Quality hotel, quality time
Families on holidays want to have a quality time together, and the hotel becomes a home away from home. The available facilities in the room or apartment and the pleasant and safe surroundings are of vital importance for a relaxing holiday. In hotels it is often difficult to please everyone, but by giving priority to children Bee Happy Hotels meet the needs of modern families. Listed establishments of Bee Happy Hotels perfectly understand your needs and create an ideal environment where both children and parents can be happy.
We know that children and their parents have different expectations: kids want to play with other children; parents want to relax. But we also realise that a holiday is about bonding and re-uniting: parents wish to have time for themselves and their partner, or wish to play with their children, or simply wish to watch their kids splash in the pool.
The majority of the guests at Bee Happy Hotels are families, who insist on quality, safety and service. Therefore our aim is to promote only the best family accommodation, where parents and children can have time for themselves, or together. In other words the philosophy of Bee Happy Hotels is quite simple: holiday accommodation where families can be happy. No need to worry about available facilities or safety, we have made the selection for you.
One bee indicates that we have found a nice place to stay, loding where families are welcome! We don't worry too much about the official hotel classification awarded by the national ministry of Tourism, or whether it is a small family run hotel or a large holiday resort. In any case, how can you trust a national rating system of stars or keys which is different in each country? We believe children are the same wherever you go, and behave the same wherever you take them! The hotel, resort or apartment complex has been selected based on published hotel reviews by families with young children. It has been included in our collection because it has a (very) high score for child and family friendliness. In other words, it stands out because of the facilities and services, but it has not been rated officially yet by the Quality Team of Bee Happy Hotels.
In addition to these selected hotels, resorts and self-catering apartments from all over the Mediterranean, we have applied our own quality criteria and have been divided them into categories. Obviously this is just our own rating (in addition to any stars, keys or awards the hotel has) but hopefully this makes it easier for you to decide where to stay.
Hotels with 3 bees offer the following:
- Separate playground with at least 3 play things, in a safe area or separate childrens' pool (for some hotels the playground or children's pool may be located up to 200m from the hotel)
- Available on request and subject to availability: baby cots, kettles and high chairs
- Child-friendly atmosphere (most hotel guests are families)
- Cleaning and change of linen at least 3 times a week
- Bi-lingual person available on a 24 hour basis (who lives in the hotel or nearby)
Hotels with 4 bees meet the following, additional criteria:
- Outdoor children’s pool, safely separated from adult pool and
- Separate playground with at least 3 playthings, in a safe area
- Reception desk (min. 12 hours a day)
- Sports activities (basketball, tennis, ping pong, etc.)
Hotels with 5 bees meet the following, additional criteria:
- Safe playroom with supervision
- Reception desk 24 hours
- Restaurant on site
- Daily cleaning service
- Washing machine/tumble dryer/dry cleaning available
The accommodations, according to their official category, offer various types of rooms:
- Accommodation in three- or four-bedded rooms (without kitchen)
- Accommodation in three- or four-bedded apartments (with kitchen)
- Comfortable triple hotel rooms or two connected hotel rooms
Most of the hotels have an organised beach within a walking distance (500m) and a distance of 30km maximum from a hospital.
In addition some of the hotels offer:
- All inclusive for families (mostly 5 bees category)
- Toys, books, drawing sets and movies can be borrowed
- Wifi internet access from the room or PC with internet in separate area
- Organised activities for children (the so called 'Kids Club')
- Indoor swimming pool suitable for children
- Baby sitting service on request
- Plastic tableware for children in restaurant
- Special menu for children in restaurant
In case you wish to suggest a hotel (not listed) or if you wish to send us your personal evaluation of a listed hotel, please feel free to contact us or write a hotel review anytime.