Best Family Hotel | Junior Design Awards 2021

With travel back on the horizon, don't plan that next escape without checking out these award winning family hotels...

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WINNER OF BEST FAMILY HOTEL: GOLD

WHO: Country Kids

WHAT: A unique family experience for the whole family in the South of France with an incredible emphasis on community for both parents and children.

WHY: Located in Octon in the picturesque Languedoc-Roussillon region of France, this family-owned resort is based on a three-pillar philosophy: Fun For Kids, Relaxation for Parents, Quality Family Time Together. With seven unique apartments, 2 pools, a kids club and more outdoor space that you’ll know what to do with- this is free-range fun at its finest. Country Kids offers a planned week of activities including kids clubs for children of all ages, themed evening dinners, babysitting nights and morning visits to feed the animals. This is one of France’s best-kept secrets – as over 70% of its guests are repeat visitors – and they really don’t want you to find this hidden gem in the French countryside!

We stayed here a few years ago and loved it! Such a lovely concept and a very special place for families, especially from urban areas. Everyone was so welcoming and my daughter loved connecting with the animals at the farm. Highly recommend!
Zoey Goto, Travel Journalist and Junior Contributor
Such a unique holiday destination that offers exceptional hospitality from hosts Sylvain and Laure who make you feel so at home that you never really want to leave! That coupled with the beautiful, unspoilt rustic setting, amazing food and relaxed vibe this is one hotel you will want to revisit over and over.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE: Country Kids

WINNER OF BEST FAMILY HOTEL: SILVER

WHO: Hillside Beach Club

WHAT: A luxury all-inclusive resort in the privately owned Kalemya Bay in Fethiye, Turkey

WHY: This magical Turkish hideaway offers guests a home away from home with family adventures built into its very foundation. Every child from teen to toddler has an opportunity to thrive whilst staying at the resort with two dedicated kid’s clubs (Kidside for 4-10-year olds and the Activity Centre for 8-12-year olds), Turkey’s first official Water Skiing and Wakeboard School, outdoor games, 3 beaches, stunning woodland and so much more. Parents aren’t forgotten either with sunrise beach yoga classes, guided meditation, a choice of two spas (we love the tree-top room) and an adults-only beach.  This exceptionally maintained, staffed and run resort offers endless opportunities to have an amazing holiday whatever your families vibe. A truly special resort that you will not want to leave.

This is beautiful and fun for kids at the same time.
Bonnie Van Geel, Stylist and Photographer @pepper.pics
We have been lucky enough to visit Hillside Beach Resort (when can we come again?) and can assure you Hillside is everything you would want from a luxury hotel and then some.One mental note I made was how staff make it truly special - they have this knack of giving you exactly what you need (cold cloth by the pool anyone?) before you even know you needed it. I love that you go to the website and it pops up 'Paradise Found' because you truly have. In a little bay in Turkey no less.
Bonita Turner, Editor of Junior

WHERE:Hillside Beach Club

WINNER OF BEST FAMILY HOTEL: BRONZE

WHO: SANI Resort

WHAT: A resort offering five luxury hotels in Halkidiki, Greece

WHY: Sani Resort offers a unique concept for families looking for a luxury holiday where everything is taken care of. The five resort hotels are set within a 1,000 acres of  private ecological reserve, with sandy beach, wetlands and forest trails. The hotels are all within walking distance but each has its own personality, style and range of facilities (some are adult only and some for families) that provide safety, privacy, special childcare facilities and world class sports and experiences.With specialised Little Guest Concept childcare facilities, kids and teens clubs, menus by Annabel Karmel, Carol Mae baby consulting service and activities that include Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, the Chelsea FCF Football Academy and for 2021 the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Basically, Sani Resort is a kids heaven but a haven for parents too!

Holidays at Sani offer a hassle-free vacation where everything is already taken care - meaning all members of the family can feel spoiled during their time-off!
Bonita Turner, Editor at Junior Magazine
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WHERE: Sani Resort