Top 16 Family Friendly Hotels to Stay for School Holidays
Let’s plan ahead for the next school holidays. What better way to take full advantage of the school break than to go on a vacation with your kids?
However you imagine your family vacation to be, there is a perfect Shangri-La hotel or resort for your school holiday.Check out our exclusive School Holiday Offer here
Family vacations are the best way for everyone to take a breather and spend quality time together. But with the kids and all, planning can be a chore. To help you out, here’s a list of the best family friendly hotels that’s got all you need for a home away from home.
Set within 15 acres of lush gardens, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is a tropical urban resort perfect for family-friendly accommodations in Singapore.
The hotel offers fun activities for adults and children to enjoy, whether it’s shopping, dining, entertaining or wellness-related.
Savour vibrant dining delights at the hotel’s signature restaurants. The Lobby Lounge offers authentic heritage hawker fare with flair; while the Line showcases a sumptuous buffet spread for the whole family to enjoy. NAMI Restaurant and Bar features fine Japanese dining, where children can also learn to prepare their own sushi rolls; while Shang Palace showcases traditional Chinese cuisine fit for everyone to feast in.
With a complimentary shuttle service to the heart of Orchard Road, the whole family can have fun exploring the city. The kids can choose their own adventure, be it exploring renowned attractions including Singapore Botanic Gardens, the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site; go on a Universal Studios tour; bounce off a trampoline at the ultimate indoor adrenaline arena at Cathay Cineleisure; or experience the thrilling Night Safari.
After all the excitement, mom and dad can go for some retail therapy through shopping for the latest trends at the many malls along Orchard road, or treat themselves to a soothing spa treatment or wellness massage at CHI, The Spa, while the kids can enjoy playing in the freeform outdoor swimming pool.
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, 258350, Singapore
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Hotel Jen Tanglin offers the ideal accommodation for a family vacation.
The hotel is connected to Tanglin Shopping Mall, a one-stop lifestyle mall with over 71 shops, restaurant & services, catering to you and your family. The hotel also provides complimentary shuttle service to the heart of Orchard Road for more shopping.
Within walking distance is the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the only tropical garden, to be honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Grab some muffins or other light snacks from Jen’s Kitchen On-the-Go and go for a visit. Bask in nature and bond over a fun picnic with the kids or take part in the many tours organized by the Botanic Gardens, choose from Heritage Tour, Learning Forest Tour, and Rainforest Tour.
Within the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Bukit Timah Core is the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Asia’s first garden dedicated to children. The kids will love crossing the swaying suspension bridge; climbing up to the tree house, and playing with water at the water play area (so don’t forget a change of clothes!)
After a day out, return to the hotel to delight everyone in the family at the array of culinary options available. The themed dinner buffets at J65 lets you savour a new cuisine every day!
What’s more, stay connected with the latest complimentary travel amenity – the Handy smartphone. Have the freedom to explore the city with free internet access, international calls to 15 countries, map navigations and insider guides
Address: 1A Cuscaden Road, 249716, Singapore
Sentosa is home to some of Singapore’s biggest tourist attraction like Universal Studios Singapore, SEA Aquarium, and Adventure Cove. And if you’re eager to visit these attractions but not a fan of being housed with the crowd, where better than to put your family up in a resort near them?
Not a fan of touristy places? Take part in a host of family activities organised by Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore, including The Flying Trapeze and one of Singapore’s largest children’s club, The Cool Zone.
Address: 101 Siloso Road, Sentosa, 098970, Singapore
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Located right in the heart of famous Orchard Road, Hotel Jen Orchardgateway is the perfect location if you and your family enjoy the buzz of the city life.
Want to explore beyond Orchard Road? With the Somerset MRT station just an elevator ride down; your family can travel the city like a local.
After the shopping and exploring, don’t forget to explore library@orchard on Level 3 of Orchardgateway. Conceived as a public library with a focus on design and applied arts, library@orchard won the President’s Award ‘Design of the Year 2015’
Ending the day of Lion City life, your family room offers plenty of space for a comforting retreat while providing you amazing views of Marina Bay.
Address: 277 Orchard Road, 238858, SingaporeBook Now
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur is the place for you for a luxurious staycation not too far away. Ideally located within the commercial, shopping and entertainment hub Golden Triangle, there are plenty of things to eat, see, buy, and do. Hop on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle and explore Malaysia’s most modern and developed city. Catch the latest animation film at Berjaya Times Square, or thrill yourselves at their indoor theme park. Kidzania, the award winning themed learning center is also not too far away from the hotel, just merely 20 minutes away for families with kids who want to explore something different.
If you just want to relax, soak up the sun by the poolside as you watch your family and kids splash about in the paddling pool for children.
Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250, Malaysia
Perfectly located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur offers the best panoramic view of the city’s skyline.
The rooftop pool is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. The clear, wide windows lining the perimeter offers you unobstructed views of the Petronas Twin Towers. When you’re done, the poolside lounge area makes for a comfortable place to snack with the kids before heading out to Suria KLCC for shopping and musical fountain performances.
Later in the day, you can conveniently bring the kids to Aquaria KLCC for a glimpse into fascinating world of marine life. Alternatively, head to the KLCC Park located just beside the hotel, which features a children’s playground and the only free water park in Kuala Lumpur.
With direct covered access to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and walking distance to shopping malls and local attractions, you’ll get the value of quality accommodation complete with comforts and conveniences to enjoy with your family and kids!
Address: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088, MalaysiaCheck out our online exclusive School Holiday Offer here
There is everything for a family spending their holiday at Putrajaya Shangri-La. The Infinity Pool with stunning view of the Putrajaya City would be the place for the family to spend their quality time. The pool is safe for kids at the age of 10 and above. The kids pool and the Kids Fun Room are ideal for kids of the age of 7 and below. Both parents get to enjoy foot massage or head and shoulder massage by the pool.
There are great attractions within Putrajaya for the whole family, the shuttle to the Skyride Festivals Park is provided on complimentary basis, cruising on the Putrajaya Lake and few more outdoor activities.
Address: Taman Putra Perdana Presint 1, Wilayah Persekutuan, Putrajaya, 62000, MalaysiaCheck out Putrajaya Shangri-La Staycation deal here
While you’re in Thailand, it is customary to have your family experience the unique culture and warm hospitality of Thais. Without having to step out of the hotel, enjoy graceful classical dance performances while indulging in some favourite Thai dishes in a traditional Thai teak pavilion, or on a veranda facing the river at the hotel’s Salathip Restaurant.
Shangri-La Bangkok is conveniently located next to a BTS station. Families can enjoy the Horizon river dinner cruise or take the daily evening river shuttle to Asiatique.
As you retreat back to your room, admire the sunrise and fantastic view of the historic Chao Phraya River in luxury.
Address: 89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
Chiangmai is famous for their numerous Buddhists temples. Rich in history and culture, this makes for a great chance to enrich your little ones’ knowledge as you visit the magnificent temples detailed with the most exquisite accents.
Take a rickshow ride down the lanes of the quaint town of Chang Klan Road. Visit the famous Night Market, which is just minutes away, for a true flavour of local fare and pick up a souvenir or two. Then, let your kids experience the fun of riding the tuk-tuk back to the hotel.
Address: 89/8 Chang Klan Road, Muang, Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand
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If you’re a fan of street food, city walks, and street markets, Yangon downtown’s right up your alley. Not only is Sule Shangri-La, Yangon, conveniently located in downtown Yangon, it’s also near major tourist attractions like the Bogyoke Market (Scott Market), Sule Pagoda, China Town and colonial buildings.
A 10-minute drive from the hotel brings you and your family to explore the magnificent and historical Shwedagon Pagoda.
After a long day of touring with the family, the comfortable room complemented with elegant views of the river, lush tropical trees and shining pagoda, makes for a great respite.
Address: #223 Sule Pagoda Road, G.P.O. Box 888, Myanmar
At the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, experience a relaxing, worry-free tropical holiday for the entire family. Explore the century-old rain trees that accentuate the gardens surrounding the resort. Sign up for the many daily fun activities for you and your child from cooking demonstrations to treasure hunts, or some fun building sandcastles at the renowned Batu Ferringhi Beach right beside the resort.
And what’s a trip to Penang without visiting George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. Catch the complimentary resort shuttle down for a true Penang experience.
From a comprehensive indoor Adventure Zone complete with a playground and colourful large slides to the tranquil confines of an exclusive spa, kids and adults will be spoilt for choice.
Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
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The fact that Golden Sands Resort, Penang has several family-oriented awards under their belt speaks volumes.
Travelling with a young infant? No problem. Get a baby stroller from the friendly staff so you can free your arms while touring George Town or the Batu Ferringhi Night Bazaar. Mummies will thank the resort for their baby bottle sterilization and mother’s milk storage service as well. The slightly older kids get the special kids passport, which comes with a range of discounts and privileges like a complimentary souvenir t-shirt, complimentary lunch and snack, free ice cream, and three hours at the indoor playground, Adventure Zone.
Used up the three hours? Time to have some fun in the sun! Keep the kids happy at the Slash Pad mini waterpark as you soak in the outdoor Jacuzzi.
Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100, Malaysia
13. Hotel Jen Penang
Stay in the heart of George Town and have a multi-sensory vacation with your family that is filled with many family-friendly activities. Explore the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site with its Malay, Indian, Chinese and European colonial influences.
