The big advantage of a family holiday with babies or small pre-school children? You travel easily outside the busy, expensive school holidays. That's where the list of pluses ends for many parents; it's still a big deal. Not so in Portugal. Where Chitra and Roman Stern, themselves parents of four, welcome you to one of their four luxurious Martinhal family hotels.
Indeed, Chitra and Roman have thought of everything. And you can take that quite literally. So not only children, but parents too will have an unforgettable time. And for these seven reasons:
A slippery floor, dangerous stairs or treacherous table? There's no sign of those at Martinhal resorts. This means you don't have to worry about your little one's safety. So you can take a relaxing shower while overlooking your offspring through a subtle glass wall. And let them frolic freely in the giant, fenced-in playground from which even the smartest Houdini cannot escape.
2. Stress-free environment
Forget those garish family hotels. Martinhal resorts breathe tranquillity. So stay in a comfortable, stylish room and relax with your feet in the pool or during a yoga session. If you want even more privacy, book a spacious suite or stand-alone villa. Although you also benefit from a relaxed atmosphere in the common areas. For instance, children are even allowed to enter the breakfast room in their pyjamas.
3. Provided for everything
Packing your bags can be quite stressful, especially when travelling with small children. Martinhal came up with a solution for that. For instance, the hotels have lots of baby equipment that you can use for free. From a bottle warmer or a cot to a pram, baby sling or baby monitor. Handy!
4. Quality time with the whole family
Spending time with your little one has never been so much fun. You can play in the pool together, conquer the adventure playground, dance the night away at an exuberant kids party or try out a new sport. Or how about a blissful back massage for mum, dad and child? Ideal to make your loving relationship even stronger.
5. Carefree me-time
Of course, during your holidays, you sometimes crave a nice dose of me-time. Or a romantic evening with your partner. Your children are in good hands at a professional Martinhal babysitting service or at the fun Kids Club (from 6 months of age). Meanwhile, put your lips to a fine cocktail at Martinhal Chiado's new 1855 Gin Bar in Lisbon city or explore the city. Sports enthusiasts can also relax through exertion. The golf courses at Martinhal Quinta and Cascais lend themselves to a perfect afternoon of golf. Try the new fitness trail or a game of (padel) tennis on the grounds of Martinhal Sagres or work on your surfing moves on the beach at Martinhal Sagres or Cascais. A bike ride along Portugal's rugged coastlines (including at Martinhal Cascais) is also a must.
6. Culinary indulgences
The excellent Martinhal quality can also be tasted in the kitchen. Every day you sink your teeth into a mouth-watering, culinary menu. The chefs cook with fresh, high-quality ingredients and create healthy, surprising dishes. Also for the little ones. There is an extensive choice of baby food.
7. Phenomenal region
The four Martinhal resorts take you to Portugal's most beautiful regions. So explore bustling Lisbon from Martinhal Chiado. Or stroll along the coastline of nearby Cascais. In the popular Algarve, Martinhal Quinta do Lago takes you to a golf course paradise. While Martinhal Sagres nestles between the beach and the dunes.
About Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts
From a hotel in the famous Quinta do Lago in the Algarve, to a location in Lisbon's beautiful city centre. The Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts hotel chain is praised for its unique family concept. The four hotels Martinhal Sagres, Martinhal Cascais, Martinhal Chiado, Martinhal Quinta all belong to the prestigious German label Kinder Hotels and are designed in collaboration with families. Martinhal offers luxury family holidays with a particularly high level of family-friendly accommodation, restaurants, bars and facilities for children. The essence of Martinhal is bringing together luxury, comfort, design and excellent service for the whole family.