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Sol Hotels: accommodations and fun

Just a few hotel chains have achieved what Melià has achieved with its family hotel line Sol Hotels. After a changing process carried out in the last three years, one of the tourism brands specialized in family holiday in Spain has increasingly become a hallmark of fun hotels in beach areas designed for travellers of the century.

Modern services, design spaces and innovative activities that make each hotel something completely different from all others are some features of this new Melià. Some examples are their hotels in Magaluf that have been there for years and that they managed to turn into new accommodation references in Majorca: for young athletes, couples and groups of friends and family.

So, among them, we suggest you the Sol Wave House , the Sol Kathmandu or the Sol Beach House , created under the concept of contemporary, fashion, with style and inspired by the latest trends.

Beach hotels for children and adults alike

The tourism sector is still in phase of deep specialization, adjusting their products increasingly to a specific type of traveller and improving all services, activities and special facilities for this specific segment. One of the clearest examples that exist today is the transformation of the family hotels in hotels for children: promoting more attention to children, allowing parents to enjoy more free time, more holiday at their own pace.

A good example of this new type of hotel (which, in reality, has always existed, but somewhat vague, since the accommodations for families covered too much without specifying) are those who make up the Ole Hotels portfolio. Ole Olivina Lanzarote or Ole Tropical Tenerife represent a perfect holiday accommodation for those who travel with children and want a hotel that gives them a complete and special service for the little ones.

Paying attention to children is, almost indissolubly, gaining time to give to their parents. In this way, a family that choose a hotel specialized in children in destinations such as Majorca, Ibiza, Canary Islands or Andalusia will always have a better and personal that in a generic family hotel where services are more general and more aimed at pleasing everyone without giving specific solutions to specific issues.

It is truth that mini club service is preserved in both types of hotels, however, in a hotel for children, schedules tend to be more flexible, groups tend to include more ages, facilities are more prepared for kids to comfortably enjoy them and, in a differentiated way, certain areas are dedicated to adults, to provide them relax while the children have fun.

More teams of instructors, more activities inside and outside the hotel, fun and special menus, games rooms and nursery with babysitting even for nights… Entertained children, and happy and relaxed parents. Little by little the services provided are taking shape and the result, for now, is a real success.

In addition, as you can see in the following video of the hotel in Puerto del Carmen Ole Olivina Lanzarote, hotels for children are not exclusive, moreover, those travelling as a couple or with a group of friends can enjoy much better spaces and quiet moments, without having to constantly share different parts of the hotel with the little ones. In this way, there is privacy for adults without giving up care and fun that younger guests need.

The funniest hotel pets

The best family hotels in Majorca are ready to start the summer holiday. New facilities, new activities and educational games, dining room for the children with healthier menus, playing grounds with professional care, pools with children’s play area and ¡the funniest pets! There are these pets from a very unique specie, little animals that will be in each hotel, and will share with your children this summer.

We have a new pet this year: Woogi, from Garden Hotels, who has several family hotels in Majorca, the name was chosen by the younger guests last summer, it’s a furry animal with a pink nose, with a T-shirt and trainer shoes, always ready to play and entertain the children staying in the hotels in playa de Muro, Port d’Alcudia and Cala Ratjada.

Next to Woogi, we have the famous Smiley, the pet of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts, one of the most traditional pets during holiday: the Smiley dog, is the pride of the Playa de Muro, Alcudia and Playa de Palma resorts and every summer they organize a lot of activities for the children, leaving the parents the opportunity to enjoy their holidays without worrying. Workshops, dances, and sunset parties, karaoke, gymnastic course, team games, and everything that will stimulate children’s creativity.

Proty, Protur Hotels official pet

The Sa Coma hotels from Protur Hotels is home of another famous pet in Majorca: Proty the castor, what travel to the island with its family during summer to play with the children staying in these exclusive beach resorts.

For those who chose to stay in the Calvià coast, will have the opportunity to meet Pongus from Fergus Hotels, an adorable pony full of energy and always ready to make people laugh. In order to do that it created a club inside the hotels in Majorca, (the famous Pongus Club) where children will have a great time with all the workshops, games, sports, trips, and even beach and pool parties.

If you’re travelling with your kids, always choose a hotel with playing grounds and pet, they will love it, and the care and babysitting system tend to be better than those who hasn’t. The price is barely the same, since it’s an included service in this type of resorts.

Child friendly hotels

Planning a family holiday that really feels like a holiday is no easy feat… However, it can be also an enjoyable experience. Hotel chains in Spain have understood the needs of new traveller parents and have reinvented their facilities during the last years, in order to offer a more complete and specialized service for those who travel with the little ones. That is how themed hotels for children were born.

