HOW TO CHOOSE A HOLIDAY HOTEL WITH CHILDREN
Finally, at the family council, an important decision was made to go on vacation with the baby, the time for rest was determined, and perhaps you already know which country and resort you would like to go to. It remains only to find the best hotels for families with children and make the right choice. Undoubtedly, enough attention should be paid to this issue, having considered several options. Recommended: before calling the travel company or book your favorite hotel on your own, prepare for a conversation with the tour sales manager or hotel manager. It will be nice if you make a list of questions and wishes in advance, and if you are traveling independently, having studied the hotel’s website in detail, you will contact the hotel directly. To ease this important stage of preparation for the holidays a bit, we bring to your attention the main points that should be taken into account when you choose a hotel for families with children.So … Location Check how far the hotel is from the arrival airport. Agree, not a very pleasant prospect after a tiring flight to go for a few more hours in a bus or taxi. It is also important to understand in which part of the resort the hotel is located: in the city center, in a park area, how far from the highway, shops, discos and other noisy places. If it is a seaside resort – how far from the coastline. When choosing, you should not consider hotels located in the city center – as a rule, they are chosen by young people because of their proximity to discos, nightclubs and bars. If we are talking about typically “beach” resorts in countries such as Greece, Spain, Turkey, Egypt, Cyprus, where the hotel itself is already a “resort in a resort”, the ideal location would be the first coastline. The hotels of the second and third coastlines are remote from the sea, and often, to get to the beach, you need to cross the road. With children, such trips can be quite tiring, especially when you have to go the route from the room to the sea and back under the scorching sun. If, nevertheless, the hotel satisfies most of the parameters, but is not on the first line, check if a delivery to the beach is offered. Many family-type hotels provide this service for free. It is worth noting that, as a rule, European resorts are an integral part of the city itself, and the main road of the city with fairly heavy traffic can pass along the first coastline. Be sure to specify this nuance. Also, when choosing a vacation spot with a child, the terrain plays an important role. Sometimes just 50 meters to the beach, but downhill, turn into a real test for mom and baby. Beach Choose resorts and hotels with a sandy or pebble beach. Entering the water on concrete slabs or stones will create many unpleasant, and sometimes dangerous moments. The beach should be fenced, and its territory – well equipped and regularly cleaned. Find out if there are umbrellas and sunbeds and whether you need to pay extra for their use. Sunset at sea should be gentle, not rocky and without sharp cliffs. Also ask if corals, sea urchins, and jellyfish are absent in the water. Baby food at the hotel Often in the list of their services, hotels declare the provision of baby food. Specify what exactly is included in this menu, since the dishes offered at the children’s table do not always correspond to our requirements and ideas about usefulness (instead of cereals, boiled vegetables and mashed potatoes, hotels sometimes offer fast food, french fries, carbonated drinks and pizza ) In addition, ask about the availability of a diet menu that can fully compensate for the lack of a children’s buffet. In some hotels, an individual menu for the child can be ordered for free or at an additional cost. Feel free to clarify all these nuances in advance, because the topic of baby food is almost the most important moment in the matter of rest with the baby, which should be taken care of in advance. And to questions such as “Is it allowed to take baby food with you on board an airplane?”, “What is the best way to feed a child during a trip?” and “What can I offer my baby at the hotel with food?” you must have ready answers before starting the journey. If you are traveling to an exotic country, it is important that the hotel restaurant serves European cuisine. Unusual food with spices can harm the child, and the baby himself may simply refuse to eat “incomprehensible” food for him. If you are bringing all the food with you, consult on the availability of a refrigerator and microwave in the room to warm up the food. Some hotels provide for use sterilizers and bottle warmers, water boilers and other accessories that will facilitate the process of cooking the baby. Also, all restaurants in family hotels offer comfortable highchairs.