WINNER: GOLD FOR BEST FAMILY TRAVEL BRAND
WHAT: Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts are a collection of four hotels along the coast of Portugal (two in Lisbon, and two in the Algarve) with another to open in 2019. Each property is designed to provide high-class accommodation, restaurants, bars, and kids clubs enabling families to spend time together with a relaxed, yet luxurious five-star environment.
WHY: Leaders in luxury holidays for families, Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts’ special insight into exactly what families need is down to founder Chitra Stern who as mother-of-four genuinely understands what parents want from a luxury family holiday resort. Their amazing attention to detail and ability to cater to every need is confirmed by our Editor Bonita Turner who has stayed at the two Lisbon properties including last year’s Best Family Hotel winning Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites “I couldn’t fault Martinhal for the perfect family holiday – it really had something for us all.” And, Junior’s Travel Writer Karen Beddow added: “Having stayed at all 4 of the Martinhal properties these easily get 5* and highly rated.”
WINNER: SILVER FOR BEST FAMILY TRAVEL BRAND
WHO: SCOTT DUNN
WHAT: Renowned for service, attention to detail and a varied portfolio of family friendly properties and experiences, Scott Dunn have been creating luxury holidays for over 30 years, developing a strong understanding of exactly what works best for families.
WHY: With holidays tailored to meet family’s needs, Scott Dunn take the time to understand what their guests want, require and enjoy to help create the perfect holiday. With 14 Scott Dunn Explorers kids clubs in the Mediterranean, Alps and the Maldives they understand that when kids are happy their parents have the best opportunity to relax and unwind. Junior Travel Writer and seasoned traveller Karen Beddow remarked “With consistently excellent reviews from customers. I can highly recommend Scott Dunn.”
WHERE: Scott Dunn
WINNER: BRONZE FOR BEST FAMILY TRAVEL BRAND
WHO: OLIVER’S TRAVELS
WHAT: Oliver’s Travels is a villa holiday provider specialising in unique family holiday homes. With over 200 properties that have been hand-picked and chosen for their exclusive design, location and most importantly, value.
WHY: Oliver’s Travels founders and friends, Ravi and Oliver offer up an alternative family-friendly style holiday with their selection of personally vetted holiday homes. From relaxed beach houses and opulent castles, to stately chateauxs and rustic villas in popular holiday destinations including France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, the Caribbean and the UK, the possibilities are endless for the perfect family (and multi generational) getaway. Junior Editor Bonita Turner said “The Oliver’s Travels concierge team go above and beyond to recommend destinations that will work for you and have a level of advice that only comes from having insider knowledge of each property – this eliminates that initial pre-holiday booking stress ten-fold.”
WHERE: Oliver’s Travels