I am a strong advocate of booking your family holiday accommodation direct. That’s not to say I don’t use a range of websites for research – and in doing so last week, I noticed something very interesting.
My aim was to go away for one night in Melbourne’s CBD with my two children for a special school holiday treat. An indoor or heated swimming pool was a must, as was an included hotel breakfast.
My initial search was for two adults. This is what came up – 40 properties with breakfast included:
Then I changed it to two adults and one child and this is what came up – the meals option no longer exists:
This really blew me away – the option for breakfast included was totally removed once you indicated a child was travelling with you. Do these properties not offer breakfasts for those staying with children? Or are they just not available through this booking website?
Personally, I would be more inclined to have breakfast in-house if it was offered free for the adults but I had to pay for my children. If breakfasst is not included, we usually end up at a local cafe instead.
For me, it is yet another reason to enquire direct when you book your holiday accommodation.
What do you think?