Booking.com
Booking.com

Booking.com

If you’re thinking of planning your next holiday but have been stuck for ideas and aren’t sure where to look for next to rest your weary heads at the end of a long fun-packed day,  take a look at Booking.com. They have a huge database of family hotels, B&Bs and apartments around the world, from Amsterdam to Zambia and for all budgets and family sizes.

Scroll down to find out more about some individual holidays with Booking.com.

Whether you’re after a boutique chic pad in Paris so you all can enjoy an amble around the cobbled streets and along the Seine, a modern no-frills fuss-free apartment in Hong Kong for the teens in the gang to go crazy over gadgetry or a cool Caribbean resort packed with stuff to keep everyone happy all day, it’s worth taking a peek at this site. 

The site provides a wealth of information, giving you the low-down on places to stay and what there is to do while you’re there. You’ll find resorts packed with water parks, high rise apartments with fabulous views, basic homestays, lodges, boats, country houses and even luxury tents! Reviews from other users reassure you, or pre-warn you, depending on the content, and you can make your own mind up. It’s always useful to have a mass of unbiased information. 

Use the search facility to type in ‘family-friendly’ and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the amount and variety of options that come up. Of course some old favourites (Skegness, Scarborough, Orlando), but also some surprises, covering places as far removed as Kuala Lumpur or Lhasa. Travellers post their own photos so you can get a real view of what it’s like, rather than the photo-shopped glossy versions and Booking.com post their questions to travellers and their answers on the site for everyone to learn from. 

Whether you’re a family of foodies, culture vultures or adrenaline junkies, you’ll find the perfect place to stay at Booking.com. From family-friendly Amsterdam with its beautiful canals and fun museums, to London, packed with fantastic sight-seeing opportunities, to the Wild West and Silver Dollar City, a cowboy style theme park, from the usual to the unusual; you’ll find it on this site. 

Searching through Booking.com is an eye-opener, leading you to consider places that you might not have considered before. When Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s own theme park pops up on the page as a child-friendly option, it’s hard to resist the lure! 

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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Vietnam
Central hotel with rooftop pool and variety of places to eat in a perfect location to explore Ho Chi Min City.

Namuwoki Lodge

Costa Rica
A small complex of 13 bungalows with pool providing B&B accommodation, situated between the rainforest and beach on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast.

Vestri Pétursey

Iceland
A simple cabin at the foot of the mountains in southern Iceland, comes complete with essentials for a self-catering holiday in a spectacular location.

Brimnes Bungalows

Iceland
Family-friendly wooden cabins sleeping up to 7 people on the edge of a lake in northern Iceland, each with hot tub and the most amazing lake views.

Hotel Reykjavík Centrum

Iceland
A quirky city hotel in a very handy location in the old town area of Reykjavík, built on the remains of historical artefacts and with it's own museum.

Relais & Chateaux Palazzo Seneca

Umbria
A classy hotel in the heart of rural Umbria with amazing spa treatments, cookery classes for adults and free bike hire, plus a handy babysitting service.

The Colonial Guest House

Cape Verde
A family-run hotel in the Portuguese style, full of history and charm and within walking distance of the beach.

Al Wadi Desert (a Ritz-Carlton partner hotel)

Ras al Khaimah
The ultimate desert experience, staying in luxury villas with private pools – some tented – and taking part in unforgettable activities.

The Cove Rotana Resort

Ras al Khaimah
A luxury beachfront hotel with a kids' club, kids' pool, watersports and top-notch fitness/wellness facilities.

Hotel Forza Terra

Montenegro
Small boutique 5-star hotel on the northern coast of Montenegro, perfectly located for exploring the area on bikes provided by the hotel.

Cromer Country Club by Diamond Resorts

Norfolk
A fairly intimate holiday park with an indoor pool, sporting activities and direct beach access.

Costa Nera Suites

Corsica
Luxurious modern apartments with private outside space, a short walk from a white sandy beach.

Strattons Hotel

Norfolk
A child-friendly and dog-friendly boutique hotel with opulent furnishings and top-notch food.

Crvena Luka Hotel & Resort

Croatia
A sleek 4-star complex on a sandy beach near Zadar, with watersports, a spa and bike hire.

Sa Vinya d'en Palerm

Ibiza
Small traditional agroturismo in northern Ibiza offering an experience of the rural Ibizan way of life, bikes included!

Sa Rota d'en Palerm

Mallorca
A finca located in the heart of Mallorca with family apartments, an outdoor pool and owners who bake bread and make jams for breakfast!

LoftOtel Canet

Mallorca
A rural finca with self-catering loft-style accommodation, close to the mountains on Mallorca and just a short drive from the city and beach.

Clos des Coustoulins

Languedoc-Roussillon
A luxurious French property with accommodation, food, childcare and activities included, plus a treehouse where you can sleep under the stars (if you wish!)

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Lapland
Unique and quirky resort, 250km north of the Arctic Circle , where you can meet Santa, stay in an igloo and see the Northern Lights.

Hotel Kalevala

Finland
Go bear watching, ice fishing and rapid swimming at this lake-side family-friendly hotel in eastern Finland.

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The Esplanade Hotel - Family Surf Breaks

Cornwall
An active family holiday on famous Fistral Beach, based at a child-friendly hotel with family rooms for up to six.

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