If you are planning a family getaway through Catalan lands, here is our selection with some of the best establishments, from the mountains to the coast.
With the arrival of holidays or long bridges, many families ask themselves a question: where can we travel or escape with the children? And if you ask “those little fools” directly (as Serrat calls them in his song), chances are they won’t care as long as they’re having fun. Boredom is forbidden. The united family will never be defeated and traveling with children is an increasingly growing trend.
Why a family getaway in Catalonia?
The Catalan community is one of the main family destinations and there is always a wide variety of possibilities to choose from. The sea and the beaches are very well prepared for all audiences, there are spectacular theme parks near the cities and plans in the middle of nature are multiplying.
For this reason, for families who choose Catalonia for their next vacation, weekend or long weekend, we have researched and proposed 5 hotels in Catalonia with very good opinions in the different provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona.
Eye, the following hotels have been selected:
- According to its value for money
- Depending on your location
- According to your availability
- Based on user feedback
Rural Hotel & Spa Mas Prat
Our top pick is a full-fledged rural getaway. About 120 kilometers north of Barcelona and about 60 kilometers west of Girona, the rural hotel & spa Mas Prat is located in the Bianya Valley, next to the Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park, between meadows and forests. That’s really nice. Activities for children will not be lacking: there is a wide variety of hiking trails, bike rides, horseback riding, Segway or flying over the region in a hot air balloon.
Many users highlight rooms with a view. Built on an old parish, it has double, triple and quadruple rooms, and some have a good terrace. In addition, the interior has very pleasant corners such as the living room with fireplace, perfect for winter evenings.
What do users think? The reviews are almost all excellent. On Booking.com they obtain 9.1 out of 10 and on Google 4.7 out of 5. Several comments highlight the Spa area (very complete), the outdoor swimming pool and a very comfortable garden for the little ones to play.
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In the Pyrenees of Lleida
Hotel Cerdagne Eco Resort
Prullans is one of those endearing little towns in the Pyrenees. Stone houses, slate roofs, chimneys, a river covered with vegetation… The purest essence of the high mountains. Located in Baixa Cerdanya, in the province of Lleida, the Cerdanya Eco Resort hotel is designed for a family experience. The goal here is to have direct contact with nature.
You can choose the stay that suits you best. It has comfortable rooms, apartments and bungalows with heating and a private bathroom. The good thing is that if you are going with young children, this place offers all kinds of facilities for children. It is worth highlighting the Farm&Park, where children can feed the animals, practice archery, enter a maze or jump at will on the trampolines.
What do users think? There are many positive comments in general about the cleanliness and processing, but many users highlight the ecological quality of the food. 4.3 out of 5 on Google and 8 out of 10 on Booking.com
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Theme Park in Tarragona
Hotel PortAventura Riviere d’Or
It is surely one of the selected options most designed for children. Although, make no mistake, sometimes adults even have a better time. Hotel Gold River is located in PortAventura Park, on the coast of Tarragona. The good thing is that it’s a themed room, it’s like a game, and walking through the door will make the family feel like they’re part of a western movie.
One of the great advantages is that this 5-star establishment has a swimming pool, a games room and a program of entertainment and activities which, once the park is closed, will keep the little ones occupied. And besides, it’s very relaxing to be able to have a drink on the terrace of the hotel bar after dinner.
What do users think? Feedback is generally very positive. In Google they give it a rating of 4.4 out of 5 (with more than 6,500 reviews) and in Booking a rating of 8.5 out of 10. Many emphasize the comfort and spaciousness of the rooms for a family experience.
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On the first line of the Costa Brava
Hotel Calina in Cadaques
There is no doubt that the Costa Brava is one of the most recommended destinations if you plan to travel with your family. It’s not only sun and beautiful coves, it’s also a very pleasant city to walk around, good restaurants and you can take memorable bike or boat rides. Precisely the hotel that we propose is located on the very beach of Port-Lligat, in Cadaqués.
It is a small hotel perfect for a weekend getaway, as it has parking, swimming pool with children’s area, next to the sea and 4 steps from Salvador Dalí’s house ( a great recommendation to go with children). It has double rooms, but also studios with terrace and very well equipped kitchen, more suitable if you are going with the family or planning to spend a few days. And be careful, the price is one of the cheapest.
What do travelers think? Most of the comments from travelers highlight the situation facing the sea and the surroundings and the swimming pool. The scores are as follows: on Booking.com they give it a 9 out of 10 and on Google a 4.5 out of 5. Safe bet.
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In the middle of the forest
Cabins of Oller del Mas
The latter is also an experience eminently for children. And also, very healthy since the accommodations we offer are cabins in the middle of nature. A unique concept of total immersion. Amid oaks, pines, holm oaks and vineyards, with the fabulous Montserrat mountain range as a backdrop, the peace that breathes in this place is unbeatable.
In the 22 completely sustainable wooden cabins, even the smallest detail is taken care of. They were inaugurated in 2021. That is to say, they are brand new. Wine, well-being, gastronomy and sport come together to offer a wide range of experiences to the customers of this winery in Manresa. From there, the activities to do with the family are endless: swimming in the outdoor swimming pool, it has a gym, pitch & put, horse riding, personal training or rental of electric mountain bikes.
What do travelers think? Although this hotel is relatively new, there are many good reviews: 4.7 out of 5 on Google and 9.1 out of 10 on Booking. Interestingly, many users rate the comfort of beds and their comfort very positively.
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We scour the Catalan community for the best family hotels