How to choose a hotel suitable for a holiday with children?

There is a strange myth that vacationing with children is mission impossible. You can find humorous and sometimes even sarcastic jokes on the web about the holidays with children as hell for parents and a series of constant scolding and scandals for the little ones. Is this true? Is it so bad to vacation with children?

In fact, poor organization and excessive expectations can really ruin any vacation. But this applies both to the vacation with children and to the trip without them. However, when it comes to family travel, it’s important that everyone feels comfortable. That way you’ll feel good too. And since children are more special, nay, they are the most special creatures to us, it is always a good idea to first consider whether our chosen vacation hotel is suitable for them. If the place meets their criteria for a good vibe, trust us, you’re in for a good time.

So, how do we organize ourselves perfectly and make our next holiday with children truly unforgettable, and in the entirely positive sense? Start your plan with just that – choosing the perfect hotel. And here are some tips from us.

Safety and security first

It’s been a priority for all of us lately. And if we are with children, health and compliance with anti-epidemic measures are reasons that would currently refuse us or, on the contrary, draw our attention to a certain hotel. Check how committed the hotel is to the task of keeping their guests healthy, but at the same time see what the infrastructure of the place is like. Are there any parts of the hotel that are dangerous for children? Does the SPA center  have a children’s pool? What is the policy with the bedding provided for the youngest?

Every reputable hotel has a separate section dedicated to children on its official page

By looking at it, you can quickly draw conclusions whether this hotel is suitable for your children or not. Check if there is a children’s corner available, but also what it includes. Because just a room with a few stuffed toys scattered on the floor won’t hold the attention of your miscreants for 10 minutes. It is more than recommended to have entertainers in the hotel. Find out, if necessary, even over the phone, about his policy at work. The age for the independent stay of a child in a childcare center without a companion is different. Generally, a child under the age of 4 cannot be entrusted to animators without a parent or adult with them. See if the hotel organizes any special activities and events (children’s disco, hikes, workshops, etc.) for children. These are all chances for you parents to get a breath of fresh air and a break while you are confident that your children are having fun.

Food makes the difference in the competitive tourism field

Or in other words, check the internet for hotel dining reviews. Any mother will feel more relaxed if she knows she is going to a place where her child will have something to eat. This means she can finally rest! At least from the stove and the oven. It is extremely unpleasant to pay for a night with full board and on the very first day to realize that from today until the end of the week, at around 7 o’clock in the evening, you will have to cross the streets of the resort in search of a place where your little one can eat Whatever it was! By the way, your luck may be even worse with you if you are in a small town with a maximum of 2-3 restaurants. So, to summarize: check reviews on the Internet and social networks, what level is the food in the hotel, and above all, is it suitable for children!

We end with one wish: may your next holiday with children be truly perfect. Or at least calm and everyone happy.

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Vanya Grancharova

I actively participate in the cultural life of the tourist destination Bansko and I’m a member of the patriotic association "Dedo Lazko". I combine my commitments to the tourism business with teaching at the high school in Bansko. I am part of the author's team for the adaptation of „Slavic Bulgarian History“ for students. My favorite projects that I develop with passion and enthusiasm are: "Art Idea Bg" company for design, the internet portal for culinary tourism and the "Taste of Bansko" project as entirely my author's spaces.