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I wanted to share with you a review of our hotel stay at El Pueblo Tamlelt in Agadir incase you were going to book your next holiday there.  It’s a budget hotel in the Caribbean Village Agador complex where we stayed while on our recent holiday in Morocco. I would definitely describe this hotel as an affordable option for people wanting to go on holiday in Agadir. We picked a budget hotel as we hoped that we would be out and about exploring Agadir independently and going on days out

I wasn’t going to write a review about the Monica Isabel Beach Club in Albufeira, but after our holiday in Portugal at this hotel I felt I should share our experience on the blog.  I want families considering booking a Monica Isabel Beach All Inclusive holiday to make an informed decision before they decide to stay here whether they use Sunmaster, Jet2 or Thomas Cook. I booked a 5 night break to Monica Isabel Beach Blub Albufeira with Sunmaster Holidays for me and the girls for the first week of

October half term meant the chance for the girls and I to enjoy a a short break in Chester with Roomzzz Aparthotel.   None of us have visited Chester before, which is pretty ridiculous for a family that loves city breaks.  We’d also not stayed at Roomzzz Aparthotel either, so we were really looking forward to seeing if they passed the family friendly test during our stay. I loaded up the car, handed the girls two fully charged tablets and made our way to Chester from Nottingham to begin our

A Special Family Weekend in London We are huge fans of taking the kids on London city breaks, and it’s made so much easier by the fact that taking the train from Nottingham is really convenient for us.  The kids love a train journey anyway, and it always makes travelling a little bit easier for us as a family.  As long as we have plenty of snacks, drinks and activities to keep the children busy you can always be guaranteed a fairly smooth trip journey to the capital by train.

After a very early flight to Berlin, and more coffee than was probably sensible, I caught the bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Alexanderplatz in search of the Hampton by Hilton Hotel, where I was due to be staying for the weekend. I was incredibly early for check in, but I wanted to drop off my bags before heading into Berlin City Centre to begin exploring the sights. The bus dropped me off in the main square of Alexanderplatz, and I chose to walk the 5 minutes or so to the hotel

The Sands Hotel Resort & Spa near Newquay, Cornwall ticks a lot of boxes for families looking for a kid friendly resort for their holiday. Just imagine being sandwiched between rolling hills with open fields and stunning costal views for a start.  I bet you’re feeling relaxed just thinking about it aren’t you?  Well that’s exactly what you’ll get when you arrive at Sands Resort Hotel and Spa for your family holiday. The Sands Hotel Newquay has excellent facilities and prides itself on its family friendly service.  Both of these things,

When I saw all the family friendly facilities at The Esplanade in Newquay, I absolutely had to say yes to our invite to stay at their hotel during February half term.  This was the first stop on our epic Cornwall road trip, and a very welcome end to our 6 hour drive from Nottingham to start our holiday. We arrived at The Esplanade hotel before check in, but decided to wait in the Pebbles Bar until our room was ready.  They serve bar food between 12pm and 6pm in the bar

I’m always interested to hear about hotel chains that are making a big difference to the luxury family holiday experience, and Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts are really showing the travel industry how it’s done at the moment.  They are keen to provide their little guests with as many wonderful memories as their parents with the launch of the ‘Mövenpick Family’ programme. What’s On Offer? All The Baby and Child Equipment You Need You do not need to worry about packing any baby equipment when you stay at a Mövenpick Hotel

When we found out that the Come To Hamburg project had arranged for us to stay at the Holiday Inn Hamburg for our visit to the city we were really excited.  We have been lucky enough to stay with Holiday Inn a few times now, and we were also staying with Holiday Inn Express at London Stansted as our airport hotel for this particular trip so it all fitted together really well. Arriving at Holiday Inn Hamburg The Holiday Inn Hamburg is situated just outside of Hamburg, but do not

