Category Archives: Accommodation reviews

Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Barbados: accommodation review

We went to the Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Barbados in December 2012 for a week of winter sun, arriving the day after Boxing Day. As ever, I spent a long time (probably too long) choosing where to stay. However, in this … Continue reading

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Birdforth Hall, North Yorkshire: accommodation review

by Linda Hull Family gatherings on a large scale can be interesting, particularly without the glue of Christmas to hold them together.  However a great house (actually two houses) in an even greater location at the heart of God’s Own … Continue reading

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Soar Mill Cove Hotel, Salcombe: accommodation review

A couple of months ago, I was asked to recommend somewhere for a half term holiday. The brief, from Dad-of-two Steve Clift, read as follows: “need massive indoor swimming pool to entertain/exhaust young kids, nice food, rain plan and low … Continue reading

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Living Room Treehouses, Machynlleth: accommodation review

by Helen Finney In May this year we went to stay for two nights in one of the fabulous Living Room Treehouses in Machynlleth, Wales. My husband had been given some Red Letter Days vouchers through work and I’d spotted … Continue reading

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The Crown Hotel, Wells-next-the-Sea: accommodation review

We love Wells-next-the-Sea (find out why in my guide to North Norfolk). Most families heading here for their holidays, us included, will rent a cottage, and there are some lovely ones right in the town (check out Norfolk Hideaways). However, … Continue reading

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Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada: accommodation review

Spice Island Beach Resort, on Grand Anse Beach in Grenada, was somewhere I’d had my eye on for a long time. Copious research had led me to this hotel, which seemed to offer a great set-up for families with toddlers … Continue reading

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Princesa Yaiza, Lanzarote: accommodation review

Here at The Trunki Files, we are huge fans of Lanzarote. Under four hours’ flight away, no time difference, great beaches, kiddie-safe resorts and year-round sun, it ticks a lot of our boxes. And whilst it has an over-abundance of … Continue reading

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Periyali Villas, Zakynthos: accommodation review

“Having or showing an excessive pride in oneself or one’s achievements.” Such is the Oxford Dictionary definition of ‘smug’; and such is pretty much how I felt after spending two near-perfect weeks this August at Periyali Villas, on the Greek … Continue reading

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Villas Martinhal, Portugal: accommodation review

This week, I am thrilled to introduce a new contributor to The Trunki Files, Rachael. An expert in boutique travel with whom I am forever swapping tips and recommends, Rachael has set off on a summer trip round Europe with … Continue reading

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5 reasons to take baby to… Bartolomeus Klip, South Africa

To all new parents out there, I am about to give you the best advice I can; and it has nothing to do with nappies or crying or burping or feeding. No. If time and money allow, and I appreciate … Continue reading

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