Friday, 1 April 2016

The Swissotel Sydney Children's Room

If you follow me on social media you'll know that we recently stayed at the Swissotel in Sydney which is centrally located on Market Street . We absolutely loved it. I have so much to say about it that I've decided to separate the blog posts into the children's room review, our room and the hotel overall. 

It was a no brainer that the first post should be of the kid's room. I'll fully admit I wasn't expecting great things from this room. I just assumed it would be a connecting room to our room with a few novelties for entertainment. Upon opening the bedroom door, I was about to be amazed.

The Swissotel describes their children's rooms as a place tailored to meet the needs of younger guests aged 2-12. Stocked with age appropriate dvd's, toys and games. 
Eva is now 3 so we were more than happy for her to stay in her own bed and in a room that adjoined ours. We knew we could keep an eye on her and that she would be perfectly safe whilst feeling like she had her own space on her holiday.

Eva was her usual over excited self when we made our way to our rooms. What was behind the door was about to blow her mind. She had the key to her paradise. The door opened to reveal a room fit for a princess. All of our jaws hit the floor in astonishment. I think it took Eva all of 2 seconds before she turned into childhood excitement overdrive. Cue, high pitched tone, lots of jumping, skipping, laughing, smiling and talking extremely fast.

The first thing we saw was a pop up circus tent, full of plenty of cuddly toys and a brightly coloured welcome sign on the wall. Then we moved our eyes around and took in the rest of the very large room. The room was a sensory overload with plenty of colours, textures and surprises in every area.


The 2 double beds were ladened with cute animal teddies which I thought was a lovely touch as immediately Eva was reminded of her bed at home. 





There was an adorable area on the floor which could be used by both Eva and Ophelia. There was a soft mat which was a map of the world, which had various baby and toddler toys on it. Both girls loved this little area.



There was also a child size table and chairs which had lots of colouring books, sticker books and pencils for creative fun.




There were dvd's in the room which were suitable for Eva's age group. I can't tell you how many times she watched Mulan whilst we were there but it's now one of her firm favourites.

 Another lovely surprise was a platter of treats with Eva's name on it. I thought this was a wonderful touch. It made her feel very special and quite grown up. Hubby and I sneaked a few treats when she distracted as they were rather tasty.


The mini bar was simply adorable. Instead of being stocked with the usual adult selection, it was replaced with teddy shaped biscuits and a selection of waters, juices and milks.



The wardrobe was very big so there was plenty of room to tuck away Eva and Ophelia's things. There was also a child size dressing gown in there which I thought was ridiculously cute.

The bathroom was brilliant. It was a good size and had a bathroom and shower. The towels and bathmats were all bright and cheerful. The bath tub looked irresistible to Eva and she couldn't wait to get in it. It was surrounded with bath toys and buckets and spades. She even had children's soaps and amenities. Something which I thought was very impressive was the fact that there were standing stools in there for Eva to be able to use the toilet and sink.


There was a travel cot for Opehlia which fitted well in the room. It certainly wasn't squashed in. Next to the cot was a lovely chair that was ideal for nursing her in comfort.

On the bedside table there was a nightlight, a children's map of Sydney and a passport for the hotel. The passport was a really cool idea. Eva had to gain stamps from various parts of the hotel such as from housekeeping, reception etc. 




For night-time there was a good selection of story books, which like the dvd's were all age appropriate.

All of us were blown away by how much thought and consideration was put into this room. Housekeeping at the hotel should be commended for such a fantastic job. The attention to detail was outstanding. They had literally thought of everything to make our lives as parent's easier and to make Eva's stay enjoyable and memorable. It was transformed into a place she wouldn't want to leave. We loved the fact that everything was age appropriate, from the dvd's to the amenities in the bathroom. 



The Swissotel really does care about making a stay at their hotel one of the best you will experience. We loved the idea that they create their rooms with everyone in mind. The fact that the kids room was so well thought out meant that we as parents were able to enjoy our own relaxing space next door. 

You really don't need to pack anything for entertainment for your children if you are staying here as it's almost a home away from home but with much more on offer. This makes this an ideal hotel for a stay as any place that helps me pack and carry less is top of my list. 

We would recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone. In fact we haven't stopped talking about it. It's the most family friendly hotel we have ever stayed in. We had an amazing time and we really didn't want to leave. They have resorts all over the world so make sure you check them out when booking your next trip. 

Keep your eyes peeled for our review of our 'adult' room and the hotel overall which is coming very soon.

