Family Hotels for Great Family Holidays in Australia

Start planning your perfect family holiday at one of these great family hotels in Australia.

Planning the perfect family holiday means finding the perfect family hotel. The hotel that has plenty of room and indulgences for the grown-ups to enjoy as well as plenty of excitement to delight the little ones.


To help you make things easier, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite family hotels in Australia.

Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains by MGallery​

Escape into the Blue Mountains at the ultimate family resort, Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery.


While the grownups might love the resort for the great views, the spa, and the incredible location, the kids have plenty to love too with a whole host of activities for children at this much loved family hotel. 

  • Four dedicated KidsZone spaces mean the little ones have plenty of things to do and activities to enjoy.
  • The Fairmont Express offers a fun train ride through the resort for children aged 3-12 (be sure to check times of operation with the Concierge team and be aware that train rides may cease in bad weather)
  • The Merry-Go-Round runs daily during the school holidays, weather permitting.Animal lovers can enjoy pony rides—children can enjoy hand-led pony rides around the stable gardens on weekends and during school holidays. 
  • Complimentary movies on the big screen in the auditorium-cinema within the resort. Reception and concierge outside the cinema can share movie listings and session times. Indoor pool (perfect for the cooler months) and outdoor pool for those steamy days in the sunshine. 


Family rooms, pet rooms, and interconnecting rooms make planning a holiday for the whole family easy. At dinner time, the on-site restaurant, Azzurro Trattoria, makes planning a delicious dinner for the family a breeze.

Pullman Sydney Hyde Park​ 

In the heart of the city, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is the ultimate home base for families looking to explore Sydney.


Enjoy a plentiful breakfast buffet with an abundance of choice—even the pickiest eaters will find something delicious to eat. And for an afternoon treat, the little ones will love candy hour. 


Every Friday and Saturday in the school holidays, Pullman Sydney Hyde Park is pulling out the candy trolley to delight those with a sweet tooth, staying within the hotel.

Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer

For a family holiday in Melbourne, ​ Mövenpick Hotel Melbourne on Spencer is a great home base. With convenient access to the best of the city, Melbourne is at your fingertips. And the fun doesn’t stop when you step back in the door at the end of the day. 


Kids 12 and under get to enjoy free, unlimited ice cream. And the free daily Chocolate Hour from 3:30pm to 4:30pm is a treat for any chocolate lover.


Stay in a Family Suite, and you’ll be able to enjoy your own spaces, connected by an interior hallway.. Families staying in a family suite can enjoy benefits, including kids up to 6yrs eating free, and kids 7-12 eating for 50% off the kids’ menu.


And into the evening, Mövenpick Melbourne has a fantastic swimming pool that's open until 10pm each day—perfect for tiring the kids out before bedtime or enjoying a relaxing dip in the evening.  Is there any better way to enjoy a family holiday in Melbourne?

Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff​ 

For a family hotel that’s all about fun in the sun choose Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff. Directly adjacent to Salt Beach, Mantra is perfect for a relaxing family holiday with plenty of time spent together at the beach.


There’s opportunity to swim at the hotel too, of course. The children’s wading pool, heated rock pool, and large lagoon-style pool give everyone the opportunity to enjoy a dip.


Dinner time is easy. Surge Bar and Restaurant for relaxed dining by the pool or Season Restaurant for tantalising tapas are both on-site dining options. And there are plenty of cafes and restaurants within SALT precinct, just nearby.


Then you can all settle into your spacious rooms, overlooking the ocean for a moment of seaside serenity while the kids go off to sleep.

Ibis Styles East Perth

Fun and convenience are the order of the day at the ibis Styles East Perth. Located in the heart of Perth, you’re just minutes away from the CBD, close to the Swan River, and within walking distance of the Optus Stadium. Kid-friendly attractions like Elizabeth Quay, Perth Zoo, and Burswood Park are just moments away. 


Within the hotel, you can enjoy playful decor to brighten up any day, as well as entertainment for the whole family. Head down to the lobby for a quick game of ping pong.


Or wind down together by connecting to the Chromecast in your room. And in the morning, children under 12 can enjoy a free breakfast when dining with the family. 

Novotel Canberra​

Spacious rooms for the whole family and easy access to Canberra’s must-see family attractions are just the start when you stay at the Novotel Canberra.


You’ll enjoy an unrivalled location in the heart of the city - within easy reach of some of Canberra’s best shopping and dining. Not to mention the arts and culture that call Canberra home. 


When the kids need to burn off their excess energy, you can make use of the indoor, heated pool. And kids’ activities run throughout the year, including Kids’ High Teas.


A dedicated kids’ menu, plus free accommodation and breakfast for two children under 16 when staying with the family means easy budgeting for those must-see Canberra attractions. 

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Choosing a family hotel for your holiday together should be simple and easy, so that you can focus on what matters: fun times together. Book your family-friendly hotel in Australia or New Zealand and start planning your next family getaway.

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