The Best Hotel Crèches In Europe and Beyond (Under 2’s)
A family holiday is so precious. You have time to create such wonderful memories away from the stress and demands of daily life that the investment is invariably worth it. It is also hugely important not to forget each other and yourself and a few hours each day away from parenthood, especially with little ones, can be invaluable.
Of course you can only really relax if you are confident that they are being looked after to the high standards you are used to and they are stimulated and happy. Many hotels claim to be child-friendly but offer little more than a cot and some babysitting.
As long term experts in luxury family holidays we have hand-picked the very best baby and toddler friendly luxury hotels that also offer a good quality crèche for the under two’s.
Martinhal, Algarve: Award winning and apart from an occasional comment about the wind, the reviews are amazing. It is all the little things that are so well thought out that really make a difference. Crèche from 6 months.
Pinecliffs at Sheraton Algarve: Excellent quality and spacious 1-3 bedroom residences with full kitchens and access to all the facilities including a crèche from six months.
Monte da Quinta Suites, Algarve: Enjoy the best of both worlds with a luxurious suite including kitchenette yet resort facilities including a crèche from six months onsite.
Vila Vita Parc, Algarve: The staff, the location and facilities combine to make this probably the best overall hotel in the Algarve for families. Crèche from six months.
Skiathos Princess, Skiathos: Great small and friendly family-owned hotel in fab beachside location. Very good hotel-run crèche from six months.
Sani Resort, Halkidiki: Long-term favourite 5 star for families with excellent dine-around programme and beautiful location on a sandy beach. There are 4 hotels to choose from: Porto Sani Village, Sani Asterias Suites, Sani Beach Club and Sani Beach Hotel. Shared crèche from 4 months.
Danai Beach Resort, Halkidiki: Very individual high quality small hotel, expensive but offers that unique boutique hotel experience. Crèche from four months.
Marbella Corfu, Corfu: Reopening as a family hotel last year it has got off to a great start. Crèche from six months and great value 5 star family accommodation with separate sleeping areas.
Porto Elounda, Crete: The views are truly breath-taking, the sandy cove perfect for little ones and the purpose-built kids centre is fun for all ages. Crèche from six months.
Daios Cove, Crete: Lovely hotel tastefully built into the hillside. Great for kids of all ages with a crèche from six months. I love the one bedroom villas!
Domes of Elounda, Crete: All suite hotel perfect for those who are not ready for a full on family focused hotel. Good crèche from six months though.
Anassa, Cyprus: Top quality for a stylish and pampering holiday with youngsters being truly welcomed. Crèche from four months. Look out for a superb offer from April – June when you can get a second interconnecting room totally free.
Almyra, Cyprus: Great location on the promenade with café’s, bars and restaurants just a short stroll away, perfect if you prefer to avoid the more isolated hotels. Crèche from four months.
Olympic Lagoon Paphos, Cyprus: New hotel opening in June 2015 and one to watch as there are likely to be excellent opening season rates. On a blue flag beach with crèche from six months.
Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, Italy: A beautiful area of Italy which remains relatively undiscovered – the Italians have cleverly managed to keep it to themselves! This hotel is top notch and has a purpose-built crèche from eight months.
Valle dell Erica, Sardinia: Small sandy coves and crystal clear waters for you to enjoy on the stunning North coast of Sardinia. Crèche from 12 months.
Forte Village, Sardinia: Realistically the accommodation is 4 star standard but the facilities for little ones and their parents are 6 stars in my opinion! Crèche from 4 months.
Roca Nivaria, Tenerife: The warm infinity pool is great for little ones and the childcare is free from 10 months!
Carlisle Bay, Antigua: Not cheap but you and your little ones will be wowed! It’s perfect and families get the gorgeous ground floor Beach Terrace Suites with two rooms right on the beach. Crèche from one month.
Anahita, Mauritius: Not just a honeymoon island Mauritius with its lovely climate and sandy beaches is perfect for young families too. Villa accommodation with restaurant or butler service on site. Crèche from six months.