Editor’s Choice Family Hotels

These hotels offer a spectacular standard of service and facilities for families. Indoor swimming pools, all weather play areas, family rooms and spas, nature trails, babysitting services and beautiful views and locations all add to the family experience. Here are the Good Hotel Guide’s Editor’s Choice selections for best family hotels.

2018 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Editor’s Choice Family Hotels

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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Taste of Chewton Glen Special Offer

New Milton

‘Superb’, ‘excellent’, ‘impressive’, ‘delightful’ – on the edge of the New Forest, this model of a country house hotel and spa is on top form, having celebrated its golden anniversary.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
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The White House

The White House - Bluebells in Bloom 2018

Herm

‘We love it,’ write regular Guide readers this year, after their fifth holiday at the best, and only, hotel on this tiny, car-free island.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
3
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Great Value Winter Breaks

Aberdyfi

‘The sun doesn’t have to shine before you get a warm welcome,’ writes a reader in 2017, of this much-loved hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • b&b
  • disabled
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Calcot Manor

Calcot Manor

Tetbury

‘You can hear the sounds of birds all around’ this converted 14th-century farmhouse.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • romantic
  • disabled
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Colonsay

Alight from the ferry on this unspoilt island, and chances are that Ivan Lisovyy, the ‘can-do’ manager of Jane and Alex Howard’s unpretentious 18th-century inn, will be there to greet you.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

A short stroll from the beach, this ‘top-of-the-class’, ‘exceptionally family-friendly’ hotel is ‘in a great cliff-top location’ overlooking the sea.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons

Approached up a long drive, this ‘beautifully maintained’ 18th-century country house stands in extensive grounds – ‘a delight tn the eye’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
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Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor

Fleet

Just the ticket for ‘young children and their exhausted parents’, this Georgian manor house stands in ‘beautiful, romantic’ countryside. It has a ‘friendly, relaxed’ atmosphere that’s ‘really geared for kids’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
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Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall

Fowey

Close to heritage coast and sandy cove, this ‘delightful old mansion’, the Victorian pile that inspired Kenneth Grahame’s Toad Hall, is packed with ‘first-rate facilities’ for young and old.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

‘It’s a home away from home,’ chorus fans in 2017 of the Bennett family’s ‘stunning, well-preserved’ 19th-century pile striking a pose in rambling grounds in the Eden valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
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2017 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Editor’s Choice Family Hotels

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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Great Value Winter Breaks

Aberdyfi

‘The sun doesn’t have to shine before you get a warm welcome,’ writes a reader in 2017, of this much-loved hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • b&b
  • disabled
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on-Avon

‘There’s lots of room to play and run around’ at this ‘pretty, rambling manor house’ in ‘fantastic grounds’ on the edge of the Cotswolds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • disabled
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Porth Tocyn Hotel

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Abersoch

‘Relaxed and comfortable’, this ‘lovely, wacky’ hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay is ‘ideal for rest, fresh air, beach and coastal walks’.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Colonsay

Alight from the ferry on this unspoilt island, and chances are that Ivan Lisovyy, the ‘can-do’ manager of Jane and Alex Howard’s unpretentious 18th-century inn, will be there to greet you.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
5
Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

There are ‘plenty of smiles’ at the Lewis family’s centuries-old manor house standing in extensive grounds – and not just from the ‘professional, attentive’ staff.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • wine
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

A short stroll from the beach, this ‘top-of-the-class’, ‘exceptionally family-friendly’ hotel is ‘in a great cliff-top location’ overlooking the sea.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Tresanton

Tresanton

St Mawes

There’s no escaping the sweep of the sea at this ‘really super hotel’ above Falmouth Bay: a wraparound deck catches the sun; French doors in the restaurant open on to terraces; nearly all the bedrooms look across the water towards St Anthony’s lighthouse.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • view
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Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor

Fleet

Just the ticket for ‘young children and their exhausted parents’, this Georgian manor house stands in ‘beautiful, romantic’ countryside. It has a ‘friendly, relaxed’ atmosphere that’s ‘really geared for kids’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • disabled
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Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall

Fowey

Close to heritage coast and sandy cove, this ‘delightful old mansion’, the Victorian pile that inspired Kenneth Grahame’s Toad Hall, is packed with ‘first-rate facilities’ for young and old.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle

Kirkby Stephen

‘It’s a home away from home,’ chorus fans in 2017 of the Bennett family’s ‘stunning, well-preserved’ 19th-century pile striking a pose in rambling grounds in the Eden valley.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
10% discount voucher

2016 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Editor’s Choice Family Hotels

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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Sunday Special Offer

King’s Lynn

Arrangements of garden flowers scent the public rooms at this ‘lovely country hotel’, where each of the ‘pretty bedrooms’ is named after a herb.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
25% voucher
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Calcot Manor

Calcot Manor

Tetbury

‘You can hear the sounds of birds all around’ this converted 14th-century farmhouse.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • romantic
  • disabled
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The Evesham Hotel

The Evesham Hotel

Evesham

A self-confessed ‘quirky’ establishment, this family-friendly hotel has been run by John and Sue Jenkinson for 40 years. They have appointed David Field as manager, and stepped back ‘to concentrate on the bits we really enjoy’.
  • swimming
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • swimming_pool
  • disabled
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