We decided it would be a great idea to begin our Hamburg city break adventure with a London Stansted Hotel.  We are huge fans of Holiday Inn Express and with such an early flight planned, staying in an airport hotel with kids always makes things go a little bit smoother. We arrived at tea time and we were able to leave the car in the car park straight outside the hotel entrance.  We unpacked, but of course it didn’t matter if we forgot something in the first run or decided

I left my house at 3am to make the 2 hour car journey to London Stansted Airport to catch my flight to Berlin that weekend.  The kids had both decided to visit me at 1am to rob me of the precious sleep I needed this particular night, so by the time I arrived in Berlin I was feeling a little dishevelled to say the least. I walked towards the Hotel Palace Berlin with everything crossed that my room would be ready and I would be able to check in.  I

I love afternoon tea.  It’s the perfect way to spend time with friends, celebrate a special occasion or just treat yourself to a little decadent luxury.  I visit local cafes with friends and family regularly, but there is something very extra special about going to The Waldorf Hilton Hotel for afternoon tea that leaves the rest behind. Myself, and a group of my favourite bloggers were invited to The Waldorf to start our Britmums Live weekend with them.  It certainly got things off on the right foot and you can

Is it possible to feel like you have had a proper getaway by just spending 24 hours at a hotel?  We visited the Belfry Hotel & Resort in Birmingham for an overnight stay in the summer to find out if it could be done and here’s how we got on. Myself and all three kids packed into the car and took the 50 minute drive from Nottingham to Sutton Coldfield on the outskirts of Birmingham where The Belfry is located.  This was going to be the only holiday we took with

We were recently invited to stay at the Travelodge Bath Waterside Hotel to find out what the new SuperRooms had to offer hotel guests.  We were really excited as the hotel has recently been refurbished and were very much looking forward to using it as our base to explore Bath for a few days. The hotel has a car park but for some stupid reason I left my car on the street for the first night. Due to misunderstanding the parking restrictions and being 15 minutes late to move the

We reached the Moorland Garden Hotel in Devon on a complete high.  It was the final hotel on our moor otter spotting tour and we had just come from the nearby town of Yelverton.  Our excitement stemmed from our visit to The Rock Inn.  During our otter spotting escapades we would try and guess which otter we were going to find next.  My daughter thought this was so much fun and it added a little more excitement to our endeavours. As we entered the car park for The Rock Inn

During our visit to Devon this summer we were invited to the Two Bridges Hotel which can be found in the very heart of the exceptionally beautiful Dartmoor National Park.  It’s also the sister hotel of The Bedford Hotel, where we also had the pleasure of staying for the night during our visit to Tavistock. On arrival, we drove over the bridge that leads towards the characteristically white buildings of the hotel in anticipation, wondering how the Two Bridges Hotel would compare to the Bedford Hotel which had made such a big impression

We had been looking forward to arriving at the Bedford Hotel in Tavistock for a few days by the time we checked in.  We had been camping at a festival over the weekend, and the lack of hot showers and mud had finally got to us.  We began to fill with excitement as sat nav announced we had arrived at the Bedford Hotel in Devon and got parked in the hotel carpark as quickly as we could.  A car has never been unpacked quite so quickly, and my daughter and

Each year, millions of tourists flock to the golden sands of Tenerife in search of the best all inclusive hotels. The largest Canary Island is the perfect place to enjoy a holiday, whether you’re travelling with your friends, family or as a couple. The island’s beautiful scenery, warm climate and fabulous nightlife has made it a hit with holidaymakers from all over the world, but what if you want to experience a Tenerife holiday on an all inclusive basis? Which are the best hotels in Tenerife? As one of the

We took our young children to Royal Son Bou Family Club in Menorca for a holiday recently and can honestly say we were very impressed with this all inclusive holiday resort for lots of reasons.  If you follow my Instagram account you might have caught a glimpse of what we got up to. I’ve got a few blog posts to share with you about our family holiday in Menorca, and I’ll be talking about where we ate, where we visited and what we loved about the island.  First of all I’m going

