Top 10 Coolest Baby-Friendly Hotels
Babymoons (a.k.a. holidays for couples expecting their first child) are all the rage at the moment, and while that's all well and good, remember that travel adventures needn't cease once baby is born!
New parents probably need a holiday more than anyone else, but travelling with a baby can be hard work. There's endless baby paraphernalia to cart around and many old favourites will no longer be appropriate destinations with a tot in tow. Thankfully, new parents need not resort to bland, traditional family-friendly hotels for a convenient stay with the wee one. Here are Hotelscombined's 10 picks for the world’s coolest baby-friendly hotels.
1. Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort Spa
Hyatt hotels are a great choice because of their use of the Babies Travel Lite program - a travel service that allows parents to pre-order everything needed for baby online. Anything from formula and diapers to toys and a stroller are available and can be waiting in-room upon check-in. As an added bonus, the Hyatt will even baby-proof the hotel room!
And when it comes to a California seashore stay, there's no hipper location than Huntington Beach, where surfers and sun-lovers flock to enjoy the mellow coastal vibe.
2. QT Sydney
There are four QT hotels across Australia and they're all arty, stylish and eclectic, but the Sydney property is the one that shines with a special Baby Q package.
New parents can unwind in a QT King Deluxe room while baby snoozes in a Leander cot, designed in Scandinavia and made from European beech. And while the adults indulge in a complimentary bottle of French bubbles, baby gets a complimentary iiamo go designer baby bottle as part of the package – an incredible creation which self-heats to the perfect temperature, allowing parents to feed baby on-the-go while exploring Sydney. Did we mention that Mom and Dad also get to enjoy SpaQ treatments?
3. Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel
The picturesque Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel has a helpful baby concierge service that allows guests to pre-book buggies, bottle sterilisers, thermometers, cots and even nappies prior to arrival. There's also a crèche for babies aged six months and older which is assigned one child-minder to every three children.
And if you think your tot has been a little stressed lately, you can always bring him to the spa to learn some baby massage techniques!
4. Anassa Hotel Polis,
Anassa provides ultimate luxury in a secluded bay along western Cyprus, boasting golden beaches that create the perfect Mediterranean retreat.
While mum and dad head to the spa or play a round of golf at the championship course, babies aged four months and above can enjoy the Explorer Children's Club. The club has sections for different age groups, a dedicated sleep room and a milk kitchen so baby will be fully catered for no matter how long it takes to get round the course.
5. Oriental Residence Bangkok
If you’re passing through Bangkok, be sure to check into the Oriental Residence, a five-star property with a chic, modern design that puts out the welcome mat for babies.
New mothers are greeted upon arrival with a gift basket of baby products including shampoo, soaps and baby powder as well as soft towels, cotton wool, a muslin cloth and a teddy bear.
There's also a 24/7 babysitting service so you can relax and explore Bangkok while your baby is safely looked after at the hotel.
6. Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
The ultra-modern and swanky Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai has amazing views over the city as well as the Arabian Sea and can organise baby gear for you upon request.
Commonly requested items include cribs, strollers, car seats, baby bathtubs and high chairs as well as dehumidifiers, sterilisers, nursing bottles and bottle warmers.
7. Pine Cliffs Village Hotel
Also on the Algarve, Pine Cliffs has an excellent children's club called Globetrotters which caters for infants from four months and serves delicious, healthy food created exclusively for the resort. The Globetrotters childcare team will find out about your baby's routine, likes and dislikes before you get to the resort so they can keep him or her happy and settled throughout your stay.
Each nanny takes care of only two children aged three and under at a time, so your baby will get individual attention as well as fresh purees prepared onsite daily – staff can even cater to any special dietary needs.
8. Bedruthan Steps Hotel
Fun and funky, the Bedruthan Steps Hotel in Cornwall’s Mawgan Porth has won numerous awards for its child and baby-friendly services.
You won’t have to load up with baby gear or worry about forgetting anything either because the Bedruthan has it all - from nightlights to baby backpacks. The hotel also has baby and toddler-friendly play areas, toys and games, paddling pools and a learners’ pool for water babies. Moreover, the onsite restaurants all serve up healthy, tasty child-friendly meals.
As well as first-class children’s clubs, there are babysitting services and baby monitors so parents can relax knowing their wee one is safely asleep if they opt to dine later in the evening.
9. Chia Laguna Resort
Perfectly positioned along one of Sardinia’s most beautiful beaches, Chia Laguna provides a complimentary Chia Baby Welcome Service that includes in-room children's foods and baby supplies. A pushchair is provided upon check-in at reception and the accompanying sterilised baby kit includes a cot, change table, milk heater, baby bath, bath toys, and child safety plugs.
There's even a Baby Corner in the onsite restaurants where parents can prep meals for their tots with sterilizing equipment, a milk heater and a blender.
And be sure not to miss out on the evening’s entertainment, which includes an ever-popular Baby Dance (too cute!).
10. Hotel Gansevoort
New York, USA
New York's Hotel Gansevoort is situated within the city’s fashionable meat packing district and is a great choice for young children despite its reputation as a party hotel.
The property welcomes new parents with complimentary amenities such as baby wipes, diapers, baby baths and strollers. The spacious rooms can also easily fit a cot and all of that cumbersome equipment that new parents always seem to lug around!