Award Winning Family Friendly Accommodation for 2012

Last Updated on May 21, 2013 by

 Travelling alone is one thing, but travelling with a family is a whole different game! Well HostelBookers have done some leg work and found you the top family friendly accommodation in the world.  All the properties listed have been awarded the 2012 Awards of Excellence and are based on the independent ratings from family’s that travelled with HostelBookers.

If you haven’t been to Vietnam, great! That means you could stay in the Sai Gon Sports 3 Hotel. This is one of the family friendly options for a variety of reasons. First of all, Ho Chi Minh City is ginormous, hectic and can otherwise stress out a family of travelers if they can’t get their bearings. Sai Gon Sports 3 Hotel is located smack dab in the city center close to all the sights, and offers airport pick-up service. 24 hour room service means all your needs are quickly met, and an advanced security system keeps the family safe. Its rooms have two beds and a bathroom, with cable TV to keep the kids happy and Wi-Fi to please the adults.

Sai Gon Sports Hotel

In the European theatre, the prize goes to Pensao Royal of Lisbon, Portugal. This lovely place is situated in one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. Its private rooms come equipped with a plasma screen TV, and each has its own bathroom. Families need their privacy even in budget accommodation, and Pensao Royal delivers. One of the best features they offer is the washing machines, where you can make sure kids have a clean set of trunks for that royal blue surf.

Fly over to the Americas, where in the United States we find our third best-of family accommodation. Los Angeles is lucky to have Venice Beach Cotel, a superb hotel situated right along the city’s most renowned strip of sand. The hotel occupies the “Botticelli on roller skates” building (ask when you get there). Its ocean-facing lounge bar is perfect for relaxing with the family and taking in the sunsets, while during the day the beach activities are right there at your doorstep. Coffee is free, an agreeable touch for parents or parent having to look out for a youngling. Fun stuff like ping pong and loaned-out boogie boards give the kids something to do.

Space Hotel

Finally, in the Oceania one of the best family hotels is Melbourne Australia’s Space Hotel. This sophisticated establishment sells itself as a stylish budget luxury hotel, something that should most definitely speak to the traveling family. The hotel is located in a popular and safe district just outside of the city center and very close to all the nightlife. You’ll fall in love with their “spaces”, which range from a movie space to a workout and games space, everything the family expects from a homey experience.


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