Dreaming of the day when restrictions lift and we can rediscover the world with family? Whether travellers are looking to relax and rejuvenate, sample local cuisines or simply spend time with loved ones, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is well equipped to ensure families of all ages have the holiday of a lifetime, at one of the company’s many family-friendly hotels across Europe.
Families can take advantage of Wyndham’s ‘Stay Longer & Save’ promotion through the brand’s Wyndham Rewards® programme, offering a generous saving of 20% on nightly rates, on bookings of three nights or more*.
The group has revealed six of its best hotels to visit for a post-lockdown family holiday, all with spacious rooms and activities for all ages. From exploring Greek archaeological sites to golf holidays, here are just a few suggestions for where to go and reconnect as a family in 2021.
Wyndham Grand Novi Vinodolski Resort, Croatia
Overlooking the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic Sea with panoramic views of the unfolding mountaintops, Wyndham Grand Novi Vinodolski Resort offers an idyllic family getaway. The resort caters for the whole family with a selection of Premium and Deluxe apartments which can sleep up to six people and come with separate kitchen and living spaces, for ample space for families to spread out and relax. Kids can enjoy the selection of children’s pools and playrooms in the kid’s club as well as the Pirates’ Island playground, while parents can unwind with a revitalising day at the spa and fitness centre.
For further exploration, Wyndham Grand Novi Vinodolski Resort is just metres from the beach, whilst families can also discover nearby Risnjak National Park or island hop between neighbouring islands Kosljun and Prvić.
Room rates for a Premium Apartment based on 2 adults and 2 kids start from €380 (£344 approx.) per night during the school summer holidays 2021.
Set in the verdant hillsides of Lassithi by the waters of the Cretan Sea, Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay offers activities to suit all ages. Families can keep active on the tennis courts or beach volleyball court, play a round of golf at the nearby Crete Golf Club, or take a swim in one of the outdoor kids or adult pools. Wyndham Grand Crete Mirabello Bay offers a range of rooms to suit families including spacious maisonettes and family rooms sleeping four with two separate bedrooms, all with double and twin beds and garden or sea views.
On the island of Crete guests can explore the local vineyards and olive groves, partake in water sports on nearby beaches, or soak up the local culture with a visit to some of the island’s museums and historic monuments.
Room rates for a Family Room based on 2 adults and 2 kids start from €474 (£429 approx.) per night during the school summer holidays 2021.
Located in the picturesque town of Brauron, just one hour from the centre of Athens, this beachfront hotel is the perfect base for families. Guests visiting Dolce by Wyndham Athens Attica Riviera can spread out in style when staying in the 38 sqm Executive Family Maisonette. Sleeping up to five guests and spread across two floors, the maisonette comes complete with cosy wooden furnishings, a separate living space with mountain views. Guests can get involved in the hotel’s live music, folklore dancing and the weekly entertainment programme, as well as keep active with mini soccer, table-tennis, water sports, tennis and basketball available.
Families can brush up on their history knowledge with visits to The Sanctuary of Artemis, an Archaic site devoted in classical times to the Greek goddess or the Archaeological Museum of Brauron both within close proximity to the hotel.
Room rates for an Executive Family Maisonette based on 2 adults and 2 kids start from €340 (£295 approx.) per night during the school summer holidays 2021.
Dolce by Wyndham CampoReal Lisboa, Portugal
A peaceful haven in the heart of the protected landscape of the Socorro and Archeira Mountains in Torres Vedras, this leading golf resort gives both adults and children the opportunity to put their putting skills to the test. Guests can choose from a wide selection of both catered and self-catered accommodation suited for families, including an expansive villa sleeping up to eight with four bedrooms and its own kitchenette, garden and outdoor pool. After a day of playing golf, adults can unwind by relaxing in the spa or pool, whilst kids can have fun at the hotel’s Welly Kids Park equipped with a range of activities for children ages 2 – 12 years old.
Located in Torres Vedras, just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon, Dolce CampoReal Lisboa offers the perfect home base to explore the Portuguese countryside. Guests can discover the culture and history of the area with a visit to the Monastery of Alcobaça, a UNESCO World Heritage site or visit one of the region’s wineries or beaches.
Room rates for the Villa based on 2 adults and 2 kids start from €405 (£352 approx.) per night during the school summer holidays 2021.
Wyndham Grand Algarve, Portugal
Nestled within the distinguished Quinta do Lago area in the heart of the Algarve, Wyndham Grand Algarve offers the perfect break for families. Parents can enjoy some quality time together by the pool or indulge in a couple’s treatment at the spa whilst kids will have the holiday of a lifetime making arts and crafts at the Hakuna Matata club. Ideal for families, the modern two-bedroom Sunset Suite accommodates up to five guests, and offers separate living space and garden views, whilst the ultra-spacious penthouse Sunset Suite features three-bedroom suites with emperor beds, as well as a balcony, kitchenette and lounge.
In the local area, guests can embark on a jeep safari through Ria Formosa Natural Park, take a hot air balloon ride from the Lagos Aerodrome, or enjoy a game of golf at the world-renowned, Quinta do Lago golf resort.
Room rates for The Penthouse Sunset Suite based on 2 adults and 2 kids start from €531 (£462 approx.) per night during the school summer holidays 2021.
Akti Imperial Hotel & Convention Centre Dolce by Wyndham is the ideal hub for families looking to visit and explore the ancient city of Rhodes. Guests can visit nearby top attractions like the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, a medieval castle turned museum, and the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes full of treasures dating back 7,000 years. After a day of exploring, guests can take a dip in one of the five refreshing pools, relax with an indulgent treatment at the spa or sunbathe on Ixia Beach whilst kids can play in the supervised playground and children’s pool with water toys. The hotel’s junior suites offer comfortable accommodation for families of four, with a minibar, safe and sea views.
In the surrounding area, guests can take a short drive to the charming fishing village and archaeological site of Lindos, soak up the island’s natural beauty at idyllic beaches like Elli, Zephyros, and Kallithea, or visit the historic Rodini Park, full of peacocks and the forest of Petaloudes.
Room rates for a Junior Suite based on 2 adults and 2 kids start from €425 (£367 approx.) per night on the ultra-all-inclusive meal plan, for a minimum stay of 5 nights, during the school summer holidays 2021.
*Promotion is valid on any bookings made after 15th February and before 31st August 2021, and for stays between 1st April 2021 – 30th September 2021. Guests must sign up as a Wyndham Rewards member to benefit from the saving. Visit https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/en-uk/wyndham-rewards/join for more info.
**Room rates correct at time of media distribution, based on currency exchange rate and subject to availability