The Algarve, in Portugal, is known as a romantic place for couples but it's also a wonderful place for families with kids. With beautiful beaches, a Mediterranean climate, and lots to do for children, there are also many excellent Algarve hotels that cater to families.
The Dona Filipa Hotel is a five-star hotel in Vale do Lobo in the Algarve. The hotel has every luxury imaginable but is also an incredible place to stay with kids. Facilities include its own fully enclosed Kids' Club -- The Kangaroo Club -- complete with playground, swimming pool, games area, birthday parties, inside and outside play, and more. Children from six months old to 12 years can be left at the club with trained child caregivers -- perfect if you'd like some private time with your spouse.
Three-night packages begin at £167 per night, with special packages for families with children at £224 per night. Find information on The Dona Filipa Hotel at donafilipahotel.com.
For a cheaper option, look at Hotel Topazio in Albufeira. Another one of the wonderful Algarve hotels for families with kids, the Hotel Topazio has an outdoor swimming pool, a kids' paddling pool, and a special children's entertainment program.
The hotel has guest rooms and apartments. The apartments are perfect accommodation for a family with children, as they also have a fully-equipped kitchenette, if you prefer to cook for your kids.
Room rates on Booking.com for the Hotel Topazio begin at £110 for a single room or £136.58 for a one-bedroom apartment, which is suitable for a family with one child.
Also on Booking.com, don't miss looking at Vitor's Village in the village of Ferragudo. A resort hotel, it offers extremely spacious accommodation that come with flat screen TVs, DVD players, a swimming pool, a children's pool, ping pong tables, bicycle rental, and a babysitting service.
Nightly rates are superbly cheap at only £39.31 for a family room, which sleeps two adults and two children.