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MTT Travel: Martinhal Cascais, Portugal Review

April 13, 2017
Martinhal Cascais review

When you hear the word ‘Portugal’, what do you think? Until a couple of weeks ago I had no strong feelings about the country. In my mind, the mind of one who is not the most geographically inclined it seems, I just thought it was the ‘bit next to Spain that’s probably fairly similar’. It was when I was repeatedly told to eat all those custard tarts that I thought I might be faced with something other than sangria and jamón. Why yes,…

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MTT Travel: Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

July 27, 2016
Stratford Manor Hotel

What makes a hotel truly family-friendly? It’s easy to squeeze a cot in a bedroom and say you’re all up for kids staying, but I find that true family-friendliness is something totally different than just the sleeping arrangements. It’s about whether the children feel happy being there, and the grown-ups, too: how often have you been made to feel uncomfortable for having your children in a hotel’s common areas, or a restaurant? I know I have, probably completely unintentionally, but…

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MTT Travel: The Royal Crescent Hotel, Bath

February 9, 2016
the royal crescent hotel review

I know it’s not just me who finds the endless winter season difficult. Between the stress of Christmas, salve the rain of January and the endless short days… urgh. I crave spring and summer like you wouldn’t imagine. Back in December I was getting close to breaking point. Between all the children’s commitments and my own personal carousel of busyness the whole month had me like the roadrunner. Something had to give – either me or Christmas – and as…

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