In May this year we had the pleasure of staying at the Swainswood Leisure Park and Spa. Located in the heart of the National Forest this country retreat is nestled in woodland just outside the market town of Ashby de la Zouch. Accommodation onsite is made up of two and three bedroom lodges. Most of the lodges have private hot tubs that are ready to use the minute you check…

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We recently spent five nights at the fabulous Wychnor Park Country Club by Diamond Resorts. Nestled on the 55 acre Wychnor Estate in the Staffordshire countryside this hotel is full of country charm. Accommodation onsite is made up of self contained one to three bedroom apartments and cabins. Entry to the resort is down a little country lane (we did think we were going the wrong way at first!) As…

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We recently needed one nights accommodation as a stop gap before moving into our new house. We always tend to book hotels using comparison websites and on this occasion it just so happened that the Alton Towers Hotel was the cheapest on the day! This was because the park was closed the next day. Splash Landings, Alton Towers famous water park was open although this was not included in the…

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During a recent stay in Antwerp we booked the Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City North for one night. We booked via booking.com as we always tend to do. We booked a family room for a Friday, the rate included a continental breakfast. Parking is available at the hotel at a cost of €17 per night (correct 2017). It’s worth mentioning that the parking entrance is about 100 yards past the…

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We are always on the look out for great family friendly accommodation. We definitely prefer to stay in apartments or aparthotels with separate living and sleeping areas. The amount of times we have had to sit in the dark trying to get our son to sleep! During our recent trip to Barcelona we chose to stay at Happy Apartments. We booked a two bedroom apartment via booking.com as we always…

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