Best Family Hotel | Junior Design Awards 2019

Luxury hotels that welcome families with open arms? There is such a thing and these are the best....

| Junior Design Awards 2019

Best Family Hotel | Junior Design Awards 2019

WINNER: JOINT GOLD BEST FAMILY HOTEL

WHO: Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

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WHAT: Croatia’s premier resort offering a fantastic choice of modern hotel rooms, suites and luxurious residences all perfectly equipped for families. Enjoying the unique charm of the Adriatic coast and only 11 kilometers from the UNESCO Old Town of Dubrovnik this hotel provides the perfect spot for exploring the region. Resort facilities include a beach, two family and one adults-only outdoor swimming pools, a spa, sports center, kids club and a choice of restaurants and bars.

WHY: This is the place go for one stop relaxation and plenty to do for the kids but with the added bonus that there’s plenty to see and do if you do decide to get up off your sun lounger. A sports academy for kids, gourmet cooking classes and incredible spa treatments before sea view sundowners by the stunning circular swimming pool would be the dream. Our judges were extremely impressed by this package and wrote in their notes:

Steeped in history, with sweeping coastlines and views, Sun Gardens is the sort of resort where you can leave all your cares behind and enjoy a stress free family holiday. I have let to visit this beautiful Country - but, it on my list and I wouldn't look any further that Sun Gardens.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior
I have always wanted to go to Croatia and this looks like a stunning spot with plenty of culture and history as well as creature comforts and activities for the kids. Sounds like heaven!
Ellie Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior

WHERE: Sun Gardens Dubrovnik

Hillside

WINNER: JOINT GOLD BEST FAMILY HOTEL

WHO: Hillside Beach Club

WHAT: Offering a huge range of activities and experiences for children and adults as well as impeccable service, Hillside Beach Club is the perfect choice for families who want to indulge in the holiday of a lifetime. Nestled in the stunning Kalemya Cove, surrounded by fragrant pine forests and azure seas, this is a luxury hideaway with beautiful touches and magical details that lift this resort way above the rest. Beautifully appointed with plenty of relaxation zones guests are cocooned in contemporary comfort and the resort’s “feeling good” ethos  from the moment they arrive.

WHY: This place is stunning and has a reputation for being incredibly welcoming to families looking for a place to enjoy each other’s company but to also enjoy plenty of activities and clubs. Relaxing hammocks and sunloungers under wicker parasols perched by the sea are the backdrop to the spa, three fantastic restaurants, a huge pool and a host of activities for kids including baby club for 0-3 year olds which includes a nursing area for breast feeding mums, kidside for 4 -10 year olds where workshops, sports lessons, music lessons and a club for 8-15 years old where the challenge of keeping them entertained is taken very seriously! Our judges loved the sound of this resort and wrote on their notes:

Through my role here at Junior I have been lucky enough to visit a lot of the places we feature and the resorts who enter the awards. I had already judged and scored Hillside Beach Resort before I visited but seeing it in person... Just WOW. Hillside is everything you would want from a luxury hotel and more. The resort, the staff and the atmosphere is made for families - and we didn't want to leave!
Bonita Turner, Junior Editor
Oh this sounds incredible. Turkey is such a great place to take kids as the culture is completely geared up to spoiling them! The activity clubs sound fantastic and the food looks mouthwatering.
Ellie Crompton, Contributing Editor, Junior
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WHERE: Hillside Beach Club