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The best babymoons for parents-to-be

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

First child on the way? Feeling a complex mix of outright terror and giddy anticipation? Sounds like you need a break. Here are a few babymoons for parents-to-be…

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What’s the one thing guaranteed to make keep your little ones happy on holiday (apart from, say, rooms that look like they were created by a Lego master builder)? A great beach. Luckily, our four newest family-friendly hotels all come with suitably sandy stretches nearby – yes, even stylish self-catering city stay DestinationBCN. Here’s our […]

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Eight great family hotels for Easter

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Sunshine and a slew of spring flowers, lush green lawns and child-luring chocolate displays in the shops can only mean one thing: Easter is nearly upon us. We’ve dusted off our egg-collecting baskets and gathered up a selection of our favourite short-haul family hotels for Easter – all with availability over the long bank-holiday weekend – […]

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Want to ride camels across dashing desert terrain, lunch with Berber locals and learn how to DJ on a star-lit roof terrace – before snacking on campfire-toasted s’mores? We’ve picked our five favourite hotels for activity-filled family holidays in Moroocco, from jewel-toned Marrakech riads to chic coastal villas in Essaouira and designer stays in Ouarzazate. […]

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What’s your family’s idea of paradise? For us, it’s sparkling waters to splash in, a beach with swaying palm-trees and as much playing and lazing as you can fit into tranquil, sun-kissed days. This month, we’ve hauled ourselves off our sunloungers and dug up a tropical treasure trove of child-friendly hotels for Smith & Family: two […]

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Too drizzly for Devon? Too cold for Corsica? This month, we’ve travelled far and wide to round up new exotic kids on the Smith & Family block, including Soneva Kiri, which scooped the gong for Best Family Hotel at the recent Smith Hotel Awards. Two child-friendly Australian getaways, two stylish family escapes in Thailand, and […]

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We’ve already offered our insider tips for London half-term activities, but it’s not too late to pack up your bags and your brood and jet off to one of Smith’s hand-picked family-friendly half-term hotels in still sun-kissed European climes – how about a 17th-century Corsican estate or a fairy-tale Puglian castle? We also have some staycation-worthy British boutique hotels, […]

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Two poolside Moroccan gems, two couldn’t-be-more-different lodges and one regal redbrick retreat in Exeter: this month we’ve rounded up a scattering of child-friendly hotels in rugged Morocco, windswept France, rugged Spain and good old Blighty. Whether you fancy clambering up to a treehouse, steaming yourself floppy in a hammam or sliding your way down the sunny […]

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