Best hotels for kids

Best hotels for kids

Sure, the grown ups may pay the bill and plan the trip, but we all know it’s the kids that are in charge when it comes to a family holiday. And quite right too. If you’re planning a family-friendly getaway and are after a pick to please the whole team, take a look at our line-up of hotels that are carefully catered for travellers of all ages 

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Sol Kathmandu Park & Resort, Majorca 

The kids are alright at Sol Katmandu Park & Resort, in Majorca. Location-wise, it’s a winner. The hotel’s just 45 minutes from the airport and a five-minute walk from the beach, which is easy even for the littlest of legs. Water babies will love the three pools, as well as the splash park that has water slides, jets and tipping buckets. But the biggest draw here has to be Katmandu Park itself. Stay at this hotel and you’ll get free daily entry to the interactive theme park that boasts a 4D cinema, a wild west laser-shoot ride and a 5D Haunted Adventure. There’s even a VIP section just for guests of the hotel.

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Holiday Village Seaview Ibiza, Ibiza 

The Holiday Village Seaview Ibiza (unsurprisingly, based in Ibiza) has kids’ clubs that are split into age groups and run by UK-trained staff, so your little ones can make new friends in fun and safe play areas. The hotel’s on-site waterpark has a Caribbean pirates play area and, like in every Holiday Village, there’s an Aerial Adventure course to take on. If you’ve got teens in tow, the club for 12 to 15-year-olds has everything from David Guetta-style DJ lessons to ‘Water Walkerz’ (AKA human hamster balls on water).
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Aqua Fantasy Aquapark Hotel & Spa, Izmir 

The Aqua Fantasy Aquapark Hotel & Spa, in Turkey’s Izmir,Izmir region, lines up unlimited access to multi-lane flumes, tube slides and a lazy river – and that’s just the start. There’s Treasure Island, an area for smaller kids, which has squeal-inducing jets and sprays. As for the hotel, it’s only a two-minute mosey from your very own private beach, complete with the all-important beach bar and loungers. Away from the water, there’s an American-style bowling alley, or for  
a kids-only foam massage option in the spa – just like a traditional Turkish Hammam, but on a smaller scale. Treat your little ones like the kings and queens they are.  
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Jewel Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 

Taking the whole family doesn’t mean you have to avoid luxury hotels. While Jewel Palm Beachin the Dominican Republicmay seem like it’s just for grown-ups, look closer and you’ll quickly see how much there is on offer for kids. Treasure hunts, camp outs and al fresco movie nights mean you’ll never hear the dreaded words of “I’m bored”. There are even Nintendo Wii and Xbox tournaments for teens over in the games room. Plus, who’s to say the spa is just for sophisticated grown ups? At Dreams Spa, you’ll find kid-friendly treatments like strawberry facials, or chocolate and mint body scrubs. 
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These hotels are great on their own, but they’re even better when you get a free kids’ place. Pay full price for two adults and your little one can go absolutely free. Use this handy free kids’ place finder to snap up yours (T&Cs apply).

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Authors: Lily Owen and Sarah Clayton

Last updated: 10/08/2023