"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…….

"Mummy, I see a garden with a river under our window!"

8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

Mandy – O – Meter
kids at kids club at family-friendly hotel Brenners Park Baden Baden, Germany

Schillerstrasse 4/6, 76530, Baden-Baden,Germany

When Walt Disney, Henry Ford, King Edward VII, Queen Victoria and President Obama decide to stay at the same hotel, you know it must be someplace special. Oozing old world charm, this 140-year-old kid-friendly property neighbours the world-famous Bla…….

"How often does a hotel give junior his own kiddy Bvlgari toiletries? Just this once."

8.5 Stars (8.5 / 10)

Mandy – O – Meter
Kids in the lobby at hotel Four Seasons Paris

31, Avenue George V 75008 Paris

You thought you were ready for the good life? At the Four Seasons Hotel George V, it doesn’t get any better then this for junior either. At this kid-friendly Paris Hotel, think kiddy Bvlgari toiletries, specially crafted children’s menu and table…….

"My six year old now knows who Alexander Graham Bell is, only because they both stayed at the same hotel…"

7.5 Stars (7.5 / 10)

Mandy – O – Meter
luxury family-holiday

Albermarle Street, London, W1S 4BP

For starters, just staying at Brown’s will be a big lesson in world history for your little ones. This is where Queen Victoria came to have her afternoon teas, where President Roosevelt stayed on his honeymoon and where Napoleon III stayed after he…….

"I finally managed to find something in the romance capital of the world for my kids…. Looks like Beckham and I have the same taste."

8 Stars (8 / 10)

Mandy – O – Meter

112, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore,75008 Paris, France

When the Beckham brood stays at a hotel for a full five months, you know it has to be special. Try competing with a Parisian family-friendly hotel that boasts of a hard-to-find kids’ club, treasure hunts for the little ones, a garden courtyard, not…….