The Best Hotels with Exceptional Features for Babies in Europe

Planning a vacation with a baby can often feel overwhelming, but Europe boasts a variety of exceptional baby-friendly hotels. From the lush landscapes of Sicily to the sun-soaked shores of Greece, these hotels offer a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and thoughtful amenities tailored for families with young children.

With features like dedicated baby clubs, Creche, professional babysitting services, and baby-friendly dining options, these accommodations ensure that both parents and their little ones can enjoy a relaxing and memorable getaway.

Martinahal, Sagres, Portugal

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is one of the most recommended baby-friendly hotels. It is all over the place in online blogs and collections, and it is a super common recommendation among prenatal course friends.

One of its key features is its popular Baby’s First Holiday Package, which includes a baby welcome pack (nappies, cream, wipes), bottle warmer and sterilizer, and a special gift for the baby. What is more important is that it includes 1 session in “Raposinhos” Creche per day (3h) for 6 months and a romantic dinner that comes with 2 hours of a babysitter. And some extras: a water experience for babies and parents and spa treatment for a couple.

It is not on the high end in terms of prices but it is not cheap either. They offer different prices according to 3 seasons. It is not all-inclusive so you need to eat in their restaurant or drive to the closest town and find restaurants, which can be better and cheaper.

Marbella Corfu, Greece

Marbella Corfu is a much bigger hotel and resort featuring 3 pools, a spa centre, 5 restaurants serving Mediterranean and traditional Greek cuisine, a few bars and a huge infrastructure for guests.

Kids can enjoy their impressive kids cub called Grasshoppers which includes football, tennis, robotics, pottery, arts, crafts and all sorts of fun games in and out of the water. Ofsted Ratio Standards are met for both the Creche (4 months to 3 years old) and the Kids Club (4 years to 12 years old).

And there is also the Anemelia Aqua Park, our colourful, fun-packed world of splashes filled with slides, tubes and tunnels.

Forte Village Resort, Sardinia, Italy

Forte Village is a huge resort on the popular Italian island with its own private beach. It is surrounded by extensive pinewoods, outside San Margherita di Pula town centre.

It features a wide variety of swimming pools, and many on-site sports facilities include windsurfing equipment, cycling and tennis courts, football, sailing, surfing and scuba diving. The resort features 21 restaurants, serving Italian and international cuisine, fresh fish and local dishes. An abundant buffet breakfast is served daily by the pool. The spa and wellness centre includes a Thalasso pool, sauna and Turkish bath.

And there is a lot for the little ones! It’s called Children’s Wonderland and comprises many facilities and activities such as arts and crafts, pools, a Barby experience, Mario’s village, a vegetable garden and a theatre. On top of that, it hosts a nursery designed specifically for children under 3 and which is structured to be 100% safe and suitable to their needs and it is equipped with cots and a space dedicated to nursing mothers.

Sani Beach, Halkidiki, Greece.

Sani Beach is one out of 5 hotels that are part of an immense resort called Sani in the Greek area of Halkidiki. This luxury hotel includes a lagoon-style swimming pool, a spa centre, restaurants with international flavours and Greek cuisine and access to Bousoulas Beach with its 7 kilometres of pine-fringed sands with clear water, among other things. The beach has been awarded an EU Blue Flag and the shallow water is ideal for children.

It also offers a kids’ club, private babysitting services, family-friendly pools and rooms, water sports and a variety of family-friendly dining options, baby swim lessons, baby watchers, Crèche (for hire, so not included), baby meals by their chef and all kinds of accessories and essentials such as cots, prams, cream, high chairs, changing mats and more. See full details here.

Ikos Resorts, Greece and Spain

Ikos Dassia

Ikos is a luxury hotel chain with presence in Greece and Spain that comprises 7 resorts in total. All of them are quite impressive and expensive.

These five-star properties offer first-class service and excellent facilities in the most stunning surroundings, often combining multiple swimming pools overlooking the sea and long private sandy beaches with all the facilities you may need. Expect to find from Champagne on tap to Teslas ready to go to the nearest town and a la carte restaurants by Michelin-starred chefs.

Among all of them, Ikos Olivia in Halkidiki, Greece, is often considered one of the best options for families with babies. They offer kids’ clubs (4 to 17), babysitting services (for hire), family-friendly pools and rooms, gourmet baby food, complimentary beach childcare for children 4+ and a range of amenities specifically designed for babies, including cribs, baby bathtubs, high chairs, and baby monitors, ensuring a comfortable stay for families with infants.

The other equally stunning resorts are the following:

La Zambra, Mijas, Spain

La Zambra is part of The Unbound Collection by Hyatt and one the best resorts in Costa del Sol. With its whitewashed buildings, lush gardens, and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the resort’s spacious and elegantly appointed accommodations provide a haven of comfort and relaxation, including 4 restaurants, various swimming pools and additional experiences.

In regards to the little ones, they offer

  • The baby club, for infants between 6 months and 3 years old, features ergonomic and soft games and activities that encourage psychomotor skills.
  • The kids club, for kids between 4 and 10 years old, features a sophisticated playground with indoor and outdoor areas with monitored access.

Domes of Elounda, Crete, Greece

Domes of Elounda is a luxury resort that seamlessly blends modern elegance with traditional Cretan charm. Nestled on a hillside overlooking the sparkling waters of Mirabello Bay, this five-star resort offers breathtaking views and a serene atmosphere perfect for a relaxing getaway. Each suite and villa is meticulously designed to provide the utmost in comfort and luxury, with private pools, spacious terraces, and stylish interiors that create an inviting retreat for guests.

