The Best Family-Friendly Hotels In Victoria
By: Rosie Stevens, ellaslist
Whether it’s a coastal getaway, outdoorsy holiday, city break or cultural tour you’re planning for your next family vacation, Victoria has well and truly got you covered. With Melbourne acting as the metropolitan gateway to the diverse range of destinations that the state has on offer, there’s something for every type of family in Victoria.
We know how important a decent hotel with good facilities is while you travel en famille, which is why we’ve compiled a list of the very best family-friendly hotels throughout Victoria. Here’s where you should head for your next getaway or staycay:
Holiday Inn Melbourne On Flinders
Located at the heart of the CBD, Holiday Inn On Flinders offers a kid-friendly stay like no other. Thanks to a range of facilities and services, as well as a unique family-friendly environment, the hotel has earned a reputation for being one of the best for families in Melbourne. And if the warm, welcoming atmosphere and value for money weren't enough, kids under 12 years eat free at breakfast, lunch and dinner when dining with an adult. Plus, kids aged 12 years and under stay free when sharing their parents’ room. What more could you want in a city-centric hotel?!
Novotel St Kilda
Best known for its sensational location in the popular beachfront suburb of St Kilda, Novotel St Kilda is located opposite the beach and is a mere hop, skip and jump away from Luna Park and the buzz of the St Kilda foreshore, making it an unrivalled base for families.
The Novotel St Kilda includes a designated children’s play area, a heated pool and children’s menus for easier meal times. Room options for families include the Superior Family Suite, which features a king-sized bed and two singles within one large room; or, if there’s room in the budget, the Two Bedroom Penthouse, which has a private balcony and sleeps two adults and one child.
Ensconced on Victoria’s breathtaking Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a holidaymakers paradise. Located just two hours from Melbourne’s CBD, this picturesque seaside town is the perfect destination for families. The Lorne Hotel offers a range of accommodation options including family units that are complete with all the mod-cons and a private, beach-facing courtyard.
The best part? The designated, on-site Kids Zone, complete with an indoor playground, jumping castle, cinema room, video games, toys, crafts and drawing materials. Kid’s menus make mealtimes a breeze, while the beachfront location means there’s plenty of space for little ones to blow off steam.
Portsea Village Resort
Located on the Mornington Peninsula in Portsea, Victoria’s most prestigious seaside township, Portsea Village Resort is a boutique complex of 25 apartments ideally positioned opposite the beach, with facilities that include two heated pools, tennis and squash courts, a restaurant, bar and lounge. The accommodation is great for large groups—with the Family Apartment being fully self-contained with laundry facilities and private balcony.
On the doorstep are wide sandy beaches and opportunities for fishing, scuba diving and dolphin swims. In addition, the nearby national park offers screen-free fun for the whole family.
Big4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Condos and Cabins
‘Cause whats an accommodation article without BIG4? Offering a range of family-friendly condo and cabin options with access to the park’s swimming pool, outdoor playground, games room, jumping cushion and barbecue area, you’ve got all you need in one place nestled against the stunning backdrop of Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges bushland.
Silverwater Resort, Philip Island
Set high on the hills above San Remo, this gorgeous Philip Island resort is the perfect spot for families. The impressive range of facilities on offer includes indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and basketball courts, a children's entertainment room and outdoor playground, beach volleyball court and a fun-filled kid’s activity program during school holidays.
Each apartment is located beside a lake or the resort’s own oval, The Village Green, overlooking vistas of rolling hillsides and picturesque Victorian coastlines.
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