5 Tips for choosing a family friendly hotel – Laterooms Best Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2016 7



When was the last time you had a great experience in a hotel as a family? How do you go about choosing a family friendly hotel?  I know how important it is to feel comfortable when you are staying in a hotel when you have children.   I am delighted to be working with Laterooms and to be able to share with your this year’s Best Family Friendly Hotel of the year.

5 tips for choosing a family friendly hotel. What you need to consider when choosing a hotel room for your family.

I love exploring new places wth my family and often finding a great quality value hotel can be somewhat challenging.  This is where Laterooms steps in.   The LateRooms.com Simply the Guest Awards are the only industry accolade to be decided solely by genuine guest reviews, which means that they are a fantastic representation of the hotel.

Laterooms Best Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2016

Are you ready for the drum roll……………..

The Spalite Hotel in Gloucester

5 tips for choosing a family friendly hotel. What you need to consider when choosing a hotel room for your family.

The Spalite Hotel prides itself on being able to offer guests a welcoming experience that no other big chain can offer, with home comforts, customer service with a smile and catering for every guests needs.

Frank Marsh, owner of Spalite Hotel, said: “We always aim to provide a welcoming environment at the hotel, where customers feel like it’s their second home. Putting our guests first and listening to what they say has helped us provide first class service, which has been rewarded in the wonderful feedback we’ve always received.”

We are looking forward to giving the Spalite Hotel a visit and checking our the service ourselves.

Each room comes with a flat-screen TV as standard and  team at Spalite Hotel pride themselves on their relaxed and friendly approach.  They aim to put parents and their children are instantly at ease. Breakfast is available at a time to suit your family and makes sure you are set up for a day of family fun.

5 tips for choosing a family friendly hotel. What you need to consider when choosing a hotel room for your family.

5 Tips for choosing a family friendly hotel

  1. Location – I always try and pick a hotel that is central to where we are visiting.  Ideally within walking distance of the attractions we are hoping to visit and even better within walking distance of a park or green space!
  2. Soundproofing – I always ask what the noise is like in the rooms.  Not just from the corridor traffic, but also so I do not have to worry about the early morning noise that my tribe might make.
  3. Food – I am lucky that my boys eat pretty much everything, but it is worth checking that there are at least a few family friendly items on the menu and that they are a reasonable price.
  4. Beds and rooms – Now my boys are 10 and 11, I always check that they will be full-size beds or that there is the possibility of connecting rooms.   Also do not be afraid to ask about the possibility of a larger room.   Also check if they have cot beds for younger children.
  5. WiFi – Free WiFi is now top of my list of needs when we visit a hotel.  Not just for me when the boys are asleep, but also so they can use the Ipad early on a morning.  Plus if you have teens, then WiFi is definitely a must.

5 tips for choosing a family friendly hotel. What you need to consider when choosing a hotel room for your family.

What do you think makes a great family friendly hotel?  Is it the rooms, the people or something else?  I would love to know how you go about choosing a family friendly hotel and what you consider essential or nice to have?

We are going to be taking a trip to Gloucester to The Spalite and it is not somewhere we have visited before.   So I need your tips for what to do there with tween boys.

5 tips for choosing a family friendly hotel. What you need to consider when choosing a hotel room for your family.

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7 thoughts on “5 Tips for choosing a family friendly hotel – Laterooms Best Family Friendly Hotel of the Year 2016

  • Sonia

    Family friendly for us is the ability to accommodate five of us! I find this really limiting and have to book way in advance or bring my mum so we can occupy two standard rooms- though this won’t be such a problem when the kids are older and wasn’t much of a problem when the youngest was still in a cot! Wifi- a must! Food- when abroad, all-inclusive is the way to go for us at the moment as it just gives J and I the break that we are looking for in a holiday. Quality kids clubs with activities that the kids can do as much or little as they like. x

  • Mary Louise

    Luckily i usually follow all of your tips but never though to ask if rooms are soundproof. The room is important to me as a base to be comfortable.

  • oana79

    Interconnecting rooms when travelling as a family are a must, they allow you to relax with a glass of wine once the kids are in bed or simply enjoy your own choice of TV channel, lol. Breakfast included is nice also, it makes mornings much easier and enjoyable.xx

  • Paul Langley

    This is some really great advice for anyone looking for a hotel for their family to stay in. A lot of these are things I never would’ve thought about, like soundproofing; knowing that you’re going to make noise leaving in the morning, and being confident in not waking anyone is a great asset. And I agree that WIFi has become an essential when choosing a hotel.

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