Hotel Collection

Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort

adare-manor-house
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Adare Manor offers luxurious rooms that function well for families in a magical castle setting. The ambiance of the hotel and grounds is like stepping back in time, without sacrificing modern amenities. The property is spacious and serene, while offering many activities for every generation to enjoy. The pool is a real treat for young children,…

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1

antica-torre-two-bedrooms
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 is in a fabulous central location, steps from the Ponte Vecchio and the Arno River, and a short stroll from Florence highlights the Uffizi Gallery, Galleria dell’Accademia and Duomo. Despite the ‘heart of Florence’ location, the hotel feels quiet and peaceful, especially at night. The ambiance is upscale, yet comfortable, and…

Ashford Castle

ashford-castle-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Staying at an Irish castle is an experience not to be missed. Ashford Castle was built 700 years ago and a visit is like going back in time. The setting and grounds are absolutely breath-taking. Although the property is one of Ireland’s landmark luxury hotels and known for romance, it’s kid-friendly too. As well as…

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel

Suite_St-Moritz_Living_205_H_01
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has a wonderful indoor pool and fantastic mountain views. Although this is one of Switzerland’s landmark luxury hotels, it is very child-friendly. My kids enjoyed the Heidi House – a supervised play area with activities and movies. There is special attention paid to families, with a kid’s welcome gift and the staff…

Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

bailiffscourt-hotel-and-spa-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa and spa is as enchanting as its history. It appears to be an ancient Medieval estate, complete with manor house, church, feudal cottages and outbuildings. But all is not what it seems. It never was. The buildings weren’t actually built until 1927 when Lord Moyne (of Guinness brewery fame) commissioned an…

Ballyfin

ballyfin-aerial
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Like being set inside an Irish novel, visiting Ballyfin will blow your mind. It’s so far and above anything I’ve ever experienced anywhere. To call it a hotel is not adequate. The staff are like long-lost family, welcoming you home to rooms filled with art, antiques, books and stories of this former school-turned-luxury hotel. The…

Belmond Villa San Michele

villa-san-michele-italian-garden-and-view
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The former monastery with gorgeous hill-top views of Florence feels a world away from the bustling city yet a complimentary shuttle transports guests to the main tourist area in 15 minutes. Although this is a luxury, old-world property, there are many fantastic onsite amenities for children including a cooking school (6 to 14 years old), painting lessons,…

Borgo Pignano

borgo-pignano-swimming-pool
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: HotelVilla
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Borgo Pignano is a beautifully appointed Tuscan borgo (village) — with a villa, a church and several farmhouses — that transports guests to the age of the Italian Renaissance while retaining modern comforts and an upscale ambiance. Families feel right at home in spacious accommodations and quickly become part of the Borgo Pignano family while playing games on…

Bovey Castle

bovey-castle-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Bovey Castle is the epitome of a British fairytale hotel. And, from a child’s point of view, it really is magical. There is a parrot awaiting to chat with them in the lounge, chickens with eggs for them to collect in the coop, wriggling ferrets to pet, and an extensive Bovey Rangers kids’ program and…

Country Club Lima Hotel

country-club-lima-hotel-night
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Built in 1927 as a polo club, the atmospheric Country Club Lima Hotel, offers a five-star experience to families from start to finish. With just 83 rooms, the hotel has an intimate ambiance, yet the big perk for families is access to places for kids to play including the onsite swimming pool and access to an adjacent…

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello

fairmont-le-chateau-montebello-lobby-lounge
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Fairmont Le Château Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin, exudes classic Canadian charm. Set on the beautiful Ottawa River, scenic views greet guests at every turn. Spacious guest rooms are chalet-style with wood beams and logs, consistent with the public areas of the hotel. In addition to seasonal sports like cross-country skiing and kayaking, a…

Four Seasons Hotel Firenze

four-seasons-hotel-firenze-lobby
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Set in a jaw-dropping 500-year-old palazzo and 16th century convent, staying at the Four Seasons Hotel Firenze (Florence) is a spectacular treat for every age and stage. This old world masterpiece is also home to the largest private botanical garden in Florence, which provides a glorious open space for kids to safely and happily roam. There’s…

Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire

four-seasons-hotel-hampshire-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Four Seasons Hampshire is one of the UK’s top luxury countryside resorts. The term luxury is so loosely banded about nowadays, but from the moment you start the ascent up the drive past the fields of ponies waiting to be ridden and the beautifully manicured formal English gardens, you suspect that you might be in…

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

grand-hotel-excelsior-vittoria-exterior-view
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Dating back to 1834, this 98-room landmark hotel in Sorrento has been run by the same family for five generations. The cliff-side setting at the Grand Hotel Excelsior is stunning and guests are immersed in old-world beauty at every turn. One feature we love is the fragrant gardens and orchards – a perfect place to…

Grand Hotel Stockholm

grand-hotel-stockholm-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The Grand Hotel is the Grand Dame of Stockholm and is located across from the Royal Castle. What better view to wake up to with your children? This is also the hotel where the Nobel festivities used to take place. The 300-room Grand Hotel is located right in the heart of Stockholm within walking distance…

Grand Hotel Tremezzo

grand-hotel-tremezzo-facade
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Lake

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is perfectly positioned for exploring Lake Como with kids. This lakefront gem has multiple swimming pools, including a “floating” pool on the lake with a beach, as well as a lovely garden.  Although the hotel has an old-world ambiance in the public areas, guest rooms have been thoroughly renovated with modern…

Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo

hotel-ponte-al-mocenigo-courtyard
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Old World

The Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo is a hidden gem for families seeking value-oriented accommodations in Venice. Convenient to both the Venice train station and the Rialto area, and just steps from a vaporetto stop on the Grand Canal, it is also situated in a genuine residential neighborhood away from the bustle of cruise ship tourists. Rooms…

Hotel Alfonso XIII

hotel-alfonso-XIII-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Staying at Hotel Alfonso XIII in Seville is like taking a literal step back in time. This luxurious property, built in the 1920s, has been renovated throughout rooms and public spaces. Suites offer space and privacy, with separate living and sleeping areas and beautiful views over the neighboring regal parks. The pool and lounge areas make a wonderful setting to cool off…

Hotel Flora

hotel flora garden
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Hotel Flora is a true gem in Venice, a city known for overpriced hotels. This 45-room family-run hotel is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square, with very central access to all of Venice’s main attractions. Although the property is off one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the city,…

Hotel Regency Firenze

hotel-regency-firenze-urban-garden
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Hotel Regency is an old-world boutique accommodation on a leafy square in Florence. A highlight for families is that this square includes a park with a lovely playground for young children. The staff and ambiance at Hotel Regency are unbelievably intimate and friendly — it feels more like staying at an elegant guest house than a hotel…

Hotel Ritz Madrid by Belmond

hotel-ritz-madrid-facade
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The Ritz Madrid is one of the great luxury hotels of Europe. Built in 1910, its construction was intended to establish Madrid as a landmark destination in Europe, competing with cities such as Paris and London. Its grand foyer, dining rooms, and opulent guest rooms are stunning, and make guests really feel as though they…

Hotel Villa Cora

villa-cora-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Hotel Villa Cora is a beautiful luxury hotel just on the edge of Florence. With easy access to the city and spectacular views of the city and the countryside, it provides a perfect solution for families who want to stay out of the hustle and bustle of Florence but still be close to Tuscany’s main attractions for day…

In Piazza della Signoria

in-piazza-della-signoria-breakfast-room
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Old World

In Piazza della Signoria, a renovated 15th-century palazzo next door to the Gucci Museo, is a fantastic find for families seeking both value and character in the very heart of Florence. The 10 rooms are simple but spacious, clean and comfortable, and bathrooms are handsomely appointed. Each room is uniquely decorated with antiques and named…

Lamanai Outpost Lodge

lamanai-outpost-lodge-cabana-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Old World

Lamanai offers small cabanas with thatched roofs in a jungle setting with beautiful views. Cabanas are comfortable with ceiling fans, indoor plumbing and double beds on wooden frames with very comfortable mattresses. Lighted pathways lead to the open air dining room where all meals are communal but not family style. The property has lush vegetation…

Le Fleuray Hotel

le-fleuray-hotel-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Countryside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Le Fleuray is family-owned and the warm, inviting atmosphere makes guests feel right at home. Located in the heart of the Loire Valley in a tranquil and rural setting, the hotel is close to the best vineyards, castles, and towns to explore with kids. The restaurant features gourmet food from the region and in warmer months, it’s…

Liassidi Palace Hotel

liassidi-palace-hotel-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

The Liassidi Palace has a beautiful courtyard for relaxing between sightseeing excursions, and looks onto a pretty canal. The hotel is located slightly off the beaten path, but still centrally positioned for all the major Venice attractions. The staff is friendly and helpful. Cribs are available for babies and toddlers. Rooms are spacious and clean.