Watch a craftsman weave rattan traditional craft, go back in time to learn about the Baba-Nyonya heritage at Pinang Peranakan Museum, and relive the Khoo Kongsi building, the grandest clan temple around or rent bicycles while on your hunt for the many iconic wall murals
Penang is a food paradise that has much to offer hungry stomachs! Be adventurous and, when you’re sampling street food, always head for the spots that look popular with the locals. Sample local delights such as Char Koay Teow, Assam Laksa, Nasi Kandar and Chendol.
During the month of Ramadhan, get ready to sample the best of Penang in the many Ramadan Food Bazaars found around the city.
And after a long day of shopping, tasting the local fare, appreciating the traditional crafts, and snapping photos of the vibrant street art, kick back on the plush beds in our newly renovated rooms, where you can also people-watch the bustle of George Town’s streets below.
Address: Magazine Road, George Town, Penang, 10300, Malaysia
Set amidst a nature reserve with well-manicured landscape and outstanding views of the ocean, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu promises a quiet and tranquil – yet fun and adventure-filled vacation. Go on an educational journey at the Nature Interpretation Centre. Unique to the resort, it’s a priceless opportunity for you to learn about native flora and fauna as well as see Borneo’s wildlife in their natural habitat. You may even spot lesser-seen animals like the civet cat, slow loris, and flying foxes at their jungle walks and nocturnal watch! Look out for those Instagram-worthy spots for those perfect selfie shots.
For adrenaline junkies, make full use of the one hour complimentary Boogie Board and Ocean Kayak out in the open waters. Worried that this may not be kids-friendly for your young child? You’ll be happy to keep them at the resorts’ complimentary Kids Club, where they will be kept happily engaged with activities like Tribal Dance, Masking Painting, and Pony Rides – all under supervision.
Address: Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 89208, Malaysia
Perched on the tip of Borneo Island, the award-winning Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Kota Kinabalu is a great place for a fun-filled family holiday yet minutes away from the city’s shopping and commercial centres. The beach side cabanas are a perfect place to lounge, as the hypnotizing sound of lapping waves lull you into a state of Zen. Kids will absolutely love the water play area and pool. The theme-park-quality water slides and other fun facilities like water battle stations with water balloon launchers will even bring out the kid in you.
Witness the most beautiful Sabah sunset – which are magical, daily occurrences and often referred to as the most beautiful sunset in the world. Definitely an Instagram-worthy photo opportunity.
From the spectacular view of the mountains to the picturesque landscape of the crystal clear South China Sea waters and the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, there are plenty of stunning spots to capture photos for those once-in-a-lifetime family moments.
Address: No. 20 Jalan Aru, Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88100, Malaysia
Make your kids’ dream come true at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town, which is only a minute walk away from Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour. Make it more unforgettable with a stay in one of Jen’s themed Hello Kitty Rooms and Suites. Choose from three Sailor Hello Kitty rooms, three Oz Chapter rooms inspired by the magical Hello Kitty in Oz, and four Hello Kitty Pink Series rooms
Just a 10-minutes’ drive away is Legoland, which is, a place for the kids as much as the adults who are young at heart. Can’t get enough of adventure; head out to Austin Heights Water and Adventure Park for more family bonding time.
Why not bring the family shopping to Johor Premium Outlet, with 130 outlet stores, there is bound to be something for everyone
Or if you and your family just want to get away from it all, spend the day at Jen’s rooftop infinity pool. Overlooking the bay, the views over Puteri Harbour’s gently lapping waters are soothing; the food is delectable and sunsets heavenly.
Address: Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri, 79000 Johor Darul Takzim, 79000, Malaysia
Strike accommodation off your checklist
Where ever your family decides to go on a holiday, Shangri-La has just made it easier for you. With free meals for the kids and the 2nd room at 50% off, it’s now so easy to go on that well-deserved vacation for everyone.
Shangri-La School Holiday Offer
Book our Best Available rate with Breakfast and enjoy the following:
- Complimentary breakfast (for up to 2 Adults and 2 Children)
- Kids under 6 enjoy buffet meals at the all-day dining venues at no additional charge when accompanied by a paying adult, up to a maximum of 2 registered children per room
- Additional children under the age of 6 and all children who are 6 years of age or older but below 12 years of age will receive a 50% discount on the buffet price
- 2nd room at 50% discount when the first room is booked on the School Holiday Offer under the same booking for the same stay dates
- Complimentary Wi-Fi and in-room broadband Internet access
- Earn GC award points
- Complimentary admission to Adventure Zone, up to a maximum of 2 registered children per room, ages 5- 11 years old
- Complimentary admission to Kid’s Club
- Kids play free; limited to select non-motorized water sports equipment.
Go on; strike one thing off your checklist. One less thing to worry about.