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There is a distinct shift in children of a certain age. Not yet fully-fledged adolescents, they are too grown up to be satiated by the offering of a young kid's club to keep them entertained on a family holiday lasting more than a weekend. So whether a hotel offers up ever-popular Wii stations in-room or water sports and activities perfect for pre-teens, horse riding and jet skiing or language lessons and art classes, our selection of luxury, family-friendly hotels have an excellent array of fantastic offerings for boys and girls not ready for a teen club with its discos and sleepovers, but too old for the storytime comforts of baby and toddler clubs.
Loews Regency New York
Having reopened after a generous $100 million refurb, the stunning Loews regency New York resides just steps away from Central Park, Madison Avenue, and Museum Mile.
Having reopened after a generous $100 million refurb, the stunning Loews regency New York resides just steps away from Central Park, Madison Avenue, and Museum Mile. With no less than 328 apartment-styled guestrooms and 58 suites that are ideal for those travelling with children, the views of the infamous skyline,...New York See this Hotel & Book
Lime Wood is as unique as it is beautiful. Between the Herb Garden spa and the bike rides, the family cottages and Angela Hartnett heading the kitchen, you'll never want to leave.
What is so striking about Lime Wood is the incredible attention to detail that has gone into, literally, everything. The design and aesthetic is faultless. Every cushion is tossed with perfection; every napkin folded, just so. But it isn't in any way formal or intimidating and it is surprisingly family-friendly. The...United Kingdom See this Hotel & Book
The Setai, Miami Beach
The new suites at The Setai, Miami Beach promise family-friendly luxury, oceanfront happiness and multiple swimming pools for kids to play the day away.
The Setai, Miami Beach was voted “Best Hotel in Miami” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in November 2013 and with very good reason. Between the achingly cool Art Deco strip along South Beach, the eclectic mix of fabulous restaurants in Little Havana and the endless miles of sandy beaches that wrap around the...Miami See this Hotel & Book
The St Moritz Hotel
With the St. Moritz hotel you can satisfy everyone from spa goddesses to budding surfers, keen fishermen and even tiny babies.
The St Moritz Hotel in Cornwall is a stunning property right on the edge of Greenaway Beach, that pays as much attention to its little guests as it does their parents. There are sweeping penthouses, apartments and villas to choose from (aside from the hotel rooms) that offer self-catering options, ideal if away as a...United Kingdom See this Hotel & Book
Mosaic Palais Aziza and Spa Hotel
A stunning and very luxurious family-friendly hotel in the coveted Palmerie area of Marrakech.
The stunning Mosaic Palais Aziza and Spa Hotel in the exclusive Palmerie area of the city promises to allow parents some romantic time alone while keeping children very well occupied. Between the camel rides, the organised visits to the souk (which you’ll appreciate if you’ve never been before – you can get...Marrakech See this Hotel & Book
The Pig on the Beach
The Pig on the Beach is a blissful, beautiful and very well curated country house hotel in, arguably, one of England's most beautiful spots.
The Pig on the Beach is by no means the runt of the litter. Securing a reservation (be it room, lunch or dinner) at the newest addition to the phenomenally successful (four-fold) hotel group might require some perseverance, but stick with it. Its creators have adhered to a tried and tested blueprint: rambling...United Kingdom See this Hotel & Book
An iconic Scottish hotel that offers an eye-watering array of activities, Michelin-starred food and, unsurprisingly, world-class golf.
Set across 850 acres of stunning Scottish countryside, Gleneagles offers far more than the world class golf for which it's associated. And with so much space and land comes a wealth of things to do, making this luxury hotel an excellent option for family holidays. There is an on-site equestrian centre, clay shooting...United Kingdom See this Hotel & Book
The Pig near Bath
Enviable interiors, cosy fireplaces, locally sourced cuisine and friendly staff define the stunning Pig Country House Hotel near Bath and Bristol.
The latest and greatest offering from the clever folk behind The Pig Hotels already open in Brockenhurst and Southampton, this gorgeous country house hotel emerges from amongst a deer park and rolling Somerset hills most memorably. Stunning interiors welcome you with open arms as you walk into the lobby through a...United Kingdom See this Hotel & Book
The Hotel Claris Barcelona
A classic but very up-to-date Barcelona great, The Hotel Claris has lots of family-friendly considerations and a central, yet peaceful, address.
Located a short walk north from Barcelona's official central hub, The Place de Catalunya, The Hotel Claris Barcelona resides on on Pau Claris (a gorgeous tree-lined avenue that runs parallel to the retail haven that is Passeig de Gracia). The hotel has existed for years but, thanks to a refurbishment just a few years...Barcelona See this Hotel & Book
Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris
Philippe Stark interiors, an ideal location and the fantastic Le Petit Royal children's program make Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris the perfect Parisian pitstop.
Given that this seriously chic hotel is in Paris, one expects a certain pomp and Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris more than delivers. To start with, the entire interior (including the all white Clarins spa) is designed by Philippe Stark. The 1940's and 1950's inspired interiors, never more flamboyant and fabulous than...Paris See this Hotel & Book