Category Archives: Accommodation reviews

The family resort that’s thought of (pretty much) everything: review of Costa Navarino, Greece

Ask kids what they’d like from their summer holiday: a swimming pool? Natch. A sandy beach? Obvs. How about an ice cream parlour? Yum.  Watersports? Yeah, maybe.  A waterpark? Now you’re talking. Climbing wall? Sounds fun! Ten-pin bowling? Are you … Continue reading

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Glamping it up in the New Forest

by Linda Hull Following a fun February half term trip to London, using the tried and tested Premier Inn and Pizza Express combo, and a stay at home Easter, we were ready for something different for May half term.  One … Continue reading

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Child-friendly, delivered: Fawakay Villas, Marrakesh, review

I have to admit, I nailed it this time. Not that I tend to get our holidays wrong – I do far too much research for that to happen. But there’s nothing like the smug glow that comes from a … Continue reading

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Private but no longer confidential: my experience of Soneva Kiri, Thailand

When I started the Trunki Files, I was a father of two working at a national newspaper. Nearly 4 years on, a fair bit has changed. Not only has another child entered the mix (and sleep decreased exponentially) but I … Continue reading

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Meeting in the middle: it really is fun to stay in the Y-H-A

So here’s the situation. Close group of friends from grad days in London now all grown up and dispersed inconveniently around the country (from Northumberland in the north to Sussex in the south). Desperate to meet up but can’t bear … Continue reading

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Small but perfectly formed: Ammos Hotel, Crete, reviewed

by Anna Culwick We have been wanting to visit this chic small beachside hotel for some time but it was either booked or flights didn’t seem to fit our holiday dates.  Finally, when it looked like it could work, I … Continue reading

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No compromise: review of Dubrovnik Sun Gardens resort, Croatia

Too often, family holidays involve compromise. To keep the children happy, you choose somewhere to stay that ‘ticks the boxes’. You opt for the resort with the massive swimming pool; the playground; the on-site pizza restaurant; the kitchenette; the sandy … Continue reading

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Why Pine Cliffs, Algarve, works: holiday review

The Algarve may not be the most exciting destination in the Med: golf courses, white villas with swimming pools, sandy beaches – it’s all perfectly pleasant but, for me at least, it lacks a bit of soul. It’s without the … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Club Med virgin: La Palmyre resort, France, reviewed

Club Med’s La Palmyre resort, on the Atlantic coast of France between La Rochelle and Bordeaux, may not be perfect; but I can safely forgive anything that didn’t work on account of the many things that did, says Trunki Files … Continue reading

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So who’s a happy camper now? Meon Springs Yurt Village, reviewed

Let it be said: I’m not a happy camper. It’s the faff of it all – the packing, the assembling, the disassembling – that puts me off. Add to that the lack of comfort (for all the blow-up mattresses in … Continue reading

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