If you are looking to book in your next family trip, selecting the right family accommodation for the holiday is one of your first tasks; but finding the right option can be tricky, particularly if you are travelling with a larger group of people. Whilst it is not an envious task, there are a few key indicators you can keep an eye out for to help you pick the best accommodation available. Keep reading to find out what they are.
- What are the childcare facilities like at the family accommodation?
When travelling in a family, you need to prioritise care for the children. Have a look if the family accommodation you are looking at offers any childcare facilities. This can give you the chance for a break away from the kids and a chance to unwind. This will be easier to find in hotels but more difficult in other forms of family accommodation.
- What do the online reviews say about the business?
Online reviews are a great way to work out which family accommodation options please their customers and which leave them wanting. Some of the best sites to go to include Trivago, Trip Advisor and Yelp. Remember that a five-star rating is not always needed to indicate that a business will make good family accommodation.
- Work out if the family accommodation has the right amenities
Amenities can make a big difference in the overall quality of your stay. Added extras like saunas, outside pools, spas and restaurants are good ways to unwind. Make sure you read up on the accommodation’s policy before you visit if they do offer their amenities some of them may have a ‘no-children’ policy.
- Work out if the hotel has been renovated
the general condition of the accommodation you are staying in can make a big impact on the overall quality of your stay. If the walls are tacky and the mattress is in poor condition this can negatively impact on the quality of your sleep and stop you from getting the most out of your stay.
When looking for your family accommodation online, try to find listings with a lot of pictures. You can then try to work out if the rooms have been recently refurbished or not. That being said, you should not judge a book by its cover and sometimes older hotels and apartments can be great places to stay.
Try to consider all 4 areas and more when making your pick
These are not definitive areas that can immediately show if a serviced apartment or hotel will make good family accommodation or not. You should consider them all and other areas such as price, location and the length of stay before making your decision. Remember to check any online reviews, unique features and star ratings before you book so you can be sure you are staying in a place your whole family will enjoy.