There’s great news for parents. Young and old children are welcomed and services are specially tailored to meet their needs in the world’s most child friendly hotels. Our list of the top ten child friendly hotels includes hotels whose approach to making hotels as kid friendly as possible guarantees that they create a perfect environment and ambiance for a relaxing family holiday. All your children’s wants and whims are catered for in the surroundings of these beautiful world-class luxury hotels.
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- 10. Ritz-Carlton, Cancun in Mexico
- 9. Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
- 8. Fota Island Resort Hotel, Cork, Ireland
- 7. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, China
- 6. The One & Only Reethi Rah , Maldives
- 5. Kurland Hotel, Garden Route, South Africa
- 4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- 3. The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk, UK
- 2. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
- 1. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket Thailand
Following are the Top 10 Most kids Friendly Hotels in The World
10. Ritz-Carlton, Cancun in Mexico
The Ritz-Carlton Cancun, Mexico scores high on the list because of their unique approach to baby-proofing the hotel. In their dedicated Itzy Bitzy Ritz Kids rooms babies are welcomed. Telephones light up rather than ringing so as not to disturb sleeping babies, there are beautiful canopy covered cots and cute little miniature clothes hangers. Safety features include bath tap, plug covers, a handy first aid kit and specialised baby toiletries. Older kids are also well catered for with an adventurous kid’s camp and a legion of babysitters when required. Prices start at $300 for a double room in low season.
9. Montage Deer Valley, Park City, Utah
For families who love the adventurous outdoors but also some five star comforts, Montage Deer Valley could not be beaten. Guests can ski on the slopes right outside their front door and there is ski-school for the little ones and snow-boarding for the tweens and teens. In spring time activities for families include nature hikes and fly-fishing. In all seasons kids can earn up to 12 Montage Merit badges mastering new crafts including archery and wildlife spotting. Children will love to meet the resident Bernese Mountain dog and enjoy home-made marshmallows around the fire-pit every night. There’s also arcade games and a bowling alley for teens. Babysitting services are available for parents to get some down time. Room rates are from $900.
8. Fota Island Resort Hotel, Cork, Ireland
Fota Island is close to the lively Irish city of Cork and only minutes from the wonderful Fota Wild Life Park. Kids will love to explore the best wildlife park in Ireland and numerous packages are available. Kid friendly features include a lovely walking trail, a well-structured and organised kids club and top class kid’s dining options. There’s a lovely children’s pool in the Fota Island Resort which is located on a private island and of course reliable baby sitters are available on request. Rooms in the luxury resort are around $200 a night and interconnecting family rooms are available.
7. Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, China
At Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, the staff aim to make children and families as comfortable and welcome as possible. Children’s menus are available in the restaurants and from the room service team as well as colouring books and activities to keep kids occupied. In room amenities include kid size luxury robes, bottle warmers sterilisers and kid’s toiletries. The staff can organise babysitting services and also strollers to allow your family explore the city with ease. Two-bedroom family suites packages start at $712 per night, including treats for the kids and a bottle of bubbly for mum and dad.
6. The One & Only Reethi Rah , Maldives
Surrounded by snow-white sandy beaches and the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean this luxury resort is a child’s dream destination. Relaxing on the beach and playing in the warm water will keep any child satisfied for most of the day. Child dedicated services at the One and Only include free laundry services for youngsters under 2, high quality kid’s menus, toddler and child splash and swimming pools and a varied children’s activity program which includes sushi making and surfing. In room facilities include bottle warmers and baby listening devices. Rooms start at $650 per night.
5. Kurland Hotel, Garden Route, South Africa
In the top 5 children friendly hotels is the lovely Kurland Hotel which is situated in the heart of the Garden Route in South Africa. The hotel could scarcely have invested more in creating a child friendly environment. It has specially designed family rooms furnished with high chairs, real cots and baby monitors. There a lovely bright children’s loft room, a playroom and baby-sitters on request. Shetland pony rides are provided to keep kids happy and a special children’s supper is served every evening. Parents with difficult eaters will be delighted to learn that the chef is always happy to cater for the needs of picky eaters. Luxury family suites are available for $180 bed and breakfast per night per room.
4. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The Emirates palace has a it’s own dedicated kid’s TV channel, a range of specially designed toiletries for kids and babies, bespoke min-robes and pint size slippers. All your child’s needs are catered to including swim nappies, strollers, baby monitors and potties. There’s a world class well organised kid’s club with a range of water sports and activities. If mum and dad want to enjoy a cocktail professional baby sitters are available on request. Emirates Palace uniquely, features a kid’s spa where kids can experience some luxury pampering and a range of beauty treatments including an indulgent mummy and me package. Rooms which sleep 2 adults and a child under 12 begin at $350.
3. The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk, UK
The Ickworth Hotel in the UK is a stately hotel with echoes of Downton Abbey. This hotel is really bucking the trend for adult only and child unfriendly country estate hotels. It is not a stuffy sombre hotel where children are hushed and kept out of sight.. It is unique in its attitude and approach to welcoming children and babies who are actively encouraged to clamber on furniture and enjoy the stately halls and grounds of the expansive country estate. Two hours of complimentary childcare are provided daily and all rooms feature state of the art baby listening service and babysitters are on hand if required. Children have use of tennis courts, bike hire, swimming pool and a cinema room where kid’s movies are shown daily. Horse riding can also be organised. Double rooms with roll out bed or cot cost from$250 per night which includes breakfast.
2. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
This hotel is just a quick ferry ride to the attractions at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It is a magical nautically themed hotel with rooms decked out in cream and blue sure to appeal to any child. There’s a massive waterpark with sandy bottomed pool, feature waterslides, a life size shipwreck and a lazy river in the expansive hotel grounds. Boats can be rented to tour around the lake and there’s also min golf to keep the youngsters entertained. In room amenities include bottle warmers and sterilisers. All the restaurants are family friendly and there’s a supervised activity area for children if parents need a few hours or an evening to themselves or you can engage the Disney one to one in room babysitting service. Room rates begin at $250.
1. JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Phuket Thailand
At the top spot for child friendly and family focus is the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa. The hotel provides a dazzling array of activities for kids and families including yoga, Thai dancing, and batik painting. You will struggle to get your kid’s out of the world class kid’s activity centre but there’s also many activities for the family to enjoy together. There’s a kids and families cooking course which teaches Thai cooking skills but also is a great team building activity. Water sports include snorkelling, island safari and kayaking trips which cater especially for children and families. Kids and teenagers are not left out of the pampering spa experience with a range of treatments geared towards them. Family friendly restaurants provide for all tastes and adventurous eaters can sample some Asian delights. If mum and dad need some time to relax alone then there is a high quality and reliable babysitting service. Prices start at $200 per room.
Travelling with children requires a little more thought and effort and can be stressful for mum and dad. For all those who seek family fun, our list of top ten child friendly hotels features hotels that go the extra mile to ensure a wonderful family holiday is had by all.