One of the pioneers in this type of hotels in Spain is the family hotel chain of Melià, Sol Hotels. Thanks to them we can now enjoy the Flintstones hotels, inspired by the renowned cartoons series: special restaurant for kids, themed miniclub as if it were the stone age, pools designed as water parks, sport and game areas just for children, professional teams, entertainment with the series characters…

Hotels for children Sol Hotels

Hotels for children Sol Hotels

After these hotels, many other have been created: family hotels in Lanzarote or Tenerife which receive a lot of family travellers.  Although they are not as wonderful as the previous ones, they far exceed the expectations of parents travelling with children. For the, children are as important as adults, and satisfying them is their priority. At the same time, these hotels offer services and complimentary plans for parents to make the most of their time while kids are having fun.

Some urban family hotels have followed of the family resorts in Tenerife, Majorca or Andalusia and have created, as far as possible, spaces conceived for family travellers: largest rooms with special furniture for children, themed amenities, gastronomy for kids, pushchairs, free bike rental for all the family…

Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre: a hotel in paradise.

The Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre is the most exclusive and complete hotel of the Estelar hotel chain. It is a luxury hotel located in Boyacá, Colombia, at the shores of Sochagota lake and surrounded by more than 100 acres of woods and green areas. Its wide and varied service and experience offer make this hotel adequate for all type of profiles: family trips, business trips, celebration of weddings and banquets, sport trips, relax trips…

The Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre has prepared a wide range of activities for sport and family trips: tennis courts, water sports to enjoy Sochagota lake, golf, paintball, horse riding… Besides, if you are travelling with children you will be able to visit the farm, located close at hand from the hotel, where children will discover farm work and some of the most special animals in Colombia.

Water sports in Sochagota Lake

Water sports in Sochagota Lake

If you prefer to enjoy a relax trip, in the Estelar Paipa Hotel you will find all type of details and facilities that will make your stay unforgettable: thermal waters, spa, sauna, Turkish bathroom, massage room, hairdresser… All you can imagine in a natural surrounding for an idyllic holiday in paradise. Besides, you may take pleasure in the Estelar Paipa hotel suites, with their own chimney, bathroom with shower and bathtub and independent living room.  

But apart from meeting all the conditions and services of a spa, a family hotel and a sport hotel, the Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre is the ideal place for the celebration of events and for business trips. With 7 multifunctional meeting rooms, an events organiser staff and all the business services you can imagine, including 24-hour room service and business centre, your own event, either the celebration of a wedding or an important business meeting, will be a complete success.

Below we offer you a virtual tour with this video through the Estelar Paipa Hotel & Convention Centre, where you will discover the gardens, the Sochagota lake and the great hotel facilities. 

Hotels for everyone

The hotel chain Sol Hotels, owned by the Meliá Hotels International group, is a company that has innovated with their hotel portfolio, without losing its essence: comfortable hotels, fun, designed for relax and enjoyment, ideal for families or to enjoy with friends or with your partner… In one word, the perfect combination to continue to lead sun and beach tourism in our country, without neglecting new travellers that are seeking different experiences and accommodations that offer something new.

Flinstone Hotels

This is the reason behind the family hotels brand, well known for their Flintstones Hotels that have, in just a few years, become a model for hotels for children in Spain. In them, the traveller finds an accommodation designed for travelling with children with special services, just for them. From nursery and mini club to a real amusement park, recreating the famous cartoons after which the hotels are named.

Some of the most famous Flintstones Hotels include the recently renovated Sol Antillas Barbados, in Magaluf Beach, Sol Lanzarote in Puerto del Carmen, Sol Pelicanos Ocas in Benidorm, Sol Milanos Pingüinos, located in the beautiful cove of Son Bou, Menorca.

Hotels for young Majorca

But, while Sol Hotels stands out as a brand for family beach resorts, the hotel chain has created new and very complete proposals, transforming some of its most popular hotels and in popular destinations such as the Sol Ibiza hotel, a hotel for friends on the white island, designed to enjoy the summer in good company, or the Sol Katmandu Park & Resort, an accommodation which will premier this summer in Magaluf.

Hotel Magaluf theme park

They have not forgotten to include, in their portfolio, those travellers who look for a relaxed and intimate destination, which to enjoy quietly as a couple. For them, Sol Hotels has 2 different brands: hotels for couples, with special services for two, and adults only hotels, which only accommodates persons over 16 years of age. In both cases, the objective is to provide a more sophisticated and quiet accommodation with entertainment and facilities specifically designed for those who want to relax, by the sea, without any sort of worries.

Among the most prominent Adults Only hotels from the Sol Hotels portfolio, are the Sol Cala Blanca in Palma Nova, Majorca, the Sol Costablanca, Benidorm, and the Sol Menorca.