Family Hotels Rooms with Bunk Beds
When it comes to choosing which hotel we should book for our next family holiday, we usually look at whether they offer large family rooms. Or what facilities are great for kids such as a kids friendly pool or a kids club. But recently, we added a new criteria: do they have bunk beds. That’s right, is there a way to pin point which family friendly hotels have bunk beds in their rooms.
Last summer, my wife and I took our 2 children away on a short weekend break in August before they got back to school with excitement. We didn’t go very far, only an 1-hour drive from London in a very special place called Birch located in Hertfordshire not too far from Cheshunt.
Whilst the joy of getting away from London for 3 days was much appreciated, we didn’t know what to expect on arrival. The place is a mixed bag of community + co working space + relaxation + good food. But I am not here to give you a full review of our stay at the Birch.
The big surprise to our children was to find a family room with bunk beds. It is true we usually stay in hotels where they have twin beds or even a double bed. So getting bunk beds was a WOW factor for them more than anything else at the hotel.
They were already planning who is going on the top bed on the 1st and the 2nd night and so on. So I thought here is an idea. What shouldn’t I look for the best family friendly hotels that have family rooms with bunk beds?
So here we are. I have spent a lot of hours scrolling the web to find suitable hotels and holiday homes in destinations all around Europe such as Berlin or Antalya. So surely, I should be able to find the best hotel rooms with bunk beds that deserve to be promoted here. Easier said than done.
Of course, a lot of hostels in cities already have bunk beds, as these are the main bedding furniture of dormitories. I also remember vaguely that ski holidays in a chalet apartment usually mean sleeping in bunk beds just because it is more convenient and take less space.
However, I was more on the hunt to find elegant, colourful and child friendly bunk beds that will trigger the ‘wish’ or ‘book’ button for your next family holiday. Whether you are going on a city break or a sunny long holiday.
Also, I was wondering if parents would pay a premium to choose these specific rooms over the typical double bedroom with a sofa bed. Usually these sofa beds are not really comfortable according to my son.
So without any particular order, here are my favourite 15 family friendly hotels that offer family rooms with bunk beds.
Which one is your favourite? Do you know other hotels that are worth mentioning? Happy reading!
1. Rudding Park
Location: Harrogate (England)
Located in North Yorkshire in Harrogate, the beautiful privately owned Rudding Park Hotel is a perfect weekend getaway for families. With two golf courses, a Spa, an indoor swimming pool, a private cinema and so much more, this luxury hotel is one of the best in the region. Families are very much welcome and children will love the family room with bunk beds that give them access to a private garden.
2. Alva Donna
Location: Belek (Turkey)
This luxury and all inclusive 5-star hotel in Turkey is a great family friendly holiday hot spot for parents who wish to budget everything in advance. Alva Donna is situated in Belek in the region of Antalya and has 11 restaurants to choose from in your all inclusive boarding meal. The beautiful beachfront location also makes this place a real treat so you can navigate between the pools and the sea. And yes they have three kids pools, an aquapark and a kids club. Family Rooms with bunk beds are simple but super comfortable for a family of 4 or 5.
3. MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Franz
Location: Vienna (Austria)
Located 10 minutes away from the Central train station, the MEININGER Hotel Vienna Downtown Frank is a perfect place to stay in Vienna for families who wish to stay in a family room with bunk beds with a limited budget in mind. However, don’t be fooled, there are many facilities for the kids such as a games zone/kids corner, a shared kitchen to prepare baby food or just warming up the bottle and a free cot if you need one. A great option for a family friendly vacation in Vienna.
Location: Bordeaux (France)
Close to the Jardin Botanique, you will find the eco friendly hotel Eklo Bordeaux Centre Bastide. The hotel offers unique family rooms where children will sleep above the parents double bed. You have to admit that you won’t find this type of room design in every kids friendly hotels of this world. Simplicity and effectiveness are two words that come to mind when I look this family room. On warm sunny days, you will love the garden terrace where you can a drink and have a meal accompanied with music coming from different DJs.
5. Downtown Camper by Scandic
Location: Stockholm (Sweden)
Here is another smart family room that has reclining bunk beds when you need them so the room looks much bigger without them. The Downtown Camper by Scandic is one of those hotel concepts that combine work, leisure and community. In the centre of Stockholm, this family friendly hotel is your best bet if you want to spend a few nights in the Swedish capital without emptying your bank account.
6. Schulz Hotel Berlin Wall
Location: Berlin (Germany)
Schulz Hotel Berlin Wall is one our favourite city breaks hotel for families. They offer different kind of family rooms with very smart aesthetics and warm colours. Whether you are family of 3 or 4, Schulz Hotel Berlin Wall is the perfect affordable hotel to discover on your next holiday in Berlin. Rooms come equipped with SmartTV where you can catch up on your favourite Netflix series. So if Berlin is on your wish list for a short holiday break with the family, look no further that Schulz hotel and enjoy great large family rooms.
