"Mummy why is this hotel so beautiful?"

8 Stars (8 / 10)

Mandy – O – Meter
Amenities at luxury family-friendly hotel St. Regis Rome

Via Vittorio E. Orlando 3, Rome

As I walked into this 1894 hotel, I could see why the King of Spain lived here for 10 years. The art, chandeliers, antiques, velvets, drapes, ornate ceilings and varied shades of maroon and gold – forget the kids, I was mesmerized! I, like its form…….

"If your child still doesn't know who Pinocchio is, this hotel definitely will change that..."

7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

Mandy – O – Meter
kids activities at hotel savoy florence in Italy

Piazza della Repubblica 7, Florence, 50123, Italy

It struck me how centrally located this 1893 family-friendly hotel is when I heard the sound of bells ringing next door at the Duomo. Sitting majestically on the historic café-lined Piazza della Repubblica, Uffizi Gallery, River Arno, Ponte Vecchio …….

"I stood in the secret garden, closed my eyes and smiled - this is where Picasso had once picked oranges!"

8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

Mandy – O – Meter
kids playing in garden at kid-friendly hotel de russie rome Italy

Via del Babuino 9 Rome 00187 Italy

How often does a famous French poet describe a hotel as “paradise on earth”? Almost never, except when the poet is Jean Cocteau and the hotel is De Russie. For the record, I agree with Jean.
With a location like that (adjoining Piazza del Popolo…….