Taking young children on a city break is not with out challenges, but the rewards far outweigh the hurdles you have to overcome. Staying at the Hilton London Canary Wharf is definitely a good place to consider if you want a successful city break with kids. Our children are 3 and 5 years old, and they had an amazing short break when we stayed with Hilton Hotels recently. As parents, we also got some much deserved down time too, thanks to picking a great hotel to stay in. Stay in

I was very excited about arriving in Berlin.  Not only were the next 24 hours going to be a lot of fun, but the hotel also looked like it was going to be pretty amazing too.  I was going to be staying at the 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin, and it already looked like one of those hotels that I wouldn’t want to leave. 25Hours Hotel Bikini Berlin Review First Impressions As I arrived, guests of the Hotel Bikini Berlin were enjoying a beer in the sunshine and I have to

When your planning a holiday with friends or family, sometimes staying at an airport hotel is a sure fire way to get your trip off on the right foot.  You might have heard that I went to Iceland recently, and we were flying from London Gatwick Airport.  Our flight was at 7am in the morning, so staying at the Sofitel London Gatwick was an ideal way to start our holiday. I was able to drive to London Gatwick Airport from Nottingham at a leisurely pace the day before our trip,

On our recent trip to Amsterdam, we stayed at the Hampshire Hotel on Rembrandt Square.  It was a great location for our trip as it was easy to get to by tram from Central Station and had good access to the attractions we wanted to see.  In particular it was a few tram stops away from Artis Zoo and the Tropenmuseum.  There was also plenty of places to eat nearby, including a Wagamama’s opposite the hotel entrance and lots more options around Rembrandt Square.  This is always handy, especially when travelling

We’ve been thinking a lot about where we want to visit in the UK this year as a family.  One of our travel goals for 2017 is to show the children more of the country where they live.  We are lucky enough to have a lot of beautiful countryside, really historic places as well as some truly stunning coastline to share with them.  We have also discovered a new love for castles and really want more of them to feature in our travel plans for the year ahead. We’ve been

We were absolutely delighted when Premier Inn invited us as a family to stay in their Lewins Mead Hotel in Bristol.  It’s the best compliment a blogger can have when you are able to build a relationship with a brand you love like this.  You might remember, I recently stayed at Premier Inn Stansted Airport before my trip to Venice very recently and had a great experience.  Staying with Premier Inn really added to my holiday experience, but as you know, I wasn’t travelling with my family on that occasion. This time

Holiday Inn Express very kindly invited us to stay at their London Stansted Hotel when we returned from our short city break to Venice.  Our flight from Venice Treviso Airport wasn’t due to arrive at London Stansted Airport until 11.40pm in the evening, so the thought of driving back to Nottingham at that time seemed an incredibly unsafe thing to do.  I’m no spring chicken and I value my sleep, especially after spending the day exploring Venice, making a mad dash to the airport bus stop, and being slightly delayed

When you are trying to book a city break for a girlie weekend, and you live in different parts of the country, things can get a little complicated.  I was planning a trip with a friend of mine who lives in London, and there was definitely a point where we looked like we might not pull it off.  Not one to be deterred, I was confident there was a way to make things a lot easier for ourselves.

Princess and I have been to London to find out all about what is happening this summer with Thomas & Friends at the beautiful Waldorf Hilton Hotel.  We were both very exited as we boarded the train for the big city.  Princess loves Thomas The Tank Engine, so she was really looking forward to the party at Palm Court.  I was looking forward to afternoon tea but also getting a sneak peek inside one of London’s famous luxury hotels. We headed to Aldwych after a slow stroll through Covent Garden.

We arrived at the Holiday Inn 6th Avenue at around 10.30pm and were feeling a little frazzled to say the least.  You can catch up with our story about getting to New York here to find out why.  We were greeted by Carlos, the hotel concierge, who could see we were affected by our day of travelling.  A friendly face was just what we needed after a very long day and Carlos made us feel very welcome and got us a drink while we waited a few minutes for the hotel

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