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Choose the Right Family Hotel when Travelling with the Whole Family

Sometimes travelling with a young family can be tricky. Often it can be difficult to find a hotel that’s child friendly and doesn’t leave you feeling out of place by bringing the little ones along with you. Country escapes can seem like adult only destinations, but more and more family hotels are starting to crop up in quiet, secluded locations as hotel owners come round to the idea that many families want their children to experience all there is to see in the world, including being able to stay at chic or boutique hotels without feeling unwelcome.

In order to book the right hotel, it’s important to conduct some research before you set out. Just because a hotel looks beautiful and promises everything under the sun doesn’t mean it necessarily delivers. Only you know exactly what your family will need during your stay, so don’t rely simply on hotel advertisements to make your choice.

One such hotel that can accommodate the demands of your family is Worplesdon Place, the latest edition to the Bespoke Hotels family just outside the town of Guildford, Surrey.

Worplesdon Place features 21 bedrooms, as well as a bar and grill, and is ideally situated for those accompanied by young ones, being close to a range of family attractions such as Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures, not to mention shopping in Guildford and some wonderful countryside to explore.

Speak with the hotel

If you’re looking to get away from the family hotels that exist solely to cater to children, yet still want your destination to be family friendly, then Worplesdon Place is ideal for you due to the excellent balance it strikes. You can check out their recently relaunched website online, or call the hotel to find out, as things change from one day to the next, so the most up to date information is often only available over the phone.

For example, this month Worplesdon Place is pleased to offer a great “Surrey Summer Getaway”. This deal consists of 2 nights bed & breakfast in a double or twin room, as well as dinner on one night in a standard double room, for only £84.50 per night (subject to a minimum 2 night stay).

Remember that boutique hotels provide a unique experience for families, so don’t expect everything to be super child friendly. After all, there’s a difference between kid friendly and family friendly. But of course you want to make sure that your family will be comfortable.

Questions will abound, like does the hotel provide complimentary baby beds or cots? Are there local attractions for your family to enjoy? Does the hotel provide a swimming area? Is there a restaurant on the premises or a short walk from the hotel?

Once you have all of your answers, you’ll see that Worplesdon Place is a great destination for you. Don’t believe us? Speak to them and find out for yourself! We’re sure they’ll be able to satisfy you and your family’s needs.

Additionally, Worplesdon Place brings you their “Family Theme Park Break” this summer. This package is for 2 adults and up to 2 children for 2 nights Bed & Breakfast in a family room, with dinner on one night plus 20% discount off tickets to nearby Thorpe Park and Chessington Theme Park. This is priced at just £89.00 per night during August for a minimum 2 night stay, and £99.00 per night during September.

What more could you ask for?

Family hotels strive to cater to families as a whole and not fall down on the side of either adults or children. It’s all about striking a balance that the whole family can enjoy. So, if a balance is what you’re after this summer, why not book a visit to Worplesdon Place now by clicking here!

Boutique Hotels Offer Travellers Understated Luxury

Travellers who want to experience an elegant getaway away from the beaten track, without having to rely on the larger well-known hotels, should look for destination boutique hotels. These have become known as the antithesis of the large chain hotels that all seem to offer the same expected amenities and similar room setups. The attraction of a boutique hotel is that it allows you to experience a destination in a unique setting.

Some hotels can appear very basic and nondescript from the outside, only for the interior to wow you with its luxurious and elegant appearance. Take the Grosvenor Hotel in Shaftesbury, for example. It offers its own restaurant with a centrepiece pizza and bread oven, as well as a bar. Others, depending on the speciality services of the hotel, offer music, dancing, spa services, or peaceful landscaping that inspires you to kick back and escape it all.

What Makes Boutique Hotels Unique?

Every hotel is different, and when it comes to finding the best room for your travels the combination of luxury and quirkiness make boutique locations different from all other hotel experiences. The Grosvenor is located in the hustle and bustle of the historic market town of Shaftesbury. The frontage is steeped in this historic tradition, but once inside you’re transported to a chic world of fun and relaxation.

Other boutique properties are set apart from the business of the city and located in a more serene environment. These luxurious hotels offer picturesque surroundings of gardens and rolling hills, whilst simultaneously providing excellent, personal service unlike that which you experience in a large chain. These hotels may be venerable old homes that have been refurbished into hotels, but the staff strive to transport you to another era during your stay.

Enjoy the Same Amenities with Extra Perks

Boutique hotels
often offer similar amenities to larger chain hotels. Your hotel may have a pool, gym, and complimentary coffee and tea in your room. The perks of staying at these hotels are the settings and the personal service that’s often not in place when staying at larger hotels. The surroundings of most of these luxurious hotels also make them special. Country hotels are often set on acreage that’s landscaped with mature trees and flowers, sculpted to meld with a traditional ascetic that’s nigh on inimitable.

At the Grosvenor you’ll be able to take advantage of a boutique hotel in a historic, beautiful town. But if you want something even more serene, there are plenty of these hotels set amongst the lush countryside as well.

Get bookish with Bespoke Hotel Breaks UK…

Savings, free books, half-price offers, and exclusive hotel breaks UK deals with Bespoke Hotels

Bespoke Hotels is pleased to announce an exciting new offer for all you fiction fanatics out there. Inspired by book month, Great Little Read and Relax Breaks will be available at selected Bespoke hotels from July 1st to September 30th as part of our latest hotel breaks UK deals.

Costing just from £99 per person**, this fantastic hotel breaks UK offer includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast, dinner on one night, afternoon tea and a glass of fizz. What’s more, we’ve teamed up with Great Little Breaks and publishers Pan MacMillan to herald this literary landmark by offering free copies of best-selling author Lucy Diamond’s books for every Great Little Break booking*

Coinciding with the launch of Lucy’s new book, Me & Mr Jones, we will be distributing complimentary chapter extracts at selected hotels, while also offering half-price savings on the book purchase price. Furthermore, inside each copy of Me & Mr Jones will be a voucher for 15% off a future stay with Great Little Breaks.

Lucy Diamond, the ‘Queen of Summer Reading’, writes about life, love, friendship and everything in between – perfect ingredients for a holiday read. Choose your destination from over 35 Bespoke Hotels across the UK who are participating in our latest hotel breaks UK deal – from the stylish Bermondsey Square Hotel in London (as seen on Channel 4’s Hotel GB) to the glorious Stonefield Castle Hotel on the fringes of the Mull of Kintyre.

*Free copies of Lucy Diamond books on offer with first 1,000 bookings made in June, between the 1st and 30th (travel in June or later).
** Based on two guests sharing.