Locanda Di Bagnara

locanda-di-bagnara-town-romagna
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Centrally located near the A-1 super highway, the hotel sits on the piazza of the sleepy little town of Bagnara di Romagna. The large rooms are luxurious and include breakfast. The location makes a nice home-base for area exploration including Imola, Ravenna, and Bologna.

Luna Hotel Baglioni Venice

luna-hotel-baglioni-lobby
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The Luna Hotel Baglioni, one of Venice’s grand hotels, is an old-world, opulent Venetian palace ideally located just steps away from St. Mark’s Square, making it extremely convenient. Luxurious rooms (including connecting options) and suites are very spacious; a special few signature suites are absolutely massive, with private terraces boasting wonderful Venice views. The award-winning onsite…

Marbella Club

marbella-club-entrance
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

Staying at Marbella Club is like staying in a small village with great amenities and services at every turn. With 84 rooms, 37 suites, and 14 villas, there are a number of accommodation categories that work well for families. The beach is wonderful and a fantastic place for children to play; meanwhile, the spa offers…

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

la-costa-resort-swimming-pool
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, in San Diego’s North County, is a dream destination for kids as well as parents. Little ones are greeted with a welcome gift at check-in, and on any given day, the menu of family activities might include surf lessons, wildlife shows, s’mores roasting and more. The Spanish Colonial-style buildings…

Palazzo Schiavoni

palazzo-schiavoni-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Palazzo Schiavoni is a 400-year-old palazzo on a small canal within a five-minute walk of San Marco. Spacious apartment-style units accommodate families well. Rooms are traditional with basic kitchenette facilities. There are no other real amenities available here. The benefit for families is the value-oriented pricing, space with children, and convenience to Venice attractions.

Renvyle House Hotel

renvyle-house-hotel-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Seaside

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Renvyle is in a truly stunning location on a peninsula on the west coast of Ireland. It is a commitment to navigate the single-lane, rural roads to get here – Renvyle is about 90 minutes (by car) west of Galway City, just outside Clifden in Connemara. The stark scenery is breathtaking and the destination is…

Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa

schloss-fuschl-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Resort
  • Location: CountrysideLake

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Schloss Fuschl Resort & Spa is a beautiful, historic hotel located on the banks of Lake Fuschl outside Salzburg, Austria. The renovated castle-hotel feels like it’s set in a fairytale. Rooms are elegant and traditional with modern amenities. Many of the rooms, suites, and cottages have lake views. The surrounding area is gorgeous. The concierge can help with hiring…

The Scotsman Hotel

the-scotsman-hotel-northbridge-view
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

Situated in the old town of Edinburgh, just off the Royal Mile, The Scotsman Hotel is located in the former Scotsman newspaper headquarters. The restaurant has a nice morning breakfast and good variety meals throughout the day. The hotel is quirky but charming. The onsite indoor pool and work out facilities are nice, although the…

The Westin Excelsior Florence

the-westin-excelsior-florence-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City

  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Old World

The panoramic views of Florence from the Arno-facing rooms at the Westin Excelsior are glorious and one of the reasons why this hotel is a Ciao Bambino favorite for a luxury city stay. The ambiance is grand and old-world, a fun way for families to experience another age. The tradeoff is that the rooms are…

Waldhaus Sils

waldhaus-sils-winter-mountain-exterior
  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains

  • Standard: Upscale
  • Style: Old World

The position of this hotel in a forest above a village is magical, and the landscape is gorgeous. Many guests have grown to love the family that runs Waldhaus Sils, as well as the staff and the people who go there. This is not one of those kids’ hotels where guests are surrounded by animation.…