As the nation excitedly awaits the birth of the future heir to the English throne, due date 13th July, it is safe to say that baby mania will be taking over this summer. HRS, Europe’s leading hotel booking portal, has pulled together the definitive list of some of the best family-friendly hotels as well as ideal places to stay for anyone looking for a piece of Royal history.
Hotel Indigo London
Stay just a stone’s throw from where the baby Royal will be born. You’ll be close enough to the big event in this boutique hotel, in an elegantly converted Victorian townhouse. Guests can explore London or simply relax in the hotel enjoying a fresh pastry from the on-site bakery.
Park Plaza County Hall London
At the Park Plaza’s London bases, guest rooms are designed with families in mind. There are pull-out sofa beds in the living area, a kitchenette, a separate TV in the living area and a TV in the parents’ bedroom. Stay at The Park Plaza County Hall, just a short walk to Buckingham Palace and the Horse Guards Parade, at a hotel which was awarded “Best Family Friendly Hotel” at the HRS Hotel Excellence Awards.
Macdonald Bath Spa, Bath
This picturesque hotel set on seven acres of landscaped gardens is an ideal place to enjoy a relaxing break. The hotel began its royal history when it housed Haile Selassie, the exiled Emperor of Ethiopia and figurehead of the Rastafarian movement, in 1936. In 1990 the hotel was restored and reopened by Diana, Princess of Wales. The hotel is child friendly, with additional child cots and beds available.
Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Follow Prince Harry’s footsteps in his tour of the Caribbean last year, and stay in the beautiful island of Antigua. Set in a ravishing location, with a backdrop of a tropical rainforest and a sweeping bay, guests can truly holiday in style at Carlisle Bay. The hotel has family friendly services such as babysitting and a Caribbean Cool Kids Club, supervised by qualified childcare professionals, with activities such as lizard hunting and treasure hunts.
Schloss Hotel Eringerfeld
Live like a king in this beautiful hotel, located in a 17th century palace among the picturesque hills in Geseke, Germany. The hotel is family-friendly and an ideal starting point for outdoor activities in its beautiful location. Families can stay in a castle surrounded by Baroque architecture, a private park and individually designed rooms.