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City hotels for kids

Our verdict:

Get them wrong and a city break with the kids can feel more like urban warfare. Not with Kirker Holidays though. They’ve checked out some great-value, family-friendly hotels close to top sights in some of our favourite cities. Trip Notes make sightseeing a pleasure, while the Kirker Concierge is pure genius, arranging everything from museum passes to restaurant bookings.

Recommended tour operator: Kirker Holidays

VeniceHotel Villa Medici, FlorenceBarcelona - beach and city comboFamily-friendly Stockholm

Kirker Holidays says

A visit to one of Europe’s great cities can be a wonderful family holiday with the right expert advice and attention to detail. Kirker’s well-informed hotel recommendations – from people who have been there themselves – and attentive service make everything completely hassle-free.

  • central locations
  • concierge service
  • luxury hotels

Here are some of our favourite city hotels for families.

The Hotel Royal in central Paris has excellent value family and interconnecting rooms. In Barcelona, the Hotel Miramar boasts an outdoor pool and gardens as well as good value prices.

Art-loving families will enjoy the Villa Medici, within walking distance of the Duomo and Ponte Vecchio in Florence – plus family suites and a pool.

The Hotel Victory, in the heart of Stockholm, has family suites and apartments – it’s a great base from which to explore the fascinating Vasa Museum, the Skansen open-air museum, traditional fun fair rides and water buses between the islands.

Our unique Guide Notes and maps help you all to get the most out of your trip, making it easy to find the best shopping, bars and cafes, or sights, day trips and excursions.

Special Kirker touches also include added extras including museum passes in Paris, entrance to the Vatican Museum in Rome and fast-track tickets for the Doge’s Palace in Venice, not to mention timed entrance tickets to major art galleries from Madrid’s Prado to the Uffizi in Florence.

The Kirker Concierge can book activities and excursions for all the family – children’s cooking lessons in Florence, a day out to Disneyland Paris, or a babysitter for the evening for example – as well as restaurant reservations.

We offer complete flexibility to fly from your local airport or travel by rail from the UK, combined with private transfers to your hotel.

Contact one of our experts or see our website for the latest special offers.

* See the review about Kirker Holidays.

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