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Hotels with family rooms /interconnecting rooms

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MargosKaftan · 09/05/2022 17:35

Can anyone recommend a hotel /holiday company to check for family rooms that aren't just "kids sleep on sofa bed", but actual beds? We've definitely seen them with bunk beds for kids or interconnecting rooms (which assume will be spendy), just don't want to go away for a week and the kids nor get proper beds. (If they are uncomfortable they'll end up in with us and then ill get no sleep).

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BookwormButNoTime · 09/05/2022 17:58

This is the bane of my life. No way my (tall for their age) kids can share a double sofa bed. The problem is that many hotels will only confirm interconnecting rooms on checkin so travel companies won’t book them.

I have used Trailfinders for our last few trips and they have always found us great accommodation. But yes, it’s ££££

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MargosKaftan · 09/05/2022 19:12

Thanks! It annoys me that if you go on websites like Tui they have so many pictures of the hotel and normal rooms, because they accept adults want to see where they would be sleeping, yet don't show them with the rooms set up with the kids beds added - generally because they are a camp bed.

Honestly so hard finding a holiday when kids are between "cot" and "old enough to have their own room".

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IAmSantaOhYesIAm · 09/05/2022 19:15

Have you thought about a two bedroom apartment instead of hotel rooms?

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MargosKaftan · 09/05/2022 19:19

We had looked at 2 bed apartments, but selfishly, im done with self catering holidays. It might have to be. Urgh - family friendly hotels that don't cater for families properly are rubbish.

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paxman · 09/05/2022 19:26

In UK or abroad? Where are you looking to go?

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boonducks · 09/05/2022 19:29

Years ago we stayed at HL Playa Blanca (I think). It was a hotel but the accommodation was in proper two bedroom bungalows.
Stayed in a similar place in Zakynthos called Amaryllis.
Mostly we self catered. But that does not mean I ever cooked a meal on holiday, just means different restaurants for every meal.

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MargosKaftan · 09/05/2022 19:30

Abroad. Europe, med. Warm. 1 week and can go any of the first 3 weeks of the school holidays. (After that I have no dog care!) Budget of £5k. 2 adults, 2 kids- this shouldn't be so difficult, thought that was a good budget ! More searching to do...

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BookwormButNoTime · 09/05/2022 19:31

A few places we’ve been to with good accommodation:

Hilton Sorrento (a good number of Hilton’s actually have family rooms)
Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
Martinhal Sagres
Hard Rock Maldives
Sensatori Tenerife
IKOS Olivia

google “aparthotel” so you get the space but also the restaurants.

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AmbushedByCake1 · 09/05/2022 19:35

The Pestana South Beach hotel in Alvor, Portugal has rooms like this. Plus it's on the most amazing beach.

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calmlakes · 09/05/2022 19:37

We also stayed in SunGardens Dubrovnik booked through Jet 2.
A low hassle holiday with a two room apartment on the hotel complex.
We actually hired a car so we could drive about but you didn't need to.

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Crikeyalmighty · 09/05/2022 19:39

@BookwormButNoTime exactly- what the OP needs is a good aparthotel- club pollentia a couple of miles outside Puerto pollensa was good for this- huge complex with nature park, multiple pools, bike trails etc and on good regular bus route - great buffets and apartment style accommodation- kids clubs etc and lots of German and Dutch families.

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MargosKaftan · 09/05/2022 19:42

Thank you for the ideas - will have a Google with wine later !

Not completely dismissing the apartment idea, just found we need a restaurant on site for lunch at least (ideally breakfast too!) or we lose too much of the day getting kids out of thr pool and redressed to walk round finding a restaurant that serves what theyll all eat, end up just having breakfadt and lunch in the villa /apartment.


Of course I'm very happy to be doing something other than fucking glamping in the pissing rain. (Last summer's expensive mistake.)

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calmlakes · 09/05/2022 19:47

The aparthotels mentioned would give you the choice of on site restaurants in the same way staying in a hotel proper does, often these sites have hotel rooms available as well.

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Bigpinkslippers · 09/05/2022 20:01

Mitsis hotels in Greece. They have a bedroom, then a partician with doors to a space with twin beds for the kids. We stayed in one in crete and it was ideal.

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QueryA · 09/05/2022 23:20

We went to the blue lagoon resort in iOS with tui a few years ago. The main reason was they did family rooms which were actually 2 separate rooms one with a double bed and the other with 3 singles. Travelling as a family of 5 is a nightmare but this place was perfect accommodation. The resort was nice too and there is a small water park on site included which the kids loved (apart from the one who was too short)

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QueryA · 09/05/2022 23:20

  • kos not iOS!
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Girlonatubetrain2 · 09/05/2022 23:23

We have stayed at Voyage belek with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom - think they call them the village rooms
We also stayed at the Sueno deluxe in Belek, 2 bedroom 'suite' with 2 bedrooms.
Both could come in under budget, although aware rates are higher this year

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WineIsMyCarb · 09/05/2022 23:25

Definitely recommend TUI, esp now we have 3DC (we are fools!)

Last year went on Friday 'proper package' hol with the older 2 (was pregnant) and booked a 1 bed apart-room in Majorca, all inc. paid about £3.5k. It was bloody brilliant. Have also been doing s catering since DD1 was born.

This year going away with TUI again, this time to Gran Canaria and have 2 bed apart-room. All incl resort. There will be two twin/double rooms and a sofa bed in the lounge. Also cot for baby, so we will be spoilt for choice.

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