**We were kindly given an overnight stay including breakfast in exchange for a blog review. All opinions are my own**




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40 comments:

  1. Wow! This really does look incredible. I've heard of kid friendly hotels before but this is just something else. I'm sure it's a memory that Eva will never forget. I'll kee this one in mind if we ever stay in Sydney as a family. It's also a fab location x

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  2. This looks amazing! I don't think we have anything like this in the UK, but if we do I am deffo checking it out! Hope you had a fab time x

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  3. That looks like the perfect place to stay, we need something like this here

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  4. Oh Kerry looks amazing. Never seen anything like it before, it's fab!

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  5. Wow this is incredible! I have never seen anything like this in the UK. It's like a home from home! xxx

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  6. Wow this looks absolutely gorgeous! It would be great if all hotels did this wouldn't it! x

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  7. This looks so fun! I can feel my inner 6 year old wanting to go there...

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  8. That room looks amazing! Perfect for people with children! My girls would love it!

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  9. Such a fantastically decorated room for little guests. It makes life so less stress free

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  10. This looks amazing! How fabulous that they have a room decorated for little ones - that is adorable :) H x

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  11. Omg! That room looks amazing. They seem to have thought of everything. My little girl would be in her ally marbles.

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  12. Wow. That's taking "child-friendly" to a whole new level. Brilliant!

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  13. I'm really impressed how much they went out of their way to make a "kiddie" room really special. Now that's what you call service :) I'd give that hotel five stars just for this reason :)

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  14. Not only does it look incredible, I read "The wardrobe was very big so there was plenty of room to tuck away Eva and Ophelia" ha x

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  15. Wow, I've never seen a kids room like that before, it's better than Toby's actual bedroom! Haha Glad you enjoyed your stay there, I was in backpacking hostels when I was in Sydney so a bit different!xx

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  16. A pop up circus tent in a kids room? Now that is what you call the coolest room I have ever seen!

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  17. A fabulous review of a fantastic place. Well sorted

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  18. Sydney has dependably been one of Australia's most famous destinations and is a most loved city for families. With such a large number of fascinating sights to see, increasingly individuals are finding the joys of Sydney for families. Whether you're a foodie, a shoreline fan, or outdoorsy, Sydney is among the best places you can visit - and the kids will love it as well.

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  19. What an incredible hotel room!! I love that they've thought about what kids want. Love that they get double beds x

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  20. You can tell alot of thought and passion has gone into creating a memorable experience, it looks fantastic! Marie ☺

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  21. WOW! This has really made me want to stay there. How good!! X

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  22. It looks amazing. I would love to stay somewhere like this. I think I would have trouble leaving the room. It's been really well thought out

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  23. Wow!! That truly is the best hotel I have ever seen, the children's room is out of this world!! I absolutely love it and would love there to be more hotels like this around xx

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  24. It looks amazing! If I stayed there I wouldn't like to leave :)n

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  25. wow I have never seen a room designed to this standard before my kids would want to move in and never leave

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  26. Fabulous room! Eva looks like she enjoyed it so much.x

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  27. Wow! How amazing, I have never known a hotel to cater so well for children to stay, my girls would be in heaven. I love Sydney and hope to return again with our girls X

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  28. Wow I can't believe how much thought and detail seems to have gone into the room. They must have really thought of everything, can't wait to see what the adult room looks like x

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  29. That's so cool, perfect for children to keep them entertained and feel at home in a kiddy decorated room. So unusual to see rooms quite like that.

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  30. Oh wow this looks so amazing! Not heard of it before, looks fab

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  31. Oh my gosh what an amazing hotel room! I love all the little attention to details, you can really tell so much thought has gone into this room. I have never seen anything like it before, I bet you all had a wonderful time x

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  32. Wow, what an amazing kids hotel room, I've never even heard of something like this before! Wish we were in Oz to visit!

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  33. WHOA, how amazing was that ROOM!!! I've never heard of anything like it before and after seeing this know that there should be more of them for sure! x

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  34. Oh wow seriously how amazing is this children room - talk about being family friendly this place is perfect for young kids!

    Laura x

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  35. This place is super cute! More hotels need to have rooms like this for children, it would be amazing! I don't blame you for sneaking some of those snacks when she wasn't looking, they look so good! Haha I totally would have done the same

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  36. Wow, this looks like such an amazing place to stay. It's not always easy staying in hotels with children, but they look like they have thought of everything! x

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  37. This looks superb, the attention to detail is amazing. I love the sweet platter and dressing gown too, little touches like that are so cute!

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  38. What else could be better for kids? Great place for kids and thanks for sharing.

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