* location

By SARAH HENTON I wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking that Prague is a destination for those that just want to go on a stag do. I’ve always had this preconceived idea that the place would be overrun by groups of young Englishmen with the simple aim of filling their bellies with as much beer as […]

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Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Odyssey Summer’ at Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo

Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘Odyssey Summer’ at Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo

If you are visiting Monaco this summer, or even the South of France, we are pleased to bring readers of The Sloaney some exciting news from Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld, Odyssey at Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo will open to non-residents for the first time this summer. It is definitely worth stopping by for a visit. To celebrate Odyssey’s first anniversary, […]

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Great Fosters: A luxurious British retreat during the Social Season

Great Fosters: A luxurious British retreat during the Social Season

By KATIE ANN LAMB The British Summer Social Season presents us with so many exciting events to attend over the coming months. From Royal Ascot to Henley and Glorious Goodwood to Salon Prive, there is a chance to escape London almost every weekend. Even if you are not based in our capital city, it is […]

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The alluring charm of La Residencia and Deia

The alluring charm of La Residencia and Deia

By LAURA TOOGOOD | EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & TRAVEL EDITOR | Tucked away in the hills of Majorca is an enchanting village that is completely unspoilt. It is so beautiful that I almost don’t want to reveal this hidden gem to others. Although Deia is one of Southern Europe’s best kept secrets, it is certainly not an unknown […]

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La Mamounia: An idyllic Moroccan oasis in Marrakech

La Mamounia: An idyllic Moroccan oasis in Marrakech

By LAURA TOOGOOD As soon as we touched down in Marrakech Airport, The Sloaney Travel Team was encased in luxury. Shortly after we stepped off our plane, we were ushered by an escort from La Mamounia  into the VIP arrivals lounge and presented with a delicious fresh mint tea. Our passports and other necessary forms […]

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The Valleys shortlisted for major Responsible Tourism Award

The Valleys shortlisted for major Responsible Tourism Award

– NEWS RELEASE – The Valleys, South Wales has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Responsible Tourism Destination’ category in Responsible Tourism Awards at World Travel Market, sponsored by The Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism. The Valleys is the only UK destination included in the category. The Valleys Regional Park’s submission to the panel of 12 […]

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The Vineyard: Experience a little piece of California in England

The Vineyard: Experience a little piece of California in England

By LAURA TOOGOOD The Vineyard Hotel in Berkshire recently featured in our dining pages because of its fabulous ‘Judgement Menu’. The fine-dining and wine tastings are arguably the main attraction when it comes to booking an escape to this luxury five star hotel. However, it also offers a pleasing place to unwind in the South […]

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Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

Skiing in the French resort of Val d’Isere

After trying several ski destinations in America, LAURA TOOGOOD returns to the Alps to explore Val d’Isere… In recent years I have ventured to America for my annual skiing trip. My first experience of taking to the slopes stateside was at Killington in Vermont, before heading to Vail in Colorado and finally Lake Tahoe in California. […]

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A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

A weekend escape in the city at The Corinthia

POPPY CROSS sets off in search of some peace and quiet within hectic London… When I think about getting away from it all – the noise, pollution, pushing and shoving, traffic, congestion, crowds and generally the crazy pace of London life – my mind wonders to the mountains. I imagine that I am high above the […]

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Travel Snapshot: Five reasons to visit Canada

Travel Snapshot: Five reasons to visit Canada

Friendly people, varied countryside and unique wildlife are just some of the top reasons to visit Canada. If you are planning your holidays for 2014, this is definitely a country worth considering… 1. The Scenery  Canada has a seemingly endless range of remarkable landscapes that even the best photographers have difficultly capturing on their lenses. The […]

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Escape to the spectacular surroundings of Raemoir Country House

Escape to the spectacular surroundings of Raemoir Country House

LAURA TOOGOOD visits Raemoir Country House in Aberdeenshire for a walking holiday in the inspiring Scottish hillside… Health and fitness New Year resolutions are among the most common and I was certainly not alone when I made a vow to champion an active lifestyle in 2014. So, it seemed rather apt that I found myself flying […]

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The early bird… stays at the Hilton London Gatwick Hotel

The early bird… stays at the Hilton London Gatwick Hotel

By LAURA TOOGOOD Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, an early morning flight can be a real pain. While it normally means you will arrive at your destination as early as possible, a red-eye booking can mean getting up in the middle of the night in order to get to the airport on […]

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Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

Explore the South African capital from Cape Town Hollow

By KATIE ANN LAMB The air you smell, the sights you see, the food you taste, the language you hear, and the feeling you get; nothing compares to Cape Town. I have not visited Cape Town for over 10 years and yet it feels like only yesterday that I was last here. Nestled in the […]

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The magic of the German Christmas Market in Dusseldorf

The magic of the German Christmas Market in Dusseldorf

By LAURA TOOGOOD Christmas Markets have become increasingly popular in England and Winter Wonderland seems to be growing bigger and bigger every year. However, if you want to experience the real deal then a trip to a German Christmas Market is a must and there is still time for a flying visit this year! Last […]

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Enjoy the ultimate country spa weekend at Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow

Enjoy the ultimate country spa weekend at Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow

By LAURA TOOGOOD As part of my role as a travel journalist, I am fortunate enough to explore some beautiful holiday destinations. They are often nestled in remote areas around the world and many of the best require a lengthy flight. However, this was not the case for a recent assignment. With a door-to-door journey […]

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Watch the Red Arrows dazzle the crowds as we visit the Monaco Yacht Show

The Sloaney team was recently invited to the Monaco Yacht Show to cover this luxury event for Sloaney TV. Superyacht UK, which focuses on championing British design within the industry, was celebrating its 10 anniversary. They pulled out all the stops by arranging for the Red Arrows to perform a breathtaking display that brought Monte Carlo to a […]