Sometimes when travelling with children it can be exhausting, especially if the hotel you choose is not equipped to cater to the needs, wants, and desires of kids. Little things like having video games in the room, toys and puzzles available, and even more important a balanced and healthy menu appealing to kids. Safety, play areas, location, ease of access and kid friendliness are of the utmost importance when booking a hotel for your whole family.
Not all family friendly hotels are created equal. While some cater to smaller children, others cater to families travelling with older children and teenagers. These accommodation options have things like adjoining rooms so everyone can still have some peace and privacy.
Bed & Breakfasts can also be a superb option for families travelling. Many times there are kitchen facilities, or barbecue areas cutting the cost of meals. The other advantage is getting out of the CBD, and the hustle and bustle and either out into the more beautiful outskirts, and suburbs, or the heritage listed areas within the CBD.
The Best Family Friendly Hotels in Brisbane
For a hotel that really knows how to treat children as pampered guests, and give parents the peace of mind that the hotel cares is Family & Novotel in Brisbane with their Family Spirit campaign. The Family Spirit packages have benefits like 5:00 pm checkout on Sundays, healthy menus for kids that are also appealing to them. There are play areas designed with kids from 2-16 years old and they are separated to prevent fights. A special welcome package is provided and a personalized gift. There is also an assortment of unique kid themed bedding that is available on a first come first serve basis upon check in.
If you are going to need a babysitter or nanny while you are travelling then the Gambaro Hotel provides assistance to families that is second to none. The concierge staff are adept at finding family friendly attractions, but even more important can assist with finding a babysitter or nanny in the Brisbane area. This service provides a lot of peace of mind. The Gambaro also have 2 bedroom suites available and many rooms that inter joined for larger families or families travelling with older teenagers. Some of the goodies include fresh baked cookies, activity books, movie library appropriate for family viewing, and children amenities like child size bathrobes.
For the ultimate kid adventure head to the Gold Coast and stay at Paradise Resort. The kid room choices at this kid themed resort are amazing. With choices of bunk beds, and aquarium rooms, with toys and games families will never be bored. If the trip is for the kids this location is close to Surfers Paradise and between the activities and entertainment available at Paradise Resort, and Surfers Paradise families could spend a week and not repeat the same activity twice.
Another fabulous kid themed resort at the Gold Coast is the Turtle Beach Resort . The pool area by itself is worthy of kids approval especially the Splash Zone with four water slides, two toddler slides, water cannons, a dumping bucket and more. Club Turtle Kids Club has grown in popularity too, there are three session per day for up to 24 children per session. Kids Club has a range of activities for kids from ages 4-12 and a meal is included in each session, morning, afternoon, and evening.
The Best Bed & Breakfasts in Brisbane
For a luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation just 2km from the Brisbane’s CBD look no further than the Brisbane Milton B & B. Doesn’t matter what time of year it is breakfast can be enjoyed on the verandah. The menu is updated with whatever is in season, eggs are free range organic, as are the fruits, and are sourced from Organic Farm Share. There are three different suites to choose from each with its own unique design. All of which are tranquil and relaxing.
Experience Victorian history in the heart of Brisbane. Stay in this heritage protected home instead of a hotel or motel. The Number 12 Bed & Breakfast has 4 suites to choose from. All elegantly furnished with strict attention to detail using antiques. The beds are king single sleigh beds. Even though it may seem like you have stepped back to 1907 by the looks of the place modern amenities abound with digital TV/DVDs and Wifi access throughout.
For the more modern traveller One Thornbury Boutique B&B is a striking choice. Although the home was built in 1886 in Spring Hill it has a character building distinction instead of heritage protected. This B&B is modern, and stylish and best of all is budget priced. Everything about this place is modern and convenient. The LCD televisions, the reverse cycle AC units, free wifi, quality linens, and more. Everything to make this a wonderful home away from home.
For what is thought to be the oldest surviving Bed & Breakfast in Brisbane we bring you Annies Shandon Inn, which has been in continuous operation for 120 years. There are 19 rooms, every one comes with air conditioning, and fun family photos from the history of the hotel. Many of the units are also equipped with kitchenettes making it easier for meal planning on a budget. Experience the generations who came before in this charming B&B. What many believe to be Brisbane’s original.
There are so many options for families travelling to Brisbane. Whether travelling on a budget, or money is no object there will be a choice to please. If you need childcare facilities or a nanny some of the hotels will help you arrange that. Many of the places we mentioned have pre planned activities available for children, but every option on our list is great for families, it just depends on what your family needs and wants.