TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced its Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Family Hotels. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews from travellers on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period, with emphasis placed on reviews marked as a family stay.
“TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice award-winners make it really easy for parents to find the perfect family-friendly accommodation for their next holiday or weekend getaway without breaking the bank,” said Joanne Kershaw, TripAdvisor spokesperson. “Families looking to keep their kids entertained and make lasting memories have some fantastic resort and hotel options with water parks and educational activities in some of Australia’s best coastal destinations, bookable for an average of $235 per night on TripAdvisor.”
Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels for Families in the Australia:
1. Sea World Resort – Main Beach, Queensland – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate1 of $266 per night.
Located in the ‘Theme Park Capital of Australia’, this Queensland resorts offers a selection of double rooms, deluxe rooms, and deluxe family queen rooms to best suit your holiday experience. There is so much for the whole family to explore including the SpongeBob themed aquatic adventure playground, as well as a Kids’ Club dedicated to the little ones. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “A great family holiday. The whole experience is well catered for children and the deserving parents.”
2. Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort – Cairns, Queensland - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $146 per night.
Nestled amongst the tropical scenery of Far North Queensland, this relaxed, up-scale resort is the ideal spot for a family getaway. Catering for families of all sizes, the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort offers luxury San Lagoon Condos, which sleep up to eight, and Spa Villas and Tropical Ensuite Cabins for smaller families. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “The Cairns Coconut Resort is fantastic. So much for the kids to do – two pool areas and a splash water park which is the standout highlight.”
3. NRMA Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park – Biggera Water, Queensland - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $154 per night.
This family-friendly BIG4 hotel delivers the ultimate Queensland holiday experience, with close access to Australia’s major theme parks, Dreamworld, Movieworld, Wet n Wild, and Seaworld. Upgraded one to three bedroom units and villas offer extras such as private bathrooms, kitchens, sitting rooms and patios; some even have poolside settings or whirlpool baths for a private accommodation experience. “This was perfect. It provided many activities to keep all the children constantly entertained. So entertained we barely saw them,” commented one TripAdvisor reviewer.
4. NRMA Ocean Beach Resort & Holiday Park – Umina Beach, New South Wales - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $176 per night.
Set on the stunning Umina beachfront the resort offers guests the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy a great family holiday, just 1.5 hours north of Sydney. The award winning holiday park offers modern self-contained two and three bedroom cabins, as well as unique Safari tents and a Palm Treehouse which provide a fun camping experience for kids, with added luxuries for parents. A TripAdvisor reviewer said, “This place is awesome, for both families and couples. There is a kid’s water park nearby too which is terrific."
5. Peppers Broadbeach – Broadbeach, Queensland - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $297 per night.
Situated in the heart of contemporary Broadbeach, the luxurious, all-suite accommodation offers guests panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean Gold Coast Hinterland. In close vicinity of one of Queensland’s most popular beaches, families can enjoy a day of sun and sand at nearby Surfer’s Paradise. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “Peppers Broadbeach was amazing! The apartment was very modern and clean. The views were stunning! Our kids loved their stay also.”
6. Jack & Newell Cairns Holiday Apartments – Cairns, Queensland - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $343 per night.
Overlooking the Trinity Inlet, this relaxed, family-friendly apartment complex offers both serviced and non-serviced self-catering one, two & three bedroom apartments. Conveniently located in the heart of Cairns, there is no better opportunity to book a family day-trip to the picturesque Great Barrier Reef. “We stayed for four nights with our two children in a two bed apartment with spectacular views. The location is superb for the reef fleet terminal and the lagoon, and it has lots of nearby restaurants and shops”, said one reviewer.
7. RACV Noosa Resort – Noosa, Queensland - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $305 per night.
Stylish accommodation, set amongst the serene Noosa bushland overlooking a wetlands sanctuary, RACV Noosa Resort is close to shops and restaurants in the nearby suburb of Tewantin. Featuring two heated pools, a lagoon pool with beach entry, waterslide pool, a splash park with playground and toddler pool, the resort will have kids entertained for days. A TripAdvisor reviewer commented, “What more can I say … the apartments were spacious and lovely, the pool was perfect, and the service was wonderful.”
8. Blue Gum Motor Inn – Dubbo, New South Wales - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $141 per night.
9. Turtle Beach Resort – Mermaid Beach, Queensland - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $178 per night.
Located in Queensland’s popular Mermaid Beach area, Turtle Beach resort, is the perfect beachside family getaway. The resort also offers ‘Club Turtle’ an exciting kids’ club program featuring big screen interactive games, creative art and craft sessions, and Xbox for the game fanatics. A TripAdvisor review commented, “A good family holiday, kids had heaps of fun here.”
10. Cocos Beach Bungalows – Broome, Western Australia - Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $351 per night.
This boutique style holiday sanctuary is located a short stroll from the beautiful Cable Beach. With an offering of eight deluxe bungalows, highlighting both space and privacy. At Coco Beach Bungalows, mum and dad can cook up a storm on the BBQ facilities while the kids enjoy a swim in the new pool facility. “We chose Broome as a family holiday for its warm weather, and good beaches. We hit the mark with Broome and Cocos Beach Bungalows”, said one TripAdvisor reviewer.
Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Hotels for Families in the World:
8. Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Esmeralda – Playa del Carmen, Mexico – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average rate of $701 per night. Most affordable month to visit: September ($554)
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Notes to editors:
1Average nightly rates of properties are based on TripAdvisor pricing data for March 1 through August 31, 2016, aggregated from booking partners including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers. USD pricing has been converted to AUD on 29 February 2016 via XE.com.
2Most affordable month to book each property is based on TripAdvisor pricing data for March 1 through December 31, 2016, aggregated from booking partners including online travel agencies and direct hotel suppliers.