When you travel with children, it is a good idea to look for child-friendly accommodation. Hotels that make the effort to accommodate children can make your trip more pleasant and also remove a bit of the stress of travelling with little ones.
Child-friendly accommodation could mean that a hotel has rooms or facilities that are specially designed for kids.
Such hotels may also provide services such as in-room babysitting or a childcare centre that will allow you and your partner to enjoy some time alone, especially in the evenings when your child might be asleep.
Here are some child-friendly hotels in Sydney for the next time you visit Australia.
This luxury five-star hotel is probably Sydney’s best when it comes to kid-friendliness. Parents can opt to book a Kids Room designed for children aged between two and twelve, but also accessible to older children.
The Kids Room is a children’s paradise, stocked with toys, DVDs and video games that are tailored to the age of your child. All this is paired with adorable, brightly coloured duvet covers and kid-friendly furniture. Don’t be surprised if your kids never want to leave the hotel!
The Kids Room will be located in a room adjoining the main room the adults are staying in, so you can have some privacy while always staying close to your kids. While not cheap, staying at Swissôtel Sydney is a luxurious experience for parents and kids alike.
The hotel can also provide baby cots and nanny services.
Taronga Zoo Roar and Snore
All kids love going to the zoo, and at Taronga Zoo, you can even stay there overnight. Roar and Snore consists of safari-style accommodation located at Taronga Zoo, offering views of Sydney Harbour while keeping you close to the zoo’s wildlife.
You will be housed on a campsite in safari-style tents the size of small bungalows, each containing furniture such as beds and sofas. There are shower and bathroom facilities on the campsite, but you will have to bring along your own toiletries.
Children must be at least five years old to stay there. For those who are old enough, spending the night at the zoo will surely be an experience to remember!
Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour
This hotel is located smack in the centre of Sydney in East Circular Quay. Pick the right room and you might get stunning views of Sydney Harbour from your window.
You can choose between one and two bedroom suites with kitchenettes and a lounge or dining area. This is perfect for families travelling with young children who might have special dietary needs.
There is also a convertible sofa in each room which can sleep two children under the age of 11 for free, making this a relatively cheap option for larger families.
They also provide in-room babysitting at an extra charge.
Holiday Inn Darling Harbour
One of this hotel’s main strengths is the fact that it’s located a short walk from the Powerhouse Museum, the National Maritime Museum, the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Tumberlong Park, four very kid-friendly attractions.
The hotel has family rooms that come with two large double beds so a family of four can sleep in the same room without paying extra charges.
The hotel also provides in-room babysitting at an extra charge and a range of television networks for kids. This is a good and relatively cheap option if you are looking for affordable kid-friendly accommodation without too many frills.
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