Hotel breakfast included? Not with the kids

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:

Travelling as a couple - there are 40 breakfast included options for you.
Travelling as a couple – there are 40 breakfast included options for you.

Then I changed it to two adults and one child and this is what came up – the meals option no longer exists:

Got a child? Breakfast option disappears.
Got a child? Breakfast option disappears.

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?


Author: Amanda

Holidays with kids is a changing feast. With more than 12 years now under my belt, I am passing on what I have learned to help other parents plan their family holidays to make them as stress-free as possible.

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