1. Home entertainment packs
If you have young children, select a hotel that has toy boxes in the room. Yes, they do exist. That way, if little Harriet forgets to bring Barbie, nobody will drown in a tsunami of tears. Apollo bay accommodation provides toy boxes, upon request.
Doing cleaning on holidays is rather dull. However, it beats soaking your teenager's foul-smelling socks in the restroom sink. Each Medina Serviced Apartment has a washer and clothes dryer.
3. Free Wi-Fi
This is the holy grail for tweens and teenagers. Then, if they're all "wah wah" about leaving their pals behind, they can FaceTime/Skype/instant message them without damaging your holiday budget. Most hotels have a totally free connection in the foyer, however, check which ones include it in the space as well.
4. Peace and quiet
Is there anything worse than looking into a hotel, to a symphony of jackhammers next door? Or a disco? Possibly an all-night party? All Vibe hotels have double-glazed windows.
Not just any breakfast-- complimentary breakfast. Especially if it's a buffet. Call me tight, however, I like shovelling food down the kids' throats then grabbing some fruit from the buffet for lunch on the run.
6. Package Deals
Increasingly, hotels are providing lodging plus tickets to local tourist attractions as part of a "staycation". Medina Serviced Apartments Canberra has a 3inFun pack, while Novotels boast the Family Staycation brand.
A lot of kids worry without their family pets. Many of the BIG4 Holiday Parks are dog-friendly, so your furry good friends don't miss out on all the fun.
8. The beach
Is there anything much better than remaining on the beach in flashy beach cottages? That way, you can inform the kids to go and play in the traffic-- emergency room, I suggest, waves-- while you're nearby. Check out the Seabreeze Beach Hotel in South West Rocks, on the NSW mid-north coast, neglecting the calm waters of Horseshoe Bay.