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8 of the best family-friendly hotels in Europe

For the perfect family getaway

Planning a family holiday for the summer? As important as it is to find family-friendly towns and cities for your stay, it's also worth looking out for a hotel that is well-equipped for children of all ages, with activities and facilities to keep everyone entertained.

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We've rounded up 8 of the most family-friendly hotels across Europe, loved by parents for their kids' clubs, great locations, family rooms and more…

Kiani Beach Resort - Family All Inclusive

Crete, Greece

Kiani Beach Resort, from £178, TripAdvisor

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Kiani Beach Resort is a modern family resort situated directly on the award-winning blue flag beach of Kiani Akti, just outside of Kalyves village in Chania. Bathe in the crystal clear waters of the Cretan sea, or relax by the large swimming pool, dotted with sunbeds and umbrellas where you can enjoy fresh beverages and snacks. With a chilled atmosphere and the sound of the sea waves in the background, surf on the free WiFi, or marvel at the idyllic scenery. Children are treated to entertainment, kids' club, activities and sports while parents can enjoy zumba, morning yoga, and the gym - perfect to keep the whole family entertained.

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Disneyland Resort, Paris

Paris, France

Disneyland Paris, from £139, Wowcher

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Give your children a holiday they'll never forget and indulge in the magic of Disney at Disneyland Paris. With combined hotel and park ticket packages, you'll never find a more unique experience for the whole family to enjoy. For a fabulous price for summer 2022 arrivals, Wowcher is currently offering a two, three or four-night break with park tickets and return flights from London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh, from just £139pp.

Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort

Lake Garda, Italy

Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort, from £214, booking.com

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This four-star hotel is located close to the breathtaking Lake Garda, and set within a large nature park, making it a great place for families to get outside and explore the great outdoors together. While your days could easily be spent wandering around the expansive park, you'll also discover indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a beach, playground, mini club and sailing club at this beautiful resort.

Sani Club

Halkidiki, Greece

Sani Club, from £139, loveholidays.com

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This incredible family resort comprises of four different hotels, each designed to cater for different family configurations. Each hotel has its own childcare facilities for all ages; little ones could head to the Peppa Pig Crèche, older children will enjoy the Melissa Mini Club, while teenagers can meet new friends and try out activities at the dedicated teenagers club. There are even special Sani Resort Academies where youngsters can develop their dance or football skills, training with the Chelsea FC Foundation.

Their parents, meanwhile, can relax on the private beach, go snorkelling or sunbathe by the pool. There is also a spa where tired guests can indulge in some pampering, with massages, facials and scrubs among the treatments on offer.

Kinderhotel Oberjoch

Oberjoch, Germany

Kinderhotel Oberjoch, from £740, tripadvisor.co.uk

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Nestled in the Alps, this leading family hotel will impress children and adults alike. There is no such thing as a dull moment here; as well as a huge indoor play area, there is also an indoor go-kart track, family bowling alley, gym, cinema and theatre. Other highlights include an outdoor playground with a climbing forest, a tube slide over 128 metres in length and a kids' indoor swimming pool. There's something for all the family to enjoy, and while the children are kept entertained and looked after by the professional childcare team, adults can take in panoramic views from the bathing and sauna complex or hit the adults-only lounge. It's truly impressive.

Find out more at tripadvisor.co.uk

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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

Algarve, Portugal

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, from £200, Antarana

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Families can also put their cooking abilities to the test at Anantara Vilamoura Algarve resort's signature Spice Spoons culinary masterclasses. The luxury hotel is also known for its world-class kids' and teens' clubs, a dedicated family dining area with personalised meal plans for babies and toddlers, plus babysitting services that allow parents the opportunity to spend a couple of hours together away from their children.

Legoland Feriendorf

Gunzburg, Germany

LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort, from £155, TripAdvisor

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A must for parents with Lego-obsessed kids, Legoland Feriendorf offers a memorable holiday that all of the family will enjoy. At first glance, this Lego castle hotel looks like it's only tailored towards children, but adults will love the attention to detail and facilities inside. Each room has a separate parents' area with a king-size bed and TV, so they can relax and enjoy downtime after the children have gone to bed. And it's located within a ten-minute walk of the Legoland Park, so families won't have too far to wander home after a fun-filled day at the park. (Photo: LEGOLAND® Deutschland Resort)

Find out more at legoland.de

Ikos Oceania

Halkidiki, Greece

Not only is this hotel ultra-stylish and luxurious, but it's also well-equipped for families, with a number of family rooms and suites on offer, amazing swimming pools and access to an unspoilt beach. There is a programme of events and games for kids every day of the week, while the crèche, kids club and teens' club will all keep youngsters entertained and safe so their parents can enjoy a well-deserved break at the spa or on the beach. (Photo: Ikos Resorts)

Find out more at ikosresorts.com

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