The resort boasts several gourmet restaurants with a wide range of kids’ menus, the Soma Spa, a dedicated kids’ club and numerous family-friendly activities. The latter includes puppet theatre and live theatre, indoor and outdoor cinema nights, stilt-walkers, bubble shows, circus skill performances and more.

Its creche allows children aged from 4 months to 4 years. It is run by the professional UK-based Worldwide Kids Company. The cost of €22 euros per session is not included.

Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik, Zadar, Croatia

Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik, located in the picturesque coastal town of Zadar, Croatia, is a vibrant, family-friendly resort that offers an unforgettable holiday experience for guests of all ages. Nestled along the stunning Adriatic Sea, the resort boasts beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and lush Mediterranean gardens that create a serene and welcoming atmosphere.

The resort features an expansive outdoor pool complex with water slides and splash areas, a full-service spa offering rejuvenating treatments, and a variety of sports facilities including tennis courts, a fitness centre, and beach volleyball.

It also offers a variety of amenities and services specifically designed to cater to families with babies such as a baby pool, equipment (nappies, etc), childcare options, a baby-friendly menu, baby clun, on-site medical assistance and more. Their family options are well-defined and divided by age.

Verdura Resort, Sicily, Italy

Verdura Resort, situated on the stunning southwestern coast of Sicily, Italy, is an exceptional destination for families with babies, offering an exquisite blend of luxury, comfort, and family-friendly amenities. Nestled within a sprawling 230-hectare estate, the resort provides a tranquil and picturesque setting with views of the Mediterranean Sea, olive groves, and rolling hills.

It provides essential amenities such as baby cots, high chairs, and changing tables in its elegantly designed family suites and villas. The resort also features a dedicated crèche, staffed by professional childcare providers who create a safe and engaging environment with age-appropriate toys and activities, freshly prepared baby foods, and babysitting services.

Their Rocco Forte Kids programme ensures younger guests will be just as pampered as the grown-ups. They welcome children of all ages – babies (ages 0-3), kids (ages 4-12) and teens (ages 13-16). Each of their hotels has a special animal theme with details for children such as personalised Rocco Forte Kids passport at check-in and welcome treats.

Familienhotel Trebesingerhof, Austria

Familienhotel Trebesingerhof, located in the charming village of Trebesing in Austria, is a paradise for families with babies, is specifically designed to cater to the needs of families, with a focus on creating a safe and welcoming environment for the youngest guests.

It offers a comprehensive baby care program, which includes everything from baby monitors, cribs, and high chairs to changing tables and baby bathtubs, ensuring that parents have all the essentials at their fingertips. Additionally, the hotel’s kitchen provides a variety of freshly prepared baby foods and purees, tailored to the dietary needs of infants.

The entire hotel is childproof and childcare is available on request and for an additional cost. And they also have packages for birthdays.

Efteling Hotel, Netherlands

Efteling Hotel, located adjacent to the famous Efteling Theme Park in the Netherlands, is an enchanting destination for families with babies, offering a host of amenities and services designed to cater to the needs of their youngest guests. The hotel features spacious and comfortable family rooms equipped with baby cribs, changing tables, baby monitors, high chairs, and baby foods, ensuring a hassle-free stay for parents.

It offers a dedicated baby play area filled with soft toys and age-appropriate play equipment, providing a safe and stimulating environment for little ones. Additionally, parents can take advantage of the babysitting services, allowing them some much-needed relaxation or the opportunity to explore the Efteling theme park knowing their babies are well cared for.

The Peligoni Club, Zakynthos, Greece

The Peligoni Club, located on the beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos, is an idyllic retreat for families with babies, offering a unique blend of luxury, relaxation, and family-friendly amenities. This exclusive club provides a tranquil setting with stunning sea views and lush surroundings, creating a perfect environment for a memorable family vacation.

It offers a range of essential amenities such as baby cots, high chairs, and changing facilities to ensure a stress-free stay. The accommodations are spacious and thoughtfully designed to cater to the needs of families, providing comfort and convenience throughout their stay.

The club also offers two dedicated crèches for babies and toddlers under 4 years old. Babysitting is available for hire on request, the same as special baby items.

Lindner Park-Hotel Hagenbeck, Hamburg, Germany

Lindner Park-Hotel Hagenbeck, located in Hamburg, Germany, situated next to the renowned Tierpark Hagenbeck Zoo and Aquarium, the hotel offers an immersive wildlife-themed environment that captivates guests of all ages.

For families with infants, the hotel ensures a comfortable and convenient stay by providing essential amenities such as baby cribs, high chairs, changing tables in the family rooms, infant menu and more. It also offers a range of activities like a dedicated play area where babies can engage with age-appropriate toys and soft play equipment in a safe and stimulating environment. For parents looking to explore the city or enjoy a meal in peace, the hotel offers professional babysitting services, ensuring that their little ones are well cared for.

Marbella Elix, Corfu, Greece

From the same collection, Mar~Bella, as Marbella Corfu (see above), Elix is another superb 5-star resort featuring 4 restaurants, 3 bars and a shared lounge. It is located 7 km from Perdika Village and 15 km from Sivota.

Accommodations at Marbella Elix are elegantly appointed, with spacious rooms and suites featuring modern amenities, private balconies or terraces, and breathtaking views of the sea or the surrounding mountains.

Although they offer family rooms and a kids’ club called Grasshoppers Adventure Club, it is focused on children aged 4 to 12, so it may not be the best choice for babies if you need special facilities or services for them.

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