7. The Connacht
Location: Galway (Ireland)
If you decide to plan a holiday in Ireland and the West coast is part of your itinerary, you can’t miss staying at The Connacht. Located in Galway, this 4-star hotel knows a thing or two about families. Not only do they offer family rooms with bunk beds but they’ve added a welcoming touch that makes them even more children friendly. Teddy bears, toys, books are among the things you can find at this hotel. No wonder why The Connacht was voted the best Family Friendly Hotel of the Year at the 2021 European Travel Awards edition.
8. La Folie Douce
Location: Chamonix (France)
If you are keen on ski holidays and wish to introduce your children to Winter sports in France in Chamonix, you can’t go wrong by staying at La Folie Douce. The hotel has funky and design family hotel rooms with bunk beds. During the Winter school holidays, the property also entertains children from 4 to 12 years old with a kids club called simply ‘Kids Palace’. They will b busy with many activities such as board games, art & craft, sport games and even movie nights. What more can you ask for to Make Parents Happy!
9. Treacy’s West County
Location: Ennis (Ireland)
This is the second hotel located in Ireland that I have selected in our favourite hotel rooms with bunk beds. The Treacy’s West County is situated Ennis on the North West side of Limerick and boasts with beautiful facilities for children such as a 20 meters swimming pool, a kids club so much more. This hotel is perfect for small families but also for large families with 3 children. Treacy’s West County is your must book hotel if your family decides to explore the County Clare region.
10. Petit Palace Boquería Garden
Location: Barcelona (Spain)
I love Barcelona. I have spent many nights over there in my previous life and I think this destination is very enjoyable in low season like the Winter for instance. Petit Palace Boquería Garden is a small hotel built in an historic 19th century building with great family rooms with bunk beds. The hotel doesn’t call these rooms ‘family rooms’ but rather triple, quadruple or even Sextuple room if you are a family of 5 or 6 visiting Barcelona. So if you wish to stay central in Barcelona and sleep in a hotel that doesn’t cost the Earth, have a look at the Petit Palace Boquería
Location: Cheshunt (England)
As I mentioned earlier, this hotel room experience is the reason why I have written this article. The Birch hotel is the perfect place to relax with the kids away from busy London. You will meet all sorts of guests from couples, families and members who come and work at the co-working spaces available at the Birch. The hotel is very much into sustainability and has transformed an old hotel into a chic hotel retreat in the forest. The family room with bunk beds is very big and decorated with taste. Did we mention we had one of the best pizzas we ever had in a hotel?
Location: Venice Mestre (Italy)
With limited hotels and family friendly options in Venice island + expensive rooms, you might want to consider staying inland in Venice Mestre and save money to bring back a Venetian mask for instance. So a&o Venezia Mestre is one of the choices you can make to bring the family in Venice. With very reasonable price, you can expect to stay in a decent family room with bunk beds + free cot if you need one for your baby or toddler. Children even has their own kids playing area and can enjoy breakfast free of charge until they reach 7 years old.
13. Aquapalace Hotel Prague
Location: Prague (Czech Republic)
When I have discovered Aquapalace Hotel Prague, I was blown away about the depth of facilities and things you can find for families at this hotel in a city break destination. If you want to combine sightseeing and fun leisure time with the children on your next holiday in Prague, the Aquapalace Hotel is the perfect choice. The property boasts with beautiful family rooms with bunk beds including a pirate themed room. The pirate suite can sleep up to 2 adults and 4 children. Last but not least, the resort hotel has an amazing indoor water park with a wellness centre. Have you decided yet when you are going?
14. Boulevard Hotel
Location: Blackpool (England)
If you need a typical English weekend break by the sea, you are probably familiar with Blackpool. So why not considering staying at the luxury Boulevard Hotel where your family will find a beautiful family room with a king size bed and of course bunk beds for the children. Each bunk bed comes equipped with an individual flat screen TV. Not sure if that’s a good thing if you don’t want to be woken up early in the morning. Make sure you hide the remote control before you go to bed. Recent family reviews have praised how wonderful this hotel is and also how great the family rooms are. I wish we could find more of these family rooms in other English cities.
15. YOTEL Edinburgh
Location: Edinburgh (Scotland)
Last but not least, here is a recent find on my quest to find the best kids friendly hotels in Edinburgh. I have experienced the YOTEL concept many years ago at Gatwick Airport when we had a very early flight and couldn’t be bothered to take a cab in the middle of the night. Fast forward the YOTEL hotels are not anymore about offering the Japanese capsule styled rooms. I was pleasantly surprised to see a family room with bunk beds in Edinburgh decorated with style and all the latest room technology. And the location is superb with only 15 minutes walking to the castle and all other things to do in Edinburgh with the kids.
I hope you have found this article interesting and helpful for your next holiday with the kids. Beware that family rooms are usually booked out far in advance during school holidays. So make sure you plan well in advance. And you can always cancel your booking if you have found a better option more suitable to your family needs. Enjoy the holiday and let’s Make Parents Happy!
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